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Mac Power Users

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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.
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Mac Power Users 493: My Life is an Edge Case, with TJ Luoma

1:36:53 | Jul 28th

Pastor and Apple nerd TJ Luoma returns to the show to catch David and Stephen up on his journey with Apple's notebooks and the iPad, before sharing some of the apps that he uses every day and his explorations in content filtering and blocking.
Mac Power Users 492: All of the Ks

1:31:06 | Jul 21st

In this feedback episode, David and Stephen talk about a borrowed MacBook Pro that Catalina tried melting into his desk, Voice Control and Dictation in iOS 13 and answer a few listener questions about iOS file storage and justifying a Mac to the boss...Show More
Mac Power Users 489: Gear as a Motivator, with Tyler Stalman

1:31:44 | Jun 30th

Tyler Stalman is a photographer, videographer, YouTuber and small business owner, alongside is wife Ania Boniecka. Oh, and he loves gear... maybe too much, as he confesses to Stephen and David.
Mac Power Users 487: Josh Centers: Beta Spelunker

1:28:54 | Jun 16th

Josh Centers is the managing editor at TidBITS, which has been covering the world of Apple for nearly 30 years. He sits down with David and Stephen to talk about his writing, the tools he uses and why running Apple betas can be a real adventure.
Mac Power Users 486: Essential iOS Apps

1:31:59 | Jun 9th

Stephen and David scroll through their iPhones and iPads to collect some of their most-used iOS apps, across a wide range of categories.
Mac Power Users 485: WWDC and Interview with the Mac Pro Product Manager

1:34:34 | Jun 4th

Stephen and David have boots on the ground in San Jose for WWDC 2019. In this episode, they interview Doug Brooks, the Apple Product Manager for the new Mac Pro. Afterward, David and Stephen share thoughts on the announcements and updates from WWDC.
Mac Power Users 484: Unlocking Keyboard Maestro

1:27:02 | May 26th

From trigger to actions, variables to debugging, David and Stephen go through the powerhouse that is Keyboard Maestro and discuss David's new Field Guide on the subject.
Mac Power Users 480: Catching up with Michael Hyatt

1:36:57 | Apr 28th

Michael Hyatt joins David and Stephen this week in an interview that ranges from how to get your life together and find a little focus to nerdy Keyboard Maestro scripts.
Mac Power Users 478: Journaling with Day One

1:28:38 | Apr 14th

Journaling can be an excellent way to collect your thoughts and reflect on the events of the day, and Day One makes it easy to do so with your Mac, iPhone, iPad and beyond.
Mac Power Users 476: Exploring the Mac App Store

1:42:49 | Mar 31st

Stephen and David talk through the ups and downs of the Mac App Store and share some of the hidden gems they've found there over the years. Then, they recap Apple's recent media event after being interrupted by Mother Nature in the Sparks' yard.
Mac Power Users 475: Something Smells Funny

1:36:45 | Mar 24th

The guys work their way through some feedback, Stephen has feelings about his Apple Watch and David has switched notes apps ... again.
Mac Power Users 474: Using the iPad as a Laptop

1:32:47 | Mar 17th

When thinking about making an iPad a notebook replacement, there are a lot of factors to consider. David and Stephen talk through the hardware and software that can make — or break — this experience.
Mac Power Users 472: Live in Chicago with Friends

1:19:44 | Mar 3rd

Live from Chicago, David and Stephen thaw out long enough to talk to a couple of very special guests about the MacBook Air and the friction between analog and digital tools, before answering some listener questions.
Mac Power Users 471: Menu Bars, Docks & Startup Apps, Oh My!

1:29:56 | Feb 24th

David and Stephen talk through the Mac utilities and applications that are always at their fingertips.
Mac Power Users 469: Running a Business with G Suite

1:34:44 | Feb 10th

With G Suite, Google offers paid versions of its free web apps and services. This week, Stephen and David discuss their usage of these tools, and how G Suite compares to other solutions available to individuals and small businesses.
Mac Power Users 468: Mixing Macs and Microsoft with Christina Warren

1:30:41 | Feb 3rd

Christina Warren, tech commentator, podcaster and Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft drops by to talk about using a Mac at work, the state of PowerPoint and how to get the most out of tech when traveling the world.
Mac Power Users 467: Fitness Apps & Tech

1:37:16 | Jan 27th

The iPhone and Apple Watch can be helpful in managing health and fitness, and coupled with the breadth of options in the App Store, they can become powerful tools in improving our well-being.
Mac Power Users 466: John Gruber Returns

2:03:06 | Jan 20th

John Gruber of Daring Fireball and The Talk Show join David and Stephen for a discussion about writing and podcasting, as well as WWDC and what the future may hold for the iPad and Mac.
Mac Power Users 465: The Mighty Mac mini

1:43:48 | Jan 14th

Introduced as a low-cost way to switch to the Mac, the Mac mini can now be found working quietly as home and office servers, hosting files, media, backups and more.
Mac Power Users 464: Stephen... Who?

1:25:16 | Jan 7th

David puts his new cohost, Stephen Hackett, in the hot seat to talk about his tech background, love of the Mac, and if Batman or Superman is better. All of that, plus a couple of exciting event announcements.
Mac Power Users 463: All Good Things...

1:32:17 | Dec 31st, 2018

We cover feedback on subscriptions, iOS tips, and more. Katie and David look back on the last 463 episodes and discuss the origins of Mac Power Users. Katie discusses her journey, favorite workflows, and answers a few listener questions.
Mac Power Users 462: Return to the Snell Zone

1:44:49 | Dec 24th, 2018

Jason Snell returns to tell us about his iMac Pro, how he uses his Mac mini, Jason's move towards iOS, being an avid reader, making time for it all, and a few of his favorite picks.
Mac Power Users 461: Little Known iOS Tips

1:26:12 | Dec 17th, 2018

There's a lot hidden in iOS. David and Katie run down some of their favorite iOS tips and tricks that you may not have known, or may have forgotten about.
Mac Power Users 460: Casey Liss Returns

1:43:24 | Dec 10th, 2018

Casey Liss returns to update us on his life as a free agent, his rekindled love with the iPad, becoming a YouTuber and more.
Mac Power Users 459: My Life is a Subscription

1:29:20 | Dec 3rd, 2018

Subscriptions! It seems the wave of the future but should we be happy about that? In this episode Katie and David talk about this trend towards subscriptions and the software and services they believe are worth the effort.
Mac Power Users 458: MPU+: There's Something You Didn't Tell Me

1:25:26 | Nov 26th, 2018

Katie has a big announcement, David has a new Field Guide, we both have new iPads, we also discuss the new MacBook Airs, Apple’s pricing, our daily routines, and answer listener questions.
Mac Power Users 457: 2018 Geek Gift Guide

1:34:15 | Nov 19th, 2018

It's time for our annual Holiday Geek Gift Guide. David and Katie run down their favorite gift picks for the year as well as what's on their own holiday wish lists.
Mac Power Users 456: Workflows with Laura McClellan

1:33:09 | Nov 12th, 2018

Katie and David chat with Laura McClellan of The Productive Woman Podcast to discuss her prospectives on productivity, finding and using the right virtual assistant, creating a community around her podcast, routines, habits, and more.
Mac Power Users 455: Apple October 2018 Event

1:25:47 | Nov 5th, 2018

Katie and David discuss Apple's October 2018 event, the MacBook Air, Mac mini, iPad Pro and their purchases.
Mac Power Users 454: MPU+: Did You Just Fall Down?

