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Let's Talk Apple 40, the show for December 2016 with myself, +nicholas riley, +Guy Serle & +Gaz Maz is out: http://lets-talk.ie/lta40

The show starts with some not-so-quick followups to stories from previous months, before moving on to look at just one notable number - iPhones appear to have been gifted twice as often as Samsung Galaxies this holiday season. Next, the panel discuss some of the Apple-related legal stories that broke in December - including the never-ending Apple v Samsung saga. The four main stories are the decline of the rest of the smart watch market while the Apple Watch continues to prosper, Apple's move to start publishing academic papers in the AI field, the release of the Air Pods, and battery controversy for the new MacBook Pros. The show finishes with a quick rundown of some other shorter Apple-related stories that made the news in December.

For detailed show notes visit http://lets-talk.ie/lta40

Please consider supporting the show on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/ltpod
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Sorry that I sounded as if I was in a tin can - have a new setup - just need time to get it in place - hopefully next time :-)
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Let's Talk Photography  - 
 
Let's Talk Photo 39 is out: http://lets-talk.ie/ltp39

It's just me this show, and I try inspire you to take some photos of the night sky over the holiday period.
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NosillaCastaways Show Off  - 
 
Let's Talk Apple 39, the show for November 2016 with myself, +Adam Christianson, +Gaz Maz, +Victor Cajiao & Dr. Robert Carter is out: http://lets-talk.ie/lta39

The show starts with some not-so-quick followups to stories from previous months, then moves on to look at just one notable number - Apple's 104% share of smartphone profits. For the first time in the show's history, there is no legal news to talk about. The four main stories are the possible effect of Donald Trump's election on Apple, Apple's firing of Automation chief Sal Soghoian, the end of Apple's router team, and three repair programs launched by Apple this November. The show finishes with a quick rundown of some other shorter Apple-related stories that made the news in November.

For detailed show notes visit http://lets-talk.ie/lta39

Please consider supporting the show on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/ltpod
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Let's Talk Photo 38 "Photography Gifts" with myself, +Allison Sheridan, +Antonio M. Rosario & +CW Daly is out: http://lets-talk.ie/ltp38

As the season for giving approaches yet again, the panel discuss gifts of photography, and gifts for photographers, ranging in price from stocking fillers all the way up to the $1,000 mark!

Show notes available at

Reminder - you can submit questions for future Q & A shows at http://lets-talk.ie/photoq.

Please consider supporting the show on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/ltpod
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NosillaCastaways Show Off  - 
 
Let's Talk Apple 38, the show for October 2016, with myself, +Gaz Maz, +Lynda Gousha & +Victor Cajiao is out: http://lets-talk.ie/lta38

The show starts with a quick look at some Apple-related statistics and legal stories which broke in October. The five main stories are the death of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, Apple’s lawsuit against an Amazon reseller for selling dangerous counterfeit chargers, Microsoft’s new Surface products, Apple’s Q4 2016 earnings call, and the ‘hello again’ Apple event. The show finishes with a quick rundown of some other shorter stories that made the news in October.

For detailed show notes visit http://lets-talk.ie/lta38
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Let's Talk Photography  - 
 
Let's Talk Photo 37 - "Smartphone Photography" is out: http://lets-talk.ie/ltp37

The show is guest-hosted by +Allison Sheridan, with +Victor Cajiao, +Antonio M. Rosario & +Mark Pouley joining her.
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I wish I'd been there. I haven't yelled at my iPhone so much in a long time. :-) A great discussion, but I think a few points were missed. I love the way everyone was able to disagree on points without making it uncomfortable and what follows is intended in the same spirit.

* While the larger screen is great for composition, I find the iPhone incredibly hard to hold steadily while also keeping a finger in the right position to tap the button on screen. If using the volume button to fire the shutter, it's difficult not to impart movement because I have to hold the whole phone in my fingertips. DSLRs and even mirrorless cameras are designed to be held in a steady position. iPhones are designed to fit in your pocket. I bought a consumer video camera a few years ago and got rid of it because it was too small and light to hold steady and the built in stabilisation had severe limitations. Back in the 80s I had a video camera that I held in one hand and on my shoulder and I could get rock steady footage with it.

* There were comments made about the "immediacy" of using the iPhone versus all the settings on a DSLR. I reckon that's just the way we've been conditioned to think about the respective systems. As Victor pointed out, you can spend the time in settings on the phone, and (Antonio may bristle here) I'm pretty sure most DSLRs still come with a "Program" mode which allow the camera to do all the thinking. I think the only immediacy that the iPhone naturally holds that the DSLR does not is its location in your pocket or purse. If you're at home with grandkids, leaving the DSLR/mirrorless on a nearby shelf (out of the grandkids' reach!) and in program mode would be a good idea.

* Allison mentioned video looks WAY clearer on her new iPhone 7+. Don't forget to consider that if that video is 1080p video, your iPhone 7+ screen is designed to display that pixel-for-pixel whereas your prior (smaller) model had to scale it. Scaling will necessarily soften the picture. Of course if you're viewing/comparing video from both phones on a Mac, then any difference you see is indeed in the quality of the capture.

