MacVoices #23301: MacVoices Live! – A Windows Access App For Mac and iOS?

This MacVoices Live! panel wraps up by discussing a new Windows Access app for Mac and iPad that simplifies remote desktop usage. The bright side is that there are benefits for Mac users in a Windows environment and the increasing popularity of Microsoft products for Mac users and Mac usage in large corporations like IBM. Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Brittany Smith, Eric Bolden, Jeff Gamet, Jim Rea, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs and Benjamin Roethig conclude with a Microsoft-oriented warnings about Bing and what you may be asked to give up. (Part 3) 

MacVoices Live!

Today’s edition of MacVoices is supported by MacVoices Live!, our weekly live panel discussion of what is going in the Apple space as well as the larger tech world, and how it is impacting you. Join us live at at 8 PM Eastern 5 PM Pacific, or whatever time that is wherever you are and participate in the chat, or catch the edited and segmented versions of the show on the regular MacVoices channels and feeds.

Show Notes:


0:02:02 Introducing the Microsoft Remote Desktop app
0:03:03 Improved Remote Desktop Tools for Accessing Virtual Desktops
0:04:52 Microsoft’s Mac App for Logging into Windows PC
0:07:20 Mac vs PC: A Better Experience for IT Departments
0:07:53 IBM’s Mac Investment for Cost Savings
0:09:04 Azure Virtual Desktops as a Sandbox for Developers
0:09:18 Suspicious Request from Microsoft’s Image Generator
0:10:28 Microsoft’s Request for Birth Date Raises Concerns
0:12:52 Exercise Caution with Microsoft’s Image Generator
0:13:43 Age Restrictions and Image Generation in Selling Services
0:14:43 Concerns about Apple’s request for birthdates
0:14:58 A Test of Technical Difficulties


What is Windows App?


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].

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 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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