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MacVoices #23163: MacVoices Live! iPad Pro Apps and the Fall of Brydge (Part 2)


Release Date: 06/03/2023

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<p><strong>Apple Announces Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro for iPad With Subscription Models</strong><br /><strong><a href="https://www.macrumors.com/2023/05/09/apple-announces-final-cut-pro-and-logic-pro-for-ipad/">https://www.macrumors.com/2023/05/09/apple-announces-final-cut-pro-and-logic-pro-for-ipad/</a></strong></p>
<p><strong>Final Cut Pro & Logic Pro now on iPad | Apple</strong><br /><strong><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mqWw5UH1qg">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mqWw5UH1qg</a></strong></p>
<p><strong>SetApp</strong><br /><strong><a href="https://setapp.com">https://setapp.com</a></strong></p>
<p><strong>The downfall of Brydge: iPad keyboard company folds, leaving staff unpaid and customer orders unfulfilled</strong><br /><strong><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2023/05/04/brydge-keyboards-out-of-business-update/">https://9to5mac.com/2023/05/04/brydge-keyboards-out-of-business-update/</a></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 <strong><a href="http://twitter.com/eabolden">Twitter</a>, </strong>by email at [email protected], on <a href="https://techhub.social/@eabolden"><strong>Mastodon</strong></a> at @[email protected], and on his blog, <a href="http://trendingatwork.com"><strong>Trending At Work</strong></a>.</p>
<p><strong>Brian Flanigan-Arthurs</strong> is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as <strong><a href="http://twitter.com/brian8944">@brian8944</a></strong>. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at <strong><a href="https://mastodon.cloud/@brian8944">@[email protected]</a></strong>.</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 <strong><a href="http://twitter.com/jgamet">Twitter</a></strong> and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/jgamet/"><strong>Instagram</strong></a>, jeffgamet on <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffgamet/"><strong>LinkedIn</strong></a>., @[email protected] on <a href="https://mastodon.social/@jgamet"><strong>Mastodon</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>and on <a href="https://mastodon.cloud/@daveg65"><strong>Mastodon</strong></a> at @[email protected]</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.</p>
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