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Chuck Joiner talks with the most interesting and influential people in the Mac industry, as well as the individuals who are out there making it happen on the front lines of the global Mac community.

Chuck Joiner talks with the most interesting and influential people in the Mac industry, as well as the individuals who are out there making it happen on the front lines of the global Mac community.
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Chuck Joiner talks with the most interesting and influential people in the Mac industry, as well as the individuals who are out there making it happen on the front lines of the global Mac community.






MacVoices #18078: Michael E. Cohen Helps You Take Control Of Pages On The Mac, On iOS, And On The Web

Michael E. Cohen and Take Control Books have released a new edition of Take Control of Pages, to bring it up to date with all new functions and capabilities that Apple has been bringing to the Mac, iOS, and online versions of the word processing/page layout program. Michael talks us through the re-write of Pages, some of his favorite features, and how it compares to other the components of other productivity suites. Looking for a feature that was moved or modified? Michael's book contains a...


MacVoices #18077: The MacJury - Education, Apple, Google, and How Much Security Is Too Much

Apple has an education-focused event coming up in Chicago, so it was perfect timing that The MacJury convened to discuss the topic of education from a tech perspective. Apple’s performance in the market, questions over Google’s entry and intentions with their push into school tech, and whether students need more or less security/privacy were all covered in lively fashion by the panel of Jeff Gamet, Kelly Guimont, and host Chuck Joiner. This edition of MacVoices is supported by our new...


MacVoices #18076: Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus Announces New Online Productivity Course

Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus has taken his push for productivity to another level, announcing his new Working Smarter for Mac Users online course. Bob talks about what you can learn in the course, why he advocates trying lots of different tips to see what works for you, and offers an amazing MacVoices-only discount. He also talk about his upcoming Macstock 2018 keynote, a new piece of gear, and more. This edition of MacVoices is supported by our new Patreon campaign. If you find value in...


MacVoices #18175: Noted Brings Audio Recording and Controls To Your Business or School Notes

There’s a new note-taking app on the scene, and it comes with some unique features. Vincent Loi of Digital Workroom discusses where the idea of Noted came, why audio is the basis for helping you get more out of your note-taking, and the controls they build in that you usually don’t find in note apps. He also explains their affordable subscription model. talks about some features are planned, and why Apple’s Marzipan project could make Noted even better. MacVoices Magazine, our free...


MacVoices #18074: Josh Centers Takes Control of Apple Home Automation

Internet of Things devices and automation are hot topics, and we’ve got the man who wrote the book. Josh Centers newest release is Take Control of Apple Home Automation, and he has plenty of tips and tricks for both beginners and those who have already started controlling their homes. Focusing on Apple’s HomeKit, Josh explains the advantages of making it the basis for your devices, what he recommends you start with, and delivers his Ten Commandments of Home Automation. This edition of...


MacVoices #18073: Jeff Carlson Updates Take Control of Lightroom CC

Jeff Carlson is back to discuss an update to his Take Control of Lightroom CC that helps us not only understand the differences between the flavors of the program, but also talks about some of the newly added features. Lightroom is the basis for so much of the Adobe photo product line, but some of their decisions have left users confused. Jeff makes sense of it, discussing date-and-time stamping, machine learning, and what Adobe is doing with the photos you trust to their cloud-based...


MacVoices #18072: Mark Fuccio on iPhone Sales, Spotify and Apple Music Subscriptions, and Dropbox

Mark Fuccio likes to dig into the facts behind the tech headlines, and joins us for our first Facebook Live show. Mark reveals his thoughts about the sales of iPhone iPhone X, what Spotify’s financials say about the long-term viability of the music streaming service, and why Apple Music is in a better position to be a long-term player. He also turns his attention to Dropbox, and what the changes they have made in their focus mean to the company. [audio...


MacVoices #18071: Josh Centers Takes Control of Apple TV Again

While Josh Centers has updated his Take Control of Apple TV to cover the latest hardware and software releases, that doesn’t mean that he isn’t paying attention to the competing devices. He shares his thoughts on what Apple has done right and not-so-right, but also talks about Roku, Amazon Fire, and the Google offerings. Whether Apple should produce an actual television, what the Apple TV remote is lacking, and Josh’s top picks for streaming video entertainment all get...


MacVoices # 18070: Jeff Carlson Takes Control of Your Digital Photos

In Take Control of Your Digital Photos, Jeff Carlson not only updates his existing Take Control book with a new title, but expands on his coverage of the topic by including both the Mac and Windows in the mix. Before explaining why, Jeff and host Chuck Joiner talk about the world of wedding photographers, but quickly move on to what’s new in this book, why digital photos represent a unique organizational challenge, and some of his recommended utilities to help you meet the...


MacVoices #18069: Update - 2018-03

In the March 2018 Update, Chuck updates the Patreon campaign, discusses the February schedule, and retires a long-standing piece of hardware. [audio src=""] Show Notes: Chuck Joiner is the producer and host of MacVoices. You can catch up with what he's doing on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn. Subscribe to the show: iTunes: - Audio in iTunes - Video in iTunes - HD Video in iTunes Subscribe manually via iTunes or any...


