The Mac & Forth Show

With less than a week to go until this years WWDC we once again flex our predictive muscles and try to gaze into our crystal balls to see what Apple might have in store for this coming Monday. Matt takes the role of QuizMaster, so he doesn’t squirm so much when we ask him questions, and grills Barry and Karl who are joined by Mark Chappell (EssentialMac & Rampant Mumblings) and Adam Christianson (The MacCast) to see who knows most. Also, you, our dear listeners, can collectively challenge us by heading to our online quiz page. The results will be posted shortly after the events keynote.

Please take the time to participate in our WWDC 2015 Predictive Quiz at - http://bit.ly/WWDC2015quiz

And if you are in London on 8th June the why not head to LMUG for their WWDC 2015 Live Event. Click here for details.

Worth a Tweet:
Matt: ElevationDock3 - Aluminium iPhone 6+ Dock 
Barry: Canon Pixma MG7550 Printer
Karl: Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions
Adam: Flickr 

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The Mac & Forth Show 057 - Hey, Cortana

This week Matt, Ric and Karl are joined by Peter Bird (The Deeper Look Podcast) and GazMaz (The MyMac Podcast) to cast there gaze over the weeks Apple related news. Discussing such topics as Jony’s future, iMessage Bugs, Tiny Hotspots, Maps and Cortana before looking ahead to WWDC…Which Matt still can’t go to.

A Promoted Jony

A Message To Crash Them All.

Tiny HotSpots.

More Maps.

Hey Cortana!

Worth a Tweet:
Matt: OmniFocus 2 - Task management for Mac, iOS & Watch
Rich: Cake - Pay at restaurants and bars the easy way
Karl: NAVITIME Transit - London UK journey planner for tube, bus and flight
Peter: TripCase
GazMaz 1: All Aboard! The Canal Trip
GazMaz 2: LaCie d2 Thunderbolt™ 2

Additional links for The Macstock Conference & Expo and The Midwest MacBBQ

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This week Matt, Barry and Karl are joined by Mark Chappell (EssentialMac & Rampant Mumberlings Podcast) and Don McAllister (ScreenCastsOnline) to discuss and dissect the weeks Apple related news as well at point sharp pointy things at it. Also Karl finally has his Apple Watch but initially suffers a few woes straight out the box. 

Look! A new dock.

Shiny Macs. 

Bringing Home HomeKit.

Sorry Gene, no TV for you.

Location, location, close enough. 

Watch Woes.

Worth a Tweet:
Matt: Pennies – Personal Money, Budget & Finance Manager £2.29
Mark: iRig Mic Cast €39.99
Don: Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts £2.99
Chatroom (Simon): Growly Photo £Free

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The Mac & Forth Show 055 - Not Worth A Tweet

This week Ric returns to the fold to join Barry, Matt, Karl as well as Mark Chappell (EssentialMac & The Rampant Mumblings Podcast)  to mull over the weeks Apple and tech related stories. Plus one of the panel finally has their Apple Watch. 

MacBooks in Apple Stores, finally. 

Greenpeace likes green apple.

Apple beats Spotify?

A tracking too far.

Annoying Tweets. 

At last one of us has an Apple Watch. 

Worth a Tweet:
Karl: Twitterrific 5 for iOS
Matt 1: LUNATIK Epik for Watch - A rugged aluminium case and strap
Matt 2: Hub+ - a mini hub and iDevice battery for you new MacBook
Barry: Does Not Commute - Mediocre AB - Free
Ric: Fēnix 3
Mark: Edifier LUNA Eclipse E25 Bluetooth speakers

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The Mac & Forth Show 054 - She's Wearing It Wrong

On this week’s show Matt, Barry and Karl are joined by Peter Bird (The Deeper Look Podcast) and Mark Chappell (EssentialMac & The Rampant Mumblings Podcast) to discuss the weeks Apple related news. They do try to stay away from Apple Watch news for as long as possible…Honestly, they did try.

iFixit don’t rate the Macbook.

That Cheating App.

Is Matt going to WWDC?

Don’t trust that iMac.

Beyonce is wearing it Wrong.

Was it Bodged or not?

