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MacVoices #13200: Adam and Tonya Engst Celebrate Ten Years of Take Control Books

Adam and Tonya Engst unveiled their first Take Control book ten years ago, in a world that was barely getting used to the idea of ebooks. Today, Take Control has influenced the way ebooks are created, and the standards to which they are held. In a bonus-length interview, Adam and Tonya talk about the origins of the […]

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Chuck Joiner, Ted Landau

MacVoices #13137: Ted Landau on Apple TV, Apple Televisions and a Possible Turning Point in Apple’s Operating Systems

Ted Landautalks about the benefits of multiple Apple TVs (and why he now has one on every screen in his home, whether an Apple television makes sense, and how we all consume our video entertainment. Ted then takes aim at the next version of iOS and discusses what effect the absence of Scott Forstall will […]

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Ted Landau

MacVoices #13130: Ted Landau on WWDC, Apple TV Problems, Typing in iOS, and An Email Change

Ted Landau covers a wide variety of topics in our most recent conversation, including why he is attending Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC), whether tablets really will be dead in five years, and typing on an iPhone. Ted also talks about a problem and solution for an Apple TV problem, and why he is contemplating  a change […]

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Chuck Joiner, Christopher Breen

MacVoices #1398: Christopher Breen on His Changing Social Media Presences, Mac 101 and Apple Fanboyism

Christopher Breen joins us to talk about a wide variety of topics, starting with some changes he is making to his social media presences. Chris explains why snark will be out on Twitter, why he is making the change, and how his online personas differ on Twitter and App.net. Then, Chris discusses the challenges, rewards and […]

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Chuck Joiner, Adam Engst

MacVoices #1396: Adam Engst on Subscriptions, The Death of Google Reader, and How Much Change is Too Much?

Adam Engst catches us up on the status and success of the TidBITS subscription model they introduced last year as a method of helping fund the publication, how the experiment has worked, and the kind of content that it helps fund. The topic quickly turns to Google’s announcement of the demise of Reader, the RSS-reader and aggregator, why […]

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Ted Landau

MacNotables #1238: Ted Landau On Life-Changing Technology and Power Cycling Troubles

Ted Landau and host Chuck Joiner discuss the end of the world (that didn’t happen) before launching into an examination of how Apple technology has changed their lives, and how the march toward mobile devices, going paperless and other digital transitions is picking up pace. If your’e an Apple tech user, the answer to the question of […]

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Chuck Joiner and Hershey Apple Core, Tonya Engst

MacNotables #1235: Tonya Engst Discusses Video, Training and Updating Software with Hershey Apple Core

Tonya Engst makes a virtual trek to be the featured speaker at the December meeting of the Hershey Apple Core Mac User Group, taking questions from the audience and asking a few of her own. Among the topics were TidBITS and Take Control Books‘ venture into online video, the benefits and inconveniences of updating software, the different […]

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Ted Landau

MacNotables #1234: Ted Landau on Apple’s Future – Half Empty or Half Full?

Ted Landau recently stepped back and took a look at Apple’s future from both the optimistic and pessimistic perspectives, supporting both positions with examples from the latest events and activities of the company. Ted talks about some of the factors that he feels influence thinking in this area, and gives his his bottom-line assessment for how […]

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Chuck Joiner, Adam Engst, Southern California Macintosh Owners/Users Group

MacNotables #1228: Adam Engst and Chuck Joiner Discuss Their Favorite Apps with SMOG (Part 2)

Adam Engst of TidBITS and Take Control and host Chuck Joiner make a virtual visit to the October meeting of the Southern California Macintosh Owners/Users Group (SMOG) to talk about user group names, some of their favorite Mac and iOS apps, answer some questions and have some fun. (This is Part 2 of a two-part discussion.) The audio-only version of this episode is available […]

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Tonya Engst

MacNotables #1223: Tonya Engst On Web Site Upgrades, eBook Publishing and Her New Hardware

Tonya Engst provides an update on some of the projects that are going on at TidBITS and Take Control Books, including the challenges and necessities of a web site upgrade. Tonya compares and contrasts the goals of a web design with those of eBook design, the current state of the eBook publishing process and the many […]

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