MacVoices #19088: Scholle McFarland Takes Control of Siri

Think you know everything Siri can do? Think again. Scholle McFarland shares some little-known capabilities as we discuss her new book, Take Control of Siri. Privacy has been a key point in understanding what Siri can and can’t accomplish, and why. Scholle talks about why she has only Siri in her home, some of the things it does for her, and how it has, and continues, to improve. HomePod, iPhone, CarPlay, Mac…Siri is everywhere in the Apple ecosystem, and can deliver a surprising amount of information and utility while not sharing your information with anyone.

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MacVoices #19087: The Challenges and Benefits of a Foldable Phone

The tech world is going crazy over the first announcements of foldable phones…but should it? The panel of Mark FuccioAndrew OrrBrett Terpstra, and host Chuck Joiner discuss and debate the potential designs of a foldable phone, the challenges it would present for developers, and why augmented reality might be a better alternative. Should Apple get into the game, or is this just another tech red herring? How does this fit into the Apple hardware and software ecosystems? Find out in this speculative discussion.

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MacVoices #19086: Briefing – The OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock

Other World Computing has released a new version of their Thunderbolt 3 Dock that offers even more connectivity that previous models. Find out what 14 ports can mean for you, whether you are driving displays, connecting mass storage devices, or working with media.

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MacVoices #19085: 5 Questions with John Martellaro

Our latest “5 Questions” episode features a discussion with John Martellaro of The Mac Observer. Find out what John uses, both hardware and software, to create some of the most thought-provoking articles on the tech web, and the surprising way he uses the Messages app. John also provides his thoughts on where we are with robots, and where we are going, and how we have arrived at our current state of privacy (or lack thereof). We talk about whether we are in a post-Mac or post-iPhone era, and what Marzipan could mean for both the Mac and iOS markets.

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MacVoices #19084: Briefing – The Brydge Keyboard for the iPad mini 4

The Brydge Keyboard for the iPad mini 4 turns an already useful device into a small productivity powerhouse. Find out about its features, special keys, and why its design is so important to its usefulness.

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