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NC #905 macOS Photos Visual Lookup, Nuke and Pave 2022, 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, September 11, 2022, and this is show number 905.

While I am super excited to take a trip to Dynamic Island next week, I am not going to regurgitate the Apple announcements, but rather bring you fresh content you can hear nowhere else but here. I do have to say that the chat room was hopping this year with fun people during the announcements. I think Dave Gerlits described the vibe perfectly in a letter to Steve and me:

I wanted to thank both you and Steve for making me feel so welcome today in the Discord “Disco” where all the cool kids come and comment during Apple events.

Ok, let’s get into that original content I promised!

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Clockwise #467: Off-Road For Two Seconds

This week I had a blast as a guest on Clockwise with Dan Moren and Mikah Sargent and fellow guest Joe Rosensteel. We answered pressing questions such as:

  • Are you Ultra enough for the Apple Watch Ultra? Is Apple Watch marketing out of control? Who is this really for?
  • Do you ever do a full nuke and pave of your Mac? How often? What event makes you go for it? Do you have a process?
  • Will you be upgrading to an iPhone 14 this year? If so, which one?
  • Apple adapted their events from on-stage presentations, with some video segments, to a very polished long-form video presentation that Tim Cook described as a “film”. Is there anything about the format you wish Apple would change?
  • What color was your childhood bedroom?

Can you guess which one of these was my question? You can find Clockwise in your podcatcher of choice, or there’s a link in the show notes to episode #467 Off-Road For Two Seconds.


macOS Photos Visual Lookup – by Bruce E. Wilson

I love this tip for so many reasons. First of all, Bruce pointing out that even I don’t know what I’ve talked about so how on earth should all y’all be expected to remember? Secondly, I didn’t realize it was in Photos for macOS. Probably because I didn’t look for the change when the info panel is open.

I’ve had experiences like Bruce’s where it does really well on some things and is a complete miss on others. It can recognize things in images like the Taj Mahal, but maybe not your local library building. I do also want to point out that Bruce sent in this tip ages ago and so no disrespect was meant now that the Queen has passed. That’s all on me. Thanks again, Bruce, keep these tips coming!

Nuke and Pave – the 2022 Edition

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Security Bits — 11 September 2022

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