MacBites

~ The Shows ~

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Individual episodes of the MacBites podcast can be accessed from this page in both M4A and MP3 format:

Episode 0108 – 26 October 2017
Tiger Feet with added Socks, Docks and Shifty Cows

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Episode 0107 – 12 June 2017
Dithering Nits

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Episode 0106 – 16 August 2016
The Trolley Dolly From Hell

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Episode 0105 – 3 August 2016
Blofeld’s Cat and Dinner with George Clooney

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Episode 0104 – 21 June 2016
We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off … To Have a Good Time

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Episode 0103 – 10 June 2016
Dusky Peach with a Hint of Pink

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Episode 0102 – 8 December 2015
Alarming Undulations

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Episode 0101 – 15 November 2015
Rude Awakening

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Episode 0100 – 1 November 2015
Kidnapping Craig’s Cat

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Episode 0099 – 23 March 2015
Without the Aid of a Safety Net

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Episode 0098 – 18 November 2014
ICE ICE Baby

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Episode 0097 – 16 October 2014
Gone to the Dogs

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Episode 0096 – 5 September 2014
Naughty Narcolepsy

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Episode 0095 – 27 August 2014
Plucking Plectrums

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Episode 0094 – 19 August 2014
Mikes Bot Bot

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Episode 0093 – 11 August 2014
Made to Measure

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Episode 0092 – 04 August 2014
Date Night

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Episode 0091 – 28 July 2014
Summer Holiday

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Episode 0090 – 23 July 2014
Rampant Scepticism

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Episode 0089 – 15 July 2014
Untethered in Timperley

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Episode 0088 – 14 April 2014
Silver Lining

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Episode 0087 – 7 April 2014
April Showers

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Episode 0086 – 1 April 2014
Put a Plaster on It

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Episode 0085 – 31 March 2014
Office Politics

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Episode 0084 – 30 March 2014
Come to Mummy

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Episode 0083 – 29 March 2014
Mike Thomas and The Holy Grail

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Episode 0082 – 28 March 2014
This is an Ex-Parrot

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Episode 0081 – 27 March 2014
Pining for the Fjords

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Episode 0080 – 26 March 2014
Monty Python’s Parrot

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Episode 0079 – 25 December 2013
Bah Humbug!

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Episode 0078 – 8 October 2013
Where’s Wilson?

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Episode 0077 – 16 September 2013
The Lion Sleeps Tonight

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Episode 0076 – 9 September 2013
So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

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Episode 0075 – 13 May 2013
Tingling Down Under

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Episode 0074 – 22 April 2013
Meet The Hoccers

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Episode 0073 – 8 April 2013
A vice, a 4 Inch Nail and Rubber Gloves!

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Episode 0072 – 20 March 2013
Five Play!

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Episode 0071 – 29 January 2013
The Old Razzle Dazzle

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Episode 0070 – 21 January 2013
Doing the Dirty and Dabbling on the Darkside

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Episode 0069 – 16 July 2012
Soixante-Neuf

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Episode 0068 – 1 July 2012
Rubber Ducks and Rampant Koi

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Episode 0067 – 18 June 2012
Amazonian Warrior

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Episode 0066 – 10 June 2012
Nude and Hairy

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Episode 0065 – 6 March 2012
Rats the Size of Cats

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Episode 0064 – 2 February 2012
MacBites The iBook

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Episode 0063 – 25 January 2012
Pleasuring Jeremy Clarkson

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Episode 0062 – 24 December 2011
Bigger Is Not Always Better

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Episode 0061 – 12 December 2011
Buzzing in the Bedroom

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Episode 0060 – 31 October 2011
A Bit Chilly Around the Trossachs

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Episode 0059 – 26 October 2011
Events Occur in Real Time … Or Not!