1:35:57 | Oct 29th, 2018

The end of Katie's MacBook Pro saga and AppleCare Experience, David plays with his widget screen, moving out of Evernote, finding more uses for Keyboard Maestro, upcoming Apple Event, packing apps, our favorite non-tech podcasts, and listener feedbac...Show More
Mac Power Users 452: 2018 Developer Roundtable

1:27:03 | Oct 15th, 2018

Ken Case of the Omni Group, Greg Scown of Smile, and Dave Teare of Agile Bits join David and Katie to talk about the state of development for Mac and iOS and life as an Apple Developer.
Mac Power Users 450: MPU+:I'm a Big Phone Guy

1:35:00 | Oct 1st, 2018

This month in MPU+ we chat about David's new phone, Katie's broken Mac, iOS 12 follow-up, Siri Shortcuts, transitioning from Dropbox to iCloud, David's laptop replacement and more.
Mac Power Users 449: macOS Mojave

1:31:52 | Sep 24th, 2018

David and Katie talk about Apple's latest operating system, macOS Mojave. We discuss the state of the Mac, yearly release cycles, what we like, what we don't, new features for productivity and more.
Mac Power Users 447: Workflows with Zac Hall

1:40:26 | Sep 10th, 2018

Zac Hall joins David and Katie to talk about how he stays on top of Apple news at 9to5Mac as well his work as an online publisher. We also talk about 9to5's recent discovery of the new iPhone and Apple Watch prior to Apple's September 12th event.
Mac Power Users 446: MPU+: Are You Going to Go Big?

1:37:04 | Sep 3rd, 2018

Katie and David speculate about Apple's September 12th event, David goes laptopless again, hiding cables and technology clutter around your home, shutting down Wi-Fi on a schedule, storing business cards, fixing a broken iPhone and listener feedback.
Mac Power Users 445: HomeKit Intensive

1:31:08 | Aug 27th, 2018

David and Katie dive deep on HomeKit and discuss the HomeKit App, managing rooms, creating scenes, automation and our favorite HomeKit enabled devices. We also discuss where HomeKit falls down and our workarounds.
Mac Power Users 444: Workflows with iPhone JD Jeff Richardson

1:42:54 | Aug 20th, 2018

Jeff Richardson from iPhone JD joins Katie and David to chat about how he uses a Mac at home and PC at work, going all in and adopting a paperless lifestyle with the iPad, starting a successful blog, using the Apple Watch and more.
Mac Power Users 443: Revisiting Music Management

1:29:41 | Aug 13th, 2018

Katie and David revisit music management and discuss the state of the two major streaming services, how things have changed iTunes Match, managing their music, and audio at home and in the car.
Mac Power Users 442: Workflows with Joe Buhlig

1:29:03 | Aug 6th, 2018

Joe Buhlig joins David and Katie to talk about his iPadless life, analog tools for productivity, managing a business, Discourse and more.
Mac Power Users 441: MPU+: The Grass is Always Greener

1:34:42 | Jul 30th, 2018

David and Katie talk about cutting the cable, Katie's moves away from Evernote, David's experimentation with iOS Mail clients, getting burned when selling online, choosing an email provider, the iOS 12 Beta, and answer listener questions.
Mac Power Users 440: Workflows with Thom Zahler

1:38:19 | Jul 23rd, 2018

Artist, illustrator and cartooner Thom Zahler talks about his life as a comic book artist, writer and the digital and analog tools he uses. He shares how he makes a living as an independent worker, and his experience on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire...Show More
Mac Power Users 439: On Our Desks …

1:29:41 | Jul 16th, 2018

David and Katie share their home office setups. We discuss all the gadgets in, on and under our desks, what's connected to our Macs and how we get work done.
Mac Power Users 438: Workflows with Matt Gemmell

1:24:50 | Jul 9th, 2018

Matt Gemmell joins us to discuss life as a software engineer turned writer, his evolution from Mac to iOS, his passion for fitness, and being an independent worker.
Mac Power Users 436: MPU+: These Things Are Like Tribbles

1:48:38 | Jun 25th, 2018

We launch the new MPU Discourse community, talk about Siri Shortcuts, HomePod, David shares thoughts on the iOS Beta and his recent visit to Apple Park. We also tackle listener questions about messages in the cloud, iPad accessories and kids in colle...Show More
Mac Power Users 435: Catching up with Don McAllister

1:42:16 | Jun 18th, 2018

Don McAllister returns to talk about building a business around ScreenCastsOnline, building his team, delegation, project management, and more. We also talk chat travel and electric cars.
Mac Power Users 434: PDF Workflows

1:26:37 | Jun 11th, 2018

Katie and David talk about the state of PDFs in 2018, how the PDF format has evolved, and best practices for creating, naming, managing and working with PDFs.
Mac Power Users 433: WWDC 2018

1:29:27 | Jun 5th, 2018

David and Katie share their thoughts on WWDC 2018 including thoughts on iOS 12, macOS 10.14, tvOS and watchOS 5
Mac Power Users 432: MPU+: Walking Down The Hallway On The Internet

1:41:13 | May 28th, 2018

David and Katie share what's on their minds this month including the end of the Airport Era, David's thoughts on the state of Notes apps including Bear and Apple Notes, surviving a house fire, thoughts on the iPhone X, Refurbs, and more.
Mac Power Users 431: Mac Maintenance

1:36:21 | May 21st, 2018

Katie and David discuss best practices for keeping your Mac healthy including Mac maintenance tips, diagnosing common problems, getting rid of unnecessary files, maintenance utilities, and care tips.
Mac Power Users 430: Catching up with Marco Arment

1:39:25 | May 14th, 2018

Marco Arment Returns to Mac Power Users to discuss the state of the Mac, the iMac Pro, Apple's laptops, Overcast, privacy, digital cameras and more.
Mac Power Users 429: iWork Deep Dive

