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MacVoices #23292 - MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #3 (2)

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Release Date: 11/24/2023

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Brett Terpstra, Mark Fuccio, and Patrice Brend’amour and host Chuck Joiner finish off MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #3  with suggestions that are tech-oriented, health-oriented, and protection-oriented. (Part 2) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:03:02 Price update: OWC enclosure now $249 on Amazon
0:05:01 USB-C Hub: A Solution for Port Challenged Devices
0:07:10 Compact and Portable: Perfect for Traveling and Remote Work
0:07:45 Introducing Ubiquiti - Professional Network Equipment for Prosumers
0:12:35 Scalable and Flexible Networking Solution for Various Needs
0:14:30 Upgrade Your Wi-Fi Infrastructure for a Speed Boost
0:17:05 A Recommendation from DocRock: Consider Switching to Ubiquiti
0:17:23 The Dread of Yard Work
0:19:18 The Emotional Satisfaction of Burning Weeds
0:20:15 Propane tank discussion and its balance while in use.
0:29:27 Patrice's Last Pick: Fiction Book Recommendation
0:34:19 Affordable Screen Protectors for iPhone and iPad
0:35:47 Importance of Screen Protectors for iPhones and iPads
0:39:05 Quick and Easy Application of Screen Protectors
0:41:01 Game for Cats and Potential Damage to iPad Screens

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Brett Terpstra’s Picks:

Better Touch Tool
https://folivora.ai

OWC Express 4M2 4-Slot M.2 NVMe SSD Enclosure w/ Thunderbolt3 Ports
https://amzn.to/3QZd49E

Elgato Stream Deck Pedal – Hands-Free Studio Controller, 3 macro footswitches, trigger actions in apps and software 
https://amzn.to/40DCL2J

Mark Fuccio’s Picks:

Belkin Connect USB-C™ to 4-Port USB-C Hub, Multiport Adapter Dongle with 4 USB-C 3.2 Gen2 Ports & 100W PD with Max 10Gbps High Speed Data Transfer 
https://amzn.to/49BLK8G

Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine by Robert H. Lustig 
https://amzn.to/47yBjAN

Patrice Brend’amour’s Picks:

Ubiquity Dream Router 
https://ui.com/us/cloud-gateways/dream-router

Columbus Day (Expeditionary Force) by Craig Alanson 
https://amzn.to/3R57gvu

 

Chuck Joiner’s Picks:

Flame King YSNPQ810CGA Propane Torch Weed Burner with Integrated Lighter 
https://amzn.to/40WD1dv

amFilm Easiest Installation OneTouch for iPhone 15 Pro Max [6.7 Inch] Screen Protector Tempered Glass + Camera Lens Protector, Auto-Alignment Tech, Bubble Free, Case Friendly, Anti-Scratch 
https://amzn.to/3MMLk5L

amFilm (2 Pack for iPad Pro 12.9 (2022, 2021, 2020, 2018) Glass Screen Protector for iPad Pro 12.9 inch, Tempered Glass, Ultra Sensitive, Face ID and Apple Pencil Compatible 
https://amzn.to/3ug7U0a

 

 

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00:03:01 Price update: OWC enclosure now $249 on Amazon 00:05:00 USB-C Hub: A Solution for Port Challenged Devices 00:07:10 Compact and Portable: Perfect for Traveling and Remote Work 00:07:44 Introducing Ubiquiti - Professional Network Equipment for Prosumers 00:12:35 Scalable and Flexible Networking Solution for Various Needs 00:14:29 Upgrade Your Wi-Fi Infrastructure for a Speed Boost 00:17:05 A Recommendation from DocRock: Consider Switching to Ubiquiti 00:17:23 The Dread of Yard Work 00:19:18 The Emotional Satisfaction of Burning Weeds 00:20:15 Propane tank discussion and its balance while in use. 00:29:26 Patrice's Last Pick: Fiction Book Recommendation 00:34:19 Affordable Screen Protectors for iPhone and iPad 00:35:46 Importance of Screen Protectors for iPhones and iPads 00:39:05 Quick and Easy Application of Screen Protectors 00:41:00 Game for Cats and Potential Damage to iPad Screens