Mac Apps

Post Date: Friday, March 24, 2017

In this Walk-through, T Dog gives us a brief demonstration of Mine Racer for Mac available from 2MB Solutions. You can play a free demo of the game, and purchase a fully-functional copy for $5 U.S.

Post Date: Tuesday, September 2, 2014

In this podcast, Alex Hall takes a look at the Chess application which comes preloaded on all Mac computers. This is a companion to his guide to the Chess app.

You can use the Chess application to play chess against the computer or another person, or watch the computer play against itself. You can choose the level of difficulty for each game, get hints from the computer, and make moves using spoken commands.

Post Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2021

In this podcast, Majid gives us a demonstration of Eclipse, an integrated development environment (IDE).

The Eclipse platform which provides the foundation for the Eclipse IDE is written in Java and is designed to be extensible using additional plugins. It can be used to develop rich client applications, integrated development environments and other tools. Eclipse can be used as an IDE for any programming language for which a plug-in is available.

Post Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017

In this podcast Piotr Machacz gives us a demonstration of Dark Defender, a free Mac game inspired by an old arcade game in which fleets of alien abductors are slowly invading planetoids inhabited by humans. Your task is to clear as many planetoids as you can of alien abductors and kill as many of their motherships as possible.

Post Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2014
In this podcast, David Woodbridge gives a demonstration of Airfoil for Mac, an application that allows you to play audio on multiple AirPlay devices simultaneously.
Send any audio from your Mac to AirPort Express units, Apple TVs, iPhones and iPod Touchs, and even other Macs and PCs, all in sync! Use Airfoil with web-based audio like Pandora, music services like Spotify, Rdio, MOG, and WiMP, or any other audio playing on your computer.
Post Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2018

To help start off a new school year, Tyler Stephen gives us a podcast covering some of the aspects of Pages for Mac for VoiceOver users.

For information about more advanced formatting functions in Pages, the following additional guides may be helpful:

Post Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015

In this podcast, Alex Hall gives us an introduction to using the macOS Calendar with VoiceOver.

Post Date: Monday, March 16, 2015

In this podcast, Alex Hall gives us an introductory overview of YoruFukurou (also known by its translated name of NightOwl), a powerful Twitter client for Mac OS X. With a relatively simple and accessible interface and lots of keyboard shortcuts, YoruFukurou is probably the most popular Twitter client amongst VoiceOver users. Alex has also posted a text guide to this app.

Post Date: Friday, November 20, 2020

In this podcast, Tyler Stephen shows us an overview of some of the new features in MacOS Big Sur.

Post Date: Friday, April 24, 2020
In this edition of the AppleVis Extra, Thomas Domville interview Maurice Parker one of the developers of NetNewsWire. ‎NetNewsWire: RSS Reader on the App Store Get Wired In the News with NetNewsWire: RSS Reader for iOS
Post Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

In this episode of the AppleVis Extra, Dave Nason is joined by Scott Davert, Tyler Stephen and Club AppleVis Member Tate Luck to talk about Apple's service oriented March 25 event, titled "It's Showtime". At the event, Apple unveiled updates to the Apple News and TV apps, alongside new subscription services called Apple News+ and Apple TV+.

Post Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

In this month's edition of AppleVis Unleashed, Thomas Domville, Randy Rusnakk and Mike Malarsie get together to talk about recent Apple news and topics of interest.

Topics featured in this podcast include:

Post Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020

In this month's edition of AppleVis Unleashed, Thomas Domville, Randy Rusnak, and Mike Malarsie discuss recent Apple news and other topics of interest. Topics featured in this podcast include:

Post Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2015

In this podcast, Alex Hall demonstrates the use of Audio Hijack. This Mac app allows you to record audio from individual apps, the entire system, or any internal or external microphones you have. Better still, it can mix them together, apply effects, adjust volumes, live monitor, and more. If you do podcasts or anything else that requires recording more than one audio source at once, you can't go wrong with this app.

Post Date: Monday, July 29, 2013
In this podcast, Brandt Steenkamp gives us a walk-through and demonstration of 
Audiobook Binder, a Mac app for converting your audiobooks from mp3 format to iPod-compatible m4b.
Post Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2013
In this podcast, David Woodbridge gives us a demonstration of Battery Monitor, a Mac application that provides access to just about everything that you could ever want to know about the battery in your MacBook Pro or Air. This includes:
  • Display of the charge state in the Dock: This is useful if you cannot or do not like to use the display in the menubar of Mac OS X, e.g.
Post Date: Monday, May 25, 2015

In this podcast, Khalfan Bin Dhaher introduces us to Audio Rally Racing, the much-anticipated new game from TiconBlu.

This game lets you choose between 11 cars and 50 different circuits; and single race or tournament mode.

Audio Rally Racing is €19,90 download from the developer’s website

Post Date: Sunday, January 13, 2013

In this podcast, David Woodbridge gives us a demonstration of ChangeReaction, Draconis Entertainment's classic audio puzzle game which is now available on OS X with new audio, three entirely different modes of game play and a host of other new features.

Post Date: Monday, October 22, 2018

In this podcast, Alex Hall demonstrates the Home app on MacOS. The Home App is new in macOS 10.14 Mojave.

Post Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014
In this podcast, Eric Caron shows us how to use Amadeus Pro on the Mac to convert vinyl albums into digital files which can be played on your computer and portable devices or used to create an audio CD. 
Eric’s demonstration includes editing the sound, dividing the recording into songs and moving the album to your iTunes Library.
This process requires a USB turntable.