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NC #602 HomeKit Not Easier, Just Can’t Win, 3D Touch Part 2, New 15″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

There will be no live show next week as we’re going to hear Shai Yammanee (good friend of the show) perform in Mamma Mia! If you’re in the LA area and can join us, check out for matinée tickets. I was on the Clockwise #163 The Ultimate Dongle and Let’s Talk Photography at… this week. Chit Chat Across the Pond was actually a Taming the Terminal episode and you can see the shownotes at…. I give a rant on the show first about how HomeKit isn’t making home automation any easier, and then I’ll complain about how I just can’t win on delivery of Apple products. Then I’ll finish up my two part series on how different apps implement 3D Touch on the iPhones 6s and above. Finally I’ll give you my first look review of the 15″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.

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Hi this is Allison Sheridan of the NosillaCast Mac Podcast, hosted at, a technology geek podcast with an EVER so slight Macintosh bias. Today is Sunday November 20, 2016 and this is show number 602. We have a quick public service announcement from Steve to start us off:

Mama mia posterHi NosillaCastaways, Steve here with an update on upcoming plans. There will not be a live NosillaCast show on Sunday, November 27th because of a special event on that day. Good friend of the show, Shai Yammanee, is performing as the character Sam in the musical Mamma Mia! at the Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa, CA.

Allison, I and a few NosillaCastaways will be attending the matinee performance on the 27th and are thrilled to be able to connect with Shai again after the show. If you live in the LA or Orange County area and are interested in attending the musical, tickets for matinee and evening performances of Mamma Mia! are available at

I’m really looking forward to seeing Shai perform so if anyone can make it, hope to see you at the matinée.


This week I was on Clockwise again, hosted by Jason Snell and Stephen Hackett. As is often the case when I’m on the show, the other guest chair was held by the awesome Mikah Sargent. If you haven’t heard it before, it’s really worth checking out. It’s always exactly 30 minutes long, with four people, four tech topics. Very crisp and on point but still clever and fun. There’s a link in the shownotes to Clockwise #163 The Ultimate Dongle.

I also got to be on Bart Busschots’s Let’s Talk Photography podcast. Bart, Antonio Rosario and a new guest named Clay Daly and I talked about gifts for photographers. We did stocking stuffers, medium-priced gifts and even break the bank gifts. Check out Episode 38 of Let’s Talk Photography at….

Chit Chat Across the Pond

If you thought Taming the Terminal was done, you’ll be surprised to find a new episode in your Chit Chat Across the Pond feed. In episode 36 of n, Bart teaches us about two cool utilities built into macOS and available in Linux. The first is cron, which allows you to schedule scripts to run at prescribed times and intervals. The second is screen, which lets you launch a virtual Terminal session inside the Terminal. That sounds confusing but Bart explains why you’d want to do it and it’s really clever and easy to do. Of course as always, the episode is available in the Chit Chat Across the Pond podcast, and the detailed show notes are at…. Soon we’ll also have it up as part of the Taming the Terminal podcast feed as well.

Blog Posts

Not Sure HomeKit Makes Home Automation Easier

I Just Can’t Win

Patreon and Amazon

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Blog Posts Continued

Exploring 3D Touch – Part 2

15″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar – First Thoughts

That’s going to wind this up for this week. Don’t forget to send in your Dumb Questions, comments and suggestions by emailing me at [email protected], follow me on twitter @podfeet. Remember, everything good starts with,,,! And if you want to join in the fun of the live show, head on over to on Sunday nights at 5pm Pacific Time and join the friendly and enthusiastic NosillaCastaways. Thanks for listening, and stay subscribed.

3 thoughts on “NC #602 HomeKit Not Easier, Just Can’t Win, 3D Touch Part 2, New 15″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

  1. Shai Yammanee - November 20, 2016

    I can’t wait to see you guys.
    I’m currently on the plane, about to fly to Costa Mesa.
    I can’t wait to get to the new venue.

  2. Steve Sheridan - November 20, 2016

    Very much looking forward to it Shai, and finally we get to meet Jessica!

  3. Denise Deverelle Crown - November 21, 2016

    Yay! I get to see him in Austin in Jan! Have fun!

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