NosillaCast Mac PodcastAuthor: Technology with an EVER so slight Macintosh bias
22 Jan 2017

NosillaCast Mac Podcast

Allison Sheridan's technology geek podcast with an EVER so slight Macintosh bias

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    NC #610 Synology, Workouts++, Satechi, Cascable, Elgato, iDevices

    It's a fun-filled episode this week with interviews from CES with Synology, Satechi, Elgato and iDevices. Sprinkled in between I've got a review of an app for Apple Watch called Workouts++, and an app called Cascable that will let you do more to control your WiFi-enabled camera.

  • Posted on 16 Jan 2017

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    NC #609 CES Fun, Akoustic Arts, Belkin, Kwikset, Luma, Security Bits

    Steve and I are back from CES with tales of adventure. We've got interviews with Akoustic Arts who are developing a highly directional audio antenna, Belkin with a Thunderbolt dock and more, Kwikset with their HomeKit-enabled locks called Premis, and Luma with their mesh routers. After that we have an installment of Security Bits with Bart Busschots.

  • Posted on 09 Jan 2017

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    NC #608 AirPods Updates, Missing Magsafe, AirPods Lag, Time Machine via Netgear Router

    Chit Chat Across the Pond was a discussion with Allister Jenks about Affinity Designer and the place vector-based image applications have in our workflow. We've got a lot of listener feedback about AirPods, including Garth Humphreys from the iBlindTech podcast. Jill recommends the small and lightweight Bluetooth remote control from Satechi for use with the iPhone and AirPods. We talk about the AirPods and the Trekz both having trouble playing audio from iOS this week. I do a bit of an anti-review, explaining that the USB-C Griffin Breaksafe will not take the place of Magsafe in your life. Then we're back to more AirPods talk where I delve deep into why Bluetooth headphones have lag and syncing issues where wired headphones do not. Many thanks to Chris from Rogue Amoeba and Stephen Coyle who tested Bluetooth vs wired headphones for lag and published his results here. Finally I answer Steve Davidson's question about whether it's possible to plug a USB drive into the Netgear X8 router and run a Time Machine backup on it.

  • Posted on 02 Jan 2017

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    NC #607 Primitive, Lost Voicemails, AirPods, Security Bits

    It's Christmas Day but there's a fresh NosillaCast anyway - no best of show for us. Allister Jenks joins us to talk about the photo manipulation app Primitive for Mac from primitive.lol/.... I'll tell you the tragic story of how Melissa lost her father's voicemails and our joint discovery of how to get them back. I'll give you my review of the Apple AirPods and we'll talk about whether Bluetooth on them is fiddly, how they fit, and usability with Siri. Steve will jump in to talk about music playback quality (since that's not my strong suit. Rush Sherman tells us about how he and I worked out a way to help him support the podcast through Patreon at a price his family could afford. Bart Busschots joins us for Security Bits.

  • Posted on 26 Dec 2016

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    NC #606 Eye Chart Radio, Yahoo Breach and MD5, Amazon Duet, Nomorobo for iOS, Shelly & Steve Poems

    We WILL have episodes of the NosillaCast (and live shows) on both Christmas and New Years day (unlike those other slacker podcasters). Check out last week's episode of Chit Chat Across the Pond with Chris Ashley from the SMR Podcast (fun with Windows!). I'm one of the new rotating co-hosts for Eye Chart Radio with Mike LaPlante. Bart comes on for just a few minutes to chat about the ginormous Yahoo breach of 1 BILLION accounts is even worse than it sounds. He explains why it was so absurdly bad that Yahoo was hashing passwords with MD5. Terry Austin sends in a review of Nomorobo for the iPhone. Shelly Brisbin does a dramatic reading of her poem, "I Did Not Buy the MacBook Pro". I'll tell you about a way to achieve simultaneous onsite and offsite backups using the new Amazon Duet drive from Seagate.

  • Posted on 19 Dec 2016

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