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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MacVoices #17186: Five Questions with John F. Braun

John F. Braun of Mac Geek Gab sits down for a Five Questions discussion that yield some surprising answers. John talks about his background in both the Mac and PC worlds, how he spends his computing day, his pay-for entertainment services, and his thoughts on the upcoming operating system upgrades. He isn’t happy with Home Kit, would like a new MacBook Pro (with certain caveats), and frequents his local library to tap their media resources. Find out about all this and more as John provides answers to our queries.

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MacVoices #17185: Phil Holmes Discusses the Production of Scared and His Other Shows

Podcaster Phil Holmes talks about how he creates Scared, a paranormal show that features serious production values along with real-world experiences from his listeners. How he got started after a long time on the sidelines, why he opts for sound effects to enhance the show, and how he obtains his content gets the discussion started. Phil has also launched two other new shows, and explains how they fit into his grand plan.

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MacVoices #17184: Josh Centers Takes Control of iOS 11


In anticipation of the next version of iOS, Josh Centers gives us early access to Take Control of iOS 11. With new productivity features, iOS 11 is a progression with both cosmetic and functional differences. Some apply to the iPad, some to the iPhone, some to both. Josh discusses how developer’s adoption will be key to some of those, the promise of Drag and Drop, and why you need to screen your mission-critical apps before you upgrade.

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MacVoices #17183: Joe Kissell Takes Control of Upgrading to High Sierra

Joe Kissell talks about why you should and shouldn’t buy his latest book, Take Control of Upgrading to High Sierra. The process should be easy, but as with all OS upgrades, there are a few pitfalls that could bite if you’re not careful. Joe discusses a few of those pitfalls that include a lack of backups, and the new APFS file system. Whether you should upgrade in place or “nuke and pave”, what features Joe is looking forward to, and a book bundle to make sure you are ready for all of the major OS updates are all included.

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