MacVoices #23274: "Scary Fast" Discussion - Large vs. Small Screens, M3 Power (Part 3)
Release Date: 11/04/2023
From CES in Las Vegas, during our our annual visit to , Industrial Designer James Stone showed off the newest iteration of their iPhone grip, the Snap 4 Luxe. James shows off both the grip stand features, as well as the fact that the MagSafe feature doesn’t interfere with charging, but opens up the use of other MagSafe accessories. Show Notes: Support: Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon Enjoy this episode? Make a one-time donation with Connect: Web: ...info_outline MacVoices #24062: CES - Linxura Offers A Different Kind of Hardware Remote For The Smart Home
At CES in Las Vegas, we got to see a different kind of smart home device controller when Gerry Koser, Marketing Manager for , gave us a briefing on their hardware device that lets you control up to 52 of your devices in an easy-to-understand, easy-to-use hockey puck-size and shape that fits in the palm of your hand. Show Notes: Support: Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon Enjoy this episode? Make a one-time donation with Connect: Web: Twitter:...info_outline MacVoices #24061: CES - Matias Makes Wireless USB-C Keyboards & Mice Even Better
At CES in Las Vegas, we learned about the latest keyboard and mouse options from from Co-Founder and CEO Steve McGowan. As everything moves to USB connectivity, Matias has improved on the USB-C dongle by making it even smaller and less obtrusive, and then built it into their newest keyboards and mice, including a new ergonomic model that fills a gap left in the market by Microsoft. Show Notes: Chapters: Links: Guests: Support: Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon Enjoy this episode? Make a one-time...info_outline MacVoices #24060: CES - Sway Premium Audio Shows Off A Diverse Line of Personal Speakers
In the suite at CES in Las Vegas, Chris Pusateri walked us through a few models in the broad range of their speaker products including a portable karaoke speaker, magnetic iPhone speaker, and different models of waterproof speakers. We also discussed the advantages of using a competitively priced speaker for various use situations. Show Notes: Links: Support: Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon Enjoy this episode? Make a one-time donation with Connect: Web: ...info_outline MacVoices #24059: CES - SOUNDBOKS Shows Off Powerful Bluetooth Speakers For Your Next Party
Outside at CES in Las Vegas we had a chilly conversation with Lisa Mathis, Head of Marketing, North America for . Representing themselves as the best "speaker brand you haven’t heard of yet”, Lisa explained their origins at a music festival and how they are now coming to the U.S. Unlike some larger concert speakers ( 126 dB maximum output), these are Bluetooth and can be connected together wirelessly, and run off swappable batteries, so placement and movement is simplified. The grills can also be customized for you, your company, or your brand. Crank it up! Show Notes:...info_outline MacVoices #24058: CES - Spigen Adds New Products For iPhones, iPads, More
In the suite at CES in Las Vegas, Samuel Han, Specialist, Retail Enterprise Development, showed us some of their latest products that include a new gaming keyboard, GaN power products, and new iPhone cases that range from stylish to practical, and more. Show Notes: Links: Support: Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon Enjoy this episode? Make a one-time donation with Connect: Web: Twitter: ...info_outline MacVoices #24057: Twinkly Adds New Options To Their Decorative Light Selection
At CES in Las Vegas, we talked to Andrea Tellatin, Co-Founder and CEO of Twinkly, about the latest additions to their many options for addressable lights. Best known for their holiday options, they are introducing a broader range of options at accessible price points for a wider range of uses. Andrea shows off the new string lights and the as examples of their broader product range, both of which are customizable via the built-in addressable function. Show Notes: Links: Support: Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon ...info_outline MacVoices #24056: Showstoppers - Wacom Introduces Wacom Bridge for Remote Artists
At Showstoppers at CES in Las Vegas, introduced the new Wacom Bridge, a solution for artists who work remotely or away from their desks. With Wacom Bridge, they don’t need to lug heavy laptops or travel with the files. Arvind Arumbakkam, Technology & Industry Partnerships, talks about how their system eliminates the lag typical from the more mainstream remote work apps. Then, artist Sarajean Chung gives us a demo in the most challenging of environments: a CES exhibit hall. Show Notes:Support: Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon ...info_outline MacVoices #24055: Showstoppers - SoundFun Delivers The Mirai Directional Speaker
