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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.

This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by:

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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.

This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by:

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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.

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.

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:

  • Squarespace: Make your next move. Enter offer code MPU at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase.

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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

This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by:

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  • 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.

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. 

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.

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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.

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. 

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  • MOO: Custom business printing and design. Use promo code PRINT15 for 15% off.

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. 

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

  • Backblaze: Unlimited cloud backup for Macs and PCs for just $6/month.

  • Hover: Extensions for anything you’re passionate about. Grab a .ME domain for $9.99.

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. 

This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by:

  • MOO: Custom business printing and design. Use promo code PRINT15 for 15% off.

  • SaneBox: Stop drowning in email!

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  • Squarespace: Make your next move. Enter offer code MPU at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase.

Mac Power Users 479: 100,000 Subscribers, with Rene Ritchie

Over a year ago, long-time Apple blogger Rene Ritchie launched Vector, a daily YouTube show covering the world of Apple and tech. On this week’s episode of Mac Power Users, Stephen and I catch up with Rene. We talk about his video workflows, YouTube as a platform, and the future of the Mac and iOS.

This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by:

  • 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. 

  • eero: Never think about WiFi again. Get $100 off the ‘Eero base unit and 2 beacons package’, and a year of eero Plus.

  • 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 478: Journaling with Day One

Journaling can be an excellent way to collect your thoughts and reflect on the events of the day. Join us on this week’s episode of Mac Power Users as Stephen and I talk about how the journal app Day One makes it easy to do so with your Mac, iPhone, iPad, 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.

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Mac Power Users 477: Mobile Music and Production with Jakob Haq

Jakob Haq, a musician and YouTuber from Sweden who creates, edits, and publishes all of his content with his iPhone and iPad, joins us on this week’s episode of Mac Power Users.

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. 

  • Bombas: The most comfortable socks in the history of feet. Use this link for 20% off.

  • Hover: Extensions for anything you’re passionate about. Grab a .ME domain for $9.99.

Mac Power Users 476: Exploring the Mac App Store

We talk through the ups and downs of the Mac App Store and share some of the hidden gems we have found there over the years on this week’s episode of Mac Power Users. Then, Stephen and I recap Apple's recent media event after being interrupted by Mother Nature in the Sparks' yard.

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. 

  • Gazelle: Sell your iPhone for cash at Gazelle! 

  • Luna Display: The only hardware solution that turns your iPad into a wireless display for your Mac. Use promo code POWER at checkout for 10% off.

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Mac Power Users 475: Something Smells Funny

On this week’s episode of Mac Power Users, Stephen and I work our way through some feedback, Stephen has feelings about his Apple Watch, and I have switched notes apps ... again.

This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by:

  • 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. 

  • Luna Display: The only hardware solution that turns your iPad into a wireless display for your Mac. Use promo code POWER at checkout for 10% off.

  • Squarespace: Make your next move. Enter offer code MPU at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase.

Mac Power Users 474: Using the iPad as a Laptop

When thinking about replacing your notebook with an iPad, there are a lot of factors to consider. On this week’s episode of Mac Power Users, Stephen and I talk through the hardware and software that can make — or break — this experience.

This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by:

  • SaneBox: Stop drowning in email!

  • 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.

  • eero: Never think about WiFi again. Get $100 off the ‘Eero base unit and 2 beacons package’, and a year of eero Plus.

  • Luna Display: The only hardware solution that turns your iPad into a wireless display for your Mac. Use promo code POWER at checkout for 10% off.

Mac Power Users 473: Shawn Blanc’s Evolved Workflows

Shawn Blanc returns on this week’s episode of Mac Power Users to talk about his move to the iPad Pro and how he manages the growing team behind projects such as the Sweet Setup and the Focus Course.

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. 

  • Luna Display: The only hardware solution that turns your iPad into a wireless display for your Mac. Use promo code POWER at checkout for 10% off.

  • Squarespace: Make your next move. Enter offer code MPU at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase.

Mac Power Users 472: Live in Chicago with Friends

This week’s episode of Mac Power Users is live from Chicago. Stephen and I thaw out long enough to talk to a couple of very special guests about the MacBook Air and the friction between analog and digital tools. We also answer some listener questions.

This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by:

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