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Mac Power Users

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

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

iTunes Ratings

1082 Ratings
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944
73
26
19
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A classic show that keeps getting better!

By Fritz Klug - May 30 2019
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Each week I learn something new and exciting

Outstanding

By Get get ninja - Oct 28 2018
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Best possible podcast for Mac users. They are true experts.

iTunes Ratings

1082 Ratings
Average Ratings
944
73
26
19
20

A classic show that keeps getting better!

By Fritz Klug - May 30 2019
Read more
Each week I learn something new and exciting

Outstanding

By Get get ninja - Oct 28 2018
Read more
Best possible podcast for Mac users. They are true experts.

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Mac Power Users

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

Mac Power Users 512: Ask the Genius

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Stephen steps behind the Genius Bar — or into the Genius Grove, as it were — to provide tips for troubleshooting Macs, iOS device and iCloud. Then, he and David talk about the new 16-inch MacBook Pro and how someone should prioritize features when buying a new computer.

This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by:

  • Sanebox: Stop drowning in email!
  • The Omni Group: We're passionate about productivity for Mac, iPhone and iPad.
  • Away: Thoughtful luggage for modern travel. Get $20 off a suitcase with promo code mpu.
  • Squarespace: Make your next move. Enter offer code MPU at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase.

Links and Show Notes:

Sign up for the MPU Email Newsletter!

Support Mac Power Users with a Relay FM Membership
MPU 511: 2019 Developer Roundtable
512 Pixels
512 Pixels - YouTube
Apple partners with Best Buy for expanded repair service - Apple
How Steve Jobs influenced Pixar's main campus building | Engadget
Stephen's Broken iMac Glass Photo
Genius Bar Reservation and Apple Support Options - Apple
Change or reset the password of a macOS user account - Apple Support
How to reinstall macOS from macOS Recovery - Apple Support
DiskMaker X
Reset NVRAM or PRAM on Mac - Apple Support
Use safe mode to isolate issues with your Mac - Apple Support
Repair a storage device in Disk Utility on Mac - Apple Support
Vintage and obsolete products - Apple Support
Restart your iPhone - Apple Support
Restart your iPad - Apple Support
How to restart your Apple TV - Apple Support
Restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod to factory settings - Apple Support
How to clean your iPhone's charging port | iMore
Apple - Support - System Status
Set up rules to filter email in Mail on iCloud.com - Apple Support
Locate a device in Find My iPhone on iCloud.com - Apple Support
AppleCare Products - Mac - Apple
Certified Refurbished Products - Apple
Manage your Apple ID - Apple
Find the serial number of your Apple product - Apple Support
Apple AASP - Find Locations
MacBook Pro 16-inch - Apple
MPU Forums

Dec 01 2019

1hr 41mins

Play

Mac Power Users 511: 2019 Developer Roundtable

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Ken Case of the Omni Group, Greg Scown of Smile and Dave Teare of AgileBits join David and Stephen to talk through Apple's year and the changes it brought for developers. Then, a conversation about app subscriptions, VC funding and more.

This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by:

  • 1Password: Have you ever forgotten a password? You don't have to worry about that anymore.
  • TextExpander from Smile: Get 20% off with this link and type more with less effort! Expand short abbreviations into longer bits of text, even fill-ins, with TextExpander from Smile.
  • Linode: High performance SSD Linux servers for all of your infrastructure needs. Get a $20 credit.
  • Freshbooks: Online invoicing made easy.

Guest Starring:

Ken Case, Greg Scown, and Dave Teare

Links and Show Notes:

Support Mac Power Users with a Relay FM Membership
Dave Teare (@dteare) / Twitter
1Password
Ken Case (@kcase) / Twitter
The Omni Group
Greg Scown (@macgreg) / Twitter
Smile
Apple Unveils 16-inch MacBook Pro – 512 Pixels
Mac Catalyst - Apple Developer
SwiftUI - Apple Developer
View, change, or cancel your subscriptions - Apple Support
Setapp
1Password partners with Accel for continued growth
Visual Studio Code
Terminal User Guide for Mac - Apple Support
GoodNotes
Rogue Amoeba | Audio Hijack
Bear Notes
Alfred
Encrypt.me VPN
Micro.blog

Nov 24 2019

1hr 25mins

Play

Mac Power Users 510: The 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

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It's that time again; the annual MPU Holiday Gift Guide has returned.

This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by:

  • Squarespace: Make your next move. Enter offer code MPU at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase.
  • The Omni Group: We're passionate about productivity for Mac, iPhone and iPad.
  • 1Password: Have you ever forgotten a password? You don't have to worry about that anymore.

