MacVoices #23096: MacVoices Live! – Developer Wants, Microsoft, Mastodon, Apple’s Half Time Show (3)

This MacVoices Live! panel (finally) wraps up our App Store debate, then turn to a series of stories. Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgEric BoldenJeff GametJim Rea, and Web Bixby discuss Microsoft’s sort-of but not really, confusing retirement of Teams Free, how CloudFlare is getting into the Mastodon business, and an eye-witness account of Apple’s Super Bowl half-time show. (Part 3)


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Show Notes:


Apple Services now generate more revenue than Nike and McDonald’s combined


Microsoft is about to retire Teams Free (classic). Here’s what you need to know

Microsoft is finally working on a version of Skype for Apple Silicon Macs

Cloudflare wants to help you set up your own Mastodon-compatible server in ‘minutes’

Yes, Elon Musk created a special system for showing you all his tweets first



Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitterby email at [email protected], on Mastodon at @[email protected], and on his blog, Trending At Work.

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, jeffgamet on LinkedIn., @[email protected] on Mastodon, 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 and on Mastodon at @[email protected]

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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