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Preview: NosillaCast Mac Podcast

NosillaCast Apple Podcast



Allison Sheridan's technology geek podcast with an EVER so slight Apple bias



Published: Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:52:32 -0700

Last Build Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:52:33 -0700

 



NC #676 Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printer, Vitec Imaging, Hindenburg Journalist, mimoLive

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:52:07 -0700

Next week the SMR Podcast guys are in charge of the show (good luck with that) so there won't be a live show till May 6th. This week we've got a review of the Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printer done on location in Belgium with Peter Boodts, we've got two interviews from NAB: Vice Imaging about their Manfrotto grip for the mobile videographer and Hindenburg Journalist, the software I use for recording the NosillaCast. Then I'll tell you about a crazy tool called mimoLive from Boinx Software that Steve and I are using to produce the live NosillaCast.


Media Files:
https://media.blubrry.com/nosillacast/traffic.libsyn.com/nosillacast/NC_2018_04_20.mp3




NC #675 AssisTech SmartCane, LED Shoe Lights, Smartbox, Security Bits

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 18:19:26 -0700

In this week's show I announce the new "Special Pages" button on podfeet.com (I know, exciting to have a new button, isn't it?) We used mimoLive from Boinx Software for the first time making the live show, but I only tease you at the beginning that I'll explain what that is. I promise, I'll tell you all about it next week! We've got two last interviews from CSUN: the AssisTech SmartCane and Smartbox for those with speaking challenges. I'll tell you how I have even MORE blinky lights on me when I go for a walk thanks to Bart, and then we'll have Security Bits where Bart gives us an update on the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook kerfuffle, WebAuthn, and more security news and information.


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NC #674 Reggie Ashworth, Clarify, Second Sight, Dumb Question on Accessibility, Seeing AI

Sun, 08 Apr 2018 18:37:08 -0700

In this week's episode, I open with the sad news that Reggie Ashworth, author of the great apps AppDelete and VidConvert has passed away. We have a minor bit of news about Clarify that is slightly hopeful that it will survive into the next version of Mac App Store (but don't get your heart set on it). Then we finally start having some fun as we play interviews from CSUN’s Assistive Technology Conference: Second Sight and Orcam MyEye 2.0. I answer a dumb question about why I care so much about accessibility. Then I'll give you a multi-media tour of a free app from Microsoft called Seeing AI.


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https://media.blubrry.com/nosillacast/traffic.libsyn.com/nosillacast/NC_2018_04_08.mp3




NC #673 Dumb Mistakes, Monosnap Screencast, Worst Book Creation Apps, Security Bits

Sun, 01 Apr 2018 20:14:21 -0700

We start with how wrong I was last week, with two huge mistakes. I posted a teaser video about a Monosnap screencast I did for ScreenCasts Online, and how I was on Daily Tech News Show #3248 where we talked about whether the announcements from Apple will help them get back in the game with education. Then I'll walk you through the harrowing tale of how awful both iBooks Author and Pages are at creating ebooks. Then Bart joins us to give a follow up on the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook kerfuffle, he'll tell us about two new laws in the US called SESTA/FOSTA and the CLOUD act, and he'll tell us about the very clever fix Apple came up with for the HSTS vulnerability that's plaguing all browsers.

In this episode I specifically mention the chapter marks but sadly Auphonic online refused my file so I had to use their desktop app...which doesn't support chapter marks. Sorry about that!


Media Files:
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NC #672 Tech on Travel, Overcast Playlists, Auto-HDR on Olympus Cameras, Security Bits Cambridge Analytica & Facebook

Sun, 25 Mar 2018 18:16:00 -0700

I'll talk about what tech things we used and learned more about in Paris including improvements in Project Fi, VPN challenges, Apple Pay, calorie metrics with Apple Watch and high-speed trains. Bart barges in on the show to tell me about how he uses a combination of smart playlists and modifications in Overcast to create the best of both worlds. I'll tell you about a really cool button I found on my Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II to automatically shoot HDR shots. Bart joins us again for an out-of-band Security Bits to talk about the kerfuffle about Cambridge Analytica and Facebook.


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NC #671 Hot Whiskey, MFi Hearing Aids, CES Wonder Workshop, AppleTV & AirPods, iCloud Photo Library Syncing, Mylio & Security Bits

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 13:30:00 -0700

Bart Busschots stands in for a vacationing Allison Sheridan. Since the show is recorded on St. Patrick's Day, Bart starts with a recipe for an Irish hot whiskey. Then we have a review of MFi Hearing Aids from listener Gretchen, an interview with Wonder Workshop recoded by Allison & Steve at CES earlier this year, an AppleTV & AirPod dumb question & answer from listener Dick, an iCloud Photo library syncing story from Allison, a review of Mylio from listener Tom, and finaly a solo Security Bits from Bart.


