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MacVoices #24192: Live! - The EU Targets Meta, Ticketmaster Breach Notices, Crypto Tax Rules
2d ago
MacVoices #24192: Live! - The EU Targets Meta, Ticketmaster Breach Notices, Crypto Tax Rules
The MacVoices Live! panel looks at the EU's scrutiny of Meta's pay or consent model, pondering potential fines and implications for the tech industry. Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Web Bixby, Marty Jencius, Eric Bolden, Jeff Gamet, Guy Serle, and Mark Fuccio also analyze Ticketmaster's data breach notifications, reflecting on electronic ticketing security. Shifting focus to the U.S. Treasury's crypto tax rules, we explore the impact on market legitimacy and illicit activities. The conversation extends to the EU tech landscape, highlighting companies like Siemens and Accenture, and the EU's stance on American tech giants. Various tangents include digital transactions, converting crypto gains, and financial analogies in modern markets.    MacVoices is supported by the new MacVoices Discord, our latest benefit for MacVoices Patrons. Sign up, get access, and jin the conversations at Patreon.com/macvoices. Show Notes: Chapters: 00:00 Meta vs. EU: Pay or Consent Breach 02:06 Thoughts on Meta's Legal Troubles 05:28 Global Fines and Tech Industry Response 07:30 Lack of Huge Tech Companies in EU 12:52 European Tech Companies: Philips and Logitech 14:02 Ticketmaster Data Breach Notification 19:00 U.S. Treasury's Tax Rules for Crypto Links: Meta’s ‘pay or consent’ model in breach of EU tech rules, says Brussels https://thenextweb.com/news/metas-pay-or-consent-model-breach-eu-tech-rules Ticketmaster are notifying customers that their personal data may have been exposed after widely-reported hack  https://www.loudersound.com/news/ticketmaster-hack-update The Morning After: The US Treasury finalizes tax rules for crypto https://www.engadget.com/the-morning-after-the-us-treasury-finalizes-tax-rules-for-crypto-111534062.html?guccounter=1 Guests: Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitter, by email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, on his blog, Trending At Work, and as co-host on The Vision ProFiles podcast. Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @brian8944@mastodon.cloud. Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at piqsure.com, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990's selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through Twitter, LinkedIn, or on Mastodon. Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, jeffgamet on LinkedIn., @jgamet@mastodon.social on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/jgamet. David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/daveg65 and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @daveg65@mastodon.cloud Dr. Marty Jencius has been an Associate Professor of Counseling at Kent State University since 2000. He has over 120 publications in books, chapters, journal articles, and others, along with 200 podcasts related to counseling, counselor education, and faculty life. His technology interest led him to develop the counseling profession ‘firsts,’ including listservs, a web-based peer-reviewed journal, The Journal of Technology in Counseling, teaching and conferencing in virtual worlds as the founder of Counselor Education in Second Life, and podcast founder/producer of CounselorAudioSource.net and ThePodTalk.net. Currently, he produces a podcast about counseling and life questions, the Circular Firing Squad, and digital video interviews with legacies capturing the history of the counseling field. This is also co-host of The Vision ProFiles podcast. Generally, Marty is chasing the newest tech trends, which explains his interest in A.I. for teaching, research, and productivity. Marty is an active presenter and past president of the NorthEast Ohio Apple Corp (NEOAC). Support:      Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon      http://patreon.com/macvoices      Enjoy this episode? Make a one-time donation with PayPal Connect:      Web:      http://macvoices.com      Twitter:      http://www.twitter.com/chuckjoiner      http://www.twitter.com/macvoices      Mastodon:      https://mastodon.cloud/@chuckjoiner      Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/chuck.joiner      MacVoices Page on Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/macvoices/      MacVoices Group on Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/groups/macvoice      LinkedIn:      https://www.linkedin.com/in/chuckjoiner/      Instagram:      https://www.instagram.com/chuckjoiner/ Subscribe:      Audio in iTunes      Video in iTunes      Subscribe manually via iTunes or any podcatcher:      Audio: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesrss      Video: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesvideorss
MacVoices #24191: Live! - Wrapping Up Macstock Conference and Expo
3d ago
MacVoices #24191: Live! - Wrapping Up Macstock Conference and Expo
The 2024 version of Macstock Conference and Expo is in the books, and a majority of the MacVoices Live! panel were in attendance. Chuck Joiner, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, David Ginsburg, Mike Potter, Marty Jencius, Jim Rea, and Web Bixby look back at the weekend’s events and some of their favorite aspects and presentations. If you didn’t make it, find out how you can still benefit from the year’s best Apple user event.  MacVoices is sponsored by BetterHelp. Stop comparing and start focusing, with BetterHelp. Visit BetterHelp.com//macvoices to get 10% off your first month. Show Notes: Chapters: 00:00 Introduction to MacVoices 00:52 Panel Discussion on Macstock Event 01:32 Introducing Panel Members 03:16 Marty's Experience at MacStock 05:09 Healing Powers of Macstock 06:14 Humorous Exchange about Hugs at Macstock 06:50 Favorite Moments at Macstock 09:37 Fond Memories of Macstock 12:07 Mike Potter's Reflection on Macstock 18:34 Planning for Future MacStock Events 29:22 Appreciation for MacStock Volunteers Links: Macstock Conference and Expo Guests: Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @brian8944@mastodon.cloud. David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/daveg65 and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @daveg65@mastodon.cloud. Dr. Marty Jencius has been an Associate Professor of Counseling at Kent State University since 2000. He has over 120 publications in books, chapters, journal articles, and others, along with 200 podcasts related to counseling, counselor education, and faculty life. His technology interest led him to develop the counseling profession ‘firsts,’ including listservs, a web-based peer-reviewed journal, The Journal of Technology in Counseling, teaching and conferencing in virtual worlds as the founder of Counselor Education in Second Life, and podcast founder/producer of CounselorAudioSource.net and ThePodTalk.net. Currently, he produces a podcast about counseling and life questions, the Circular Firing Squad, and digital video interviews with legacies capturing the history of the counseling field. This is also co-host of The Vision ProFiles podcast. Generally, Marty is chasing the newest tech trends, which explains his interest in A.I. for teaching, research, and productivity. Marty is an active presenter and past president of the NorthEast Ohio Apple Corp (NEOAC). Michael Potter  is the Executive Producer of For Mac Eyes Only, and the organizer of the annual Macstock Conference and Expo. Mike's love-affair for all things Apple began in his Junior High's Library playing Lemonade Stand on a pair of brand new Apple ][+ computers. His penchant for Apple gear continued to be nurtured by the public school system when, in High School, he was hired as a lab supervisor to help run the Apple ][e lab for his fellow students and their Print Shop needs. Then, further still, in college he often opted to help a friend with her Computer Graphics coursework instead of focusing on his own studies, but only because it helped get him closer to the Mac-lab. Jim Rea built his own computer from scratch in 1975, started programming in 1977, and has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE's ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. He’s been a speaker at MacTech, MacWorld Expo and other industry conferences. Follow Jim at provue.com and via @provuejim@techhub.social on Mastodon.   Support:      Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon      http://patreon.com/macvoices      Enjoy this episode? Make a one-time donation with PayPal Connect:      Web:      http://macvoices.com      Twitter:      http://www.twitter.com/chuckjoiner      http://www.twitter.com/macvoices      Mastodon:      https://mastodon.cloud/@chuckjoiner      Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/chuck.joiner      MacVoices Page on Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/macvoices/      MacVoices Group on Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/groups/macvoice      LinkedIn:      https://www.linkedin.com/in/chuckjoiner/      Instagram:      https://www.instagram.com/chuckjoiner/ Subscribe:      Audio in iTunes      Video in iTunes      Subscribe manually via iTunes or any podcatcher:      Audio: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesrss      Video: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesvideorss
