Talkcast tonight, 10 pm ET/7 pm PT: Best Mac apps of the year
New dial-in experience! Set up Fuze Meeting before the show if you want to join in live.
Another Sunday, another TUAW talkcast! With our second-to-last show of 2013, it's time to dive into the best Mac apps on the market this year (next week, perhaps, we'll talk iOS). Of course, to talk Mac apps you need Mac experts, and in addition to our usual gang of opinonators we have a couple of special guests tonight! The Mac Observer's Jeff Gamet and our own contributor/mad scientist at large Brett Terpstra will be helping us hold down the show.
In addition, there's a new sheriff in town; Apple's new Mac Pro is available for order, and shipping next month. Mmmm, unified thermal core, so yummy. We'll discuss this and all the week's stories, right here on ye olde Talkcast live tonight.
Reminder on new-style talkcasting: With some help from the fine folks at Fuze, we're using a new system to record the show. This should let everyone listen in live -- and, if you want, raise your hand as you would in the Talkshoe room to get unmuted and chime in.
You can join the call in progress (meeting # is 20099010) at 10 pm ET from any computer via this link; if you download the Mac or Windows Fuze clients ahead of time, you'll get better audio and a slicker experience, but browser-only will work fine. Just click the phone icon to join the audio once you're in.
Using an iPhone or iPad? Grab the native clients from the App Store and get busy. (Even Android users can join the party.) Still feel like using the conventional phone dial-in? Just call 775-996-3562 and enter the meeting number 20099010, then press #.
While the Fuze web and native clients have a chat channel, we'd like to reserve that for host participants, requests to talk and other real-time alerts... so the full-on chat for the show will appear in a second Talkcast post at 10 pm tonight. You'll need Twitter, Facebook or Chatroll credentials to participate in the chat. We'll remind everyone to check back in at that time.
Software Updatesmore updates
- Apple Remote Desktop updated with Yosemite support
- OS X Yosemite 10.10.2, iOS 8.1.3 updates now available
- Sports Illustrated 120 SPORTS channel comes to Apple TV
- Logic Pro X update brings AirDrop support, new effects, tools, and more
- Parallels Access 2.5 released, adds file manager, computer-to-computer remote access
- The Google Translate iOS app is about to get a lot smarter