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episode 22258: MacVoices #22257: MacVoices 2022 Holiday Gift Guide #7 w/ Mike Potter, Patrice Brend'amour, Jim Rea (1)

Gift picks from Mike PotterPatrice Brend’amour, and Jim Rea are shared in the seventh and final MacVoices 2022 Holiday Gift Guide, but that makes them no less interesting, useful, or off-beat than their predecessors. Picks include books, Apple Watch gear, connectivity options, and more. (Part 1)

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Show Notes:


MacVoices 2022 Holiday Gift Guide - Master List on MacVoices site MacVoices 2022 Holiday Gift Guide on Flipboard (available on the web but best viewed in the Flipboard app on Mac or the iOS/iPadOS Flipboard app). 

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Mike Potter’s Picks:

Crucial X6 Portable SSD

Crucial X6 1TB Portable SSD

Anker PowerExpand Direct 7-in-2 USB-C Hub

Anker PowerExpand Direct 8-in-2 USB-C Hub


Jim Rea’s Picks:

Twinkly Strings – App-Controlled LED Christmas Lights with 600 RGB (16 Million Colors) LEDs. 157.5 feet

NightWatch Magnifying Clock Dock for Apple Watch - Nightstand Charging Station


Patrice Brend’amour’s Picks:

​iFixit Pro tech Toolkit

Light From Uncommon by Ryka Aoki 

Chuck Joiner’s Picks:

NETGEAR Nighthawk Multi-Gig Cable Modem CM2000

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Patrice Brend’amour is the creator, advocate and Product Manager of a global healthcare software initiative, which is not only pushing the industry to provide user-centered solutions using the latest advances in UX and technology, but also advancing the sharing of medical information between healthcare providers across the world. He is also an avid podcaster, mainly in the technology space, as well as a maintainer and contributor to a number of open source projects. Everything he does can be linked to from The Patrice, you can follow him on Twitter, and engage with him on the podcast, Foodie Flashback.

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 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. Follow Jim at and via @provuejim on Twitter.


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