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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.

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Episodes

NC NC #643 Episode 500 of Chit Chat, Galileo Offline Maps, TechMatte MagGrip Phone Mount, Security Bits

9/3/2017
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We celebrate the 500th episode of Chit Chat Across the Pond with Bart Busschots so I do a little retrospective on the origin of the show. Steve and I will be in the live chat room during the Apple announcement on September 12th at podfeet.com/live, so we hope you'll join us. I've got a review of Galileo Offline Maps and one of the TechMatte MagGrip phone car mount.

Duration: 01:28:47


NC #642 B2 Storage from Backblaze, Capturing a Total Eclipse, iPhone Forerunners, Parallels Toolbox

8/27/2017
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In what can only be considered prescient, Allister Jenks has a review of Backblaze's B2 log-term storage solutions right as CrashPlan bails on home customers. I'll walk you through how Steve managed to capture video and create an awesome photo of the total solar eclipse, while still enjoying the experience with minimal camera fiddling. Ryan Winkler joins us for the first time about two products I've recommended, Webcam Settings and the ATR2100 microphone. Allister comes back in with a talk...

Duration: 00:56:18


NC #641 Automation Madness, Podfeet iMessage Stickers, Security Bits

8/16/2017
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Allister Jenks has created new and improved Podfeet stickers for iMessage. I'll tell you how obsessed I've become with automation from AppleScript to Workflow to Keyboard Maestro. Then Bart is back with Security Bits where he'll regale us with news and things to watch out for, and tell us whether we're at the end of times because of recent research into DNA and computer code.

Duration: 01:24:35


NC #640 Nightshift and Invert Colors, CMD-D Conference, Split Screen on iPad for Books

8/13/2017
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In this week's show I start by playing you a VERY silly recording from Joe Dugandzic of http://smarterhomelife.com. Then I'll read you a rant by Chris Eschweiler about Night Shift and Invert Colors and I'll give him some good news. After that I'll regale you with tales of adventure about the CMD-D Conference hosted by Sal Soghoian. It was a blast and I can't wait to do more automation. Then I'll play you a question from Knightwise of knightwise.com about how to use both a mind mapping app...

Duration: 00:45:39


NC #639 Two Catastrophic Apple Problems Challenge Me, Security Bits

8/6/2017
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This is a bit of a different show - it's primarily the four part story of my saga dealing with two catastrophic failures with Apple in a single week. It's quite a tech story with a lot to interesting angles. After that Bart joins us with Security Bits.

Duration: 01:15:17


NC #638 Due for Mac, Tencro Boom Arm, Unsharp Mask, Byword, Memo, Apple Photos Alternatives, FoodStuff, RAV 4 Hybrid, Security Bits

7/30/2017
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In this special show guest-hosted by me, Bart Busschots, we'll start with some quick first impressions of Due for Mac from listener Helma, then I'll give you a quick review of my new Tenro mic boom, then we get to enjoy a conversation Allison had with Rob Wood about Unsharp Masks at MacStock, then I tell you about two Mac Apps I've recently started using, the Markdown editor Byword and the stickies app Memo, next listener Shai tells us about some of them alternatives to the Photos app and...

Duration: 00:58:20


NC #637 Macstock, Stump Stand, Apple IIe, Numbers for Meds, Security Bits

7/21/2017
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In this early show, I'll give you an out brief on Macstock 2017. I'll talk about the people and the presentations (and maybe a little bit about the parties). Then Sandy Foster joins us for a review of the Stump Stand for iPad and iPhone. Trevor Drover joins us with a fantastic tale of how he figured out how to hook an Apple IIe up to a current MacBook Pro to transfer disk images between the two for the National Library. Very cool story. Then Terry Austin tells us how he figured out that by...

Duration: 01:29:19


NC #636 - Password Playdate at MacStock 2017

7/18/2017
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I brag a bit about being a speaker at the CMD-D Conference, and then you'll get to hear the talk I did at Macstock Conference and Expo in Woodstock, Illinois last weekend. Password Playdate on Youtube: youtu.be/..., *Keynote* version of the charts, click here and Download *Powerpoint* version here.

Duration: 00:49:03


NC #635 Conversation of Things, Photo Albums People Want to See, Subscription Models for Software, Security Bits

7/9/2017
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I was on the inaugural episode of the Conversations of Things podcast with Joe Dugandzic. I'll explain how to make photo albums with Apple Photos that people actually want to see (spoiler, it's about keywords). I'll challenge some assumptions Bart Busschots made in his Let's Talk Photography podcast about subscription models for software. And Bart is back with another fine edition of Security Bits.

Duration: 01:05:37


NC #634 Ring Doorbell Mirror Mod, MacTracker for Resale Price, Mouse User Confession, New New 12.9" iPad Pro

7/2/2017
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Steve and I put our engineering heads together to modify the Ring Video Doorbell so we can actually see the doorstep. In another Tiny Tip, I explain how you can use Mactracker with bidvoy to figure out how at what price your Apple device might sell. Steve Sheridan comes in with a confession of how he actually likes the Magic Trackpad better than his mouse (and says I was right). I talk about the new new 12.9" iPad Pro and how happy I am to have it back in my life.

Duration: 00:25:04


NC #633 macOS Too New, Tiny Tip Delete Me, Affinity Photo for iPad Type 2, Security Bits

6/25/2017
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David Ginsburg of the In Touch with iOS podcast sent in a recording describing the unusual problem he had where Apple shipped him with an operating system actually newer than the one you can download. I've started a series called Tiny Tips, and the first one is why you should create a folder called Delete Me. I've got part 2 of my Affinity Photo for iPad review/walk through and then we've got Security Bits with Bart Busschots.