1:36:32 | May 7th, 2018

With the recent updates to iWork we thought it time to dive deep. We share the best uses for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. We discuss the pros and cons of the apps, collaboration, and try to tackle the question - can you get by with iWork alone?
Mac Power Users 428: MPU+: The Bedroom Episode

1:30:19 | Apr 30th, 2018

This month David and Katie spend some time discussing bedroom tech, including our nightstands and sleep tracking. We also discuss David's new backup strategy, Drafts 5, returning a lost iPhone, Apple's Education Event, and Katie's lightning strike.
Mac Power Users 427: Creating the iPhone Field Guide

1:29:26 | Apr 23rd, 2018

David has written a new book - the iPhone Field Guide. In this episode, we discuss his latest project, the process of creating a multimedia book, the state of iBooks Author and more.
Mac Power Users 426: Workflows with Andy Ihnatko

1:48:51 | Apr 15th, 2018

Writer, photographer, geek, and all-around nice guy Andy Ihnatko joins us this week while Katie attempts to avoid electrocution.
Mac Power Users 425: Web Browsers

1:33:22 | Apr 9th, 2018

David and Katie dive into the topic of browsers. The browsers we use on Mac and iOS, reasons to look at third-party browsers vs staying with Safari, tweaking your settings, our favorite add-ons and companions services and more.
Mac Power Users 424: Workflows with Mike Schmitz

1:42:02 | Apr 1st, 2018

Writer, podcaster, screencaster and avid bookworm Mike Schmitz joins us to talk about his quest to "push past average", become more productive, sleep better, read more and live a well-balanced life.
Mac Power Users 423: Workflows with Jocelyn Glei

1:35:28 | Mar 26th, 2018

David chats with Jocelyn Glei of the Hurry Slowly podcast about killing distractions, disconnecting from our devices and getting more done by doing less.
Mac Power Users 422: MPU+: Low Power Mode, It Isn't Just For Phones

1:39:26 | Mar 19th, 2018

We share what's on our mind this month including home security systems, the OmniFocus 3 beta, David's new love of paper, the HomePod, their favorite non-tech productivity hacks, and more. We also tackle listener questions and share tech we're playing...Show More
Mac Power Users 421: Business Workflows

1:37:46 | Mar 12th, 2018

Katie and David share their favorite business workflows including managing email, calendaring, TextExpander tips, reducing paper, managing PDFs, billing, communicating and more.
Mac Power Users 420: Presentation Workflows

1:39:56 | Mar 5th, 2018

We discuss workflows for planning a presentation, tips for making your slides, getting ready for the big day, dealing with nerves, and making sure your presentation goes off without a hitch.
Mac Power Users 419: iOS Settings

1:38:52 | Feb 26th, 2018

There are hundreds of settings buried within iOS David and Katie talk through some of their favorite options and settings for tweaking iOS.
Mac Power Users 418: Workflows with Rose Orchard

1:31:09 | Feb 19th, 2018

Rose Orchard joins us to discuss her transition from teacher to automator including creating workflows, maximizing efficiency on Mac and iOS, we discuss the Sonos One and the Apple HomePod, travel tips and more.
Mac Power Users 417: Workflows with Manton Reece

1:31:44 | Feb 12th, 2018

Programmer and entrepreneur Manton Reece is here this week to share how he's using Apple gear to program and run his own business.
Mac Power Users 416: Consuming Content

1:31:41 | Feb 5th, 2018

David and Katie revisit our workflows for consuming digital (and some analog) content. We discuss keeping up with blogs, magazines, books, spoken word, movies, television, news, and more.
Mac Power Users 415: John Siracusa Workflows and the Future of the Mac

1:47:56 | Jan 28th, 2018

John Siracusa returns to the Mac Power Users to talk about his favorite workflows and apps. We also spend some time getting John's opinion about where the Mac is and where it is heading.
Mac Power Users 414: MPU+: This is What I Got

1:35:11 | Jan 22nd, 2018

Katie struggles with APFS and High Sierra, David shares workflow changes to defer dates and hyper-scheduling. We answer questions relating to photo albums, using Evernote, and tech organization. We follow-up on home automation, scheduling, Qi and mo...Show More
Mac Power Users 413: iPad Productivity

1:38:07 | Jan 14th, 2018

In this episode, David and Katie share some of their favorite apps and workflows for getting work done on the iPad.
Mac Power Users 412: Stephen Hackett Returns

1:48:52 | Jan 7th, 2018

Stephen Hackett returns to Mac Power Users to talk about his transition into video production, Internet automation, his home studio, audio and video gear, a new iMac and more.
Mac Power Users 411: 2017: A Pretty Good Year

1:32:38 | Dec 31st, 2017

As we wrap up 2017 we take a look back at the workflows that worked for us in 2017, practices we intend to change in 2018, and gaze into the crystal ball and look at what we may expect from Apple in the year to come.
Mac Power Users 410: Workflows with Alex Cox

1:44:22 | Dec 24th, 2017

This week Alex Cox from Cards Against Humanity shares her favorite hardware, software, and workflows for getting work done ranging from high-end video production to entertaining cats.
Mac Power Users 409: Holiday Tech

1:32:14 | Dec 17th, 2017

"Deck the Halls with Ones and Zeroes." In this episode, Katie and David break down all the ways to use your technology for the holidays.
Mac Power Users 408: Revisiting Emergency Preparedness

1:34:00 | Dec 11th, 2017

We revisit the topic of emergency preparedness. Natural disasters, personal emergencies, accident or illness, technology failures and even happy occasions. We share tips for getting your tech prepared and how technology can help you weather the storm...Show More
Mac Power Users 405: 2017 Geek Gift Guide

1:36:55 | Nov 20th, 2017

Katie and David are back with their annual holiday gift guide with plenty of nerdy picks for you and your loved ones.
Mac Power Users 404: More iPhone Photography with Austin Mann

2:16:33 | Nov 13th, 2017

Austin Mann returns to discuss the state of iPhone Photography and David and Katie share their thoughts on the new iPhone X.
Mac Power Users 403: Workflows with David_Smith

1:38:14 | Nov 5th, 2017

App developer and business owner David "Underscore" Smith joins us this week to share his favorite hardware, software, and workflows.
Mac Power Users 402: Home Automation with Robert Spivack

1:40:23 | Oct 30th, 2017

The state of Home Automation is constantly changing. We bring in Robert Spivack, a consultant and installer, to discuss the various systems, standards, ecosystems and best practices,
Mac Power Users 401: More Big Questions

1:43:37 | Oct 23rd, 2017

It's time to clear out the big questions list again. In this episode, we cover a lot ranging from our strategy for buying an iPhone X to the status of our dongles.
Mac Power Users 400: Four Things

