Mac Power Users

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Description

Learn about getting the most from your Apple technology with focused topics and workflow guests. Creating Mac Power Users, one geek at a time since 2009. Hosted by David Sparks and Katie Floyd.

Episode Date
Mac Power Users 435: Catching up with Don McAllister
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Don McAllister returns to talk about building a business around ScreenCastsOnline, building his team, delegation, project management, and more. We also talk chat travel and electric cars.
Jun 18, 2018
Mac Power Users 434: PDF Workflows
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Katie and David talk about the state of PDFs in 2018, how the PDF format has evolved, and best practices for creating, naming, managing and working with PDFs.
Jun 11, 2018
Mac Power Users 433: WWDC 2018
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David and Katie share their thoughts on WWDC 2018 including thoughts on iOS 12, macOS 10.14, tvOS and watchOS 5
Jun 05, 2018
Mac Power Users 432: MPU+: Walking Down The Hallway On The Internet
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David and Katie share what's on their minds this month including the end of the Airport Era, David's thoughts on the state of Notes apps including Bear and Apple Notes, surviving a house fire, thoughts on the iPhone X, Refurbs, and more.
May 28, 2018
Mac Power Users 431: Mac Maintenance
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Katie and David discuss best practices for keeping your Mac healthy including Mac maintenance tips, diagnosing common problems, getting rid of unnecessary files, maintenance utilities, and care tips.
May 21, 2018
Mac Power Users 430: Catching up with Marco Arment
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Marco Arment Returns to Mac Power Users to discuss the state of the Mac, the iMac Pro, Apple's laptops, Overcast, privacy, digital cameras and more.
May 14, 2018
Mac Power Users 429: iWork Deep Dive
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With the recent updates to iWork we thought it time to dive deep. We share the best uses for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. We discuss the pros and cons of the apps, collaboration, and try to tackle the question - can you get by with iWork alone?
May 07, 2018
Mac Power Users 428: MPU+: The Bedroom Episode
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This month on MPU+ David and Katie spend some time discussing bedroom tech, including what's on our nightstands and sleep tracking. We also discuss David's new backup strategy, Drafts 5, Returning a Lost iPhone, Apple's Education Event, and follow-up on Katie's lightning strike.
Apr 30, 2018
Mac Power Users 427: Creating the iPhone Field Guide
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David has written a new book - the iPhone Field Guide. In this episode, we discuss his latest project, the process of creating a multimedia book, the state of iBooks Author and more.
Apr 23, 2018
Mac Power Users 426: Workflows with Andy Ihnatko
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Writer, photographer, geek, and all-around nice guy Andy Ihnatko joins us this week while Katie attempts to avoid electrocution.
Apr 15, 2018
Mac Power Users 425: Web Browsers
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David and Katie dive into the topic of browsers. The browsers we use on Mac and iOS, reasons to look at third-party browsers vs staying with Safari, tweaking your settings, our favorite add-ons and companions services and more.
Apr 09, 2018
Mac Power Users 424: Workflows with Mike Schmitz
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Writer, podcaster, screencaster and avid bookworm Mike Schmitz joins us to talk about his quest to "push past average", become more productive, sleep better, read more and live a well-balanced life.
Apr 01, 2018
Mac Power Users 423: Workflows with Jocelyn Glei
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David chats with Jocelyn Glei of the Hurry Slowly podcast about killing distractions, disconnecting from our devices and getting more done by doing less.
Mar 26, 2018
Mac Power Users 422: MPU+: Low Power Mode, It Isn't Just For Phones
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Katie an David share what's on their mind this month including home security systems, the OmniFocus 3 beta, David's new love of paper, the HomePod, their favorite non-tech productivity hacks, and more. We also tackle listener questions and share tech we're playing with.
Mar 19, 2018
Mac Power Users 421: Business Workflows
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Katie and David share their favorite business workflows including managing email, calendaring, TextExpander tips, reducing paper, managing PDFs, billing, communicating and more.
Mar 12, 2018
Mac Power Users 420: Presentation Workflows
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Presentations are on our mind this week as Katie and David both prepare for talks at the ABA Techshow. We discuss workflows for planning a presentation, tips for making your slides, getting ready for the big day, dealing with nerves, and making sure your presentation goes off without a hitch.
Mar 05, 2018
Mac Power Users 419: iOS Settings
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There are hundreds of settings buried within iOS David and Katie talk through some of their favorite options and settings for tweaking iOS.
Feb 26, 2018
Mac Power Users 418: Workflows with Rose Orchard
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Rose Orchard joins us to discuss her transition from teacher to automator including creating workflows, maximizing efficiency on Mac and iOS, we discuss the Sonos One and the Apple HomePod, travel tips and more.
Feb 19, 2018
Mac Power Users 417: Workflows with Manton Reece
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Programmer and entrepreneur Manton Reece is here this week to share how he's using Apple gear to program and run his own business.
Feb 12, 2018
Mac Power Users 416: Consuming Content
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David and Katie revisit our workflows for consuming digital (and some analog) content. We discuss keeping up with blogs, magazines, books, spoken word, movies, television, news, and more.
Feb 05, 2018
Mac Power Users 415: John Siracusa Workflows and the Future of the Mac
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John Siracusa returns to the Mac Power Users to talk about his favorite workflows and apps. We also spend some time getting John's opinion about where the Mac is and where it is heading.
Jan 28, 2018
Mac Power Users 414: MPU+: This is What I Got
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Katie shares her struggles with APFS and High Sierra, David shares his workflow changes related to OmniFocus defer dates and his hyper-scheduling experiment. We answer listener questions relating to photo albums on the Apple TV, how we're using Evernote today, and tech organization. We follow-up new developments in home automation, scheduling, Qi Charging and more.
Jan 22, 2018
Mac Power Users 413: iPad Productivity
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In this episode, David and Katie share some of their favorite apps and workflows for getting work done on the iPad.
Jan 14, 2018
Mac Power Users 412: Stephen Hackett Returns
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Stephen Hackett returns to Mac Power Users to talk about his transition into video production, Internet automation, his home studio, audio and video gear, a new iMac and more.
Jan 07, 2018
Mac Power Users 411: 2017: A Pretty Good Year
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As we wrap up 2017 we take a look back at the workflows that worked for us in 2017 including paperless practice, writing workflows, cloud storage, hiring help and more. We also discuss the practices we intend to change in 2018, and gaze into the crystal ball and look at what we may expect from Apple in the year to come.
Dec 31, 2017
Mac Power Users 410: Workflows with Alex Cox
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This week Alex Cox from Cards Against Humanity shares her favorite hardware, software, and workflows for getting work done ranging from high-end video production to entertaining cats.
Dec 24, 2017
Mac Power Users 409: Holiday Tech
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"Deck the Halls with Ones and Zeroes." In this episode, Katie and David break down all the ways to use your technology for the holidays including smart decorations, streaming audio (and David's Yule playlist), managing parties with tech, recommended family-friendly Apple TV games, David's holiday card production workflow and Katie's envelope hacks, tracking gift giving, and setting up your network for visiting relatives and friends.
Dec 17, 2017
Mac Power Users 408: Revisiting Emergency Preparedness
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David and Katie revisit the topic of emergency preparedness. This can include everything from natural disasters, personal emergencies, accident or illness, technology failures and even happy emergencies. We share our for getting your tech prepared and how technology can help you weather the storm.
Dec 11, 2017
Mac Power Users 407: Workflows with Shahid Kamal Ahmad
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Game developer and former Sony executive Shahid Kama Ahmad shares his Apple hardware, software, and workflows for getting work done.
Dec 03, 2017
Mac Power Users 406: MPU+: It's Okay To Enjoy Both
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Gabe Weatherhead joins David and Katie to talk about his months-long experiment with the iPad Pro. We also tackle listener questions on dealing with spam, scheduling appointments, hard drive best practices, finding deals, traveling with a Mac, and Katie shares her thoughts on Star Trek Discovery.
Nov 27, 2017
Mac Power Users 405: 2017 Geek Gift Guide
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Katie and David are back with their annual holiday gift guide with plenty of nerdy picks for you and your loved ones.
Nov 20, 2017
Mac Power Users 404: More iPhone Photography with Austin Mann
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Austin Mann returns to discuss the state of iPhone Photography and David and Katie share their thoughts on the new iPhone X.
Nov 13, 2017
Mac Power Users 403: Workflows with David_Smith
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App developer and business owner David "Underscore" Smith joins us this week to share his favorite hardware, software, and workflows.
Nov 05, 2017
Mac Power Users 402: Home Automation with Robert Spivack
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The state of Home Automation is constantly changing. We bring in Robert Spivack, a consultant and installer, to discuss the various systems, standards, ecosystems and best practices,
Oct 30, 2017
Mac Power Users 401: More Big Questions
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It's time to clear out the big questions list again. In this episode, we cover strategy for buying an iPhone X, where we stand with AppleCare, the status of our dongles, iPhone storage options, presenting, the best voice-in-a-can solutions, and how we're using social media.
Oct 23, 2017
Mac Power Users 400: Four Things
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To celebrate episode 400, Katie and David share their four favorite things in a variety of categories. Including products, software and even MPU episodes.
Oct 16, 2017
Mac Power Users 399: Workflows with Merlin Mann
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This week for episode 399 our original workflow guest, Merlin Mann, returns to share how he's using his iPad(s), Mac, and that "voice stuff".
Oct 08, 2017
Mac Power Users 398: Creating 60 More Mac Tips
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Brett Terpstra joins us to discuss his new eBook and video series with David Sparks - 60 Tips Volume 2 and the revision to their original 60 Tips book. We discuss the new book and the workflows they used to create it.
Oct 02, 2017
Mac Power Users 397: More on iOS 11 and High Sierra
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In this episode, David and Katie continue to explain the new iOS 11 and High Sierra features along with their experiences and recommendations following their use of the beta versions of these new operating systems.
Sep 24, 2017
Mac Power Users 396: Apple Announcements and iOS 11 on the iPad
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David and Katie run down Apple's September 12th announcements including the Apple Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K, iPhone 8 and iPhone X. We also begin our discussion of iOS 11 starting with the best features for iPad users.
Sep 17, 2017
Mac Power Users 395: MPU+: It's Called Hermes
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In this feedback episode, Katie and David cover listener questions, must-have iOS utilities, tagging, automation, and more feedback. Finally, we discuss the Apple iPhone event scheduled for September 12.
Sep 10, 2017
Mac Power Users 394: Workflows with Dan Moren, the Novelist
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Dan Moren drops in to chat about his experience publishing his first novel. We talk about all aspects of writing a book, including planning, writing, finding and working with a publisher and marketing his book after publication.
Sep 04, 2017
Mac Power Users 393: 2017 Developer Roundtable
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In this episode, prominent App developers Ken Case, Greg Scown, and Dave Teare join us to talk about the future of macOS and iOS along with a few thoughts on the software business in 2017.
Aug 27, 2017
Mac Power Users 392: Must-Have iOS Utilities
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Following-up on our recent episode featuring utilities for the Mac; David and Katie decide to dive deep this week into their must-have utilities for iOS.
Aug 20, 2017
Mac Power Users 391: Workflows with Artist Jason Kimes
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Artist and geek Jason Kimes shares his favorite technologies and workflows for creating his sculptures.
Aug 13, 2017
Mac Power Users 390: Tagging with Terpstra
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Brett Terpstra (drink!) joins David and Katie this week to talk about the state of tagging on Mac and iOS. We discuss uses of tags, developing a tagging scheme, what you can do with tags, the turbulent history and hopefully bright future.
Aug 07, 2017
Mac Power Users 389: The Mac-Based Small Business
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Katie is about to celebrate her one-year business anniversary. In this episode, she shares the hardware, software, and workflows she's using to pull it off. There are also a few hippie parts.
Jul 30, 2017
Mac Power Users 388: MPU+: Don't Put Your Keyboard in the Dishwasher
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In this bonus episode, David and Katie chat with Apple Distinguished Educator and Musician Shirantha Beddage. We also answer questions on a variety of topics including lightning protection, starting a blog, how much iMac to buy, OCR accuracy, and follow up on Home Tech, must-have utilities and more.
Jul 27, 2017
Mac Power Users 387: Workflows with Rene Ritchie
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iMore Editor in Chief Rene Ritchie joins the Mac Power Users this week to share his favorite tools, apps, and workflows for getting work done.
Jul 23, 2017
Mac Power Users 386: Must Have Utilities
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Katie and David share some of their favorite utilities for Mac users.
Jul 17, 2017
Mac Power Users 385: Workflows with Kelly Guimont
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Writer, social media consult, and full-time geek Kelly Guimont joins the Mac Power Users to share her favorite Apple hardware, apps, and workflows.
Jul 10, 2017
Mac Power Users 384: Screencasting 101 with JF Brissette
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JF Brissette joins Katie and David to talk about the state of Screencasting on Mac and iOS, discusses the importance and uses of Screencasting, tools of the trade as well as tips and tricks.
Jul 03, 2017
Mac Power Users 383: More Education Workflows with Teddy Svoronos
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Harvard Lecturer Teddy Svoronos returns to talk about how he's using his Mac and iOS devices for giving presentations, some very clever iOS automation techniques, and academic writing. Teddy and David also share some of their favorite apps for making music.
