Our most terrible show to date. Really. You should not listen to this episode. We’re not kidding.
CES kicked off this week, and the collective yawn was heard around the world. Our sponsor, OWC, announced a very cool new product, the OWC DEC, and Tim has some exciting news about it. Connection issues using a KVM switch, more on music, and as the solo show continues, Tim battles a coffee machine. Will he win?
Tim and David discuss playlists and mixtapes, and the discovery of new music then and now. Tim has an update on the iMac from OWC! John Nemo does not use his powers to tell us about a program before we need it, Senuti, and David fill us in on a cool iPad mix app called djay iPad. Finally, 2016 has been a bummer, and the guys talk about Macstock 2017 and being optimistic.
The migration of the Mac is on, and Tim recounts his struggles of creating a Fusion Drive, loss of playlists and general problems with iTunes, and Time Machine restore that fails 95% of its job. David talks about the Consumers Reports giving Apple’s latest MacBook a non-recommendation, and they both discuss Apple’s handling of the situation.
Tim has to buy a new Mac, so what will he get, and from where? Mario Run has dropped, and David and Tim like it. Then, the main feature of this episode is the spoiler-filled review and discussion of Rogue One.
Tim and David discuss Super Mario Run, Snow Days, and our favorite cars. Also, Cole joins us for a few minutes to talk about his iPad and the new game he really enjoys, Slither.io
Update on the Retro Challenge, Fantastic Beasts, Star Wars, Guy Kawasaki, Marvel movies, 17” Macbook Pro, WD Raspberry Pi drive, IBM Lenovo ThinkPad X41, Amazon Fire, StarTech.com 2 Port Displayport USB KVM Switch, and more!
Collecting older Aluminum Macs and a new Retro Challenge begins! Also, Tim looks at a knock-off Nike band for his Apple Watch, a portable Sega Genesis system, and we go back two decades to find out what was on the mind of the average Mac user.
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email page My Mac #20, Dec. 1996
The grand experiment with David’s Leaf comes to an end. Plus feedback, more comments on Apple’s recent Mac neglect, and Donny Yankellow has a TechFan Podcast sticker pack for free for iOS!
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David and Tim discuss the fallout from the Apple event, and they both agree it’s not good for Apple. Feedback from the previous show is also featured.
David’s running the board this week; he reminisces about the fantastic Sony MiniDisc format and discusses what the BlackBerry Passport is like as your main phone in 2016.
Tim does a solo show to discuss hacking the hackers, bad SanDisk MicroSD cards, Raspberry Pi 3, JAVA for macOS Sierra, and more!
Owen Rubin joins David and Tim to discuss a home security system, Owen’s talk on Atari from a few days ago, and of course, the Apple Event. The headphone jack is gone, how will Tim react? What about the Apple Watch? And EarPods? Things get heated!
Special guest Peter Cohen joins Tim this week to discuss the topic “The tech that is in most need of a revolution”. Also discussed: video games, Rare Replay, BackBlaze, and much more. Check it out!
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