The MacVoices Live! panel of Jeff Gamet, Kelly Guimont, Jim Rea, Dave Ginsburg, Jay Miller, Brittany Smith, and Frank Petrie address a report that Apple is “requiring” employees to use personal devices for company business. The panel evaluates the truth of the report (which, at recording time, was coming from only one source), why it doesn’t make sense given Apple’s privacy positions, and why is just a bad idea for anyone working for any company, Apple or not. Then, we start a discussion our obsession with Tim Cook’s replacement, whoever that is. The inevitable discussion of Tim vs. Steve Jobs as CEO rears its ugly head, along with a discussion of how the role of CEO has been redefined by Apple. (Part 1)
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Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, and jeffgamet on LinkedIn., and on his YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/jgamet.
David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. He is also President of the Suburban Chicago Apple Users Group. Visit his YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/daveg65 and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65.
Kelly Guimont is a podcaster and friend of the Rebel Alliance. She hosts the Daily Observations Podcast at MacObserver.com, and appears on The Incomparable network as well as hosts I Want My M(CU) TV. You can also hear her on The Aftershow with Mike Rose, and she still has more to say which she saves for Twitter.
Jay Miller is a Developer Advocate and Podcaster based in San Diego, Ca. A multipotentialite, Jay enjoys finding unique ways to merge his fascination with productivity, automation, and development to create tools and content to serve the tech community.Hear him on his podcast, Conduit and Youtube.com/kjaymiller or checkout his web site at kjaymiller.com.
Jim Rea has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE’s ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. Follow Jim at provue.com and via @provuejim on Twitter.
Brittany Smith is a cognitive neuroscientist who provides a variety of consulting services through her business, Devise and Conquer that includes ADD/ADHD coaching, technology coaching, productivity consulting, and more. She is a self-designated “well-rounded geek”, and holds a M.S. degree in Cognitive Neuroscience. She can be found on Twitter as @addliberator. Check out her latest project, a YouTube channel of tech tips.
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