MacVoices #1329: The Road to Macworld – Ben Waldie on Security, Productivity and RapidFire

This time on  The Road to  Macworld/iWorld 2013,  Ben Waldie  discusses the three diverse sessions he is doing on three different tracks. First, Ben will be talking about the challenges of automation and security in Mountain Lion on the MacIT track, then covering Mac productivity in a Tech Talk, and finally discussing some of his favorite email tips as part of the Rapid Fire presentation session. Ben talks about what some the things he’s most looking forward to at this year’s show, and more.

The Road to Macworld/iWorld 2013  is a special MacVoices series produced in  partnership with Macworld to preview some of the exhibitors and presentations at  Macworld/iWorld 2013  at the Moscone Convention Center  in San Francisco from January 31 – Feb 2.


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Ben Waldie  is president of Automated Workflows, LLC, a company offering AppleScript, Automator, workflow, and productivity consulting  services to Mac-based businesses. For years, Ben has developed professional workflow solutions for companies such as Abercrombie & Fitch,  Adobe Systems, Apple Inc., CNN, Microsoft, NASA, PC World, and Time Magazine. Ben is the author of Automator for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide (Peachpit Press) and “AppleScripting the Finder” (Automated Workflows, LLC), has written content for, Macworld,,, TUAW, and more, and is the host of the Mac Automation Made Simple video podcast series (Peachpit  Press). Ben is also the author of an AppleScript training CD for the Virtual Training Company, and is a frequent presenter at Macworld and other  industry events. Connect with him on the Automated Workflows web site, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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