Jun 25, 2017
Mac Power Users 382: Home Automation Update
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Katie and David review the current state of Home Automation and the technology they use in their homes. We also talk about our new iPads and wrap-up WWDC.
Jun 19, 2017
Mac Power Users 381: WWDC 2017
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With David in San Jose, he gives us a "boots on the ground" perspective of WWDC and we discuss the latest announcements from Apple's Developer conference.
Jun 09, 2017
Mac Power Users 380: MPU+: Maybe this will be obsolete tomorrow
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Ed Cormany joins us to talk about regular expressions, how it works and practical applications. On the eve of WWDC, we also cover lots of listener feedback including photo scanning, switching from Windows to iOS, privacy and the IOT, shared photo libraries and more.
Jun 04, 2017
Mac Power Users 379: Workflows with Liana Lehua
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Liana Lehua shares her hardware and software setup, apps, and workflow for television production. We also share our hopes and dreams for iOS 11 and other Apple products at this year's WWDC.
May 28, 2017
Mac Power Users 378: More iOS Hidden Features
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Clayton Morris returns to join Katie and David in sharing more underutilized iOS features, tips, and tricks.
May 21, 2017
Mac Power Users 377: Audio Media Managment
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This week David and Katie take a good look at dealing with audio on your Apple gear. Topics include traditional music management, the best streaming services and why David loves them, podcast management, and playing audio in your car and home.
May 14, 2017
Mac Power Users 376: Notifications!
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Myke Hurley joins Katie and David to discuss notifications. We discuss how notifications have become a problem, dealing with distractions and wrangling the various notifications to optimize our devices.
May 08, 2017
Mac Power Users 375: More Big Questions
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This week David and Katie cover some big questions including the Workflow app, secure cloud storage, email sharing, moving data, managing your network, and how they scan. Also, we learn that under no circumstances will David get access to Katie's Synology.
May 01, 2017
Mac Power Users 374: iPad Sensei - Federico Viticci
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We catch up with Federico to discuss how he became an "iPad Guy", some of his favorite tips, tricks, and workflows on iOS, where there's still room for improvement, the future of iOS and more.
Apr 23, 2017
Mac Power Users 373: Home Tech Support
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A lot of Mac Power Users find themselves transformed into the job of IT manager for friends, family, and even co-workers. In this episode we dive deep on the best IT management tools how to get (and get out) of that job.
Apr 16, 2017
Mac Power Users 372: Workflows with Dr. Drang
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Our favorite snowman returns! We discuss the evolving definition of "pro" and "power user" as well as new workflows for managing text, creative uses for Keyboard maestro, managing Apple Mail and the Doc dives into the iPad.
Apr 09, 2017
Mac Power Users 371: MPU+: A Smoking Presentation
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There is lots of feedback this time including listener questions, more on tin foil hats, calendar tips, maps, feedback, and how Katie's last presentation was smoking hot.
Apr 02, 2017
Mac Power Users 370: Automation with Sal Soghoian
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Sal Soghoian, the father of automation on the Mac, joins Katie and David to discuss the state of Mac an iOS automation. Sal discusses the history of Automation on the Mac, the possibilities for Automation on iOS and the tools and languages available to put the power in the hands of the user.
Mar 27, 2017
Mac Power Users 369: Workflows with Composer Michael Whalen
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Emmy award winning composer and artist Michael Whalen joins us to talk about his 68+ Macs and how he's been making music with Apple technology since 1984.
Mar 19, 2017
Mac Power Users 368: Living in a Tin Foil Hat World
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Security and data privacy is a growing concern in our society. David and Katie put on our tin foil hats for this episode and discuss some of the best practices that can be implemented today for protecting your data from prying eyes.
Mar 13, 2017
Mac Power Users 367: Getting Productive with Michael Hyatt
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New York Times best-selling author Michael Hyatt joins in this week to share some ideas about technology and productivity.
Mar 05, 2017
Mac Power Users 366: Catching up with Brett Terpstra
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Brett Terpstra is back to that about his gear, his newfound love of the Apple TV and Apple Watch, the state of Automation, Apps for Nerds, and going independent.
Feb 27, 2017
Mac Power Users 365: Maps and More
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Katie and David break down what's good and what's bad about the leading map, navigation, and location apps.
Feb 19, 2017
Mac Power Users 364: The Calendar Show
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David and Katie dive deep into calendars and discuss the various cloud calendar services, sharing, calendar apps, best practices, and scheduling services.
Feb 13, 2017
Mac Power Users 363: Workflows with IT Specialist Ivan Hemmans
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Ivan Hemmans manages Macs, PCs, and a lot of iOS devices. He joins us this week to share some advice for manageing your home and work networks and devices. Ivan also frequently presents and has some great tips for speakers.
Feb 05, 2017
Mac Power Users 362: MPU+: No Other Tea
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We answer questions on a variety of topics including sending email later, managing a 16GB iPhone, RSS workflows, and more. We follow-up on DevonThink, the iPad as a Mac replacement, task management, personal cloud and share listener workflows, tips and tricks.
Jan 30, 2017
Mac Power Users 361: Hidden iOS Features with Clayton Morris
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This week Clayton Morris joins us to talk about some of our favorite unused and hidden iOS features. Good stuff.
Jan 22, 2017
Mac Power Users 360: Workflows with Charles Perry
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Charles Perry, one of the organizers of the Release Notes conference, joins us to talk about turning his passion into a business, then a podcast, then a successful conference and the tools and logistics behind all of it.
Jan 16, 2017
Mac Power Users 359: Big Questions
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Katie and David cover some of the most common listener questions from the Mac Power Users email archive including backing up photos, task overload, Apple IDs, cold storage backup, moving your iTunes library, the differences between tasks and calendar items, and more.
Jan 08, 2017
Mac Power Users 358: Gabe Weatherhead Returns
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Gabe Weatherhead returns to the show. We discuss OmniFocus Automation, follow-up on DEVONThink, discuss privacy in the wake of cloud services, the iPad as a computer for a child and more.
Jan 02, 2017
Mac Power Users 357: Workflows that Worked in 2016
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Katie and David share some of their favorite new workflows from 2016.
Dec 25, 2016
Mac Power Users 356: A Fresh Look at DEVONthink
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Stuart Ingram joins Katie and David to take a fresh look at DEVONthink. We discuss what's new with the service, workflows and organization, machine learning, setup, sync and more. Thanks to MPU listener <a href="https://twitter.com/thescarbro">Jigar Talati</a> for help with the shownotes this week!
Dec 19, 2016
Mac Power Users 355: The iPad as a Mac Replacement
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David gave up his laptop and went iPad only for several months and now shares both the joy and the agony. Thanks to MPU listener <a href="https://twitter.com/thescarbro">Jigar Talati</a> for help with the shownotes this week!
Dec 11, 2016
Mac Power Users 354: MPU+: A Christmas Wish
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Katie and David follow-up on listener questions and feedback. Topics include direct attached storage, auto-mounting volumes, iPad mini vs. Pro, recording Keynote presentations, using WeMo and MyQ with HomeKit and feedback on managing subscriptions, gift ideas and the new MacBook Pro.
Dec 08, 2016
Mac Power Users 353: Setting Up a New Mac
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Katie (and David!) dive deep on setting up a new Mac and share their thoughts on the new MacBook Pro. #Katieisnotimpressed
Dec 04, 2016
Mac Power Users 352: Workflows with Ian Byrd
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Ian Byrd is a former teacher and professional speaker who shares his workflows and tips for giving full-day lectures and workshops, writing, video production and more. Thanks to MPU listener <a href="https://twitter.com/thescarbro">Jigar Talati</a> for help with the shownotes this week!
Nov 28, 2016
Mac Power Users 351: 2016 Holiday Geek Gift Guide
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Katie and David share some of their favorite geek gift ideas for that special person in your life this holiday season … or maybe even yourself.
Nov 20, 2016
Mac Power Users 350: Accessibility Workflows with Shelly Brisbin
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Shelly Brisbin stops by to talk about Accessibility and gives us a run down of the various Accessibility features and options available on Mac and iOS, how they can be used, what developers can do to make their Apps more accessible and how we can help friends and family use these features.
Nov 14, 2016
Mac Power Users 349: MPU+: A Corn-u-copia of Nerdiness
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Katie and David have a lot of feedback this month on the iCloud vs. Dropbox debate, macOS Sierra, more on the new MacBook Pro, and Katie is super-excited about her VESA mount.
Nov 10, 2016
Mac Power Users 348: Managing Subscriptions
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In this new App economy it seems more and more apps and services are going to a subscription pricing model. We talk about subscription pricing generally, tips for taming your subscriptions and the subscription services we use.
Nov 07, 2016
Mac Power Users 347: New MacBooks!
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Katie and David weigh in on Apple's "Hello Again" event and the new MacBooks.
Oct 28, 2016
Mac Power Users 346: Casey Liss: App Programmer
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Casey Liss returns to MPU to talk about his new gig, how his Mac and iOS workflows have changed, gear for geek parents and how he uses his Synology NAS. Thanks to MPU listener <a href="https://twitter.com/thescarbro">Jigar Talati</a> for help with the shownotes this week!
Oct 24, 2016
Mac Power Users 345: Cloud Wars: iCloud and Dropbox
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Katie and David are joined by David Chartier to discuss whether or not Dropbox and iCloud are up to the task of cloud-based file storage. Thanks to MPU listener <a href="https://twitter.com/thescarbro">Jigar Talati</a> for help with the shownotes this week!
Oct 16, 2016
Mac Power Users 344: MPU+: Hello, Computer
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The "Live" show has been renamed MPU+. We discuss what to do with Macs that Sierra has left behind, the problem with "free" software, Network vs. Direct Attached storage, listeners share their feedback on Amazon and tips for using Ulysses and Scrivener. We also learn how to print to PDF from Apple Mail and much more. Thanks to MPU listener <a href="https://twitter.com/thescarbro">Jigar Talati</a> for help with the shownotes this week!
Oct 10, 2016
Mac Power Users 343: Workflows with Serenity Caldwell
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iMore writer and artist Serenity Caldwell joins the Mac Power Users to talk about the iPad, Mac, the new iPhone, and artist workflows. Thanks to MPU listener [Jigar Talati](https://twitter.com/thescarbro) for help with the shownotes this week!
Oct 03, 2016
Mac Power Users 342: macOS Sierra
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Katie and David dive deep into the new features of macOS Sierra and discuss best practices for upgrading and some major incompatibilities. We also discuss the new watchOS. Thanks to MPU listener <a href="https://twitter.com/thescarbro">Jigar Talati</a> for help with the shownotes this week!
Sep 26, 2016
Mac Power Users 341: iOS 10
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Katie and David break down the new iOS 10 update for iPhone and iPad. Thanks to MPU listener <a href="https://twitter.com/thescarbro">Jigar Talati</a> for help with the shownotes this week!
Sep 18, 2016
Mac Power Users 340: GTD Workflows with Mike Williams
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Mike Williams, President and CEO of the David Allen Company joins Katie and David to talk about the GTD methodology, the tech he uses to get things done, implementing the 5 steps and common pitfalls and solutions. Thanks to MPU listener <a href="https://twitter.com/thescarbro">Jigar Talati</a> for help with the shownotes this week!
Sep 12, 2016
Mac Power Users 339: iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2
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Katie and David break down Apple's announcements at its September 7 Keynote including iPhone 7, Apple Watch Series 2, and all of Katie's favorite games.
Sep 08, 2016
Mac Power Users 338: Scrivener and Ulysses
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David and Katie dive deep on fiddly writing apps Scrivener and Ulysses. We talk about how these apps work, their features, the good, the bad and the best use cases. Thanks to MPU listener <a href="https://twitter.com/thescarbro">Jigar Talati</a> for help with the shownotes this week!
Sep 05, 2016
Mac Power Users 337: Workflows with Father Gabriel
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Catholic priest and geek, Gabriel Mosher, joins us to explain how he uses technology to get his work done. Topics include time and attention, research and writing, presentations, and project management.
Aug 28, 2016
Mac Power Users 336: iPhone Productivity
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David and Katie share some of the most efficient productivity tasks and apps appropriate for the iPhone. Topics include calendars and contacts, email, task management, scanning, writing, and additional utilities for productivity.
Aug 21, 2016
Mac Power Users 335: Workflows with John Voorhees
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David and Katie chat with John Voorhees about software development and writing for MacStories all while juggling a busy day job.
Aug 15, 2016
Mac Power Users 334: MPU Live: "She Can't Take It Anymore, Captain!"
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Victor Cajiao discusses all the steps of producing a modern music album, we help troubleshoot an accidentally reformatted hard drive, discuss password schemes, using a ScanSnap for photos, share listener feedback on our Special Event and Keynote shows, discuss options for Evernote and share listener tips.
Aug 08, 2016
Mac Power Users 333: The Amazon Lifestyle
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Katie and David dive deep in this one on the Amazon lifestyle. There are so many different services and features available from Amazon. Who can make sense of them all? Katie and David do in this episode. Thanks to MPU listener [Jigar Talati](https://twitter.com/thescarbro) for help with the shownotes this week!
