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.


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#243: Workflows.app

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

David and Katie dive deep into the new Workflows.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


#237: Catching Up with John Siracusa

January 25, 2015 at 7:30PM • 1 hour 54 minutes

John Siracusa returns to Mac Power Users to update us on how his workflows have changed and life as an iPhone owner.

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


#236: Managing Digital Finances

January 18, 2015 at 8:45PM • 1 hour 35 minutes

David and Katie talk best practices and discuss the various tools available to manage your finances online.

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


#235: Workflows with Stephen Hackett

January 11, 2015 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 39 minutes

Katie and David sit down with Stephen Hackett of 512pixels.net to discuss his previous life as an Apple Genius, how he juggles a day job, Relay.fm and being Editor-in-Chief of the Sweet setup with his family life, his love of old Macs and more.

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


#234: MPU Live: Control-Space is Wrong

January 7, 2015 at 2:30PM • 1 hour 35 minutes

In our monthly feedback show David and Katie talk about auditing your accounts with guest Bradley Chambers, quitting Family Sharing, follow-up on PDFs, discuss applications for money management, and share tips for managing RSS feeds on the go, sharing an iTunes library, managing photos and videos, preserving two-factor authentication codes, discuss the Evernote Stylus, family journaling options and more.

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