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NC #844 Seniors in Tech, Fission Tutorial, Call for Help Security Bits

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 11, 2021, and this is show number 844. This episode of the NosillaCast is a bit rough as I had barely any voice, so rather than torture you too much, I just talked about a few announcements and then jumped into Security Bits. It was recorded earlier in the day and my voice wasn’t nearly as bad! I hope you’ll listen to the very ending of the show as there’s a sweet surprise.

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Call For Help

Before we get started, I need your help. Steve and I are going on a one-week vacation from the 25th to 31st of July which means I will have ONE DAY to prepare for the August 1st show. Bart and Allister aren’t in a position to do the show this year, so I need content, and that’s where you come in. Please look around your desk and think about the gadgets you love or an IoT device that gives you joy (or fits) or an app that makes you feel more productive, and write it up and record.

I’d like the recordings before I leave so I don’t freak out worrying about it on vacation, so I’d love them by Friday the 23rd of July. If you can’t get it done by then but you’re 100% certain you can get it during the week I’m gone, we can talk about that.

5-7 min is a good length, and the format should be AIFF, WAV, or M4A. I really hope you can find something interesting to tell the class.

DTNS Seniors in Tech Series

The Daily Tech News Show has been doing some really innovative new things lately. They’ve hired a science correspondent named Dr. Niki Ackermans. One of the things Dr. Niki is doing is a mini-series called Seniors in Tech. This mini-series is five interviews that are slipstreamed right into the main DTNS audio feed. The second interview was with little old me and aired on July 3rd. It was kind of fun to be looked at as an elder statesperson in the world of tech. Niki is a lovely woman and we had a lot of fun together. In fact, we already have plans for two more times to record together on different subjects.

You can find Seniors in Tech in your podcatcher of choice in the Daily Tech News Show feed, or there’s a direct link to the episode with me in the shownotes.

Listen to Seniors in Tech: Allison Sheridan

I’m even more excited that the 4th person to be interviewed for this series is our own Sandy Foster! It’s not up yet but I’ll be sure to tell you about it when it is.

Free Video Tutorial: Fission for Mac – Apple Mac, iPad & iPhone Tutorials from ScreenCastsOnline

I’ve just finished my latest video tutorial for ScreenCastsOnline and this time it’s on a product called Fission from one of my favorite companies, Rogue Amoeba. Fission is a simple audio editor that fits a specific need. With most audio editors, if you import a compressed file, edit it, and then export, the file will be compressed a second time. With Fission, the file will not be recompressed. Of course, you can also export from Fission in uncompressed formats such as AIFF, FLAC, and WAV.

Fission will allow you to trim, split and even add audio recordings together. Fission supports exporting of specialized file formats such as iPhone ringtones, chapterized AAC files, and publishing to SoundCloud.

It’s important to understand what Fission doesn’t do. Fission is not a recording application, that’s what Audio Hijack is for. While Fission supports stereo files, it’s not an advanced, multi-track digital audio workstation like Apple’s $200 Logic software.

Fission is designed with speed and simple ease of use in mind for editing audio. Don’t dismiss it for its simplicity though, it’s got some slick features built-in like easy fade in/fade outs around edits and batch conversion of audio files.

You can get a free 7-day trial of ScreenCastsOnline to watch this tutorial and all of the current back catalog over at…

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Security Bits — 11 July 2021

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