TechFan 285 – Optimistic Mixtape


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.

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TechFan 284 – Missing Fusion


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.

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TechFan 283 – Rogue One – iMac


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.

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TechFan 282 – Mario and Old Cars

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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

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TechFan 281 – Retro Challenge 2

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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!

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TechFan 280 – Mac Users 20 Years Ago

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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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TechFan #270 – Things Get Heated

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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!

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TechFan #268 – Revolution Needed

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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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TechFan #267 – Hacking Around

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Tim and the returning David discuss hacking the FireTV Stick, HDMI inputs on a Mac, 17-inch MBP upgrades, Xbox One, connected devices, crappy controls on monitors, podcast editing, John Martellaro’s Background Mode, and much more.

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TechFan #266 – Glenn Reid

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Tim interviews
Glenn Reid, the CEO of Marathon Laundry Machines. Glen has a fascinating history at Apple and Adobe, and he is looking to disrupt the laundry industry.

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