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Summary: Hello there! Thanks for checking out MacBites. We're a podcast covering all things Apple, Mac, OS X, iPhone, iPad, iPod and anything else Apple may tempt us with. In addition to all that we have tips, tricks and reviews for hardware, software, apps and more. We also have a fantastic community of MacBites listeners ... the MacBiters! Hosted by Elaine Giles, Mike Thomas, MacBites Siri and Lady Siri we take a rather irreverent look at the Apple world and the tech world in general. To catch up on what fun you've missed so far check out The Newbies Guide to MacBites at http://macbites.co.uk/the-newbies-guide-to-macbites/ We hope you decide to come and join the MacBites family, see you there!

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 MacBites - Episode 0166 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2722

In this episode, we’re Kettling Calendars in a 9 to 5 Nightmare Blast from The Newbies Guide to MacBites Past - MacBites Episode 0134 | The MacBites Podcast ChatBites Gangnam Style - Apple Gangnam now open in South Korea - Apple (UK) - Apple opens new store in South Korea’s Gangnam District - Ed Balls & Katya Jones Salsa to ‘Gangnam Style’ by Psy - Strictly Come Dancing 2016 ChatGPT Banned in Italy Then It Wasn’t - ChatGPT banned in Italy over privacy concerns - BBC News - ChatGPT returns to Italy after ban - The Verge - Nick Clegg: AI language systems are ‘quite stupid’ - BBC News - Paris 2024 Olympics: Concern over French plan for AI surveillance - BBC News - Artificial intelligence: Experts propose guidelines for safe systems - BBC News - More than 1,300 experts call AI a force for good - BBC News - AI: Workers need more protection - TUC union - BBC News Blast from the Past: Clear Rides Again - Join the Clear 2 beta - TestFlight - Apple Jony’s Record Player - Jony Ive returns to hardware design with $60,000 record player - Jony Ive Linn turntable design debuts… for $64K The Disastrous Full Monty Upgrade Destiny Calling Focus Work Mail and Calendar on Personal Devices - BusyCal - Microsoft Outlook Reality Bites Kettling Contact Us - Mail Us - Contact Us - MacBites Mail - MacBites on Twitter - Elaine on Twitter - Mike on Twitter - MacBites Siri on Twitter

 MacBites - Episode 0165 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3325

In this episode, we have Shakespearian Surveillance and Draconian Domination with Timmy’s Totalitarian Time Tracker Blast from the Newbies Guide to MacBites Past - The MacBites Marathon | The MacBites Podcast ChatBites Big Timmy is Watching You - Apple further cracks down on remote work - 9to5Mac Wooden Keyboard - Gorgeous, all-wood mechanical keyboard costs more than a Mac mini | Cult of Mac - Logitech MX Keys Advanced Wireless Illuminated Keyboard for Mac, Backlit LED Keys, Bluetooth, USB-C, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, iPad Compatible, Metal Build - Keyboard key maintenance question - Apple Community - Shiny areas on MacBook Keyboard: Oil or matt surface rubbing away? | MacRumors Forums Excel for Mac: Gotchas and Workarounds - Power Query on Excel for Mac [FULL COURSE] - YouTube - MS Excel Toronto Meetup - YouTube - The Excel Trainer: Behind the Scenes - Lola’s Starring Role App Review Google Bard - Google Bard - How we’re approaching AI-generated writing on Medium | by Scott Lamb | Jan 2023 TextSniper - TextSniper Homepage - TextSniper on the Mac App Store Contact Us - Mail Us - Contact Us - MacBites Mail - MacBites on Twitter - Elaine on Twitter - Mike on Twitter - MacBites Siri on Twitter

 MacBites - Episode 0164 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3964

