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MacVoices #21228: MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #4 (1)

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Release Date: 12/02/2021

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MacVoices Live! starts of 2022 with the panel talking about some New Year’s objectives (not resolutions), that include email management, delegating some tasks to be able to focus on others, and going paperless. Then, the panel of Jeff Gamet, Guy Serle, David Ginsburg, Jim Rea, Brittany Smith, and Andrew Orr turns their attention to the Brooks Nader story of AirTag tracking, and whether this is new, or just calling attention to the amount of tracking that has always gone on, and how it is...

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Our second CES Briefing runs through more announcements that are worthy of your attention. Featured are products from OWC, MOFT, Chipolo, Kensington, Anker, Samsung (no, not a TV or monitor), Twinkly, Satechi and Speck.

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Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin, now formerly of The Mac Observer, share the story of how one of the web’s original Apple news web sites was recently sold. The co-founders talk about what has made TMO special, how the sale came about, and why they hope the new owners make it a bigger success than ever. Dave and Bryan also talk about what they feel they have accomplished with TMO, and what they are most proud of.

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In a virtual appearance from the CES show floor, Nancy de Fays, Co-Founder of Line, shows off three new products. The LINE FRZR is a gaming cooling pad that pumps cold (very cold) air into the laptop, improving performance. The LINESTAND is a vertical charging dock with three pads that keeps your devices on the job while staying fully charged. Finally, the LINECLOUD is a new kind of personal cloud that leverages the storage you already have.

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In our first CES Briefing, we take a look at the first set of products and announcements that caught Chuck's attention, and that he thinks are worth your second look.

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Our discussion of what the MacVoices Live! panel of David Ginsburg, Frank Petrie, Jeff Gamet, Patrice Brend’amour and Jim Rea expect and want to see in 2022 finishes up with more on the Windows-on-macOS debate, the need for Apple to continually release new hardware updates, and why the iPhone release schedule has become a requirement rather than an option. Some final desires include Apple-branded monitors and routers, and better Apple documentation. (Part 4)

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The extended Siri discussion wraps up with a comparison to a very old (and fondly remembered) program. The next set of expectations and desires included why Apple needs to focus on a HomePod ecosystem or whether the existing iPhone/app is adequate, and how it has one key feature that may be an advantage or a disadvantage. Have an Amazon Echo? It may be able to do more than you think, but you would never know it. Next, the Windows-on-macOS debate takes center stage. (Part 3) 

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The MacVoices Live! panel of David Ginsburg, Frank Petrie, Jeff Gamet, Patrice Brend’amour and Jim Rea continued the discussion of Siri, comparing and contrasting its usefulness and accuracy to other smart home assistants. Drawing from science fiction, the group talked about what they would like Siri to be and whether that is or is not realistic. Is Siri good enough to support Apple’s Music Voice Plan? The panel shared how they summon music using Siri, and the varying results. (Part 2)

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The last MacVoices Live! panel of 2021 got together to discuss expectations and desires when it came to Apple products in particular, and tech products in general. David Ginsburg, Frank Petrie, Jeff Gamet, Patrice Brend’amour and Jim Rea started off with why the Lightning interface should go away, then turned quickly to how Siri needs to improve. From implementation to accuracy, Siri took center stage. (Part 1)

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We start 2022 the same way we finished up 2021: by looking at some of the top Apple and tech stories with Ken Ray of macOSKen. Ken and Chuck finish up a discussion of the rise of the metaverse concept, then turn to an in-depth discussion of why Apple TV+ is different than other streaming services, and why it is and will continue to be important to Apple. The show wraps up with where Apple fits into the Work From Home movement, both past, present, and future. (2) 

