Mac Power Users 636: Workflows with Ryan J. A. Murphy

Ryan J. A. Murphy is a writer and PhD student who is using the Mac and iPad to work with information systems and design science. This week, Stephen and I talk with him about his workflows for research, data organization, and more.

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Mac Power Users 635: Workflows with Allison Sheridan

Allison Sheridan has been a Mac user since the very beginning and has been talking about Apple and its products since late 2005. She joins Stephen and me on this episode of Mac Power Users to talk about her experience with the platform, her use of diagramming in blog posts, and much, much more.

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Creating a Quick Action to Convert Images

On this week’s episode of Mac Power Users, the topic of HEIC vs. JPG images came up. Sometimes you’ll end up with an HEIC image on your Mac that you want to upload or otherwise share somewhere that only accepts JPGs. So I made a simple Quick Action in Shortcuts to do the conversion. A link to the video is below and you can download the Shortcut with this link. If you dig this sort of thing, you should check out the MacSparky Labs.

Mac Power Users 634: Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone Camera

The iPhone has all but killed the point-and-shoot camera market. On this week’s episode of Mac Power Users, Stephen and I talk about the hardware and software that makes the iPhone such a good camera for photography.

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Mac Power Users 633: Workflows with Nick Milo

Nick Milo is a creator who is teaching people about Obsidian. On this week’s Mac Power Users, he talks with Stephen and me about how he manages his business, creates polished content and, of course, Obsidian and personal knowledge management

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Mac Power Users 632: Be the Most Mac Pro

On this feedback episode of Mac Power Users, Stephen and I celebrate the Mac Studio and Studio Display before revisiting the Stream Deck, Preview, Day One, and more.

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Mac Power Users 631: Back to the Mac, with Myke Hurley

Between Relay FM, Cortex Brand, and his keyboard streaming, Myke Hurley is a man of many hats. On this week’s Mac Power Users, he talks with Stephen and me about how he balances these different jobs and how everyone can benefit from having a theme.

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Mac Power Users 630: Preview Deep Dive

Preview has been in every Mac’s Application folder since 2001 when OS X launched. Join Stephen and me on this episode of Mac Power Users as we dive into the program, exploring its wide range of features for editing both images and PDFs.

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Mac Power Users 629: Workflows with Craig Hockenberry

Craig Hockenberry is back on this episode of Mac Power Users to weigh in on Apple silicon, why he’s an Apple Watch power user, and life as a Mac developer.

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Mac Power Users 628: Stream Deck Power Users

The Stream Deck has become a central tool for many who use automation tools on their Mac. On this week’s episode of Mac Power Users, Stephen and I dive into the device’s hardware and software, explaining what makes it such a versatile device, before sharing our own uses for it.

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