Back to the Mac Podcast, Episode 17

 

Back to the Mac Podcast, Episode 17

This podcast was a collaboration with Dr Richard Harkness. It was the 17th podcast that I recorded and edited for publication by Alex Arena.

Back to the Mac, or BTTM, ran for a total of 26 episodes, most of which have been lost to internet history. It was good fun whilst it lasted and we had an average five-star review from seven listeners. I’m not sure how many more we reached.

I rescued this episode from an old, portable hard drive.

Back to the Mac Podcast, Episode 16

 

Back to the Mac Podcast, Episode 16

This podcast was a collaboration with Dr Richard Harkness. It was the sixteenth podcast that I recorded and edited for publication by Alex Arena.

Back to the Mac, or BTTM, ran for a total of 26 episodes, most of which have been lost to internet history. It was good fun whilst it lasted and we had an average five-star review from seven listeners. I’m not sure how many more we reached.

I rescued this episode from an old, portable hard drive.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Apple ID but Were Too Afraid to Ask

Newcomers to the Mac will be requested to register an email address, and some other details, when they first start up OS X. This email address is often a yourname@mac.com, yourname@me.com or yourname@icloud.com, that can be obtained from Apple specifically for the purpose, or it may be your personal email address such as yourname@yourdomain.tld.

What may not be immediately clear to the new Mac owner, or indeed some existing Mac owners, is why Apple wants you to do this. This article seeks to explain what an Apple ID is and why you need one together with some examples of how an Apple ID can be more useful than you perhaps first considered.

Read more at Envato…

In-App Purchases: It’s Not the Parents’ Problem

This article first appeared on iPad.Appstorm, a popular Envato website reviewing iPad apps. The site was subsequently sold to a new owner and, a number of years later, the article was lost. I have republished it here for reference.

Reports of kids racking up huge bills through in-app purchases (IAP) is certainly en vogue in the mainstream media at the moment. The tech media, too. When the story ingredients include young children, the (on occasion) largest company on the planet and mammoth credit card bills for normal, hardworking parents then you’re guaranteed eyes on the page. The conclusion being that Apple is, after all, evil.

For tech-heads like us, immersed in this technology every day, it’s easy to blame the parents. It’s wrong to do so, though — it’s just too convenient.

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