In Las Vegas at Showstoppers at CES, we saw and heard a demo of the technology behind the from that was more than surprising. Kai Kitayama talked us through the demo that provided a wider and longer field of sound than you would expect, and how it can enhance the dialog from your TV. (Host’s Note: Audio demos are always difficult in a conference environment, which made this one that much more impressive. Please understand that the in-person experience was truly impressive and worth exploring.) Show Notes: Links: (Amazon) Support: Become a MacVoices Patron...info_outline MacVoices #24054: Showstoppers - Clicks Adds A Hardware Keyboard To Your iPhone
At Showstoppers at CES, we talked to Jeff Gadway, Senior Vice President of about not only their keyboard case for the iPhone, but also about the strong emotional product the release of their product elicited from some users. Jeff covers the thinking behind why Steve Jobs was right about the iPhone, but why also why the time is right for a hardware iPhone keyboard case based on what we are doing with our phones now. Show Notes: Chapters: Links: Guests: Support: Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon ...info_outline
We wrap up the MacVoices Live! analysis of Apple’s “Scary Fast” event by looking at a transition to smaller screens and using external displays for increased workspace efficiency. The panel of Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Jim Rea, Eric Bolden, Patrice Brend’amour, Ben Roethig, Jeff Gamet, Mark Fuccio, and Kelly Guimont. expresses satisfaction with the compactness and power of the 14-inch MacBook Pro and applauds the performance of the FaceTime camera in spite of it only being 1080p. We also talk about Apple's latest chips vs. Intel’s offerings, and the potential for gaming and developer opportunities. The episode concludes with a fun and timely discussion about panel members' favorite Halloween candy. (Part 3)
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0:01:20 Transitioning to a smaller screen: Adaptation and alternatives
0:03:52 The benefits of downsizing: 13-inch vs 15-inch laptops
0:06:01 Weight Comparison: M3 vs Pro and Max
0:07:40 14-inch Height Comparable to 15.6-inch External Display
0:08:10 Impressive 1080p FaceTime camera on the new Macs
0:09:46 Shot on iPhone - Brilliant marketing tactic
0:11:04 Apple's rapid processor advancements leave older models behind
0:12:59 Intel's concern as Apple continues to dominate
0:14:48 Gaming enthusiasts anticipate hardware and API advancements
0:15:30 Apple's focus on gaming and developer relations
0:17:02 Financial benefits of developing for multiple Apple platforms
Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitter, by email at [email protected], on Mastodon at @[email protected], and on his blog, Trending At Work.
Patrice Brend’amour is the creator, advocate and Product Manager of a global healthcare software initiative, which is not only pushing the industry to provide user-centered solutions using the latest advances in UX and technology, but also advancing the sharing of medical information between healthcare providers across the world. She is also an avid podcaster, mainly in the technology space, as well as a maintainer and contributor to a number of open source projects. Everything she does can be linked to from The Patrice, You can follow her on Twitter, and engage with her on the podcast, Foodie Flashback.
Mark Fuccio 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 Twitter, LinkedIn, or on Mastodon.
Jeff Gamet 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 Twitter and Instagram, jeffgamet on LinkedIn., @[email protected] on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/jgamet.
David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS 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 https://youtube.com/daveg65 and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @[email protected]
Jim Rea built his own computer from scratch in 1975, started programming in 1977, and 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. He’s been a speaker at MacTech, MacWorld Expo and other industry conferences. Follow Jim at provue.com and via @[email protected] on Mastodon.
Ben Roethig has been in the Apple Ecosystem since the System 7 Days. He is the a former Associate Editor with Geek Beat, Co-Founder of The Tech Hangout and Deconstruct and currently shares his thoughts on RoethigTech. Contact him on Twitter and Mastodon.
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