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Brew & Byte

By Mac User
Welcome to the Podcasting home of The London Mac User Group. We are a voluntary organisation of users and enthusiasts of all things Apple in the London area. As well as our podcast we hold monthly meetings in central London on the second Monday of the month and periodically other events.
We have wanted to start a podcast for a while now and as the way we communicate has changed over the last few months, we thought why not!

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Web: www.lmug.org.uk
Twitter: @londonmacgroup
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Episode 24 - Keys and Cheese
Episode 24 – Keys and Cheese This week we have a bumper packed show, Apples spying on my Photos, We look at the history of the Mouse and the part Apple has played in the design history of the popular input device, We play cat and mouse and what will kids of the future have? stay tuned to find out, Panel: Alastair, Craig, Martin. Runtime: – 41 mins   Show Notes: https://www.lmug.org.uk/brewbyte-show-notes/   Please leave us a review, we love to hear from our listeners  ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 📲 Connect with us via the links below: Twitter: @londomacgroup Website: www.lmug.org.uk  Facebook: Join the group  Become a member: Join here Contact us: podcast@lmug.org.uk   Sponsor: The London Mac User Group Series 1 | E 24
41:50
August 23, 2021
Episode 23 - Keeping to the Script(able)
On this week's Brew & Byte podcast, our panel discusses the release of the new MagSafe Battery Pack, a battery pack that makes use of Apple’s new MagSafe technology to snap onto the back of newer iPhones, Apple Users Users can now run a full version of Windows in a web browser on any device, and we interview indy developer, Simon Strøring creator of some of the Apple stores top-ranking applications to be a found in the App Store, as well as our "did you know section..." Special Guest: Simon Strøring is an iOS developer based in Denmark. During the day he works as an engineer at Lunar, a challenger bank in the Nordics, and in the night he is an indie developer. His focus is on building tools for developers and automation enthusiasts including well-known apps Scriptable, DataJar and Jayson.  Runtime: – 56 mins    Show Notes: https://www.lmug.org.uk/brewbyte-show-notes/   Please leave us a review, we love to hear from our listeners ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 📲 Connect with us via the links below:   Twitter: @londomacgroup   Website: www.lmug.org.uk  Facebook: Join the group   Become a member: Join here   Contact us: podcast@lmug.org.uk   Sponsor: The London Mac User Group Series 1 | E 23
55:50
July 26, 2021
Episode 22 – Inboxes and Apple Pi's
Coming up over the next 50 mins we have everything from this week's Apple News, LinkedIn is networking more that its users would like, what's new in store for Apple's Mail App in Mac OSX Monterey, and we answer your tech questions… This week we are also lucky enough to be be joined by not one guest but two.. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••  Episode 22 – Inboxes and Apple Pi's Panel: Tina, Alastair, Martin, Craig,  Special Guests: Jonathan Bernstein, Roy Wagner,  Runtime: – 51 mins   Show Notes: https://www.lmug.org.uk/brewbyte-show-notes/  Please leave us a review, we love to hear from our listeners  ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 📲 Connect with us via the links below:  Twitter: @londomacgroup  Website: www.lmug.org.uk  Facebook: Join the group  Become a member: Join here  Contact us: podcast@lmug.org.uk  Sponsor: The London Mac User Group Series 1 | E 22
50:16
July 12, 2021
Episode 21 - Watch this Space?
This week we discuss the latest news sounding IOS 15 beta, iMovie and Final Cut get an update…. we look in detail at the Apple Watch, with some of our favourite Watch Apps and as always our "Did you know section?", with all our tips and tricks…. ....................................................................................................................................... Get in Touch! 📱 Web: https://www.lmug.org.uk Twitter: @londonmacgroup Facebook: Group Contact us: Email Send in a voice message: Here Sponsored by: The London Mac User Group Become a member: Here
48:47
June 28, 2021
Episode 20 - Contextual Computing and a date at the Apple store
Welcome to Episode 20 of the Brew & Byte Podcast Coming up on the show, the panel is back, and we are very lucky to be joined by two Fantastic guests, Jay Miller - developer advocate and multipotentialite, and iMore's Tech Expect Oliver Haslam, as we discuss Apple’s WWDC21, This week we have everything from , Shortly the shortcut?, Does Pro mean Pro, and we take a deep dive into the subject of contextual computing, and how it fits into our workflow, Lets join the conversation….. ....................................................................................................................................... Get in Touch! 📱 Web: https://www.lmug.org.uk Twitter: @londonmacgroup Facebook: Group Contact us: Email Send in a voice message: Here Sponsored by: The London Mac User Group Become a member: Here
01:24:36
June 14, 2021
Episode 19 - Apple's Biggest Product...
