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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
1:38:32 | Jul 9th, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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
1:34:40 | Apr 5th, 2015
Katie and David are joined by Dan Moren, co-author of The Connected Apple Family to discuss making all your technology work in the family. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
1:40:31 | Mar 30th, 2015
It's been more than three years since Katie ditched her pay TV service. This week Katie and David are joined by Bradley Chambers to discuss life as a "cord cutter", advantages and disadvantages, entertainment devices and services and the future.
1:55:24 | Mar 16th, 2015
Eddie Smith drops by to talk about life as an Actuary and the tools he uses to help students prepare for Actuary exams. Including culling through thousands of pages of reference material using DevonThink, creating equation-rich study guides with LaTe...Show More
1:40:38 | Mar 11th, 2015
David and Katie discuss Smart Folders with guest Joel Anderson. We also follow-up on texting workflows, managing large scans and OCR quality, journaling, compare Launch Center Pro and Workflow, talk about monitoring your home network usage, debate sm...Show More
1:36:39 | Mar 9th, 2015
David and Katie discuss what to do when the worst things happen to your tech. We'll discuss malware, compromised passwords, stolen devices and more and what what you can do to prepare now to be ready when disaster strikes.
1:30:42 | Feb 23rd, 2015
David and Katie talk with former Apple Genius Joe Ciati about troubleshooting your Mac. We discuss removing adware, explain Activity Monitor and Console, how to diagnose hardware and software problems and when you can attempt to fix something yoursel...Show More
1:39:50 | Feb 11th, 2015
David and Katie talk with Bonni Stachowiak, a professor at Vanguard University about providing better feedback, they also follow-up with listener comments about financial management apps, clarify FileVault, share their thoughts on antivirus, discuss ...Show More
1:34:12 | Feb 9th, 2015
Katie and David sit down with Adam Christianson of the Maccast podcast, one of the first Mac podcasts, to talk about his history with Apple, life as a programer, experiences through the years podcasting and Mac User Groups.
1:54:50 | Jan 26th, 2015
John Siracusa returns to Mac Power Users to update us on how his workflows have changed and life as an iPhone owner. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
1:39:33 | Jan 11th, 2015
1:35:32 | Jan 7th, 2015
In our monthly feedback show David and Katie talk about auditing your accounts with guest Bradley Chambers, quitting Family Sharing, follow-up on PDFs, discuss applications for money management, and share tips for managing RSS feeds on the go, sharin...Show More
1:17:17 | Jan 5th, 2015
Katie and David discuss tools and techniques to help you provide tech support to your friends and family and encourage tech independence. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
1:31:09 | Dec 29th, 2014
Katie and David look back on the tech related events in the year that was and what they're most looking forward to in the year to come. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
1:49:14 | Dec 22nd, 2014
David and Katie sit down with Jason Snell, now an independent technology writer and podcaster, to talk about how his workflows have changed. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
1:46:08 | Dec 11th, 2014
David and Katie touch base with Todd Olthoff to talk about OS X Server under Yosemite, we follow-up on iOS Apps, Email and answer listener questions about NAS, home media center, preserving family memories and more
1:38:36 | Nov 23rd, 2014
David and Katie list down with developer Manton Reece to talk about creating Mac and iOS apps, Twitter and App.net, collaborating with others and more. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
1:41:55 | Nov 9th, 2014
David and Katie once again tackle the ongoing problem of email including tips for how to manage an overflowing email inbox. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
1:35:42 | Nov 6th, 2014
David and Katie chat with Mike Rhode about his new book, the Sketchnote Workbook. David talks about his latest purchase. We also follow-up on a number of topics including academic workflows, goal setting security and share listener tips and answer qu...Show More
1:32:38 | Nov 3rd, 2014
1:37:29 | Oct 27th, 2014
David and Katie talk academic workflows with Professor Aleh Cherp about the tools he uses for scholarly research, writing and teaching. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
1:26:57 | Oct 13th, 2014
David and Katie are joined by special guest David Allen, author of Getting Things Done, to talk talk about the GTD method and how GTD works in the digital age. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
1:35:19 | Oct 8th, 2014
We're joined by Luke Soules of iFixit to talk about iPhone 6 repairability and follow-up on our own experiences with the iPhone and iOS 8. We also discuss security concerns and FileVault, review listener feedback and workflows in education and review...Show More
1:43:05 | Oct 6th, 2014
Federico Viticci of MacStories joins us to talk about the state of automation with the new enhancements of iOS8. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
1:16:38 | Sep 29th, 2014
David and Katie are joined by some premiere developers to developers including Dave Teare of 1Password, Ken Case of OmniGroup and Greg Scown of Smile. We discuss the processes of developing for iOS 8, new iPhones and more.