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Episode 0058 – 17 October 2011
The MacBites Crew and The Holy Grail

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Episode 0057 – 12 October 2011
Something Nasty Nestling in the Nailbrush

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Episode 0056 – 8 October 2011
Thanks Steve

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Episode 0055 – 3 October 2011
Frictionless Sharing and Uncontrollable Teeth

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Episode 0054 – 19 September 2011
The Curse of The X

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Episode 0053 – 5 September 2011
Want, Need and Desire

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Episode 0052 – 30 August 2011
Elaine reveals all

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Episode 0051 – 19 June 2011
All done in the best possible taste

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Episode 0050 – 6 June 2011
It’ll be Alright on the Night – The Outtakes

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Episode 0049 – 2 March 2011
An Amazing Apple Week and The Great Yorkshire Yomp

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Episode 0048 – 21 February 2011
Silicone Wraps and Magic Wands

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Episode 0047 – 9 February 2011
Badly Behaved Batteries and Roaming RAM

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Episode 0046 – 1 November 2010
Ribbed and Sensitive

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Episode 0045 – 14 July 2010
The car park strikes back and other iPhone 4 goodness

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Episode 0044 – 21 June 2010
Magically Multiplying iPads and Getting Giddy About iPhone 4

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Episode 0043 – 29 March 2010
In this episode new arrivals, furry faces and love is in the air

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Episode 0042 – 15 March 2010
In this episode we reveal the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything… as we said it’s episode 42!

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Episode 0041 – 22 February 2010
In this episode – pink buzzing fingers and thongs for the memory

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Episode 0040 – 18 January 2010
In this episode – new tech toys, more new tech toys on the way & we’re free

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Episode 0039 – 7 December 2009
In this episode – iTunes harmony at MacBites HQ, Elaine shops *no really* and the wireless upgrade that sadly wasn’t painless!

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Episode 0038 – 16 November 2009
In this episode – a week of technical woes at MacBites HQ, ToDo lists and Thongs

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Episode 0037 – 02 November 2009
In this episode, an undocumented bug in Screenflow and keeping your apps up to date

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Episode 0036 – 26 October 2009
In this episode, watching TV on the iPhone, where did our tweets go and a solution to our sound recording problem from last week

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Episode 0035 – 19 October 2009
The Browser Queen meets Jeremy Kyle

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Episode 0034 – 12 October 2009
You’ve gotta speed it up and then you’ve got to slow it down

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Episode 0033 – 28 September 2009
In this episode we have more iPhone woes, we discuss audiobooks on iTunes and Elaine relives TechFail Thursday

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Episode 0032 – 21 September 2009
In this episode we’ll be hacking iTunes, trying to fix Elaine’s narcoleptic iPhone and forcing iTunes to do what it should be able to do out of the box!

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Episode 0031 – 14 September 2009
In this episode we discuss iTunes 9 folder issues, iPhone 3.1 and how an upgrade almost caused domestic strife.

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Episode 0030 – 7 September 2009
In this episode we discuss the new Microsoft App Store, tell you about our Internet woes, Elaine spoils for a fight and we update you on our Snow Leopard experiences.

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Episode 0029 – 31 August 2009
In this episode, Parallels woos Apple cult converts, Microsoft in Photoshop gaffe and we deep-dive into Snow Leopard.

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Episode 0028 – 24 August 2009
In this episode, after Net News Wire’s sad decline, we look at RSS app replacements, we also look at a free alternative to MobileMe and, with Snow Leopard on the horizon, we give you some top tips to help you prepare for the upgrade

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Episode 0027 – 17 August 2009
On this weeks show, Outlook comes to the Mac, shelving comes to the iMac, we take an indepth look at the OSX address book. And we announce the winner of our Voila competition.

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Episode 0026 – 10 August 2009
In this episode we look at Summer software bundles, exploding iPods and we take an in-depth look at a new application called BusyCal

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Episode 0025 – 03 August 2009
In this episode we discuss some of the key news stories that affect Mac users, laugh at Microsoft (again) and complete our 3-part series on supercharging the Finder

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Episode 0024 – 27 July 2009
In this episode we discuss adult toys (!), an iPhone photo fix and have an in-depth look at Finder alternatives

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Episode 0023 – 20 July 2009
In this episode we have a PC acting as a Mac, an email rant, retrieving lost Tweets and we take a look at how to supercharge the Finder

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Episode 0022 – 13 July 2009
In this episode we’ll be looking at routers, Gmail & screensharing. But it’s not all technical – we review a great little converter application and Growl’s on the Prowl

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Episode 0021 – 06 July 2009
In this episode we discuss iPhone apps, router problems and take a look at iCal and other calendar-related applications that we use

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Episode 0020 – 29 June 2009
In this episode we discuss the latest apps that we’ve installed on our iPhones (and some that we haven’t) and take a look at a number of screen-capturing applications that we use

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Episode 0019 – 22 June 2009
In this episode we have a laugh at Microsoft’s expense, as well as discussing the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3.0 OS.