Links and Show Notes:

Support Mac Power Users with a Relay FM Membership
The FOCUSED Calendar – NeuYear.net
Wirecutter
camelcamelcamel.com
iStockNow
Honey Privacy & Security Policy
Certified Refurbished Products - Apple
AirPods Pro - Apple
AirPods - Apple
Connected #268: Executive Spaghetti - Relay FM
Brydge Keyboards
Amazon.com: iClever Bluetooth Keyboard
Amazon.com: Satechi Aluminum Type-C Clamp Hub Pro
Logitech MX Anywhere 2s Multi-Device Wireless Mouse
Amazon.com: WD 4TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive
Backblaze
Manage your iCloud storage - Apple Support
Amazon.com: DJI Osmo Pocket
Glif – Studio Neat
Amazon.com: AmazonBasics 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Bag
Mac Power Users #506: iOS Accessories - Relay FM
Amazon.com: Insta360 ONE X 360 Action Camera
Amazon.com Insta360 P.BTHSSCM1 Bullet Time Bundle Handle and Selfie Stick
iKlear
Amazon.com: Microfiber Cleaning Cloths
How to clean your Apple products - Apple Support
Amazon.com: Timeskey NFC Stickers
Stream Deck | elgato.com
AmazonSmile: Nylon Braided Lightning to USB A Cable
HomePod - Apple
Amazon.com: Belkin 12-Outlet Power Strip Surge Protector w/ 8ft Cord – Ideal for Computers, Home Theatre, Appliances, Office Equipment and more (3,940 Joules): Home Audio & Theater
Flipside Wallets: Crush Resistant RFID Blocking Wallets
Nik's Minimalist Wallets – TOM BIHN
Review: Nik’s Minimalist Wallet by Tom Bihn – 512 Pixels
Amazon.com: HEROCLIP Carabiner Clip With Swivel Hook
Amazon.com: Tinyhawk Micro Drone
The Best Water Bottles: Wirecutter
Amazon.com: Magnetic Foldable Pill Box Case
HomeKit - All Accessories - Apple
Connected Scales by Withings
Amazon.com: elago R1 Intelli Case
MEATER Official Website
Amazon.com: Anova Culinary | Sous Vide Precision Cooker Pro (WiFi)
The Star Wars x Le Creuset collection features Darth Vader Dutch ovens and Porg pie birds - The Verge
Planning the Annual MPU Gift Guide Episode - MPU Talk
Relay FM for St. Jude - Events for St. Jude

Nov 17 2019

1hr 31mins

Play

Mac Power Users 509: Brent Simmons, Man of Many Hats

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Stephen and David are joined by Brent Simmons, who works in marketing at The Omni Group. They talk about the tools of the trade, including social media and content creation before shifting gears to discuss Brent's RSS reader, NetNewsWire and where the Mac could be heading.

This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by:

  • 1Password: Have you ever forgotten a password? You don't have to worry about that anymore.
  • TextExpander from Smile: Get 20% off with this link and type more with less effort! Expand short abbreviations into longer bits of text, even fill-ins, with TextExpander from Smile.
  • Linode: High performance SSD Linux servers for all of your infrastructure needs. Get a $20 credit.
  • Direct Mail: Create and send great looking email newsletters with Direct Mail, an easy-to-use email marketing app designed exclusively for the Mac.

Guest Starring:

Brent Simmons

Links and Show Notes:

Support Mac Power Users with a Relay FM Membership
Brent Simmons (@brentsimmons) / Twitter
inessential: weblog
MPU Talk: Gift Guide Thread
Keyboard Shortcuts for Navigating & Selecting Text on the Mac
Working Copy, Git on iOS
The Omni Show
Blog - The Omni Group
RT — Best Practical Solutions
BBEdit 13
Drafts
Grammarly
Byword
Automators #34: Getting Cozy with Regular Expressions - Relay FM
OmniOutliner for Mac
Mattermost: Open Source, Self-hosted Slack Alternative
Saying goodbye to Flash in Chrome - Google
Thoughts on Flash - Apple
Twitterrific
MarsEdit 4
Micro.blog
iA Writer
NetNewsWire: Open Source RSS Reader for Mac
UserLand Software - Wikipedia
NetNewsWire on GitHub
Apple Extended Keyboard II
Acorn 6
Flume

Nov 10 2019

1hr 26mins

Play

Mac Power Users 508: One for Me and One for You, with Sara Dietschy

Podcast cover
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YouTuber and podcaster Sara Dietschy joins Stephen and David to share about her video work, from cameras to editing and beyond. They also discuss managing large amounts of data across multiple locations, the role of the iPad and turning creative work into a business.

