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MacVoices #23296: MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #4 (1)

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Release Date: 11/28/2023

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The MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide Series rolls on to #4 with picks from Wally CherwinskiBart Busschots, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, and host Chuck Joiner. This time, everyone cost everyone else money as picks were cross-endorsed. (Part 1) 

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Show Notes:

MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide 2023 on Flipboard
https://flipboard.com/@chuckjoiner/2023-macvoices-holiday-gift-guide-hrivlnr7z

Chapters:

0:00:28 Gift Guide #4: The Challenge of Finding Unique Gifts
0:02:08 Introducing Brian Flanagan-Arthur to the Gift Guide
0:07:24 Apple Watch Bands and the Cost
0:09:39 Origins of the Watch Strap Collection
0:09:50 The Evolution of a Watch Band Obsession
0:11:05 12South's Time Porters: Effortless Apple Watch Strap Holders
0:14:39 Unexpected Use Cases for Air Tags
0:15:55 Practical Gift Guide Picks for Added Value
0:17:57 Importance of Backups and B2 Storage Option
0:20:59 The Benefits of a Wireless Clip-On Lavalier Microphone
0:23:26 Using the Microphone for Outdoor Activities like Cycling
0:26:01 Impressive Features and Battery Life of Wahoo Tracker
0:27:50 Apple Health and Sharing Data with Doctors
0:29:25 MacStock: A Resource for Apple Product Users
0:32:39 Setapp: A Subscription for Access to Over 100 Mac Apps

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Bart Busschots’ Picks:

Twelve South TimePorter Wall Mount Display for Apple Watch Bands | Watch Band Holder Works with All Apple Watch Bands, Connect Several for Larger Collection Displays 
https://amzn.to/46hmrGd

Wahoo TICKR FIT Heart Rate Armband 
https://amzn.to/3ulybKz

Wally Cherwinski’s Picks:

Travel Power Strip - TROND 4 Outlets 4 USB Charger(2 USB C) with 3.3FT Wrapped Short Extension Cord Flat Plug, USB Portable Desktop Charging Station, Compact for Hotel Travel Cruise Essentials 
https://amzn.to/3R62aiw

Dual Wireless Microphone for iPhone iPad, Professional Wireless Lavalier Microphone for Video Recording, Clip On Lapel Mic 
https://amzn.to/3sEeddq

Brian Flanigan-Arthurs’ Picks:

Apple AirTag 4 Pack 
https://amzn.to/46mIjQj

Macstock Digital Pass
https://macstockconferenceandexpo.com/product/macstock-vii-digital-pass/

Chuck Joiner’s Picks:

Backblaze Online Backups

SetApp - Dozens of apps. One subscription.

Guests:

By day, Bart Busschots is a Linux sysadmin and Perl programmer, and a keen amateur photographer when ever he gets the time. Bart hosts and produces the Let's Talk podcast series - a monthly Apple show that takes a big-picture look at the last month in Apple news, and a monthly photography show focusing on the art and craft of photography. Every second week Bart is the guest for the Chit Chat Across the Pond segment on Allison Sheridan's NosillaCast. You can get links to everything Bart gets up including a link to his photography and his personal blog.

Wally Cherwinski is a Videographer based in Ottawa, Canada. Originally trained as a scientist, he spent a portion of his career in research and teaching at the University of Cambridge, England while doubling as a freelance photographer and writer. Later, he joined Canada's National Research Council and spent many years managing communications for the Canadian Space Program. Find some of his work on his YouTube channel.

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].

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00:00:28 Gift Guide #4: The Challenge of Finding Unique Gifts 00:02:08 Introducing Brian Flanagan-Arthur to the Gift Guide 00:07:24 Apple Watch Bands and the Cost 00:09:39 Origins of the Watch Strap Collection 00:09:49 The Evolution of a Watch Band Obsession 00:11:04 12South's Time Porters: Effortless Apple Watch Strap Holders 00:14:39 Unexpected Use Cases for Air Tags 00:15:54 Practical Gift Guide Picks for Added Value 00:17:57 Importance of Backups and B2 Storage Option 00:20:59 The Benefits of a Wireless Clip-On Lavalier Microphone 00:23:26 Using the Microphone for Outdoor Activities like Cycling 00:26:01 Impressive Features and Battery Life of Wahoo Tracker 00:27:49 Apple Health and Sharing Data with Doctors 00:29:25 Macstock: A Resource for Apple Product Users 00:32:39 Setapp: A Subscription for Access to Over 100 Mac Apps