MacVoices #17074: Five Questions With Kelly Guimont – IoT, Note-Taking, Backups, Upgrades, and iOS Apps

Kelly Guimont is our latest “Five Questions” guest, and shares her thoughts on how to get started with home automation and The Internet of Things and how moving into a new house figured in her decision on what note-taking apps to adopt. She also discusses her personal philosophy on when it is time to upgrade your hardware, what hardware and software she uses to back up, and how she cheats on keeping her favorite iOS apps at her fingertips.

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Show Notes:

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Guests:

Kelly Guimont is a longtime Apple geek, sitting down (on a telephone book) in front of an Apple IIe in 1983. She can still hear the ticking of the ImageWriter. Thanks to the miracle of the adjustable leg desk, she no longer needs the phonebook. Kelly writes for The Mac Observer, is co-host of The Aftershow, makes regular appearances on the Daily Observations Podcast and the British Tech Network and yet still has more to say which she saves for Twitter.

Links:

Henge Dock

WeMo Switch

IFTT WeMo Smart Plug Recipes

Drafts

Kuru Toga pencil

Evernote

Backblaze

SuperDuper! by Shirt Pocket Software

Carbon Copy Cloner by Bombich Software

Weather Fahrenheit

1Password

InPlay (no longer available in the App Store, but Kelly’s recommended alternative: Listen by MacPaw)