* Victor was incorrect in stating that the camera does not capture wide colour. As stated in the iPhone 7 tech specs: "Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos." This was highlighted in the announcement keynote.

I could also add further points of disagreement but they fall pretty much within the purvey of the types of photos I take. For instance, 56mm isn't really enticing to me at all. Better than 28, for sure, but until it gets seriously over 100mm it won't be a factor for me.

One further point which isn't a disagreement but an hypothesis - the discussion at the end about faking bokeh (I've seen it referred to as "faukeh" - faux bokeh) talked about the impossibility (or not) of replicating it in software. I wonder whether the issue is not just one of maths because the light comes from different angles when it is in focus to when it is not. In that case, it would seem to me that unless you have a full 3D model of the scene, and all the light in it, you're not going to be able to replicate the real effect in software.
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Let's Talk Apple  - 
 
Let's Talk Apple 40, the show for December 2016 with myself, +nicholas riley, +Guy Serle & +Gaz Maz is out: http://lets-talk.ie/lta40

The show starts with some not-so-quick followups to stories from previous months, before moving on to look at just one notable number - iPhones appear to have been gifted twice as often as Samsung Galaxies this holiday season. Next, the panel discuss some of the Apple-related legal stories that broke in December - including the never-ending Apple v Samsung saga. The four main stories are the decline of the rest of the smart watch market while the Apple Watch continues to prosper, Apple's move to start publishing academic papers in the AI field, the release of the Air Pods, and battery controversy for the new MacBook Pros. The show finishes with a quick rundown of some other shorter Apple-related stories that made the news in December.

For detailed show notes visit http://lets-talk.ie/lta40

Please consider supporting the show on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/ltpod
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Bart Busschots

NosillaCastaways Show Off  - 
 
Let's Talk Photo 39 is out: http://lets-talk.ie/ltp39

It's just me this show, and I try inspire you to take some photos of the night sky over the holiday period.
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Bart Busschots
owner

Let's Talk Apple  - 
 
Let's Talk Apple 39, the show for November 2016 with myself, +Gaz Maz, +Adam Christianson, +Victor Cajiao & Dr. Robert Carter is out: http://lets-talk.ie/lta39

The show starts with some not-so-quick followups to stories from previous months, then moves on to look at just one notable number - Apple's 104% share of smartphone profits. For the first time in the show's history, there is no legal news to talk about. The four main stories are the possible effect of Donald Trump's election on Apple, Apple's firing of Automation chief Sal Soghoian, the end of Apple's router team, and three repair programs launched by Apple this November. The show finishes with a quick rundown of some other shorter Apple-related stories that made the news in November.

For detailed show notes visit http://lets-talk.ie/lta39

Please consider supporting the show on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/ltpod
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Bart Busschots
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Let's Talk Photography  - 
 
Let's Talk Photo 38 "Photography Gifts" with myself, +Antonio M. Rosario, +Allison Sheridan & +CW Daly is out - http://lets-talk.ie/ltp38

As the season for giving approaches yet again, the panel discuss gifts of photography, and gifts for photographers, ranging in price from stocking fillers all the way up to the $1,000 mark!

Show notes available at http://lets-talk.ie/ltp38

Reminder - you can submit questions for future Q & A shows at http://lets-talk.ie/photoq.

Please consider supporting the show on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/ltpod
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Bart Busschots
owner

Let's Talk Apple  - 
 
Let's Talk Apple 38, the show for October 2016, with myself, +Gaz Maz, +Lynda Gousha & +Victor Cajiao is out: http://lets-talk.ie/lta38

The show starts with a quick look at some Apple-related statistics and legal stories which broke in October. The five main stories are the death of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, Apple’s lawsuit against an Amazon reseller for selling dangerous counterfeit chargers, Microsoft’s new Surface products, Apple’s Q4 2016 earnings call, and the ‘hello again’ Apple event. The show finishes with a quick rundown of some other shorter stories that made the news in October.

For detailed show notes visit http://lets-talk.ie/lta38
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I'm still part way through, but an interesting thought occurred to me on the topic of a potential external keyboard with Touch Bar.

It seems to me that the location of the Touch Bar on the new MBPs is both close to the keyboard and the screen. If you have an iMac with external keyboard, the Touch Bar is going to be a lot further away from the screen.

Somewhat ironic, I think, in that the compromise to comfort of a laptop should prove an advantage for this technology.
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NosillaCastaways Show Off  - 
 
Let's Talk Apple 37, the show for September 2016 with myself, +Chuck Joiner , +Gaz Maz & +nicholas riley is out: http://lets-talk.ie/lta37

The show starts with a quick look at some Apple-related legal stories which broke in September. The four main stories are Apple's new hardware (iPhone 7 & 7Plus, AirPods & Apple Watch Series 1 & 2), Apple's new OSes (iOS 10, watchOS 3 & macOS Sierra), some more developments in the privacy war, and two new corporate deals for Apple. The show finishes with a quick rundown of some other shorter stories that made the news in September.

Listen, subscribe, and get detailed show notes at http://lets-talk.ie/lta37

Please consider supporting the show on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/ltpod
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Sysadmin by day, Podcaster by night, and Photographer when ever I get a chance
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    Computer Science & Experimental Physics, 1997 - 2001