This week we look at the first reactions of the iMac as listeners start to receive their new tech. We ask “would buy the base model? Apple discontinues another product , and our main feature as we look at Apple’s biggest product and why its successful…. as well as some, tips and tricks from “Did you know?” •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••   Panel: Tina, Alastair, Craig,  Show Notes: https://www.lmug.org.uk/brewbyte-show-notes/   Please leave us a review, we love to hear from our listeners  ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 📲 Connect with us via the links below:  Twitter: @londomacgroup Website: www.lmug.org.uk   Become a member today. Join here Contact us: podcast@lmug.org.uk   Sponsor: The London Mac User Group Series 1 | E 19
56:55
May 31, 2021
Episode 18 - The iPad, Form follows function
Welcome! This week we discuss the recent software updates from apple  and why they are important, is a new Apple Watch useful for diabetes suffers, and our feature the week as we delve into the how best to use an iPad, as well as all answers to your tech questions.....  •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••  Panel: Tina, Alastair, Martin, Craig, Show Notes: https://www.lmug.org.uk/brewbyte-show-notes/  Please leave us a review, we love to hear from our listeners  ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 📲 Connect with us via the links below:  Twitter: @londomacgroup  Website: www.lmug.org.uk  Facebook: Join the group Become a member:  Join here Contact us: podcast@lmug.org.uk  Sponsor: The London Mac User Group Series 1 | E 18
57:28
May 17, 2021
Episode 17 - Goldilocks and the iMac
Welcome to Episode 17 of Brew & Byte - Over the next hour we have a packed show, as we discuss the all the new tech from Apple’s Spring Loaded Event!, from iMacs to Remotes, as well as our "Do You Know" section. This week had the pleaseure of being joined by Robert Williams from SEAL Mac User Group... •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••  Panel: Tina, Alastair, Martin, Craig,  Special Guests: Robert Williams. The Show – Goldilocks and the iMac ,  Show Notes: https://www.lmug.org.uk/brewbyte-show-notes/  Please leave us a review, we love to hear from our listeners  ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 📲 Connect with us via the links below:  Twitter: @londomacgroup  Website: www.lmug.org.uk  Facebook: Join the group Become a member:  Join here Contact us: podcast@lmug.org.uk  Sponsor: The London Mac User Group Series 1 | E 17
01:01:59
May 3, 2021
Episode 16 - Find My Pint
Coming up on the show this week we have not 1! but 3 three wonderful guests , from a videographer, YouTuber, Rocket scientist to an App developer and Digital forensic expert and as well as being a CEO. This week we look at the Apples AirTags and their possible uses, Who’s next in line as the CEO of Apple and not forgetting our feature today - Apple and Entertainment. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Episode 16 - Panel: Tina, Alastair, Martin, Craig, Special Guests: Christian Boyce, Aidan Fitzpatrick, Mark Ellis Runtime: – 81 mins The Show – Find My Pint? Show Notes: https://www.lmug.org.uk/brewbyte-show-notes/ Please leave us a review, we love to hear from our listeners ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 📲 Connect with us via the links below: Twitter: @londomacgroup Website: www.lmug.org.uk Facebook: Join the group Become a member: Join here Contact us: podcast@lmug.org.uk Sponsor: The London Mac User Group Series 1 | E 16
01:20:49
April 19, 2021
Episode 15 - The Tiger Girl and the Geek-O-Meter
This week we look back at our first experience of MacOSX as it celebrates its 20th Anniversary, We are joined by Author, Photographer and Mac Automation Expert, Bakari Chavanu of MacAutomationTips.com, Is the latest tech is being held up by a lack of chips, and this week we are going to look at the best ways to save time when using your Mac, and delve into best practices to remaining organised, “Are you guilty of having a desktop full of files that you can’t find the wallpaper? then today this is the show for you!... ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Episode 15 -  Panel: Tina, Alastair, Martin, Craig, Special Guest: Bakari Chavanu Runtime: – 62mins The Show – The Skateboard Mac Show Notes: https://www.lmug.org.uk/brewbyte-show-notes/ Please leave us a review, we love to hear from our listeners ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 📲 Connect with us via the links below: Twitter: @londomacgroup Website: www.lmug.org.uk Facebook: Join Here Become a member: Be part of it! Contact us: podcast@lmug.org.uk Sponsors: The London Mac User Group Series 1 | E15
01:03:13
April 5, 2021
Episode 14 - The Skateboard Mac
