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. For new episodes, visit macpowerusers.com. Hosted by David Sparks & Katie Floyd.

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      253: Life on Mars


      David and Katie chat with Dr. Ross Lockwood about the workflows he used while spending four months as part of a NASA-funded simulation studying what it would be like for humans to live on Mars.

      We're also announcing the end of our run on 5by5 and the show's future.

      Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!

      Links for this episode:

      Mac Power Users on Relay.fm
      The new home of Mac Power Users on Relay.fm Mac Power Users - RSS...


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      1h26m
       2015-04-27

      252: Five Essential Web Services


      David and Katie run down their top five web services for Mac Power Users to boost productivity.

      Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!

      Links for this episode:

      Dropbox
      MPU 047: Dropbox Awesomeness | Mac Power Users
      Transporter Your Own Unlimited Private Cloud
      SugarSync
      Cloud File Sharing, File Sync & Online Backup From Any Device Forbes: Apple tried to buy Dropbox
      Box | Free Cloud Storage, Secure Content...


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      1h37m
       2015-04-17

      251: DEVONthink


      David and Katie are joined by Gabe Weatherhead (aka MacDrifter) to take a deep dive in to DEVONthink, a powerful document and knowledge management app for the Mac.

      Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!

      Links for this episode:

      DEVONthink — Smart document management for Mac - DEVONtechnologies
      Collect, store, work: Your Mac paperless office. DEVONthink saves all your documents, keeps them organized, and recalls them...


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      1h33m
       2015-04-13

      250: MPU Live: We're Just Getting Started...


      Katie and David are celebrating 250 episodes. This week we're joined by Brett Bruney to discuss scanning on the go, we follow-up on LaTex, RSS and cord-cutting. We also address listener questions about splitting iTunes accounts, merging contacts, scheduling time to complete tasks and share listener tips about automating a home webcam, using Keyboard maestro, and sending automating reading RSS feeds.

      Links for this episode:

      Burney Consultants LLC
      ABA TECHSHOW 2015 | Bringing...


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      1h47m
       2015-04-10

      249: Tech and the Family


      Katie and David are joined by Dan Moren, co-author of The Connected Apple Family to discuss making all your technology work in the family.

      Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!

      Links for this episode:

      Connected Apple Family, The: Discover the Rich Apple Ecosystem of the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV | Peachpit
      Dan Moren (@dmoren) | Twitter
      Dan Shot First | Would I lie to you?
      Articles by Dan Moren | Macworld
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      1h34m
       2015-04-06

      248: Revisting Cutting the Cord


      It's been more than three years since Katie ditched her pay TV service. This week Katie and David are joined by Bradley Chambers to discuss life as a "cord cutter", advantages and disadvantages, entertainment devices and services and the future.

      Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!

      Links for this episode:

      MPU 062: Cutting The Cable | Mac Power Users
      212: Networking | Mac Power Users
      234: MPU Live: Control-Space is Wrong...


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      1h40m
       2015-03-30

      247: The Onslaught Revisited


      David and Katie revisit the current state of RSS and Read it Later services

      Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!

      Links for this episode:

      Mac Power Users 143: RSS and Replacing Google Reader | Mac Power Users
      David and Katie talk about the impending shutdown of Google Reader and their solutions for RSS Mac Power Users 149: Reading It Later | Mac Power Users
      Instapaper
      [Instapaper App Store...


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      1h29m
       2015-03-23

      246: Workflows with Eddie Smith


      Eddie Smith drops by to talk about life as an Actuary and the tools he uses to help students prepare for Actuary exams. Including culling through thousands of pages of reference material using DevonThink, creating equation-rich study guides with LaTeX and brining it all together with keynote to create video tutorials. At the end of the show we also sidetrack into a discussion of the new MacBooks and Apple watch.

      Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes...


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      1h55m
       2015-03-16

      245: MPU Live: My Neighbors Think I'm Completely Insane


      David and Katie discuss Smart Folders with guest Joel Anderson. We also follow-up on texting workflows, managing large scans and OCR quality, journaling, compare Launch Center Pro and Workflow, talk about monitoring your home network usage, debate smart lighting, help a listener assemble media for a family legacy project and discuss the Apple Watch.

      Links for this episode:

      Joel Anderson
      Joel Anderson (@autonomygaps) | Twitter
      Systematic 128: The Issue of Trust with Joel...


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      1h40m
       2015-03-12

      244: When Bad Things Happen


      David and Katie discuss what to do when the worst things happen to your tech. We'll discuss malware, compromised passwords, stolen devices and more and what what you can do to prepare now to be ready when disaster strikes.

      Links for this episode:

      The Safe Mac
      Remove unwanted adware that displays pop-up ads and graphics on your Mac - Apple Support
      The Safe Mac » Adware Removal Guide
      Contact Lockscreen Info on the App Store on iTunes
      If your Mac is lost or...


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      1h36m
       2015-03-09