Mac Power Users #378: More iOS Hidden Features

This week on Mac Power Users Clayton Morris returns to share more underutilized iOS features, tips, and tricks.

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Star Trek Discovery Trailer

The First Look trailer for Star Trek Discovery dropped last week on YouTube. I’ll admit I haven’t been particular excited about this new Star Trek Series. It’s the first time Star Trek has been on the air since Enterprise (which I also wasn’t initially a fan of) went off the air in 2005.

The fact that this series is exclusively airing on CBS All Access in the US and Canada feels like the show has been handicapped out of the gate. I can’t expect anyone but die-hard fans will subscribe to the $6 per month subscription service to watch the show. Candidly, I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to pick up an All Access subscription to watch it.

The show is being produced in partnership with Netflix. Other countries will be able to watch the show on Netflix 24 hours after the CBS All Access premiere. Presumably, Star Trek Discovery will be available on Netflix and other services after some delay - but no official word.

As always, there’s an Incomparable Podcast episode dedicated to an analysis of the trailer that’s worth a listen.

Somewhat related, There’s also a trailer for the upcoming comedy series The Orville - which is a Galaxy Quest-esque Star Trek spoof starring Seth MacFarlane coming to Fox next year that looks quite entertaining.

CMD-D Automation Conference

Sal Soghoian is the master of automation on the Mac. David and I were privileged to speak with him on Mac Power Users earlier this year.

Last week Sal announced the first-ever CMD-D: Masters of Automation Conference. Taking place at the Santa Clara Convention Center on August 9, 2017. CMD-D is designed for anyone who uses automation, creates automation or develops software.

Attendees will learn about powerful automation capabilities hiding in plain sight, user-friendly Automator power-tricks, the latest developments for cutting-edge dual-platform automation for macOS and iOS, and more. Registration for CMD-D is open today at

CMD-D has a few powerhouse names behind it. In addition to Sal, Jason Snell is slated to host a discussion on automation and its future as part of a live Six Colors Podcast. Paul Kent, who has decades of experience producing macWorld expo and Naomi Pearce are collaborating with Sal on the project.

For more information or to register, visit

Katie's Week in Review: May 21, 2017

I’ve been a bit behind in posting these as it’s been an incredibly busy few weeks. Much to catch up on so here are the links of note (and a few I missed from previous weeks) for the week ending May 21, 2017.

Mac Power Users #377: Audio Media Managment - Relay FM

This week and Mac Power Users David and I take a good look at dealing with audio on your Apple gear. Topics include traditional music management, the best streaming services and why David loves them, podcast management, and playing audio in your car and home.

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Mac Power Users #376: Notifications!

This week on Mac Power Users, Myke Hurley joins David and me to discuss notifications. We discuss how notifications have become a problem, dealing with distractions and wrangling the various notifications to optimize our devices.

Guest Starring: Myke Hurley

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Mac Power Users #375: More Big Questions - Relay FM

This week on Mac Power Users, David and I cover some big questions including the Workflow app, secure cloud storage, email sharing, moving data, managing your network, and how they scan. Also, we learn that under no circumstances will David get access to my Synology.

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Screencasts Online Monthly Magazine: A Month Without A Smart Home

This month’s issue of ScreenCasts Online Monthly Magazine is now available in ScreenCasts Online Magazine App. In the February issue, you’ll find an article from me about my month without a smart home. (How did I survive?)

The monthly magazine is packed with streamable versions of Don’s excellent video tutorials as well as articles, reviews, and tips from authors including David Sparks, Allison Sheridan, Wally Cherwinski and more. The magazine is free for ScreenCasts online Premium Members or available as a separate subscription or you can pick up individual issues. You can find more info on the ScreenCasts Online website.