Category Archives: Podcast

243: Workflow.app

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.

Links for this episode:

Workflow | Powerful automation made simple.

iTunes Link: Workflow: Powerful Automation Made Simple

MacSparky Workflow Video Field Guide

Workflow 1.1: Deeper iOS Automation – MacStories

Shownote Links

techEDvance – Create Affiliate Links on iOS with Workflow

Audio Idea

Where Next?

Share 1 Week

Share 1 Day

Send Pic Everywhere

Payroll Example

Replacing Fast Text with Workflow — Liss is More

ETA To Home

AirDrop & Delete Screenshot

An update to the YouTube to Huffduffer workflow — 512 Pixels

Pedro Lobo – Time Sensitive Dropbox Shared Links — There’s a Workflow for That.

Workflow (iOS): Server Commands – Home – Thought Asylum

Workflow (iOS): A Workflow to Download Images (Jay Mantri) – Home – Thought Asylum

Using Workflow.app to Save Expenses to Evernote

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242: MPU 242 – Troubleshooting with Joe Caiati

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!

Links for this episode:

dot info

Diagnostics & Usage

Joe Caiati (@JoeCaiati) | Twitter

Be your own Genius — 512 Pixels

235: Workflows with Stephen Hackett | Mac Power Users

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.

Remove unwanted adware that displays pop-up ads and graphics on your Mac – Apple Support

The Safe Mac

AdwareMedic

iStat Menus, a Mac app by Bjango

Using Apple Hardware Test – Apple Support

How to Reset NVRAM on your Mac – Apple Support

Intel-based Macs: Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC) – Apple Support

Mac OS X v10.6.3: Diagnostic and usage data collection – Apple Support

How to use Activity Monitor – Apple Support

OS X: About Network Utility – Apple Support

Apple – Find Locations

iFixit: The free repair manual – iFixit

Share diagnostics and usage information with Apple in iOS – Apple Support

OS X: About OS X Recovery – Apple Support

Remove InstallMac from your Macs – The Sweet Setup

Using Apple Diagnostics – Apple Support

Intel-based Macs: Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC) – Apple Support

How to use Activity Monitor – Apple Support

Resolving Kernel Panics

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Powerful image editing that gives you everything you need to create, edit and enhance your images, now on iPad and Mac.

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241: iCloud in 2015

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.

Links for this episode:

Apple – iCloud – Everything you love, everywhere you go.

MPU 042: Contacts and Calendars | Mac Power Users

In this episode, Katie and David tackle managing contacts and calendars on your Mac and iOS Devices.

Mac Power Users 178: The Contacts Show | Mac Power Users

David and Katie discuss the best practices for managing, syncing and organizing contacts.

Mac Power Users 179: Calendar Management | Mac Power Users

This week David and Katie tackle the calendar and best practices for managing, sharing and storing information to keep you on track.

Flexibits | Fantastical for Mac | Meet your Mac’s new calendar.

BusyCal

BusyContacts

Drafts – Agile Tortoise

Spanning Tools for Mac

Xmarks | Bookmark Sync and Search

MPU 069: Browser Wars | Mac Power Users

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.

Safari 5.1.7 for Windows

How to free up iCloud storage space | Macworld

Smile Blog: Sync PDF Documents with PDFpen 7 and iCloud Drive

iCloud Drive enables non-Mac App Store apps to use iCloud document storage | 9to5Mac

Apple – iTunes – iTunes Match

MPU 066: iTunes Match | Mac Power Users

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.

Quitting Family Sharing — MacSparky

Accidental Tech Podcast: 103: An Atheist or a Howard Stern Fan

John Siracusa explains why David is wrong about Family Sharing

Apple – OS X – Photos Preview

TidBITS: Initial Impressions of Photos for OS X Beta

Photos for OS X

Everything you need to know about Apple’s new Photos app for Mac | The Verge

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240: MPU Live: Auto-Magically, with Kenny G

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!