1:50:10 | Oct 16th, 2017

To celebrate episode 400, Katie and David share their four favorite things in a variety of categories. Including products, software and even MPU episodes.
Mac Power Users 399: Workflows with Merlin Mann

1:53:33 | Oct 8th, 2017

This week for episode 399 our original workflow guest, Merlin Mann, returns to share how he's using his iPad(s), Mac, and that "voice stuff".
Mac Power Users 398: Creating 60 More Mac Tips

1:32:17 | Oct 2nd, 2017

Brett Terpstra joins us to discuss his new eBook and video series with David Sparks - 60 Tips Volume 2 and the revision to their original 60 Tips book. We discuss the new book and the workflows they used to create it.
Mac Power Users 397: More on iOS 11 and High Sierra

1:39:58 | Sep 24th, 2017

In this episode, David and Katie continue to explain the new iOS 11 and High Sierra features along with their experiences and recommendations following their use of the beta versions of these new operating systems.
Mac Power Users 396: Apple Announcements and iOS 11 on the iPad

1:37:33 | Sep 17th, 2017

David and Katie run down Apple's September 12th announcements including the Apple Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K, iPhone 8 and iPhone X. We also begin our discussion of iOS 11 starting with the best features for iPad users.
Mac Power Users 395: MPU+: It's Called Hermes

1:45:45 | Sep 10th, 2017

In this feedback episode, Katie and David cover listener questions, must-have iOS utilities, tagging, automation, and more feedback. Finally, we discuss the Apple iPhone event scheduled for September 12.
Mac Power Users 394: Workflows with Dan Moren, the Novelist

1:41:12 | Sep 4th, 2017

Dan Moren drops in to chat about his experience publishing his first novel. We talk about all aspects of writing a book, including planning, writing, finding and working with a publisher and marketing his book after publication.
Mac Power Users 393: 2017 Developer Roundtable

1:54:32 | Aug 27th, 2017

In this episode, prominent App developers Ken Case, Greg Scown, and Dave Teare join us to talk about the future of macOS and iOS along with a few thoughts on the software business in 2017.
Mac Power Users 392: Must-Have iOS Utilities

1:38:19 | Aug 20th, 2017

Following-up on our recent episode featuring utilities for the Mac; David and Katie decide to dive deep this week into their must-have utilities for iOS.
Mac Power Users 391: Workflows with Artist Jason Kimes

1:18:45 | Aug 13th, 2017

Artist and geek Jason Kimes shares his favorite technologies and workflows for creating his sculptures.
Mac Power Users 390: Tagging with Terpstra

1:24:25 | Aug 7th, 2017

Brett Terpstra (drink!) joins David and Katie this week to talk about the state of tagging on Mac and iOS. We discuss uses of tags, developing a tagging scheme, what you can do with tags, the turbulent history and hopefully bright future.
Mac Power Users 387: Workflows with Rene Ritchie

1:27:11 | Jul 23rd, 2017

iMore Editor in Chief Rene Ritchie joins the Mac Power Users this week to share his favorite tools, apps, and workflows for getting work done.
Mac Power Users 386: Must Have Utilities

1:40:32 | Jul 17th, 2017

Katie and David share some of their favorite utilities for Mac users.
Mac Power Users 385: Workflows with Kelly Guimont

1:45:59 | Jul 10th, 2017

Writer, social media consult, and full-time geek Kelly Guimont joins the Mac Power Users to share her favorite Apple hardware, apps, and workflows.
Mac Power Users 384: Screencasting 101 with JF Brissette

1:35:56 | Jul 3rd, 2017

JF Brissette joins Katie and David to talk about the state of Screencasting on Mac and iOS, discusses the importance and uses of Screencasting, tools of the trade as well as tips and tricks.
Mac Power Users 383: More Education Workflows with Teddy Svoronos

1:39:47 | Jun 25th, 2017

Harvard Lecturer Teddy Svoronos returns to talk about how he's using his Mac and iOS devices for giving presentations, some very clever iOS automation techniques, and academic writing. Teddy and David also talk music apps.
Mac Power Users 382: Home Automation Update

1:42:12 | Jun 19th, 2017

Katie and David review the current state of Home Automation and the technology they use in their homes. We also talk about our new iPads and wrap-up WWDC.
Mac Power Users 381: WWDC 2017

1:50:52 | Jun 9th, 2017

With David in San Jose, he gives us a "boots on the ground" perspective of WWDC and we discuss the latest announcements from Apple's Developer conference.
Mac Power Users 380: MPU+: Maybe this will be obsolete tomorrow

1:35:12 | Jun 4th, 2017

Ed Cormany talks about regular expressions, how it works and practical applications. We cover lots of listener feedback including photo scanning, switching from Windows to iOS, privacy and the IOT, shared photo libraries and more.
Mac Power Users 379: Workflows with Liana Lehua

1:53:12 | May 28th, 2017

Liana Lehua shares her hardware and software setup, apps, and workflow for television production. We also share our hopes and dreams for iOS 11 and other Apple products at this year's WWDC.
Mac Power Users 378: More iOS Hidden Features

1:43:26 | May 21st, 2017

Clayton Morris returns to join Katie and David in sharing more underutilized iOS features, tips, and tricks.
Mac Power Users 377: Audio Media Managment

1:42:37 | May 14th, 2017

This week David and Katie take a good look at dealing with audio on your Apple gear. Topics include traditional music management, the best streaming services and why David loves them, podcast management, and playing audio in your car and home.
Mac Power Users 376: Notifications!

1:43:50 | May 8th, 2017

Myke Hurley joins Katie and David to discuss notifications. We discuss how notifications have become a problem, dealing with distractions and wrangling the various notifications to optimize our devices.
Mac Power Users 375: More Big Questions

1:36:31 | May 1st, 2017

This week David and Katie cover big questions including the Workflow app, secure cloud storage, email sharing, moving data, managing your network, and how they scan. Also, we learn that under no circumstances will David get access to Katie's Synolog...Show More
Mac Power Users 374: iPad Sensei - Federico Viticci

1:39:33 | Apr 23rd, 2017

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

1:35:17 | Apr 16th, 2017

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

1:40:49 | Apr 9th, 2017

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

1:25:18 | Apr 2nd, 2017

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

1:34:43 | Mar 27th, 2017

Sal Soghoian joins us to discuss the state of Mac an iOS automation. Sal discusses 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

1:37:42 | Mar 19th, 2017

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

1:32:51 | Mar 13th, 2017

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

1:30:43 | Mar 5th, 2017

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

1:39:53 | Feb 27th, 2017

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

1:30:15 | Feb 19th, 2017

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

1:40:03 | Feb 13th, 2017

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

1:34:16 | Feb 5th, 2017

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

1:37:14 | Jan 30th, 2017

We answer questions on a variety of topics including sending email later, managing a 16GB iPhone, RSS workflows & more. We follow-up on DevonThink, the iPad as a Mac replacement, task management, personal cloud and share listener workflows, tips & tr...Show More
Mac Power Users 361: Hidden iOS Features with Clayton Morris

