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MacVoices #23164: MacVoices Live! Tipping at Apple Stores; Tunnels Under Las Vegas (Part 3)


Release Date: 06/04/2023

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<p>This MacVoices Live! panel wraps up with the panel’s thoughts on a report that tipping could soon become a thing at Apple Stores. <strong>Chuck Joiner</strong>, <strong>David Ginsburg</strong>, <strong>Brian Flanigan-Arthurs</strong>, <strong>Eric Bolden</strong>, <strong>Web Bixby</strong>, <strong>Jeff Gamet</strong>, and <strong>Jim Rea</strong><strong> </strong>have some strong, and sometimes conflicting, opinions on tipping in general, and in this instance in particular. Then, completely off-topic, Elon Musk’s Boring Company’s approval to expand under Las Vegas and Space X’s share of payload launches concludes the session. (Part 3)</p>

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<h3>Show Notes:</h3>
<p><strong>Apple store customers could be asked to tip employees if this unionized store gets its way</strong><br /><strong><a href="https://www.imore.com/apple/apple-store-customers-could-be-asked-to-tip-employees-if-this-unionized-store-gets-its-way">https://www.imore.com/apple/apple-store-customers-could-be-asked-to-tip-employees-if-this-unionized-store-gets-its-way</a></strong><br /><strong> </strong></p>
<p><strong>Elon Musk's Boring Company will now build a 65-mile tunnel network underneath Las Vegas</strong><br /><strong><a href="https://www.engadget.com/elon-musks-boring-company-will-now-build-a-65-mile-tunnel-network-underneath-las-vegas-052042663.html">https://www.engadget.com/elon-musks-boring-company-will-now-build-a-65-mile-tunnel-network-underneath-las-vegas-052042663.html</a></strong></p>
<p><strong>Top US launch companies of 2022—The Ars Technica power ranking</strong><br /><strong><a href="https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/12/top-us-launch-companies-of-2022-the-ars-technica-power-ranking/">https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/12/top-us-launch-companies-of-2022-the-ars-technica-power-ranking/</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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