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NC #670 Paintcode, Apple Watch Health Tracking, Stretch Timer, We.Stream, Bellus 3D, Cyber Essentials, Rings

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 18:25:28 -0800

Allister Jenks stands in for a vacationing Allison Sheridan. We have a review of Paintcode, a story of using the Apple Watch to track health in ways other than the Activity app, Allister’s own health app Stretch Timer, two interviews from CES with We.Stream and Bellus3D, some security tips with Cyber Essentials, and a fun casual iOS game, Rings.


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https://media.blubrry.com/nosillacast/traffic.libsyn.com/nosillacast/NC_2018_03_11.mp3




NC #669 CloudMounter, Mesh vs Regular Router Flyoff, PLEX, Security Bits

Sun, 04 Mar 2018 18:21:16 -0800

Steve and I are off to Paris for a couple of weeks, so be sure to send your audio reviews to Bart to help him out doing the show (Allister has his already in the can). We won't have a live show for the next two weeks - will miss you! In this episode I tell you about how CloudMounter might solve your cloud storage problems. Then I'll tell you the results of my scientific testing of a traditional Netgear router against their cloud router, the Orbi (you might be surprised at the results). Then we'll talk to PLEX at CES. Finally we have Bart Busschots on with Security Bits where he'll tell us about the US Customs epic security fail, answer the question of whether Cellibrite can actually unlock any iPhone and of course other notable security news.


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NC #668 Apple TV Home Button Sleep, Matias Keyboard, Keyboard Shortcut Fun, Monosnap, Screen Record Apple TV, Otterbox

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 18:14:03 -0800

Steve and I are about to go on a vacation (I know, how do you go on vacation when you're retired?) Allister and Bart will be bringing you the NosillaCast for March 18th and 25th. They can use your help so please record some reviews for them? We've got three Tiny Tips in this week's show, a review form Terry Austin about the Matias Wireless keyboard, a review by me of a terrific app called Monosnap, and an interview with Otterbox from CES.


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NC #667 August Smart Lock, LIZN Hearpieces, Focos, Wagz Smart Collar, MirraViz, GE Connected Lighting, Security Bits

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:12:24 -0800

It's another action-packed episode this week. I'll start by telling you about the August Smart Lock Pro and how Steve and I got prepared psychologically for such a scary idea. Then we'll hear a CES interview about the LIZN Wireless Hearpieces, Bluetooth headphones that could improve your hearing. Then we'll head back to CES to hear about the Wagz Smart Pet Collar. If you've ever wanted to sit with someone but watch something completely different from them on TV, you'll be interested in our CES interview about the MirraViz Multiview Displays. Everything has to be smart these days, and GE tells us how their Connected Lighting products fulfill that dream. As if that wasn't enough goodness, we have Bart back with another great Security Bits segment.


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NC #666 HomePod Surprises, Fortem Radar, OWC Thunderbolt 3, Guardzilla Security Cam, Belkin Valet, Nite Ize

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 18:26:56 -0800

The show isn't too long this week, but it's action packed. We'll start with a conversation about what surprised Steve and me about HomePod. Then we've got Steve in front of the microphone (and camera) with an interview from CES with Fortem about their Drone Killing radar. I've got an interview with OWC at CES about their wicked fast Thunderbolt 3 Storage and their docks. Then I'll tell you about how we finally broke down and installed a smart lock - the August Smart Lock Pro + Connect. Back to CES and we'll talk to Guardzilla with their 360 security camera. We'll wind up the show with a review of the Belkin Valet Power Pack that charges both your iPhone and your Apple Watch with a built-in Apple Watch charger puck.


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NC #665 Discord, August Smart Locks, HiFi ELITE Headphones, Velco Connected Handlebars, Jabra Headphones, Security Bits

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 18:02:59 -0800

All the cool kids are moving to Discord for podcasting and chat, and so is the NosillaCast. We'll hear a CES interview with August about their smart locks (spoiler, I've got one). TJ gives us his review of the HiFi ELITE Super66 headphones. Back to CES with the Velco Connected Handlebars for bicycles, and the new fleet of Jabra wireless headphones. In Security Bits, Bart Busschots brings us up to date on Spectre and Meltdown, along with an interesting lesson about spareness and density of data collection regarding how the exercise app Strava showed military installations.


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NC #664 Nite Ize Taglit, Mira Ovulation, Spartan Boxers, D-Link and KRACK, Lynky Smart Home Hub, WyzeCam, TRAE Lamps

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 18:29:27 -0800

Nite Ize Taglit might save my life, CES interviews with Mira ovulation monitoring system, Spartan radiation-blocking boxer shorts, Lynky Smart Home Hub and TRAE lamps made by geeks. I also talk about my disappointment with D-Link security on the Omna Webcam and tell you about an awesome new webcam called WyzeCam that's only $20.


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https://media.blubrry.com/nosillacast/traffic.libsyn.com/nosillacast/NC_2018_01_28.mp3




NC #663 Analogix SlimPort, Digital Zoom vs Optical Crop, Netgear Orbi, Klok, Acronis Backup, L'Oréal UV Sense, Security Bits

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 18:16:07 -0800

It's another big big show, with four CES interviews with Analogix SlimPort video connectors, Netgear about their outdoor Orbi, Acronis backup solution, and L'Oréal's UV Sense product. We've also got a photography tip by Rally about digital zoom vs cropping (followed by some fun experiments by me) and a review of the free iOS app Klok by Helma. Bart brings us up to speed with the latest on Security Bits.