Jul 31, 2016
Mac Power Users 332: Other Uses For Keynote
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Keynote is a great app for giving presentations but it can do so much more. This episode explores many uses for Keynote beyond presentation day. Thanks to MPU listener [Jigar Talati](https://twitter.com/thescarbro) for help with the shownotes this week!
Jul 25, 2016
Mac Power Users 331: Stephen Hackett: Collector of Macs
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Mac user, collector, and … yes … YouTuber Stephen Hackett joins in to explain essential cloud-based services used to run the Relay Network, his growing collection of Macs, and his photo and video workflows. Thanks to MPU listener <a href="https://twitter.com/thescarbro">Jigar Talati</a> for help with the shownotes this week.
Jul 17, 2016
Mac Power Users 330: I'm not familiar with "Wookieepedia"
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David and Katie catch up on listener feedback. Ruben shares how he uses his MPU workflows on his work PC, we discuss merging Apple IDs, cleaning up after being scammed, follow-up on iOS photography, family tech support and listeners share their tips and tricks.
Jul 11, 2016
Mac Power Users 329: Special Event Tech
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Katie and David talk through the tech required to plan and put on a special event. Topics including project planning, audio and photo slideshow workflows, and websites and social media.
Jul 03, 2016
Mac Power Users 328: iOS Email
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David and Katie go back to email specifically to discuss the state of iOS email clients, the various email apps they've used, what they like, what works, what doesn't and how they're managing email on iOS.
Jun 27, 2016
Mac Power Users 327: Family Tech Support
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Mac Power Users are often the family tech guru. In this episode, Katie and David walk you through helping family members buy, setup, and maintain their Apple hardware. They also include their lists of 10 things you should do for family member's Macs, iPads, and iPhones.
Jun 19, 2016
Mac Power Users 326: WWDC 2016 Special
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In this special edition of Mac Power Users, David and Katie discuss the announcements from Apple's World Wide Developer Conference including watchOS 3, tvOS, macOS and iOS 10.
Jun 14, 2016
Mac Power Users 325: The Third Rail
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David and Katie chat with Jerrod Maruyama about using his Mac for digital illustration, we follow-up on Hazel workflows and Apple Notes, discuss uses for the Apple Pencil, give an update on personal finance software and listeners share their tips, tricks and reviews.
Jun 09, 2016
Mac Power Users 324: iPhone Photography with Jeff Carlson
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Jeff Carlson returns to discuss iPhone photography and why so many people are ditching their cameras to go iPhone only. We discuss tips for taking the best shots with your iPhone and third party apps and gear to enhance your photos.
Jun 06, 2016
Mac Power Users 323: Clayton Morris Talks Tech
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This week Fox broadcaster Clayton Morris returns to the Mac Power Users to talk about the technology he's most excited about. Topics include using Apple Notes for research, the utility of Clayton's Apple Watch, the emergence of iOS, and how to save your WiFi and your marriage all at once. Thanks to MPU listener <a href="https://twitter.com/thescarbro">Jigar Talati</a> for help with the shownotes this week!
May 29, 2016
Mac Power Users 322: Cleaning Up with Hazel
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David and Katie dive deep on Mac automation assistant Hazel, discuss how to get started and ideas for file and document based automation and give ideas of how they're using the program. David also announces a new MacSparky Video Field Guide. Thanks to MPU listener <a href="https://twitter.com/thescarbro">Jigar Talati</a> for help with the shownotes this week!
May 23, 2016
Mac Power Users 321: Geeking Out with TJ Luoma
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Geek, preacher, and all-around-nice-guy TJ Luoma joins us to talk about using an off-site Mac mini, rolling your own backup, workflows for preachers, and TJ's new secret project that will update your Mac software for you.
May 15, 2016
Mac Power Users 320: Always Good Advice
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David and Katie share listener tips and feedback on a variety of topics including backup workflows, securing your technology and menu bar applications. We also answer listener questions and follow-up on the 9.7" iPad Pro.
May 12, 2016
Mac Power Users 319: Teaching Workflows with Teddy Svoronos
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Harvard PhD candidate, lecturer, and geek of the first order Teddy Svoronos joins us to talk about the innovative ways he's using Keynote and video to teach statistics to Harvard graduate students and his workflows for tracking research and big writing projects on the Mac and iPad. Teddy also makes the case for iCloud storage over Dropbox.
May 09, 2016
Mac Power Users 318: Backing Up
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David and Katie revisit the important topic of backup. We dive deep on the various options for Mac and iOS, discuss the different types of backups and explain how to build a comprehensive backup strategy.
May 02, 2016
Mac Power Users 317: Myke Hurley: Collector of iPads
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Myke Hurley returns to the podcast to talk about how he's increasingly using his iPad Pro(s) to get work done and his workflows for running the business end of the Relay FM podcast network.
Apr 24, 2016
Mac Power Users 316: Locking Down Your Technology
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David and Katie run down options for securing your tech and staying safe online. We cover securing your iOS devices and Macs as well as discuss best practices for passwords, email, web browsing and locking down your online profiles. Thanks to MPU listener <a href="https://twitter.com/thescarbro">Jigar Talati</a> for help with the shownotes this week!
Apr 17, 2016
Mac Power Users 315: Best of the Menu Bar
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In this week's episode, David and Katie cover some of their favorite Mac menubar apps and Mac today view widgets.
Apr 11, 2016
Mac Power Users 314: Trials and Tribulations of Katie's iPad
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David and Katie chat with Joe Buhlig about the importance of task review. We also discuss the growing concern with Mac malware and scams, follow-up with listener feedback on our notes and contacts show and share listener tips and tricks. We also discuss the 9.7" iPad Pro and Fantastical 2.2
Apr 07, 2016
Mac Power Users 313: Update on iPad and Education
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David and Katie are joined by Fraser Speirs to discuss the current state of iPad and education, and evaluate the 9.7" iPad Pro vs the iPad Air 2. Thanks to MPU listener <a href="https://twitter.com/thescarbro">Jigar Talati</a> for help with the shownotes this week!
Apr 04, 2016
Mac Power Users 312: Notes Shootout
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Katie and David discuss their note-taking workflows on Mac and iOS and the different options available, including plain text, Apple Notes, Evernote, OneNote and others. Thanks to MPU listener <a href="https://twitter.com/thescarbro">Jigar Talati</a> for help with the shownotes this week!
Mar 27, 2016
Mac Power Users 311: Switching from PC to Mac
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Katie and David discuss the pros, cons and strategies for switching from a PC to a Mac. They're joined by special guest James Coleman, an IT consultant who has helped businesses and individuals make the switch.
Mar 21, 2016
Mac Power Users 310: One Year Indie with Jason Snell
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David and Katie check in with Jason Snell to see how things are going one year into life as an independent publisher.
Mar 13, 2016
Mac Power Users 309: I Haven't Discounted The Possibility That You're Crazy
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David and Katie dig through extensive listener feedback, tips and workflows on Mail and Contacts. David reviews the Amazon Echo. Katie shares her experiences with the iPad Pro.
Mar 10, 2016
Mac Power Users 308: Workflows with Ben Thompson
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David and Katie chat with Ben Thompson about how business strategy impacts technology, living and working in Asia and global views on the mobile market, and the upcoming March 2016 Apple event. Thanks to MPU listener <a href="https://twitter.com/thescarbro">Jigar Talati</a> for help with the shownotes this week!
Mar 07, 2016
Mac Power Users 307: 20 under $20
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Katie and David share 20 of their favorite Mac Apps under $20 each.
Feb 29, 2016
Mac Power Users 306: Tackling Contacts
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David and Katie revisit the issue of contacts including the various cloud services, new options for contact management on the Mac and iOS, and tips for capturing and cleaning up your contacts.
Feb 22, 2016
Mac Power Users 305: Travel Tips with Amateur Traveler Chris Christensen
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Katie and David talk with Chris Christensen of the Amateur Traveler and This Week in Travel Podcasts about how to find the best travel deals and taking the pain out of travel. Thanks to MPU listener <a href="https://twitter.com/thescarbro">Jigar Talati</a> for help with the shownotes this week!
Feb 15, 2016
Mac Power Users 304: Looking for a Solution that Doesn't Cost $1,000
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David and Katie tackle listener questions on a variety of topics, follow-up on interesting uses of Plex for home media, and discuss Day One 2.0 with guest Bradley Chambers.
Feb 11, 2016
Mac Power Users 303: Email Clients and Workflows
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Katie and David discuss best practices for managing email as well as the state of third party email clients for Mac and iOS and how to make Mail.app better through the use of plug-ins and third party services. Thanks to MPU listener <a href="https://twitter.com/thescarbro">Jigar Talati</a> for help with the shownotes this week!
Feb 08, 2016
Mac Power Users 302: Our Gear - 2016 Edition
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Answering a frequently asked listener question, David and Katie recap the technology gear they regularly use at home and work, including a review of their Macs and iOS devices and what's on their desks. Thanks to MPU listener <a href="https://twitter.com/thescarbro">Jigar Talati</a> for help with the shownotes this week!
Jan 31, 2016
Mac Power Users 301: Fitness for Geeks
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Liana Lehua returns to the show to discuss physical fitness for geeks with David and Katie. Topics include choosing and achieving fitness goals and apps and gadgets that can assist on the road to better health and fitness.
Jan 25, 2016
Mac Power Users 300: #MPU300
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Myke and Stephen turn the tables on David and Katie to celebrate the 300th episode of the show featuring questions from MPU listeners. Thanks to MPU listener <a href="https://twitter.com/thescarbro">Jigar Talati</a> for help with the shownotes this week!
Jan 18, 2016
Mac Power Users 299: Plex
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David and Katie are joined by guest Todd Olthoff to dive deep into the Plex media center. We discuss what Plex does, how to install and get up and running, best practices for setting up a Plex library, features of the service, our use of Plex and more.
Jan 11, 2016
Mac Power Users 298: More of a Mythology than a Science
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Laura McClellan from The Productive Woman podcast stops by to discuss tips for getting started for the new year. We follow-up on listener questions related to tagging email, when to use TextExpander, Hazel, and Keyboard Maestro, Journaling, Do Apps from IFTTT, a SwiftText, and more. David and Katie also discuss "The Movie" Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Caution: Spoilers!)
Jan 07, 2016
Mac Power Users 297: iPad Productivity Apps
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Starting off the new year, David and Katie run down their favorite apps for being productive on the iPad. Thanks to MPU listener <a href="https://twitter.com/thescarbro">Jigar Talati</a> for help with the shownotes this week!
Jan 04, 2016
Mac Power Users 296: 2015: Year in Review
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Katie and David recap 2015 and share their favorite tech products and services as well as news of note. They also discuss what they hope to see in 2016.
Dec 28, 2015
Mac Power Users 295: Workflows with Shawn Blanc
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Shawn Blanc returns to the show to talk about his new Focus Course and leading a more focused life, productivity planning and shares some of his favorite tools for writing and creating. Thanks to MPU listener <a href="https://twitter.com/thescarbro">Jigar Talati</a> for help with the shownotes this week!
Dec 20, 2015
Mac Power Users 294: Workflows with Mike Vardy
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Mike Vardy of the Productivityist drops by to chat with Katie and David about his iPad Mini workflows, presentations, making over meetings, virtual assistants, and productivity through simplicity.
Dec 14, 2015
Mac Power Users 293: It Kinda Is Rocket Science
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PhD Physics Student Chelsea Cook joins David and Katie to talk about the state of accessibility on iOS. We discuss Family Sharing and how it may not be right for all families and answer listener questions on a variety of topics.
Dec 10, 2015
Mac Power Users 292: Buying and Selling Apple Devices
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Looking to buy a new Apple device? Considering buying something used? Want to sell your old device? David and Katie run down options on preparing a device for sale, what to look for when buying a device used and how to protect yourself. We also discuss options for buying new devices.
Dec 07, 2015
Mac Power Users 291: Focusing on iPad
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David and Katie discuss the various models of iPad, choosing the right device, and how the iPad and our use of the device has evolved over the years.
Nov 30, 2015
Mac Power Users 290: 2015 MPU Geek Gift Guide
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The holidays are almost upon us, that means it's time for our annual Geek Gift Guide episode. David and Katie share some of their favorite gift ideas for the geek in your life.
Nov 23, 2015
Mac Power Users 289: The New Apple TV
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David and Katie discuss the new Apple TV including their use, tips and tricks and thoughts on the Future of TV.
Nov 16, 2015
Mac Power Users 288: Traveling to the Land of Crocodiles and Alligators
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David and Katie are joined by Christal Allen-Harrahill to talk about the benefits of using a virtual assistant. We follow-up on Launchers, note applications and alternatives, we share listener tips and answer questions on a variety of topics.
Nov 12, 2015
Mac Power Users 287: Automation and More with Brett Terpstra
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Mac mad scientist, Brett Terpstra, joins David and Katie to talk about his experience working as an indie Mac Developer, new Mac automation techniques and getting started with scripting.
Nov 09, 2015
Mac Power Users 286: Launcher Smackdown
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Katie and David take an in-depth look at currently available keyboard launchers for the Mac including Spotlight, LaunchBar, and Alfred.
Nov 02, 2015
Mac Power Users 285: iPhone Photography with Austin Mann
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David and Katie chat with photographer Austin Mann about the iPhone as a professional camera. We also announce the sale of MPU T-Shirts. Thanks to MPU listener <a href="https://twitter.com/thescarbro">Jigar Talati</a> for help with the shownotes this week!
