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Pocket Sized Podcast 155: And Then Our Heads Exploded

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This podcast is the longest Pocket Sized Podcast ever: the WWDC 2014 Keynote was huge. Two hours huge (which is normal) and packed full of amazing things that people have been hoping for for years (which is not always normal). Vic Hudson of App Story Podcast, and developer of Money Pilot joins Ronnie and Scott to try to make sense of just a tiny portion of what iOS 8 will bring. At least John Nemo knows how to keep it short as he talks about books for learning Adobe Elements in World’s Shortest Reviewcast.

Links:

Vic Hudson on Twitter

App Story Podcast

App Story Podcast in iTunes

Money Pilot

Money Pilot for iPhone

iOS 8 Overview

iCloud Drive

Family Sharing

QuickType

Messages

Photos

Continuity

Developer SDK

Swift Programming Language

Swift Programming Language Guide

Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 for Photographers

Photoshop Elements for Photographers for iPad

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Artwork by Donny Yankellow
Theme music by Bryan Page, aka Jesta, available on Jesta’s Theme Page!

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Pocket Sized Podcast 147: The Big Deal

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Apple may or may not be talking to Comcast about a deal that may or may not happen. Scott and Peter discuss what it might look like for the consumer, as well as voice some opinions on a Washington Post article on the matter.

Links:

Apple trying to cut streaming TV deal with Comcast
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/23/apple-comcast-talks_n_5019261.html

Apple pushes ahead with TV box amid tough talks with cable companies
https://www.theinformation.com/Apple-Pushes-Ahead-with-New-Set-Top-Amid-Slog-with-Cable-Cos

How a deal with Comcast could force Apple to cede tight control over its products
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/03/24/how-a-deal-with-comcast-could-force-apple-to-cede-tight-control-over-its-products/

A deal between Apple and Comcast could kill Netflix and change the future of TV
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/03/25/a-deal-between-apple-and-comcast-could-kill-netflix-and-change-the-future-of-net-tv.html

Finding more than one of the same worm in the Apple
https://docs.google.com/a/saw66.com/presentation/d/1HOebw6pCQ_w207E4X3vzTkEHbMELP2lDuv9lMDXLwm8/edit#slide=id.p

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Artwork by Donny Yankellow
Theme music by Bryan Page, aka Jesta available on Jesta’s Theme Page!

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Pocket Sized Podcast 105: Short and Sweet Two-Step Authorization

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Apple has two-step Apple ID verification, and Scott enables it live on the podcast. John Nemo has what is truly the World’s Shortest Reviewcast, and it’s NiceByDesign. Scott reviews Talk Japanese: Phrasebook for English and does a quick app folder on three additional apps.

Links:

Apple enables two-step verification for iCloud accounts
http://www.imore.com/apple-enabled-two-step-verification-icloud-accounts?style=default

Apple ID: Frequently asked questions about two-step verification for Apple ID
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5570

Talk Japanese – Phrasebook for English universal iOS app
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/talk-japanese-phrasebook-for/id568829318?mt=8

Goldie CableKeep cable organizer for Apple iPhone charger
http://nicebydesign.com/products/goldie

Gulp CableKeep cable organizer for Apple iPad charger
http://nicebydesign.com/products/gulp

Nibbles CableKeep cable organizer for Apple iPad charger
http://nicebydesign.com/products/nibbles

Bodyweight Training: You Are Your Own Gym universal iOS app
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bodyweight-training-you-are/id416981420?mt=8

Flexibits Fantastical for iPhone
http://flexibits.com/fantastical-iphone

Fantastical for iPhone in the iOS app store
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fantastical/id575647534?mt=8

NewsBlur RSS Reader universal iOS app
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/newsblur/id463981119?mt=8

NewsBlur online RSS Reader service
http://www.newsblur.com

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Pocket Sized Podcast 99: More Maps, More Mail, No Red Balloons

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John Nemo of the World’s Shortest Reviewcast and AppMinute Podcast joins Scott to talk about the turn-by-turn functionality of Apple Maps and Google Maps, as well as using Gmail in the browser on iOS.  Mark Greentree of Not Another Mac Podcast has a tip for listeners on how to delete their iOS device backups. Wait… What?

Links from the show:

Apple iOS Maps app

http://www.apple.com/ios/maps/

Google Chrome Universal iOS app

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chrome/id535886823?mt=8

Mercury Browser universial iOS app

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mercury-browser-fast-web-browser/id331012646?mt=8

Gmail universal iOS app

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gmail-email-from-google/id422689480?mt=8

Google Maps for iPhone
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-maps/id585027354?mt=8

RAM Cradle for Apple iPhone 4 and 4S

http://www.rammount.com/CatalogResults/PartDetails/tabid/63/partid/082065077045072079076045065080057085/Default.aspx

Why Ballmer doesn’t want Office on the iPad

http://www.zdnet.com/why-ballmer-doesnt-want-office-on-the-ipad-7000010566/

AppMinute Podcast

http://www.appminute.com/

Not Another Mac Podcast

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/not-another-mac-podcast/id441318415

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International Trade Law for the Win!
Pocket Sized Podcast #62

Suzé takes us photo pixel mixing with Pix: Pixel Mixer universal app.

