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MacVoices #22248: MacVoices Live! - Voice Assistant Expectations and FCC ISP Guidelines (2)

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Release Date: 12/08/2022

MacVoices #23076: MacVoices Live! - CES Wrap-Up (1) show art MacVoices #23076: MacVoices Live! - CES Wrap-Up (1)

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<p>In a catch-up edition of MacVoices Live! recorded in the week after CES, the panel of <strong>Chuck Joiner</strong>, <strong>David Ginsburg</strong>, <strong>Norbert Frassa</strong>, <strong>Guy Serle</strong>, <strong>Jim Rea</strong>, <strong>Jeff Gamet</strong>, <strong>Brittany Smith</strong> and <strong>Mark Fuccio</strong> relate some travel stories and expo impressions. Trends, eye-catching products and more are included in the discussion. (Part 1)</p> <p><a...

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<p><a href="https://ezq.com"><strong>EZQuest</strong></a> was at CES, but we couldn’t make the schedules match, so we caught up with Director of Sales <strong>Les Luzar </strong>to talk about their line of connectivity options, how work-from-home has affected their market, and why GaN has become so important. </p> <p><a href="http://rocketmoney.com/macvoices"><img height="59" alt="RocketMoney" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-13112"...

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<p>At <a href="http://ces.tech"><strong>CES</strong></a> in Las Vegas, <strong>Ron Phelan</strong>, Product Lead for <a href="http://yobeinc.com"><strong>Yobe</strong></a>, discusses their technology that separates speech from the noisiest background to produce audio that is clearly understandable. Ron talks about how it can differentiate between speakers with minimal training and some of the use cases this can address. </p> <p><a href="http://kolide.com/macvoices"><img height="112"...

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MacVoices #23072: CES - Ohsnap's New Phone Grip Is Super Thin and MagSafe Transparent show art MacVoices #23072: CES - Ohsnap's New Phone Grip Is Super Thin and MagSafe Transparent

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<p>At <a href="http://ces.tech"><strong>CES</strong></a> in Las Vegas, <a href="http://ohsnap.com"><strong>Ohsnap</strong></a> was back with a new phone grip that can be applied to any cas and is super-thin when not in use. It provides a secure grip when in use, and doesn’t interfere with MagSafe charging. Founder and CEO <strong>Dale Backus</strong> explains how it can be moved from phone to phone easily. </p> <p><a href="http://kolide.com/macvoices"><img height="112" alt="Kolide"...

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MacVoices #23073: CES - Familink's Smart Photo Frame Makes It Simple To Share Photos show art MacVoices #23073: CES - Familink's Smart Photo Frame Makes It Simple To Share Photos

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<p>At <a href="http://ces.tech"><strong>CES</strong></a> in Las Vegas, The focus of the smart photo frame from <a href="http://familink.io"><strong>Familink</strong></a> is simplicity. <strong>Alex Le Goff</strong>, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder explained how, using 4G connectivity, a photo taken anywhere can be only seconds away from it appearing in the frame (and did exactly that during the interview). Alex discussed the costs of the subscription and how the initial set-up can be accomplished even by those...

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MacVoices #23071: CES - Power1 Combines AirPod and iPhone Charging in a Removable MagSafe Case show art MacVoices #23071: CES - Power1 Combines AirPod and iPhone Charging in a Removable MagSafe Case

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<p>At <a href="http://ces.tech"><strong>CES</strong></a> in Las Vegas, <a href="http://gopower1.com"><strong>Power1</strong></a> introduced a new product category, combining AirPod, iPhone, and MagSafe charging into a convenient device that can be used with any MagSafe-compatible case or with just the iPhone itself. <strong>John Merenda</strong> shows us the options, and give pre-order information. </p> <p><a href="http://kolide.com/macvoices"><img height="112" alt="Kolide" class="aligncenter...

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MacVoices #23070: CES - Soundskrit's Microphone is Tiny and Directional show art MacVoices #23070: CES - Soundskrit's Microphone is Tiny and Directional

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<p>At <a href="http://ces.tech"><strong>CES</strong></a> in Las Vegas, <strong>Nevine Ishak</strong> and <strong>Susan Armstrong</strong> of <strong><a href="http://soundskrit.ca">Soundskrit</a> </strong>provided both an explanation and an impressive demonstration of exactly how directional and how effective their new microphone. And is tiny! </p> <p><a href="http://kolide.com/macvoices"><img height="112" alt="Kolide" class="aligncenter wp-image-12736 size-medium"...

