The Mac & Forth Show 200 - The 200th

The Mac & Forth Show 200 - The 200th

It’s our 200th episode with Alan, Steve and Karl taking a slight departure from their usual format to have a bit of extra fun. Original co-hosts Ric, Barry and Matt drop by to reminisce about the old days and attempt a live re-reading of their first Tech News Round-up (if you can recall how those used to go). Plus we have a smattering of listeners messages and a few questions. All this and slightly more on this week’s 200th episode. 

Special Extra Thanks to: Simon, David, Teresa, Gordon, Guy, Gaz, Alex and Mark. 


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The Mac & Forth Show 194 - Hey, Barbie

The Mac & Forth Show 194 - Hey, Barbie

It’s yet another week so that means yet another show. Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl return to meander their way through the week’s Apple and tech related news. Apple has been buying and hiring again to hopefully strengthen their SIRI and Home services. CityMapper wants to help Londoners with cheaper travel. Google had a hidden microphone is some Nest products and Ming-Chi Kuo presents his latest investor notes with some intriguing rumours. All this and slightly more on this weeks episode.

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The Mac & Forth Show 190 - Shot on iPhone*

The Mac & Forth Show 190 - Shot on iPhone*

The gang of Dean, Alan, Steve and Karl return once again to go through the week’s Apple related news. Another round of updates are released. ‘Shot on iPhone’ might inspire budding iPhone photographers. Apple shows off some iPad Pro Workflows. Copyright law gets sent back for further work and Google gets hit by GDPR. All this and slightly more on this weeks episode.

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The Mac & Forth Show 173 - To The Max

The Mac & Forth Show 173 - To The Max

Apple’s new iPhones and Apple Watches are here and it’s all rather exciting. To discuss what was revealed Alan, Steve and Karl are joined by Don McAllister of ScreenCastsOnline to lust after the new shiny things and see if any have tempted them to break out the credit/debit cards, or if they have resisted the temptation…at least for now. 

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The Mac & Forth Show 172 - Gathering Round

The Mac & Forth Show 172 - Gathering Round

It is less than a week to go until Apple announces the new products it has been working on. Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl gather round to discuss what they think we will see and what they hope will be announced. next week when Tim Cook and other Apple personnel take to the stage at the Steve Jobs Theatre and finally reveal all the new shiny things.

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The Mac & Forth Show 170 - Putting The Band Back Together

The Mac & Forth Show 170 - Putting The Band Back Together

The gang’s all here this week as Alan, Dean and Steve join Karl to discuss the week’s Apple related topics. Thieves of an Apple Store get more than they expects when the public get involved. An iPad clears an Apple store after catching fire. Brit’s like using Apple Pay. Amazon Music is tired of playing third fiddle to Apple and Spotify. Rumours emerge of a new Mac Mini and new Watches arriving soon…WOOHOO! All this and slightly more on this week’s episode.

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The Mac & Forth Show 169 - Subs, Subs, Subs

The Mac & Forth Show 169 - Subs, Subs, Subs

This week Alan, Dean and Karl are joined by David Dean, formally of the ‘I Confess I’m A Geek’ Podcast to discuss the week’s Apple related topics. Apple invited a number of indie developers to a secret meeting to discuss app subscriptions. Twitter keeps it word and breaks third part apps. Australian authorities now want access to your iPhone and an Australian kid gains access to Apple’s files. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode.

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The Mac & Forth Show 161 - Fresh Out The Box

The Mac & Forth Show 161 - Fresh Out The Box

This week Alan and Karl find themselves alone discussing the Apple related news. Also, Alan has throw caution to the wind regarding iOS12, what could possibly go wrong we ask ourselves? Karl is trying to work out a media solution for his father and we have a request from a listener regarding what to put on his new Apple Watch while it’s fresh out the box. 

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The Mac & Forth Show 149 - Tea For Two

The Mac & Forth Show 149 - Tea For Two

This week Alan Vickers joins Karl Madden as they take a break from the shows usual format. With Dean and Steve away they grab a cuppa and just discuss their thoughts and opinions on various Apple and tech-related issues. We also find out why Alan had returned his HomePod, but it’s not for the reasons you probably think. 

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The Mac & Forth Show 146 - Earnings Boast

The Mac & Forth Show 146 - Earnings Boast

This week Apple has announced it’s latest earning and apparently they are still doing ok.  Alan Vickers, Dean Murphy and Steven Leach have ordered their HomePod’s leaving Karl Madden the odd one out…mind you, he’s been odd for a while now. A movie director is thinking of shooting all his future features on phones but unfortunately it probably requires talent too. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode. 

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The Mac & Forth Show 138 - Pressure

The Mac & Forth Show 138 - Pressure

This week Don McAllister of ScreenCasts Online makes a welcome return and joins Alan Vickers and Karl Madden to go through the week’s Apple related news. A London Apple store gets gang raided, the Apple Watch could help identify high blood pressure, a man is rescued from shark infested waters tanks to his Watch, FaceID challenges, an entire movie shot on an iPhone and Amazon is heading for Middle Earth.

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The Mac & Forth Show 133 - EERROR

The Mac & Forth Show 133 - EERROR

This week Alan Vickers, Dean Murphy and Karl Madden are back to cast their beady eyes over the weeks Apple and technology related news. Karl has finally joined EE and now we know why the Apple Watch cellular is only available on their service...if you can get it activated. Google announced a number of new products and Sonos just one and Amazon expands it’s messaging service on Alexa.

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The Mac & Forth Show 131 - Updates

The Mac & Forth Show 131 - Updates

This week Apple has released iOS11 and a number of new shiny devices that have been dispatched to eager customers, among them our very own Dean Murphy and Karl Madden.  They are also joined by Ben Kinnaird from the Something Inventive Podcast to discuss their new purchases and the rest of the week’s Apple related news. 

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The Mac & Forth Show 129 - Our Place

The Mac & Forth Show 129 - Our Place

With just a few days to go until Apple is unveiling its new iPhones, a possible new Apple Watch and Apple TV, along with the official releases of iOS11 and MacOS  Dean MurphyAlan Vickers and Karl Madden are joined by Don McAllister (of ScreenCastsOnline) to discuss what might be in store come Tuesday. They also discuss the Gold Master leak that appears to confirm a few items but keep that discussion separate if case you want to avoid any spoilers.

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