Mac Power Users

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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Technology in a War Zone, with Mark Hackett

Mark Hackett runs a small non-profit working in Sudan, named Operation Broken Silence. This week, he joins David and some other Hackett guy to talk about data management so far from home, the power of Apple's apps like Pages and his move to the iPad Pro.



State of the iPhone

The iPhone has become many people's primary device for many different types of tasks. On this episode, Stephen and David look at the current state of the hardware, software and services that make up Apple's most popular product.



Looking Toward 2020

David and Stephen review 2019, and the changes it brought to the Apple ecosystem before talking about their hopes for 2020.



Stephen Takes One for the Team

It's feedback time! David and Stephen revisit media management and external drives, then talk about David's 16-inch MacBook Pro, meditation apps and USB-C hubs. Then Stephen makes a confession, which David takes rather well.



Apple is Listening — The 2019 Mac Pro, with Thomas Grove Carter

David and Stephen interview Thomas Grove Carter, a video editor who has been using Final Cut Pro X on the 2019 Mac Pro with the Pro Display XDR.


 2019-12-10  1h37m

Catalyst Apps on the Mac, with John Voorhees

Stephen and David are joined by John Voorhees to talk about Mac Catalyst, which allows for iPad apps to be developed for macOS. They review some early examples and talk about the technology and what it could mean for the Mac and iPad in the future.


 2019-12-08  1h40m

Ask the Genius

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.


 2019-12-02  1h41m

2019 Developer Roundtable

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.


 2019-11-25  1h25m

The 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

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


 2019-11-18  1h31m

Brent Simmons, Man of Many Hats

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.


 2019-11-11  1h26m