GSE376 Good Grief

On episode 376 of Geekiest Show Ever, Elisa and Melissa explore the latest update to Audio Hijack Pro, smart thermostats, sharing workouts, and grief in the digital age. Check out our full show notes here https://www.geekiestshowever.com/gse376-good-grief/  Episode Artwork Credit: Image by coombesy from Pixabay 

Topics:

• Experimenting with volume in the latest version of Audio Hijack Pro

• Pro Tip for battery keyboard users: tape a dime to the underside of your keyboard so you don’t have to hunt for it when it’s time to open the slotted battery compartment

• Send us your Apple Fitness+ workout tips! We want to make our own custom workout playlists, but have not yet figured out how. One of these days we will use Share Play to do a workout together and we’ll let you know how it went horribly wrong…you know…FOR RESEARCH purposes.

• What to consider when shopping for a “smart” thermostat and how some of them might actually be pretty dumb

• Scammers are on Facebook phishing for your grieving loved ones so be aware and keep your own account updated with a good, unique password. Update your Legacy Contacts or consider deactivating your account if you no longer use it.

Here are some helpful articles based on what we discussed in this show:

Use SharePlay with Apple Fitness+ on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV

How to Memorialize a Facebook Account: Step-By-Step

Do you have questions about what you heard in this episode? Please send us your feedback. You can email us: podcast at geekiestshowever dot com. Follow us on Twitter for additional tips and conversation: https://twitter.com/GeekiestShow. We’d like to hear from you, so let us know which tech topics interest you most. Elisa can be found at https://twitter.com/elisapacelli1 and Melissa can be found at https://TheMacMommy.com/

Episode Artwork Credit: Taras Shypka on Unsplash image modified by Melissa Davis

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GSE375 Kevin’s Back

Melissa is a bit under the weather for episode 375 of Geekiest Show Ever, so former host Kevin Allder joins Elisa and talks about all his Apple acquisitions since last we spoke. And there were more than a few references to MyMac.com podcast co-host Guy Serle. Why? You’ll have to listen to find out! Check out our full show notes here: https://www.geekiestshowever.com/gse375-kevins-back/

Do you have questions about what you heard in this episode? Please send us your feedback. You can email us: podcast at geekiestshowever dot com. Follow us on Twitter for additional tips and conversation: https://twitter.com/GeekiestShow. We’d like to hear from you, so let us know which tech topics interest you most. Elisa can be found at https://twitter.com/elisapacelli1 and Melissa can be found at https://TheMacMommy.com/

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GSE374 Attack of the Mac

On episode 374 of Geekiest Show Ever, the M in the M1 MacBook Pro stands for Melissa. Elisa is plagued by the Spinning Beachball of Death on a 2019 iMac. So much is going on that the geeks resort to their latest TV brain bleach for further discussion. What’s in YOUR watchlist? Check out our full show notes here: https://www.geekiestshowever.com/gse374-attack-of-the-mac/ Episode Artwork Credit: Nick Fewings on Unsplash

Melissa is happy one of her favorite podcasting Mac utilities has been updated with Apple Silicon: Push Mic Control: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/push-mic-control/id1155850258?mt=12

We are currently testing out the trial version of Rogue Amoeba’s Piezo: https://rogueamoeba.com/piezo/ to see if it will be a good replacement for the beloved Ecamm’s Call Recorder. If you have and use Piezo, send us feedback on whether it meets your needs.

