Mac Power Users Retired

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. For new episodes, visit

Hosted by David Sparks and Katie Floyd.

#23: Workflows with Merlin Mann

March 13, 2010 at 5:00AM • 1 hour 41 minutes

In our first “Workflows” episode we talk with Merlin Mann, or as David calls him, the “Hero of Nerds.”  Merlin discussed how he uses his Mac for his work and the applications he uses to be more productive. This extra long episode is packed with geeky goodness. This is a new type of episode for us [...]

#22: Traveling With Your Mac

March 5, 2010 at 5:00AM • 1 hour 13 minutes

Fresh back from our trip to Macworld, Katie and David talk all about traveling with your Mac. The duo talk about bags, power, accessories, backing up while on the road, security and more. Katie and David talk about all the gadgets that are in their travel bag and how they get work done when away [...]

#21: Interviews from the Macworld 2010 Show Floor

February 20, 2010 at 10:43AM • 55 minutes

This is the last of our Macworld 2010 special episodes. In this episode we speak with various vendors about what’s new and what products we can look forward to in the coming year. Links of Interest: Microsoft Mac Business Unit Office Squared FastMac ScanSnap Papershow BusyCal Omni Group TextExpander 3 Remember, up until February 28, [...]

#20: Live from Macworld 2010

February 15, 2010 at 5:18PM • 1 hour 1 minute

This is a different type of show for the Mac Power Users. Katie and David had the honor of podcasting live from the Main Stage of Macworld 2010. This podcast was recorded as a live show on Saturday, February 13, 2010. The two discuss what’s new from their favorite products and vendors, discuss the impact [...]

#19: 1Password

February 7, 2010 at 7:29PM • 55 minutes

In this episode Katie and David talk about one of their favorite programs, 1Password. This application does more than just auto-fill passwords. The hosts talk about all of the features of version 3 and how they use the application to stay safe and organized. Links of Interest: 1Password Website 1Password Intro Video 1Password Pro App.

#18: Managing The Onslaught

January 30, 2010 at 7:42AM • 58 minutes

The daily barage of links, feeds, and e-mail sites can become overwhelming. In this episode, David and Katie talk about managing the the daily flood of data using RSS, Instapaper, and other solutions. Links of Interest NetNewsWire NewsFire Fever Google Reader Instapaper LongReads iPhone Newsreaders of Note MobileRSS ByLine NetNewsWire This episode was sponsored by:.

#17: DNS and Macworld 2010

January 16, 2010 at 6:23PM • 1 hour 18 minutes

It’s a jam packed show this week. We discuss alternative DNS services including OpenDNS and Google’s DNS service with special guest George Starcher. We talk about the advantages and disadvantages of using an alternative DNS service and compare the new Google DNS service with OpenDNS. We also conduct a follow-up interview with Paul Kent of [...]

#16: Information Managers

December 31, 2009 at 8:07PM • 1 hour 7 minutes

This has been one of our most requested episodes. We talk all about information managers. These are applications that handle all those random bits of information that don’t seem to fit in any other type of organizational system. We’ll give you a general overview of some of the options available on the Mac and Katie [...]

#15: Scrivener

December 11, 2009 at 8:45PM • 1 hour 9 minutes

We got a lot of feedback about episode 5 Word Processing and Writing, apparently people just keep looking for better word processors. So, we decided to do another show on a single application, Scrivener. Scrivener is a word processor and project management tool that allows you to research, organize, outline and create documents. The emphasis [...]

#14: Buying and Selling Macs

November 20, 2009 at 8:53PM • 1 hour 30 minutes

In this episode we talk about tips and tricks when buying and selling Macs. Whether you’re a switcher buying your very first Mac, or a seasoned Mac user looking to sell an old machine, we’ve got your covered. We’ll help you figure out what accessories you need to complete your new Mac purchase, and where [...]