Mac Power Users

Mac Power Users

Learn about getting the most from your Apple technology with focused topics and workflow guests. Creating Mac Power Users, one geek at a time since 2009.

Hosted by David Sparks and Katie Floyd.



#247: The Onslaught Revisited

March 22, 2015 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 29 minutes

David and Katie revisit the current state of RSS and Read it Later services

Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!


#246: Workflows with Eddie Smith

March 15, 2015 at 8:15PM • 1 hour 55 minutes

Eddie Smith drops by to talk about life as an Actuary and the tools he uses to help students prepare for Actuary exams. Including culling through thousands of pages of reference material using DevonThink, creating equation-rich study guides with LaTeX and brining it all together with keynote to create video tutorials. At the end of the show we also sidetrack into a discussion of the new MacBooks and Apple watch.

Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!


#245: MPU Live: My Neighbors Think I'm Completely Insane

March 11, 2015 at 6:45PM • 1 hour 40 minutes

David and Katie discuss Smart Folders with guest Joel Anderson. We also follow-up on texting workflows, managing large scans and OCR quality, journaling, compare Launch Center Pro and Workflow, talk about monitoring your home network usage, debate smart lighting, help a listener assemble media for a family legacy project and discuss the Apple Watch.


#244: When Bad Things Happen

March 8, 2015 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 36 minutes

David and Katie discuss what to do when the worst things happen to your tech. We'll discuss malware, compromised passwords, stolen devices and more and what what you can do to prepare now to be ready when disaster strikes.


#243: Workflow.app

March 1, 2015 at 8:15PM • 1 hour 1 minute

David and Katie dive deep into the new Workflow.app and discuss how it's a game changer for iOS Automation and provide sample workflows.


#242: MPU 242 - Troubleshooting with Joe Caiati

February 22, 2015 at 8:30PM • 1 hour 30 minutes

David and Katie talk with former Apple Genius Joe Ciati about troubleshooting your Mac. We discuss removing adware, explain Activity Monitor and Console, how to diagnose hardware and software problems and when you can attempt to fix something yourself and when its time to call a pro.

Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!


#241: iCloud in 2015

February 15, 2015 at 8:15PM • 1 hour 39 minutes

David and Katie discuss the state of iCloud in 2015, where you should trust it, where you should take a pass, how it integrates with other services and peek at the new Photos.app.


#240: MPU Live: Auto-Magically, with Kenny G

February 10, 2015 at 7:30PM • 1 hour 38 minutes

David and Katie talk with Bonni Stachowiak, a professor at Vanguard University about providing better feedback, they also follow-up with listener comments about financial management apps, clarify FileVault, share their thoughts on antivirus, discuss upgrading your Mac with an SSD and share listener tips and tricks.

Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!


#239: Workflows with Adam Christianson

February 8, 2015 at 7:00PM • 1 hour 34 minutes

Katie and David sit down with Adam Christianson of the Maccast podcast, one of the first Mac podcasts, to talk about his history with Apple, life as a programer, experiences through the years podcasting and Mac User Groups.

Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!


#238: The Magic 20: 10 Apps and 10 Utilities For Your Mac

February 1, 2015 at 9:00PM • 1 hour 26 minutes

David and Katie run down their ten must have Mac Apps and 10 utilities for any Mac Power User