Do you have questions about what you heard in this episode? Please send us your feedback. You can email us: podcast at geekiestshowever dot com. Follow us on Twitter for additional tips and conversation: https://twitter.com/GeekiestShow. We’d like to hear from you, so let us know which tech topics interest you most. Elisa can be found at https://twitter.com/elisapacelli1 and Melissa can be found at https://TheMacMommy.com/

Episode Artwork Credit: Taras Shypka on Unsplash image modified by Melissa Davis

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GSE373 Sharing Screens

On episode 373 of Geekiest Show Ever, two geeks share their screen sharing experiment results with pro tips for you. Elisa has some new toys to talk about and Melissa is ready in the checkout line to get hers. Tune in to find out what they’re playing with now. Check out our full show notes here https://www.geekiestshowever.com/gse373-sharing-screens/ Episode Artwork Credit: image by Taras Shypka modified by Melissa Davis

Here are some helpful articles with tutorials and visuals that show what we discussed:

https://support.apple.com/guide/iphone/share-your-screen-iph327b4b53c/15.0/ios/15.0

https://support.apple.com/guide/iphone/use-shareplay-to-watch-and-listen-together-iphb657eb791/15.0/ios/15.0

https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/share-screen-facetime-call-ios/

Do you have questions about what you heard in this episode? Please send us your feedback. You can email us: podcast at geekiestshowever dot com. Follow us on Twitter for additional tips and conversation: https://twitter.com/GeekiestShow. We’d like to hear from you, so let us know which tech topics interest you most. Elisa can be found at https://twitter.com/elisapacelli1 and Melissa can be found at https://TheMacMommy.com/

Episode Artwork Credit: Taras Shypka on Unsplash image modified by Melissa Davis

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GSE372 March Apple Event Reactions

On episode 372 of Geekiest Show Ever, Elisa and Melissa discuss their reactions to the March Apple Event among other topics like representation and possible battery drain solutions. Check out our full show notes here https://www.geekiestshowever.com/gse372-march-apple-event-reactions/

The Apple Event took place March 8, 2022 on International Women’s Day.

Representation matters. Here are some of the women responsible for bringing us the products that help us create change and improve life in the world around us:

Francesca Sweet – Product Line Manager for iPhone

Angellina Kyazike – Engineering Program Manager for iPad

Colleen Novielli – Product Line Manager for the Mac

Nicole Kordes – Engineering Program Manager for the Mac

Do you have questions about what you heard in this episode? Please send us your feedback. You can email us: podcast at geekiestshowever dot com. Follow us on Twitter for additional tips and conversation: https://twitter.com/GeekiestShow. We’d like to hear from you, so let us know which tech topics interest you most. Elisa can be found at https://twitter.com/elisapacelli1 and Melissa can be found at https://TheMacMommy.com/

Episode Artwork Credit: Apple

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GSE371 Useful Utilities

On episode 371 of Geekiest Show Ever, Elisa and Melissa share their favorite Mac utilities with the most beautiful interfaces. Melissa attended an outdoor festival and shares what she learned about high-tech wristbands. We’ll have links to the apps and resources we discussed in our full show notes which you can check out here: https://www.geekiestshowever.com/gse371-useful-utilities/ ‎ Episode Artwork Credit: Melissa Davis

Setapp from MacPaw: https://setapp.com

MacPaw, a developer founded in Kyiv, Ukraine, makes *amazing* software. We want to show our support, so please read the MacPaw blog for more information on how you can also #StandWithUkraine https://macpaw.com/blog

Bartender from Surtees Studios: https://www.macbartender.com (also available on Setapp: https://setapp.com/apps/bartender)

Due app from Due: https://www.dueapp.com/

Folder Colorizer for Mac from Softorino: https://softorino.com/how-to-change-folder-color-on-mac/

https://softorino.com/faq/universal-license/ (Compare this lifetime license with a monthly subscription if you find similar apps in other software store catalogs.)

CleanMyMac X from MacPaw: https://macpaw.com/cleanmymac (or use Melissa’s affiliate link here)

iMazing from DigiDNA https://imazing.com

Omni Discsweeper from Omnigroup https://www.omnigroup.com/more

1Password from 1Password: https://www.1password.com/

SuperDuper! from ShirtPocket https://shirtpocket.com

Dropbox from Dropbox https://www.dropbox.com/plans

Push Mic Control from Jose Antonio Jimenez Campos: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/push-mic-control-a-push-to-talk-ptt-manager/id1155850258?mt=12

iGlasses from eCamm https://www.ecamm.com/mac/iglasses/

Call Recorder from eCamm https://www.ecamm.com/mac/callrecorder/

Disclosure: Elisa and Melissa have been provided with review licenses for some of the software discussed in this episode. They have not been paid to positively review these apps. They just really love the software and think it’s both useful and beautiful! Melissa may earn an affiliate commission on MacPaw apps for pointing you to their site.