This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by:

  • Sanebox: Stop drowning in email!
  • The Omni Group: We're passionate about productivity for Mac, iPhone and iPad.
  • Squarespace: Make your next move. Enter offer code MPU at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase.
  • Hover: Make a name for yourself. Get 10% off any domain name.

Guest Starring:

Sara Dietschy

Links and Show Notes:

Nov 03 2019

1hr 23mins

Play

Mac Power Users 512: Ask the Genius

Podcast cover
Read more

Stephen steps behind the Genius Bar — or into the Genius Grove, as it were — to provide tips for troubleshooting Macs, iOS device and iCloud. Then, he and David talk about the new 16-inch MacBook Pro and how someone should prioritize features when buying a new computer.

This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by:

  • Sanebox: Stop drowning in email!
  • The Omni Group: We're passionate about productivity for Mac, iPhone and iPad.
  • Away: Thoughtful luggage for modern travel. Get $20 off a suitcase with promo code mpu.
  • Squarespace: Make your next move. Enter offer code MPU at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase.

Links and Show Notes:

Sign up for the MPU Email Newsletter!

Support Mac Power Users with a Relay FM Membership
MPU 511: 2019 Developer Roundtable
512 Pixels
512 Pixels - YouTube
Apple partners with Best Buy for expanded repair service - Apple
How Steve Jobs influenced Pixar's main campus building | Engadget
Stephen's Broken iMac Glass Photo
Genius Bar Reservation and Apple Support Options - Apple
Change or reset the password of a macOS user account - Apple Support
How to reinstall macOS from macOS Recovery - Apple Support
DiskMaker X
Reset NVRAM or PRAM on Mac - Apple Support
Use safe mode to isolate issues with your Mac - Apple Support
Repair a storage device in Disk Utility on Mac - Apple Support
Vintage and obsolete products - Apple Support
Restart your iPhone - Apple Support
Restart your iPad - Apple Support
How to restart your Apple TV - Apple Support
Restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod to factory settings - Apple Support
How to clean your iPhone's charging port | iMore
Apple - Support - System Status
Set up rules to filter email in Mail on iCloud.com - Apple Support
Locate a device in Find My iPhone on iCloud.com - Apple Support
AppleCare Products - Mac - Apple
Certified Refurbished Products - Apple
Manage your Apple ID - Apple
Find the serial number of your Apple product - Apple Support
Apple AASP - Find Locations
MacBook Pro 16-inch - Apple
MPU Forums

Dec 01 2019

1hr 41mins

Play

Mac Power Users 511: 2019 Developer Roundtable

Podcast cover
Read more

Ken Case of the Omni Group, Greg Scown of Smile and Dave Teare of AgileBits join David and Stephen to talk through Apple's year and the changes it brought for developers. Then, a conversation about app subscriptions, VC funding and more.

This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by:

  • 1Password: Have you ever forgotten a password? You don't have to worry about that anymore.
  • TextExpander from Smile: Get 20% off with this link and type more with less effort! Expand short abbreviations into longer bits of text, even fill-ins, with TextExpander from Smile.
  • Linode: High performance SSD Linux servers for all of your infrastructure needs. Get a $20 credit.
  • Freshbooks: Online invoicing made easy.

Guest Starring:

Ken Case, Greg Scown, and Dave Teare

Links and Show Notes:

Support Mac Power Users with a Relay FM Membership
Dave Teare (@dteare) / Twitter
1Password
Ken Case (@kcase) / Twitter
The Omni Group
Greg Scown (@macgreg) / Twitter
Smile
Apple Unveils 16-inch MacBook Pro – 512 Pixels
Mac Catalyst - Apple Developer
SwiftUI - Apple Developer
View, change, or cancel your subscriptions - Apple Support
Setapp
1Password partners with Accel for continued growth
Visual Studio Code
Terminal User Guide for Mac - Apple Support
GoodNotes
Rogue Amoeba | Audio Hijack
Bear Notes
Alfred
Encrypt.me VPN
Micro.blog

Nov 24 2019

1hr 25mins

Play

Mac Power Users 510: The 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

Podcast cover
Read more

It's that time again; the annual MPU Holiday Gift Guide has returned.

This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by:

  • Squarespace: Make your next move. Enter offer code MPU at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase.
  • The Omni Group: We're passionate about productivity for Mac, iPhone and iPad.
  • 1Password: Have you ever forgotten a password? You don't have to worry about that anymore.