Oct 26, 2015
Mac Power Users 284: Optimize Your Mac
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From tweaking system settings to third party utilities, Katie and David discuss their tips for enhancing your experience and making your Mac your own. We also share details of our upcoming MPU Meet-up in Orlando next month.
Oct 19, 2015
Mac Power Users 283: Videos and Growing a Business with Adam Lisagor
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Adam Lisagor returns to the show to chat about how his video production team has grown from working out of a spare bedroom to a large team and the challenges and opportunities this presents. Thanks to MPU listener <a href="https://twitter.com/thescarbro">Jigar Talati</a> for help with the shownotes this week!
Oct 12, 2015
Mac Power Users 282: MPU Live: Making It Up As We Go Along
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Mark Metzger joins us to chat about File Maker, we also talk about cleaning up iOS, follow-up on Office 365 accounts and Google Docs, discuss Mac/PC hybrid setups, hear from a virtual assistant, share listener tips and tricks and Katie shares her experiences with the iPad Air 2.
Oct 08, 2015
Mac Power Users 281: The state of Siri and Dictation on Mac and iOS
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David and Katie tackle the best options for using your voice to dictate text and perform tasks on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad.
Oct 04, 2015
Mac Power Users 280: El Capitan
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David and Katie discuss what to expect with Apple's latest operating system, El Capitan, their favorite new features and tips for upgrading.
Sep 28, 2015
Mac Power Users 279: Word Processor Smack Down
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David and Katie compare the current state of word processing on the Mac and iOS.
Sep 21, 2015
Mac Power Users 278: iOS 9 and New Apple Hardware
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In anticipation of iOS 9's release this week David and Katie discuss their experiences and favorite features of using the new OS. They also can't help a little discussion of Apple's latest announcements. Thanks to MPU listener <a href="https://twitter.com/thescarbro">Jigar Talati</a> for help with the shownotes this week!
Sep 14, 2015
Mac Power Users 277: MPU Live: Was That A Rabbit Hole?
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Victor Cajiao of the Terra Tech Podcast joins us to talk about his love of audio. Follow-up on listener feedback related to running Mac based small businesses, emergency preparedness and answer questions on a variety of topics including data limits, syncing files, managing storage, and listeners share their tips for syncing contacts, extending your Mac's warranty and working more efficiently.
Sep 10, 2015
Mac Power Users 276: Workflows with Matt Alexander
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Matt Alexander joins Katie and David to discuss how a tech geek becomes and entrepreneur and uses his skills as a founder and CEO of multiple successful businesses. Thanks to MPU listener <a href="https://twitter.com/thescarbro">Jigar Talati</a> for help with the shownotes this week!
Sep 07, 2015
Mac Power Users 275: Optimize Your iPhone and iPad
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Katie and David discuss various ways you can optimize your iOS experience. From wrangling notifications to extending battery life we run through a number of tips and tricks for creating a better experience when using your iPhone or iPad. Thanks to MPU listener <a href="https://twitter.com/thescarbro">Jigar Talati</a> for help with the shownotes this week!
Aug 31, 2015
Mac Power Users 274: When To Upgrade
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David and Katie discuss upgrading Mac and iOS devices. When is the right time to upgrade your hardware, software, what are option for buying new and when can you extend the life of your existing device. Thanks to MPU listener <a href="https://twitter.com/thescarbro">Jigar Talati</a> for help with the shownotes this week!
Aug 24, 2015
Mac Power Users 273: Workflows with Jonathan Mann
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Jonathan Mann (a.k.a. Song a Day Mann) lends his musical talents to the podcast this week. Jonathan talks about working as an indie songwriter and how he creates a new song each day. Thanks to MPU listener <a href="https://twitter.com/thescarbro">Jigar Talati</a> for help with the shownotes this week!
Aug 17, 2015
Mac Power Users 272: Mac Based Small Business
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It's been several months since David went solo. He shares how he created a home-based Mac small business and his workflows for staying productive while wearing many hats. Thanks to MPU listener <a href="https://twitter.com/thescarbro">Jigar Talati</a> for help with the shownotes this week!
Aug 10, 2015
Mac Power Users 271: MPU Live: What's the Worst Thing That Could Happen?
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We talk with Kent Newsome about working in a "locked down" office, we also discuss Amazon's Echo, listener travel tips, two factor authentication apps, Omni Focus workflows, sharing tasks, referenced photo libraries and answer listener questions on a variety of topics
Aug 06, 2015
Mac Power Users 270: Workflows with Christina Warren
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Special Guest Christina Warren joins David and Katie to talk about her work as an Apple journalist. We use the backdrop of the Apple Earnings Call to discuss her workflows as well as her thoughts on Apple Music. Thanks to MPU listener <a href="https://twitter.com/thescarbro">Jigar Talati</a> for help with the shownotes this week!
Aug 02, 2015
Mac Power Users 269: Emergency Preparedness for Geeks
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We all face emergencies from natural disasters, personal emergencies, accident or illness and even death. David and Katie share their tips for getting your tech prepared and how technology can help you weather the storm.
Jul 27, 2015
Mac Power Users 268: Travel Hacks with Liana Lehua
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Liana Lehua joins us to talk about how her job as a producer for media events takes her around the world and the travel hacks she's picked up along the way.
Jul 20, 2015
Mac Power Users 267: David Wain's Film and Television Workflows
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Writer, Director, Actor, and Producer David Wain joins us to talk about how he uses Apple technology to produce films and television including his new Netflix series, Wet Hot American Summer. We also talk about David's challenges with the Photos application. Thanks to MPU listener<a href="https://twitter.com/thescarbro"> Jigar Talati</a> for help with the shownotes this week!
Jul 13, 2015
Mac Power Users 266: MPU Live: #askmpu
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We cover a wide range of listener questions this week from backup to travel tips. We also discuss strategies for keeping machines in sync, Mac CRMs, task management, the Photos.app and share tips for home automation, getting around bandwidth limits and more.
Jul 09, 2015
Mac Power Users 265: Apple Music
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David and Katie take a look at the recently released Apple Music service.
Jul 06, 2015
Mac Power Users 264: Workflows with John Gruber
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Katie and David sit down with John Gruber of Daring Fireball to discuss the origins of his site, how he finds and publishes the news and how he uses his Mac and iOS. Thanks to MPU listener<a href="https://twitter.com/thescarbro"> Jigar Talati</a> for help with the shownotes this week!
Jun 29, 2015
Mac Power Users 263: Rethinking Task Management with Kourosh Dini
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Psychiatrist, musician, geek, and author Kourosh Dini guests to explain why managing tasks is so hard and, with that knowledge, how to use technology to get work done. Thanks to MPU listener<a href="https://twitter.com/thescarbro"> Jigar Talati</a> for help with the shownotes this week!
Jun 22, 2015
Mac Power Users 262: Thoughts from WWDC 2015
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David comes to us from WWDC to recap the announcements of the next generation for OS X, iOS, watchOS and Apple's new Music Service as well as discuss community events around the developer conference.
Jun 15, 2015
Mac Power Users 261: MPU Live: My Machine Just Kernel Panicked
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Jeff Richardson of iPhone JD joins David and Katie to chat about the Apple Watch, we follow-up on Dropbox,Photos.app and photo workflows meal planning, DevonThink, DevonThink, storing items locally without sacrificing drive space and travel tips.
Jun 11, 2015
Mac Power Users 260: Creating and Running a Nonprofit with Jean MacDonald
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Jean MacDonald, founder of App Camp For Girls joins Katie and David to talk about her experiences creating a nonprofit. Jean discusses the genesis of App Camp, generating community support, the logistics of running, funding and marketing.
Jun 08, 2015
Mac Power Users 259: Workflows with Christa Mrgan
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Katie and David sit down with Christa Mrgan to talk about creating user interfaces, getting started in design, music and the upcoming Layers conference.
Jun 01, 2015
Mac Power Users 258: Early Impressions of The Apple Watch
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We've had our Apple Watches for a couple of weeks now. Katie and David discuss how they're using the watch and how it fits into their workflow so far. Thanks to MPU listener<a href="https://twitter.com/thescarbro"> Jigar Talati</a> for help with the shownotes this week!
May 25, 2015
Mac Power Users 257: Workflows with Merlin Mann: Episode VI
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Merlin Mann returns for his annual visit to Mac Power Users. We discuss hardware and software updates and if it's necessary to keep up the latest and greatest, Merlin's growing use of iOS over Mac OS, and kids and technology use. Thanks to MPU listener<a href="https://twitter.com/thescarbro"> Jigar Talati</a> for help with the shownotes this week!
May 18, 2015
Mac Power Users 256: MPU Live: I Think Your Bus Just Left
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This episode is packed with listener feedback and tips. We talk with Deron Bos about the benefits of digital meal planning, follow-up on DEVONThink workflows, discuss our RSS feeds, managing small SSDs, resources for a new iPhone user, better fonts for iOS and David discusses his new MacBook. Thanks to MPU listener<a href="https://twitter.com/thescarbro"> Jigar Talati</a> for help with the shownotes this week!
May 14, 2015
Mac Power Users 255: Photos.app and Photo Management
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David and Katie dive deep on Apple's new Photos.app for the Mac and discuss how this changes workflows for photo management. Thanks to MPU listener<a href="https://twitter.com/thescarbro"> Jigar Talati</a> for help with the shownotes this week!
May 11, 2015
Mac Power Users 254: Reviewing GTD with David Allen
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David Allen returns to Mac Power Users to chat with Katie and David about the re-release of his book Getting Things Done and discuss the philosophy and science behind GTD. Thanks to MPU listener<a href="https://twitter.com/thescarbro"> Jigar Talati</a> for help with the shownotes this week!
May 03, 2015
Mac Power Users 253: Life on Mars
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David and Katie chat with Dr. Ross Lockwood about the workflows he used while spending four months as part of a NASA-funded simulation studying what it would be like for humans to live on Mars. We're also announcing the end of our run on 5by5 and the show's future. Thanks to MPU listener [Jigar Talati](https://twitter.com/thescarbro) for help with the shownotes this week!
Apr 27, 2015
Mac Power Users 252: Five Essential Web Services
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David and Katie run down their top five web services for Mac Power Users to boost productivity. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Apr 17, 2015
Mac Power Users 251: DEVONthink
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David and Katie are joined by Gabe Weatherhead (aka MacDrifter) to take a deep dive in to DEVONthink, a powerful document and knowledge management app for the Mac. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Apr 13, 2015
Mac Power Users 250: MPU Live: We're Just Getting Started...
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Katie and David are celebrating 250 episodes. This week we're joined by Brett Bruney to discuss scanning on the go, we follow-up on LaTex, RSS and cord-cutting. We also address listener questions about splitting iTunes accounts, merging contacts, scheduling time to complete tasks and share listener tips about automating a home webcam, using Keyboard maestro, and sending automating reading RSS feeds.
Apr 10, 2015
Mac Power Users 249: Tech and the Family
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Katie and David are joined by Dan Moren, co-author of The Connected Apple Family to discuss making all your technology work in the family. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Apr 05, 2015
Mac Power Users 248: Revisting Cutting the Cord
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It's been more than three years since Katie ditched her pay TV service. This week Katie and David are joined by Bradley Chambers to discuss life as a "cord cutter", advantages and disadvantages, entertainment devices and services and the future. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Mar 30, 2015
Mac Power Users 247: The Onslaught Revisited
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David and Katie revisit the current state of RSS and Read it Later services Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Mar 23, 2015
Mac Power Users 246: Workflows with Eddie Smith
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Eddie Smith drops by to talk about life as an Actuary and the tools he uses to help students prepare for Actuary exams. Including culling through thousands of pages of reference material using DevonThink, creating equation-rich study guides with LaTeX and brining it all together with keynote to create video tutorials. At the end of the show we also sidetrack into a discussion of the new MacBooks and Apple watch. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Mar 16, 2015
Mac Power Users 245: MPU Live: My Neighbors Think I'm Completely Insane
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David and Katie discuss Smart Folders with guest Joel Anderson. We also follow-up on texting workflows, managing large scans and OCR quality, journaling, compare Launch Center Pro and Workflow, talk about monitoring your home network usage, debate smart lighting, help a listener assemble media for a family legacy project and discuss the Apple Watch.
Mar 11, 2015
Mac Power Users 244: When Bad Things Happen
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David and Katie discuss what to do when the worst things happen to your tech. We'll discuss malware, compromised passwords, stolen devices and more and what what you can do to prepare now to be ready when disaster strikes.
Mar 09, 2015
Mac Power Users 243: Workflow.app
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David and Katie dive deep into the new Workflow.app and discuss how it's a game changer for iOS Automation and provide sample workflows.
Mar 02, 2015
Mac Power Users 242: Troubleshooting with Joe Caiati
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David and Katie talk with former Apple Genius Joe Ciati about troubleshooting your Mac. We discuss removing adware, explain Activity Monitor and Console, how to diagnose hardware and software problems and when you can attempt to fix something yourself and when its time to call a pro. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Feb 23, 2015
Mac Power Users 241: iCloud in 2015
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David and Katie discuss the state of iCloud in 2015, where you should trust it, where you should take a pass, how it integrates with other services and peek at the new Photos.app.
