MacNotables #1227: Adam Engst and Chuck Joiner Discuss Their Favorite Apps with SMOG (Part 1)

Adam Engst of TidBITS and Take Control and host Chuck Joiner make a virtual visit to the October meeting of the Southern California Macintosh Owners/Users Group (SMOG) to talk about user group names, some of their favorite Mac and iOS apps, answer some questions and have some fun. (This is Part 1 of a two-part discussion.)

The video version of this episode is available on MacVoicesTV.

This edition of MacNotables is sponsored by Smile, the makers of the new PDFpen for iPad.

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Chuck Joiner is the producer and host of MacVoices, MacVoicesTV, MacNotables and The MacJury, a group of shows and web sites that make up The MacVoices Group, and is part of MacLevelTen . You can catch up with what he’s doing by following him on Twitter, friending him on Facebook, or circling him on Google+.

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Adam C. Engst is the publisher of TidBITS and Take Control Books. He has written numerous books, including the best-selling Internet Starter Kit series, and many magazine articles – thanks to Contributing Editor positions at MacUser, MacWEEK, and now Macworld. His innovations include the creation of the first advertising program to support an Internet publication in 1992, the first flat-rate accounts for graphical Internet access in 1993, and the Take Control electronic book series. His awards include the MDJ Power 25 ranking as the most influential person in the Macintosh industry outside of Apple every year since 2000, inclusion on the MacTech 25 list of influential people in the Macintosh technical community, and being named one of MacDirectory’s top ten visionaries. And yes, he has been turned into an action figure. Want more? Follow Adam on Twitter for 140-character musings on a variety of topics.

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