Summary: Looking for a different Macintosh and iPod podcast that won’t talk over your head? Hosted by Guy and GazMaz, we interview both the well-know, such as Apple CEO Gil Amelio and Microsoft, and interesting Mac people you may never have heard of. We hold many contests, giving away items such as Adobe CS4, Microsoft Office 2008, iPod gear, iPhone gear, and a ton more. We accept voice feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org so you can be a part of the show. This podcast started in December 2004, and continues to grow each month. Join us! Updated weekly.
If software doesn't come in a box, is it still your software? Trick question because it was NEVER your software to begin with. Microsoft and Adobe are keen to remind you of that with a monthly fee for their most sought after programs like Office and Creative Suite. On the lighter side, the GMen get an iTunes review in Morse Code, neither can mange to say Esoterism Tesseract,and apparently it's too much for Google to do a search.
All still quiet of the Mac front as we await WWDC or well, almost anything. Guy strolls down memory lane to a podcast he and Gaz did some 150 shows ago with Actor Stephen Tobolowsky. there's GoPros, an appearance on the Nosillacast Podcast, and other kinds of techy stuff before we get into the second part of the show which is all about…stuff. Even with all this, they even keep it under an hour! And who said the age of miracles had passed?
Apparently is doomed (DOOMED I TELLS YA!) because while they had nearly 44 billion in sales, a profit of 9.5 billion, and margins of over 37%, it was less billions made in the same quarter last year. So other companies make little to no profit (but have enormous growth potential) Apple is expected to shatter sales, profit, and margins each and every quarter or the stock gets hammered. Yep, that makes sense.
Gaz couldn't be on this week so Guy looked for another Brit to take his place. Will Green worked out so well 2 weeks ago so why not again? And it was just as great this time around with so many off-topic topics that you might forget this is a Mac show! Neither knew when to stop so it's extra long as well (which should make Gary Apter happy!). Yeah they talked a bit about Apple going into your next car, but you should listen because it's Will Green!.
Listener Craig Mosher joins the GMen in a discussion of hardware and software for audio because if ANYONE needed advice for audio it's the GMen. Guy gets a bunch of new SoundBoard clips and makes everyone pay dearly for it. Also if you ever wanted to know what goes on between the segments for this podcast, THIS is the show you want to listen to.
Did you ever listen to a podcast that you thought was going to go one way but went in another? This one goes in a third, fourth, and possibly tenth direction before never actually settling down. Will Green of the brilliant BritishMac Podcast joins the GMen in a very long, but never drags (not even for a minute) podcast and they talk about…well it's kinda hard to describe. Go and listen.
Gaz and Guy actually have a semi-serious conversation about Apple, Microsoft, Google, and people's perception of them as enemies. See if you can guess how long the serious part lasted? There's also a new quick contest in support of fellow MyMac writer Donny Yankello. You can win a copy of his Book or App by sending an email to Guy or Gaz saying you want in. That's about as hard as it gets. Lot's of terrific feedback from all of you great listeners and for that we thank you. Hope you had a wonderful Easter!
Can a Mac be a Mac if it doesn't come from Apple? Quo Computers would like you to test this personally. Guy and Gaz go over the pros (and cons) of having a computer running OS X that doesn't have an fruity logo. Also TONS of feedback regarding our 3rd anniversary show. So much in fact that this being our 450th episode almost gets lost in the shuffle…almost
Gaz and Guy have been at it for 3 years and no signs of slowing down. What is it about these two people that keep you coming back each week? Their charm? Their intelligence? Their ever so thoughtful insights into the world of Apple? Nah, must be the larfs. This week however, they have a discussion about the seriousness of keeping your Mac secure and what are some of the things to look out for.
You got to admit it's eating better, a little better all the time (it can't get no worse)! Yep, slowly but surely we're sorting it out and eventually we'll really have something…that sounded like it did before it got all screwed up. This week along with our usual nonsense, Gaz and Guy talk about the expectation of privacy on the internet and especially from some of the various social networks.
AAAAND our audio issues continue. This time it's an odd crackle coming from Gaz. Sigh, still a work in progress folks. This week we have a discussion about why what happened to Apple in the 90's won't happen again no matter how many parallel's to it the press likes to talk about.
Gaz is REALLY cheesed off at O2 and Guy finally, maybe, just perhaps has Audio Hijack Pro, Skype, GarageBand, and SoundBoard set up so that it will all work correctly without a single problem! Sheyeah right. Big discussion about Google's Pixel laptop…err..net device…wait…touch screen…oh whatever it is, the GMen talk about it. Also Mrs. Nemo OBVIOUSLY rules the tech roost in their household. Apparently also Microsoft can't even get people to steal their products. Good thing I guess since that means no one will drive a car through their storefront windows.
Guy and Gaz are finally back together to record a podcast after a few weeks and shake some of the rust off. Guy HATES the way he sounds and this caused a delay since his fix actually made it worse (surprise). Then the GMen talk (and disagree) on where Apple's future is going and whether or not the Mac will still be there to see it.
Macworld is over and Guy is finally home from all his weary travels. Gaz couldn't make it due to family obligations so original host Tim Robertson now on Tech Fan jumps in to keep Guy from sounding weird…or is that even possible? Tim's views on the future of the Macworld Expo, and just plain craziness fill out the rest of the show.
So the Macworld Expo ends for another year. Guy couldn't find Julie Kuehl to podcast with so he did a short solo show in the press room. While we wish the fun times could go on forever, we're all too tired to go another day.