MacVoices #19207: Macstock 2019 Wrap-Up with Mike Potter Macstock organizer Mike Potter wraps up this year’s event by looking back at the growth of the conference, the involvement of so many people, and updating us on the Digital Pass for those who couldn’t be there. Mike then looks ahead to next year’s Macstock, discussing the theme, and teases a discussion of how presentation submissions are reviewed.
MacVoices #19206: Mark Fuccio On The Potential Impact of the Apple Card Mark Fuccio did a little “back of the napkin” math on the potential effects of the new Apple Card, and shares his assumptions and results. What are the factors that set Apple Card apart, and are they important enough to change the credit card game? Has Apple already done that just by announcing the card? Mark and host Chuck Joiner dig in.
MacVoices #19205: Macstock - Lydia Huzij Discusses Her Macstock Film Festival Entry We finish up our on-site Macstock 2019 coverage in a conversation with Lydia Huzij, who gave us an idea of the power of Notability and LumaFusion with her Macstock Film Festival entry. Lydia’s effort was a video created on-site during the 500th episode taking of Mac Power Users, and captured Macstock in a very unique way. See why Lydia’s creation is so inspiring, and why you should join her in thinking outside the box when creating video.
MacVoices #19204: Macstock - Iain Dunn Wins The Prize For The Longest Trip to Macstock There were plenty of international attendees at this year’s Macstock, but none came farther than Iain Dunn, who made the trip from Australia. Ian tells us about his Apple gear, how long he travelled and how long he was staying, and what needs to happen to get him back next year.
MacVoices #19203: Macstock - Brett Terpstra On Writers’ Block And Getting Around It From Macstock 2019, we caught Brett Terpstra right after he delivered his session, and got him to explain how he works around writers’ block challenges, how he turned development of tools to help solve his problems into a career, and why you might be able to hire him as a consultant to solve yours.
MacVoices #19202: Mascstock - First Time Attendee Peter Tatikian On What He Got From Macstock MacVoices #19202: Mascstock - First Time Attendee Peter Tatikian On What He Got From Macstock From Macstock 2019, first-time attendee Peter Tatikian explains why the theme of “Create” convinced him to give Macstock at try, what he got from the presentations, and why he is coming back next year.
MacVoices #19201: Macstock - David Ginsburg On Giving and Getting from Macstock From Macstock 2019, David Ginsburg shares some of what he gave and what he got at this year’s Macstock, and how it provides both information and inspiration that carries on beyond the conference.
MacVoices #19200: Macstock - Mike T. Rose on the “Charm” of Macstock At Macstock 2019, we had the opportunity to catch up with Mike T. Rose, who returned to Macstock after missing it for a few years. With that perspective, Mike explains the “charm” of Macstock, which remains even after five years.
MacVoices #19199: Macstock - Volunteer Bob Potter From Macstock 2019, Bob Potter, father of Macstock organizer Mike Potter, shares his perspectives on his five years as a Macstock volunteer.
MacVoices #19198: Macstock - Joe Buhlig On Analog Workflows At Macstock 2019, Joe Buhlig explains his preference for analog workflows…when they make sense.
MacVoices #19197: Macstock - MacVoices Facebook Live From Macstock To kick off our on-the-ground Macstock 2019 coverage, here is a look at the two days of the event as people register and greet each other on the first day, and roll in for the events of the second day. Some people were camera shy, some walked right up and said hello. See at least some of what you missed!
MacVoices #19196: FXhome Adds Foundry’s Camera Tracker to HitFilm Kirstie Tostevin, Marketing Manager for FXhome, makes the addition of Foundry’s Camera Tracker to HitFilm official! Kirstie explains the capabilities that have been added to their video editor with this update, and what the power a 3D camera tracker adds to their flagship application. Want to find out what the new version of HitFilm can do? Check out the FXhome YouTube channel to find out how to create your version of a popular effect, and find out about the unique upgrade path that FXhome offers to its customers.
MacVoices #19195: Terri Morgan and Chris Demiris On The New Version of LumaFusion Terri Morgan, Co-Founder and Principle Designer, and Chris Demiris, Co-Founder and Principal Engineer, both of Luma Touch, have been busy since we talked to them at NAB. They give is an impressive sample of the new capabilities of LumaFusion 2.0, and how it turns your iPad and even your iPhone into a video powerhouse that rivals the desktop.
MacVoices #19193: Jeff Gamet On Conference Life and Travel Tech Jeff Gamet of Smile joins us to talk about what life is like on the road, traveling from conference to conference…and not all of them the conferences you would expect. Jeff discusses why conferences still have a place and are arguably more important (and more fun) than ever, and what gear he takes with him to remain productive when not at home.