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NC #662 CES Observations, Avantree Bluetooth Headset, Eargo, Thunderbolt Docks, OLEDcomm LiFi, Command Line Mac App Store, Magik AR Toothbrush, NASA SLS, Security Bits Special

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 18:28:07 -0800

In this mammoth episode, we've got some random CES observations, a review of the Avantree Bluetooth over-the-ear headset from George from Tulsa, a CES interview with an innovative hearing aid called Eargo, a story of Thunderbolt docks and USB-C from me, another CES interview about LiFi for Internet connectivity with OLEDcomm, a hot tip from Knightwise about how to reinstall Mac App Store apps using the command line, an augmented reality toothbrush from Kolibree called Magik from CES, and as if that weren't enough content, we've got an out-of-band Security Bits update with Bart Busschots with the lates news about Spectre and Meltdown.


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NC #661 Verizon Credits, No Flash Hack, Security Bits on Meltdown & Spectre

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 18:14:46 -0800

I've got a couple of announcements to tell you, then a listener story from David Bogdan from Japan, and one from Denise Crown. At that point I'm going to hand you over to Bart and me in Security Bits because there was so much to talk about with so many big stories. We'll talk about password managers being used as trackers, the IOHIDeous vulnerability, and then spend a lot of time learning the truth (as of now) about the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. It's a fascinating session and Bart unpacks all of this for us beautifully of course.


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NC #660 Google Year in Search, 2017 Year in Review, Vimmy & Oh Sh-t Git, Hunt for Missing Menus

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 17:53:20 -0800

We'll start with part 2 of my year in review of the apps and hardware I've talked about in 2017 and I'll let you know whether I'm still using them. After that we'll be joined by Caleb Fong with a couple of Tiny Tip segments on tools for programming. Then Denise Crown will give us a shoot out on US streaming service she's been testing to see if she can cut the cord. Then I'll wind up the show with a story of missing menus for my father-in-law and how the NosillaCastaways, the Mac Geek Gab listeners and of course Bart helped me solve the problem.


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NC #659 Solving Network Problems, 2017 What Apps Am I Still Using Part 1, Security Bits

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 14:34:47 -0800

This week I was on the Clockwise Podcast episode 220 at relay.fm/.... Leo Laporte and Megan Morrone talked about my iOS 11 settings Mind Map of Doom on iOS Today episode 372 at around 57:30 into the show. Helma from the Netherlands brings us some networking tips. I bring you the first half of my 2017 Year in Review where I talk about the different software and hardware I've told you about during the year and tell you whether they're still in use and why (or why not). Then Bart Busschots is back with Security Bits where we have two Security Mediums, the HP Keylogger, and Mailsploit.


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NC #658 Chromebook Pixel, Japanese Translation on iPhone, High Sierra on Old Macs, Patreon Apologizes, Overcast, Night Before Christmas

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 18:12:42 -0800

With a lot of help from the NosillaCastaways we have a great show. George from Tulsa brings us a review of the Chromebook Pixel, Helma from the Netherlands tells us how she translates Japanese using her iPhone, Knightwise from Belgium explains how he hacked High Sierra onto a Mac that Apple says is too old to run that OS. Patreon turns around and apologizes. I managed to do one segment, where I put Overcast through its paces against the criteria with which I judged Pocket Casts and Downcast last week. Finally Steve reads his annual poem, The Night Before Christmas - NosillaCast style.


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NC #657 Making Holiday Labels, Pocket Casts vs Downcast, Patreon Changes, Security Bits

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:15:52 -0800

Tom Merritt was on Chit Chat Across the Pond to talk net neutrality. I confess that after all my "I have made fire" talk about writing a script for chapter marks, it didn't actually work. Learn how to make Holiday Card Address Labels using plain old Apple Contacts. Rush Sherman asks our first ever video Dumb Question - why do I use Downcast when I clearly said I used Pocket Casts before? Patreon did a major shift in how they charge patrons and pay creators, and I wanted to tell you how I feel about it and what hopefully will be changing. In a rare moment of music enjoyment, I suggest you buy If Every Day Were Christmas from Slau Halatyn. Bart Busschots brings us Security Bits about the macOS Root Bug, a HomeKit Bug, and changes to iOS Backup Encryption.


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https://media.blubrry.com/nosillacast/traffic.libsyn.com/nosillacast/NC_2017_12_10.mp3




NC #656 Chapter Markers x 3, Apple Store Phone Scam, Craig Federighi Answers Steve, Hazel to Yoink, Regex Tools, CardHop

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 18:45:08 -0800

In this action-packed show I tell you the story of adding chapter markers to the NosillaCast in a three part continuation series (hopefully you can see them now?) interspersed with two reviews from Bart. He tells us about how he's using Hazel now to send things to Yoink and he explains why CardHop makes Contacts useful again. Steve wrote to Craig Federighi and actually got a response and 30 seconds of fame on Apple sites. And we've got a PSA about a phone scam using an Apple Store's real phone number.