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<p>At <a href="http://ces.tech"><strong>CES</strong></a> in Las Vegas, <strong>Laura Ragazzi,</strong> PR & Influencer Marketing Manager for<a href="http://rollingsquare.com"><strong> Rolling Square</strong></a> explains how their products are not only focused on getting the job done, but also on being responsible from a sustainability standpoint. They include a card-sized tracker, a cable that boasts all the modern connections that is also extra durable, and battery pack that is designed to get you out of a dead...

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<p>At <a href="http://ces.tech"><strong>CES</strong></a> in Las Vegas, we received a tour of the newest offerings from <a href="http://makezens.com"><strong>Zens</strong></a> by CEO <strong>Johan Plasmans</strong>. They include a new 4-in-1 charging doc, a modular dock that allows you to pick what additions you want to make, and a compact travel charger for your iPhone and Apple Watch. </p> <p><a href="http://kolide.com/macvoices"><img height="112" alt="Kolide" class="aligncenter...

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MacVoices #23067: CES - Matias Introduces New Keyboards and Mice show art MacVoices #23067: CES - Matias Introduces New Keyboards and Mice

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<p>At <a href="http://ces.tech"><strong>CES</strong></a> in Las Vegas, <a href="http://matias.ca"><strong>Matias</strong></a> surprised everyone by introducing mice to match their product lines. <strong>Steve McGowan</strong>, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder, explains why they introduced this line, and how customer demand influenced the their new keyboards. </p> <p><a href="http://kolide.com/macvoices"><img height="112" alt="Kolide" class="aligncenter wp-image-12736 size-medium"...

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<p><strong>Chuck Joiner, Eric Bolden</strong>, <strong>David Ginsburg</strong>, <strong>Jim Rea</strong>, <strong>Mark Fuccio</strong>, <strong>Web Bixby</strong>, and <strong>Jeff Gamet </strong>finish off an intense discussion of Alexa, Siri, and our expectations for voice assistant performance. The MacVoices Live! panel also touches on some new ISP regulations that are long overdue. (Part 2) </p>
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<p>This edition of MacVoices is supported by The MacVoices Slack. Become a Patreon supporter and get access at <a href="http://patreon.com/macvoices"><strong>Patreon.com/macvoices</strong></a>.</p>
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<h3>Show Notes:</h3>
<p><strong>Links:</strong></p>
<p><strong>Amazon Alexa is a “colossal failure,” on pace to lose $10 billion this year</strong><br /><strong><a href="https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/11/amazon-alexa-is-a-colossal-failure-on-pace-to-lose-10-billion-this-year/">https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/11/amazon-alexa-is-a-colossal-failure-on-pace-to-lose-10-billion-this-year/</a></strong></p>
<p><strong>FCC orders ISPs to display labels clearly showing speeds and itemized fees<br /><a href="https://www.engadget.com/fcc-orders-isp-display-broadband-label-054900626.html">https://www.engadget.com/fcc-orders-isp-display-broadband-label-054900626.html</a></strong></p>
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<p><strong>FCC National Broadband Map<br /><a href="https://broadbandmap.fcc.gov/home">https://broadbandmap.fcc.gov/home</a><br /></strong></p>
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<p><strong>Guests:</strong></p>
<p><strong>Web Bixby</strong> has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/webbixby"><strong>Facebook</strong></a>, <a href="http://twitter.com/webbixby"><strong>Twitter</strong></a>, and <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/webbixby/"><strong>LinkedIn</strong></a>.</p>
<p><strong>Eric Bolden </strong>is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on <a href="http://twitter.com/eabolden"><strong>Twitter</strong></a> by email at [email protected], and on his blog, <a href="http://trendingatwork.com"><strong>Trending At Work</strong></a>.</p>
<p><strong>Mark Fuccio</strong> is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at piqsure.com, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990's selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through <a href="http://twitter.com/markfuccio"><strong>Twitter</strong></a> on <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-t-fuccio/"><strong>LinkedIn</strong></a>.</p>
<p><strong>Jeff Gamet</strong> is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on <a href="http://twitter.com/jgamet"><strong>Twitter</strong></a> and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/jgamet/"><strong>Instagram</strong></a>, and jeffgamet on <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffgamet/"><strong>LinkedIn</strong></a>., and on his <strong><a href="http://youtube.com/jgamet">YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/jgamet</a></strong>.</p>
<p><strong>David Ginsburg </strong>is the host of the weekly podcast <a href="https://intouchwithios.com/"><strong>In Touch With iOS</strong></a> where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at <strong><a href="https://youtube.com/daveg65">https://youtube.com/daveg65</a></strong> and find and follow him on Twitter <strong><a href="http://twitter.com/daveg65">@daveg65</a></strong>.</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>
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