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Mac Power Users 500: David in the Hot Seat

Stephen marks the 500th episode of Mac Power Users by interviewing me about my career, technology, and choice of light saber color.

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Mac Power Users 499: Backups and Updates

Backing up our Macs, iPhones, and iPads is easier than ever, but many people don't bother making sure their data is safe and sound. On this week’s episode of Mac Power Users, Stephen and I talk through some basic backup strategies before offering some advice when considering upgrading to new versions of macOS and iOS.

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Mac Power Users 498: Back to School with Jake Wilson

On this week’s episode of Mac Power Users, Stephen and I chat with Jake Wilson, an elementary school principal (and a student himself), about using technology in and beyond the classroom, ranging from smart boards and shortcuts to Google Docs and waffles.

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.

  • The Omni Group: We're passionate about productivity for Mac, iPhone and iPad.

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Mac Power Users 497: Spotlight, Alfred, and LaunchBar

macOS's Spotlight feature has made serious strides in recent years, but many power users still turn to Alfred and LaunchBar for app launching, file searching, and executing workflows. Join us for this week’s episode of Mac Power Users to listen to Stephen and I compare these tools and talk about our favorite features of each.

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Mac Power Users 496: Keyboard Hacking with Brett Terpstra

Brett Terpstra joins us on the latest episode of Mac Power Users to talk about his keyboard hacks, planning workflows, some of his favorite apps, and the looming arrival of his new app, nvUltra.

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Mac Power Users 495: Manning the Battle Bridge with Artist Thom Zahler

Comic book artist Thom Zahler uses his Macs and iPads to create some incredible artwork and manage his indie business. On this week’s episode of Mac Power Users, Thom shares his apps and workflows. 

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Mac Power Users 494: Our Home Offices

On this week’s episode of Mac Power Users, Stephen and I talk about our home offices: how they are setup, what equipment and furnishings are used, and, of course, what nerdy toys are around. Then, we discuss the pros and cons of working from home.

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.

  • The Omni Group: We're passionate about productivity for Mac, iPhone and iPad.

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Mac Power Users 493: My Life is an Edge Case, with TJ Luoma

On the latest episode of Mac Power Users, pastor and Apple nerd TJ Luoma returns to the show to catch us up on his journey with Apple's notebooks and the iPad. He also shares some of the apps that he uses every day to make his work more efficient, as well as his explorations in Internet filtering and content blocking.

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Mac Power Users 491: Working Hard in the Gaming Industry, with Simone de Rochefort

Simone de Rochefort is a video producer and podcaster at Polygon and co-hosts Rocket on Relay FM. On this week’s episode of Mac Power Users, she walks Stephen and me through the process of creating videos at Polygon, from the writing process to capturing game footage, editing, and more.

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Mac Power Users 490: Surfin' with Safari

Safari isn't the most popular browser on the planet, but its focus on speed, security, and privacy set it apart from the competition. This week on Mac Power Users, Stephen and I get into the pros and cons of the application, and some of its unique features.

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Mac Power Users 489: Gear as a Motivator, with Tyler Stalman

Tyler Stalman is a photographer, videographer, YouTuber, and small business owner alongside his wife Ania Boniecka. Oh, and he loves gear … maybe too much, as he confesses to Stephen and me on this week’s episode of Mac Power Users.

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Mac Power Users 488: How We Communicate

Our digital devices make communicating with others easier than ever, but with that flexibility comes complexity. On this week’s episode of Mac Power Users, Stephen and I discuss what solutions we use for certain types of communication. We also talk about Notifications and Do Not Disturb, which can help curb incoming messages when things get too hectic.

This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by:

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Mac Power Users 487: Josh Centers: Beta Spelunker

Josh Centers is the managing editor at TidBITS, which has been covering the world of Apple for nearly 30 years, and is a writer for the Take Control of series of books. He sits down with Stephen and me on this week’s episode Mac Power Users to talk about his writing, the tools he uses, and why running Apple betas can be a real adventure. 

Guest Starring: Josh Centers

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  • 1Password: Have you ever forgotten a password? You don't have to worry about that anymore. 

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Mac Power Users 486: Essential iOS Apps

Join us for this week’s episode of Mac Power Users as Stephen and I scroll through our iPhones and iPads to share some of our most used iOS apps. 

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Mac Power Users 484: Unlocking Keyboard Maestro

From trigger to actions, variables to debugging, Stephen and I go through the powerhouse that is Keyboard Maestro and discuss my new Field Guide on the subject on the latest installment of Mac Power Users.

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Mac Power Users 483: Being a Compulsive Maker, with Tiff Arment

Artist and podcaster Tiff Arment joins Stephen and I on the latest episode of Mac Power Users to talk about her background in photography and analog and digital art, as well as the work that goes into recording and editing podcasts. 

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. 

  • The Omni Group: We're passionate about productivity for Mac, iPhone and iPad. 

  • Direct Mail: Create and send great looking email newsletters with Direct Mail, an easy-to-use email marketing app designed exclusively for the Mac.

Mac Power Users 482: Color Me Interested

Join Stephen and me on the latest episode of Mac Power Users. We share our confessions about the iPad Pro, then we discuss managing client data before doing some wishcasting for WWDC.

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Mac Power Users 481: Finder and Its Alternatives

At the heart of the macOS experience is Finder, which Stephen and I are talking about on the latest episode of Mac Power Users. It’s part file manager, part search tool and a whole lot more. Its smiling blue icon boasts many features, and third-party developers have written tools to make it even more powerful for those users who need more.

This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by:

  • The Omni Group: We're passionate about productivity for Mac, iPhone and iPad. 

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Mac Power Users 480: Catching Up with Michael Hyatt

Michael Hyatt joins Stephen and me on the latest episode of Mac Power Users to talk about how to get your life together and find a little focus to nerdy Keyboard Maestro scripts. 

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