Why I’m getting a FOURTH 12.9″ iPad Pro (a story of AppleCare), Maria demonstrates iCatcher as a blind podcast listener, Steve answer’s Jill’s Dumb Question asking the difference between an amp and a receiver. I give you part one of my (hopefully two-part) review of the new Affinity Photo for iPad from Serif.
Hi this is Allison Sheridan of the NosillaCast Mac Podcast, hosted at Podfeet.com, a technology geek podcast with an EVER so slight Apple bias. Today is Sunday June 18, 2017 and this is show number 632. We have a surprisingly big show tonite, with a lot of content coming through at the end of the week.
But before we do, I want to give a big shout out to all of the fathers out there – happy Father’s Day!!! I surprised Steve with the new 27″ iMac, even without Kevin threatening the life of my childhood stuffed horse, Mipples. Steve was hoping to get it for Christmas, but since his iMac was a 6 year old model and he does video editing on it, it seemed like he deserved the new hotness. He seems to be happy with the speed so far. I have to say he did pouted a little bit because I didn’t let him use Migration Assistant. He had not done a clean install since he got that other machine so it was really time to start over. I found a LION virtual machine on his old Mac! Anyway, let’s get on with the show.
Chit Chat Across the Pond
In Chit Chat Across the Pond this week, Peter Wells of the Sydney Morning Herald joins us. He was invited by Apple to attend WWDC so he gives us some insightful information on all of the announcements. I hope you’ll check it out in either the Chit Chat Across the Pond Lite feed, or the full Chit Chat Across the Pond feed. He was funny and interesting and absolutely delightful. After Allister Jenks listened to the episode, he reminded me that Steve and I almost met Peter way back when we were on Mac Mania in 2011 and he arranged a tweetup in Sydney for Leo, Don and me. I’m sad that I never met Peter way back then!
Maria reviews Eyecatcher
Remember last week Daniel showed us how he subscribes to podcasts using the Apple Podcast app as a blind listener? Well Maria is here to show us how she uses iCatcher! to subscribe to podcasts as a blind listener. Daniel used voice dictation to search for a show, but Maria is going to type it in.
With VoiceOver, one mode for typing is for you to slide your finger around on the keyboard while it speaks out loud the letter on which you’ve rested your finger. When you find the right letter, you tap again, and VoiceOver will read out the letter you selected. When you hear Maria typing, it will sound like a jumble of letters to you, but to her trained ear she knows exactly what she’s doing. See if you can figure out what show she’s searching for – I didn’t guess it!
Thank you so much for sending this in, Maria, and I love your “tada!” At the end!
Patreon and Amazon
I would do this podcast forever even if it was only Steve I made listen. But because of the generosity of you sponsoring this show it’s a labor of love that is supported by the community. This week I’d like to give a shout out to Tom Wickland and Steven Witmer who both pledged a monthly amount through Patreon. This is the gift that keeps on giving, helps pay bandwidth bills and hosting fees and more. I really appreciate all of the patrons. If you’re interested in becoming a patron yourself, go to podfeet.com/patreon to support the show.
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