Feb 16, 2015
Mac Power Users 240: MPU Live: Auto-Magically, with Kenny G
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David and Katie talk with Bonni Stachowiak, a professor at Vanguard University about providing better feedback, they also follow-up with listener comments about financial management apps, clarify FileVault, share their thoughts on antivirus, discuss upgrading your Mac with an SSD and share listener tips and tricks. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Feb 11, 2015
Mac Power Users 239: Workflows with Adam Christianson
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Katie and David sit down with Adam Christianson of the Maccast podcast, one of the first Mac podcasts, to talk about his history with Apple, life as a programer, experiences through the years podcasting and Mac User Groups. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Feb 09, 2015
Mac Power Users 238: 10 Apps and 10 Utilities For Your Mac
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David and Katie run down their ten must have Mac Apps and 10 utilities for any Mac Power User
Feb 02, 2015
Mac Power Users 237: Catching Up with John Siracusa
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John Siracusa returns to Mac Power Users to update us on how his workflows have changed and life as an iPhone owner. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Jan 26, 2015
Mac Power Users 236: Managing Digital Finances
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David and Katie talk best practices and discuss the various tools available to manage your finances online. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Jan 19, 2015
Mac Power Users 235: Workflows with Stephen Hackett
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Katie and David sit down with Stephen Hackett of 512pixels.net to discuss his previous life as an Apple Genius, how he juggles a day job, Relay.fm and being Editor-in-Chief of the Sweet setup with his family life, his love of old Macs and more. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Jan 11, 2015
Mac Power Users 234: MPU Live: Control-Space is Wrong
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In our monthly feedback show David and Katie talk about auditing your accounts with guest Bradley Chambers, quitting Family Sharing, follow-up on PDFs, discuss applications for money management, and share tips for managing RSS feeds on the go, sharing an iTunes library, managing photos and videos, preserving two-factor authentication codes, discuss the Evernote Stylus, family journaling options and more. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Jan 07, 2015
Mac Power Users 233: Family Tech Support
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Katie and David discuss tools and techniques to help you provide tech support to your friends and family and encourage tech independence. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Jan 05, 2015
Mac Power Users 232: Looking Back, Looking Forward
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Katie and David look back on the tech related events in the year that was and what they're most looking forward to in the year to come. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Dec 29, 2014
Mac Power Users 231: Sticking It to the Man with Jason Snell
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David and Katie sit down with Jason Snell, now an independent technology writer and podcaster, to talk about how his workflows have changed. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Dec 22, 2014
Mac Power Users 230: The Power of PDFs
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David and Katie discuss the power of PDFs with Ernie Svenson (aka "Ernie the attorney). Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Dec 15, 2014
Mac Power Users 229: MPU Live: I don't do the Costanza thing
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David and Katie touch base with Todd Olthoff to talk about OS X Server under Yosemite, we follow-up on iOS Apps, Email and answer listener questions about NAS, home media center, preserving family memories and more
Dec 11, 2014
Mac Power Users 228: Rocket Science with Skip Owens
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David and Katie chat with NASA Scientist Skip Owens about how he uses his Mac to put rovers on Mars. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Dec 08, 2014
Mac Power Users 227: Our iPhone Home Screens
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David and Katie share the apps they currently have on their iPhone home screens and why.
Dec 01, 2014
Mac Power Users 226: Workflows with Manton Reece
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David and Katie list down with developer Manton Reece to talk about creating Mac and iOS apps, Twitter and App.net, collaborating with others and more. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Nov 23, 2014
Mac Power Users 225: 2014 Geek Holiday Gift Guide
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David and Katie share the items on their wish lists as well as thoughts for gifts for the geek in your life in their Annual Holiday Geek Gift Guide.
Nov 16, 2014
Mac Power Users 224: The Email Problem
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David and Katie once again tackle the ongoing problem of email including tips for how to manage an overflowing email inbox. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Nov 09, 2014
Mac Power Users 223: MPU Live: It's So Choice...
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David and Katie chat with Mike Rhode about his new book, the Sketchnote Workbook. David talks about his latest purchase. We also follow-up on a number of topics including academic workflows, goal setting security and share listener tips and answer questions. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Nov 06, 2014
Mac Power Users 222: Workflows with Myke Hurley
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David and Katie sit down with Myke Hurley of Relay.fm to talk about creating his new podcast network, the tools he uses for creating his podcast, juggling multiple jobs and why he finally decided to go full time with Relay.fm. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Nov 03, 2014
Mac Power Users 221: Academic Workflows with Aleh Cherp
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David and Katie talk academic workflows with Professor Aleh Cherp about the tools he uses for scholarly research, writing and teaching. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Oct 27, 2014
Mac Power Users 220: Yosemite
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David and Katie talk about the new features of OS X Yosemite and getting ready for the update.
Oct 20, 2014
Mac Power Users 219: Getting Things Done with David Allen
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David and Katie are joined by special guest David Allen, author of Getting Things Done, to talk talk about the GTD method and how GTD works in the digital age. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Oct 13, 2014
Mac Power Users 218: MPU Live: A Festival of Skeuomorphism
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We're joined by Luke Soules of iFixit to talk about iPhone 6 repairability and follow-up on our own experiences with the iPhone and iOS 8. We also discuss security concerns and FileVault, review listener feedback and workflows in education and review tips on a variety of topics including uses for TextExpander, automated filing services, travel. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Oct 08, 2014
Mac Power Users 217: iOS Automation with Federico Viticci
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Federico Viticci of MacStories joins us to talk about the state of automation with the new enhancements of iOS8. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Oct 06, 2014
Mac Power Users 216: iOS 8 Developer Roundtable
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David and Katie are joined by some premiere developers to developers including Dave Teare of 1Password, Ken Case of OmniGroup and Greg Scown of Smile. We discuss the processes of developing for iOS 8, new iPhones and more. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Sep 29, 2014
Mac Power Users 215: iOS 8
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David and Katie talk about the changes and enhancements to iOS 8. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Sep 22, 2014
Mac Power Users 214: Tech in Education
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David and Katie discuss the use of technology in education including apps and workflows for both the student and teacher. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Sep 14, 2014
Mac Power Users 213: MPU Live: Taking Obsequiousness to New Unplumbed Depths
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Mike Rogers, a K-8 Principal, joins us to discuss his technology workflows and their school's new iPad program, we cover lots of Task Management follow-up, listeners share their favorite tips for presentations, and Katie and David answer listener questions on a variety of topics. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Sep 11, 2014
Mac Power Users 212: Networking
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Katie and David are joined by Bradley Chambers to discuss creating and maintaining a network, how to design, setup and configure a network and tips for optimizing and troubleshooting. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Sep 07, 2014
Mac Power Users 211: Workflows with Guy English
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David and Katie are joined by Guy English to talk about a career in Mac and IOS development, creating a beloved conference and more. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Aug 31, 2014
Mac Power Users 210: Task Management
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David and Katie run down task management systems and discuss their tips and tricks for staying on top of their tasks. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Aug 25, 2014
Mac Power Users 209: Workflows with Casey Liss
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Katie and David sit down with Casey Liss to talk about becoming a geek dad, programing, media management, Alfred workflows, ATP and more. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Aug 18, 2014
Mac Power Users 208: Repurpose your Apple Hardware
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David and Katie talk about options for repurposing your Mac and iOS devices including alternate uses for older machines, how to hand devices down to friends, family, donating devices and more. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Aug 10, 2014
Mac Power Users 207: MPU Live: Functionally Inspirational
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Equipping remote workers, Daylight for Mac office management, tech for going back to school, listener workflows and more vacation gadgets.
Aug 06, 2014
Mac Power Users 206: Brett Terpstra *drink*
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David and Katie sit down with Brett Terpstra drink to talk about his current projects, Marked 2, text, automation and being obsessive about making great things. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Aug 04, 2014
Mac Power Users 205: Vacations for Geeks
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David and Katie talk about how they use their tech for vacation planning, organization and travel. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Jul 28, 2014
Mac Power Users 204: A MacSparky Field Guide
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David and Katie talk about the subject of David's latest books, Presentations and how you can create powerful and compelling presentations yourself. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Jul 21, 2014
Mac Power Users 203: TextExpander
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David and Katie dive deep on one of their favorite productivity tools, TextExpander. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Jul 14, 2014
Mac Power Users 202: MPU Live: Getting Started, Extending Wi-Fi, Travel Tips, Evernote & More
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David and Katie talk about getting started with becoming more productive with your Mac, answer questions related to traveling with your tech, extending Wi-Fi networks, lots of Evernote feedback and tips and much more. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Jul 09, 2014
Mac Power Users 201: Mac at Home, PC at Work
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David and Katie are joined by Gabe Weatherhead discuss the struggles with using a Mac as your primary platform at home while being forced to use a PC at work and suggestions for how to stay productive when sliding between platforms. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Jul 07, 2014
Mac Power Users 200: The Story So Far...
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For episode 200, David and Katie take a look back to how they became "Mac Power Users" the origin of the show, discuss how the show is created, answer listener questions and what's next for MPU. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Jun 30, 2014
Mac Power Users 199: Video Workflows with Wally Cherwinski
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Wally Cherwinski joins us to talk about creating videos, setting up multi-camera shots and how anyone can become a videographer. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Jun 22, 2014
Mac Power Users 198: Evernote Power Tips
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David and Katie discuss their use of Evernote, how their use has evolved over time and power tips. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Jun 16, 2014
Mac Power Users 197: MPU Live: Wargames
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David and Katie answer listener questions and share tips. In this episode we discuss thoughts on WWDC, OmniFocus tips, migrating to an SSD, managing storage space, IFTTT, Evernote, Milage tracking, and much more! Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week! Please consider supporting Hay as she raises money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
Jun 12, 2014
Mac Power Users 196: Holistic Productivity Workflows with Tim Stringer
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David and Katie talk with Tim Stringer of Technically Simple about his approach to Holistic Productivity. We also discuss Tim's extensive use of apps like OmniFocus, Evernote, Daylight and more. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Jun 09, 2014
Mac Power Users 195: Syncing and Cloud Services
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David and Katie revisit cloud and local services and syncing and storing data. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Jun 02, 2014
Mac Power Users 194: Workflows with Tom Merritt
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David and Katie chat with Tom Merritt about going independent, working from home, podcasting and more. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
May 26, 2014
Mac Power Users 193: Workflows with Geek Dad James Floyd Kelly
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David and Katie sit down with James Floyd Kelly of GeekDad.com to talk about being a geeky dad, iPad productivity, gaming and more. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
May 19, 2014
Mac Power Users 192: iOS Picks (Spring 2014 Edition)
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It's been a while since we did an iOS picks show, David and Katie each run down a dozen or so Apps they've been using. The only requirement was that we couldn't have picked the App on one of our previous "picks" shows. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
May 12, 2014
Mac Power Users 191: MPU Live: The Sparks-Floyd Methodology
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It's a grab bag of goodies in this MPU Live. We discuss tips for automating the tagging and organizing of files, how to make your commute more productive, paperless workflows, keeping network drives mounted, quickly processing notes and lots of listener tips. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
May 08, 2014
Mac Power Users 190: Workflows with John August
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Katie and David sit down with screenwriter, director and developer, John August. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
May 04, 2014
Mac Power Users 189: OS X Server with Todd Olthoff
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David and Katie are joined by Todd Olthoff to talk about OS X Server, why you may want to run the $20 server application, features and use cases for homes and small businesses. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Apr 28, 2014
Mac Power Users 188: Video and Magazine Production with Don McAllister
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Don McAllister of ScreenCastsOnline returns to chat with Katie and David about his video production setup, creating a monthly magazine on Apple's Newsstand platform and why he bought a new Mac Pro. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Apr 21, 2014
Mac Power Users 187: Word Processors
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David and Katie talk about various word processors for the Mac and iOS. Pages, Microsoft Word, Nisus Writer, OpenOffice, GoogleDrive and more... Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Apr 13, 2014
Mac Power Users 186: MPU Live: Mail Attachments, AppleScript, OmniFocus, Hazel and More!
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Katie and David respond to listener feedback, tips and questions. In this episode we discuss a variety of topics including handling mail attachments, converting word files to PDF, using Evernote to manage receipts, managing single tasks with OmniFocus, using Hazel for complex file organization and more. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Apr 09, 2014
Mac Power Users 185: Workflows with the Mac Observer's Dave Hamilton
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Dave Hamilton, co-founder of The Mac Observer and co-host of the Mac Geek Gab Podcast stops by to chat with David and Katie about running an online publication, his tricked out podcasting setup, being a musician, Mac maintenance and more. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Apr 07, 2014
Mac Power Users 184: Power User Workflows and Macworld/iWorld 2014
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Broadcasting from Macworld/iWorld David and Katie share with you some of their favorite power user tips accumulated over the years as well as their finds from the Macworld/iWorld show floor.
