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NC #958 Yoink with Stage Manager, Shure MV88+ Mic by Jill from the Northwoods, Security Bits with Bart Busschots

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 17, 2023, and this is show number 958.

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Steve and I had a delightful time meeting our new grandson Teddy this week, and playing with his sister Kennedy and brother Parker. We’re back in town but just for a few days before we jet off with Lindsay to my nephew’s wedding up in the Fingerlakes of New York. You care because this trip won’t get us back till Monday night. That means there will definitely not be a live show on Sunday the 25th of September. I haven’t figured out yet when I’ll publish the show. It might be way early this Wednesday or way late next Tuesday, or if I can get Jill from the Northwoods to teach me how to publish it automatically, it might come out right on time!

But enough of that future stuff, let’s get into this week’s show.


I’m Finally Sold on Yoink Because of Stage Manager

Last week Jill from the Northwoods did a rundown of some microphones she uses and she’s back with one more. She’s going to talk about the Shure MV88, but she really means the MV88+. I’m making this distinction because the discontinued MV88 plugged into the lightning jack, and this one is connected via a USB cable so you can have the other end be whatever you want – including USB-C on the new iPhones 15.

With that preamble, let’s listen to Jill.

Shure MV88+ A Microphone for Everything by Jill from the Northwoods

Thanks so much for that, Jill. It really does pick up the nature sounds really well. As I’m recording right now, I’m not entirely sure whether Auphonic will do a good job leveling that audio in post so I hope it still sounds good!

Also, Jill refers to the tripod and phone clip that came with it. That’s because she bought the full video kit for $250. You can also get the mic standalone without these accessories for $200.

And one more thing – if you’d like to watch a video interview that Steve and I did at CES with the Shure rep a few years ago all about the MV88+ mic to see it in action, there’s a link in the shownotes.

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Security Bits — 17 September 2023

If you’re an avid and alert reader of Bart’s Security Bits articles, you may have noticed that his emoji for the most part are no longer showing. We know why but we haven’t figured out the right path to fix it. It’s a database encoding problem that’s causing them to disappear. Now here’s the weird thing, Bart’s Let’s Talk website is having the same problem. We think we can fix it, but we don’t know what caused it so we’re still on an investigative path. We apologize for any distress this may cause you but know that it bothers Bart more than anyone!

Transcript of NC_2023_09_17

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