MacVoices #24190: Live! - HomePod Lifespan and Mastodon's Journalist Appeal
4d ago
MacVoices #24190: Live! - HomePod Lifespan and Mastodon's Journalist Appeal
How long should a HomePod last? Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Web Bixby, Marty Jencius, Eric Bolden, Jeff Gamet, Guy Serle, and Mark Fuccio discuss the lifespan of Apple’s smart speaker along with other hardware, and how it could be maximized. The conversation also includes how Mastodon is trying to become the journalists social media platform of choice, why X is still arguably the best platform for news, and how that could change.  MacVoices is sponsored by BetterHelp. Stop comparing and start focusing, with BetterHelp. Visit BetterHelp.com//macvoices to get 10% off your first month. Show Notes: Chapters: 00:00 Introduction to HomePods Vintage List and Mastodon's Appeal 01:34 HomePods Connectivity Lifespan and Vintage Classification 05:11 Reassurance and User Experiences with Original HomePods 08:13 Debating the Future Utility of Original HomePods 12:36 Mastodon's Support for Journalists and Media Organizations 13:50 Mastodon's Efforts to Validate as a Platform for Journalists 21:13 Journalist Presence on Twitter and Social Media Platforms Debate Links: Apple adds HomePod, AirPods to the 'vintage products' list https://appleinsider.com/articles/24/07/01/apple-adds-homepod-airpods-to-the-vintage-products-list Highlighting journalism on Mastodon https://blog.joinmastodon.org/2024/07/highlighting-journalism-on-mastodon/ Guests: Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitter, by email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, on his blog, Trending At Work, and as co-host on The Vision ProFiles podcast. Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @brian8944@mastodon.cloud. Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at piqsure.com, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990's selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through Twitter, LinkedIn, or on Mastodon. Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, jeffgamet on LinkedIn., @jgamet@mastodon.social on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/jgamet. David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/daveg65 and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @daveg65@mastodon.cloud Dr. Marty Jencius has been an Associate Professor of Counseling at Kent State University since 2000. He has over 120 publications in books, chapters, journal articles, and others, along with 200 podcasts related to counseling, counselor education, and faculty life. His technology interest led him to develop the counseling profession ‘firsts,’ including listservs, a web-based peer-reviewed journal, The Journal of Technology in Counseling, teaching and conferencing in virtual worlds as the founder of Counselor Education in Second Life, and podcast founder/producer of CounselorAudioSource.net and ThePodTalk.net. Currently, he produces a podcast about counseling and life questions, the Circular Firing Squad, and digital video interviews with legacies capturing the history of the counseling field. This is also co-host of The Vision ProFiles podcast. Generally, Marty is chasing the newest tech trends, which explains his interest in A.I. for teaching, research, and productivity. Marty is an active presenter and past president of the NorthEast Ohio Apple Corp (NEOAC). Support:      Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon      http://patreon.com/macvoices      Enjoy this episode? Make a one-time donation with PayPal Connect:      Web:      http://macvoices.com      Twitter:      http://www.twitter.com/chuckjoiner      http://www.twitter.com/macvoices      Mastodon:      https://mastodon.cloud/@chuckjoiner      Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/chuck.joiner      MacVoices Page on Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/macvoices/      MacVoices Group on Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/groups/macvoice      LinkedIn:      https://www.linkedin.com/in/chuckjoiner/      Instagram:      https://www.instagram.com/chuckjoiner/ Subscribe:      Audio in iTunes      Video in iTunes      Subscribe manually via iTunes or any podcatcher:      Audio: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesrss      Video: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesvideorss
MacVoices #24189: Live! - Vision Pro Demos, iPad Dominates, Beats Pill
5d ago
MacVoices #24189: Live! - Vision Pro Demos, iPad Dominates, Beats Pill
Catching up on some MacVoices discussions, Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Web Bixby, Marty Jencius, Eric Bolden, Jeff Gamet, Guy Serle, and Mark Fuccio cover Apple's stock reaching a record high, Phil Schiller's involvement with OpenAI, and the strong presence of iPads in the tech market. The conversation also delves into a new Beats Pill speaker, enhanced with better sound quality and competitive pricing. The panel also discusses Apple Vision Pro demos and how they may affect the perception of the spatial computing device. MacVoices is sponsored by BetterHelp. Stop comparing and start focusing, with BetterHelp. Visit BetterHelp.com//macvoices to get 10% off your first month. Show Notes: Chapters: 00:00 Apple Vision Pro and Beats Pill Updates 02:15 Phil Schiller to Join OpenAI Board 04:02 Responsibilities of Board Members 05:56 No Money Exchange between Apple and OpenAI 07:19 Introductions and Apologies 07:43 Panel Member Introductions 08:50 3D Spatial Conversion Feature 11:58 Apple Dominance in iPads and Mac Sales 15:05 Personalizing the Apple Vision Pro Demo 20:00 Insights on Extended Apple Vision Pro Demo 23:23 New Beats Speaker Release 27:23 The Beats Pill Portable Speaker Market 29:42 Connect with MacVoices and Support the Show Links: In-store Vision Pro demos will see two big changes this month https://9to5mac.com/2024/07/01/in-store-vision-pro-demos-will-see-two-big-changes-this-month/ Apple dominates the US tablet market, and Mac sales are surging https://appleinsider.com/articles/24/06/26/apple-dominates-the-us-tablet-market-and-mac-sales-are-surging Beats Pill Bluetooth Speaker Makes a Comeback With Improved Sound, Water Resistance, and a Lower Price Tag https://www.macrumors.com/2024/06/25/beats-pill-bluetooth-speaker-announced/  Guests: Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitter, by email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, on his blog, Trending At Work, and as co-host on The Vision ProFiles podcast. Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @brian8944@mastodon.cloud. Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at piqsure.com, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990's selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through Twitter, LinkedIn, or on Mastodon. Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, jeffgamet on LinkedIn., @jgamet@mastodon.social on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/jgamet. David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/daveg65 and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @daveg65@mastodon.cloud Dr. Marty Jencius has been an Associate Professor of Counseling at Kent State University since 2000. He has over 120 publications in books, chapters, journal articles, and others, along with 200 podcasts related to counseling, counselor education, and faculty life. His technology interest led him to develop the counseling profession ‘firsts,’ including listservs, a web-based peer-reviewed journal, The Journal of Technology in Counseling, teaching and conferencing in virtual worlds as the founder of Counselor Education in Second Life, and podcast founder/producer of CounselorAudioSource.net and ThePodTalk.net. Currently, he produces a podcast about counseling and life questions, the Circular Firing Squad, and digital video interviews with legacies capturing the history of the counseling field. This is also co-host of The Vision ProFiles podcast. Generally, Marty is chasing the newest tech trends, which explains his interest in A.I. for teaching, research, and productivity. Marty is an active presenter and past president of the NorthEast Ohio Apple Corp (NEOAC).   Support:      Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon      http://patreon.com/macvoices      Enjoy this episode? Make a one-time donation with PayPal Connect:      Web:      http://macvoices.com      Twitter:      http://www.twitter.com/chuckjoiner      http://www.twitter.com/macvoices      Mastodon:      https://mastodon.cloud/@chuckjoiner      Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/chuck.joiner      MacVoices Page on Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/macvoices/      MacVoices Group on Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/groups/macvoice      LinkedIn:      https://www.linkedin.com/in/chuckjoiner/      Instagram:      https://www.instagram.com/chuckjoiner/ Subscribe:      Audio in iTunes      Video in iTunes      Subscribe manually via iTunes or any podcatcher:      Audio: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesrss      Video: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesvideorss
MacVoices #24186: Live! - Dell Employees Choose "Or Else," and A Colder, Faster iPad
5d ago
MacVoices #24186: Live! - Dell Employees Choose "Or Else," and A Colder, Faster iPad
Dell employees surprised their management by deciding, in large numbers, to live with the disincentives put in place to encourage their return to the office. Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, Marty Jencius, Jim Rea, Web Bixby, Jeff Gamet, Eric Bolden, and Mark Fuccio discuss the implications for the company, as well as the larger world of work. Next, they answer the question of whether a panel member was responsible for an unusual method of breaking a speed record with an M4 iPad.    Show Notes: Chapters: 00:00 Introduction 07:59 Dell's Return-to-Office Dilemma 08:54 Long-Term Business Impact of Remote Work 09:51 Productivity Boosts and Mentorship Programs 11:03 Flexibility in Remote Work Arrangements 13:25 Evolution of the Return-to-Office Discussion 16:20 Protecting Online Privacy with ExpressVPN 16:32 Frozen M4 iPad Pro Breaks Benchmark Record 18:05 User Experience with the M4 iPad Pro 23:36 Artisanal Software Festival and Mastodon Profile 24:33 Balancing Remote Work and Mentorship Links: Spotify’s Basic plan returns to $11 a month by cutting audiobooks https://www.engadget.com/spotifys-basic-plan-returns-to-11-a-month-by-cutting-audiobooks-163804267.html Dell said return to the office or else—nearly half of workers chose “or else” https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/06/nearly-half-of-dells-workforce-refused-to-return-to-the-office/ M4 iPad Pro maverick breaks Geekbench 6 iOS world record by putting it in the freezer for 10 minutes https://www.imore.com/ipad/ipad-pro/m4-ipad-pro-maverick-breaks-geekbench-6-ios-world-record-by-putting-it-in-the-freezer-for-10-minutes Guests: Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitter, by email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, on his blog, Trending At Work, and as co-host on The Vision ProFiles podcast. Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @brian8944@mastodon.cloud. Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at piqsure.com, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990's selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through Twitter, LinkedIn, or on Mastodon. Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, jeffgamet on LinkedIn., @jgamet@mastodon.social on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/jgamet. David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/daveg65 and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @daveg65@mastodon.cloud. Dr. Marty Jencius has been an Associate Professor of Counseling at Kent State University since 2000. He has over 120 publications in books, chapters, journal articles, and others, along with 200 podcasts related to counseling, counselor education, and faculty life. His technology interest led him to develop the counseling profession ‘firsts,’ including listservs, a web-based peer-reviewed journal, The Journal of Technology in Counseling, teaching and conferencing in virtual worlds as the founder of Counselor Education in Second Life, and podcast founder/producer of CounselorAudioSource.net and ThePodTalk.net. Currently, he produces a podcast about counseling and life questions, the Circular Firing Squad, and digital video interviews with legacies capturing the history of the counseling field. This is also co-host of The Vision ProFiles podcast. Generally, Marty is chasing the newest tech trends, which explains his interest in A.I. for teaching, research, and productivity. Marty is an active presenter and past president of the NorthEast Ohio Apple Corp (NEOAC). Jim Rea built his own computer from scratch in 1975, started programming in 1977, and has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE's ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. He’s been a speaker at MacTech, MacWorld Expo and other industry conferences. Follow Jim at provue.com and via @provuejim@techhub.social on Mastodon.   Support:      Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon      http://patreon.com/macvoices      Enjoy this episode? Make a one-time donation with PayPal Connect:      Web:      http://macvoices.com      Twitter:      http://www.twitter.com/chuckjoiner      http://www.twitter.com/macvoices      Mastodon:      https://mastodon.cloud/@chuckjoiner      Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/chuck.joiner      MacVoices Page on Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/macvoices/      MacVoices Group on Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/groups/macvoice      LinkedIn:      https://www.linkedin.com/in/chuckjoiner/      Instagram:      https://www.instagram.com/chuckjoiner/ Subscribe:      Audio in iTunes      Video in iTunes      Subscribe manually via iTunes or any podcatcher:      Audio: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesrss      Video: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesvideorss
MacVoices #24188: TV+ Talk - What's On Apple TV+ with Charlotte Henry
Jul 12 2024
MacVoices #24188: TV+ Talk - What's On Apple TV+ with Charlotte Henry
Charlotte Henry and Chuck Joiner discuss the impending release of the Apple Vision Pro in the U.K. before turning their attention to some of the upcoming releases on Apple TV+ and Apple’s approach to programming. They analyze the future of media consumption and the diverse content offerings on the Apple TV+, spanning genres from dramas to sports. The streaming market is competitive, and Apple’s strategy for the service is proving to appeal to a broad audience.  Show Notes: Chapters: 00:00 Introduction 07:28 Apple Vision Pro in the UK 13:50 The Promotion Dilemma 15:19 Apple's Shift to Theaters 18:30 Big Stars in Apple Productions 23:31 Apple's Genre Success 26:14 Apple TV Plus Dive: Wide Range 29:18 Exciting Upcoming Shows 30:56 Sports Influence on Apple TV Plus 33:49 Where to Find Chuck and Charlotte Co-Host: Charlotte Henry is a media junkie, covering how Apple is not just a revolutionary tech firm, but a revolutionary media firm. She is based in London, writes and broadcasts for various outlets, and is the author of Not Buying It, an examination of fake news. You can find her on her The Addition blog, her podcast, in her The Addition newsletter on substack, and on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok. Support:      Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon      http://patreon.com/macvoices      Enjoy this episode? Make a one-time donation with PayPal Connect:      Web:      http://macvoices.com      Twitter:      http://www.twitter.com/chuckjoiner      http://www.twitter.com/macvoices      Mastodon:      https://mastodon.cloud/@chuckjoiner      Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/chuck.joiner      MacVoices Page on Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/macvoices/      MacVoices Group on Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/groups/macvoice      LinkedIn:      https://www.linkedin.com/in/chuckjoiner/      Instagram:      https://www.instagram.com/chuckjoiner/ Subscribe:      Audio in iTunes      Video in iTunes      Subscribe manually via iTunes or any podcatcher:      Audio: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesrss      Video: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesvideorss
MacVoices #24187: Live! - The Zombie Unofficial Apple Weblog Affair
Jul 11 2024
MacVoices #24187: Live! - The Zombie Unofficial Apple Weblog Affair
The MacVoices Live! panel of Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, James Baraniak, Marty Jencius, Jim Rea, Mark Fuccio, Eric Bolden, Ben Roethig, Jeff Gamet, and Web Bixby has an emotional reaction to the return of The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) under a new owner. The domain was acquired and transformed into an AI-re-written site. The panel expresses shock and disapproval at the unethical practice of utilizing past writers' identities for AI-generated content without permission. We analyze the potential legal ramifications, emphasizing copyright and intellectual property violation concerns, and explore the worrisome landscape of internet content manipulation. With a focus on authors' rights, The site was changing in real time while this session was being recorded, and the panelists comment on those modifications as they happened.  MacVoices is supported by ExpressVPN. High speed, ultra secure, and easy to use. Take back your online privacy while you surf. Visit ExpressVPN/MacVoices and find out how to get three months free. Show Notes: Chapters: 00:00 Introduction 04:35 Panel Introductions 08:43 The Unraveling of TUAW 20:45 Consequences of Unethical Actions 28:33 Scrapping Old Content 31:36 Intellectual Property Concerns 35:59 AI's Negative Impact 37:44 Reflections and Concerns 40:35 Identity Confusion 44:42 Conclusion and Support Options Links: A Beloved Tech Blog Is Now Publishing AI Articles Under the Names of Its Old Human Staff  https://www.404media.co/a-beloved-tech-blog-tuaw-is-now-publishing-ai-articles-under-the-names-of-its-old-human-staff/ Authors at TUAW https://www.tuaw.com/author/ Apple blog TUAW returns as an AI content farm  https://www.engadget.com/apple-blog-tuaw-returns-as-an-ai-content-farm-225326136.html Guests: Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. James Baraniak is a biochemist with a passion for bridging science with law. He is majorly invested in all sorts of tech, particularly fond of video games, and have work previously in advising others in terms of electronics. You may reach him on X (formerly Twitter) @JustSimplyJames and watch him on RedButtonJamfest on Twitch. Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitter, by email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, on his blog, Trending At Work, and as co-host on The Vision ProFiles podcast. Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @brian8944@mastodon.cloud. Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at piqsure.com, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990's selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through Twitter, LinkedIn, or on Mastodon. Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, jeffgamet on LinkedIn., @jgamet@mastodon.social on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/jgamet. David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/daveg65 and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @daveg65@mastodon.cloud Dr. Marty Jencius has been an Associate Professor of Counseling at Kent State University since 2000. He has over 120 publications in books, chapters, journal articles, and others, along with 200 podcasts related to counseling, counselor education, and faculty life. His technology interest led him to develop the counseling profession ‘firsts,’ including listservs, a web-based peer-reviewed journal, The Journal of Technology in Counseling, teaching and conferencing in virtual worlds as the founder of Counselor Education in Second Life, and podcast founder/producer of CounselorAudioSource.net and ThePodTalk.net. Currently, he produces a podcast about counseling and life questions, the Circular Firing Squad, and digital video interviews with legacies capturing the history of the counseling field. This is also co-host of The Vision ProFiles podcast. Generally, Marty is chasing the newest tech trends, which explains his interest in A.I. for teaching, research, and productivity. Marty is an active presenter and past president of the NorthEast Ohio Apple Corp (NEOAC). Jim Rea built his own computer from scratch in 1975, started programming in 1977, and has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE's ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. He’s been a speaker at MacTech, MacWorld Expo and other industry conferences. Follow Jim at provue.com and via @provuejim@techhub.social on Mastodon. Ben Roethig has been in the Apple Ecosystem since the System 7 Days. He is the a former Associate Editor with Geek Beat, Co-Founder of The Tech Hangout and Deconstruct and currently shares his thoughts on RoethigTech. Contact him on  Twitter and Mastodon. Support:      Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon      http://patreon.com/macvoices      Enjoy this episode? 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MacVoices #24185: Road to Macstock - Last Minute Announcements with Mike Potter
Jul 10 2024
MacVoices #24185: Road to Macstock - Last Minute Announcements with Mike Potter
˚ As the big event approaches, we wrap up this year’s Road to Macstock Conference and Expo series with one more visit by organizer Mike Potter to get the last minute information on sponsors, last-minute registrations, walk-in policies, and more. See you there!  Visit Macstock Conference and Expo and use the MacVoices discount code MACVOICES to save $30 on your registration fee. Show Notes: Chapters: 00:00 The Road to MacStock Updates 03:20 Presenters and Workshop Updates 09:30 Workshop Presenters Preview 11:30 Logistics and Last-Minute Information Guests: Michael Potter  is the Executive Producer of For Mac Eyes Only, and the organizer of the annual Macstock Conference and Expo. Mike's love-affair for all things Apple began in his Junior High's Library playing Lemonade Stand on a pair of brand new Apple ][+ computers. His penchant for Apple gear continued to be nurtured by the public school system when, in High School, he was hired as a lab supervisor to help run the Apple ][e lab for his fellow students and their Print Shop needs. Then, further still, in college he often opted to help a friend with her Computer Graphics coursework instead of focusing on his own studies, but only because it helped get him closer to the Mac-lab. Support:      Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon      http://patreon.com/macvoices      Enjoy this episode? Make a one-time donation with PayPal Connect:      Web:      http://macvoices.com      Twitter:      http://www.twitter.com/chuckjoiner      http://www.twitter.com/macvoices      Mastodon:      https://mastodon.cloud/@chuckjoiner      Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/chuck.joiner      MacVoices Page on Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/macvoices/      MacVoices Group on Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/groups/macvoice      LinkedIn:      https://www.linkedin.com/in/chuckjoiner/      Instagram:      https://www.instagram.com/chuckjoiner/ Subscribe:      Audio in iTunes      Video in iTunes      Subscribe manually via iTunes or any podcatcher:      Audio: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesrss      Video: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesvideorss
MacVoices #24184: Road to Macstock with Kelly Guimont of The Aftershow
Jul 9 2024
MacVoices #24184: Road to Macstock with Kelly Guimont of The Aftershow
