PhotoActive, Episode #1 – Introducing the PhotoActive Podcast

Photoactive 400Jeff Carlson and Kirk McElhearn introduce PhotoActive, a podcast about photography and the Apple ecosystem. We explain what we plan to cover in this podcast, and how you can participate. 

Listen to PhotoActive, Episode #1 – Introducing the PhotoActive Podcast.

Find out more, and subscribe to the podcast, at the PhotoActive website. You can follow The Next Track 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.

Introducing the PhotoActive Podcast

Photoactive 400PhotoActive, a new podcast about photography and the Apple ecosystem, is launching today. Hosted by Apple experts and photographers Jeff Carlson and Kirk McElhearn, the podcast explores the intersection between photography and Apple–from traditional cameras to iPhones and the hardware and software involved in editing and storing photos.

Why Apple? The success of the iPhone has put Apple cameras into the hands of millions of people, and has arguably inspired more people to think of themselves as photographers than any camera manufacturer.

But Apple has been focused on photography and photographers for a long time: it sold the first consumer digital camera, the QuickTake 100; it has bundled iPhoto and now Apple Photos on new Macs for years; and it aggressively courted professional photographers with Aperture (the saga of which is a drama in its own right). When the company realized that the camera in the iPhone was often more important to customers than the phone features, Apple’s photo interest ratcheted up dramatically.

We’re here to share our passion for photography, both as a craft and an art. While some of what we discuss will be Apple specific–hardware, apps, and the like–many of our topics won’t be. The PhotoActive podcast will look at techniques, apps, processes, the craft and the art of photography, all in service of inspiring and helping listeners enjoy their own photos. We’ll be featuring guests to discuss their photography, or their apps, and will extend the podcast with photo challenges, critique groups, and more.

Check out the PhotoActive podcast website, subscribe on iTunes, and follow us on Twitter at @PhotoActiveCast.

Intego Mac Podcast, Episode 32: Browser Cookies & Private Browsing

We talk about all those GDPR emails you’ve been receiving, mention a new Spectre-type vulnerability, and then take a deep dive into browser cookies and private browsing.

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 #106 – Music in Your Head; Listening to Music on Headphones

The Next Track Blue Flat Button2 400pxDoug and Kirk discuss headphones: the pros and cons of listening to music on headphones, and the different types of headphones you can use to listen to music.

Listen to The Next Track: Episode #106 – Music in Your Head; Listening to Music on Headphones.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode 31: Delete Your Social Media History

We discuss the new EFAIL issue affecting encrypted email; discuss a new class-action suit against Apple; and then explain how you can delete your history on Facebook and Twitter. It’s not easy, but it’s possible.

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 #105 – The Future of Vinyl

The Next Track Blue Flat Button2 400pxAndy Doe joins us to discuss the present and future of vinyl records.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode 30: What Is a Firewall, and How Does it Work?

After some news about an interesting new iOS security feature, some potential malware, and a surprising move by Microsoft, we delve into firewalls. What is a firewall? How does it work? Why do you need one?

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 #104 -The Future of iTunes

The Next Track Blue Flat Button2 400pxDoug and Kirk discuss the future of iTunes. What effect will streaming and Apple’s forthcoming video service have on iTunes? Will it split into several apps? Will it still be called iTunes?

Listen to The Next Track: Episode #104 – The Future of iTunes.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode 29: Spring Cleaning

We explain what tech support scams – by phone, or on the web – are all about, and we then take a close look at the best ways to do a spring cleaning on your Mac.

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 #103 – The Eurovision Song Contest

The Next Track Blue Flat Button2 400pxWe welcome Dean Asker, a Eurovision Song Contest fan and expert, to discuss the past and present of this unique annual event. Curious how the voting works? We find out.

Listen to The Next Track: Episode #103 – The Eurovision Song Contest.

Find out more, and subscribe to the podcast, at The Next Track website. You can follow The Next Track on Twitter at @NextTrackCast, to keep up to date with new episodes, and new articles from the website.