Worth a Tweet:
Karl: Halo: Spartan Bundle 
Matt 1: WatchAware
Matt 2: MacStock 2015
Barry: Star Wars Trailer
Peter: Pixelmator
Mark: The Microsoft Keyboard Universal Mobile Keyboard

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The Mac & Forth Show 053 - Bashed By Bieber

This week Matt, Barry and Karl and joined by Callum Petras and Richard Harkness (Human V2) to debate the weeks Apple related news. A few of the panel have now tried on the Apple Watch for real and they share their thoughts and opinions of their try on experience. Fortunately as it’s an audio show you don’t have to view their hairy wrists as they relive the experience.

It’s WWDC Party time.

Strapping it on our Wrists.

Watch Envy?

No Bands for us?

Going Gold in London.

Photo Woes.

Matching Beats.

Playlists for All.

Worth a Tweet:
Karl: Photos App
Matt: Watch Covers
Barry: PLEX for iOS
Callum: Orogo
Richard: Make MKV & iFlicks 2

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The Mac & Forth Show 052 - Look At The Price Of That Thing.

It’s nearly time for pre-orders of the Apple Watch. What will the guys be opting for or what will be making them hold off? This week Matt, Barry and Karl and joined by Callum Petras and Adam Christianson (The MacCast) to delve into the weeks news and share their views and opinions. 

Star Wars at Last.

Time for an Update?

The Reviews are out….Oh.

No HBO for you UK….Again.

How To buy an Apple Product…Updated.

You All Get 50% off…Unless you want Gold.

Worth a Tweet:
Karl: Opinion Podcasts – Record, Edit & Share
Barry: Dark Echo
Callum: Logitech Harmony Ultimate
Matt: CleanMyMac 3
Adam: Echoes
Chatroom: Office Lens

The Feed Link for the new Mac & Forth Show Moment - Click Here

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The Mac & Forth Show 051 - Velvet Rope

The gang is back to go through the weeks Apple related news (Watch) once again. Matt & Karl are joined by Mark Chappell (EssentialMac) and Callum Petras (who struggles with his virginal internet service through the show) and poke and prod everything Apple related they find.

AppleCare for Mums

Who was an April Fool?

Mini Apple Shops.

You are not worthy of 30 mins.

Cheap Watches in the USA…if in the UK.

Keeping Pace with the Watch

Trade in Time.

SSD go BIG.

Worth a Tweet:
Karl: PS4 Dual Shock Controller
Matt: Brik Case
Matt 2: Jot Script 2 Evernote Edition Stylus
Callum: Logitech Harmony Ultimate
Mark: Glympse

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The Mac & Forth Show 050 - MP-Pads

This week we are fully manned even though Ric is away on Paternity leave (congratulations Sir). Callum Petras and Mark Chappell (EssentialMac) join Matt, Barry and Karl to go over the weeks Apple related news and bring their usual slightly sideways look of the weeks headlines and events. 

MP’s Get iPads.

New Channels on ATV…Even For Us Brits.

Apple Opens It’s Wallet.

Anti-Anti-Virus.

Apple Watch Health Concerns.

Worth a Tweet:
Karl: THE BUMPER BY ACTIONPROOF: Protect The Apple Watch
Matt: All-In-One iPhone & Apple Watch Dock
Matt 2: Click - Apple Watch Aluminium Adapter
Barry: Mr Jump By 1Button
Callum: Crop on the fly
Mark: Blogo: A Desktop Blogging App For Mac with Evernote Support

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The Mac & Forth Show 049 - WineBook

After another week we have escaped once more to do yet another show. This week Ric, Matt and Karl or joined by both Alex G. Fox  and Guy Serle (The MyMac Podcast) to discuss the weeks news and share their opinions after a week of musing Apple recent announcements.

Also, as a special bonus the guys perform a live read of an episode of the upcoming podcast drama The Maltese Cube written by Guy Serle.

Purchase a Pixel

Watch Thoughts

Keeping Strapped.

A MacBook Decision.

Cook Makes An Offer.

Apple TV Coming Soon?….Please!!!!!

Worth a Tweet:
Karl: Bludio Bluetooth Headphones (reviewed on MicroTechMartin.com)
Matt: Bluesmart Luggage
Guy: Audio Convertor Pro
Alex: Miele

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