Mar 31, 2014
Mac Power Users 183: Episode V: Merlin Strikes Back
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Merlin Mann returns to Mac Power Users for his annual visit. This year we dive deep into Merlin's new obsession with home automation and talk about what makes some apps stick while others never do. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Mar 24, 2014
Mac Power Users 182: Geeking Out With Travel
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David and Katie share their tips for geeking out your travel gear. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Mar 17, 2014
Mac Power Users 181: Automation Workflows with TJ Luoma
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David and Katie sit down with automation guru, minister and geek TJ Luoma. We talk about his love for Keyboard Maestro and how he uses automation to make life easier. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Mar 10, 2014
Mac Power Users 180: MPU Live: Automation, Email, iPad at School, Tips & More
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In their inaugural episode of MPU Live David and Katie answer listener questions and share tips. Topics include tweaking automation workflows, organizing PDF files, going back to school with an iPad and more. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Mar 06, 2014
Mac Power Users 179: Calendar Management
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This week David and Katie tackle the calendar and best practices for managing, sharing and storing information to keep you on track. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Mar 03, 2014
Mac Power Users 178: The Contacts Show
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David and Katie discuss the best practices for managing, syncing and organizing contacts. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Feb 24, 2014
Mac Power Users 177: Workflows with Gabe Weatherhead
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David and Katie talk with Gabe Weatherhead (a.k.a. MacDrifter) about being a Mac geek in a PC office, DEVONThink, and his automation workflows. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Feb 17, 2014
Mac Power Users 176: Everyday Automation
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Katie and David talk about the tips and tricks they use for automating their life. We discuss productivity through automation, the automated home and more. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Feb 10, 2014
Mac Power Users 175: Workflows with Federico Viticci
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Katie and David sit down with Federico Viticci of MacStories.net to talk about his amazing iPad workflows, the future of iOS, photo management and more. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Feb 04, 2014
Mac Power Users 174: GarageBand for Everyone and Macworld 2014
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Chris Breen joins David and Katie to talk about all the things musicians and non-musicians can love about GarageBand. We also sit down with Paul Kent to talk about what's happening at Macworld/iWorld in March. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Jan 27, 2014
Mac Power Users 173: 1Password Revisited
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Katie and David revisit the password manager 1Password, why it's important, what it does, how they use it and alternatives. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Jan 19, 2014
Mac Power Users 172: Workflows with Paperless Guru Brooks Duncan
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David and Katie talk with Brooks Duncan of DocumentSnap.com about his online business, the state of paperless and creating custom workflows for businesses and individuals. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Jan 13, 2014
Mac Power Users 171: Photo Management
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Joined by guest Bradley Chambers, David and Katie tackle photo management. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Jan 06, 2014
Mac Power Users 170: 2014 Tech Resolutions
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David and Katie discuss some of their tech resolutions for 2014 including better utilizing network attached storage, less "fiddley" writing and more. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Dec 24, 2013
Mac Power Users 169: Workflows with Dr. Jeffery Taekman
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David and Katie talk to Dr. Jeffery Taekman, a physician, researcher and educator at Duke. Jeff takes us through his various workflows for getting work done in his profession including using his iPad in his medical practice. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Dec 22, 2013
Mac Power Users 168: Listener Feedback
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David and Katie sort through recent listener feedback and discuss a variety of topics including iPad stylus, cable cutting, offsite backup, home sound systems, tea brewing and more. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Dec 15, 2013
Mac Power Users 167: Workflows with Brett Terpstra
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Long overdue, David and Katie sit down with the mad scientist himself, Brett Terpstra to talk about his setup, tagging and music. Drink Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Dec 09, 2013
Mac Power Users 166: Using Siri and Dictation
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David and Katie talk about how to maximize productivity using Siri on iOS and dictation on iOS and Mac. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Dec 02, 2013
Mac Power Users 165: 2013 Geek Gift Guide
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David and Katie run down their 2013 Geek Gift Guide. This show is full of items the hosts either have on their personal wish lists or plan to buy as gifts for others this holiday season. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Nov 25, 2013
Mac Power Users 164: Tackling Email
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David and Katie sit down to discuss the topic of tackling email, how they manage and organize their email, the power tools they use and David's latest book. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Nov 17, 2013
Mac Power Users 163: Fraser Speirs Returns
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Fraser Speirs returns to MPU to discuss the state of iPads and technology including an update on his school's one-to-one program, how he uses his iPad and thoughts on the newly released iPad Air and retina iPad mini. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Nov 11, 2013
Mac Power Users 162: Using Mavericks
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After spending some time with Apple's latest operating system, Katie and David discuss their favorite features of Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Nov 04, 2013
Mac Power Users 161: Running a Mac Small Business with Ben Carter
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David and Katie talk with solo law practitioner Ben Carter about starting a small business based around his Mac and the hardware and software he uses. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Oct 28, 2013
Mac Power Users 160: Getting Ready for Mavericks
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David and Katie talk about getting your Mac ready for OS X Mavericks. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Oct 20, 2013
Mac Power Users 159: Workflows with David Chartier
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David and Katie talk with David Chartier about the Finer Things in Tech, his work as a freelance writer and Herald. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Oct 13, 2013
Mac Power Users 158: iOS 7 Apps and Gems
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David and Katie discuss their favorite new apps and features for iOS 7. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Oct 07, 2013
Mac Power Users 157: Security Problems and Solutions
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In this episode, David and Katie cover frequent security problems and offer their solutions. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Sep 30, 2013
Mac Power Users 156: Editorial with Federico Viticci
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David and Katie are joined by Federico Viticci of Macstories.net to talk about writing on the iPad and the newest text editor with built in automation functions, Editorial. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Sep 22, 2013
Mac Power Users 155: Jason Snell Returns
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Katie and David sit down again with Jason Snell of Macworld/PC World and TechHive to discuss how his workflows have evolved since our last episode. We talk about managing email and tasks, his preference for smaller devices, writing novels, podcasting and more. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Sep 15, 2013
Mac Power Users 154: Apple TV
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David and Katie dive deep on the Apple TV and discuss how they use the Apple TV for work and play. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Sep 09, 2013
Mac Power Users 153: Hardware Development with Geoff Barrall
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Katie and David talk hardware development, conceptualization, design and production with the CEO of Drobo, Geoff Barrall. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Sep 01, 2013
Mac Power Users 152: Back to School
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Katie and David talk back to school gear and apps for iOS and Mac. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Aug 26, 2013
Mac Power Users 151: iOS Photography with Jeff Carlson
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David and Katie sit down with Jeff Carlson to share his tips and tricks for taking better photos with your iOS devices as well as managing and enhancing photos using iOS. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Aug 18, 2013
Mac Power Users 150: Listener Workflows
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In celebration of episode 150, Katie and David invite Mac Power Users listeners on the show to share their MPU inspired workflows. Topics include iOS information capture and automation, workflows from educators, home security automation, Devonthink, Spotlight geekery and more.
Aug 11, 2013
Mac Power Users 149: Reading It Later
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David and Katie review the popular "Read it Later" services and discuss power user workflows for processing your reading. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week.
Aug 04, 2013
Mac Power Users 148: Security Audit
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David and Katie review best security practices and discuss email encryption, VPN, password practices, data encryption, two factor authentication and more. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week.
Jul 29, 2013
Mac Power Users 147: David Wain Returns
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David Wain returns to tell us how his workflow has changed since show 50. We talk about how David has become a one-man post production machine, jailbreaking, David's writing and collaboration workflows and more.
Jul 21, 2013
Mac Power Users 146: Our Gear
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A frequent listener request, Katie and David recap the gear they use day-to-day.
Jul 14, 2013
Mac Power Users 145: Keyboard Maestro Turns 6
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David and Katie take a look at the new version of Keyboard Maestro and discuss what it does, how you can use it to automate tasks on your Mac, when you should use Keyboard Maestro over other automation tools and choosing the right tool for the right job.
Jul 08, 2013
Mac Power Users 144: Workflows with Chris Breen
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David and Katie chat with Macworld Senior Editor Chris Breen to talk Music, Podcasting, Writing Workflows and his favorite Mac Gems.
Jun 30, 2013
Mac Power Users 143: RSS and Replacing Google Reader
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David and Katie talk about the impending shutdown of Google Reader and their solutions for RSS
Jun 23, 2013
Mac Power Users 142: WWDC 2013
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David and Katie take a break from their regularly scheduled programing to talk iOS 7, OS X Mavericks, new Apple Hardware and their thought on Apple's roadmap. We also have an update from Jean MacDonald about AppCamp4Girls.
Jun 12, 2013
Mac Power Users 141: Traveling with Alex Lindsay
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David and Katie talk with Alex Lindsay about his travel adventures and tech.
Jun 10, 2013
Mac Power Users 140: Listener Question and Answer
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David and Katie catch up on listener feedback and talk about Dropbox hacks, syncing, audio and video tricks, archiving files, writing workflows and more.
Jun 02, 2013
Mac Power Users 139: Workflows with Ethan Schoonover
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Ethan Schoonover joins David and Katie to talk about his Solarized project, and his graphic design, photography and home automation workflows.
May 27, 2013
Mac Power Users 138: Syncing and Sharing
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David and Katie revisit the topic of syncing and discuss how to sync information between your various devices and share with others.
May 19, 2013
Mac Power Users 137: Workflows with Aisha Tyler
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Aisha Tyler talks to Katie and David about being an "Art Shark." We discuss Aisha's work, creating podcasts, videos and books and how she manages her business.
May 13, 2013
Mac Power Users 136: iOS Automation
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David and Katie talk about their favorite apps and tools for automating tasks on iOS
May 05, 2013
Mac Power Users 135: Workflows with Serenity Caldwell
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David and Katie sit down with Serenity Caldwell to talk about working from home, her favorite Apps, standing desks, authoring ebooks, and a whole lot more.
Apr 29, 2013
Mac Power Users 134: Mac Utilities
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David and Katie review their favorite utilities for the Mac.
Apr 21, 2013
Mac Power Users 133: Alfred 2
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David and Katie take a deep dive into Alfred 2.0, an application launcher and productivity application for Mac.
Apr 15, 2013
Mac Power Users 132: Merlin Returns
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Returning for his annual appearance, Merlin Mann joins Katie and David to talk Evernote, GTD, iPad, Podcasting and his favorite Apps.
Apr 07, 2013
Mac Power Users 131: Markdown Revisited
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David and Katie are joined by Eddie Smith of Practically Efficient to discuss the new MacSparky Field Guide: Markdown co-authored by David and Eddie.
Mar 31, 2013
Mac Power Users 130: Computing with Kids
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David and Katie are joined by Natali Morris to talk about kids and technology. Topics include why it's important to introduce kids to tech, keeping children safe online, monitoring and limiting access and Natali's favorite apps and accessories.
Mar 24, 2013
Mac Power Users 129: Workflows with Lex Friedman
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David and Katie chat with Macworld Senior Writer Lex Friedman about telecommuting cross-country, writing for Macworld, treadmill desks and his favorite Apps.
Mar 16, 2013
Mac Power Users 128: Typography with Ina Saltz
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Typography expert Ina Saltz explains why type matters and gives some great tips for using typography wisely.
Mar 11, 2013
Mac Power Users 127: Workflows with Clayton Morris
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David and Katie sit down with Clayton Morris from Fox News to learn about his workflows.
Mar 04, 2013
Mac Power Users 126: The Mac Home Server
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Special guest Shawn Blanc joins Katie and David to talk about setting up a Mac to use as a home server. We talk configuration, use cases, media applications, automation tools and more.
Feb 21, 2013
Mac Power Users 125: Essential iPad
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David and Katie discuss their iPad setup, and essential apps and accessories.
Feb 17, 2013
Mac Power Users 124: Live at Macworld/iWorld
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Katie and David do a show in front of a live audience at Macworld/iWorld 2013 where they share their best finds from the show floor, catch up with listener feedback, and take questions from the show floor.
Feb 10, 2013
Mac Power Users 123: Workflows with Craig Hockenberry
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Craig Hockenberry joins Katie and David to talk about working in Internet-distributed company, how he creates apps, and getting started with app programming.
Feb 04, 2013
Mac Power Users 122: Another look at iTunes
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With the recent release of iTunes 11, Katie and David go back to iTunes and discuss the applications significant changes and their favorite iTunes workflows.
Jan 27, 2013
Mac Power Users 121: The Website Show
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Katie and David talk to John Chandler about the getting started with web publishing including Mac based software solutions, WordPress, Squarespace, Tumblr, and more.
Jan 20, 2013
Mac Power Users 120: Taking Notes with Mike Rohde
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David and Katie are joined by Mike Rohde, author of the Sketchnote Handbook, to talk about analog and digital forms of note taking.
Jan 14, 2013
Mac Power Users 119: Geek Fitness
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David and Katie talk about the geeky tools they're using to help get in shape.
Jan 06, 2013
Mac Power Users 118: Resolutions
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David and Katie talk about some great geek resolutions including a tech security audit, using an electronic diary, geek estate planning, locking down social networks, offsite backup, and creating something amazing with an iLife app. David also gets to use the word Neuroplasticity and explain why that makes him happy.
Dec 31, 2012
Mac Power Users 117: The Feedback Show
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Katie and David go in depth on some of the most common feedback topics including iOS writing workflows, Evernote, syncing, file storage and sharing techniques, and Katie's home server.
Dec 23, 2012
Mac Power Users 116: Workflows with Glenn Fleishman
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David and Katie sit down with Glenn Fleishman to discuss his work as a freelance writer and editor, working from home, BBEdit, and what it takes to become a two-time Jeopardy Champion.
