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NC #688 Parallels Update, Bellus3D FaceApp, Affinity Designer for iPad, Security Bits

We’re off to Macstock Expo next week so the show will be 2 days late next week. In this week’s show I’ll explain why even though I’m retired, it was a really stressful week (and why). I’ll tell you why Steven Goetz was only partially right when he said we need to make the Mojave Beta installer into an ISO to use it in virtual machine software. Then we’ll talk about how you an make truly disturbing 3D video face scans with the free Bellus3D FaceApp for iPhone X. We’ll talk about how the amazing Affinity Designer is available for iPad now (on sale for $14). Then Bart Busschots is back with Security Bits where we’ll talk about USB Protected Mode, the Exactis Breach and all of the other delightful things that happened in security in the past two weeks.

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Hi, this is Allison Sheridan of the NosillaCast Apple Podcast, hosted at, a technology geek podcast with an EVER so slight Apple bias. Today is Sunday, July 15, 2018, and this is show number 688.

Next week is Macstock Expo, so Steve and I will be traveling to Chicago for the weekend. That means no live show on Sunday and the podcast will not come out until Tuesday. I hope you guys can survive till then. I expect to learn a lot at Macstock and so be able to offer what I learned back to you on the show. If you haven’t signed up to go yet and if there’s any way you could make it, I’d love to see you there. Go to and use coupon code PODFEET to get some money off. I forget exactly how much but it’s something like $70 off so it’s worth using the coupon. But if you can’t make it in person, I have good news. Mike Potter, the amazing show producer, has decided to create a digital ticket for the show. Let me quote from Mike’s newsletter about it:

This new ticket is called the “Macstock Digital Pass” and with it, you’ll gain access to video recordings of the keynote, all morning sessions, and all main stage Deeper Dive sessions just a few short weeks after Macstock ends! (plus maybe some exclusive bonuses we sprinkle in here and there) And you can watch it all from the comfort of your…well, wherever your Mac or iPad takes you!

Like I said, it’s not quite the same as being there (and being at Macstock is pretty awesome), but it’s the next best thing to seeing all of this year’s wonderful speakers in person! If you’d like to learn more about Macstock 2018’s Digital Pass, check it out…

Chit Chat Across the Pond

This week’s Chit Chat Across the Pond was another installment of Programming By Stealth, in which Bart Busschots explains Bootstrap breakpoints. You know how on modern websites, when you look at a web page on a phone vs. a tablet vs. a computer, if it’s well done it will make the best use of the available screen space? An easy way to do that is with Bootstrap using breakpoints. Breakpoints allow the designer of a web page to define how a web page reacts depending on the size of the viewer’s screen.

Through some very simple Bootstrap classes, we can allow a semantic tag to be in the “correct” order for screen readers and search engines, and yet have the layout be visually appropriate across all screen sizes. You can listen to this episode in the Programming By Stealth feed, or the full Chit Chat Across the Pond feed, dealers choice. Just fire up your pod catching app and go for it. If you want to listen sitting at your desk with Bart’s amazing tutorials open as well, of course there’s a link in the shownotes to the audio and his tutorial.

Blog Posts

You’re Retired, How Stressful Could Your Life Be?

Parallels Desktop Didn’t Need an ISO After All!

Uncanny Valley Right in Your Pocket with Bellus3D FaceApp

Affinity Designer for iPad is Here!

Security Bits – USB Protected Mode, Exactis Breach

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.

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