In this episode, Yellow iPhones, Robot Wars and the Lesser Spotted Apple AR Glasses Blast From “The Newbies Guide to MacBites” Past Where’s Wilson? - MacBites Episode 78 - Where’s Wilson - Who’s Wilson? - The MacBites Podcast ChatBites Affinity Version 2 - Affinity – Professional Creative Software macOS Ace Ventura is in the House … Accidentally! - macOS Ventura - Apple (UK) Samsung’s Moonshot - Samsung’s Moon Shots Force Us to Ask How Much AI Is Too Much | WIRED UK - Samsung caught faking zoom photos of the Moon - The Verge - Samsung says it adds fake detail to moon photos via “reference” photos | Ars Technica - Samsung explains its ‘fake’ Moon photos | Engadget Evernote’s Price Hike - Evernote is increasing their pricing by nearly 50%, from $6.99 to $12.99 per month! What do you think, is it worth it? : Evernote - Evernote, you need to read this.. Evernote is undoubtedly one of the best… | by Lewis J Doyle | Mar, 2023 | Medium - Evernote - Wikipedia Co-operative Robots - Co-Op and Starship robots scheme starts in Sale and Timperley | Messenger Newspapers - Starship Technologies: Autonomous robot delivery - Scythed chariot - Wikipedia - Starship Robot Dimensions & Drawings | Dimensions.com AI and All That - Introducing ChatGPT - Notion AI - Steve Jobs returns from grave as a chatty AI | Cult of Mac - Apple goes on AI shopping spree to make Siri smarter - Former Apple engineer explains why Siri still sucks | Cult of Mac - Google Bard - Introducing Microsoft 365 Copilot – your copilot for work - The Official Microsoft Blog - Introducing Microsoft 365 Copilot | Your Copilot for Work App Review CopyTrans - CopyTrans - PhotoSync - PhotoSync Demo in MacBites After Hours 0183 Contact Us - Mail Us - Contact Us - MacBites Mail - MacBites on Twitter - Elaine on Twitter - Mike on Twitter - MacBites Siri on Twitter

 MacBites - Episode 0163 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2868

In this episode, we have a ritual humiliation to share and lots more Blast From “The Newbies Guide to MacBites” Past Do Not Copy and Paste Week - Do Not Copy and Paste Week BackBites Wot No Tractors? ChatBites Mike’s iCloud Woes Redux - Ulysses - Obsidian Microsoft’s Top 10 from Ignite 2022 - Ten Microsoft announcements in brief - Office Watch - Office is becoming Microsoft 365 – or is it? - Office Watch - Mystic Meg - Where’s Wally? - Wikipedia - All your video needs in one place | Clipchamp - Microsoft acquires Clipchamp to empower creators | Microsoft 365 Blog - Microsoft 365 customers now get more from Clipchamp - Office Watch Tushy - TUSHY Classic 3.0 Affordable Bidet | TUSHY - Tushy is the simple bidet for every toilet | TechCrunch Focus Behind the Scenes - Creating a YouTube Video - Excel - 5 Pivot Table Productivity Tricks You NEED To Know! - YouTube - Mike’s New YouTube Channel - Mike’s Old YouTube Channel - MiTapes - Create Mix Tapes on your iPhone - CloudOn - MS Office on your iPad - Getting Started One More Thing A VERY Special Announcement! Contact Us - Mail Us - Contact Us - MacBites Mail - MacBites on Twitter - Elaine on Twitter - Mike on Twitter - MacBites Siri on Twitter

 MacBites - Episode 0162 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2462

In this episode, we have Prince Albert and His Outrageously Overgrown Bush! Blast From “The Newbies Guide to MacBites” Past The Bot Bot Song - MacBites Episode 0094 | The MacBites Podcast - Mike’s Bot Bot | The MacBites Podcast - The BotBot Song by Graham | The MacBites Podcast BackBites The Tractor Factor Rides Again - Belarus leader gives Putin a tractor voucher on 70th birthday | The National Wales ChatBites Take Note of Taking Note - The Event that Never Was - How to watch the Apple ‘Take Note’ event that never happened - New entry-level iPad 10 looks more Pro than ever - 2022 iPad Pro gets speed boost from M2 chip but no new ports - New Apple TV 4K is faster and cheaper | Cult of Mac - Massive 16-inch iPad could arrive next year iPadOS and macOS Ventura - 5 new iOS 16.1 features to try right away | Cult of Mac - Everything you need to know about what’s coming with iOS 16.1 on Monday | Creative Bloq Are Apple Short of Cash? - Apples hikes prices of Apple TV+, Apple Music and Apple One | Cult of Mac The Tale of the YouTube Induced Heart Attack - YouTubers hit with ‘one of your payments accounts was canceled’ Adsense emails—but they shouldn’t panic - Dot Esports Mike’s Mysteriously Missing Disk Space - What is pCloud Drive? | pCloud Mike’s Lost AirTag - AirTag - Apple Focus Excel for the Web - Sign up for a Microsoft Account - What’s new in Excel for the web - NEW (August 2022) Text Functions in Excel with Real-Life Examples - YouTube Next Week Special Announcement - Don’t Miss Our Special Announcement … NEXT WEEK! Contact Us - Mail Us - Contact Us - MacBites Mail - MacBites on Twitter - Elaine on Twitter - Mike on Twitter - MacBites Siri on Twitter