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https://media.blubrry.com/nosillacast/traffic.libsyn.com/nosillacast/NC_2017_12_03.mp3




NC #655 Follow Up on Chapters, Reader View and Adding Workouts, Show Hidden Files, Mind Map iOS 11 Settings, Security Bits

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 18:24:07 -0800

I'm still working on how to get chapters in the podcast (this show might have them!) Follow up tips from Mike Price and Kaylee Dayo on Reader View. How Sandy and Allister saved Thanksgiving with their tip on saving a workout from last week. Bart brings us a Tiny Tip on a trivially easy way to show and hide hidden files in macOS Sierra and High Sierra. I mind mapped all of the settings in iOS 11, and it was utter madness. In Security Bits Bart and I talk about how Face ID isn't broken, we learn about USB bugs in the Linux Kernel and how there's a vulnerability in Intel chips you might need to know about.


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https://media.blubrry.com/nosillacast/traffic.libsyn.com/nosillacast/NC_2017_11_26.mp3




NC #654 Phileas Club, Duolingo,Reader View, My Podcasting Gear, Starbucks App and Face ID, Just Ask Again

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:30:56 -0800

This is an episode packed with Tiny Tips and Dumb questions and listener reviews. Dr. Maryanne Garry is back in Chit Chat Across the Pond, and Steve posted a video of her recent talk, "The End of Facts" at Claremont Graduate University. I was on The Phileas Club with Patrick Beja at frenchspin.com/.... Sandy brings us a Tiny Tip on how to add a workout to Apple Health via iPhone. Terry Vogelaar reviews Duolingo for learning a new language like Esperanto. I've got a Tiny Tip on Reader view in Safari on iOS and macOS to make your web reading more pleasant and readable. I created a page on all my podcasting gear. . Steve Sheridan brings us a Tiny Tip on how to get apps that are cranky about Face ID to straighten up and fly right. I've got a redux of my post about how you should ask me to change things about the podcast and website, and how I might just do some of them. In Dumb Question Corner, Rally Barnard asks some great questions about the new HEIF/HEVC formats on iOS 11 and High Sierra.


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NC #653 iOS Clean Install, iPhone X Second Look, Animoji Karaoke, Hue Motion Sensor, Security Bits

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 18:16:33 -0800

Possible replacement for Clarify (but maybe we don't need it), a clean install tip for iOS from Joop Bruggink, a second look at iPhone X after a bit more time, my attempt at Animoji Karaoke, Denise Crown brings us her review of the Hue Motion Sensor. Then we have an installment of Security Bits with Bart Busschots.


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NC #652 Apple vs Google Photos, Share Existing Playlists in Apple Music, Wireless Charging for Mature iPhones, iPhone X

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 18:28:50 -0800

Bart's Let's Talk Apple show hits 50 episodes. In Dumb Question I'll attempt answer whether someone should use Apple Photos or Google Photos (and I'm not as biased as you would expect). In a huge deviation from my published policy, I'll give you a Tiny Tip about sharing existing playlists in iOS 11. Bezalel review of three products to bring wireless Qi charging to more "mature" iPhones. I'll tell you the tale of adventure Steve, Pat Dengler and I went through to acquire the iPhone X, and I'll give you some first impressions. Again, not as biased as you would expect (although I do use the word "magical".)


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NC / CCATP #508 - Allison Sheridan Tells Her Woman's Story

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 18:07:04 -0700

I've been impressed by the women who have stepped forward and told their stories about what life is like for us. I don't have any salacious tale to tell but rather a thousand paper cuts type of story. I thought about doing a monologue but I was terribly anxious about talking through this, so I reached out to Bart Busschots because I trusted him to help me.

I decided to push the audio out in both the NosillaCast and Chit Chat Across the Pond feeds, well, because I wanted you to hear it.


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NC #651 iPhone X Ordering, Sennheiser Headphones, Olympus & Monoprice Tracking, Security Bits

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 18:02:46 -0700

Failure to order two iPhone X's but at least Steve is getting one. Helma from the Netherlands reviews the Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless Headphones. Both Olympus and Monoprice are forcing third-party cookie tracking on you when you're buying from them. Bart Busschots brings us another edition of Security Bits where he talks about insecure child smart watches, how the IRS isn't worried about the Equifax breach, a macro-less remote code execution problem in Microsoft Office, and how Eltima was hacked. He also tells us how several of the week's "big" security news stories are not actually stories at all.


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NC #650 Resetting People Album in Photos, Grammarly, KRACK and ROCA in Security Bits

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 18:19:36 -0700

Bart was on the Phileas Club this week to talk about Ireland, and I was on Daily Tech News Show with Sarah Lane. Rick from Baltimore joins us with his first audio submission, where he tells us about how he discovered how to reset the People album in Apple Photos. I've found a tool called Grammarly to help me minimize typos that makes me happy. Bart brings us an out-of-band Security Bits session because of the big vulnerability discovered this week in WiFi. It's oddly a reassuring session!


