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A technology podcast with an EVER so slight Macintosh bias. We cover gadgets and software, freeware, shareware, photography, security and we get pretty geeky at times. We welcome listener contributions and have a strong community who have named themselves the NosillaCastaways.

A technology podcast with an EVER so slight Macintosh bias. We cover gadgets and software, freeware, shareware, photography, security and we get pretty geeky at times. We welcome listener contributions and have a strong community who have named themselves the NosillaCastaways.
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A technology podcast with an EVER so slight Macintosh bias. We cover gadgets and software, freeware, shareware, photography, security and we get pretty geeky at times. We welcome listener contributions and have a strong community who have named themselves the NosillaCastaways.






NC #701 Two Troys and Backblaze, Cord Cutting Solutions, Fat Lady Sings for Google Plus

In this week’s show, we’ll start off with a little more fun about the 700th show last week. Then I’ll tell you a tale of two Troys, and how a problem with Backblaze uncovered a lost recording for the NosillaCast. Then I’ll actually let you hear the lost recording. After that, we’ll talk about the demise of Google Plus by Google themselves and where we might want to move our community.


NC #700 iPhone X vs XS Cameras, Mark Up Emails Without Third Party App, Security Bits

We put on our party hats (literally) to celebrate 700 episodes of the NosillaCast. Then I brag about how may latest video tutorial on iThoughts made it into ScreenCasts Online Magazine. I try to convince the audience that the iPhone XS is a logical purchase if you already have an iPhone X just on the basis of the camera. I've got a Tiny Tip on how to mark up emails on an iPhone or iPad without using a third party app. The Bart Busschots is back with Security Bits.


NC #699 Tale of Two MacBooks, Nuke & Pave Mojave, Podcasts Filling Apple Watch, Fifth iPad Pro

Steve Davidson brings us his wonderful "Tale of Two MacBooks". Then I'll walk you through how I do a "nuke and pave", also known as a clean install, of macOS Mojave. Claus Wolf brings us a warning about how podcasts can fill up your Apple Watch. I'll tell you about a bizarre caps lock bug on Mojave. Finally I'll regale you with the tale of how I had to return my 12.9" iPad Pro - for those counting it's my fifth under AppleCare.


NC #698 Series 4 Watch Sizes Compared, How Not to By Apple Products, First Impressions, Security Bits

This week I'll bring you all the maths on how to compare the different Apple Watch sizes. Then I'll tell you how I managed to find the worst way possible to order new Apple gear (hard to believe it but I outdid myself). Then Bart Busschots is back with Security Bits were he tells us about the cold boot attack, Apple's Anti-Fraud Trust Score, and the EU Copyright Act Amendments.


NC #697 Affinity Publisher Beta, Rowenta Fan, Scanner Pro, 10 Reasons to Get an Apple Watch

My iThoughts tutorial for ScreenCasts Online is up and I'm really proud of it. I give Affinity Publisher beta a first look. I've found the perfect fan - the Rowenta VU2660 (and I throw in a heat transfer lesson for free). I'll tell you how Scanner Pro from Readdle might make me not hate scanning. I've got 10 reasons to get an Apple Watch.


NC #696 TouchRetouch, Security Bits

Why you should subscribe to the Podfeet Press (it's for when I mess up the show). I was on Let's Talk Apple hosted by Bart Busschots, and Chit Chat Across the Pond was amazing with Dr. Kramer. Be sure to join the friendly and enthusiastic NosillaCastaways in the live chatroom during the Apple announcement at 10am Pacific Time on Wednesday at I've got a review of TouchRetouch from Adva-Soft to edit your photos from iOS. We've got a nice meaty installment of Security Bits...


NC #695A Melodics, QR Codes for WiFi Passwords, Ethics in Reviews, iPad Apps to Entertain a Toddler

The NosillaCastaways will be hanging out in the live chat room during the Apple announcement on September 12th at 10am Pacific time and we hope you'll join us. You can find the chat at Toby brings us a review of Melodics, an application for the Mac to help you control your MIDI devices. In Dumb Question Corner, Lynda Gousha asks how to make QR codes to help our guests get on our WiFi networks more easily. I dig deep and come up with three or four different ways, including...


NC #694 Fortnite Security for Android, Archisketch, Security Bits

We've got a pretty big discussion on Fortnite for Android and the decisions Epic Games made that affect user security. I talk about it in the show, we talked about it in Chit Chat Across the Pond with Robb Dunewood and Bart and I talk about it during Security Bits. I've got a review of Archisketch for iPad, and then Bart Busschots is back with another installment of Security Bits. We talk about a zero-day exploit on macOS, how Facebook is rating their users' trustworthiness, how Facebook's...


NC #693 AppDelete, Diagnosing Remote Networks, Raspberry Pi as a Web Server, MacAlly Lampcharge, Bash Script for ID3 Tagging

I was on the MacCast this week with Adam Christianson, Reggie Ashworth's AppDelete will live on without him, a great story about Steve's mom and how we remotely diagnosed a network problem she was having, Ed Tobias tells us how he created a web server out of a $35 Raspberry Pi, I got a MacAlly Lampcharge that is pretty fun. Finally I'll tell you the story of how I spent around 7 hours writing a script that will save me 15 seconds a week on editing my ID3 tags for Chit Chat Across the Pond.


