I’ll tell you about an awesome image editor called CameraBag Pro that’s available in Setapp, then I’ll tell the story of the products I’ve bought to try to deaden the sound in my new studio – from a sound-absorbing blanket to a Dyson fan. Bart is back with a great Security Bits where oddly we both had a lot of fun.
Hi, this is Allison Sheridan of the NosillaCast Apple Podcast, hosted at Podfeet.com, a technology geek podcast with an EVER so slight Apple bias. Today is Thursday, July 25, 2019, and this is show number 742.
Remember, there’s no live show this coming Sunday as Steve and I are headed out to Macstock on Friday. That’s also why you’re getting the show way early this week. I’ve got a couple of articles and then Bart is back with another installment of Security Bits.
The following week we’ll be in Canada for a week on a lake with the kids. I expect this to be a LOT more relaxing than riding 1219 miles on a bus and taking 7 plane flights and staying in 4 hotels to see an eclipse in Chile. This will be a lot more of sleeping in, playing games, playing in the pool and lake, maybe some boating and definitely some wine tasting!
I don’t know what day I’ll publish the show next week but I hope to get it out while I’m in Canada. I’ve gotten a few great reviews already from contributors, and if you’ve got something for me I’d really appreciate getting it by Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. If I get enough content, I may save it for the following week, since I’ll have a short week to get ready that week too! So bring on the recordings!
Chit Chat Across the Pond
This week our guest on Chit Chat Across the Pond is Laura Kane, CFA, CPA, and Head of Investment Themes Americas for UBS. UBS is an investment bank and financial services company. At UBS, Laura specializes in something called Sustainable Investing. As part of her research she has written several articles about investing through a gender lens. I’ve asked Laura to come on, not to talk about investing, but rather what she has discovered about the impact women have on the success of a company. It’s a bit off the beaten path for Chit Chat Across the Pond but I find discussions of diversity to be very interesting. I learned a lot and I hope you enjoy it too.
You can listen to this episode in your podcatcher of choice under Chit Chat Across the Pond Lite, or the full Chit Chat Across the Pond feed or of course you can listen to it right over at Podfeet.com: CCATP #603 – Laura Kane on Effect of Women on Business Success.
If you haven’t subscribed to Setapp yet, you might want to. In case you haven’t heard of it, Setapp is a subscription service ($10/month) that gives you access to a plethora of applications. As long as you stay subscribed, you have access to these apps. They’re not crippled in any way, they’re not old versions, and in general they’re not light versions of the real apps. You may be thinking that the apps included must be lame but many of them are fantastic.
I recently went through the list of available apps inside Setapp and I had already bought 16 of them! That might be frustrating for me, because I think of all the money I would have saved if I’d only waited till Setapp existed. But I don’t look at it that way. I look at it as an indication that the apps inside Setapp are of high quality if I’m using so many of them, so I should take a serious look at the rest of the apps they offer through my subscription.
Just to get you excited, here’s the apps I already bought at one time that are inside Setapp: Bartender, CloudMounter, CodeRunner, Core Shell, Fotomagico Pro, Home Inventory, Hype, iStat Menu, iThoughts, Jump, Marked, MarsEdit, Mind Node, TextSoap, TouchRetouch, TripMode, and Yoink.
I don’t want to say that everything in Setapp is amazing (as Billy Bob Thornton said in Bad Santa, “They can’t all be winners.”) I have definitely found some duds, but in general I’m finding really high quality applications. I made a list of apps whose descriptions intrigued me and I’m going to start going through them and tell you about the ones I think are nifty. In all cases, you can buy these apps standalone too if you don’t want to get a Setapp subscription so don’t be dissuaded by the fact that I’m enjoying them in Setapp.
Support the Show
Jill McKinley is our newest Patron of the Podfeet Podcasts. Jill wrote me a lovely note about the value she gets from the show and all that she learns. She made a specific budget line item for supporting the show at a dollar amount that is right for her and her family. She went to podfeet.com/patreon and signed up to be a monthly supporter and I’m thrilled to know how much the show means to her.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, follow me on twitter @podfeet. Remember, everything good starts with podfeet.com/. podfeet.com/patreon, podfeet.com/facebook, podfeet.com/slack! And if you want to join in the fun of the live show, head on over to podfeet.com/live on Sunday nights at 5pm Pacific Time and join the friendly and enthusiastic NosillaCastaways. Thanks for listening, and stay subscribed.