1:32:34 | Sep 14th, 2014
David and Katie discuss the use of technology in education including apps and workflows for both the student and teacher. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
1:34:20 | Sep 11th, 2014
Mike Rogers, a K-8 Principal, joins us to discuss his technology workflows and their school's new iPad program, we cover lots of Task Management follow-up, listeners share their favorite tips for presentations, and Katie and David answer listener que...Show More
1:34:27 | Aug 31st, 2014
David and Katie are joined by Guy English to talk about a career in Mac and IOS development, creating a beloved conference and more. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
1:43:50 | Aug 18th, 2014
Katie and David sit down with Casey Liss to talk about becoming a geek dad, programing, media management, Alfred workflows, ATP and more. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
1:18:21 | Aug 10th, 2014
David and Katie talk about options for repurposing your Mac and iOS devices including alternate uses for older machines, how to hand devices down to friends, family, donating devices and more.
1:30:39 | Aug 4th, 2014
David and Katie sit down with Brett Terpstra drink to talk about his current projects, Marked 2, text, automation and being obsessive about making great things. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
1:33:47 | Jul 21st, 2014
David and Katie talk about the subject of David's latest books, Presentations and how you can create powerful and compelling presentations yourself. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
1:40:13 | Jul 9th, 2014
David and Katie talk about getting started with becoming more productive with your Mac, answer questions related to traveling with your tech, extending Wi-Fi networks, lots of Evernote feedback and tips and much more.
1:36:00 | Jul 7th, 2014
David and Katie are joined by Gabe Weatherhead discuss the struggles with using a Mac as your primary platform at home while being forced to use a PC at work and suggestions for how to stay productive when sliding between platforms.
1:42:20 | Jun 22nd, 2014
Wally Cherwinski joins us to talk about creating videos, setting up multi-camera shots and how anyone can become a videographer. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
1:38:30 | Jun 12th, 2014
David and Katie answer listener questions and share tips. In this episode we discuss thoughts on WWDC, OmniFocus tips, migrating to an SSD, managing storage space, IFTTT, Evernote, Milage tracking, and much more!
1:41:04 | Jun 9th, 2014
David and Katie talk with Tim Stringer of Technically Simple about his approach to Holistic Productivity. We also discuss Tim's extensive use of apps like OmniFocus, Evernote, Daylight and more.
1:46:17 | May 19th, 2014
David and Katie sit down with James Floyd Kelly of GeekDad.com to talk about being a geeky dad, iPad productivity, gaming and more. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
1:38:50 | May 12th, 2014
It's been a while since we did an iOS picks show, David and Katie each run down a dozen or so Apps they've been using. The only requirement was that we couldn't have picked the App on one of our previous "picks" shows.
1:31:48 | May 8th, 2014
It's a grab bag of goodies in this MPU Live. We discuss tips for automating the tagging and organizing of files, how to make your commute more productive, paperless workflows, keeping network drives mounted, quickly processing notes and lots of liste...Show More
1:34:57 | Apr 21st, 2014
Don McAllister of ScreenCastsOnline returns to chat with Katie and David about his video production setup, creating a monthly magazine on Apple's Newsstand platform and why he bought a new Mac Pro.
