The TALK of the Apple Community


June 6, 2023 77 mins

Just hours after Apple wrapped up the 2023 WWDC Keynote and State of the Union Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Brittany Smith, Ben Roethig, Eric Bolden, Web Bixby, Mark Fuccio, Kelly Guimont, Brian Flanagan-Arthurs, and Jim Rea shared their reactions in the first of a special 2-part MacVoices Live! session that is being recorded over two nights. In this first part, the panel discussed the new Mac Pro, the new MacBook Air, some of the...

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This MacVoices Live! panel wraps up with the panel’s thoughts on a report that tipping could soon become a thing at Apple Stores. Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, Eric Bolden, Web Bixby, Jeff Gamet, and Jim Rea have some strong, and sometimes conflicting, opinions on tipping in general, and in this instance in particular. Then, completely off-topic, Elon Musk’s Boring Company’s approval to expand under Las Vega...

The discussion of the arrival of Final Cut and Logic for the iPad continues as Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, Eric Bolden, Web Bixby, Jeff Gamet, and Jim Rea discuss the reasons behind the timing of the release, the hardware requirements, and more. The unfortunate demise of keyboard maker Brydge and whether corporate mismanagement or the absence of a market, or both, were to blame. (Part 2)

The MacVoices Live! session starts out with two personal  AirTag tracking stories from panel members, and a new Spams and Scams segment that might be something you are seeing. Then, the panel of Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, Eric Bolden, Web Bixby, Jeff Gamet, and Jim Rea take a hard look at Apple’s announcement of Final Cut and Logic coming to the iPad. (Part 1)

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Our latest Road to Macstock conversation is with cognitive neuroscientist and productivity coach Brittany Smith, who will be making her first appearance at the conference. Brittany will be taking a different approach to the topic of “Learn”, and discussing where and how we expend our mental energy to achieve the best results. She gives us a small look at how that thinking integrates with some software tools, as well as providing he...

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In the May 2023 Update, Chuck explains a slight change of appearance to MacVoices that was driven by circumstances both voluntary and involuntary, and a lesson learned. The conclusion of interviews from NAB, the return of “The Road to Macstock”, and the month’s support report round out the Update.


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If you’re confused by Matter and what it means for your home automation, Nathan Dyck , Chief Product Officer for Nanoleaf helps us understand how it works. What it is in relation to Thread, how it works with HomeKit, and how devices you already will (or might not) work with these new technologies. Why all this creates differentiation issues for manufacturers and new questions for consumers, and Nathan’s advice for future purchases ...

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On the latest edition of TV+ Talk, co-hosts Charlotte Henry and Chuck Joiner finish off a discussion of Shrinking that started last show and inevitably touch on Ted Lasso.  Then they dive deep on Killers off the Flower Moon…where and how it is being distributed, and what that says about Apple TV+’s approach to getting the most out of their movies and shows.

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How some are, and some are not, leaning in to what ChatGPT offers wrap up this MacVoices Live! panel. From music to screenwriters to the rest of us, the panel of Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, Jim Rea, Jeff Gamet, Mark Fuccio, and Eric Bolden has differing views on what is and isn’t desirable. Speaking of differing views, Hallmark movies are a polarizing topic. Find out why one panel member likes them and ano...

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Have you been hesitating to join Mastodon because of the confusing nature of its federated model? Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, Jim Rea, Jeff Gamet, Mark Fuccio and Eric Bolden consider the new option that provides a default instance to ease the process. The seizure of a shipment of counterfeit AirPods and what jobs are already being impacted by ChatGPT round out the discussion. (2)

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Our next stop on the Road to Macstock Conference & Expo is a conversation with Allison Sheridan. We start out reviewing how a previous Road to Macstock session resulted in a change to Allison’s topic before trying to figure out what she will present this year. Along the way ideas were proposed, discussed, and rejected. She finally decided on a topic…or did she?


David Ginsburg, Eric Bolden, Brian Flanagan-Arthurs, Mike Potter, Web Bixby, Jeff Gamet, and Jim Rea finish off this MacVoices Live! session with a discussion of Apple’s financial services efforts. They include the newly launched Apple Pay Later, a high-yield savings account, and the ever expanding Apple Pay. How the ease of use and integration with Apple’s ecosystem make them all attractive options in a changing banking landscape ...

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Next on the agenda for the MacVoices Live! panel of David Ginsburg, Eric Bolden, Brian Flanagan-Arthurs, Mike Potter, Web Bixby, Jeff Gamet, Mark Fuccio, and Jim Rea are some questions and answers about enjoying lossless music that include both hardware and services choices by panel members. The discussion turns from audio to video, and the reasons you may want to purchase DVDs or Blu-ray copies of your favorite movies and TV shows...

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The MacVoices Live! panel of David Ginsburg, Eric Bolden, Brian Flanagan-Arthurs, Mike Potter, Web Bixby, Jeff Gamet, Mark Fuccio, and Jim Rea provide thoughts on the most recent loss by Epic Games in their war against Apple and what it means going forward. Then panel also has thoughts on Spotify’s appeal to the Biden administration and who pays how much to artists for music streams. (Part 1)

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At NAB in Las Vegas, we caught up with Studiobox, and there was a lot to catch up on. Co-Founder Ian Smith explains how they are expanding from just a production company to include a SAS option. They can still be hired to run the Studiobox-based production, but you can also do your own production. Soon, as the SAS model expands, you will be able to use your own equipment via their software. A fascinating example of a company born d...

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In a very bright GVM booth at NAB in Las Vegas, Brand Director Yuhang Liu talks about their options, how they can be controlled, and why their tube lights aren’t limited to just static illumination or even just one color at a time.


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At NAB in Las Vegas, Michael Kummer, Managing Director for AnyClip, discusses how AI is affecting video production, and how it is implemented in their service. By uploading your video to AnyClip, you get transcriptions and keywords allowing you to find anything in any clip for future reference and use. By hosting the video, you can play that specific clip through a simple embed code rather than having to re-download it.

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At NAB in Las Vegas, Rob Walsh, Vice President of Podcaster Relations for Libsyn, provides an update on the growth of their company and their services. Those services now include programatic advertising, the Libsyn Connect recording option, Libsyn Studio where you can build your podcast, and more. Rob and Chuck also talk about advertising’s response to podcasting and what, exactly, qualifies as a podcast.

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At NAB in Las Vegas, Alessandro Mastroianni, Prodoct Expert for Krotos gave us a demo of how their software lets you not only create your own sound effects, but also design and customize them using an intuitive interface. Once you’re happy with your sound, drag them directly to the timeline of your NLE.

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