Do you have questions about what you heard in this episode? Please send us your feedback. You can email us: podcast at geekiestshowever dot com. Follow us on Twitter for additional tips and conversation: https://twitter.com/GeekiestShow. We’d like to hear from you, so let us know which tech topics interest you most. Elisa can be found at https://twitter.com/elisapacelli1 and Melissa can be found at https://TheMacMommy.com/

Episode Artwork Credit: Melissa Davis

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GSE370 Do Your Own Research

On episode 370 of Geekiest Show Ever, it’s rant time with colorful language ahead. Elisa and Melissa discuss how climate change and the pandemic have disrupted travel, grief, and how critical information is communicated.

Check out our full show notes here: https://www.geekiestshowever.com/do-your-own-research/

Do you have questions about what you heard in this episode? Please send us your feedback. You can email us: podcast at geekiestshowever dot com. Follow us on Twitter for additional tips and conversation: https://twitter.com/GeekiestShow. We’d like to hear from you, so let us know which tech topics interest you most. Elisa can be found at https://twitter.com/elisapacelli1 and Melissa can be found at https://TheMacMommy.com/

Photo Credit: Clay Banks

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GSE369 Elisa Comes Alive

On episode 369 of Geekiest Show Ever, Elisa, Queen of The Rock Concert, regales us with her experiences attending live shows. Tune in to hear some useful tips for getting tickets. The artwork for this episode is from Elisa’s ticket archives and it’s only a fraction of the collection!

Check out our full show notes here: https://www.geekiestshowever.com/gse369-elisa-comes-alive/

Do you have questions about what you heard in this episode? Please send us your feedback. You can email us: podcast at geekiestshowever dot com. Follow us on Twitter for additional tips and conversation: https://twitter.com/GeekiestShow. We’d like to hear from you, so let us know which tech topics interest you most. Elisa can be found at https://twitter.com/elisapacelli1 and Melissa can be found at https://TheMacMommy.com/

Photo Credit: Elisa Pacelli

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GSE368 Happy New Gear

On episode 368 of Geekiest Show Ever, Melissa is back to unpack the new tech she’s gotten for her new home. Elisa has some handy tips so listen in to find out more.

Check out our full show notes here: https://www.geekiestshowever.com/gse368-happy-new-gear/

Do you have questions about what you heard in this episode? Please send us your feedback. You can email us: podcast at geekiestshowever dot com. Follow us on Twitter for additional tips and conversation: https://twitter.com/GeekiestShow. We’d like to hear from you, so let us know which tech topics interest you most. Elisa can be found at https://twitter.com/elisapacelli1 and Melissa can be found at https://TheMacMommy.com/

Photo Credit: Jackie Zhao on Unsplash

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GSE367 TV Time with Vicki Stokes

While Melissa is settling in to her new home, Elisa is joined by Vicki Stokes to chat about what tv shows they’ve been watching.

Check out our full show notes here: https://www.geekiestshowever.com/gse367-tv-time-with-vicki-stokes/ ‎

Do you have questions about what you heard in this episode? Please send us your feedback. You can email us: podcast at geekiestshowever dot com. Follow us on Twitter for additional tips and conversation: https://twitter.com/GeekiestShow. We’d like to hear from you, so let us know which tech topics interest you most. Elisa can be found at https://twitter.com/elisapacelli1 and Melissa can be found at https://TheMacMommy.com/

Photo Credit: TV Vector by Jonny-Doomsday

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