MacVoices #19217: Doug Adams Discusses The Bright, Post-iTunes Future for Doug’s Scripts Doug’s Scripts has been an amazing resource for iTunes AppleScripts for many years, but what does the impending Catalina transition to the Music and TV apps mean for the site? Doug Adams discusses what it takes to update his scripts for the new apps, the progress he’s made, and what to expect during the change. Doug also covers a surprising fact about his web site, his love of coding, and talks about The Next Track.

MacVoices #19216: New Apple Product Discussion with David Ginsburg With a few days to review the Apple announcements, consider the resulting flood of opinions (good and bad) on those announcements, David Ginsburg and host Chuck Joiner deliver their thoughts on everything from Arcade to iPhone 11 Pro. The content of each announcement, what it means for the product, and even some things that aren’t being talked about anywhere else find their way into the conversation.

MacVoices #19215: Mike Schmitz On Learning GoodNotes, The Sweet Setup, and Intentionality Mike Schmitz gives us some insight into the kinds of things he is and will be covering as the Executive Editor at The Sweet Setup. He discusses what you will learn in his new GoodNotes, the benefits of analog notes on a digital device, and what a bullet journal is. Mike also gives us an update on his Faith-Based Productivity project, explains why he occasionally implements a “nuclear option” to stay focused, and more.

MacVoices #19213: Josh Centers Take Control of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 Josh Centers talks about the newest versions of Apple’s mobile operating systems and his new book, Take Control of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. The forking of iOS brings new capabilities specific to iPhones and iPads, and Josh outlines some of those changes, including new Safari capabilities for iPad, the sci-fi-like Voice Control,  iCloud Drive enhancements, and external storage drive options for both Lightning and USB-C iDevices. Want to use a mouse with your iPad? Want easier access to power user features? Josh touches on these topics and more as we dig into his latest effort for Take Control Books.

MacVoices #19212: Scholle McFarland Takes Control of macOS Catalina In Take Control of Catalina, Scholle McFarland starts us on the path to getting the most out of Apple’s latest macOS. She tells us what to expect when you first boot up the new 64-bit operating system, how to use Sidecar to get the best performance and outlines some new Continuity features. She also gives is a look at some of the enhancements to Notes and Reminders, and talks about the “bundlerific” deal from Take Control.

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Scholle McFarland has been covering the Mac since 1996 as an editor at MacUser magazine and then Macworld. During that time, she witnessed Apple transform from everyone’s favorite “doomed†company to everyone’s actually favorite company and is still amazed by the whole thing. When she’s not working as a freelance writer and editor, Scholle likes to hang out with her family, friends, and many animals in beautiful Portland, Oregon. You can follow her on Twitter.

MacVoices #19211 - Joe Kissell Takes Control of Upgrading to macOS Catalina Joe Kissell has been digging into the best way to upgrade to the next generation of macOS, and shares some of his findings from his new book, Take Control of Upgrading to Catalina. What makes this upgrade different is the transition to only 64-bit apps. Some strategies on how to perform the upgrade effectively, how to find which of your apps can’t make the transition, and the things you should do before upgrading are just a few of the topics covered in this discussion. There are also some potential challenges after the upgrade, including security options that you should be aware of. Find out what you need to know from Joe.

MacVoices #19210: A Tour of The Tools and Resources Created by Brett Terpstra We followed up, as promised with Brett Terpstra, to get an explanation of how to find all the tools and resources he has created to solve both his problems and yours. Brett gives us a tour of his web site, and explains the logic behind his organization. The discussion evolved into an examination of the tools he used to build that site, the pros and cons of different web publishing platforms, and the benefit of hacker conferences.

MacVoices #19209: St. Clair Software’s Jon Gotow on Getting Apps Ready for macOS Catalina Jon Gotow of St. Clair Software takes a break from coding to discuss the coming transition to the 64-bit macOS Catalina, and what it means for you. What it takes to transition apps from 32-bit to 64-bit, why some apps and developers won’t or can’t make the transition, and what you should expect from developers are all part of our first look at this change that is going to affect everyone who uses a Mac. Jon gives us a status report on all of his apps, shares his thinking on charging for the upgrades, and offers some advice on how to communicate with those who make your mission-critical apps.

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 #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 #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.