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NC #649 Cloud Outliner, Apple TV Remote Case, Selling Apple Gear, Security Bits

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 18:10:29 -0700

Barry Porter tells us about another way to address Bluetooth problems by resetting the Bluetooth hardware module. I'll tell you why I like Setapp and how it helped me find Cloud Outliner Pro from xwavesoft.com/.... In a Tiny Tip I tell you how to solve the problem of your Apple TV remote always being upside down. Then I'll tell you the process of how I sell my Apple products so I can afford new toys. We've got Bart Busschots with Security Bits.


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NC #648 DTNS Live, Excel Replacements, Bluetooth Dropout Fixed, Previous Recipients

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 19:17:12 -0700

Fun with the Cool Blind Tech Podcast guys, My ScreenCasts Online tutorial is up about Parallels Toolbox. I was on DTNS Live and Steve captured some funny moments on video. I walk through all of the options for when you go to High Sierra and Office 2011 won't work any more, centered around my love for Excel. I'll explain my Bluetooth dropout problem and how I got it fixed. Then we'll have a Tiny Tip about Previous Recipients in Mail.


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NC #647 Dumb Equation Error, iOS 11 & watchOS 4 Delight Me, Security Bits

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 18:11:58 -0700

In this mammoth show, I'll tell you how I'm an idiot, then I'll talk about what surprises and delights me in iOS 11 and watchOS 4. Then Bart is back with Security Bits that includes a giant tutorial about cookies, and why third-party cookies are a bad thing.


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NC #646 Clarify, NIST on Two-Factor Authentication, Duplicating DVDs, iPhone X vs 8 Plus Screensizes

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 18:22:49 -0700

This week we'll talk about some sad news from the makers of my beloved Clarify, then I'll do a crazy deep dive into the National Institute of Standards and Technology about two-factor authentication. I do this to help you understand what your bank needs to know about using SMS or email or a phone call for authentication (spoiler, they shouldn't). Then I'll tell you about how much fun Sandy Foster and I had figuring out how to rip a (non-copy-protected) DVD in a modern version of macOS. In the last segment we'll have fun with geometry as I try to figure out which screen is physically bigger, iPhone X or iPhone 8 Plus.


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NC #645 Clockwise, Systematic, Face ID Security, Different View on Apple Announcements, Security Bits: Equifax, AT&T U-verse

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 18:17:21 -0700

This week I was on the Clockwise Podcast (Clockwise #205: Candy-Coated Vegetables on relay.fm) and on Brett Terpstra's Systematic podcast (201: Not the Man I Thought He Was with Allison Sheridan on esn.fm). I interview Bart about the security implications of Face ID on the new iPhone X. I give you what I hope is a different view on the Apple announcement. Security Bits is really huge this week with three Security Mediums thanks to companies like AT&T and Equifax.


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NC #644 MiX16 Pro, Snapchat Spectacles, Strategies to Introduce Someone to a Smart Phone, Backup Strategies

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 18:41:40 -0700

Remember to join us in the live chartroom for the Apple announcement on Tuesday at podfeet.com/live. Allister Jenks brings us his journey as a podcaster going from Castblaster to MiX16 Pro, and Denise Crone gives us her first-hand review of Snapchat Spectacles. Steve and I convinced his mom to get her first smartphone and I'll talk through the strategy we employed to hopefully make it a success. Joop joins us from the Netherlands to tell us about his really advanced and automated backup strategy. I'll finish off with a review of the free menubar app Teampaper Snap for taking screenshots, annotating and sharing them.


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NC #643 Episode 500 of Chit Chat, Galileo Offline Maps, TechMatte MagGrip Phone Mount, Security Bits

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 18:05:09 -0700

We celebrate the 500th episode of Chit Chat Across the Pond with Bart Busschots so I do a little retrospective on the origin of the show. Steve and I will be in the live chat room during the Apple announcement on September 12th at podfeet.com/live, so we hope you'll join us. I've got a review of Galileo Offline Maps and one of the TechMatte MagGrip phone car mount.


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NC #642 B2 Storage from Backblaze, Capturing a Total Eclipse, iPhone Forerunners, Parallels Toolbox

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 20:09:14 -0700

In what can only be considered prescient, Allister Jenks has a review of Backblaze's B2 log-term storage solutions right as CrashPlan bails on home customers. I'll walk you through how Steve managed to capture video and create an awesome photo of the total solar eclipse, while still enjoying the experience with minimal camera fiddling. Ryan Winkler joins us for the first time about two products I've recommended, Webcam Settings and the ATR2100 microphone. Allister comes back in with a talk on the Forerunners of the iPhone. Then I do an extensive review of all of the tools in the fantastic Parallels Toolbox.


