MacVoices #20274: MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #4 (2)

Our fourth MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide panel of Joe KissellWally Cherwinski, and Mark Fuccio wrap up with even more off-the-wall picks and discussion.  (Part 1 of 2)


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Show Notes:


Joe Kissell is the publisher of  Take Control ebooks, as well as the author of over 60 books on a wide variety of tech topics. Keep up with him if you can on his personal site,, and on Twitter.

Wally Cherwinski is a Videographer based in Ottawa, Canada. Originally trained as a scientist, he spent a portion of his career in research and teaching at the University of Cambridge, England while doubling as a freelance photographer and writer. Later, he joined Canada’s National Research Council and spent many years managing communications for the Canadian Space Program.

Starting with 16mm film, he has written and directed numerous documentaries and television features, including projects with Canada’s National Film Board. More recently, he has combined his passion for video with his love of travel.

Wally has been a Mac user since the original 128K in 1984 and his Apple “museum” includes 28 Macs (not to mention Newtons, iPods, iPhones & iPads). He has delivered video workshops at Macworld, at Macintosh User Groups in Canada and on three MacMania cruises. He also writes a regular video column in the ScreenCastsOnline monthly magazine. You can connect with him on Twitter, or view his Cirque du Mac videos (and others) on his YouTube channel.

Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990’s selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through Twitter on LinkedIn.


Joe Kissell’s picks:

CZUR Shine Ultra on Indiegogo or AliExpress

DinoFire remote

Wally Cherwinski’s Picks:

New York Times Premium Crossword Puzzles

Britbox British TV

Wally’s top 22 list of murder mystery/crime series on Britbox:

  • Line of Duty
  • Sherlock Holmes (Jeremy Brett)
  • Poirot (David Suchet)
  • Inspector Morse
  • Cracker
  • Shetland
  • Death in Paradise
  • Vera
  • Midsomer Murders
  • Prime Suspect (Hellen Mirren)
  • Wallander
  • Life on Mars
  • A Confession
  • Scott & Bailey
  • River
  • The Fall (Gillian Anderson)
  • The Sweeney
  • The Inspector Lynley Mysteries
  • MI-5
  • The Doctor Blake Mysteries
  • Father Brown
  • The Ice House (Daniel Craig)

Preserve precious memories with a printed photo book:
Presto Photo

Mimeo Photos Photobooks


Mark Fuccio’s picks:

Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic by David Quammen

The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread–And Why They Stop by Adam Kucharski

Anker USB C to Lightning Cable, iPhone Charger Cable

USB C Cable 100W 6ft, Anker Powerline III USB C to USB C Charger Cable 2.0, Type C Charging Cable

Syntech USB C to USB Adapter (2 Pack), Thunderbolt 3 to USB 3.0 Adapter

USB C Charger, Anker 60W 2-Port PowerPort Atom PD [GAN Tech] Foldable Wall Charger


Chuck Joiner’s picks:

Joby JB01507 GorillaPod 3K Kit. Compact Tripod 3K Stand and Ballhead 3K

Glif – Quick Release Tripod Mount for Smartphones

Joby BallHead 3K

The PB Love Company (peanut and almond butter)



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