1:31:32 | Jan 22nd, 2017

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

1:36:46 | Jan 16th, 2017

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

1:38:32 | Jan 8th, 2017

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 and more.
Mac Power Users 358: Gabe Weatherhead Returns

1:50:54 | Jan 2nd, 2017

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

1:26:38 | Dec 25th, 2016

Katie and David share some of their favorite new workflows from 2016.
Mac Power Users 356: A Fresh Look at DEVONthink

1:21:38 | Dec 19th, 2016

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.
Mac Power Users 355: The iPad as a Mac Replacement

1:33:24 | Dec 11th, 2016

David gave up his laptop and went iPad only for several months and now shares both the joy and the agony.
Mac Power Users 354: MPU+: A Christmas Wish

1:17:46 | Dec 8th, 2016

Katie and David follow-up on questions and feedback including direct attached storage, auto-mounting volumes, iPad mini vs. Pro, recording Keynote presentations, using WeMo with HomeKit and feedback on subscriptions, gift ideas and the new MacBook Pr...Show More
Mac Power Users 353: Setting Up a New Mac

1:57:00 | Dec 4th, 2016

Katie (and David!) dive deep on setting up a new Mac.
Mac Power Users 352: Workflows with Ian Byrd

1:19:32 | Nov 28th, 2016

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.
Mac Power Users 351: 2016 Holiday Geek Gift Guide

1:32:11 | Nov 20th, 2016

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

1:25:37 | Nov 14th, 2016

Shelly Brisbin talks Accessibility. We run down 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

1:33:18 | Nov 10th, 2016

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

1:26:49 | Nov 7th, 2016

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!

1:34:06 | Oct 28th, 2016

Katie and David weigh in on Apple's "Hello Again" event and the new MacBooks.
Mac Power Users 346: Casey Liss: App Programmer

1:43:05 | Oct 24th, 2016

Casey Liss returns to MPU to talk about his new gig, how his Mac and iOS workflows have changed, gear for geek parents and how he uses his Synology NAS
Mac Power Users 345: Cloud Wars: iCloud and Dropbox

1:34:21 | Oct 16th, 2016

Katie and David are joined by David Chartier to discuss whether or not Dropbox and iCloud are up to the task of cloud-based file storage.
Mac Power Users 344: MPU+: Hello, Computer

1:35:03 | Oct 10th, 2016

The "Live" show is now MPU+. We discuss Macs Sierra left behind, the problem with "free" software, network vs. direct attached storage, listeners share feedback on Amazon, Ulysses and Scrivener. We learn how to print to PDF from Apple Mail and more.
Mac Power Users 343: Workflows with Serenity Caldwell

1:21:46 | Oct 3rd, 2016

iMore writer and artist Serenity Caldwell joins the Mac Power Users to talk about the iPad, Mac, the new iPhone, and artist workflows.
Mac Power Users 342: macOS Sierra

1:33:45 | Sep 26th, 2016

Katie and David dive deep into the new features of macOS Sierra and discuss best practices for upgrading and some major incompatibilities. We also discuss the new watchOS.
Mac Power Users 341: iOS 10

1:38:18 | Sep 18th, 2016

Katie and David break down the new iOS 10 update for iPhone and iPad.
Mac Power Users 340: GTD Workflows with Mike Williams

1:35:32 | Sep 12th, 2016

Mike Williams, President and CEO of the David Allen Company joins Katie and David to talk about the GTD methodology, the tech he uses to get things done, implementing the 5 steps and common pitfalls and solutions.
Mac Power Users 339: iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2

1:44:48 | Sep 8th, 2016

Katie and David break down Apple's announcements at its September 7 Keynote including iPhone 7, Apple Watch Series 2, and all of Katie's favorite games.
Mac Power Users 338: Scrivener and Ulysses

1:29:42 | Sep 5th, 2016

David and Katie dive deep on fiddly writing apps Scrivener and Ulysses. We talk about how these apps work, their features, the good, the bad and the best use cases.
Mac Power Users 337: Workflows with Father Gabriel

1:34:20 | Aug 28th, 2016

Catholic priest and geek, Gabriel Mosher, joins us to explain how he uses technology to get his work done. Topics include time and attention, research and writing, presentations, and project management.
Mac Power Users 336: iPhone Productivity

1:25:25 | Aug 21st, 2016

David and Katie share some of the most efficient productivity tasks and apps appropriate for the iPhone. Topics include calendars and contacts, email, task management, scanning, writing, and additional utilities for productivity.
Mac Power Users 335: Workflows with John Voorhees

1:34:58 | Aug 15th, 2016

David and Katie chat with John Voorhees about software development and writing for MacStories all while juggling a busy day job.
Mac Power Users 334: MPU Live: "She Can't Take It Anymore, Captain!"

1:40:36 | Aug 8th, 2016

Victor Cajiao discusses producing a music album, troubleshooting an accidentally reformatted drive, password schemes, ScanSnap for photos, share feedback on our Special Event and Keynote shows, discuss options for Evernote and share listener tips.
Mac Power Users 333: The Amazon Lifestyle

1:37:35 | Jul 31st, 2016

Katie and David dive deep in this one on the Amazon lifestyle. There are so many different services and features available from Amazon. Who can make sense of them all? Katie and David do in this episode.
Mac Power Users 332: Other Uses For Keynote

1:31:52 | Jul 25th, 2016

Keynote is a great app for giving presentations but it can do so much more. This episode explores many uses for Keynote beyond presentation day.
Mac Power Users 331: Stephen Hackett: Collector of Macs

1:39:08 | Jul 17th, 2016

Mac user, collector, and … yes … YouTuber Stephen Hackett joins in to explain essential cloud-based services used to run the Relay Network, his growing collection of Macs, and his photo and video workflows.
Mac Power Users 330: I'm not familiar with "Wookieepedia"

1:45:15 | Jul 11th, 2016

Ruben shares how he uses his MPU workflows on his work PC, we discuss merging Apple IDs, cleaning up after being scammed, follow-up on iOS photography, family tech support and listeners share their tips and tricks.
Mac Power Users 329: Special Event Tech

1:35:49 | Jul 3rd, 2016

Katie and David talk through the tech required to plan and put on a special event. Topics including project planning, audio and photo slideshow workflows, and websites and social media.
Mac Power Users 328: iOS Email

1:36:35 | Jun 27th, 2016

David and Katie go back to email specifically to discuss the state of iOS email clients, the various email apps they've used, what they like, what works, what doesn't and how they're managing email on iOS.
Mac Power Users 327: Family Tech Support