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NC #641 Automation Madness, Podfeet iMessage Stickers, Security Bits

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:06:47 -0700

Allister Jenks has created new and improved Podfeet stickers for iMessage. I'll tell you how obsessed I've become with automation from AppleScript to Workflow to Keyboard Maestro. Then Bart is back with Security Bits where he'll regale us with news and things to watch out for, and tell us whether we're at the end of times because of recent research into DNA and computer code.


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NC #640 Nightshift and Invert Colors, CMD-D Conference, Split Screen on iPad for Books

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 18:46:15 -0700

In this week's show I start by playing you a VERY silly recording from Joe Dugandzic of http://smarterhomelife.com. Then I'll read you a rant by Chris Eschweiler about Night Shift and Invert Colors and I'll give him some good news. After that I'll regale you with tales of adventure about the CMD-D Conference hosted by Sal Soghoian. It was a blast and I can't wait to do more automation. Then I'll play you a question from Knightwise of knightwise.com about how to use both a mind mapping app and his book reading app in split screen.


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https://media.blubrry.com/nosillacast/traffic.libsyn.com/nosillacast/NC_2017_08_13.mp3




NC #639 Two Catastrophic Apple Problems Challenge Me, Security Bits

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 18:11:47 -0700

This is a bit of a different show - it's primarily the four part story of my saga dealing with two catastrophic failures with Apple in a single week. It's quite a tech story with a lot to interesting angles. After that Bart joins us with Security Bits.


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NC #638 Due for Mac, Tencro Boom Arm, Unsharp Mask, Byword, Memo, Apple Photos Alternatives, FoodStuff, RAV 4 Hybrid, Security Bits

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 15:34:49 -0700

In this special show guest-hosted by me, Bart Busschots, we'll start with some quick first impressions of Due for Mac from listener Helma, then I'll give you a quick review of my new Tenro mic boom, then we get to enjoy a conversation Allison had with Rob Wood about Unsharp Masks at MacStock, then I tell you about two Mac Apps I've recently started using, the Markdown editor Byword and the stickies app Memo, next listener Shai tells us about some of them alternatives to the Photos app and Adobe Lightroom, then I recommend the FoodStuff podcast before listener George from Tulsa shares a review of some cool safety features in his new Rav 4 Hybrid, and finally, I do my best to do a solo Security Bits.


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https://media.blubrry.com/nosillacast/traffic.libsyn.com/nosillacast/NC_2017_07_30.mp3




NC #637 Macstock, Stump Stand, Apple IIe, Numbers for Meds, Security Bits

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:05:07 -0700

In this early show, I'll give you an out brief on Macstock 2017. I'll talk about the people and the presentations (and maybe a little bit about the parties). Then Sandy Foster joins us for a review of the Stump Stand for iPad and iPhone. Trevor Drover joins us with a fantastic tale of how he figured out how to hook an Apple IIe up to a current MacBook Pro to transfer disk images between the two for the National Library. Very cool story. Then Terry Austin tells us how he figured out that by using the collaboration feature of Apple's Numbers application, he could help his mom keep track of her complex medication schedule as she arms for battle against cancer. We'll wind up with another segment of Security Bits with Bart Busschots.


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https://media.blubrry.com/nosillacast/traffic.libsyn.com/nosillacast/NC_2017_07_21.mp3




NC #636 - Password Playdate at MacStock 2017

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:15:51 -0700

I brag a bit about being a speaker at the CMD-D Conference, and then you'll get to hear the talk I did at Macstock Conference and Expo in Woodstock, Illinois last weekend. Password Playdate on Youtube: youtu.be/..., *Keynote* version of the charts, click here and Download *Powerpoint* version here.


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NC #635 Conversation of Things, Photo Albums People Want to See, Subscription Models for Software, Security Bits

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 18:00:41 -0700

I was on the inaugural episode of the Conversations of Things podcast with Joe Dugandzic. I'll explain how to make photo albums with Apple Photos that people actually want to see (spoiler, it's about keywords). I'll challenge some assumptions Bart Busschots made in his Let's Talk Photography podcast about subscription models for software. And Bart is back with another fine edition of Security Bits.


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NC #634 Ring Doorbell Mirror Mod, MacTracker for Resale Price, Mouse User Confession, New New 12.9" iPad Pro

Sun, 02 Jul 2017 18:06:30 -0700

Steve and I put our engineering heads together to modify the Ring Video Doorbell so we can actually see the doorstep. In another Tiny Tip, I explain how you can use Mactracker with bidvoy to figure out how at what price your Apple device might sell. Steve Sheridan comes in with a confession of how he actually likes the Magic Trackpad better than his mouse (and says I was right). I talk about the new new 12.9" iPad Pro and how happy I am to have it back in my life.


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NC #633 macOS Too New, Tiny Tip Delete Me, Affinity Photo for iPad Type 2, Security Bits

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:24:03 -0700

David Ginsburg of the In Touch with iOS podcast sent in a recording describing the unusual problem he had where Apple shipped him with an operating system actually newer than the one you can download. I've started a series called Tiny Tips, and the first one is why you should create a folder called Delete Me. I've got part 2 of my Affinity Photo for iPad review/walk through and then we've got Security Bits with Bart Busschots.