We are very excited to say that we are joined this week by our special guest Gary Rosenzweig of MacMost.com  Coming up on this weeks show, Apple has been busy having a spring clean as we say goodbye to the iMac Pro, and the HomePod, will we finally see and the AirPods 3’s and I challenge the panel with your tech questions, As well as a few other surprises……. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Episode 14 - Panel: Tina, Alastair, Craig, Runtime: – 87 mins The Show – The Skateboard Mac Show Notes: https://www.lmug.org.uk/brewbyte-show-notes/ Please leave us a review, we love to hear from our listeners ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 📲 Connect with us via the links below: Twitter: @londomacgroup Website: www.lmug.org.uk Facebook: Join the group Become a member: Join here Contact us: podcast@lmug.org.uk Sponsor: The London Mac User Group Series 1 | E 14
01:17:47
March 22, 2021
Episode 13 – Head in the Clouds
Episode 13 – 08/03/21 – Head in the Clouds  Week we were lucky enough to be joined by Bob LeVitus AKA Doctor Mac to discuss the recent discovery of the first malware dubbed Silver Sparrow, which has attacked up to 30,000 new Apple M1 chip devices. Along with our feature topic of how we use the "cloud" This week we are going to look into items stored in the cloud, from documents, music, photography and passwords and how we can keep them safe and share with others, as well as a few hidden surprises..........   ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Episode 13 - Panel: Tina, Alastair, Martin, Craig, Special Guest: Bob Levitus Runtime: – 60 mins The Show – Head in the Clouds Show Notes: https://www.lmug.org.uk/brewbyte-show-notes/ Please leave us a review, we love to hear from our listeners ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 📲 Connect with us via the links below: Twitter: @londomacgroup Website: www.lmug.org.uk Facebook: Join the group Become a member: Join here Contact us: podcast@lmug.org.uk Sponsor: The London Mac User Group Series 1 | E 13
59:55
March 8, 2021
Episode 12 - The Sonic screwdriver and three-cornered iPad
Welcome back! This week we discuss the recent updates of MacOS and IOS, Including the release for beta 14.5, Apple Maps , as-well as a product update from Microsoft, and is it a last for Lastpass?  For this weeks topic we ask how do writers use Macs, iPads and iPhones, were we are joined by writer, YouTuber and **Appleinsider** columnist William Gallagher to discuss how to get the most from writing apps... ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Episode 12 - Panel: Tina, Alastair, Martin, Craig, Special Guest: William Gallagher Runtime: – 60 mins The Show – The Sonic screwdriver and three-cornered iPad Show Notes: https://www.lmug.org.uk/brewbyte-show-notes/ Please leave us a review, we love to hear from our listeners ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 📲 Connect with us via the links below: Twitter: @londomacgroup Website: www.lmug.org.uk Facebook: Join the group Become a member: Join here Contact us: podcast@lmug.org.uk Sponsor: The London Mac User Group Series 1 | E 12
01:08:31
March 1, 2021
Episode 11 – Blastdoors and Gameboys
Welcome back! This week we discuss the recent updates of MacOS and IOS, Someone swallowed an Apple product and a gameboy controls an AppleTV... thats just for starters! We also answer some of your tech questions as-well as we Introduce a new section to the show......  ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Episode 11 - Panel: Tina, Alastair, Martin, Craig, Runtime: – 61 mins The Show – The Skateboard Mac Show Notes: https://www.lmug.org.uk/brewbyte-show-notes/ Please leave us a review, we love to hear from our listeners ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 📲 Connect with us via the links below: Twitter: @londomacgroup Website: www.lmug.org.uk Facebook: Join the group Become a member: Join here Contact us: podcast@lmug.org.uk Sponsor: The London Mac User Group Series 1 | E 11
01:01:48
February 15, 2021
Bonus Episode - Automated brussel sprouts!
Welcome back! this week we have Part 2 of our show with very special guests, columnist of Mac Observer Nancy Gravley and author, podcaster and Mac expert Jeff Gamet, Were we discuss everything there is to know about "Automation on the Mac" Show Notes: https://www.lmug.org.uk/brewbyte-show-notes/  Panel: Tina, Alastair, Craig, Martin, Special Guests: Nancy Gravley, Jeff Gamet, Get in touch with us at- Web: www.lmug.org.uk Twitter: @londonmacgroup Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/35108081221/ Contact us: podcast@lmug.org.uk Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lmug/message Sponsored by: The London Mac User Group
33:26
February 9, 2021
Episode 10 - Mag-books and dinosaurs.
