MacVoices #22033: MacVoices Live! – Everyone Against Apple, Google’s VPN, Spotify/Joe Rogan (1)

This MacVoices Live! session starts out with David Ginsburg, Jim Rea, Jeff Gamet, and Mark Fuccio discussing the Amicus briefs filed in support of Epic’s position against Apple. Various State’s Attorneys General and Microsoft all piled on. What are the motivations, political or otherwise behind these briefs, and do they really make any difference? The panel digs in, then turns their attention to Google offering VPN services and whether that is a good idea for the user. The episode wraps with the beginnings of a discussion on the Spotify/Joe Rogan controversy. (Part 1)

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Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990’s selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through Twitter on LinkedIn.

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

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. Visit his YouTube channel at and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65.

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 and via @provuejim on Twitter.


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