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 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!

Mac Power Users 354: MPU+: A Christmas Wish  

Katie and David follow-up on listener questions and feedback. Topics include direct attached storage, auto-mounting volumes, iPad mini vs. Pro, recording Keynote presentations, using WeMo and MyQ with HomeKit and feedback on managing subscriptions, gift ideas and the new MacBook Pro.

Mac Power Users 353: Setting Up a New Mac  

Katie (and David!) dive deep on setting up a new Mac.

Mac Power Users 352: Workflows with Ian Byrd  

Ian Byrd is a former teacher and professional speaker who shares his workflows and tips for giving full-day lectures and workshops, writing, video production and more. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for help with the shownotes this week!

Mac Power Users 351: 2016 Holiday Geek Gift Guide  

Katie and David share some of their favorite geek gift ideas for that special person in your life this holiday season … or maybe even yourself.

Mac Power Users 350: Accessibility Workflows with Shelly Brisbin  

Shelly Brisbin stops by to talk about Accessibility and gives us a run down of the various Accessibility features and options available on Mac and iOS, how they can be used, what developers can do to make their Apps more accessible and how we can help friends and family use these features.

Mac Power Users 349: MPU+: A Corn-u-copia of Nerdiness  

Katie and David have a lot of feedback this month on the iCloud vs. Dropbox debate, macOS Sierra, more on the new MacBook Pro, and Katie is super-excited about her VESA mount.

Mac Power Users 348: Managing Subscriptions  

In this new App economy it seems more and more apps and services are going to a subscription pricing model. We talk about subscription pricing generally, tips for taming your subscriptions and the subscription services we use.

Mac Power Users 347: New MacBooks!  

Katie and David weigh in on Apple's "Hello Again" event and the new MacBooks.

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