1:24:58 | Apr 13th, 2014
David and Katie talk about various word processors for the Mac and iOS. Pages, Microsoft Word, Nisus Writer, OpenOffice, GoogleDrive and more... Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
1:40:40 | Apr 9th, 2014
Katie and David respond to listener feedback, tips and questions. In this episode we discuss a variety of topics including handling mail attachments, converting word files to PDF, using Evernote to manage receipts, managing single tasks with OmniFocu...Show More
1:43:25 | Apr 7th, 2014
Dave Hamilton, co-founder of The Mac Observer and co-host of the Mac Geek Gab Podcast stops by to chat with David and Katie about running an online publication, his tricked out podcasting setup, being a musician, Mac maintenance and more.
1:00:14 | Mar 31st, 2014
Broadcasting from Macworld/iWorld David and Katie share with you some of their favorite power user tips accumulated over the years as well as their finds from the Macworld/iWorld show floor.
2:04:03 | Mar 24th, 2014
Merlin Mann returns to Mac Power Users for his annual visit. This year we dive deep into Merlin's new obsession with home automation and talk about what makes some apps stick while others never do.
1:53:14 | Mar 10th, 2014
David and Katie sit down with automation guru, minister and geek TJ Luoma. We talk about his love for Keyboard Maestro and how he uses automation to make life easier. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
1:33:54 | Mar 6th, 2014
In their inaugural episode of MPU Live David and Katie answer listener questions and share tips. Topics include tweaking automation workflows, organizing PDF files, going back to school with an iPad and more.
1:35:18 | Mar 3rd, 2014
This week David and Katie tackle the calendar and best practices for managing, sharing and storing information to keep you on track. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
1:47:46 | Feb 17th, 2014
David and Katie talk with Gabe Weatherhead (a.k.a. MacDrifter) about being a Mac geek in a PC office, DEVONThink, and his automation workflows. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
1:37:14 | Feb 10th, 2014
Katie and David talk about the tips and tricks they use for automating their life. We discuss productivity through automation, the automated home and more. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
1:36:40 | Jan 27th, 2014
Chris Breen joins David and Katie to talk about all the things musicians and non-musicians can love about GarageBand. We also sit down with Paul Kent to talk about what's happening at Macworld/iWorld in March.
1:39:11 | Jan 19th, 2014
Katie and David revisit the password manager 1Password, why it's important, what it does, how they use it and alternatives. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
1:18:28 | Dec 24th, 2013
David and Katie discuss some of their tech resolutions for 2014 including better utilizing network attached storage, less "fiddley" writing and more. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
1:27:35 | Dec 22nd, 2013
David and Katie talk to Dr. Jeffery Taekman, a physician, researcher and educator at Duke. Jeff takes us through his various workflows for getting work done in his profession including using his iPad in his medical practice.
1:34:05 | Dec 9th, 2013
Long overdue, David and Katie sit down with the mad scientist himself, Brett Terpstra to talk about his setup, tagging and music. Drink Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
1:32:23 | Nov 17th, 2013
David and Katie sit down to discuss the topic of tackling email, how they manage and organize their email, the power tools they use and David's latest book. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
1:32:37 | Nov 11th, 2013
Fraser Speirs returns to MPU to discuss the state of iPads and technology including an update on his school's one-to-one program, how he uses his iPad and thoughts on the newly released iPad Air and retina iPad mini.
1:49:15 | Nov 4th, 2013
After spending some time with Apple's latest operating system, Katie and David discuss their favorite features of Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
1:42:07 | Oct 28th, 2013
David and Katie talk with solo law practitioner Ben Carter about starting a small business based around his Mac and the hardware and software he uses. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
1:20:22 | Oct 13th, 2013
David and Katie talk with David Chartier about the Finer Things in Tech, his work as a freelance writer and Herald. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
1:30:38 | Sep 15th, 2013
Katie and David sit down again with Jason Snell of Macworld/PC World and TechHive to discuss how his workflows have evolved since our last episode. We talk about managing email and tasks, his preference for smaller devices, writing novels, podcasting...Show More