MacVoices #20281: MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #6 (1)

As the holidays approach, we offer MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #6, with panelists Peter Cohen and Brittany Smith doing the recommendations this time around. A different kind of hardware, software, and smart home devices get Part 1 off the ground. (Part 1 of 2)


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Show Notes:


Peter Cohen is a freelance tech journalist who has written for Macworld, iMore, Tom’s Guide and many other sites. You can find his dead Twitter account at @flargh and read more of his ruminations on tech and other stuff at his personal web site,

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.


Peter Cohen’s picks:

Lodge cast iron skillet and red silicone handle grip

Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions


Brittany Smith’s picks:

Toolbox Pro for Shortcuts by Alexander Hay

WidgetPack by Bouke van der Bijl

Data Jar by Simon B. Støvring

Stop Motion Studio by CATEATER, LLC


Chuck Joiner’s picks:

Voice Dream Reader

Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance 3-Pack



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