Links and Show Notes:

Support Mac Power Users with a Relay FM Membership
The FOCUSED Calendar – NeuYear.net
Wirecutter
camelcamelcamel.com
iStockNow
Honey Privacy & Security Policy
Certified Refurbished Products - Apple
AirPods Pro - Apple
AirPods - Apple
Connected #268: Executive Spaghetti - Relay FM
Brydge Keyboards
Amazon.com: iClever Bluetooth Keyboard
Amazon.com: Satechi Aluminum Type-C Clamp Hub Pro
Logitech MX Anywhere 2s Multi-Device Wireless Mouse
Amazon.com: WD 4TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive
Backblaze
Manage your iCloud storage - Apple Support
Amazon.com: DJI Osmo Pocket
Glif – Studio Neat
Amazon.com: AmazonBasics 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Bag
Mac Power Users #506: iOS Accessories - Relay FM
Amazon.com: Insta360 ONE X 360 Action Camera
Amazon.com Insta360 P.BTHSSCM1 Bullet Time Bundle Handle and Selfie Stick
iKlear
Amazon.com: Microfiber Cleaning Cloths
How to clean your Apple products - Apple Support
Amazon.com: Timeskey NFC Stickers
Stream Deck | elgato.com
AmazonSmile: Nylon Braided Lightning to USB A Cable
HomePod - Apple
Amazon.com: Belkin 12-Outlet Power Strip Surge Protector w/ 8ft Cord – Ideal for Computers, Home Theatre, Appliances, Office Equipment and more (3,940 Joules): Home Audio & Theater
Flipside Wallets: Crush Resistant RFID Blocking Wallets
Nik's Minimalist Wallets – TOM BIHN
Review: Nik’s Minimalist Wallet by Tom Bihn – 512 Pixels
Amazon.com: HEROCLIP Carabiner Clip With Swivel Hook
Amazon.com: Tinyhawk Micro Drone
The Best Water Bottles: Wirecutter
Amazon.com: Magnetic Foldable Pill Box Case
HomeKit - All Accessories - Apple
Connected Scales by Withings
Amazon.com: elago R1 Intelli Case
MEATER Official Website
Amazon.com: Anova Culinary | Sous Vide Precision Cooker Pro (WiFi)
The Star Wars x Le Creuset collection features Darth Vader Dutch ovens and Porg pie birds - The Verge
Planning the Annual MPU Gift Guide Episode - MPU Talk
Relay FM for St. Jude - Events for St. Jude

Nov 17 2019

1hr 31mins

Play

Mac Power Users 509: Brent Simmons, Man of Many Hats

Podcast cover
Read more

Stephen and David are joined by Brent Simmons, who works in marketing at The Omni Group. They talk about the tools of the trade, including social media and content creation before shifting gears to discuss Brent's RSS reader, NetNewsWire and where the Mac could be heading.

This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by:

  • 1Password: Have you ever forgotten a password? You don't have to worry about that anymore.
  • TextExpander from Smile: Get 20% off with this link and type more with less effort! Expand short abbreviations into longer bits of text, even fill-ins, with TextExpander from Smile.
  • Linode: High performance SSD Linux servers for all of your infrastructure needs. Get a $20 credit.
  • Direct Mail: Create and send great looking email newsletters with Direct Mail, an easy-to-use email marketing app designed exclusively for the Mac.

Guest Starring:

Brent Simmons

Links and Show Notes:

Support Mac Power Users with a Relay FM Membership
Brent Simmons (@brentsimmons) / Twitter
inessential: weblog
MPU Talk: Gift Guide Thread
Keyboard Shortcuts for Navigating & Selecting Text on the Mac
Working Copy, Git on iOS
The Omni Show
Blog - The Omni Group
RT — Best Practical Solutions
BBEdit 13
Drafts
Grammarly
Byword
Automators #34: Getting Cozy with Regular Expressions - Relay FM
OmniOutliner for Mac
Mattermost: Open Source, Self-hosted Slack Alternative
Saying goodbye to Flash in Chrome - Google
Thoughts on Flash - Apple
Twitterrific
MarsEdit 4
Micro.blog
iA Writer
NetNewsWire: Open Source RSS Reader for Mac
UserLand Software - Wikipedia
NetNewsWire on GitHub
Apple Extended Keyboard II
Acorn 6
Flume

Nov 10 2019

1hr 26mins

Play

Mac Power Users 508: One for Me and One for You, with Sara Dietschy

Podcast cover
Read more

YouTuber and podcaster Sara Dietschy joins Stephen and David to share about her video work, from cameras to editing and beyond. They also discuss managing large amounts of data across multiple locations, the role of the iPad and turning creative work into a business.

This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by:

  • Sanebox: Stop drowning in email!
  • The Omni Group: We're passionate about productivity for Mac, iPhone and iPad.
  • Squarespace: Make your next move. Enter offer code MPU at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase.
  • Hover: Make a name for yourself. Get 10% off any domain name.

Guest Starring:

Sara Dietschy

Links and Show Notes:

Nov 03 2019

1hr 23mins

Play