MacVoices #20211: Joe Kissell Takes Control of Big Sur (2)

The second part of our conversation with Joe Kissell about Take Control of Big Sur focuses on how to get the most out of the new version of macOS, from the more iOS-influenced look to the features that you won’t be able to access until you buy an Apple Silicon-based machine. Joe discusses some of the updated productivity features, why you don’t have to upgrade to Big Sur to enjoy the latest privacy protections in Safari, and why he is excited by the return of the startup chime.

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MacVoices #20210: Joe Kissell Takes Control of Big Sur (1)

Joe Kissell helps you get up and running with Apple’s latest version of macOS in Take Control of Big Sur. In the first part of our conversation, Joe explains how this book combines what could have been two books, and covers getting ready for the upgrade, and the upgrade itself. Joe takes us through some things that you should be aware of before, during, and after the upgrade, including a potential limitation on being able to boot from a backup, and a caveat regarding Time Machine. (Part 1 of 2)

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MacVoices #20209: MacVoices Live! with Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus (2)

Our MacVoices Live! conversation with featured guest Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus and panel members Dave GinsburgBrittany Smith, Frank Petrie, and Warren Sklar continues with more about Bob’s new book, GarageBand For Dummies, Second Edition. That part of the discussion includes comparisons of GarageBand and Logic Pro, who each is for, and learning curves. Then, the panel just couldn’t stay away from the Apple/Epic Games battle, but this time we approached it through the copycat version of Apple’s “1984” commercial and director Ridley Scott’s comments about it. (Part 2 of 2)

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MacVoices #20208: MacVoices Live! with Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus (1)

In spite of a technical difficulty, MacVoices Live! went on with featured guest Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus and panel members Dave GinsburgBrittany Smith, Frank Petrie, and Warren Sklar. In Part 1, Bob talked about his newest effort, GarageBand For Dummies, Second Edition. He explains why it was time for a revision, the track he recorded and used for his examples, and how you can use that very same track to help you learn. Roundtripping between the Mac and iOS versions, piano roll and notation editing, why you need a MIDI keyboard vs. your computer’s keyboard if you are at all serious about GarageBand are all part of the conversation. (Part 1 of 2)

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MacVoices #20207: Josh Centers Takes Control of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 (2)

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We start the second part of our conversation with Josh Centers, the author of Take Control of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, with a review of some of the privacy and security features Apple has built in to iOS 14. Some of those include video and camera use indicators, limited photo roll access by default, and why the new clipboard access notifications correct a potential weak spot in security. Other new features include sleep tracking, improvements to Notes, Voice Memo organization, a translation app, and a lot more. Then we switch over to iPadOS 14 and talk about  which of the iOS 14 features are and are not included, why Scribble may be a productivity game changer, and get Josh’s advice on whether these updates should be installed on Day One, or whether you may want to wait a little while.

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