MacVoices #19191: Joe Kissell Takes Control of the New Take Control Web Site Joe Kissell is back to tell us about what it took to upgrade and update the Take Control Books web site. What’d been a longer-term project suddenly had to be completed in short order. Joe explains what happened, the challenges of building a modern site from the ashes of the old, and the additional enhancements that are planned.
MacVoices #19190: Road to Macstock - Mike Potter’s Pre-Event Update The Road to Macstock 2019 comes to an end as the big event weekend approaches. Mike Potter takes a break from the preparations to give us some (but not too many) details, comments on some of the themes that developed in this year’s interviews with speakers and volunteers, and a few things to do before you arrive. See you there!
MacVoices #19189: Josh Long of Intego On Malware, Security, Privacy, and Safety Online Josh Long, Chief Security Analyst for Intego, outlines some security practices that we should all be aware of…and not just using multiple passwords. Josh covers issues such as why you can have malware problems even if you don’t visit questionable web sites, why you might not want to use one of those “free” VPN services, and how to find out if your information has been compromised in any of those highly publicized hacks…and in some of the not-so-publicized hacks.
MacVoices #19188: Road to Macstock - Speaker Wrangler Brian Henson The Road to Macstock is almost over, but we wanted to get one last volunteer interview in with someone who is behind the scenes, but is absolutely essential to Macstock’s success. Brian Henson is the guy who helps each and every Macstock speaker on stage on time, plugged in, and ready to go. He talks about how the different speaker personalities require different approaches, how and why he got involved in Macstock, and offers some advice for potential speakers.
MacVoices #19187: Road to Macstock: Registration Volunteers Janet Potter and Cindy Rotz The Road to Macstock isn’t just about the speakers…the volunteers who make it all happen are equally important, maybe more so. This time, the two people who will great you at the registration table tell us about their different perspective on the conference. Janet Potter and Cindy Rotz share their observations on the attendees, the events, and why they enjoy being part of Macstock.
MacVoices #19186: Sam W. Klambour On The Push To Bring Zentyal Server to macOS When Apple discontinued macOS Server, there was a gap in the software market for Mac Admins. Sam W.Klambour, Product Evangelist for Zentyal macServer, talks about the need for a native macOS server, and the Indiegogo campaign he is coordinating to do just that. Sam explains why there is still a need for small and medium-sized businesses to run their own server, and why such a server needs to be both simple and powerful. We get a look at what such a server would look like, and learn how we can help fill this hole in the solutions that the Mac, as a platform, offers.
MacVoices #19185: Bryan Chaffin on A Post-Ive, Post-Ahrendts Apple, and Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Bryan Chaffin is back to provide his thoughts on the evolution of Apple that is represented by the departures of Jony Ive and Angela Ahrendts. Will design now take a back seat in the production process? How will the retail and service experiences change in the Apple Store? Bryan holds forth on those questions, then turns his attention to Facebook’s plan to get into the cryptocurrency game. The implications for both users of such a service, and for Facebook itself, are far-reaching; Bryan explains why.
MacVoices #19184: Road to Macstock - Macstock’s Camera Tech Norbert Frassa The Road to Macstock is getting shorter and shorter, but we’re not done yet. Norbert Frassa talks about how his positive “freshman” experience at Macstock made him want to be part the event, and how he was recruited to be the camera tech for this year’s Digital Pass videos.
MacVoices #19183: Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus On Web Site Tools, Jony Ive, and New Book Projects Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus is a brave man…brave enough to do a podcast during a thunderstorm! While the storm rages, Bob talks about his new book projects, his thoughts on the new beta OS’s from Apple, how Jony Ive’s departure will affect product design going forward, and some of the third-party services he uses to operate his web site, WorkingSmarterForMacUsers.com.
MacVoices #19182: Charlotte Henry On Fake News and “Not Buying It” Charlotte Henry has authored a new book on one of the hottest topics in today’s world, tech or otherwise. Not Buying It is Charlotte’s examination of “fake news” and the effect it is having on almost everything. Charlotte helps us define and identify fake news, what makes it different from simple rumor mongering, and why it isn’t necessarily politically motivated. Are we really living in a “post-truth era”? How to improve your digital literacy, whether or not there should be regulations to help curb the fake news epidemic, and why trust comes so hard these days are all part of Charlotte’s examination of the subject.
MacVoices #19181: Road to Macstock - Kirschen Seah Introduces Sketchnotes The Road to Macstock continues in a conversation with Kirschen Seah, who talks about how she will introduce attendees to a creative method of taking better notes. Sketchnoting involves creating notes graphically rather than in text, to improve retention and recall. Kirschen outlines her s experiences with the technique, and how she will cover it at Macstock.