MacVoices #23293: MacVoices Live! - Apple's Cut; SAG-AFTRA and AI; Quitting OneDrive (1)
Release Date: 11/25/2023
From CES in Las Vegas, our conversation with Head of Marketing for , Per-Gustaf Hedberg focused how their latest, the Flic Twist gives you a wireless dial-type control for your smart home devices. Don’t just turn the lights or music on or off…control the brightness or volume as well. The Flic Hub Mini connects it all together if you or your phone aren’t at home. Per-Gustaf also talks about their upcoming Matter support and what that will mean to your smart home. Show Notes: Support: Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon ...info_outline MacVoices #24063: CES - Ohsnap Introduces Their Best Phone Grip Yet
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
The MacVoices Panel of Chuck Joiner, Dave Ginsburg, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, Web Bixby, Ben Roethig, Eric Bolden, and Jim Rea look at:
- Apple’s cut of Google’s Search Engine Revenue
- How SAG-AFTRA is handling the issue of actors and AI
- Why it is so hard to quit Microsoft’s OneDrive (and an update)
Take Control Books: The Answers You Need Now, From Leading Experts.
0:00:00 Apple vs. Google: The Battle for Search Supremacy
0:00:34 Mac Voices Live - Join the Apple community discussion
0:03:49 Apple's Revenue from Google Search Revealed - Is this a big deal?
0:10:19 Apple's Search Engine Dilemma
0:13:14 Apple's Tight-Lipped Approach and Hypocrisy
0:15:27 Lack of User Interaction and Notification on Privacy Concerns
0:18:03 Dual Default Search Engines for Regular and Private Browsing
0:20:20 Frustration with Paid Placement Results on Google Search
0:21:13 Frustration with Google's focus on AdSense over search results
0:21:39 Bing's Unique Features and Rewards Program
0:23:43 Controversy over AI-generated images and deceased actors' likenesses
0:28:26 Microsoft's Forced OneDrive Integration
0:28:45 Arrogant Microsoft's Changes to Office
Google witness accidentally blurts out that Apple gets 36% cut of Safari deal
SAG-AFTRA Reveals How Studios Will Handle AI Replicas of Living and Dead Actors
Microsoft won't let you close OneDrive in Windows without you explaining it first
Microsoft pulls OneDrive update that would quiz you before letting you quit
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.
Brian Flanigan-Arthurs 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 @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @[email protected].
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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