Mac Power Users 745: “Inventing the Future” with John Buck

John Buck published a book covering the “Apple Technology Group,” a division within Apple that operated back in the 1980s and 1990s and experimented with many forward-looking bits of technology that we take for granted today. Join Stephen and me on this episode of Mac Power Users as we talk to John about his book Inventing the Future.

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Mac Power Users 744: Apple’s “Let Loose” iPad Event

This week, Apple unveiled new iPad Pro and iPad Air models. On this episode of Mac Power Users, Stephen and I talk through the news and discuss why hardware isn’t at the heart of the iPad’s struggles.

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Mac Power Users 743: The Current AI Moment

AI is suddenly everywhere, from online services and software to bespoke hardware products. On this episode of Mac Power Users, I take Stephen on a journey to talk about the tools I have found useful, as well as what is not yet ready for prime time.

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Mac Power Users 742: All About Mimestream, with Neil Jhaveri

Neil Jhaveri founded Mimestream, a macOS email app for Gmail users. On this episode of Mac Power Users, Stephen and I talk to Neil about his time at Apple, Mimestream’s roadmap (including an iOS version and supporting non-Google services), and email’s place in today’s world.

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Mac Power Users 741: In the Apple Trust Zone

On this Mac Power Users feedback episode, Stephen and I catch up on listener feedback, share some unique uses for Freeform, discuss some good Apple Watch apps, and talk about the Mac’s startup sound.

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Mac Power Users 740: “From The Beatles to The Libertines,” with Lee Garrett

Lee Garret is the new owner of ScreenCastsOnline. He joins Stephen and me on this episode of Mac Power Users to discuss his background in technology, his Apple gear, and how clear communication and processes are key to any successful endeavor

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On the New Mac Power Users Branding

The new Mac Power Users logo, a vertical battery with three wide bands, yellow, orange and red, from top to bottom. The title of the show is in white letters at the bottom, with the tagline "Fully Charged discussion."

The Relay FM logo is visible in the top left corner, in a triangle shape.

This week’s episode of the Mac Power Users premiered with new music and a shiny new logo. While we kept the battery as the show logo, it is now orange and updated. Stephen and I dig the color orange, so this was an excellent addition and reflects our taste. I’m so happy to have Stephen as a co-host. This rebrand is the final bit of his adoption into the show and by the audience.

The prior music has a story behind it. I originally picked a royalty-free stinger that was part of the GarageBand sounds back when I wasn’t even sure if anybody would ever be interested in listening to the Mac Power Users. We tried to replace it a few times with new music, but it never seemed quite right. We once tried a new, short theme I played on my saxophone, and people hated that. So, we stayed with the original GarageBand music for all these years.

As we approach episode 750, the updated music is more modern and fits the show better. The opening music is the startup chime from a Power Mac 6100. The bumpers are a chime from the Quadra AV, and the ending chime is from the Mac LC II. Jim Metzendorf (Mac Power Users editor) worked on all these sounds to modernize them and make them better fit the show. JD Davis gets credit on the logo. I’m happy with how this all came out, and MacPower Users is now tooled up with logos, sounds, and hosts for a long time.

If you’d like to wear the new logo, we’ve got merch. You can buy teeshats, and sweatshirts right now.

Mac Power Users 737: Scoring a Movie, with David Metzger

David Metzger is a composer, arranger, and orchestrator with a celebrated career that has earned him Academy, Grammy, and Tony Awards. He joins Stephen and me on this episode of Mac Power Users to talk about how the music for some of the most beloved films and shows of our time is made.

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Focused 199: Repotting and Retirement, with Jim Eagar

Jim Eagar joins Mike and me on this episode of Focused to talk about how to navigate the four phases of retirement with meaning and purpose.

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