This MacVoices Live! discussion starts of with Chuck’s apology to DuckDuckGo relating to a widely reported user tracking issue, then turns a wide variety of topics that include the Touch Bar vs. the Stream Deck, ads intruding on ad-free Apple Music playlists, and Twitter being fined. Next up, Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Brittany Smith, Frank Petrie, Jeff Gamet, Jim Rea, Mark Fuccio, Andrew Orr, and Kelly Guimont covered iOS evolution, the importance of hardware and software roadmaps to developers and users, as well as why specific timelines aren’t realistic.
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Reddit post by DuckDuckGo CEO & Founder re: Alleged Microsoft Trackers
Elgato Stream Deck – Live Content Creation Controller with 15 Customizable LCD Keys, Adjustable Stand
Three hardware features Apple needs to trash forever by Dan Moren on Macworld
A year with the Elgato Stream Deck by Jason Snell on Six Colors
Apple should not be injecting ads in its Apple Music playlists on AppleInsider
Twitter to pay $150 million penalty for allegedly breaking its privacy promises – again – Federal Trade Commission website
How iOS customization has evolved over time by Andrew Orr on Apple Insider
When is it Time for a New Smartphone? on The Tech Photo Guy (Kelly’s appearance)
Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at piqsure.com, 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 YouTube.com/jgamet.
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 https://youtube.com/daveg65 and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65.
Kelly Guimont is a podcaster and friend of the Rebel Alliance. She hosts the Daily Observations Podcast at MacObserver.com, and appears on The Incomparable network as well as hosts I Want My M(CU) TV. You can also hear her on The Aftershow with Mike Rose, and she still has more to say which she saves for Twitter.
Andrew Orr is a freelance writer and amateur photographer and Contributing Editor at AppleInsider. He loves Apple products and enjoys writing and sharing all things tech. When he’s not writing about Apple, you can often find him snapping photos with his iPhone. Follow him on Twitter or sample his musical tastes on Apple Music…if you dare.
Frank Petrie is an author and contributor to ScreenCastsOnline Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and check out his web site, ympnow.com.
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 provue.com and via @provuejim on Twitter.
Brittany Smith is a trained cognitive neuroscientist who provides ADD/ADHD, technology, and productivity coaching through her business, Devise and Conquer, along with companion video courses for folks with ADHD. She’s also the cofounder of The ADHD Guild, a community for nerdy folks with ADHD. She, herself, is a self-designated “well-rounded geek”. She can be found on Twitter as @addliberator and on YouTube with tech tips.
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