Links for this episode:

Teaching In Higher Ed

Bonni Stachowiak, Ed.D. | Vanguard University | Business

Could Video Feedback Replace the Red Pen? – Wired Campus

grading Archives – Teaching In Higher Ed

Tapes for Mac – Share Screencasts Fast

Screenflow – Screencasting and Video Editing Software

Screen Capture Software for Windows, Mac, and Chrome | Snagit

TextExpander: Mac Typing Shortcut Utility Saves You Time

PDFpen: Mac PDF Editor – Edit, Sign, and Correct PDFs

Mac Power Users – Community – Google+

MPU Google + Community Thread

Folderize – Sync nvALT notes to nested folders – BrettTerpstra.com

236: Managing Digital Finances | Mac Power Users

David and Katie talk best practices and discuss the various tools available to manage your finances online.

ledger, a powerful command-line accounting system

ledger-autosync — Bitbucket

Quicken® 2015 for Mac – Mac Financial Software

iBank 5 | Mac personal finance software, money management and small business applications for OS X

YNAB – Personal Budget Software – Finance Software for Windows & Mac

Moneydance – Personal Finance Manager for Mac, Windows, and Linux | Infinite Kind

Accounting Software for Small Business – Intuit QuickBooks

Mint: Money, Bill Pay, Credit Score & Investing

MoneyWell – Personal Finance Software for Mac and iPhone

App Camp For Girls – Home

MyPermissions.org – Scan your permissions… Find out who gained access to your personal info.

238: The Magic 20: 10 Apps and 10 Utilities For Your Mac | Mac Power Users

David and Katie run down their ten must have Mac Apps and 10 utilities for any Mac Power User

PopClip for Mac

Keyboard Maestro 6.4.8: Work Faster with Macros for Mac OS X

Flexibits | Fantastical for Mac | Meet your Mac’s new calendar.

namebench – Open-source DNS Benchmark Utility – Google Project Hosting

233: Family Tech Support | Mac Power Users

Katie and David discuss tools and techniques to help you provide tech support to your friends and family and encourage tech independence.

SaneBox – Email Management for Any Inbox

ClamXav

Trim Enabler and Yosemite | Cindori

OS X: About FileVault 2 – Apple Support

CNET: How to restart a FileVault-protected Mac remotely — KatieFloyd.me

OpenDNS: Cloud-Delivered Security Enforcement and Intelligence

curbi – iOS Parental Controls and Time Limits

Paperless Blog

Backblaze

SuperDuper!

Bootable Backups | Carbon Copy Cloner | Bombich Software

Other World Computing (OWC) – Performance Upgrades For Your Mac

iFixit: The free repair manual – iFixit

Duet Display – Ex-Apple Engineers Turn Your iPad into a Second Display for your Mac

Canary: The first smart home security device for everyone | Indiegogo

Fire TV Stick – Official Site – Shop Now

Sling TV – Watch Live US Entertainment Channels on the #1 Live International TV provider in the US

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The Omni GroupWe’re passionate about productivity for Mac, iPhone and iPad.

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239: Workflows with Adam Christianson

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!

Links for this episode:

The MacCast

Adam Christianson (@maccast) | Twitter

Apple IIGS – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Macintosh IIfx – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Mac Observer

ExpressionEngine / EllisLab

TextMate — The Missing Editor for Mac OS X

Sublime Text: The text editor you’ll fall in love with

CodePen – Front End Developer Playground & Code Editor in the Browser

PHP IDE :: JetBrains PhpStorm

Navicat GUI | DB Admin Tool for MySQL

GitHub · Build software better, together.

Your Mac Life

Feedly

Feedbin

Reeder App

ReadKit – Have all your reading in one place

Mr. Reader – RSS News Reader for your iPad

Newsify: RSS News Reader for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

OmniOutliner – The Omni Group

Reinvented Software – Feeder for Mac

TextExpander: Mac Typing Shortcut Utility

Time Tracking & Invoicing | Billings Pro | Marketcircle

xScope

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