Topics included in the third and final part of our MacVoices Live! discussion about first impressions of the Apple Vision Pro include third party productivity apps, use cases, the demo experience, and comparisons to other Apple product launches. Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Brian Flanagan-Arthurs, Marty Jencius, Mark Fuccio, Jim Rea, Guy Serle, and Eric Bolden conclude with optimism about the future of the device, and the fact that it will only get better.
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0:00:00 Panel’s initial impressions of the Apple Vision Pro
0:00:29 Exploring Third-Party Apps for Productivity
0:01:55 Third-Party Apps for Mastodon and Navigation
0:03:40 Issues with Photos App and Syncing
0:07:13 Fantastical: A Great Calendar App for the Device
0:08:16 Enthusiasm and Positive Feedback on Mastodon
0:09:53 Comparisons to Early iPhone Launch Challenges
0:10:55 Mixed Reactions from Tech Press and Social Media
0:14:50 Enhanced Movie Experience with VR
0:16:44 Quietly Watch Videos with AirPods and VR Headset
0:18:42 Personal Experience with Splitting the Device
0:20:16 Waiting for Software Updates and Patched Versions
0:23:18 A Calm Experience at the Apple Store
0:25:31 Demo Units and Cleaning Process
0:27:22 Panelists wrap up and express excitement for future advancements
Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitter, by 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 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, 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 https://youtube.com/daveg65 and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @[email protected].
Dr. Marty Jencius has been an Associate Professor of Counseling at Kent State University since 2000. He has over 120 publications in books, chapters, journal articles, and others, along with 200 podcasts related to counseling, counselor education, and faculty life. His technology interest led him to develop the counseling profession ‘firsts,’ including listservs, a web-based peer-reviewed journal, The Journal of Technology in Counseling, teaching and conferencing in virtual worlds as the founder of Counselor Education in Second Life, and podcast founder/producer of CounselorAudioSource.net and ThePodTalk.net. Currently, he produces a podcast about counseling and life questions, the Circular Firing Squad, and digital video interviews with legacies capturing the history of the counseling field. Generally, Marty is chasing the newest tech trends, which explains his interest in A.I. for teaching, research, and productivity. Marty is an active presenter and past president of the NorthEast Ohio Apple Corp (NEOAC).
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 provue.com and via @[email protected] on Mastodon.
Guy Serle, best known for being one of the co-hosts of the MyMac Podcast, sincerely apologizes for anything he has done or caused to have happened while in possession of dangerous podcasting equipment. He should know better but being a blonde from Florida means he’s probably incapable of understanding the damage he has wrought. Guy is also the author of the novel, The Maltese Cube. You can follow his exploits on Twitter, catch him on Mac to the Future on Facebook, at @[email protected], and find everything at VertShark.com.
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