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https://media.blubrry.com/nosillacast/traffic.libsyn.com/nosillacast/NC_2017_06_25.mp3




NC #632 iPad Pro Saga Continues, Eyecatcher, Amp vs Receiver, Affinity Photo for iPad

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 18:32:28 -0700

Why I'm getting a FOURTH 12.9" iPad Pro (a story of AppleCare), Maria demonstrates iCatcher as a blind podcast listener, Steve answer's Jill's Dumb Question asking the difference between an amp and a receiver. I give you part one of my (hopefully two-part) review of the new Affinity Photo for iPad from Serif. Bart Busschots is back with another edition of Security Bits.


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https://media.blubrry.com/nosillacast/traffic.libsyn.com/nosillacast/NC_2017_06_18.mp3




NC #631 Blind Podcast Subscriptions, What You Can't Do Without Data, IT is Waste, Security Bits

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 18:09:06 -0700

Update on Ring and they're problematic app and website, Daniel Semro demonstrates how a blind person subscribes to a podcast. It's surprising what things you can't do without data (as I learned in the national parks last week). In response to Tim Jahr's question, I'll explain why I said during Chit Chat Across the Pond with Bruce Wilson that IT is waste. Claus Wolf asks for a change to the Amazon Affiliate Links and I grant that wish. Bart Busschots is back with another fabulous Security Bits segment.


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NC #630 PowerBeats3 vs Jabra Sport Headphones, Yi 4K+ Action Camera, Sleep Tracking is Dumb, Anker USB Charger, Ikea Smart Lighting Plantronics Headset, Is it Safe to Click a Link?

Wed, 31 May 2017 17:54:50 -0700

Steve Sheridan compares two Bluetooth headphones, the new PowerBeats 3 against the older Jabra Sports, not as much on sound quality but on fit and Bluetooth connectivity. We've got our last interview from NAB 2017, with Yi about their 4K+ Action Camera (the guy called it a GoPro killler). I'll tell you why I think sleep tracking is dumb and Bart will tell you how an Anker 2 port USB charger solved his problem. Joe Dugandzic of Smarter Home Life will tell us about the new offerings from Ikea in affordable smart lighting. Bruce Wilson tells us about the Plantronics Blackwire C435 headset he used for our interview on Chit Chat Across the Pond this week. We'll finish up with two dumb questions from me to Bart about clicking unsubscribe links in emails and shortened links in Twitter. I learned something new from his answer.


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NC #629 Rogue Amoeba Gold Standard, Ricoh Next Gen Theta S, QA for All the Things, Security Bits

Sun, 28 May 2017 18:14:19 -0700

Bart and I pushed out a new episode of Taming the Terminal in both the Chit Chat Across the Pond Taming the Terminal feeds. I'll tell you why Rogue Amoeba is the gold standard of customer support. Then we'll hear about Ricoh's next generation 360 camera. I'll then go on a rant of all of the quality assurance work I've done for so many companies in the last few weeks, including AirPods, iPads Pro, iPad Pro keyboards, Ring video software and website, Apple Watch activity sharing, Screenflow and even macOS. Bart Busschots is back with a new edition of Security Bits. He explains subtleties of the WannaCry ransomeware that I've heard nowhere else, then he explains how Apple is going to institute a requirement for app-specific passwords for third party apps with access to your iCloud calendar, contacts and mail. Very important listening.


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NC #628 Dumb Question Corner, B&H Photo, GoPro Karma Drone, Hunting Black Bars of Doom

Sun, 21 May 2017 18:02:42 -0700

Chit Chat Across the Pond Lite and Programming By Stealth are both searchable now in iTunes, the Apple Podcasts app, along with Downcast, Pocketcasts and Overcast. I put out a call for help - I need recorded reviews some time next week for the following week's show because we're going on yet another vacation. Videos are now a button on the podfeet.com home page so you can get to them more easily and I explain how Helma helped me make that happen. In Dumb Question Corner I'll answer Rod Simmons's boss's question about how to mark up emails on an iPad Pro. We've got two more NAB 2017 interviews: we'll talk to B&H about their mobile microphones, and GoPro about their new Karma Drone. I'll walk you through all of the intricacies of tech goodness in how I think I've finally rid podfeet.com of the Black Bars of Doom (trademark Donald Burr).


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https://media.blubrry.com/nosillacast/traffic.libsyn.com/nosillacast/NC_2017_05_21.mp3




NC #627 12 Year Anniversary, 3 Chit Chats is Better Than 1, Akyumen Projector Smartphone, Cinamaker Multi-Cam Live Production, Security Bits

Sun, 14 May 2017 18:10:09 -0700

We have a huge show today. Steve's put out two more video interviews from NAB in Las Vegas, I've got a pretty big announcement about Chit Chat Across the Pond, and we've got another giant Security Bits with Bart Busschots. I told him maybe when there's such a big security news week we should call it Security Blobs!

