Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #147: A New iMac, a Google Gotcha, and a Zoom Zinger

Apple updated the 27″ iMac this week, and it may be the last new desktop Mac running Intel processors, but should you buy this one or wait for Apple’s own chips? Google accidentally enabled some of its speakers to listen in on sounds in people’s homes, and we update recent stories about Garmin getting hit by ransomware, and the Great Twitter Hack of 2020.

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The Next Track, Episode #189 – Renaissance Men of Music

A reviewer suggested that we mentioned John Cage in this podcast as a “cheap marketing ploy.” That made use think about taste: highbrow, lowbrow, and unibrow. We reflect on whether we are really the “Renaissance men of music.”

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PhotoActive Podcast, Episode 73: Real Estate Photography with Rich Baum

Rich Baum joins us this week to talk about real estate and interior photography, a type of shooting that relies as much on discipline and adherence to rules as it does on creative problem solving. If you’re looking to expand your photographic skills or push into the field as a career, good news: you can get started pretty easily by shooting the rooms you’re already in!

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #146: How computer security is depicted in movies

We talk about an update on the Great Twitter Hack of 2020, discuss a ransomware attack on Garmin that shut down the company’s services, and even its assembly lines, and warn listeners about some Netgear devices that have vulnerabilities and can’t be updated. We then discuss the often ridiculous way hacking is portrayed in movies and TV.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #145: Are smart locks really that smart?

We follow up on the great Twitter hack of 2020, we discuss how a Cloudflare outage brought down many major websites, and Kirk tells a story of a suspicious email from his local government. We then examine whether smart locks are really safe.

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Robert Fripp’s Music for Quiet Moments Playlist

Each week, for the past few months, Robert Fripp has been releasing lovely ambient tracks from a series he calls Music for Quiet Moments. Today, he has just released a 13th track, Horizons.

I’ve been collecting these in an Apple Music playlist, and updating the playlist each week. Feel free to listen here, or add the playlist to your Apple Music library and enjoy this lovely music.

The Next Track, Episode #188 – Kathryn Williams on the Breath in Music

Kathryn Williams plays the flute, and, because of some health issues, has a unique approach to the breath. In addition to being a free diver, she has been commissioning pieces of music for one single breath. And she’s going to try to break the Guinness world record for the longest sustained note on a wind instrument.

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PhotoActive Podcast, Episode 72: Night Skies with Glenn Randall

Comet Neowise is streaking across the sky as we publish this latest episode of the PhotoActive podcast. How can you capture it, or any views of the night sky, in photos? We’re happy to welcome Glenn Randall, author of the book Dusk to Dawn, to talk all about photographing the night sky, from lens choices to composition to post-processing.

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