Dec 16, 2012
Mac Power Users 115: Geek Gift Guide
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From bluetooth meat thermometers to build your own robot kits and everything in between, David and Katie discuss their gift ideas for the geek in your life.
Dec 09, 2012
Mac Power Users 114: Workflows with Dan Benjamin, Round Two
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5by5 Grand Pooba, Dan Benjamin, joins Katie and David to explain how he gets work done.
Dec 02, 2012
Mac Power Users 113: Photography Workflows with Derrick Story
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Photographer and Aperture guru Derrick Story joins Katie and David to talk about photography.
Nov 25, 2012
Mac Power Users 112: Self Publishing and iBooks Author
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David walks through his workflows for publishing books in iBooks Author and the iBookstore.
Nov 18, 2012
Mac Power Users 111: Presentation Workflows with Les Posen
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Les Posen joins Katie and David to talk about the best tools and workflows for making better presentations.
Nov 12, 2012
Mac Power Users 110: Sharing A Mac
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Katie and David discuss how to effectively share a Mac within a family and how to manage users and groups.
Nov 05, 2012
Mac Power Users 109: Speeding Up Your Mac
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From hardware upgrades to maintenance, Katie and David discuss ways to speed up your Mac.
Oct 30, 2012
Mac Power Users 108: Mac Tips and Tricks
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Katie, David and guest Brett Terpstra discuss their favorite Mac Tips and David and Brett's new book, 60 Mountain Lion Tips
Oct 22, 2012
Mac Power Users 107: Marketing and Learning to Develop Apps with Jean MacDonald
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Katie and David are joined by Jean MacDonald, who explains how she goes about marketing and running a small software company with Apple technology, Jean's budding education as an App developer, and her new project, App Camp for Girls.
Oct 15, 2012
Mac Power Users 106: Finder Alternatives
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David and Katie talk about David's obsession with upgrading OS X's Finder.
Oct 08, 2012
Mac Power Users 105: Workflows With Music Video Director Greg Jardin
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Greg Jardin joins Katie and David to explain how he uses his Mac to direct and produce music videos.
Oct 01, 2012
Mac Power Users 104: Using iOS 6
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Katie and David cover getting the most out of the new iOS 6 operating system.
Sep 24, 2012
Mac Power Users 103: Five Bucks or Less on iOS
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Katie and David talk about their favorite iOS apps at $5 or less.
Sep 17, 2012
Mac Power Users 102: Workflows with Jim Dalrymple
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The Loop's Jim Dalrymple joins Katie and David to talk about writing, the web, and music.
Sep 10, 2012
Mac Power Users 101: Working with the New Cat
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Katie and David discuss putting Mountain Lion's features to work.
Sep 03, 2012
Mac Power Users 100: Awesome MPU Listeners
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For show 100, Katie and David are joined by several amazing listeners (including academics, authors, pilots, and more) as they talk through their own Mac and iOS workflows.
Aug 26, 2012
Mac Power Users 99: Workflows with Marco Arment
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David and Katie sit down with Marco Arment to discuss developing Instapaper, his Mac setup, development workflows and more.
Aug 20, 2012
Mac Power Users 98: Mac from Scratch
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Katie and David talk through setting up a new Mac or rebuilding an old one from scratch.
Aug 13, 2012
Mac Power Users 97: Repair and Recycle with iFixit's Kyle Wiens
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iFixit's Kyle Wiens joins Katie and David to talk about technology repair, iFixit's teardowns, and responsible electronic recycling.
Aug 06, 2012
Mac Power Users 96: Web Automation Tools
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Katie and David dive into web automation tools Yahoo Pipes and If This, Then That (IFTTT).
Jul 30, 2012
Mac Power Users 95: Engineering Workflows with Dr. Drang
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Dr. Drang joins Katie and David to talk about how he uses technology for engineering, programming, and his website.
Jul 23, 2012
Mac Power Users 94: iPad Productivity Kit
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Katie and David cover their favorite apps and tools for getting work done (and creating content) on the iPad.
Jul 16, 2012
Mac Power Users 93: Education Workflows with Fraser Speirs
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Fraser Speirs joins Katie and David to talk about his experiences setting up a one-to-one iPad program at hi school, Apple technology in education and his own personal workflows.
Jul 09, 2012
Mac Power Users 92: Five Bucks
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David and Katie cover their favorite Mac apps that are five dollars or less.
Jul 02, 2012
Mac Power Users 91: Workflows with Merlin Mann III
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Merlin Mann joins Katie and David for the 2012 version of Merlin's workflow interviews. This year, Merlin explains some of his favorite iOS apps, Mac apps, and web services.
Jun 25, 2012
Mac Power Users 90: Meetings (and Technology)
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David and Katie discuss why meetings suck and how to make them suck less with a lot of effort and a little technology.
Jun 18, 2012
Mac Power Users 89: Music Workflows with Composer Johnny Knittle
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Professional musician and composer Johnny Knittle joins Katie and David to explain how he produces music for television and film. This episode also features new MPU theme music written by Johnny.
Jun 11, 2012
Mac Power Users 88: MobileMe Transition
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Katie and David cover the potholes associated with the pending MobileMe demise.
Jun 04, 2012
Mac Power Users 87: Workflows with John Siracusa
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John Siracusa joins David and Katie to talk about productivity, writing, Mac utilities, and gaming.
May 28, 2012
Mac Power Users 86: Workflows with Wendy Cherwinski
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Speechwritier and presentation coach Wendy Cherwinkski join Katie and David to explain how she goes about her trade.
May 21, 2012
Mac Power Users 85: Paperless
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David and Katie talk about David's Paperless book and the best tools and software to go Paperless with your Mac and iOS devices.
May 14, 2012
Mac Power Users 84: The Setup Show
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Katie and David talk about their individual Mac and iOS setups.
May 07, 2012
Mac Power Users 83: Workflows with Yuvi Zalkow
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Yuvi Zalkow joins Katie and David to explain how he uses Apple technologies to write his novel and produce some delightful videos.
Apr 30, 2012
Mac Power Users 82: Cooking Ideas
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David and Katie cover mind mapping, outlining, and their use.
Apr 23, 2012
Mac Power Users 81: Workflows with Brett Terpstra
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Brett Terpstra joins David and Katie to discuss how he uses his Apple technology to program, write, and make music.
Apr 16, 2012
Mac Power Users 80: Spring Cleaning Your Mac
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Katie and David cover spring cleaning your Mac.
Apr 09, 2012
Mac Power Users 79: Hazel 3.0
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Katie and David cover the latest release of one of their favorite Mac utilities, Hazel 3.0, with the basics and some of their favorite Hazel workflows.
Apr 02, 2012
Mac Power Users 78: Workflows with Kourosh Dini
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Kourosh Dini, physician and author of "Creating Flow with OmniFocus", joins David.
Mar 26, 2012
Mac Power Users 77: Dumping Google
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Katie and David discuss what is going on with Google and alternative services if you are ready to jump ship.
Mar 19, 2012
Mac Power Users 76: Workflows with Daniel Jalkut
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David and Katie chat with developer Daniel Jalkut to discuss how he uses his Mac to run a software company and the tools he uses to develop applications for the Mac and iOS.
Mar 12, 2012
Mac Power Users 75: Remote Access
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David and Katie cover solutions for controlling Macs and PCs remotely with Macs, iPads, and iPhones.
Mar 05, 2012
Mac Power Users 74: Workflows with Don McAllister
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In this episode Katie and David talk with Screencasting guru Don McAllister to discuss how he produces weekly tutorials for Mac and iOS and how he runs a home based business on his Mac.
Feb 20, 2012
Mac Power Users 73: Podcasting: The How and the Why
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Katie and David go soup to nuts on how they produce the Mac Power Users Podcast
Feb 13, 2012
Mac Power Users 72: Workflows with Colleen Wainwright
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Colleen Wainwright from Communicatrix.com joins Katie and David to talk about how she gets ahead with Apple technologies.
Feb 06, 2012
Mac Power Users 71: Harry McCracken's iPad
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Technologizer's Harry McCracken joins David and Katie to explain how he primarily relies on his iPad for getting work done.
Jan 30, 2012
Mac Power Users 70: Using Automator with Ben Waldie
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Apple automation guru, Ben Waldie, joins David and Katie to discuss incorporating Automator and AppleScript into your Mac workflows.
Jan 23, 2012
Mac Power Users 69: Browser Wars
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Katie and David dive deep on the various web browsers available for Mac and iOS, the pros and cons of each and various add-ons and extensions to make your browser of choice more useful.
Jan 17, 2012
Mac Power Users 68: Workflows with Rod Roddenberry
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Rod Roddenberry joins Katie and David to talk about his new documentary Trek Nation, and how he runs his life and business with Apple technologies.
Jan 09, 2012
Mac Power Users 67: Web Security and your Apple Devices
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Katie and David are joined by security professional George Starcher for a comprehensive talk about web security and your Apple devices.
Dec 19, 2011
Mac Power Users 66: iTunes Match
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Katie and David dive deep into iTunes Match and iCloud Music Sharing with this soup to nuts discussion of how to set up and use this new service.
Dec 12, 2011
Mac Power Users 65: Workflows with Horace Dediu
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Katie and David are joined by Asymco publisher Horace Dediu, who talks about how he researches and publishes his analysis of the mobile marketspace and his thoughts on the future of presentation tools.
Dec 05, 2011
Mac Power Users 64: Keyboard Maestro
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In this episode Katie and David get geeky with the automation and macro creation program Keyboard Maestro. For this episode, we’re joined special guest and Keyboard Maestro guru, Gabe Weatherhead aka MacDrifter.
Nov 28, 2011
Mac Power Users 63: Workflows with Alex Lindsay
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Alex Lindsay of the Pixel Corps joins Katie and David to talk about his video and travel workflows.
Nov 21, 2011
Mac Power Users 62: Cutting The Cable
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Katie and David discuss strategies and methods for disconnecting a cable or satellite television service and using alternate sources for media content. Topics include setting up an antenna, streaming media services, Internet television and alternative sources of content.
Nov 14, 2011
Mac Power Users 61: Workflows with Michael Lopp
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David and Katie sit down with Michael Lopp, author of Rands in Repose, Being Geek and Managing Humans. We discuss how Michael uses Apple technology to manage humans in his day job and in his writing workflow.
Oct 31, 2011
Mac Power Users 60: Evernote
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Katie and David are joined by Brett Kelly to discuss using Evernote, along with usage cases and limitations.
Oct 24, 2011
Mac Power Users 59: iPad at Work
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David talks through the process of writing his latest book, iPad at Work including writing workflows, dealing with editors, and other strange anomalies of the publishing business.
Oct 10, 2011
Mac Power Users 58: The Google Lifestyle
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In this episode, Katie and David cover the varied Google services now available.
Sep 26, 2011
Mac Power Users 57: Power Text Editing
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In this episode, David and Katie explore the use of more powerful text editors, like TextMate and BBEdit, in a writing workflow with guest, Brett Terpstra.
Sep 12, 2011
Mac Power Users 56: Mail
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Katie and David go soup to nuts on e-mail protocols, services, applications, and best practices.
Aug 29, 2011
Mac Power Users 55: Workflows with Adam Lisagor
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Katie and David chat with LonelySandwich about how he gets work done with his Apple technology.
Aug 14, 2011
Mac Power Users 54: Your Questions & An Announcement
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In this episode, David and Katie take listener questions on a variety of topics including how to manage a major Mac upgrade 7 years in the making, how we battle RSI through Ergonomics, an update on giving Keynote presentations with the iPad and iPhone, best battery practices,Privacy, Dropbox's recent drama and we share a major announcement about the future of Mac Power Users.
Jul 24, 2011
Mac Power Users 53: Workflows with Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus
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This workflow episode features Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus. Bob is a computer columnist for the Houston Chronicle, a complete and total Mac geek, and the author of 50 books, most of which are aimed at Mac OS X and iOS.
Jul 10, 2011
Mac Power Users 52: Getting Ready for Lion
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David and Katie talk about the changes in the upcoming operating system and what you need to do to get your Mac ready to ensure a smooth install. You'll want to listen to this episode before you install OS 10.7 Lion.
Jun 26, 2011
Mac Power Users 51: MenuBars, Docks and Dashboards
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Katie and David look at their menubars, docks, and dashboards.
Jun 12, 2011
Mac Power Users 50: Workflows with David Wain
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David and Katie sit down with comedian, writer, actor and director David Wain. David is an avid Mac user and walks us through his workflow and how he implemented technology in the production of his upcoming feature film, Wanderlust. Written and directed by David, Wanderlust stars Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd will be released in the United States in October of 2011.
May 23, 2011
Mac Power Users 49: Mac Maintenance
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Katie and David dive deep on Mac maintenance issues, practices, and and tools.
May 07, 2011
Mac Power Users 48: GoodReader
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GoodReader is the iOS App that adds a file management system, open virtually any type of file and read and annotate PDF documents. David and Katie share how they use this app in their workflows and how it adds functionality to iOS devices.
Apr 24, 2011
Mac Power Users 47: Dropbox Awesomeness
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David and Katie are joined by Eddie Smith of Practically Efficient to discuss all that is awesome about Dropbox. The trio discuss how to use Dropbox to share files across multiple computers and iDevices as well as dive into geekier uses for the service.