1:26:32 | Jun 19th, 2016

Mac Power Users are often the family tech guru. In this episode, Katie and David walk you through helping family members buy, setup, and maintain their Apple hardware. They also include their lists of 10 things for Macs, iPads, and iPhones.
Mac Power Users 326: WWDC 2016 Special

2:03:37 | Jun 14th, 2016

In this special edition of Mac Power Users, David and Katie discuss the announcements from Apple's World Wide Developer Conference including watchOS 3, tvOS, macOS and iOS 10.
Mac Power Users 325: The Third Rail

1:42:11 | Jun 9th, 2016

Jerrod Maruyama talks about using his Mac for digital illustration, we follow-up on Hazel workflows and Apple Notes, discuss uses for the Apple Pencil, give an update on personal finance software and listeners share their tips and tricks
Mac Power Users 324: iPhone Photography with Jeff Carlson

1:45:22 | Jun 6th, 2016

Jeff Carlson returns to discuss iPhone photography and why so many people are ditching their cameras to go iPhone only. We discuss tips for taking the best shots with your iPhone and third party apps and gear to enhance your photos.
Mac Power Users 323: Clayton Morris Talks Tech

1:42:16 | May 29th, 2016

This week Fox broadcaster Clayton Morris returns to the Mac Power Users to talk about the technology he's most excited about.
Mac Power Users 322: Cleaning Up with Hazel

1:35:14 | May 23rd, 2016

David and Katie dive deep on Mac automation assistant Hazel, discuss how to get started and ideas for file and document based automation and give ideas of how they're using the program. David also announces a new MacSparky Video Field Guide.
Mac Power Users 321: Geeking Out with TJ Luoma

1:43:31 | May 15th, 2016

Geek, preacher, and all-around-nice-guy TJ Luoma joins us to talk about using an off-site Mac mini, rolling your own offsite backup, workflows for preachers, and TJ's new secret project that will update your Mac software for you.
Mac Power Users 320: Always Good Advice

1:34:37 | May 12th, 2016

David and Katie share listener tips and feedback on a variety of topics including backup workflows, securing your technology and menu bar applications. We also answer listener questions and follow-up on the 9.7" iPad Pro.
Mac Power Users 319: Teaching Workflows with Teddy Svoronos

1:42:55 | May 9th, 2016

Harvard PhD candidate, lecturer, and geek of the first order Teddy Svoronos talks about the innovative ways he's using Keynote and video to teach and his workflows for tracking research and big writing projects.
Mac Power Users 318: Backing Up

1:40:50 | May 2nd, 2016

David and Katie revisit the important topic of backup. We dive deep on the various options for Mac and iOS, discuss the different types of backups and explain how to build a comprehensive backup strategy.
Mac Power Users 317: Myke Hurley: Collector of iPads

1:40:42 | Apr 24th, 2016

Myke Hurley returns to the podcast to talk about how he's increasingly using his iPad Pro(s) to get work done and his workflows for running the business end of the Relay FM podcast network.
Mac Power Users 316: Locking Down Your Technology

1:29:55 | Apr 17th, 2016

David and Katie run down options for securing your tech and staying safe online. We cover securing your iOS devices and Macs as well as discuss best practices for passwords, email, web browsing and locking down your online profiles.
Mac Power Users 315: Best of the Menu Bar

1:33:13 | Apr 11th, 2016

In this week's episode, David and Katie cover some of their favorite Mac menubar apps and Mac today view widgets.
Mac Power Users 314: Trials and Tribulations of Katie's iPad

1:34:41 | Apr 7th, 2016

David and Katie chat with Joe Buhlig about task review. We also discussMac malware and scams, follow-up with listener feedback on our notes and contacts show and share listener tips and tricks. We also discuss the 9.7" iPad Pro and Fantastical 2.2
Mac Power Users 313: Update on iPad and Education

1:43:44 | Apr 4th, 2016

David and Katie are joined by Fraser Speirs to discuss the current state of iPad and education, and evaluate the 9.7" iPad Pro vs the iPad Air 2.
Mac Power Users 312: Notes Shootout

1:35:09 | Mar 27th, 2016

Katie and David their note-taking workflows on Mac and iOS and the different options available, including plain text, Apple Notes, Evernote, OneNote and others.
Mac Power Users 311: Switching from PC to Mac

1:35:24 | Mar 21st, 2016

Katie and David discuss the pros, cons and strategies for switching from a PC to a Mac. They're joined by special guest James Coleman, an IT consultant who has helped businesses and individuals make the switch.
Mac Power Users 310: One Year Indie with Jason Snell

1:36:38 | Mar 13th, 2016

David and Katie check in with Jason Snell to see how things are going one year into life as an independent publisher.
Mac Power Users 309: I Haven't Discounted The Possibility That You're Crazy

1:43:26 | Mar 10th, 2016

David and Katie dig through extensive listener feedback, tips and workflows on Mail and Contacts. David reviews the Amazon Echo. Katie shares her experiences with the iPad Pro.
Mac Power Users 308: Workflows with Ben Thompson

1:40:46 | Mar 7th, 2016

David and Katie chat with Ben Thompson about how business strategy impacts technology, living and working in Asia and global views on the mobile market, and the upcoming March 2016 Apple event.
Mac Power Users 307: 20 under $20

1:32:53 | Feb 29th, 2016

Katie and David share 20 of their favorite Mac Apps under $20 each.
Mac Power Users 306: Tackling Contacts

1:34:59 | Feb 22nd, 2016

David and Katie revisit the issue of contacts including the various cloud services, new options for contact management on the Mac and iOS, and tips for capturing and cleaning up your contacts.
Mac Power Users 305: Travel Tips with Amateur Traveler Chris Christensen

1:39:05 | Feb 15th, 2016

Katie and David talk with Chris Christensen of the Amateur Traveler and This Week in Travel Podcasts about how to find the best travel deals and taking the pain out of travel.
Mac Power Users 304: Looking for a Solution that Doesn't Cost $1,000

1:23:47 | Feb 11th, 2016

David and Katie tackle listener questions on a variety of topics, follow-up on interesting uses of Plex for home media, and discuss Day One 2.0 with guest Bradley Chambers.
Mac Power Users 303: Email Clients and Workflows

1:42:56 | Feb 8th, 2016

Katie and David discuss best practices for managing email as well as the state of third party email clients for Mac and iOS and how to make Mail.app better through the use of plug-ins and third party services.
Mac Power Users 302: Our Gear - 2016 Edition

1:28:57 | Jan 31st, 2016

Answering a frequently asked listener question, David and Katie recap the technology gear they regularly use at home and work, including a review of their Macs and iOS devices and what's on their desks.
Mac Power Users 301: Fitness for Geeks