Episode 10 - 01/02/21 - Join us this week where we are joined by not one! but two very special guests, columnist of Mac Observer Nancy Gravley and Jeff Gamet, Author, Podcaster and Mac expert. We'll discuss all the latest from the Apple rumour Mill, including the "greatest hits of the MacBook", the Return of the Magsafe, and What's up with WhatsApp… Show Notes: https://www.lmug.org.uk/brewbyte-show-notes/  Panel: Tina, Alastair, Craig, Martin.  Special Guests Nancy Gravley and Jeff German Get in touch with us at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/35108081221/  Twitter: @londonmacgroup Email us: podcast@lmug.org.uk  Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lmug/message Sponsored by:: The London Mac User Group
59:55
February 1, 2021
Episode 9 - VP When?
Episode 9 - 18/01/21 - VP When?  Happy New Year to all our Listeners and thanks for joining us in 2021! This Week we discuss all the latest from Apples rumour mills including the Airtags and expected Airpod Pro 2. As we enter the new year, lots of you have new may have received new tech over the holidays and we discuss all things "Security on the Mac" to ensure that you remain safe online,  We also answer your listeners tech questions, Guests: Tina, Alastair, Craig, Martin. Show Notes: https://www.lmug.org.uk/brewbyte-show-notes/  Get in touch with us at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/35108081221/  Twitter: @londonmacgroup Email us: podcast@lmug.org.uk  Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lmug/message Sponsored by:: The London Mac User Group
56:38
January 18, 2021
Episode 8- Flash in the Pan?
Happy New Year to all our Listeners and thanks for joining us in 2021! Jumping into a new show, the panel discuss the latest Apple news from over the holidays period, Steve Jobs got his wish and what a hack!. We also included our suggestions for your must have installs for your new holiday tech, much much more … Guests: Tina, Alastair, Craig, Martin, Show Notes: https://www.lmug.org.uk/brewbyte-show-notes/  Get in touch with us at -  Web: www.lmug.org.uk    Email: podcast@lmug.org.uk  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/35108081221/   Twitter: @londonmacgroup   Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lmug/message  SPONSORS: The London Mac User Group - The London Macintosh User Group (www.lmug.org.uk) is a voluntary organisation of users and enthusiasts of Apple Macintosh computers in the London area. We hold monthly meetings in central London on the second Monday of the month and periodically other events.
48:31
January 4, 2021
Bonus Episode - Byte Size Pieces 2
Join us for part two of  "Byte Size Pieces"  The second part in a series of holiday special shows-  where we are featuring a new guest each week.  In this show,  join Craig and Graham the Chairman of fellow Mac User Group from the Exeter Area Mac User Group. where they have been helping  members in and around Exeter get the most from their Apple devices, for over a decade.  Find out more about the User group, How to get involved and what does a mac user group do? and much more in this mini series, Get in touch with us at -   Web: www.lmug.org.uk Email: podcast@lmug.org.uk  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/35108081221/ Twitter: @londonmacgroup    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lmug/message   SPONSORS: The London Mac User Group - The London Macintosh User Group (www.lmug.org.uk) is a voluntary organisation of users and enthusiasts of Apple Macintosh computers in the London area. We hold monthly meetings in central London on the second Monday of the month and periodically other events.
13:00
December 28, 2020
Episode 7 - The Apple Bra
Join us this week the start of our holiday Specials! As we discuss all the Apple news from the last 7 days, along with the panels thoughts on the release of the Apple AirPods Max. We many have even had time to answer some of your tech questions , much much more … Guests: Tina , Alastair, Craig, Martin, Special Guest Graham Chairman of  Examug –info Show notes Show Notes - https://www.lmug.org.uk/brewbyte-show-notes/   Get in touch with us at -   Web: www.lmug.org.uk Meetup: London Mac User Group.  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/35108081221/  Twitter: @londonmacgroup Contact us: podcast@lmug.org.uk   Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lmug/message
50:57
December 21, 2020
Bonus Episode - Byte Size Pieces
Join us for our first  "Byte Size Pieces"  a series of holiday special shows-  where we will be featuring a new guest each week. In our first show join Craig and Brandon the CEO of HeliumCine as they discuss all things iPhone, product development, and crowdfunding.  Get in touch with us at -   Web: www.lmug.org.uk Email: podcast@lmug.org.uk  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/35108081221/  Twitter: @londonmacgroup   Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lmug/message  SPONSORS: The London Mac User Group - The London Macintosh User Group (www.lmug.org.uk) is a voluntary organisation of users and enthusiasts of Apple Macintosh computers in the London area. We hold monthly meetings in central London on the second Monday of the month and periodically other events.