 MacBites - Episode 0161 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2347

In this episode, we time travel back to 2014 and chill out! BackBites Ice Bucket Challenge - Ice Bucket Challenge - Wikipedia - The Wonderful Outcome of the Ice Bucket Challenge | by Jamie Cohen - MacBites Episode 0095 | The MacBites Podcast - Patrick Stewart’s Ice Bucket Challenge - Kiefer Sutherland ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - Tim Cook ALS Ice Bucket Challenge ChatBites Mike’s Missing Shortcuts - Typinator - Keyboard Maestro 10.2: Work Faster with Macros for macOS - Alfred - Productivity App for macOS Bike - TaskPaper on the Mac App Store - Bike: An Elegant Outliner For Mac-Focused Workflows - MacStories - Bike: An Elegant Outliner for a Mac-Centered Workflow - Crast.net - Bike is a new and super clean outliner app for macOS | iMore Shopping With Microsoft - Schedule a Free Microsoft Store Appointment - Personal Shopping, Setup & Product Training - Find a Microsoft Store Near Me - Microsoft Store Timer Apps … Yes, AGAIN! - pClock is RIP Focus Power Query for Mac - Mike’s Power Query YouTube Live Stream Shopping with Elaine The Great Audible £3 Sale - Saving Money with Audible - MacBites 0132 Contact Us - Mail Us - Contact Us - MacBites Mail - MacBites on Twitter - Elaine on Twitter - Mike on Twitter - MacBites Siri on Twitter

 MacBites - Episode 0158 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2334

In this episode … we’re most definitely NOT Promoting Private Pandemic Parties like certain others in With 2020 Hindsight: Quarter 4, part 4 of the MacBites review of the year 2020

 MacBites - Episode 0157 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1854

In this episode … we’re making “Hey” While the Sun Shines in With 2020 Hindsight: Quarter 2, part 2 of the MacBites Review of the Year 2020

 MacBites - Episode 0156 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2306

In this episode … we’re making “Hey” While the Sun Shines in With 2020 Hindsight: Quarter 2, part 2 of the MacBites Review of the Year 2020

 MacBites - Episode 0155 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1840

In this episode … we’re discussing toys of an adult nature while riding the wacky-baccy wave in With 2020 Hindsight: Quarter 1, part 1 of the MacBites Review of the Year 2020

 MacBites - Episode 0154 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2928

In this episode, we’re expressing our displeasure with a certain cloud and Mike has a bun in the oven ChatBites Abandoned Amazon Delivery Van - California Man in 4-Day Standoff With Abandoned Amazon Truck in Driveway - Amazon Driver Leaves Truck In Someone’s Driveway For 4 Days!? | ROCK 105.3 Apple’s Right to Repair - Apple announces Self Service Repair - Apple - iFixit Lauds Apple’s New Self Service Repair Program, Calls It a ‘Remarkable Concession’ - MacRumors - Apple Announces Self Service Repair Program, Starting With iPhone 12 and 13 - MacRumors - Apple Announces Self Service Repair Program That Will Provide Customers With Access to Tools, Parts, and Manuals - MacStories - Another Apple PR fail as Right to Repair response is too late - 9to5Mac - Apple will sell parts and tools so customers can repair their own devices - Apple’s self service program will let you repair iPhones and Macs yourself | Engadget Cloud Calamities - Google rolls out Drive shortcuts to simplify structure, sharing - 9to5Google NowTV and Elusive Screenshot - MacBites Episode 0146 | The MacBites Podcast Adobe Spark RIP - Adobe Announces Free Creative Cloud Express - Pricing | Adobe Creative Cloud Express Podcasting Awards App Review BusyCal - Busy Apps - BusyCal and BusyContacts - BusyCal Goes Subscription - MacBites Episode 0136 | The MacBites Podcast - BusyCal Launched - MacBites Episode 0026 | The MacBites Podcast - ‎Fantastical - Calendar & Tasks on the App Store Focus Mike’s AZ Scheduling Workflow - MacBites After Hours 0088 | The MacBites Podcast - ServiceNow – The smarter way to workflow MacBites After Hours - MacBites After Hours 0161 Contact Us - Mail Us - Contact Us - MacBites Mail - MacBites on Twitter - Elaine on Twitter - Mike on Twitter - MacBites Siri on Twitter

