MacVoices #23250: MacVoices Live! – maOS Sonoma, iOS 17, FineWoven (1)

The MacVoices Live! panel of David GinsburgJim ReaEric BoldenMark FuccioBen RoethigKelly GuimontBrian Flanigan-Arthurs, and Brittany Smith start off this session by discussing their impressions of macOS Sonoma,and iOS 17 features. The benefits of interactive widgets and  Live Voicemail are covered, then the discussion turns to absurd durability tests, cases, especially the new FineWoven options. (Part 1) 

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Show Notes:


0:00:00 Exciting Updates: New iPhone, Mac OSes, and Widgets
0:00:23 Introducing Mac Voices Live
0:02:30 Mark Fuccio joins the conversation on Mac OS Sonoma
0:06:19 Waiting to Upgrade Machines for Sonoma Compatibility
0:07:40 Sonoma: Under the Hood Changes
0:09:08 Frustrations with Apple Music and Mail on Mac
0:10:44 Longing for the return of widgets on Mac OS
0:13:02 Camera Issue and iPad Mentioned
0:16:13 Initial Impressions and Features of Sonoma
0:18:15 Migration and Troubles with HomePods
0:21:14 YouTuber Tests iPhone Durability with Box Cutter
0:23:17 Discussion on People Trying Destructive Stunts for Views
0:27:38 Technical Difficulties and Muted Conversation
0:29:10 Discussion on iPhone Cases and Preferences
0:30:43 Explore Different Phone Case Options


ESR for iPhone 15 Pro Max Case, Compatible with MagSafe, Military-Grade Protection, Yellowing Resistant, Scratch-Resistant Back, Magnetic Phone Case for iPhone 15 Pro Max


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.

Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @[email protected].

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, LinkedIn, or on Mastodon.

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]

Kelly Guimont is a podcaster and friend of the Rebel Alliance. You can also hear her on The Aftershow with Mike Rose, and she still has more to say which she saves for Twitter and Mastodon

Jim Rea built his own computer from scratch in 1975, started programming in 1977, and 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. He’s been a speaker at MacTech, MacWorld Expo and other industry conferences. Follow Jim at and via @[email protected] on Mastodon.

Ben Roethig has been in the Apple Ecosystem since the System 7 Days. He is the a former Associate Editor with Geek Beat, Co-Founder of The Tech Hangout and Deconstruct and currently shares his thoughts on RoethigTech. Contact him on  Twitter and Mastodon.

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, on Mastodon as @[email protected], and on YouTube with tech tips.


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