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MacVoices #23209: MacVoices Live! - macOS & iOS Confusion, Apple TV+ & Apple Music Demographics (2)
August 09, 2023 · 36 min

In this MacVocies Live! session, Chuck Joiner, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, Jim Rea, Ben Roethig, Jeff Gamet, Web Bixby, and Mark Fuccio discuss the convergence of iOS and Mac OS, exploring the challenges and benefits. We also touch on recent UI changes, concerns about compromising the Mac user experience, and the balance between security and usability. We also question the credibility of reported Apple Music and Apple TV+ user demographics. (Part 2) 

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Show Notes:


0:00:36 Convergence of iOS and Mac OS causing confusion?0:02:01 Critique on Author's Lack of Intellectual Curiosity0:04:26 Apple's Unified Code Base: Benefits and Consistency0:05:06 Unifying platforms and running iOS code on Mac0:07:26 Concerns about changes in the settings app and touch interface0:08:38 Apple's approach to maintaining Mac capabilities0:09:37 Setting up and configuring on your own Mac0:11:54 Apple's attempt to protect users from potential harm0:14:08 Complications with outdated versions and lack of developer signatures0:16:01 The convenience of using Homebrew for command line tasks0:19:08 Inconvenience of security settings and the need for better explanations0:22:11 Question about subscription management experience on Mac devices0:27:49 Apple's Alert for Non-HTTP Links0:31:44 Apple's system protection and user experience discussed0:35:38 Assumption vs Evidence: The Importance of Facts0:35:52 Evernote's Reported Death and Decline in Threads Usage


Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at piqsure.com, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990's selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through Twitter, LinkedIn, or on Mastodon.

Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, jeffgamet on LinkedIn., @jgamet@mastodon.social on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/jgamet.

Jim Rea has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE's ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. Follow Jim at provue.com and via @provuejim on Twitter.

Ben Roethig has been in the Apple Ecosystem since the System 7 Days. He is the a former Associate Editor with Geek Beat, Co-Founder of The Tech Hangout and Deconstruct and currently shares his thoughts on RoethigTech. Contact him on  Twitter and Mastodon.


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