 MacBites - Episode 0153 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3245

In this episode, we’re looping the loop on our work life balance while carefully adjusting the angle of the dangle ChatBites MagSafe-gate Version 2 - ‘MagUnsafe’ Not Doing Its Job, MacBook Pro Owners Complain - Macworld UK Apple v Epic Rumbles On - Apple Must Allow External App Payments By 9 December - Macworld UK Two Factor Amazon Delivery Apple’s $19 Cloth v Samsung’s Free Version - Samsung Embarrasses Apple By Giving Away Cleaning Cloths - Macworld UK FotoMagico 6 Subscription - FotoMagico 6 Live Launch. Product Demo and Q&A Session - YouTube - Apps removed from Setapp – Setapp Support Microsoft Loop Announced - Introducing Microsoft Loop - YouTube - Microsoft Loop | Flexible Canvas App - Microsoft Office—Transforming for the hybrid world - Microsoft 365 Blog - Microsoft launches Google Wave | TechCrunch Focus Accessing Work Mail on iPhone / Work Life Balance - AirWatch: What it Can and Can’t Do | vDestination - What is Microsoft Intune | Microsoft Docs - ‎Microsoft Outlook on the App Store Hardware Review Portable Monitor - Portable Monitor 15.6 Inch External Monitor, 1080 Full HD IPS Screen App Review Keynote 11.2 Update - MacBites After Hours 0153 | The MacBites Podcast - MacBites After Hours 0154 | The MacBites Podcast - Play a slideshow with multiple presenters in Keynote on Mac – Apple Support (UK) - Keynote, Pages, Numbers 11.2 updates with new collaboration options | AppleInsider Numbers 11.2 Update - What’s new in Numbers for Mac? – Apple Support (UK) - MacBites After Hours 0150 | The MacBites Podcast - MacBites After Hours 0151 | The MacBites Podcast - MacBites After Hours 0152 | The MacBites Podcast - MacBites After Hours 0153 | The MacBites Podcast - MacBites After Hours 0154 | The MacBites Podcast Pages 11.2 Update - Radar Charts Demo in MacBites After Hours 0148 | The MacBites Podcast - What’s new in Pages for Mac - Apple Support - Publish a book to Apple Books in Pages on Mac – Apple Support (UK) - Add or delete a chart in Pages on Mac – Apple Support (UK) - Format a document for another language in Pages on Mac – Apple Support (UK) - Creating Digital Books in Apple Pages - MacBites After Hours 0154 | The MacBites Podcast MacBites After Hours - MacBites After Hours 0155 Contact Us - Mail Us - Contact Us - MacBites Mail - MacBites on Twitter - Elaine on Twitter - Mike on Twitter - MacBites Siri on Twitter

 MacBites - Episode 0152 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3301

In this episode, we have a fully 2 factored fan and Timmy proves himself to be a man of the cloth BackBites Jelly Scrolling-gate Update - iPad mini could get 120Hz ProMotion display, fixing ‘jelly scroll’ ChatBites Apple Event: Unleashed - The Fallout - Apple’s new 140W USB-C Mac Power Adapter remains offensively huge | Cult of Mac - I just got Sherlocked by the overpriced Apple Polishing Cloth! | Cult of Mac - Quinn Nelson on Twitter - iJustine on Twitter - The MAC is BACK! - Polishing Cloth - Apple (UK) - Albert C. Lee on Twitter - Denotchifier - Apple’s notch-hiding fix for MacBook Pro brings back the fat bezels - The Verge - Apple says it’s ‘not surprised’ by strong demand for its $19 Polishing Cloth, now backordered to 2022 - 9to5Mac - iFixit ‘tears down’ Apple Polishing Cloth to reveal why Apple charges a premium for it - 9to5Mac Earnings Call - Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results - Apple YouTube / Google Two Factor - Protect your account with 2-Step Verification - Google Account Help Notability Goes Subscription … or Not! - Welcome to the Next Generation of Notability, 11.0 | by Notability Blog | Nov, 2021 | Medium - Pricing Updates. Notability becomes a free app with… | by Notability Blog | Nov, 2021 | Medium - Updates to Notability 11.0 Subscription | by Notability Blog | Nov, 2021 | Medium - Notability - Notability Pricing - Notability on Mac App Store - MacBites Episode 0118 | The MacBites Podcast Focus The Fully Monty Install - macOS Monterey official wallpapers - macOS Monterey wallpaper variations in light and dark mode - iOS 15 official wallpapers - 10 Great macOS Monterey Features Worth Upgrading For - MacRumors - macOS Monterey: All the New Features Detailed Hardware Review Mike’s Fan - OPOLAR 6’’ USB Desk Fan – opolar BiteBack NaNoWriMo 2021 & Scrivener Extended Trial - Scrivener Extended NaNoWriMo Trial and Discount MacBites After Hours - MacBites After Hours 0154 Contact Us - Mail Us - Contact Us - MacBites Mail - MacBites on Twitter - Elaine on Twitter - Mike on Twitter - MacBites Siri on Twitter