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Episode 0018 – 15 June 2009
In this episode we provide the fastest ever roundup of WWDC, discuss the position of tabs in Safari 4 and Google’s new Quick Search Box. We take an in-depth look at a number of Clipboard extenders and even give Windows a couple of mentions!

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Episode 0017 – 8 June 2009
We’re back! Amongst the subjects we discussed are system rebuilds, One-to-one, bundles, iphone and headless chickens!

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Episode 0016 – 8 September 2008
In this episode we discuss Twitter, iPhone apps and Google Chrome. There’s also a last chance to win a copy of Speakapedia.

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Episode 0015 – 18 August 2008
In this episode Elaine talks about Cro-Mag Rally and other iPhone games whilst Mike at last uses his iPhone for more than Monkey Ball. Elaine rants again, this time about iPlayer and we have some fantastic new software to give away – for FREE.

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Episode 0014 – 4 August 2008
In this episode we discuss the opening of the Apple Store in Liverpool, iPhone apps, a week of crashes and some money-saving and time saving tips.

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Episode 0013 – 21 July 2008
iPhone iPhone iPhone – well having both bought 16GB iPhones, what else could we talk about in this episode? We relive our experiences of the days leading up to the launch and the launch itself. Plus, we discuss apps and provide you with some cool tips and tricks for getting the most out of your iPhone.

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Episode 0012 – 30 June 2008
In this episode, we discuss Evernote, anti-virus software and audio capturing, editing and converting. Elaine also rants about software activation.

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Episode 0011 – 23 June 2008
In this episode, we review the new version of Firefox and Mike reveals how Bill Gates crashed his computer. We also discuss how to keep your Mac up to date and how to make sure your documents can be read in years to come.

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Episode 0010 – 16 June 2008
In this episode we reviewed the major announcements from the WWDC and discussed Application Management and App Switching

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Episode 0009 – 09 June 2008
We’re back! In this short ‘getting back into the groove’ episode we discuss what we’ve been doing while missing in action from MacBites and the imminent WWDC, together with details of several exciting tech related local events coming in the next few weeks.

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Episode 0008 – 07 January 2008
We discuss VMWare Fusion, Private browsing, Trackpad settings, Shortcuts, BusySync and screen capturing. In Switchers Corner and the Software Review we discuss photo management and slideshows using FotoMagico and Pulp Motion.

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Episode 0007 – 10 December 2007
We discuss our experiences of using Macs this week and focus on text editors, looking at what we used on Windows and what we now use on a Mac.

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Episode 0006 – 22 November 2007
iPhone Special – Another week, another Apple Launch. We capture the excitement of those in the queue at The Trafford Centre’s Apple Store as the iPhone is launched. MikeB reviews the iPhone after using it for nearly 2 weeks.

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Episode 0005 – 8 November 2007
Leopard special Part 2. Now that we’ve had a week or two to work with Leopard, we discuss our likes, dislikes and general experiences with the new OS.

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Episode 0004 – 5 November 2007
A Leopard launch special. Live from The Apple Store at The Trafford Centre, Manchester. We capture the excitement of those in the queue as the new OS is launched. The MacBiters then discuss their first experiences with Leopard.

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Episode 0003 – 22 October 2007
In this show, news items included the launch of Leopard, Apple’s plans to sell an unlocked iPhone in France, 3rd party apps on the iPhone and The Barbie iPod dock(!!). In Switchers Corner we discussed Address Book and Calendar and in the Software Review we discussed creating Global Shortcuts with Typinator, TextExpander and TypeIt4Me.

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Episode 0002 – 15 October 2007
In this show, news items included iPod hacking, Apple’s WebApps Directory and iPhone 2. In Switchers Corner we discussed Mail and in the Software Review we all enthused over SpamSieve – a powerful spam filtering application for OSX.

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Episode 0001 – 08 October 2007
In the first MacBites podcast, we discussed the week’s news – including the soon-to-be-available Leopard, Amazon’s new MP3 download store and the French unlocking laws which could delay the launch of the iPhone in that country. In Switchers Corner we debated browsers and, staying on the browser theme, we discussed Saft (an add-in to Safari) in the Software Review section.

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