Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #129: Zoom Is a Security and Privacy Nightmare (Zoomenfreude)

Lots of people have turned to Zoom to stay in touch with friends and family, and to work from home, but this software has had a huge number of security issues. We discuss these and how this trend shows poor attention to security and privacy in this software.

Check out the latest episode of The Intego Mac Podcast, which I co-host with Josh Long. We talk about Macs and iOS devices, and how to keep them secure.

The Next Track, Episode #174 – Pianist, Composer, and Author Stephen Hough

In this episode, we talk with the pianist, composer, and author Stephen Hough, about how the lockdown is affecting him, how he has “the backside of a rhinoceros,” and we discuss how classical concerts could change in the future.

Find out more at The Next Track website, or follow The Next Track on Twitter at @NextTrackCast.

The Next Track, Episode #173 – Pianist Angela Hewitt

In the first of a number of out-of-band episodes that we’re planning to release in the coming weeks, we talk with pianist Angela Hewitt, best known for her extraordinary recordings of all of Bach’s keyboard works.

Find out more at The Next Track website, or follow The Next Track on Twitter at @NextTrackCast.

Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #128: Medical ID, Apple Updates, Intel Vulnerabilities, and More

Josh and Kirk discuss how to set up a medical ID on an iPhone and Apple Watch, we cover this week’s Apple updates, we look at a new Intel CPU bug, and more.

Check out the latest episode of The Intego Mac Podcast, which I co-host with Josh Long. We talk about Macs and iOS devices, and how to keep them secure.

New Bob Dylan Song: Murder Most Foul

Bod Dylan has released a new 17-minute song, Murder Most Foul, about the killing of John F. Kennedy. It’s a slow, haunting, dirge-like ballad, essentially a talking song, where the lyrics sound almost improvised as the song goes on. There’s a playful use of rhyme and cultural reference, and in this time of great sadness, it brought tears to my eyes.

Dylan fans have transcribed the lyrics, which can be found on the Expecting Rain website.

Dylan scholar Scott Warmuth has found a book about the Kennedy assassination that may have been an influence on the song, or at least its tittle.

Murder most foul

5 Tips for Working at Home – Comfortably and Productively

Working remotely (i.e. working from home) has been gradually becoming more common. In recent weeks, global health concerns have rapidly accelerated this shift, and many people who have never worked from home before will be doing so for weeks or perhaps months to come. Some companies may even decide to continue to offer remote-work opportunities if they find that employees are just as productive working from home.

For many workers, this may not necessarily be an easy transition. As a telecommuter, you must consider a number of factors to make your workspace comfortable and efficient.

In this article, I’d like to share some tips based on my 25 years of working at home. I’ll cover how you can organize a space to work, how you can enhance your environment, and how you can pace yourself.

Read the rest of the article on The Mac Security Blog.

The Next Track, Episode #172 – Social Isolation and Music

These are difficult times for many people, who are now required to stay at home. Music can help us get through this. In this “two guys not in a pub” episode, Doug and Kirk reflect on social isolation and music.

Find out more at The Next Track website, or follow The Next Track on Twitter at @NextTrackCast.

Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #127: How to Adapt to Working From Home

Many people are required to work from home for the foreseeable future, so Josh and Kirk have decided to give some tips about working from home, something they both do.

Check out the latest episode of The Intego Mac Podcast, which I co-host with Josh Long. We talk about Macs and iOS devices, and how to keep them secure.

PhotoActive Podcast, Episode 64: Creativity Is Problem Solving, with David duChemin

A few months ago when we invited David duChemin to return as a PhotoActive guest to talk about his new book The Heart of the Photograph, we had no idea it would be at the disruptive beginning of a global pandemic. We talk with David about being creative in this new situation, and how creativity can translate into resiliency. Then we focus on his book, and the questions it raises for how we approach making and working with photographs.

Find out more, and subscribe to the podcast, at the PhotoActive website. You can follow The PhotoActive on Twitter at @PhotoActiveCast to keep up to date with new episodes, and join our Facebook group to chat with other listeners and participate in photo challenges and more.