1:41:47 | Jan 25th, 2016

Liana Lehua returns to the show to discuss physical fitness for geeks with David and Katie. Topics include choosing and achieving fitness goals and apps and gadgets that can assist on the road to better health and fitness.
Mac Power Users 300: #MPU300

1:27:52 | Jan 18th, 2016

Myke and Stephen turn the tables on David and Katie to celebrate the 300th episode of the show featuring questions from MPU listeners.
Mac Power Users 299: Plex

1:22:07 | Jan 11th, 2016

David and Katie are joined by guest Todd Olthoff to dive deep into the Plex media center. We discuss what Plex does, how to install and get up and running, best practices for setting up a Plex library, features of the service, our use of Plex and mor...Show More
Mac Power Users 298: More of a Mythology than a Science

1:56:50 | Jan 7th, 2016

Laura McClellan shares tips for getting started for the new year. We follow-up on listener questions including tagging email, automation tools, journaling, Do App, and more. We also discuss "The Movie" Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Caution: Spoilers!...Show More
Mac Power Users 297: iPad Productivity Apps

1:36:59 | Jan 4th, 2016

Starting off the new year, David and Katie run down their favorite apps for being productive on the iPad.
Mac Power Users 296: 2015: Year in Review

1:30:46 | Dec 28th, 2015

Katie and David recap 2015 and share their favorite tech products and services as well as news of note. They also discuss what they hope to see in 2016.
Mac Power Users 295: Workflows with Shawn Blanc

1:29:20 | Dec 20th, 2015

Shawn Blanc returns to the show to talk about his new Focus Course and leading a more focused life, productivity planning and shares some of his favorite tools for writing and creating.
Mac Power Users 294: Workflows with Mike Vardy

1:41:01 | Dec 14th, 2015

Mike Vardy of the Productivityist drops by to chat with Katie and David about his iPad Mini workflows, presentations, making over meetings, virtual assistants, and productivity through simplicity.
Mac Power Users 293: It Kinda Is Rocket Science

1:30:41 | Dec 10th, 2015

PhD Physics Student Chelsea Cook joins David and Katie to talk about the state of accessibility on iOS. We discuss Family Sharing and how it may not be right for all families and answer listener questions on a variety of topics.
Mac Power Users 292: Buying and Selling Apple Devices

1:18:29 | Dec 7th, 2015

Looking to buy a new Apple device? Considering buying something used? Want to sell your old device? David and Katie run down options on preparing a device for sale, what to look for when buying a device used and how to protect yourself. We also disc...Show More
Mac Power Users 291: Focusing on iPad

1:40:22 | Nov 30th, 2015

David and Katie discuss the various models of iPad, choosing the right device, and how the iPad and our use of the device has evolved over the years.
Mac Power Users 290: 2015 MPU Geek Gift Guide

1:39:50 | Nov 23rd, 2015

The holidays are almost upon us, that means it's time for our annual Geek Gift Guide episode. David and Katie share some of their favorite gift ideas for the geek in your life.
Mac Power Users 289: The New Apple TV

1:34:16 | Nov 16th, 2015

David and Katie discuss the new Apple TV including their use, tips and tricks and thoughts on the Future of TV.
Mac Power Users 288: Traveling to the Land of Crocodiles and Alligators

1:29:20 | Nov 12th, 2015

David and Katie are joined by Christal Allen-Harrahill to talk about the benefits of using a virtual assistant. We follow-up on Launchers, note applications and alternatives, we share listener tips and answer questions on a variety of topics.
Mac Power Users 287: Automation and More with Brett Terpstra

1:31:18 | Nov 9th, 2015

Mac mad scientist, Brett Terpstra, joins David and Katie to talk about his experience working as an indie Mac Developer, new Mac automation techniques and getting started with scripting.
Mac Power Users 286: Launcher Smackdown

1:17:35 | Nov 2nd, 2015

Katie and David take an in-depth look at currently available keyboard launchers for the Mac including Spotlight, LaunchBar, and Alfred.
Mac Power Users 285: iPhone Photography with Austin Mann

1:39:10 | Oct 26th, 2015

David and Katie chat with photographer Austin Mann about the iPhone as a professional camera. We also announce the sale of MPU T-Shirts.
Mac Power Users 284: Optimize Your Mac

1:29:04 | Oct 19th, 2015

From tweaking system settings to third party utilities, Katie and David discuss their tips for enhancing your experience and making your Mac your own. We also share details of our upcoming MPU Meet-up in Orlando next month.
Mac Power Users 283: Videos and Growing a Business with Adam Lisagor

1:37:35 | Oct 12th, 2015

Adam Lisagor returns to the show to chat about how his video production team has grown from working out of a spare bedroom to a large team and the challenges and opportunities this presents.
Mac Power Users 282: MPU Live: Making It Up As We Go Along

1:35:47 | Oct 8th, 2015

Mark Metzger joins us to chat about File Maker, we also talk about cleaning up iOS, follow-up on Office 365 and Google Docs, discuss Mac/PC hybrid setups, hear from a virtual assistant, share listener tips and Katie talks about her iPad Air 2 experie...Show More
Mac Power Users 281: The state of Siri and Dictation on Mac and iOS

1:20:44 | Oct 4th, 2015

David and Katie tackle the best options for using your voice to dictate text and perform tasks on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad.
Mac Power Users 280: El Capitan

1:28:48 | Sep 28th, 2015

David and Katie discuss what to expect with Apple's latest operating system, El Capitan, their favorite new features and tips for upgrading.
Mac Power Users 279: Word Processor Smack Down

1:21:20 | Sep 21st, 2015

David and Katie compare the current state of word processing on the Mac and iOS.
Mac Power Users 278: iOS 9 and New Apple Hardware

1:37:39 | Sep 14th, 2015

In anticipation of iOS 9's release this week David and Katie discuss their experiences and favorite features of using the new OS. They also can't help a little discussion of Apple's latest announcements.
Mac Power Users 277: MPU Live: Was That A Rabbit Hole?

