MacVoices #24162: An AirTag Success Story, Google Privacy, and a Pushy Copilot

Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgMarty JenciusJeff GametWeb Bixby, and Brian Flanigan-Arthurs take on a range of topics, from AirTag’s successful tool recovery to Google’s privacy issues and Microsoft’s AI integration. We explore the pros and cons of AI advancements, while considering privacy, job security, and the broader impact of AI in daily life. We look at the automation trend in industries like fast-food chains and supermarkets and the importance of striking a balance between AI utilization for productivity gains and preserving human judgment and values in decision-making processes. 

MacVoices #24161: Road to Macstock – David Ginsburg of In Touch with iOS


David Ginsburg of InTouch with iOS discusses his presentation at the upcoming Macstock Conference and Expo, emphasizing networking and community among Apple and tech enthusiasts. David previews his presentation on Apple services, covering Apple One, iCloud, Apple TV+, Apple Music, Apple News, Apple Arcade, Apple Card, and Apple Care, to name more than a few. He outlines Apple services from various perspectives and tease surprises for the event to engage the audience. The importance of services for Apple from the business perspective and the evolution of their offerings are also part of the discussion.

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MacVoices #24160: NAB – Glen Mulcahy on Journalistic Responsibility and AI Manipulation of Information


To wrap up our NAB 2024 coverage, we talked to Glen Mulcahy about his many activities – collaborations with Tilta and LumaTouch, as well as his training work at the CNN Academy preparing journalists for election coverage using mobile technology.He emphasized the need for responsible journalism in the digital era, particularly in combating disinformation and AI manipulation during significant election years. The conversation explores AI-driven disinformation campaigns and ethical dilemmas in leveraging social media algorithms, stressing the importance of proactive measures to safeguard against manipulation. Glenn also showed off a new modular rig from Tilta for mobile filmmaking that he provided input on. 

MacVoices #24159: Road to Macstock – Dave Hamilton of Mac Geek Gab


Our next stop on The Road to Macstock Conference and Expo is a conversation with Dave Hamilton of Mac Geek Gab. Dave will be giving attendees a look behind the curtain at his podcast workflow emphasizing efficiency and leveraging technology for productivity. Dave and Chuck both underscore the welcoming atmosphere, networking opportunities, and learning experiences at Macstock. 

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MacVoices #24158: NAB – Insta360’s Ground-breaking X4 360-Degree 8K Action Cam


At NAB in Las Vegas, Michael Shabun, Vice President, Business Development & Marketing at Insta360 North America talks to us shortly after the announcement of the new Insta360 X4. This feature-packed action camera boasts 8K resolution and an AI 5NM chip for in-camera image processing. It bridges the gap between 360-degree cameras and traditional single-lens cameras, providing commercial-grade quality. Edit the results with their mobile app for seamless footage reframing, empowering users with creative editing control using the phone’s gyroscope. The camera boasts improved battery life of up to 135 minutes and a host of other features.