Essential Apple Podcast 117: Merry Christmas Everybody!
Recorded 23rd December 2018
This week we are having a party... I am joined by Karl Madden, Guy Serle, Donny Yankellow, Bart Busschots and Mark Chappell. With six of us on the line I am afraid that some of the audio struggled a little but it held up and we had a pretty fun time. Thanks to all the listeners and guests over the last year. All the Essential Apple crew wish everybody a Merry Christmas (or your midwinter festival of choice) and all the best for 2019.
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On this week’s show:
- Host of the Mac & Forth Show
- On Twitter as @Macparrot and @VertShark
- Co-host of the MyMac show
- Mac to the Future and Guy’s Daily Drive on YouTube
- All his stuff is now at vertshark.com
- @rtteachr on Twitter
- Find his work at hedgehogalley.com
- Find his stuff in iBooks, a load of sticker packs in the App Store and DesignBundles.net as Skrbly
- His latest book is Artosaurus
- Richard Easton gave us some feedback on the GPS show and says that there are some disputes over some assertions in the “Lonely Halls” documentary and refers us to this article
- Luminar: Rob Rait, Howard Greenberg, Scott Willsey, Darren Hendley, Alan.
- Aurora: Andy Joyce, Steve Hammond, Paul Cruxton, Ray Parker, Ivor Pope.
- Bring a bottle – feel free to be having a drink
- Highlight of the year, low point of the year (in tech story terms)
- Best tech / gadget of the year.
- Something old / something new (something we found, got, whatever) that we like this year and something old we are still finding to be great.
- Apple exec puts a number on what's acceptable for bendy iPads – Mashable UK
- Now is the time for Apple to really market privacy to mass-market consumers – 9to5 Mac
VARIOUS STUFF MENTIONED
- The Grid Organisers
- Cardhop for Mac
- ATM510 Cardioid Dynamic Handheld Microphone
- Simply Sound Mic Pre Amp
- Old Call of Duty Games
- smART Sketcher Projector Kit
- Nikon Coolpix W100 Camera
- My 2nd Brain® Briefcase 13
- Affinity Publisher Beta
- Beer52 Club
- RCool Earbuds or the newer ones with charging case
Nemo’s Hardware Store (48:56)
- Grovemade Qi Charger – $79 US
- Silksmartish Cable Wrangler – $20 US
- Thinium Recharge Plus 2.0 – $70 US
- Tribit XFree Tune Headphones
- Woolnut Covers $78 US to $99 US
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