MacVoices #24188: TV+ Talk – What’s On Apple TV+ with Charlotte Henry

Charlotte Henry and Chuck Joiner discuss the impending release of the Apple Vision Pro in the U.K. before turning their attention to some of the upcoming releases on Apple TV+ and Apple’s approach to programming. They analyze the future of media consumption and the diverse content offerings on the Apple TV+, spanning genres from dramas to sports. The streaming market is competitive, and Apple’s strategy for the service is proving to appeal to a broad audience. 

MacVoices #24187: Live! – The Zombie Unofficial Apple Weblog Affair

The MacVoices Live! panel of Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, James Baraniak, Marty Jencius, Jim Rea, Mark Fuccio, Eric Bolden, Ben Roethig, Jeff Gamet, and Web Bixby has an emotional reaction to the return of The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) under a new owner. The domain was acquired and transformed into an AI-re-written site. The panel expresses shock and disapproval at the unethical practice of utilizing past writers’ identities for AI-generated content without permission. We analyze the potential legal ramifications, emphasizing copyright and intellectual property violation concerns, and explore the worrisome landscape of internet content manipulation. With a focus on authors’ rights, The site was changing in real time while this session was being recorded, and the panelists comment on those modifications as they happened. 

MacVoices #24185: Road to Macstock – Last Minute Announcements with Mike Potter


As the big event approaches, we wrap up this year’s Road to Macstock Conference and Expo series with one more visit by organizer Mike Potter to get the last minute information on sponsors, last-minute registrations, walk-in policies, and more. See you there! 

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MacVoices #24184: Road to Macstock with Kelly Guimont of The Aftershow


Our next stop on The  Road to Macstock Conference and Expo is with Kelly Guimont who talks about value of the “hallway track” at conferences for fostering meaningful connections among attendees. Then, she previews her presentation on enhancing attention and focus through doodling and note-taking. The conversation touches on the science behind memory retention related to writing versus typing notes, as well as the welcoming nature of Macstock.  

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MacVoices #24183: Live! – Paid Smart Assistants, Kaspersky, and AI Web Scrapping

Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursMarty JenciusJim Rea, Web BixbyJeff GametEric Bolden, and Mark Fuccio take a MacVoices Live! look at Amazon’s potential plan to charge for its AI assistant, Alexa, and its implications. The discussion also touches on the US ban on Kaspersky software due to security concerns, lack of transparency, and AI companies scraping websites despite privacy settings. The importance of ethical considerations in AI development and the challenges faced in the evolving landscape of technology are fodder for both positive and negative viewpoints.