Mac Power Users

Mac Power Users


Learn about getting the most from your Apple technology with focused topics and workflow guests. Creating Mac Power Users, one geek at a time since 2009. Hosted by David Sparks and Katie Floyd.


Mac Power Users 374: iPad Sensei - Federico Viticci  

We catch up with Federico to discuss how he became an "iPad Guy", some of his favorite tips, tricks, and workflows on iOS, where there's still room for improvement, the future of iOS and more.

Mac Power Users 373: Home Tech Support  

A lot of Mac Power Users find themselves transformed into the job of IT manager for friends, family, and even co-workers. In this episode we dive deep on the best IT management tools how to get (and get out) of that job.

Mac Power Users 372: Workflows with Dr. Drang  

Our favorite snowman returns! We discuss the evolving definition of "pro" and "power user" as well as new workflows for managing text, creative uses for Keyboard maestro, managing Apple Mail and the Doc dives into the iPad.

Mac Power Users 371: MPU+: A Smoking Presentation  

There is lots of feedback this time including listener questions, more on tin foil hats, calendar tips, maps, feedback, and how Katie's last presentation was smoking hot.

Mac Power Users 370: Automation with Sal Soghoian  

Sal Soghoian, the father of automation on the Mac, joins Katie and David to discuss the state of Mac an iOS automation. Sal discusses the history of Automation on the Mac, the possibilities for Automation on iOS and the tools and languages available to put the power in the hands of the user.

Mac Power Users 369: Workflows with Composer Michael Whalen  

Emmy award winning composer and artist Michael Whalen joins us to talk about his 68+ Macs and how he's been making music with Apple technology since 1984.

Mac Power Users 368: Living in a Tin Foil Hat World  

Security and data privacy is a growing concern in our society. David and Katie put on our tin foil hats for this episode and discuss some of the best practices that can be implemented today for protecting your data from prying eyes.

Mac Power Users 367: Getting Productive with Michael Hyatt  

New York Times best-selling author Michael Hyatt joins in this week to share some ideas about technology and productivity.

Mac Power Users 366: Catching up with Brett Terpstra  

Brett Terpstra is back to that about his gear, his newfound love of the Apple TV and Apple Watch, the state of Automation, Apps for Nerds, and going independent.

Mac Power Users 365: Maps and More  

Katie and David break down what's good and what's bad about the leading map, navigation, and location apps.

Mac Power Users 364: The Calendar Show  

David and Katie dive deep into calendars and discuss the various cloud calendar services, sharing, calendar apps, best practices, and scheduling services.

Mac Power Users 363: Workflows with IT Specialist Ivan Hemmans  

Ivan Hemmans manages Macs, PCs, and a lot of iOS devices. He joins us this week to share some advice for manageing your home and work networks and devices. Ivan also frequently presents and has some great tips for speakers.

Mac Power Users 362: MPU+: No Other Tea  

We answer questions on a variety of topics including sending email later, managing a 16GB iPhone, RSS workflows, and more. We follow-up on DevonThink, the iPad as a Mac replacement, task management, personal cloud and share listener workflows, tips and tricks.

Mac Power Users 361: Hidden iOS Features with Clayton Morris  

This week Clayton Morris joins us to talk about some of our favorite unused and hidden iOS features. Good stuff.

Mac Power Users 360: Workflows with Charles Perry  

Charles Perry, one of the organizers of the Release Notes conference, joins us to talk about turning his passion into a business, then a podcast, then a successful conference and the tools and logistics behind all of it.

Mac Power Users 359: Big Questions  

Katie and David cover some of the most common listener questions from the Mac Power Users email archive including backing up photos, task overload, Apple IDs, cold storage backup, moving your iTunes library, the differences between tasks and calendar items, and more.

Mac Power Users 358: Gabe Weatherhead Returns  

Gabe Weatherhead returns to the show. We discuss OmniFocus Automation, follow-up on DEVONThink, discuss privacy in the wake of cloud services, the iPad as a computer for a child and more.

Mac Power Users 357: Workflows that Worked in 2016  

Katie and David share some of their favorite new workflows from 2016.

Mac Power Users 356: A Fresh Look at DEVONthink  

Stuart Ingram joins Katie and David to take a fresh look at DEVONthink. We discuss what's new with the service, workflows and organization, machine learning, setup, sync and more. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for help with the shownotes this week!

Mac Power Users 355: The iPad as a Mac Replacement  

David gave up his laptop and went iPad only for several months and now shares both the joy and the agony. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for help with the shownotes this week!

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