Apr 10, 2011
Mac Power Users 46: Workflows with Merlin Mann II
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David and Katie sit down again with Merlin Mann. Merlin updates us on his workflows and his latest projects.
Mar 27, 2011
Mac Power Users 45: Finding Files and Tagging
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Katie and David, joined by Mac mad scientist Brett Terpstra,  cover the many ways to organize and find files on your Mac. This show includes tips on tagging, spotlight, naming conventions and more.
Mar 13, 2011
Mac Power Users 44: Taking Notes on Mac OS X and iOS
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Katie and David tackle how to take notes in a variety of contexts using your Mac and iOS devices.
Feb 27, 2011
Mac Power Users 43: Back to Backup (Live from Macworld 2011)
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This episode was recorded live on the <a href="http://www.macworldexpo.com/">Macworld Expo</a> show floor. In it, David and Katie go back to backup and talk about their favorite strategies and tactics for backing up your Mac. Unfortunately, there was a problem with the live stream video so we don’t have the full session video but show friend, Steven Sheridan, did post some <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YujyKvb2Ks8">video here.</a>
Feb 13, 2011
Mac Power Users 42: Contacts and Calendars
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In this episode, Katie and David tackle managing contacts and calendars on your Mac and iOS Devices.
Jan 22, 2011
Mac Power Users 41: Writing “Mac at Work”
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In this episode David and Katie talk about David’s book, Mac at Work. David explains how he bumbled his way through the publishing process and the tools he used to write the book.
Jan 09, 2011
Mac Power Users 40: Choosing The Right Mac
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In this episode Katie and David discuss the differences among the Apple computers to help listeners choose the right Mac for themselves or when assisting others. We discuss buying a laptop vs desktop, power vs price and upgrade and expansion options.
Dec 26, 2010
Mac Power Users 39: Workflows with Paul Kent and Macworld 2011
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In this episode, Katie and David interview IDG executive Paul Kent about how he uses Apple technology to organize and run the Macworld Conference and Expo. Paul also previews some of developments surrounding Macworld 2011.
Dec 12, 2010
Mac Power Users 38: iTunes Intensive
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In this episode, Katie and David dig deep on iTunes including Library management, playlists, sharing, and network attached storage.
Nov 28, 2010
Mac Power Users 37: Markdown and MultiMarkdown
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Katie and David tackle the use of Markdown and MultiMarkdown to write for the Web and more. This episode also includes an interview with Fletcher Penney, author of MultiMarkdown.
Nov 14, 2010
Mac Power Users 36: Traveling with the iPad
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In this episode Katie and David talk about their recent travels with the iPad and discuss when the iPad can serve as a notebook replacement and when it can't. We'll share some of our favorite apps for getting things done one the road and our workflows for staying productive and connected while on the go.
Oct 24, 2010
Mac Power Users 35: Money Managers, Task Management on the iPad, Car Stereos and the Book
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In this episode, Katie and David catch up with listener questions and cover a few common questions including money management and iPad task management. David also spills the beans on his new book.
Oct 04, 2010
Mac Power Users 34: Keynote
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In this episode, David and Katie talk about Keynote and share their presentation mojo.
Sep 20, 2010
Mac Power Users 33: Workflows with Andy Ihnatko
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This workflows episode is with technology writer and all around swell guy, Andy Ihnatko.
Aug 28, 2010
Mac Power Users 32: Pictures and Your Mac
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Just in time for summer vacation Katie and David talk about storing, organizing and managing photos on your Mac.
Aug 08, 2010
Mac Power Users 31: Speaking to Your Mac
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David and Katie talk about speech recognition software for the Mac, focusing on the powerful dictation applications MacSpeech Dictate and MacSpeech Scribe.
Jul 25, 2010
Mac Power Users 30: Mac Gadgetier
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In this episode, Katie and David cover some of their favorite Mac related gadgets.
Jul 12, 2010
Mac Power Users 29: Workflows with Jason Snell
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Continuing in our Workflows series, we chat with Macworld Editor Jason Snell. Jason shares how he uses his Mac to juggle his job and shares with us his favorite applications.
Jun 28, 2010
Mac Power Users 28: Using a Mac in a Windows World
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In this episode David and Katie discuss strategies and solutions for dealing with that *other* operating system.
Jun 13, 2010
Mac Power Users 27: iPad Power Session
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After spending a few months with the iPad, Katie and David reflect on how they get work done on them.
May 31, 2010
Mac Power Users 26: Workflows with Dan Benjamin
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This is our second show in the "Workflows" series. Our guest is programmer, writer, and podcaster Dan Benjamin.
May 17, 2010
Mac Power Users 25: Geeking Out With Hazel
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In this episode, David and Katie talk about how to keep your Mac clean and organized using Noodlesoft's Hazel. Hazel watches folders and runs actions based on specific criteria to take action on the folder items. Hazel also keeps your Mac tidy by throwing away left-over bits of deleted programs and helping you to manage your trash.
Apr 24, 2010
Mac Power Users 24: Home Networking
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Katie and David talk through home networking including wired and wireless solutions along with common pitfalls and speed bumps.
Apr 03, 2010
Mac Power Users 23: Workflows with Merlin Mann
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In our first "Workflows" episode we talk with Merlin Mann, or as David calls him, the "Hero of Nerds."  Merlin discussed how he uses his Mac for his work and the applications he uses to be more productive. This extra long episode is packed with geeky goodness. This is a new type of episode for us so we appreciate your <a href="mailto:feedback@macpowerusers.com">feedback</a>.
Mar 13, 2010
Mac Power Users 22: Traveling With Your Mac
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Fresh back from our trip to Macworld, Katie and David talk all about traveling with your Mac. The duo talk about bags, power, accessories, backing up while on the road, security and more. Katie and David talk about all the gadgets that are in their travel bag and how they get work done when away from their home or office.
Mar 05, 2010
Mac Power Users 21: Interviews from the Macworld 2010 Show Floor
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This is the last of our Macworld 2010 special episodes. In this episode we speak with various vendors about what's new and what products we can look forward to in the coming year.
Feb 20, 2010
Mac Power Users 20: Live from Macworld 2010
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This is the last of our Macworld 2010 special episodes. In this episode we speak with various vendors about what's new and what products we can look forward to in the coming year.
Feb 15, 2010
Mac Power Users 19: 1Password
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In this episode Katie and David talk about one of their favorite programs, 1Password. This application does more than just auto-fill passwords. The hosts talk about all of the features of version 3 and how they use the application to stay safe and organized.
Feb 08, 2010
Mac Power Users 18: Managing The Onslaught
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The daily barage of links, feeds, and e-mail sites can become overwhelming. In this episode, David and Katie talk about managing the the daily flood of data using RSS, Instapaper, and other solutions.
Jan 30, 2010
Mac Power Users 17: DNS and Macworld 2010
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It's a jam packed show this week. We discuss alternative DNS services including OpenDNS and Google's DNS service with special guest George Starcher. We talk about the advantages and disadvantages of using an alternative DNS service and compare the new Google DNS service with OpenDNS. We also conduct a follow-up interview with Paul Kent of Macworld Expo and talk about the exciting new changes coming to Macworld
Jan 17, 2010
Mac Power Users 16: Information Managers
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This has been one of our most requested episodes. We talk all about information managers. These are applications that handle all those random bits of information that don't seem to fit in any other type of organizational system. We'll give you a general overview of some of the options available on the Mac and Katie and David go more in depth on the systems we use.
Jan 01, 2010
Mac Power Users 15: Scrivener
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We got a lot of feedback about episode 5 <a href="http://macpowerusers.com/2009/06/27/mpu-005-word-processing-and-writing/">Word Processing and Writing</a>, apparently people just keep looking for better word processors. So, we decided to do another show on a single application, Scrivener. Scrivener is a word processor and project management tool that allows you to research, organize, outline and create documents. The emphasis is not on fancy features or formatting, it's on writing and writing well. <em>Note: we apologize the audio quality for this show is not up to our regular standards. We had some difficulty with the Skype recording this time around. The show is still very listenable, and we hope you'll agree the content is worth a listen. Thanks.</em>
Dec 12, 2009
Mac Power Users 14: Buying and Selling Macs
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In this episode we talk about tips and tricks when buying and selling Macs. Whether you're a switcher buying your very first Mac, or a seasoned Mac user looking to sell an old machine, we've got your covered. We'll help you figure out what accessories you need to complete your new Mac purchase, and where to get the most bang for your buck. We also talk about the trials and tribulations of buying a used machine and how to get the best value without getting scammed. We also cover how to get top dollar when selling your old machine.
Nov 21, 2009
Mac Power Users 13: Task Management Smackdown
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We've gotten a lot of requests for this episode, so here it is, our Task Management Smackdown. In one corner, David and The Omni Group's Omni Focus. In another, Katie and Cultured Code's Things. The duo discuss their system for managing tasks and how their preferred application helps to get things done. The verdict: the Mac has two excellent programs.
Nov 03, 2009
Mac Power Users 12: Troubleshooting Your Mac
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Macs are typically very reliable machines, but from time to time they can cause you trouble. In this episode, we discuss recommendations for identifying and fixing problems. We also discuss tips for keeping your Mac running smoothly and discuss more listener feedback on our security episode.
Oct 15, 2009
Mac Power Users 11: Services and Macworld 2010
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This episode provides an introduction to automation. Subjects include Applescript, Automator, and Snow Leopard Services. We also had Macworld Expo Director Paul Kent on to talk about Macworld Expo and Conference 2010.
Sep 29, 2009
Mac Power Users 10: Mac Security
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This episode includes a survey of security issues for Mac owners. Subjects include virus and trojans, phishing and web security, and physical security and insurance.
Sep 14, 2009
Mac Power Users 9: Getting Ready for Snow Leopard
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We know, we were supposed to do a show about security this week. But with all the news coming out about Snow Leopard we just couldn't help ourselves. In this episode we talk about how to get your Mac ready for Snow Leopard and our tips for a smooth install process.
Aug 16, 2009
Mac Power Users 8: Backup!
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In this episode, David and Katie discuss backup tools, strategies and plans.
Aug 09, 2009
Mac Power Users 7: LaunchBar Blackbelt
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In this episode we cover popular application launcher, LaunchBar. This episode goes beyond the basics and includes are several power user tips. We recommend you listen to this one in front of a Mac equipped with LaunchBar. Enjoy.
Jul 26, 2009
Mac Power Users 6: Setting Up A New Mac
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In this episode we talk all about setting up a new Mac. Do you want to migrate your data or start from scratch? What are the options for getting your old data on your new Mac? Katie and David explore the options and share their tips and tricks.
Jul 10, 2009
Mac Power Users 5: Word Processing and Writing
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Episode five takes on word processing and writing on your Mac. It is no longer all about Microsoft Word. Apple's own Pages is becoming a contender and there are several other tools that will help you write better.
Jun 28, 2009
Mac Power Users 4: Staying in Sync
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In our fourth episode we talk about a subject that plagues many Mac users, keeping thing in sync. Whether you're trying to sync documents or data to another computer, a mobile device, or the cloud we talk about various products and services to allow you to always have your data available no matter where you are. We discuss various options including MobileMe and Dropbox for file syncing, as well as programs that keep just specific types of data, such as music or calendars in sync. Notes: 1) Please excuse the audio quality and some hard cuts in the editing. We had a horrible time with Skype dropping out while trying to record this show and had to put the show together from a series of recordings. 2) Our friend Don McAllister of <a href="http://www.screencastsonline.com">ScreenCastsOnline</a> recently addressed the problem of how to sync files using DropBox when the files have to be located in specific folders and can't be moved to the Dropbox folder. Unfortunately, his show was published after we already recorded ours. You can find information on creating links to files and folders for syncing in his <a class="blog-permalink" href="http://www.screencastsonline.com/index_files/SCO0202-macmontage08.php">Screencast 202- Mac Hints &amp; Tips Montage - 08</a>
Jun 04, 2009
Mac Power Users 3: Going Paperless
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In this episode, we discuss all the steps necessary to take your piles of paper and get it into your Mac and organized.
May 23, 2009
Mac Power Users 2: All About E-Mail (Part 2)
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In part 2 of our E-mail series we  go in-depth on our various systems for managing email, the pros and cons of each system, developing a good email work flow, learning how avoid becoming a slave to your inbox, email etiquette and other useful tools. If you haven't had a chance to listen to Episode 1 yet, you'll probably want to listen to that for background before picking up Episode 2.
May 12, 2009
Mac Power Users 1: All About E-Mail
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We actually talked about e-mail for 2 hours. But we didn't want to scare too many people away with our very first podcast so we decided to release this episode in two parts. In part one we talk about the differences between IMAP and POP and why we prefer IMAP, storing messages, Mobile Me and Gmail  services, managing multiple email accounts, Apple Mail, smart folders, rules, spotlight search, data detectors, stationary, thread organization, To-Do management, mail stationary, plug-ins, archiving messages, spam filtering and more. Part two will be released in about a week where we'll go in-depth on our various systems for managing email, the pros and cons of each system, developing a good email work flow, learning how not to become a slave to your inbox, email etiquette and other useful tools.
May 05, 2009