Scott’s had a frustrating week with technology, some of it related to the iTunes store, and some of it related to things other than the iTunes store. Peter listens patiently as a good friend would do, and then Scott and Peter talk about some apps they’ll be reviewing in upcoming episodes.

John Nemo’s World’s Shortest Reviewcast hits both pockets with the Genius DX-ECO battery free wireless mouse and the Just Mobile AluPen Pro stylus and pen.

Links from the show:

Downcast for iOS
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/downcast/id393858566?mt=8

Tweetbot for iPhone
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tweetbot-twitter-client-personality/id428851691?mt=8

Tweetbot for iPad
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tweetbot-twitter-client-personality/id498801050?mt=8

Pix: Pixel Mixer Universal App
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pix-pixel-mixer/id509144139?mt=8

Procreate for iPad
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/procreate-sketch-paint-create./id425073498?mt=8

Genius DX-ECO Battery Free Wireless Mouse
http://www.globalpr.com.tw/press-room/genius/press-releases/article/genius/fully-recharged-within-minutes-dx-eco-worlds-first-battery-free-wireless-mouse-for-pc-mac-by/

Just Mobile AluPen Pro stylus and pen
http://xtand.net/alupenpro.html

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View Current App Store Price for Already Installed Apps

This tip comes from Mark Greentree of Everyday Mac Support and Not Another Mac Podcast.

If you purchase an app from the iTunes App Store for iOS or from the Mac App Store for your Mac, you are no longer able to view the current price of the app in the app store once you have installed it. Instead, you’ll see an indicator where the price normally is displayed that you already have the app installed.

Normally this isn’t a problem, but if for some reason you ever do want to see what the current price of an installed app is, here’s one way to do so on your computer.

First, go to the app in iTunes on your computer, right-click on the app name, and select “copy link”.

Now open your web browser and paste the link you just copied into the URL field at the top of the browser window, and hit return.

You’ll now be taken to a web page description of the app that looks very much like the app description in iTunes. On this page will be the price of the app, displayed in the usual location underneath the picture of the app’s icon. In this case, you can see that PasteBot from TapBots for iOS is a $3.99 app.

If you enjoy this tip, please listen to the Pocket Sized Podcast for more great information about iOS, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV on a weekly basis.

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Feed Me, Seymour!

Loyal listeners might recall that a few episodes ago, around 41 or 43 or so, Tim helped me switch my podcast feed over from MyMac.com to this site (PocketSizedPodcast.com). It worked seamlessly for anyone subscribed in iTunes, not so well for those with other podcatchers such as Downcast. That wasn’t Tim’s fault or mine, it’s just that without being able to set up custom HTTP responses on the server, there was no way to accurately redirect it for anyone outside of iTunes subscribers.

Well, I’m at it again. I’m changing my RSS feed for the podcast to a Feedburner one. Using Feedburner will give me a much better grasp on what listeners are doing and how the podcast is faring, and quite frankly, I should have set it up on Feedburner when I switched from having the podcast located on MyMac.com to this site. It’s not like I haven’t used Feedburner in the past for other podcasts. And yet, I failed to do so. Doh.

Never being one to let one mistake stop another, I’m going to yank the carpet out from you again. If you’re an iTunes type, you should not lose any episodes. If you’re not subscribed to this podcast in iTunes, the podcast RSS feed Url is changing and you must make sure your podcast feed gets updated. The new URL is:

http://feeds.feedburner.com/PocketSizedPodcast

That feed is active now, and will work just fine for any podcatcher, including iTunes if you enter it manually there. Please update it to that feed and you’ll never miss a podcast again. Ever! Unless the world ends and I can’t get a podcast out because I fell into the center of the earth. In that case, you’re on your own. Hope you have lots of water, good boots, and a decent rifle.

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The Father of Podcasting
Pocket Sized Podcast #45

The Father of Podcasting visits the Pocket Sized Podcast! Ok, maybe not the Father of Podcasting. More like the Father of Podcaster, or in other words, Scott’s Dad. Still. He’s a lot more humble than the actual Father of Podcasting, his ego will fit in a small podcast like this one.

Scott and Jack talk about Jack’s experience with iOS devices, his Verizon iPhone 4S, iCloud, syncing data between devices and Macs, and more.

Suzé brings the truth about lies, covering the problem of scam apps in the iOS app store.

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Grumpy Old Men
Pocket Sized Podcast #43

Mark Greentree of the Not Another Mac Podcast takes us Back in Time with a stellar app review.

Scott and Peter talk about their failures with their various iOS devices and iCloud features, and why complexity is always bad.

Links from the show:

Not Another Mac Podcast
Back in Time for iPad
iCloud Features including iTunes Match
Apple TV
Stoplight Network

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Setting up iTunes Match

We’ve talked a little bit about iTunes Match in the podcast, and there are some things to know when setting it up, using it, and figuring out what’s going on with your music. We made this video to explain initial set up and the process of getting your non-iTunes purchased music into the cloud.

More videos on iTunes Match with some of the other nuances of the service to come in the future.