Welcome to MacBites

THE Mac Podcast Getting to the Core of All Things Apple!

MacBites Live

The legendary MacBites Live chatroom is THE place to be when there’s an Apple announcement
MacBites is the UK based podcast for all things Apple related, presented by Elaine Giles and Mike Thomas (aka The MacBites Crew).

Through the podcast, website and newsletter, we bring you tips and tricks and valuable first hand experiences of the Mac platform, iPhone, iPad, iPod and AppleTV … and anything else Apple may tempt us with.

As well as the podcast, the legendary MacBites Live chatroom is THE place to be when there’s an Apple announcement. Elaine, Mike and The MacBiters enjoy the friendly, vibrant environment to chat and debate about the latest news from Cupertino.

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Some podcasts build communities, this one’s built a family. grahruss

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This THE best podcast around if you want Mac chat. CarrieH

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Got to be the best UK podcast on iTunes! HoodedWitch

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MacBites Episode 0097

In this episode, iPhones, elephants and a musical interlude [sc:episodeaudioplayer show="MacBites_0097" ] BackBites Craig’s MacBook Pro Woes NowTV on AppleTV HDMI Switcher ChatBites Amazon’s Free U2 Giveaway Conan on Apple’s New U2 Removal Service 1Password 5 for iOS...

It’s Been Way Too Long

There was plenty for the MacBiters gathered in the MacBites Live chatrooom to get excited about – and we don’t just mean Craig (who appeared to have drunk a gallon-full of coffee or was high on a sugar rush!)

Wish We Could Say More

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were announced along with the iWatch. However, all this was overshadowed by the Truck Event testcard, a Chinese simultaneous translation & the great U2 album-giveaway.

MacBites Episode 0096

In this episode, winged warriors, senses working overtime and some naughty narcolepsy [sc:episodeaudioplayer show="MacBites_0096" ] BackBites Graham’s Snoozing Now TV Chromecast Support ChatBites iCloud Security Google Slides Google Slides on Google Drive Blog Apple...

MacBites Episode 0095

In this episode, geeky rabbits, European suction shenanigans and plucking plectrums! [sc:episodeaudioplayer show ="MacBites_0095" ] BackBites Jane’s Great Start to the Day Siri’s Big Stick Jena’s Catchup Jena’s Catchup Bob DeGrande’s iPad Stance Widespread 2011...

MacBites Episode 0094

In this episode, red card for iPads, multi-screen madness and Mike’s Bot Bot … I know, don’t ask, just don’t ask! [sc:episodeaudioplayer show="MacBites_0094"] BackBites Alex is Starting to Lose It ChatBites Siri on Your Mac MUFC Bans iPads and Tablets Manchester...

Feel Good AppleCare Story

A fascinating look at the inner workings of AppleCare from a Mac user in dire need of assistance.

Review: Hanx Writer

A new app in the writing, note-taking, typing arena arrived this week with the arrival of Hanx Writer. Backed by Tom Hanks this app offers a rather analogue approach to working in an increasingly digital world.

MacBites Episode 0093

In this episode, training dragons, taming squirrels and making intimate measurements! [sc:episodeaudioplayer show="MacBites_0093"] BackBites Change Zip File Icons (Mac OS X) Andrew’s Calendar Woes Dragon Dictate ChatBites AirParrot Reflector Reflector for Android iPad...

MacBites Episode 0092

In this episode, icebergs, probing packages and stony broke on date night [sc:episodeaudioplayer show="MacBites_0092"] BackBites MacPie Gavin’s Clarify 2 License Typed Icebergs Demise Cheeky Promotion Adobe Presenter Video Express on MacUpdate.com Adobe Presenter...

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MacBites is a must listen to for any Mac fanboy Minster68

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Really enjoyable podcast, with Mike and Elaine playing off one another brilliantly. AHobden

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A pleasure to listen to, and well worth the time. PerfectShadow

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Download MacBites the iBook

MacBites the iBook

iBooks Author, a tool for creating eBooks, was released by Apple in January 2012. Within two weeks of the launch, Elaine had created an eBook (or iBook as Apple like to call it) of almost 100 pages that showcased all the great features of the application.

MacBites The iBook takes you on a journey from October 2007, when MacBites began, through to January 2012. Here’s just a few highlights of the book:

Go behind the scenes at MacBites HQ, listen to the best of the out-takes (there’s some hilarious ones in there), relive software and hardware launches and get to see Mike’s feet and Elaine’s lips!

MacBites Learning : Making Learning Fun Since 2007