17:18
December 15, 2020
Episode 6 - What the HEIF?
Join us this week for our Photography Special! We compare images from the panels shiny new iPhones and we delve into all things Photography on the Mac. We even had time to answer some of your tech questions , much much more ... Guests: Tina , Alastair, Craig, Martin. Show Notes: https://www.lmug.org.uk/brewbyte-show-notes/ Get in touch with us at -  Web: www.lmug.org.uk   Email: podcast@lmug.org.uk  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/35108081221/  Twitter: @londonmacgroup  Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lmug/message SPONSORS: The London Mac User Group - The London Macintosh User Group (www.lmug.org.uk) is a voluntary organisation of users and enthusiasts of Apple Macintosh computers in the London area. We hold monthly meetings in central London on the second Monday of the month and periodically other events.
57:27
December 7, 2020
Episode 5 - The Big Surf
This week the LMUG Team discuss all the latest Apple news from the “One More thing” event, Big Sur and Tina and Martin discuss their new iPhone arrivals and the iPhone 12’s new camera features and much much more…… Guests: Tina , Alastair, Craig, Martin. Show Notes: https://www.lmug.org.uk/brewbyte-show-notes/ Get in touch with us at -  Web: www.lmug.org.uk   Email: podcast@lmug.org.uk  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/35108081221/  Twitter: @londonmacgroup  Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lmug/message SPONSORS: The London Mac User Group - The London Macintosh User Group (www.lmug.org.uk) is a voluntary organisation of users and enthusiasts of Apple Macintosh computers in the London area. We hold monthly meetings in central London on the second Monday of the month and periodically other events.
54:45
November 23, 2020
Episode 4 - The Backup king
This week the LMUG Team is back to discuss all the latest Apple news, and we dive into our backup routines before the release of Big Sur. This week we are joined by a special guest all the way from Austin Texas and much much more...... Show Notes: https://www.lmug.org.uk/brewbyte-show-notes/ Get in touch with us at -  Web: www.lmug.org.uk   Email: podcast@lmug.org.uk  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/35108081221/  Twitter: @londonmacgroup  Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lmug/message SPONSORS: The London Mac User Group - The London Macintosh User Group (www.lmug.org.uk) is a voluntary organisation of users and enthusiasts of Apple Macintosh computers in the London area. We hold monthly meetings in central London on the second Monday of the month and periodically other events.
01:25:28
November 10, 2020
Episode 3 - The House that Tim built
Join us this week for our Hardware special! As we discuss all the new releases from the Apple High Speed Event and Craig catch’s up with an Apple Developer and much much more .......   ....... Get in touch with us at -  Web: www.lmug.org.uk  Meetup: London Mac User Group. show notes Show Notes - https://www.lmug.org.uk/brewbyte-show-notes/ Meetup: London-Mac-User-Group Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/35108081221/ Twitter: @londonmacgroup Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/35108081221/  Twitter: @londonmacgroup  Contact us: podcast@lmug.org.uk  Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lmug/message
01:14:54
October 27, 2020
Episode 2 - Mac and chips
Join us - for Episode 2 This week we discuss all the latest Apple News,  - Recycling goes wrong, - iPad for care homes, - IOS home screens, and much much more....  Even a mug of tea and some very British fish and chips are on the tech menu this week,  while we try to solve some of your tech questions in our Q&A section,  Join us fortnightly when we discuss all thing Apple, Software, Hardware and Technology News. Show Notes - Show Notes - https://www.lmug.org.uk/brewbyte-show-notes/ Meetup: London-Mac-User-Group Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/35108081221/ Twitter: @londonmacgroup Meetup: London-Mac-User-Group Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/35108081221/ Twitter: @londonmacgroup Contact us: podcast@lmug.org.uk --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lmug/message
01:05:47
October 12, 2020
Episode 1
It's Episode 1, We’ve wanted to start a podcast for a while now, and why not now! Join us to hear why we started a Podcast, What is the Mac User Group?, and our first Q&A from our members … Join us fortnightly when we discuss all thing Apple, Software Hardware and Technology News.  Show Notes - https://www.lmug.org.uk/brewbyte-show-notes/ Meetup: London-Mac-User-Group Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/35108081221/ Twitter: @londonmacgroup Contact us: podcast@lmug.org.uk --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lmug/message
01:15:46
September 27, 2020