Adobe Elements 85% of the Power, 15% of the Price

Essential Apple Podcast 75: 85% of the Power, 15% of the Price.

This week Elon sent the Falcon Heavy up to put his Tesla Roadster, with the spacesuited mannequin ‘Starman’ playing Bowie on the stereo, into an orbit around Mars and missed slightly, sending it out towards the Asteroid Belt instead. Meanwhile the flat earther “Mad” Mike Hughes failed to get his steam powered rocket to lift off (again).
MacUpdate served up crypto miner infected files and a flaw in the Hotspot Shield VPN can expose users’ locations.
That’s all fine and dandy but much more importantly we have a very special guest with us on the show this week. Bob Gager from Adobe joins us to talk about the Elements versions of Photoshop and Premiere. The no-subscription, home user, versions of two of Adobe’s big hitter professional applications.

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Essential Apple Podcast 74: Essential Pocket Apple Sized Podcast?

This week Apple quietly emasculated macOS Server, removed Telegram from the App Store for a little bit and, allegedly, pushed back some new iOS features to focus more on reliability and performance. Meanwhile Open Source turned 20 years old, a Florida man gets a mind controlled robotic prosthetic arm and British MP Matt Hancock, Digital Secretary, has a social app that is a privacy horror.
To discuss all that and more Mark and I are joined by Scott Willsey of the Don’t Nihongo it Alone podcast, the Not Speeding in Reverse Podast and the recently revived Pocket Sized Podcast.

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Essential Apple Podcast 73: Mark, Sick Man of Podcasting

Yes we are back– sorry about last week but a couple of domestic dramas got in the way at the last minute… and Mark really wasn’t feeling up to it unfortunately.
This week the EU fined Qualcomm 997 million euros, Apple previewed iOS 11.3 and released the first beta. The HomePod sort of sloped into the room in a not quite finished state and pre ordering started. High Sierra started getting a bit more aggressive over 32 bit apps and Burger King made an ad attempting to explain net neutrality.
Also; Mark is still the sick man of podcasting. So this week Simon is joined by one of Guy Serle’s co-conspirators on the ‘Mac to the Future GO!‘ videocast, Warren Sklar.

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Essential Apple Podcast 72: Evil Geniuses and CES

This week Apple’s “Evil Geniuses” got called “jerks” by some guy at the FBI. Seems that, as we said, the App Economy isn’t dead. Reports say HomePod may not be too far away, and there are rumours iPhone 6 Plus replacement batteries might be in short supply.

Also of course CES brought us the usual crop of news stories from the interesting to the totally bizarre. We picked out some of the more intriguing ones while passing on the more mundane or obvious or the show would be 4 hours long!

And to chat about it all we have Bart Busschots from the Let’s Talk Podcasts another member of the MyMac Network

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ProtonMail and the Bridge

Although this sounds like a title for some science fiction book or movie, it is in fact a way to see your ProtonMail in mail clients such as Apple Mail.

A Review by James Ormiston

For those who don’t know ProtonMail is a secure, encrypted, open source, email service based in Switzerland and has a variety of free and paid options. It offers mobile apps and a web client for desktops.

Using iOS, it’s very simple to see emails sent and received via the ProtonMail app, but on macOS the only way, until now, was to use a web browser login page. This worked fine on the whole, but it wasn’t as convenient as with most other dedicated mail apps. Now, that has all changed with the release of the ProtonMail Bridge… with one small caveat.

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Essential Apple Podcast 68: SuperDuper! We Have David Nanian of Shirt Pocket Software

This week Apple released the iMac Pro, purchased Shazam, updated Final Cut X Pro, Logic Pro and Motion. Patreon reversed course and apologised to users. Disney bought most of Rupert Murdoch’s empire, and the FFC voted to remove the Net Neutrality rules in the US. We are joined by David Nanian of Shirt Pocket Software the makers of the excellent SuperDuper!, and we wonder if Mark can still hold back on the Quo…

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Essential Apple Podcast 67: What the Hell Patreon?

We are now well into December, there is even snow here in Suffolk today so Christmas is “officially sanctioned” and still Mark refrains from breaking out the Quo… Also Patreon did some sort of U turn and say if you aren’t receiving “life changing” amounts of donations they don’t really want your business… Plus Apple TV, SSDs, ARM laptops and more.

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Essential Apple Podcast 66: It’s Beginning to Sound a Lot Like Mark’s WhingeCast

Well what a week – terrible security gaffe by Apple, some semi bungled patches to fix it, a problem for some with iOS having a hissy fit over December 2nd for some reason… and well, we are now into December so it’s starting to feel a lot like ChristMaz (geddit) and Mark’s breaking down under the stress of it all…

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Essential Apple Podcast 64a: The Tucson Twosome Recut

Something went wrong with the export of the show mangling Curt and Roger in the second half. This is the same show but recut to restore their input – Sorry everyone! If you already listened probably best to start at about 40 minutes in.

This week, while Mark is off in Dublin (quite possibly overindulging in Guiness) Simon hosts the show and is joined by a twosome from Tucson, Arizona. My Mac veterans and members of the Tucson MUG, Roger Harmon and Curt Blanchard to basically talk over the stories that caught our attention this week.

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Essential Apple Podcast 63: Skylum’s the Limit with Kevin La Rue

This week we are joined by Kevin La Rue of Macphun – now renamed Skylum Software, to talk about Luminar, Macphun photo software,the change to Skylum Software, Dark Castle, Silicon Beach and and as usual any other stuff that cropped up in the world of Apple and tech over the last week or so. It’s quite a long show as Kevin was keen to share with us, so get a brew, settle down and prepare to hear all about things he’s been involved with all the way back to the dawn of the Mac!

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