1:42:27 | Sep 10th, 2015

Victor Cajiao discussed producing great quality audio. We share listener feedback related to running Mac based small businesses, and cover questions and tips on a variety of topics including data limits, syncing, virtual assistants, & Mac-based busin...Show More
Mac Power Users 276: Workflows with Matt Alexander

1:25:20 | Sep 7th, 2015

Matt Alexander joins Katie and David to discuss how a tech geek becomes and entrepreneur and uses his skills as a founder and CEO of multiple successful businesses.
Mac Power Users 275: Optimize Your iPhone and iPad

1:16:19 | Aug 31st, 2015

Katie and David discuss various ways you can optimize your iOS experience. From wrangling notifications to extending battery life we run through a number of tips and tricks for creating a better experience when using your iPhone or iPad.
Mac Power Users 274: When To Upgrade

1:24:00 | Aug 24th, 2015

David and Katie discuss upgrading Mac and iOS devices. When is the right time to upgrade your hardware, software, what are option for buying new and when can you extend the life of your existing device.
Mac Power Users 273: Workflows with Jonathan Mann

1:34:19 | Aug 17th, 2015

Jonathan Mann (a.k.a. Song a Day Mann) lends his musical talents to the podcast this week. Jonathan talks about working as an indie songwriter and how he creates a new song each day.
Mac Power Users 272: Mac Based Small Business

1:32:54 | Aug 10th, 2015

It's been several months since David went solo. He shares how he created a home-based Mac small business and his workflows for staying productive while wearing many hats.
Mac Power Users 271: MPU Live: What's the Worst Thing That Could Happen?

1:40:15 | Aug 6th, 2015

We talk with Kent Newsome about working in a "locked down" office, we also discuss Amazon's Echo, listener travel tips, two factor authentication apps, Omni Focus workflows, sharing tasks, referenced photo libraries and answer listener questions.
Mac Power Users 270: Workflows with Christina Warren

52:13 | Aug 2nd, 2015

Special Guest Christina Warren joins David and Katie to talk about her work as an Apple journalist. We use the backdrop of the Apple Earnings Call to discuss her workflows as well as her thoughts on Apple Music.
Mac Power Users 269: Emergency Preparedness for Geeks

1:23:41 | Jul 27th, 2015

We all face emergencies from natural disasters, personal emergencies, accident or illness and even death. David and Katie share their tips for getting your tech prepared and how technology can help you weather the storm.
Mac Power Users 268: Travel Hacks with Liana Lehua

1:46:32 | Jul 20th, 2015

Liana Lehua joins us to talk about how her job as a producer for media events takes her around the world and the travel hacks she's picked up along the way.
Mac Power Users 267: David Wain's Film and Television Workflows

1:31:19 | Jul 13th, 2015

Writer, Director, Actor, and Producer David Wain joins us to talk about how he uses Apple technology to produce films and television including his new Netflix series, Wet Hot American Summer. We also talk about David's challenges with the Photos appl...Show More
Mac Power Users 266: MPU Live: #askmpu

1:38:32 | Jul 9th, 2015

We cover a wide range of listener questions this week from backup to travel tips. We also discuss strategies for keeping machines in sync, Mac CRMs, task management, the Photos.app and share tips for home automation, getting around bandwidth limits a...Show More
Mac Power Users 265: Apple Music

1:21:24 | Jul 6th, 2015

David and Katie take a look at the recently released Apple Music service
Mac Power Users 264: Workflows with John Gruber

1:52:52 | Jun 29th, 2015

Katie and David sit down with John Gruber of Daring Fireball to discuss the origins of his site, how he finds and publishes the news and how he uses his Mac and iOS.
Mac Power Users 263: Rethinking Task Management with Kourosh Dini

1:33:40 | Jun 22nd, 2015

Psychiatrist, musician, geek, and author Kourosh Dini guests to explain why managing tasks is so hard and, with that knowledge, how to use technology to get work done.
Mac Power Users 262: Thoughts from WWDC 2015

1:36:57 | Jun 15th, 2015

David comes to us from WWDC to recap the announcements of the next generation for OS X, iOS, watchOS and Apple's new Music Service as well as discuss community events around the developer conference.
Mac Power Users 261: MPU Live: My Machine Just Kernel Panicked

1:45:28 | Jun 11th, 2015

Jeff Richardson joins David and Katie to chat about the Apple Watch, we follow-up on Dropbox,Photos.app and photo workflows meal planning, DevonThink, DevonThink, storing items locally without sacrificing drive space and travel tips.
Mac Power Users 260: Creating and Running a Nonprofit with Jean MacDonald

1:41:06 | Jun 8th, 2015

Jean MacDonald, founder of App Camp For Girls joins Katie and David to talk about her experiences creating a nonprofit. Jean discusses the genesis of App Camp, generating community support, the logistics of running, funding and marketing.
Mac Power Users 259: Workflows with Christa Mrgan

1:29:24 | Jun 1st, 2015

Katie and David sit down with Christa Mrgan to talk about creating user interfaces, getting started in design, music and the upcoming Layers conference.
Mac Power Users 258: Early Impressions of The Apple Watch

1:45:55 | May 25th, 2015

We've had our Apple Watches for a couple of weeks now. Katie and David discuss how they're using the watch and how it fits into their workflow so far.
Mac Power Users 257: Workflows with Merlin Mann: Episode VI

1:50:19 | May 18th, 2015

Merlin Mann returns for his annual visit to Mac Power Users. We discuss hardware and software updates and if it's necessary to keep up the latest and greatest, Merlin's growing use of iOS over Mac OS, and kids and technology use.
Mac Power Users 256: MPU Live: I Think Your Bus Just Left

1:44:11 | May 14th, 2015

Packed with listener feedback and tips, Deron Bos discusses the benefits of digital meal planning, follow-up on DEVONThink workflows, our RSS feeds, managing small SSDs, resources for a new iPhone user, better fonts for iOS Fonts and David's new MacB...Show More
Mac Power Users 255: Photos.app and Photo Management

1:40:22 | May 11th, 2015

David and Katie dive deep on Apple's new Photos.app for the Mac and discuss how this changes workflows for photo management
Mac Power Users 254: Reviewing GTD with David Allen

1:10:45 | May 3rd, 2015

David Allen returns to Mac Power Users to chat with Katie and David about the re-release of his book Getting Things Done and discuss the philosophy and science behind GTD.
Mac Power Users 253: Life on Mars

1:26:27 | Apr 27th, 2015

David and Katie chat with Dr. Ross Lockwood about the workflows he used while spending four months as part of a NASA-funded simulation studying what it would be like for humans to live on Mars.
Mac Power Users 252: Five Essential Web Services

1:37:05 | Apr 17th, 2015

David and Katie run down their top five web services for Mac Power Users to boost productivity.
Mac Power Users 251: DEVONthink

1:33:41 | Apr 13th, 2015

David and Katie are joined by Gabe Weatherhead (aka MacDrifter) to take a deep dive in to DEVONthink, a powerful document and knowledge management app for the Mac. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Mac Power Users 250: MPU Live: We're Just Getting Started...

1:47:17 | Apr 10th, 2015

Katie and David are celebrating 250 episodes. This week we're joined by Brett Bruney to discuss scanning on the go, we follow-up on LaTex, RSS and cord-cutting. We also address listener questions about splitting iTunes accounts, merging contacts, sch...Show More