NC #692 MacAlly MacBook Pro Charger, Excel and Numbers and Elapsed Time, Code-Free Automation Video, Security Bits

After last week's brain-bending segment on battery calculations, I'll give you three easy steps to follow that literally summarizes the entire segment. Then I'll explain why I tried to use Numbers when I wanted to use Excel and how I continue to be disappointed by Numbers. My CMD-D video is finally up from last year where I talked about Code-Free Automation. Then Bart joins us for another segment of Security Bits.


NC #691 Portable Battery Technology, Knightwise on Butterfly Keyboard Replacement, Jackery and RAVPower Battery Reviews

This week we dive deep into battery technology to figure out if a high-capacity battery can actually charge a laptop. Warning, you'll learn about Watts Law and other terms so it's a bit of a propeller beanie episode, but in the end you'll have the skills to decide which battery is right for you. We take a battery break by hearing from Knightwise as he brings his butterfly key MacBook Pro in for repairs at the Brussels Apple Store. Then we'll take a look at two portable battery packs, the...


NC #690 Sweet Setup Love for Keep It and Useful Workflow, Drobo Migration, Mind Map Productivity, Security Bits

The Sweet Setup shows some love for Keep It and has a fantastic Workflow to add an iPhone X frame to screenshots. I'll tell you about the (disappointing but ultimately successful) Great Drobo Migration of 2018. I promised the audio from my talk at Macstock Expo entitled "Mind Map Your Way to Productivity" and it's included in this week's show. And we've got Bart Busschots back with Programming By Stealth.


NC #689 Sylvania Smart Lights, Macstock Expo the People & Stuff I Learned, Everything is Fiddly in the Netherlands

The show starts off with Joe Dugandzic telling us about affordable smart lighting from Sylvania. Then I'll talk about the people of Macstock Expo, followed by stuff I actually learned during the sessions at Macstock Expo. Then we'll hear how everything is fiddly in the Netherlands for Helma, including fighting Apple IDs and monitors and docks.


NC #688 Parallels Update, Bellus3D FaceApp, Affinity Designer for iPad, Security Bits

We're off to Macstock Expo next week so the show will be 2 days late next week. In this week's show I'll explain why even though I'm retired, it was a really stressful week (and why). I'll tell you why Steven Goetz was only partially right when he said we need to make the Mojave Beta installer into an ISO to use it in virtual machine software. Then we'll talk about how you an make truly disturbing 3D video face scans with the free Bellus3D FaceApp for iPhone X. We'll talk about how the...


NC # 687 Who Ya' Gonna Call?, Jump Desktop, Belkin Stage, Virtual Machine to run Mojave

Dr. Garry is back in Chit Chat Across the Pond, George from Tulsa brings us a story he entitled, "Who Ya' Gonna Call? Try Allison!" Next, I'll tell you about Jump Desktop to control your Mac/PC from your iOS/Android devices. Dave Ginsburg of the In Touch with IOS Podcast tells us about the Belkin Stage for iOS and Android devices for giving presentations. Finally, I'll tell you about my adventures installing virtual machines to experiment and solve some problems with Mojave and why I'm an...


NC #686 Listening to Bart Pays Off, Instagram from a Computer, Security Bits

This week I'll tell you a tale of how all the knowledge Bart has been pouring on us really paid off this week, then I'll tell you how to play on from a real computer. Heck, I learned a lot of what I used there from Bart too! Then with even more Bart, we've got Security Bits and it's mostly good news!


NC #685 Rocket; PhotoBulk; Compression, Encryption and Archive; PSA on Photos After Accidents

In this week's show, you'll learn how to do emoji like the cool kids with Rocket app for macOS. You'll learn how to batch resize, rename and watermark images with PhotoBulk for macOS. Then we'll get even geekier while I explain the difference between formats for compression, encryption & archive. Then we'll finish things off with a public service announcement about why you might want to take photos if you're ever in an accident.


NC #684 MacBook Keyboard, HashPhotos, Security Bits

Thanks for giving us a few extra days with Steve's dad before publishing the show. We'll start out with a rant by me against everyone who has declared the butterfly keyboard on the newer MacBooks as bad, then I'll tell you about an amazing photo app for iOS called HashPhotos from BeyondF. Bart is back with another installment of Security Bits where he'll talk about the new USB restricted mode for our iOS devices, and then he'll talk about all the new security features Apple introduced at...


NC #683 Drobo 5N2, Wyze Cam Pan, WWDC Excited or Not

It's a nice long show but only a few topics this week. We'll start with a walk through what I learned testing the Drobo 5N2 network attached storage. It's not so much about the Drobo itself but more about the technologies involved. Then we'll talk about the new Wyze Cam Pan $30 security camera. Finally I'll tell you what I thought was interesting, exciting, boring, disappointing or just plain dumb in the announcements from Apple's WWDC keynote.


NC #682 Vectornator Pro, Tiny Tip to Dim Your Screen, Apple Heart Study, Security Bits

We'll be in the live chatroom during the WWDC Keynote - join us! I also hope you'll come to Macstock Expo in July, and to help it be more affordable use coupon code PODFEET. The free Vectornator Pro for iPad (and iPhone) is an amazing vector design program and I'll tell you all about it. Rick from Baltimore brings us an amazing Tiny Tip about how he uses the Accessibility shortcuts on his iOS devices to both dim his screen at night and turn on the magnifier. Steve Sheridan tells us all about...