For Mac Eyes Only – ListenerPalooza: The Fellowship of the Mac

Season 11, Episode 10 (#352)

On this episode of For Mac Eyes Only: Mike and Eric discuss the reported exodus of “Pros” to Windows and other platforms, then share listener feedback from episode 350 from Nick, Robert, and Brian.
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For Mac Eyes Only – Reaction Time: Apple’s Hello Again Mac Event

Season 11, Episode 4 (#346)

On this episode of For Mac Eyes Only: Mike, Eric, & Gary provide their first-hand reactions* to Apple’s announcements during Apple’s “Hello Again” Mac Event featuring the redesigned MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID, an overhaul to Final Cut Pro, Apple TV tweaks and thoughts on what we might expect from Apple when they update their line of Mac desktops in 2017.


> Apple TV Receives Update
> Thinner MacBook Pro with Touch Bar & Touch ID
> Final Cut Pro 10.3 Released with Updated Interface

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Running Time: 2:03:35

* Though this episode was recorded live as the keynote progressed, some portions of the recording have been edited for time and/or content.

For Mac Eyes Only – A Big Week for Updates

Episode #248

This week on For Mac Eyes Only: Mike and Eric discuss upgrading older Macs to Lion…and making Snowy imitate Lion, 10.7.3 Released, Security Update Snafus, Final Cut Pro X Grows Up?, Converting FCP7 to FCPX, iBook Content Yours Not Apple’s, Donkey!, Gary’s News and Views from Across the Pond, iCloud on Snowy, Mac Security Cams.
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Attack Of The Two Headed Editor


Since the day of it’s release and the first minute it launched, much has been written and opined about Apple’s long awaited update to their renown video editing software.

Reviews on the Mac App Store:

I feel like I’ve been had.

To professionals saying:

I’m shocked. That’s the best word for it. I’m just shocked. It’s incredibly bad…

This is Apple’s worst release in history.

This is the worst release of anything by anyone.

As of this writing, the one star ratings lead the five star ratings 679 to 508 in the Mac App Store. Wow, this must be some bad stuff. Whatever it is, it doesn’t sound good. Of course I’m talking about the new version of Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Pro X ($299 on Mac App Store). Even if you’re not into the latest in non-linear editing you may have seen Final Cut making the rounds on the late night talk show circuit. Good or bad, this app has stirred a lot of emotions in just a couple of weeks. One thing is for certain, I’ve not seen this kind of vitriol and hatred toward a software app since, well ever. The negativity came so fast and furious it led one blogger to speculate that it could have been organized by competitors. [Read more…]