Steve and Antonio had a great conversation about red filters on black and white photographs, I go on a rant about how every one of my Apple tech toys is fiddly. I tell a fun story about how I used what I learned in Taming the Terminal to finally tame my Drobos.
I’ll tell you the sad but in the end victorious tale of how, with some help from Bart I saved Hank’s History Hour after it got hacked, we’ll hear from my friend Diane when she tries to get Amazon’s personal assistant Alexa to play the NosillaCast. I’ll tell you what I think about the new Smart Keyboard for the iPad Pro after about a week and we’ll end with a surprisingly positive report on how GoDaddy came up with a fantastic solution for Hank’s site. Don’t forget to use the Amazon Affiliate link for all your holiday shopping!
I’ll give you my assessment of the iPad Pro after a few weeks (and the gushing has worn off), then I talk about how in the old days the only battery I owned was the one that started my car. Learn how to make cute address labels for your holiday cards – new and improved for this year. I’ll tell you about my troubleshooting steps for Apple Watch charging problems. Don’t forget to use the Amazon Affiliate link for your holiday shopping. Bart Busschots joins us for Security Lite.
This week was Thanksgiving in the US so I’m going to start out by telling you a story I call “A Thanksgiving Day Miracle”. After that, George from Tulsa joins us to give a review of the Asus Chromebook Flip. He mentions this in his review, but I specifically asked for help this week because I was hanging out with my family instead of working on the podcast most of the week. I also urged George to go long, so he included a bunch of other awesome information. It’s in the style only George can deliver of course. I was going to give you my impressions of the iPad Pro after a few weeks of use (after the gushing had worn off) but I think I’ll hold off on that for a week because Bart joined me in an out of band Security Lite episode to talk about the Dell certificate fiasco. It’s really interesting and really important that we get the knowledge out there about what happened, who should be worried, how worried they should be and most importantly to hear how to fix this very serious problem.
In Chit Chat Across the Pond #413 Bart is back with a rather short installment of his series Programming By Stealth, this time taking a look at in-line elements for HTML. Download that episode here: podfeet.com/blog/2015/11/ccatp-413. I have a rather mushy discussion of how much the NosillaCastaways mean to me, I ask and answer the question of whether the Apple Pencil will make an artist out of you, and I tell you how I finally succeeded in getting a photo of star trails using the Olympus E-M10’s built in function called Live Composition. In Security Lite Bart sheds some light on what exactly went wrong with Apple’s certificates that caused so much grief for users of the Mac App Store this week.
Listen to David Sawyer of TSOLife on Chit Chat Across the Pond, I talk iPad Pro on SMR Podcast, Daily Tech News Show, and Mac Roundtable. We’ll talk about how I changed EVERYTHING in my workflow on the podcast. Then I’ll explain why Apple can’t keep iPad Pro Smart Covers on the shelves, and then I’ll give a technical review of Amadeus Pro and how I use it now to produce the podcast instead of GarageBand. Remember to use the Amazon Affiliate link to support the sponsor-free show.
Review of Alternote, an alternative GUI for Evernote from alternoteapp.com, I tell you the saga of how it took Steve and I and all of our strength to put a flash drive into an iPod Classic, Dorothy wrote a script we’re sharing with the world to extract high resolution icon image from Applications we’re calling ExtractIcons. We also have a tiny little Automator script I wrote with my very own fingers to scale those images to any size you like and append the size information onto the image title. You can download ScaleImage too! And we have Bart Busschots; with us for Security Lite.
NosillaCast News is now called Podfeet Press, sign up at podfeet.com/blog/podfeet-press-signup/. Check out the screencast I did on Don McAllister’s ScreenCasts Online about Macphun’s Intensify CK: screencastsonline.com/mac/show/0527/. My review of the new AppleTV is mostly pros, with some cons. We say goodbye to long term sponsor Clarify from clarify-it.com. I tell you how I abandoned auto-correct on my Mac and how happy it makes me. I try to justify why I bought the new Apple Magic Keyboard and Trackpad 2 and tell you whether they’re magic or not.
New Mac Roundtable up at macroundtable.com answering the question “Big or Small?” All episodes of Taming the Terminal are now available as a standalone podcast at http://bartb.ie/ttt and where fine podcatchers are found. New logo for the spinoff of Chit Chat Across the Pond courtesy of Terry Austin. I’m using a new Digital Audio Workstation – Amadeus Pro from hairersoft.com for the podcast, we’ll see if I like it eventually. Don’t forget to use the Amazon Affiliate link on podfeet.com to do your holiday shopping. I go on a rant about how much I dislike the implementations of split screen and pinned tabs in El Capitan. In Security Lite Bart dives into the problems surfaced this week in 1Password (spoiler, your usernames and passwords are still secure). This is the first NosillaCast without a Chit Chat Across the Pond since 2007 so be sure to subscribe! If it isn’t up in iTunes or your other podcatchers, you can add it manually by pasting in the feed url: https://podfeet.com/ccatp/ccatp-rss.xml.
Dr. Garry’s homework for you for next week – watch these two videos: Video 1 and Video 2. Don’t ignore your tech, consider choosing different friends. More reasons why you might enjoy checking out the NosillaCast community over at podfeet.com/googleplus. Inspire your young ones this summer with littleBits from littlebits.cc. I walk you through the absolute comedy of what you have to do to get music on the Apple Watch – about as complicated as it used to be to use a Blackberry. In Chit Chat Across the Pond Bart takes us through Taming the Terminal Part 35 of n, HTTP commands.