There are five Security Mediums in this episode. We'll talk about a remote code execution built in Intel CPUs, Bart will explain what can go wrong with two-factor authentication through SMS, we'll cover the Google Docs phishing worm and how Google could have prevented it, we'll learn about how the beloved Handbrake servers got hacked causing distribution of malware, and as if that isn't enough we'll talk about the WannaCry worm that has indiscriminately taken down networks across the globe.


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https://media.blubrry.com/nosillacast/traffic.libsyn.com/nosillacast/NC_2017_05_14.mp3




NC #626 Lacie Thunderbolt 3 dock, Google Loses Interest in its Phones, Call AppleCare, Brother Head-Mounted Monitor

Sun, 07 May 2017 18:34:15 -0700

Chris Ashley from the SMR Podcast was our guest on Chit Chat Across the Pond talking about the new Microsoft hardware and OS announcements this week, I did a deep dive into Finder modifications on ScreenCasts Online, and Bart Busschots had his debut on the Daily Tech News Show. We've got two NAB interviews. We talk with Lacie about their 2big Thunderbolt 3 doc with capacity up to 20TB. Then we learn about the Brother head-mounted HD monitor that allows videographers to be comfortable while their camera is in weird positions. I go on a bit of a rant about how Google has seemingly lost interest in supporting Android phones that they're still selling. Then I'll tell you about how I found out that the keyboard for my iPad Pro has a secret recall and how I found out.


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https://media.blubrry.com/nosillacast/traffic.libsyn.com/nosillacast/NC_2017_05_07.mp3




NC #625 ecobee3 Installation and Review, Quarterback for Live TV on a Phone, Don't Buy the TrackR, Security Bits

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 18:19:05 -0700

This week I'll tell you about my experience installing the ecobee3 and later in the show I'll review it. I'll tell you why even though it's awesome you shouldn't buy it. We'll have the first of our NAB 2017 interviews - Quarterback for Live TV on a phone. Then I'll explain why you seriously want to avoid buying the TrackR (not because it's awesome). Then we have a great episode of Security Bits with Bart Busschots. It's got four Security Mediums which gave us a lot to chew on.


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NC #624 Server Caching Bug, macOS Bugs Discovered, Sandman Clock, Nexus 5X Review

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 16:28:10 -0700

In this early show, we'll talk about how I figured out the true root cause of the problems in rendering the new podfeet.com theme (I was wrong last week). Then I'll tell you about how I discovered two actual bugs in macOS that no one else had ever reported, and how I made the senior advisor laugh. I've got a review of the awesome Sandman Clock from Palo Alto Innovations. Then I'll give you an Apple fan girl's review of the Android Nexus 5X from LG (it's more complimentary than you might think!0


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https://media.blubrry.com/nosillacast/traffic.libsyn.com/nosillacast/NC_2017_04_22.mp3




NC #623 Podfeet Redesign, Apple Meets Us Halfway, Ring Floodlight Cam, Security Bits

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 22:08:21 -0700

Podfeet.com finally gets a makeover and I'll tell you a bit of detail on how I did it (link to comical PDF instructions). I was on the SMR Podcast this week, Apple appear to have a new strategy in repair of their products called "We'll meet you halfway". We'll have a full review of the new Ring Floodlight Cam from ring.com. Bart's back with Security Bits where we talk about Shadow Broker's latest data dump that could endanger Windows users, and more.


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#NC 622 Tech Stories From South American Travel, Maps Without Data, Dumb Question Corner, Security Bits

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 20:30:04 -0700

Huge thanks to Allister and Bart for holding down the fort for the last two weeks. I've posted the photos of our Galápagos Islands and Machu Picchu hike in Peru on Google Photos with links to both here Photos from South America – Galápagos Islands and Machu Picchu. There's no Chit Chat Across the Pond this week but Bart's back next week to teach us Test Driven Development in Programming By Stealth. I was on Clockwise this week: relay.fm/clockwise episode #183 and on Let's Talk Apple: lets-talk.ie Episode #43. I'll regale you with tech stories from our travels in South America, Rally Barnard will give you a quick and very slick tip on how to get turn-by-turn directions without using any data while on international travel, in Dumb Question Corner I'll answer Kurt's question about how to automatically archive iTunes Podcasts. Bart was out ill this week so I did my first ever solo Security Bits.


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https://media.blubrry.com/nosillacast/traffic.libsyn.com/nosillacast/NC_2017_04_09.mp3




NC #621 Health Tracking Update, Aira Visual Interpreter, American Printing House Accessible Calculator, Magnet, Spectacle & Security Bits

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 06:54:10 -0700

Episode 621 of the NosillaCast, guest-hosted by Bart Busschots. Bart updates listeners on how he's using tech to manage his health and weight, Allison chimes in with two more interviews from the CSUN conference (Aira Visual Interpreter for The Blind & American Printing House Accessible Calculator), Bart reviews two macOS window tiling apps, Magnet and Spectacle, and Bart does quite a long solo Security Bits.


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https://media.blubrry.com/nosillacast/traffic.libsyn.com/nosillacast/NC_2017_04_02.mp3