MacVoices #18068: Daniel Jalkut Discusses MarsEdit 4, and "Sweating The Details" of Software Development

Daniel Jalkut of Red Sweater Software provides a look at MarsEdit 4, his program that lets you create and edit blog posts offline. Some of MarsEdit’s new features, what blogging platforms are support and why (or why not), and how he is a user of his own software start out the conversation, but it quickly turns to the more philosophical aspects of software development. Daniel shares some thoughts on inspiration, feature prioritization, and why programming shortcuts are just that. [audio...


MacVoices #18067: Bryan Chaffin on Bitcoin Faucets, HomePod, and Apple's Communications Decisions

Bryan Chaffin of The Mac Observer is back to update and enlighten us on the world of Bitcoin in general, and Bitcoin faucets in particular. You can earn Bitcoins without investing anything more than your time with this option. Bryan explains how it works, and why he is still bullish on the idea of cryptocurrencies. Then, Bryan and host Chuck Joiner compare Apple HomePod expectations and experiences, and argue over what information and options Apple should and shouldn’t be giving...


MacVoices #18066: Briefing - A HomePod Stand To Prevent White Rings

Chuck offers his take on the HomePod white ring controversy, and a simple, very affordable stand that solves the problem. [audio src=""] This edition is supported by MacVoices Magazine, our free magazine on Flipboard that helps you do more with your Apple tech. Show Notes: Chuck Joiner is the producer and host of MacVoices. You can catch up with what he's doing on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn. Subscribe to the...


MacVoices #18065: Paul Kafasis of Rogue Amoeba Discusses Their New Farrago Audio Utility, and Apple's HomePod

Rogue Amoeba has a new audio product, Farrago, that has obvious uses for podcasters, and some not-so-obvious uses for anyone who needs sounds at their command. Paul Kafasis explains how this soundboard app can be used to trigger audio files with just a click for podcasts, live productions and more. Paul gives us a sample, and also covers some of the more unusual use cases users have found for it. Paul also discusses how their Airfoil app can be used with Apple’s new HomePod to give it...


MacVoices #18064: The MacJury's First Weekend with the HomePod

The MacJury panel of Michael E. Cohen, Mark Fuccio, and host Chuck Joiner braved a blizzard of Skype issues to discuss their first weekend with Apple’s new smart speaker, the HomePod. Starting with the first music played and preferred test tracks, the group discusses the HomePod’s sound and design, comparing it with other devices they have and dig deep into the issue of stereo from a mono speaker. Siri’s performance under normal listening conditions, what she can or can’t play for you and...


MacVoices #18063: The Latest Version of the MacVoices Mobile Video Rig

Chuck was looking to streamline and improve his mobile video rig for CES 2018, and did! In response to many requests (especially from CES attendees and exhibitors!) for information about what it was and how it worked, this walk through takes you from bottom to top, profiling each component, why it was chosen, and how it performed. Additions and changes from previous years include a new light source and a wireless mic option. MacVoices Magazine, our free magazine on Flipboard that helps...


MacVoices #18062: Mike Potter Talks About The Upgrades to Macstock 2018

Mike Potter is gearing up for this year’s Macstock 2018 conference, and gives us a preview of some of the changes and upgrades to this year’s event. A renowned keynote speaker, a new conference structure designed to give attendees more of what they want, at least one new evening activity are among the changes. In an exclusive announcement, Mike tells us about a special film screening that will also be part of the event, and how it came about through a Macstock presenter. This edition of...


MacVoices #18061: MacVoices Update - 2018-02

In the February 2018, Chuck wraps up the MacVoices CES coverage by answering a commonly asked question about the show, picking some of his favorites from the interviews recorded in Las Vegas, and provides a Patreon campaign update. Show Notes: Chuck Joiner is the producer and host of MacVoices. You can catch up with what he's doing on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn. Subscribe to the show: iTunes: - Audio in iTunes - Video in iTunes - HD Video in iTunes Subscribe manually...


MacVoices #18060: Joe Kissell Updates Books On Passwords and 1Password

Joe Kissell is back for his first appearance of 2018, and talks about new editions of two of his books that are important to anyone who uses a computer or online device of any kind. In Take Control of Your Passwords, Joe updates his advice on making your passwords as secure as you can, and with Take Control of 1Password, he delves into the latest updates to the password manager he (and host Chuck Joiner) use. For 1Password, new features such as Travel Mode help secure you while crossing...


MacVoices #18059: CES - PrivacyShield Provides Secure Blocking of Your Amazon Echo Device

We wrap up our CES coverage from Las Vegas with a visit to the Cone of Silence booth in Eureka Park to talk to Kyle Costello, Marketing, about their PrivacyShield device that provides on-demand privacy from the always-listening mics of the Amazon Alexa devices. By creating an air gap and filling it with white noise, and providing a visual cue for when engaged, you can be secure in having your confidential conversations without Alexa listening. Kyle covers how it works and when you can get...


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