Duration: 01:10:00


NC #632 iPad Pro Saga Continues, Eyecatcher, Amp vs Receiver, Affinity Photo for iPad

6/18/2017
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Why I'm getting a FOURTH 12.9" iPad Pro (a story of AppleCare), Maria demonstrates iCatcher as a blind podcast listener, Steve answer's Jill's Dumb Question asking the difference between an amp and a receiver. I give you part one of my (hopefully two-part) review of the new Affinity Photo for iPad from Serif.

Duration: 00:47:25


NC #631 Blind Podcast Subscriptions, What You Can't Do Without Data, IT is Waste, Security Bits

6/11/2017
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Update on Ring and they're problematic app and website, Daniel Semro demonstrates how a blind person subscribes to a podcast. It's surprising what things you can't do without data (as I learned in the national parks last week). In response to Tim Jahr's question, I'll explain why I said during Chit Chat Across the Pond with Bruce Wilson that IT is waste. Claus Wolf asks for a change to the Amazon Affiliate Links and I grant that wish. Bart Busschots is back with another fabulous Security...

Duration: 01:30:56


NC #630 PowerBeats3 vs Jabra Sport Headphones, Yi 4K+ Action Camera, Sleep Tracking is Dumb, Anker USB Charger, Ikea Smart Lighting Plantronics Headset, Is it Safe to Click a Link?

5/31/2017
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Steve Sheridan compares two Bluetooth headphones, the new PowerBeats 3 against the older Jabra Sports, not as much on sound quality but on fit and Bluetooth connectivity. We've got our last interview from NAB 2017, with Yi about their 4K+ Action Camera (the guy called it a GoPro killler). I'll tell you why I think sleep tracking is dumb and Bart will tell you how an Anker 2 port USB charger solved his problem. Joe Dugandzic of Smarter Home Life will tell us about the new offerings from...

Duration: 00:54:56


NC #629 Rogue Amoeba Gold Standard, Ricoh Next Gen Theta S, QA for All the Things, Security Bits

5/28/2017
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Bart and I pushed out a new episode of Taming the Terminal in both the Chit Chat Across the Pond Taming the Terminal feeds. I'll tell you why Rogue Amoeba is the gold standard of customer support. Then we'll hear about Ricoh's next generation 360 camera. I'll then go on a rant of all of the quality assurance work I've done for so many companies in the last few weeks, including AirPods, iPads Pro, iPad Pro keyboards, Ring video software and website, Apple Watch activity sharing, Screenflow...

Duration: 01:48:08


NC #628 Dumb Question Corner, B&H Photo, GoPro Karma Drone, Hunting Black Bars of Doom

5/21/2017
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Chit Chat Across the Pond Lite and Programming By Stealth are both searchable now in iTunes, the Apple Podcasts app, along with Downcast, Pocketcasts and Overcast. I put out a call for help - I need recorded reviews some time next week for the following week's show because we're going on yet another vacation. Videos are now a button on the podfeet.com home page so you can get to them more easily and I explain how Helma helped me make that happen. In Dumb Question Corner I'll answer Rod...

Duration: 00:39:50


NC #627 12 Year Anniversary, 3 Chit Chats is Better Than 1, Akyumen Projector Smartphone, Cinamaker Multi-Cam Live Production, Security Bits

5/14/2017
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We have a huge show today. Steve's put out two more video interviews from NAB in Las Vegas, I've got a pretty big announcement about Chit Chat Across the Pond, and we've got another giant Security Bits with Bart Busschots. I told him maybe when there's such a big security news week we should call it Security Blobs! There are five Security Mediums in this episode. We'll talk about a remote code execution built in Intel CPUs, Bart will explain what can go wrong with two-factor...

Duration: 01:59:45


NC #626 Lacie Thunderbolt 3 dock, Google Loses Interest in its Phones, Call AppleCare, Brother Head-Mounted Monitor

5/7/2017
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Chris Ashley from the SMR Podcast was our guest on Chit Chat Across the Pond talking about the new Microsoft hardware and OS announcements this week, I did a deep dive into Finder modifications on ScreenCasts Online, and Bart Busschots had his debut on the Daily Tech News Show. We've got two NAB interviews. We talk with Lacie about their 2big Thunderbolt 3 doc with capacity up to 20TB. Then we learn about the Brother head-mounted HD monitor that allows videographers to be comfortable while...

Duration: 00:29:27


NC #625 ecobee3 Installation and Review, Quarterback for Live TV on a Phone, Don't Buy the TrackR, Security Bits

4/30/2017
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This week I'll tell you about my experience installing the ecobee3 and later in the show I'll review it. I'll tell you why even though it's awesome you shouldn't buy it. We'll have the first of our NAB 2017 interviews - Quarterback for Live TV on a phone. Then I'll explain why you seriously want to avoid buying the TrackR (not because it's awesome). Then we have a great episode of Security Bits with Bart Busschots. It's got four Security Mediums which gave us a lot to chew on.

Duration: 02:01:34


NC #624 Server Caching Bug, macOS Bugs Discovered, Sandman Clock, Nexus 5X Review

4/22/2017
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In this early show, we'll talk about how I figured out the true root cause of the problems in rendering the new podfeet.com theme (I was wrong last week). Then I'll tell you about how I discovered two actual bugs in macOS that no one else had ever reported, and how I made the senior advisor laugh. I've got a review of the awesome Sandman Clock from Palo Alto Innovations. Then I'll give you an Apple fan girl's review of the Android Nexus 5X from LG (it's more complimentary than you might...

Duration: 00:30:44

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