Mac Power Users #400: Four Things

It's hard to believe David and I have published 400 episodes of Mac Power Users. Some quick and dirty math estimates that's about 600 hours of spoken content over the course of the show to date. I don't see any end in sight.

We'll plan something grander when we reach episode 500 in a couple of years. For now, we figured we could commemorate episode 400 by sharing four of our favorite things in a variety of categories. Including products, software and even MPU episodes.

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Mac Power Users #399: Workflows with Merlin Mann

This week on Mac Power Users our original workflow guest, Merlin Mann, returns to share how he's using his iPad(s), Mac, and that "voice stuff".

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Mac Power Users #398: Creating 60 More Mac Tips

Brett Terpstra joins David and me on Mac Power Users this week to discuss his new eBook and video series with David Sparks - 60 Tips Volume 2 and the revision to their original 60 Tips book. We discuss the new book and the workflows they used to create it.

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Sparks and Terpstra Release 60 Tips Volume 2

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My friend and podcasting partner David Sparks along with Internet automation superstar Brett Terpstra (drink) released a new MacSparky Field Guide, 60 Tips for Mac, Volume 2.

60 Mac Tips, Volume 2, is a collection of tricks and tips to make you more efficient on your Mac. There are 60 screencasts and two hours of video that explains why each tip or trick is special and how to use it on your Mac. Learn these tips and turn yourself into a Mac power user.

We discussed the book release and the process behind making the book on Mac Power Users this week. The Book is available through iBooks as an enhanced eBook or as a streaming/downloadable product from Vimeo.

In addition to 60 new tips released in volume 2, David and Brett also updated Volume 1 of their original 60 Mac Tips Book to update and replace several of the tips. It’s a free update for those who purchased Volume 1 and is also available from iBooks or Vimeo.

You should check them out.

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ScreenCastsOnline Monthly Magazine: Disaster Preparedness

This month’s issue of ScreenCasts Online Monthly Magazine is now available in ScreenCasts Online Magazine App. In the October issue you’ll find an article from me about disaster preparedness.

The monthly magazine is packed with streamable versions of Don’s excellent video tutorials as well as articles, reviews and tips from authors including David Sparks, Katie Floyd, Allison Sheridan, Wally & Wendy Cherwinski, Mike Schmitz, Frank Petrie and more.

The ScreenCastsOnline Monthly Magazine is available on the iTunes App Store, and is available for individual purchase or as part of a subscription which includes a free trial period. Find more info at https://screencastsonline.com/magazine/

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Mac Power Users #397: More on iOS 11 and High Sierra

This week on Mac Power Users, David and I continue to explain the new iOS 11 and High Sierra features along with their experiences and recommendations following their use of the beta versions of these new operating systems.

This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by:

  • Squarespace: Make your next move. Enter offer code MPU at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase.
  • 1Password Have you ever forgotten a password? Now you don't have to worry about that anymore. 
  • Fujitsu ScanSnap ScanSnap Helps You Live a More Productive, Efficient, Paperless Life. 
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