MacVoices #17191: Scholle McFarland Takes Control of High Sierra

In Take Control of High Sierra, Scholle McFarland helps us get up and running and take best advantage of all the new features provided by Apple’s latest version of macOS. A new way to use Siri, a much-needed feature in Safari, and improved family sharing are among the topics Scholle digs into. She also shares her experiences using iCloud to store her documents, and why that has facilitated her using the High Sierra beta on her production Mac.

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MacVoices #17190: John Martellaro On the Apple TV 4K

John Martellaro, Senior Editor at The Mac Observer, is well versed in the tech of TVs, and delivers some insight into Apple’s new Apple TV 4K. Citing both technical details and practical considerations, John explains what Apple got right and the opportunities they left on the table with both the Apple TV and the Siri remote. John is going to upgrade, and explains why now is a great time to get in on the 4K evolution.

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MacVoices #17189: The MacJury on Apple’s September 12 Announcements

Shortly after things wrapped up at Apple’s September 12 event, The MacJury convened to provide some thoughts on the many announcements, and the event itself. The first event at the new Steve Jobs Theater delivered some interesting changes in the presentation style along with new products. The panel discusses the Apple Watch Series 3 and questions over cellular data plans, whether the automatic 4K upgrades change the value of the Apple TV 4K, and how the upgrades to the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus stack up. The iPhone X gets plenty of attention from the panel of Tonya Engst, Don McAllister, Ken Ray, and host Chuck Joiner.

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MacVoices #17188: Josh Centers on The Challenges of the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar

TidBITS’ Managing Editor Josh Centers shares some strong opinions as we discuss his article, What’s Wrong with the Touch Bar. He reviews how the Touch Bar has been implemented, how Apple’s Interface Guidelines have affected that implementation, and the importance of third-party developer adoption. There are reasons the Touch Bar hasn’t taken off. Josh covers some of those reasons, and offers some possible ways that you can make better of the Touch Bar as it exists now.

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MacVoices #17187: Digital Anarchy’s Jim Tierney Unveils Transcriptive


Jim Tierney, Chief Anarchist at Digital Anarchy, is back to go in-depth on Transcriptive, their new speech-to-text plug-in for Adobe Premier Pro. Jim details how transcriptions can be useful as part of the editing process, not just as documentation of a video or a caption. The magic is done through IBM’s Watson or Speechmatics processing, and Jim gives us the details of what works well and what still needs improvement in speech technology. What his future plans are for Transcriptive, and why Digital Anarchy decided to tackle this particular project are all part of the discussion.

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