 MacBites - Episode 0151 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3518

In this episode, mute, cute and loot! BackBites Can You Hear Me Mother? - Rogue Amoeba | Loopback: Cable-Free Audio Routing - Rogue Amoeba | SoundSource: A Superior Sound Control - Rogue Amoeba | Audio Hijack: Record Any Audio on MacOS - Cube Functions in Excel | Mike Thomas | Meetup ChatBites Apple Event: Unleashed - Apple Event — October 18 - YouTube - Apple’s MacBook Pro Touch Bar is finally gone, and it won’t be missed - CNET Back To Basics Back To Basics: Reminders - The all-new Things. Your to-do list for Mac & iOS - TaskPaper – Plain text to-do lists for Mac - BusyCal - The Best Calendar App for macOS - Flexibits | Fantastical | The calendar and tasks app you won’t be able to live without Focus Vivaldi: Quick Commands & More - Download Vivaldi | Vivaldi Browser - 30 Days to Becoming a Vivaldi Lover | Elaine Giles MacBites After Hours - MacBites After Hours 0151 Contact Us - Mail Us - Contact Us - MacBites Mail - MacBites on Twitter - Elaine on Twitter - Mike on Twitter - MacBites Siri on Twitter

 MacBites - Episode 0150 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2809

In this episode, we have Apple notably jumping a rather wobbly shark! BackBites Fixed in Biggles - What’s new in the updates for macOS Big Sur - Apple Support Biggles Bites Back - Parallels Desktop 17 for Mac - Windows on Mac Lost To Biggles - macOS Big Sur Known Issues | Carbon Copy Cloner | Bombich Software NAS Storage Options - CloudMounter - Drobo ChatBites It’s Not Them It’s You & Another Gate - iPad mini 6 users complain about LCD distortion issues - 9to5Mac - Apple Says ‘Jelly Scrolling’ on iPad Mini 6 is Normal Behavior for LCD Screens - MacRumors - iPad mini teardown sheds new light on “jelly scrolling” controversy | Ars Technica - Apple says the iPad Mini’s jelly scrolling isn’t a problem that needs to be fixed - The Verge The Basics of Litigation!! - Epic wins big in Apple trial verdict | PC Gamer - Apple ‘wins’ Fortnite lawsuit against Epic, but must reform in-app purchases policy - Dexerto - Apple wins a court battle with Epic Games—sort of | The Economist - Apple is appealing the Epic Games ruling it originally called a ‘resounding victory’ - The Verge - Why Apple appealed App Store ruling in Epic Games legal case - Apple appeals the Epic Games ruling and asks to put ordered App Store changes on hold | TechCrunch - Apple mostly wins in Epic Games Fortnite trial, but must ease payment rules - CNET - Apple wins antitrust suit against Epic in Fortnite case - Jarndyce and Jarndyce - Wikipedia Back To Basics Back To Basics: Notes - Craft - Create Amazing Documents - Drafts | Where Text Starts - Notion – A story of tools and the future of work App Review Bartender 4 - Bartender 4 - Take control of your Menu bar Hardware Review USB Repeater Cables - 10M USB Repeater Cable MacBites After Hours - MacBites After Hours 0150 Events Apple Event: Unleashed - Unleashed | The MacBites Podcast Contact Us - Mail Us - Contact Us - MacBites Mail - MacBites on Twitter - Elaine on Twitter - Mike on Twitter - MacBites Siri on Twitter

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