For Mac Eyes Only 434 – Reaction Time: WWDC 2024 Keynote

Season 18, Episode 14 (#434)

On this episode of For Mac Eyes Only: Mike is joined by Eric, Darren, and Dave to provide their first-hand reactions* to Apple’s WWDC 2024 Keynote Presentation where Apple announced macOS Sequoia, iOS 18, watchOS 11, and visionOS 2, plus a peek at the new AI initiative called Apple Intelligence!
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For Mac Eyes Only 433 – The Death of Desktop

Season 18, Episode 13 (#433)

On this episode of For Mac Eyes Only: Are desktop Macs dead? Mike and Eric discuss Macworld’s suggestion that Apple Silicon has left the future of the desktop Mac in doubt. Nick wonders the best way to get pics from his cellular security cam. And we wrap with Eric’s Essential App pick this week: Tot.
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For Mac Eyes Only 432 – Reaction Time: Apple’s Let Loose Event

Season 18, Episode 12 (#432)

On this episode of For Mac Eyes Only: Mike is joined by Eric, Dave, Chuck, and Gazmaz to provide their first-hand reactions* to Apple’s Let Loose iPad Event where Apple announced the new M4-powered iPad Pro, the 13″ iPad Air, and the all-new Apple Pencil Pro.
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For Mac Eyes Only 431 – Mac Mythconceptions

Season 18, Episode 11 (#431)

On this episode of For Mac Eyes Only: Mike is joined by special guest Darren Davies to discuss myths and misconceptions about the Mac and Apple products including batterygate, availability of business apps for the Mac, Macs and malware, file management on iOS, and the ever popular myth that Macs are more expensive than PCs. Darren’s Essential App pick this week: Handbrake.
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Episode 430: The Final PDF Thumbnail Shortcut

Sample Shortcut discussed in Episode 430 to create a 500 pixel wide JPG thumbnail from the first page of one or more selected PDFs:

Screenshot of PDF Thumbnail Shortcut

For Mac Eyes Only 430 – Two Guys, a Problem, and a Shortcut Action

Season 18, Episode 10 (#430)

On this episode of For Mac Eyes Only: Mike and Eric continue their discussion on Shortcuts when Mike sets out to solve a problem using Shortcuts, but runs into problems of his own. In news this week, Eric laments the loss of his flying car while Mike laments the sale of Affinity to Canva. Mike’s Essential App pick this week: Reminders MenuBar.
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For Mac Eyes Only 429 – Automate This!

Season 18, Episode 9 (#429)

On this episode of For Mac Eyes Only: Mike and Eric cover the basics of automating tasks on the Mac with an overview of Shortcuts, Automator, Keyboard Maestro, and AppleScript as well as a couple “helper apps” to make Shortcuts more powerful. Eric steps us through a real-world example of a time-saving workflow created in Shortcuts. Mike’s Essential App pick this week: Free Ruler.
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For Mac Eyes Only 428 – Feeling News-y

Season 18, Episode 8 (#428)

On this episode of For Mac Eyes Only: Mike and Eric discuss some of the latest stories happening in the World of Mac including the release of macOS 14.4 and problems encountered with it, Apple’s new Windows Migration Assistant, Nikon’s acquisition of RED, and playing movies on your Atari 2600. Eric’s Essential App pick: JPEGmini
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For Mac Eyes Only 427 – Ready Player Darren?

Season 18, Episode 7 (#427)

On this episode of For Mac Eyes Only: Mike and Eric are joined by special guest Darren Davies to discuss the state of gaming on the Mac. They discuss porting games with GPTK, running native Windows games on Apple Silicon, Classic Computing on the Mac, gaming remotely, and the cost differences between Windows gaming rigs vs a new Mac. Darren picks this week’s Essential App: CleanMyMac X.
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For Mac Eyes Only 426 – Drobo Data Decampment

Season 18, Episode 6 (#426)

On this episode of For Mac Eyes Only: Mike and Eric continue their migration series with a discussion for those who might have an old or dying Drobo and are wondering how to migrate to something newer like a Synology NAS. And Eric wraps the episode with another bonus Essential App for 2024: Soulver!
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