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<p>Our fourth holiday gift guide features picks from <strong>Peter Cohen</strong>, <strong>Jim Rea</strong>, and <strong>Wally Cherwinski</strong>, as well as a special appearance by <strong>Ken Ray</strong>. The gifts range from practical to fun, gaming to video and photography. (Part 1) </p>
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<h3>Show Notes:</h3>
<p><strong>Guests:</strong></p>
<p><strong>Wally Cherwinsk</strong>i is a Videographer based in Ottawa, Canada. Originally trained as a scientist, he spent a portion of his career in research and teaching at the University of Cambridge, England while doubling as a freelance photographer and writer. Later, he joined Canada's National Research Council and spent many years managing communications for the Canadian Space Program.</p>
<p><strong>Peter Cohen</strong> is the Technology Editor at <a href="https://www.rcrwireless.com/"><strong>RCRWireless</strong></a>. You can find his Twitter account at <a href="http://twitter.com/flargh"><strong>@flargh</strong></a> and read more of his ruminations on tech and other stuff at his personal web site, <strong><a href="http://peter-cohen.com/">peter-cohen.com</a></strong>.</p>
<p>Since May of 2005, <strong>Ken Ray</strong> has eaten, slept, and breathed Apple news and news related to Apple news in order to produce a daily Apple news show. and he does just that with <strong><a href="http://www.macosken.com">Mac OS Ken</a></strong>, with content that  includes most stories directly related to Apple, many stories indirectly related to Apple that stand a chance of affecting Apple's business or its users, and tangentially related stories that are funny. A slightly skewed, sometimes cynical, obsessive look at Apple news, five-days-a-week. Ken also produces <a href="https://www.securemac.com/topics/checklist"><strong>The Checklist by SecureMac</strong></a>, a security-oriented podcast, and his newest show is<a href="https://macosken.squarespace.com/inafewminutes"> <strong>In A Few Minutes</strong></a>. There are <a href="http://macosken.squarespace.com/contact/"><strong>various ways</strong></a> you can contact him.</p>
<p><strong>Jim Rea</strong> has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE's ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. Follow Jim at <a href="http://provue.com/"><strong>provue.com</strong></a> and via <strong><a href="http://twitter.com/provuejim">@provuejim</a></strong> on Twitter.<br /><br /></p>
<p><strong>Links:</strong></p>
<p><strong>Gift Guide Links:</strong> <a href="http://www.macvoices.com/2021-macvoices-holiday-gift-guide/"><strong>MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide (all picks) on the MacVoices Web site</strong></a></p>
<p><a href="https://flipboard.com/@chuckjoiner/2021-macvoices-holiday-gift-guide-64pm7khry"><strong>MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide (all picks) on Flipboard</strong></a> (Also available in the Flipboard app)</p>
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<p><strong>Peter Cohen’s Picks:</strong></p>
<p><strong>The Secret History of Mac Gaming (Expanded Edition)</strong>  - <a href="https://www.bitmapbooks.co.uk/products/the-secret-history-of-mac-gaming-expanded-edition"><strong>Publisher’s link</strong></a>  <a href="https://amzn.to/30zHTde"><strong>U.S. Amazon link</strong></a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-game-pass"><strong>Xbox Game Pass</strong></a><br /><br /></p>
<p><strong>Ken Ray’s Pick:</strong></p>
<p><strong><a href="https://gridstudio.cc/collections/grid-apple">Grid Framed Apple Devices</a><br /><br /></strong></p>
<p><strong>Jim Rea’s Picks:</strong></p>
<p><a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/flarup/the-ios-app-icon-book"><strong>The iOS App Icon Book</strong></a></p>
<p><a href="https://amzn.to/318z0aI"><strong>Apple Design by by Friedrich von Borries, Ina Grätz</strong></a></p>
<p><b><a target="_blank" href="https://www.amazon.com/stores/Tefeca/page/BC6596A6-8C9C-4528-90F2-6D4CF6C1C4C2?ref_=ast_bln&_encoding=UTF8&tag=themugcenter&linkCode=ur2&linkId=770c02109f58ff602a560492718350ca&camp=1789&creative=9325" rel="noopener">Tefeca Elastic Loop Apple Watch Band</a><br /><br /></b></p>
<p><strong>Wally Cherwinski’s Picks:</strong></p>
<p><strong><a href="https://gridstudio.cc/collections/grid-apple">Grid Framed Apple Devices</a></strong></p>
<p><a href="https://amzn.to/3kPAQEm"><strong>SAMSUNG T5 Portable SSD 1TB</strong></a><br /><br /></p>
<p><strong>Chuck Joiner’s Picks:</strong></p>
<p><a href="https://amzn.to/30CBJJc"><strong>OfficemateOIC Blue Glacier Standard Sorter, 7 Compartments, Transparent Blue</strong></a><strong> </strong>(as a storage space for portable hard drives)</p>
<p><strong><a href="https://amzn.to/3CwksyX">UTEBIT Heavy Duty Tripod Camera Mount Clip Clamp with 360 Degree Swivel Mini Ballhead</a></strong></p>
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