Our next stop on The  Road to Macstock Conference and Expo is with Kelly Guimont who talks about value of the "hallway track" at conferences for fostering meaningful connections among attendees. Then, she previews her presentation on enhancing attention and focus through doodling and note-taking. The conversation touches on the science behind memory retention related to writing versus typing notes, as well as the welcoming nature of Macstock.   Visit Macstock Conference and Expo and use Kelly's discount code, VERSO, or the MacVoices discount code MACVOICES to save $30 on your registration fee. Show Notes: Chapters: 00:00 Introduction to MacVoices with Kelly Guimont 05:33 Preview of Kelly's Presentation at Macstock 13:17 Importance of Writing Down Information for Recall 18:40 Discount Codes for Macstock Registration 22:27 Emphasizing the Benefits of Writing Information Down 23:29 Chuck's Karaoke Teaser for Macstock Guests: Kelly Guimont is a podcaster and friend of the Rebel Alliance. You can also hear her on The Aftershow with Mike Rose, and she still has more to say which she saves for Twitter and Mastodon.  Support:      Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon      http://patreon.com/macvoices      Enjoy this episode? Make a one-time donation with PayPal Connect:      Web:      http://macvoices.com      Twitter:      http://www.twitter.com/chuckjoiner      http://www.twitter.com/macvoices      Mastodon:      https://mastodon.cloud/@chuckjoiner      Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/chuck.joiner      MacVoices Page on Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/macvoices/      MacVoices Group on Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/groups/macvoice      LinkedIn:      https://www.linkedin.com/in/chuckjoiner/      Instagram:      https://www.instagram.com/chuckjoiner/ Subscribe:      Audio in iTunes      Video in iTunes      Subscribe manually via iTunes or any podcatcher:      Audio: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesrss      Video: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesvideorss
MacVoices #24183: Live! - Paid Smart Assistants, Kaspersky, and AI Web Scrapping
Jul 9 2024
MacVoices #24183: Live! - Paid Smart Assistants, Kaspersky, and AI Web Scrapping
Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, Marty Jencius, Jim Rea, Web Bixby, Jeff Gamet, Eric Bolden, and Mark Fuccio take a MacVoices Live! look at Amazon's potential plan to charge for its AI assistant, Alexa, and its implications. The discussion also touches on the US ban on Kaspersky software due to security concerns, lack of transparency, and AI companies scraping websites despite privacy settings. The importance of ethical considerations in AI development and the challenges faced in the evolving landscape of technology are fodder for both positive and negative viewpoints.  MacVoices is supported by ExpressVPN. High speed, ultra secure, and easy to use. Take back your online privacy while you surf. Visit ExpressVPN/MacVoices and find out how to get three months free. Show Notes: Chapters: 00:00 Introduction: Smart Assistants and Security Concerns 00:28 Amazon's Potential Subscription Fee for Alexa 04:40 Impact on Apple and Siri's Competitiveness 06:34 User Behavior and Value Perception of Smart Assistants 12:51 Frustrations and Annoyances with Alexa 16:42 Concerns and Speculations about Kaspersky's Reputation 22:52 AI Companies and Website Scraping Controversy Links: Amazon Could Charge Up to $10/Month for Alexa https://www.macrumors.com/2024/06/21/amazon-paid-alexa-plan/ US bans sale of Kaspersky software citing security risk from Russia https://techcrunch.com/2024/06/20/us-bans-kaspersky-software-security-risk-russia/?guccounter=1 AI companies are reportedly still scraping websites despite protocols meant to block them https://www.engadget.com/ai-companies-are-reportedly-still-scraping-websites-despite-protocols-meant-to-block-them-132308524.html Guests: Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitter, by email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, on his blog, Trending At Work, and as co-host on The Vision ProFiles podcast. Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @brian8944@mastodon.cloud. Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at piqsure.com, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990's selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through Twitter, LinkedIn, or on Mastodon. Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, jeffgamet on LinkedIn., @jgamet@mastodon.social on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/jgamet. David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/daveg65 and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @daveg65@mastodon.cloud. Dr. Marty Jencius has been an Associate Professor of Counseling at Kent State University since 2000. He has over 120 publications in books, chapters, journal articles, and others, along with 200 podcasts related to counseling, counselor education, and faculty life. His technology interest led him to develop the counseling profession ‘firsts,’ including listservs, a web-based peer-reviewed journal, The Journal of Technology in Counseling, teaching and conferencing in virtual worlds as the founder of Counselor Education in Second Life, and podcast founder/producer of CounselorAudioSource.net and ThePodTalk.net. Currently, he produces a podcast about counseling and life questions, the Circular Firing Squad, and digital video interviews with legacies capturing the history of the counseling field. This is also co-host of The Vision ProFiles podcast. Generally, Marty is chasing the newest tech trends, which explains his interest in A.I. for teaching, research, and productivity. Marty is an active presenter and past president of the NorthEast Ohio Apple Corp (NEOAC). Jim Rea built his own computer from scratch in 1975, started programming in 1977, and has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE's ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. He’s been a speaker at MacTech, MacWorld Expo and other industry conferences. Follow Jim at provue.com and via @provuejim@techhub.social on Mastodon. 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MacVoices #24182: Road to Macstock - Jeff Gamet of The Context Machine
Jul 8 2024
MacVoices #24182: Road to Macstock - Jeff Gamet of The Context Machine
The Road to Macstock Conference and Expo is getting short, but we’re not done yet. Jeff Gamet of The Context Machine (among other projects) talks about how his presentation will approach to smart home automation, and why it probably won’t start where you think it will. He will also share his best tip for taking on the automation challenge. Jeff and host Chuck Joiner are also doing a session together, talking about how to get more for your Apple (and tech) dollar. Find out the kinds of things they will be discussing and why you should attend before buying any new tech.  Visit Macstock Conference and Expo and use Jeff’s discount code JGAMET or the MacVoices discount code MACVOICES to save $30 on your registration fee. Show Notes: Chapters: 00:00 On the road to Macstock 00:21 Welcome to MacVoices 01:53 Different Presentation Approaches 05:53 Voice Control Platforms Comparison 13:13 Balancing Automation and Voice Control 20:06 Getting More Value for Your Apple Dollar 29:28 Learning and Fellowship at Macstock 31:16 Register for Macstock Conference and Expo Guests: Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, jeffgamet on LinkedIn., @jgamet@mastodon.social on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/jgamet. Support:      Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon      http://patreon.com/macvoices      Enjoy this episode? Make a one-time donation with PayPal Connect:      Web:      http://macvoices.com      Twitter:      http://www.twitter.com/chuckjoiner      http://www.twitter.com/macvoices      Mastodon:      https://mastodon.cloud/@chuckjoiner      Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/chuck.joiner      MacVoices Page on Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/macvoices/      MacVoices Group on Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/groups/macvoice      LinkedIn:      https://www.linkedin.com/in/chuckjoiner/      Instagram:      https://www.instagram.com/chuckjoiner/ Subscribe:      Audio in iTunes      Video in iTunes      Subscribe manually via iTunes or any podcatcher:      Audio: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesrss      Video: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesvideorss
MacVoices #24181: Live! - Apple & The EU, California and iPhones
Jul 8 2024
MacVoices #24181: Live! - Apple & The EU, California and iPhones
First off, Apple and the EU clash over withheld features due to the DMA, sparking debate on Apple's motives and implications for their EU relations. Then, Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, Marty Jencius, Jim Rea, Web Bixby, Jeff Gamet, Eric Bolden, and Mark Fuccio look at a reason for the discontinuation of Apple Card’s buy now, pay later feature. Finally, the panel members consider the proposed smartphone ban in California schools, emphasizing responsible tech use, balanced teaching methods, and leveraging technology for learning in educational settings.  MacVoices is supported by ExpressVPN. High speed, ultra secure, and easy to use. Take back your online privacy while you surf. Visit ExpressVPN/MacVoices and find out how to get three months free. Show Notes: Chapters: 00:00 Introduction 00:52 Apple's Stance on EU Regulations 19:38 Comparing EU Regulations to Personal Relationships 26:39 Implications of Banning Smartphones in Schools Links: Apple Intelligence and other features won’t launch in the EU this year https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2024/06/apple-intelligence-and-other-features-wont-launch-in-the-eu-this-year/ Apple: Some New Features Don’t Come To EU Due To The DMA https://sixcolors.com/link/2024/06/apple-some-new-features-wont-come-to-eu-due-to-the-dma/ Commentary by Steve Troughto-Smith on Apple and EU https://mastodon.social/@stroughtonsmith/112671863779186767 Apple Pay Later withdrawal likely because of a law passed in 1968 https://9to5mac.com/2024/06/19/apple-pay-later-withdrawal-reason/ Smartphone ban in schools backed by California governor  https://9to5mac.com/2024/06/21/smartphone-ban-in-schools-california/ Guests: Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitter, by email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, on his blog, Trending At Work, and as co-host on The Vision ProFiles podcast. Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @brian8944@mastodon.cloud. Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at piqsure.com, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990's selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through Twitter, LinkedIn, or on Mastodon. Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, jeffgamet on LinkedIn., @jgamet@mastodon.social on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/jgamet. David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/daveg65 and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @daveg65@mastodon.cloud. Dr. Marty Jencius has been an Associate Professor of Counseling at Kent State University since 2000. He has over 120 publications in books, chapters, journal articles, and others, along with 200 podcasts related to counseling, counselor education, and faculty life. His technology interest led him to develop the counseling profession ‘firsts,’ including listservs, a web-based peer-reviewed journal, The Journal of Technology in Counseling, teaching and conferencing in virtual worlds as the founder of Counselor Education in Second Life, and podcast founder/producer of CounselorAudioSource.net and ThePodTalk.net. Currently, he produces a podcast about counseling and life questions, the Circular Firing Squad, and digital video interviews with legacies capturing the history of the counseling field. This is also co-host of The Vision ProFiles podcast. Generally, Marty is chasing the newest tech trends, which explains his interest in A.I. for teaching, research, and productivity. Marty is an active presenter and past president of the NorthEast Ohio Apple Corp (NEOAC). Jim Rea built his own computer from scratch in 1975, started programming in 1977, and has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE's ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. He’s been a speaker at MacTech, MacWorld Expo and other industry conferences. Follow Jim at provue.com and via @provuejim@techhub.social on Mastodon. 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MacVoices #24180: Joe Kissell Takes Control of Solving Mac Problems (2)
Jul 3 2024
MacVoices #24180: Joe Kissell Takes Control of Solving Mac Problems (2)
Our conversation with Joe Kissell about his new title, Take Control of Solving Mac Problems, continues with his thoughts on recovery mode, the importance of RAM capacity, and more insights from the book. Joe also provides valuable guidance for effectively tackling Mac-related challenges in performance and speed. (Part 2)  Show Notes: Chapters: 00:00 Introduction 00:40 Troubleshooting Techniques: Recovery Mode 03:57 RAM Recommendations 05:11 M-series Macs RAM Efficiency 10:35 Interview Insights: Book Structure 19:35 Novel Problems: Diagnostic Techniques 27:59 Conclusion & Resources Guests: Joe Kissell is the publisher of  Take Control ebooks, as well as the author of over 60 books on a wide variety of tech topics. Keep up with him if you can on his personal site, JoeKissell.com, and on Twitter. Support:      Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon      http://patreon.com/macvoices      Enjoy this episode? Make a one-time donation with PayPal Connect:      Web:      http://macvoices.com      Twitter:      http://www.twitter.com/chuckjoiner      http://www.twitter.com/macvoices      Mastodon:      https://mastodon.cloud/@chuckjoiner      Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/chuck.joiner      MacVoices Page on Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/macvoices/      MacVoices Group on Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/groups/macvoice      LinkedIn:      https://www.linkedin.com/in/chuckjoiner/      Instagram:      https://www.instagram.com/chuckjoiner/ Subscribe:      Audio in iTunes      Video in iTunes      Subscribe manually via iTunes or any podcatcher:      Audio: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesrss      Video: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesvideorss
MacVoices #24179: Joe Kissell Takes Control of Solving Mac Problems (1)
Jul 2 2024
MacVoices #24179: Joe Kissell Takes Control of Solving Mac Problems (1)
Joe Kissell discusses his new book on Mac problem-solving, Take Control of Solving Mac Problelms. He merges and updates elements from tis previous works into a comprehensive guide, emphasizing the importance of techniques like running Disk Utility and more. The evolution of Mac technology, impacts of SSDs and M-series processors, and tips for upgrading older Macs are highlighted. Joe offers some practical advice that anyone can do, even if they aren’t technically oriented. (Part 1)  Show Notes: Chapters: 01:56 Conversation with Joe Kissell begins 02:42 Introducing "Take Control of Solving Mac Problems” 07:11 Combining troubleshooting, maintenance, and speed topics 08:59 Transition to discussing maintenance and troubleshooting techniques 12:24 Relevance of the book to Intel and M-series Mac owners 17:00 Considerations for older Macs and software support 20:47 Impact of SSDs and M-series processors on speed 24:02 Health and troubleshooting tips for Mac users Guests: Joe Kissell is the publisher of  Take Control ebooks, as well as the author of over 60 books on a wide variety of tech topics. Keep up with him if you can on his personal site, JoeKissell.com, and on Twitter. Support:      Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon      http://patreon.com/macvoices      Enjoy this episode? Make a one-time donation with PayPal Connect:      Web:      http://macvoices.com      Twitter:      http://www.twitter.com/chuckjoiner      http://www.twitter.com/macvoices      Mastodon:      https://mastodon.cloud/@chuckjoiner      Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/chuck.joiner      MacVoices Page on Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/macvoices/      MacVoices Group on Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/groups/macvoice      LinkedIn:      https://www.linkedin.com/in/chuckjoiner/      Instagram:      https://www.instagram.com/chuckjoiner/ Subscribe:      Audio in iTunes      Video in iTunes      Subscribe manually via iTunes or any podcatcher:      Audio: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesrss      Video: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesvideorss
MacVoices #24178: MVL - Apple's Direction For the Vision Pro
Jul 2 2024
MacVoices #24178: MVL - Apple's Direction For the Vision Pro
The MacVoices Live! panel of Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, Marty Jencius, Jim Rea, Web Bixby, Jeff Gamet, Eric Bolden, and Mark Fuccio look at the veracity and logic of reports that Apple’s plans for the evolution of the Vision Pro have changed. Factors discussed included the source of the rumors, Apple’s strategic planning, technical insights into chip sets and processing power, and more.  Show Notes: Chapters: 00:00 Introduction to MacVoices 03:02 Introductions and Aquatic Expertise 11:20 Debunking Speculation on Apple's Plans 14:16 Analyzing Apple's Cost Strategies 17:03 Debate on Vision Pro Integration with iPhone 20:39 Defining the Vision Pro Platform Links: Report: Apple halts work on Vision Pro, aims to release cheaper Vision headset next year  https://9to5mac.com/2024/06/18/apple-vision-cheaper-halts-work-pro-model-headset/ Guests: Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitter, by email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, on his blog, Trending At Work, and as co-host on The Vision ProFiles podcast. Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @brian8944@mastodon.cloud. Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at piqsure.com, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990's selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through Twitter, LinkedIn, or on Mastodon. Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, jeffgamet on LinkedIn., @jgamet@mastodon.social on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/jgamet. David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/daveg65 and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @daveg65@mastodon.cloud. Dr. Marty Jencius has been an Associate Professor of Counseling at Kent State University since 2000. He has over 120 publications in books, chapters, journal articles, and others, along with 200 podcasts related to counseling, counselor education, and faculty life. His technology interest led him to develop the counseling profession ‘firsts,’ including listservs, a web-based peer-reviewed journal, The Journal of Technology in Counseling, teaching and conferencing in virtual worlds as the founder of Counselor Education in Second Life, and podcast founder/producer of CounselorAudioSource.net and ThePodTalk.net. Currently, he produces a podcast about counseling and life questions, the Circular Firing Squad, and digital video interviews with legacies capturing the history of the counseling field. This is also co-host of The Vision ProFiles podcast. Generally, Marty is chasing the newest tech trends, which explains his interest in A.I. for teaching, research, and productivity. Marty is an active presenter and past president of the NorthEast Ohio Apple Corp (NEOAC). Jim Rea built his own computer from scratch in 1975, started programming in 1977, and has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE's ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. He’s been a speaker at MacTech, MacWorld Expo and other industry conferences. Follow Jim at provue.com and via @provuejim@techhub.social on Mastodon. 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MacVoices #24177: Road to Macstock - Mike Potter, Presenter!
Jul 1 2024
MacVoices #24177: Road to Macstock - Mike Potter, Presenter!
The Road to Macstock Conference and Expo takes us back to Mike Potter, this time not as the organizer but as a presenter at the Friday workshop sessions. Mike will deliver an introduction to through his journey in using it to deliver Macstock content, and not just for it’s streaming capabilities. He discusses the software's integration with Mac's native applications and highlight its various uses, and will shares insights and tips to help others maximize Ecamm Live's potential.  Visit Macstock Conference and Expo and use the MacVoices discount code MACVOICES to save $30 on your registration fee Show Notes: Chapters: 00:00 Introduction to Macstock and Speaker Announcement 02:26 Exploring Ecamm Live Software 03:15 Distinguishing Usage of Ecamm Live 08:15 Ecamm Live as a Presentation Tool 09:45 Ecamm Live Beyond Live Streaming 13:22 Discovering the Aha Moment with Ecamm Live 14:04 Macstock Discount Code and Workshop Information 17:13 Exciting Changes at the New Macstock Venue Guests: Michael Potter  is the Executive Producer of For Mac Eyes Only, and the organizer of the annual Macstock Conference and Expo. Mike's love-affair for all things Apple began in his Junior High's Library playing Lemonade Stand on a pair of brand new Apple ][+ computers. His penchant for Apple gear continued to be nurtured by the public school system when, in High School, he was hired as a lab supervisor to help run the Apple ][e lab for his fellow students and their Print Shop needs. Then, further still, in college he often opted to help a friend with her Computer Graphics coursework instead of focusing on his own studies, but only because it helped get him closer to the Mac-lab. Support:      Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon      http://patreon.com/macvoices      Enjoy this episode? Make a one-time donation with PayPal Connect:      Web:      http://macvoices.com      Twitter:      http://www.twitter.com/chuckjoiner      http://www.twitter.com/macvoices      Mastodon:      https://mastodon.cloud/@chuckjoiner      Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/chuck.joiner      MacVoices Page on Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/macvoices/      MacVoices Group on Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/groups/macvoice      LinkedIn:      https://www.linkedin.com/in/chuckjoiner/      Instagram:      https://www.instagram.com/chuckjoiner/ Subscribe:      Audio in iTunes      Video in iTunes      Subscribe manually via iTunes or any podcatcher:      Audio: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesrss      Video: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesvideorss
MacVoices #24176: MVL - The Surgeon General and Social Media; A Tough Tech Privacy Lesson
Jul 1 2024
MacVoices #24176: MVL - The Surgeon General and Social Media; A Tough Tech Privacy Lesson
Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Ben Roethig, Eric Bolden, Marty Jencius, Jeff Gamet, Jim Rea, Web Bixby, and Brian Flanigan-Arthurs discuss the Surgeon General's proposal for social media warning labels and their potential impact on online behavior. The discussion gets personal as panel members talk about some of their own challenges and the difficulty of breaking habits. We also share an amusing example of why you really need to understand where your text messages are stored and how they sync.  Show Notes: Chapters: 02:46 The Impact of Social Media Addiction 05:05 Historical Perspectives on Youth Trends 08:48 Generational Patterns in Media Influence 11:21 Establishing Ethical Standards for Social Media 19:35 Privacy Concerns and Personal Responsibility 27:40 Farewells and Where to Connect with the Guests Links: Surgeon general demands warning label on social media apps  https://www.cnn.com/2024/06/17/media/surgeon-general-social-media-apps-warning-label/index.html This man's wife found his 'deleted' iPhone messages on the family iMac, now he's suing Apple over his divorce  https://www.imore.com/iphone/this-mans-wife-found-his-deleted-iphone-messages-on-the-family-imac-now-hes-suing-apple-over-his-divorce SummerFest 2024  https://www.artisanalsoftwarefestival.com/ Visit Macstock Conference and Expo and use the MacVoices discount code MACVOICES to save $30 on your registration fee Guests: Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitter, by email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, on his blog, Trending At Work, and as co-host on The Vision ProFiles podcast. Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @brian8944@mastodon.cloud. Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, jeffgamet on LinkedIn., @jgamet@mastodon.social on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/jgamet. David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/daveg65 and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @daveg65@mastodon.cloud Dr. Marty Jencius has been an Associate Professor of Counseling at Kent State University since 2000. He has over 120 publications in books, chapters, journal articles, and others, along with 200 podcasts related to counseling, counselor education, and faculty life. His technology interest led him to develop the counseling profession ‘firsts,’ including listservs, a web-based peer-reviewed journal, The Journal of Technology in Counseling, teaching and conferencing in virtual worlds as the founder of Counselor Education in Second Life, and podcast founder/producer of CounselorAudioSource.net and ThePodTalk.net. Currently, he produces a podcast about counseling and life questions, the Circular Firing Squad, and digital video interviews with legacies capturing the history of the counseling field. This is also co-host of The Vision ProFiles podcast. Generally, Marty is chasing the newest tech trends, which explains his interest in A.I. for teaching, research, and productivity. Marty is an active presenter and past president of the NorthEast Ohio Apple Corp (NEOAC). Jim Rea built his own computer from scratch in 1975, started programming in 1977, and has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE's ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. He’s been a speaker at MacTech, MacWorld Expo and other industry conferences. Follow Jim at provue.com and via @provuejim@techhub.social on Mastodon. Ben Roethig has been in the Apple Ecosystem since the System 7 Days. He is the a former Associate Editor with Geek Beat, Co-Founder of The Tech Hangout and Deconstruct and currently shares his thoughts on RoethigTech. Contact him on  Twitter and Mastodon. Support:      Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon      http://patreon.com/macvoices      Enjoy this episode? 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MacVoices #24175: Road to Macstock - Mike Schmitz of Practical PKM
Jun 28 2024
MacVoices #24175: Road to Macstock - Mike Schmitz of Practical PKM
The Road to Macstock Conference and Expo takes us to a conversation with someone we always learn from, Mike Schmitz of Practical PKM. Mike discusses his workshop that will focus on personal knowledge management, intentional living, and journaling for personal growth. He emphasizes translating complex concepts into practical applications, using vision and values for guidance, and the benefits of journaling with tools like Apple's Journal app. Transitioning to his Macstock presentation, Mike explores mind mapping for idea development and organization, highlighting its use in creative workflows, and stresses the importance of finding tools that suit individual preferences.  Visit Macstock Conference and Expo and use Mike's discount code, MIKESCHMITZ, or the MacVoices discount code MACVOICES to save $30 on your registration fee. Show Notes: Chapters: 00:00 Introduction to MacVoices with Mike Schmitz of Practical PKM 00:32 Exploring Practical PKM with Mike Schmitz 05:04 Unpacking the Intentional Life vs. Default Life 05:56 Delving into the Importance of Journaling 08:56 Addressing Misconceptions about Journaling 16:15 Previewing the Mind Mapping Workshop at Macstock 19:33 Clarifying the Difference Between Flow Charts and Mind Maps 22:18 Advocating for Mind Mapping in Productivity and Creativity 26:31 Reflecting on Speaking Experience at Macstock 28:10 Looking Forward to Macstock and Speaker Accessibility Guests: Mike Schmitz is an Apple fanboy, coffee snob, and productivity junkie who is intent on teaching people how to be more productive. He is the Executive Editor for The Sweet Setup, a site dedicated to reviewing and recommending the very best Mac and iOS apps, and is the creator of Practical PKM. Mike lives in Wisconsin with his wife and 4 crazy boys and is the author of Thou Shalt Hustle. He is also the co-host of the Bookworm podcast. You can find all his projects on his personal web site, MikeSchmitz.com, including his new podcast with his wife Rachel at IntentionalFamily.fm. Follow him on Twitter as _MikeSchmitz. Support:      Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon      http://patreon.com/macvoices      Enjoy this episode? Make a one-time donation with PayPal Connect:      Web:      http://macvoices.com      Twitter:      http://www.twitter.com/chuckjoiner      http://www.twitter.com/macvoices      Mastodon:      https://mastodon.cloud/@chuckjoiner      Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/chuck.joiner      MacVoices Page on Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/macvoices/      MacVoices Group on Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/groups/macvoice      LinkedIn:      https://www.linkedin.com/in/chuckjoiner/      Instagram:      https://www.instagram.com/chuckjoiner/ Subscribe:      Audio in iTunes      Video in iTunes      Subscribe manually via iTunes or any podcatcher:      Audio: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesrss      Video: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesvideorss
MacVoices #24173: Road to Macstock - Marty Jencius of the Vision ProFiles Podcast
Jun 28 2024
MacVoices #24173: Road to Macstock - Marty Jencius of the Vision ProFiles Podcast
This Road to Macstock Conference and Expo session features another speaker who is not only presenting on the conference stage, but is also delivering one of the Friday workshops. Marty Jencius of the Vision ProFiles podcast discusses his workshop on AI, focusing on practical applications for enhancing work productivity. He emphasizes hands-on learning and aims to provide attendees with three "wow" moments using AI tools. His conference session, in contrast, will focus on helping others find their own answers and solve their own problems through accessing the many resources the web offers. Marty invites individuals of all skill levels to join the passionate tech community at Macstock for learning, networking, and exploring new technologies. Visit Macstock Conference and Expo and use Marty's discount code, JENCIUS, or the MacVoices discount code MACVOICES to save $30 on your registration fee. Show Notes: Chapters: 00:00 Introduction to Macstock with Marty Gentius 05:18 Planning for the AI Workshop 08:27 Marty's Presentation: "Apple Whisperer" 10:42 Teaching Troubleshooting Psychology 17:33 Encouraging Google and YouTube Searches 18:36 Unlocking Learning Principles in Tech Support 20:20 Embracing AI Functionality Guests: Dr. Marty Jencius has been an Associate Professor of Counseling at Kent State University since 2000. He has over 120 publications in books, chapters, journal articles, and others, along with 200 podcasts related to counseling, counselor education, and faculty life. His technology interest led him to develop the counseling profession ‘firsts,’ including listservs, a web-based peer-reviewed journal, The Journal of Technology in Counseling, teaching and conferencing in virtual worlds as the founder of Counselor Education in Second Life, and podcast founder/producer of CounselorAudioSource.net and ThePodTalk.net. Currently, he produces a podcast about counseling and life questions, the Circular Firing Squad, and digital video interviews with legacies capturing the history of the counseling field. This is also co-host of The Vision ProFiles podcast. Generally, Marty is chasing the newest tech trends, which explains his interest in A.I. for teaching, research, and productivity. Marty is an active presenter and past president of the NorthEast Ohio Apple Corp (NEOAC). Support:      Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon      http://patreon.com/macvoices      Enjoy this episode? Make a one-time donation with PayPal Connect:      Web:      http://macvoices.com      Twitter:      http://www.twitter.com/chuckjoiner      http://www.twitter.com/macvoices      Mastodon:      https://mastodon.cloud/@chuckjoiner      Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/chuck.joiner      MacVoices Page on Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/macvoices/      MacVoices Group on Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/groups/macvoice      LinkedIn:      https://www.linkedin.com/in/chuckjoiner/      Instagram:      https://www.instagram.com/chuckjoiner/ Subscribe:      Audio in iTunes      Video in iTunes      Subscribe manually via iTunes or any podcatcher:      Audio: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesrss      Video: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesvideorss