Essential Apple Podcast 70: New Year’s Eve Party Podcast

Recorded 31st December 2017

Sorry it is so very very late. Between, fever, sickness, Storm Eleanor, power outs, bits of lost recordings pretty much if it could go wrong it did. Anyway here it is…
This show we are in a party mood and we get some guests in to talk about the year in Apple and Tech!
Happy New Year everybody!


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On this week’s show:

  • Tech Gift/Gadget you’d like to receive (fantasy/idealistic and realistic)
  • Tech gift/gadgets you’ve gifted this year (not only for Christmas)
  • Best App of the year for you personally (work and/or personal)
  • Other good app releases this year?
  • Best tech hardware of the year for you (work and/or personal that you actually have)
  • Best Apple/Tech story of the year
  • And the worst…
  • Any other memories of 2017 good and bad (trying to avoid politics) other than tech
  • What are you looking forward to/hoping for in 2017 from the tech world?

Nemo’s Hardware Store (1:01:18)

These are Nemo’s personal favourite items reviewed and used by him during 2017 with his personal recommendations

Cutie Melon Moment (1:34:40)

  • My family’s tech picks for the year

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About Simon Parnell

Co-host of the Essential Apple Podcast alongside Mark Chappell who lives in the far West of Wales, while I make my abode deep in the East of Suffolk.

Father, Husband, Mac Lover, DTP & Prepress Professional, Geek, Cook, Drinker of Wines, Beers & Spirits.

I am British, and now the “wrong” side of 50 years old, I am married and have 3 children.

I started working in a design studio in the early 80’s back in the days of Cow Gum, Rotring Pens and Scalpels. I moved on to using Macs in about 1989 (way back when 40MB Hard Drives were BIG and 8MB RAM was a top end spec, System 6.0.3 was the cutting edge and the IIcx I worked on set me back about £5000… eek!).

Since then I have worked on pretty much every generation of Macintosh and every Mac OS Apple have released. I have done design and pre-press work with a wide variety of “DTP” applications old, new, well known and obscure. I have a fascination with finding cheaper alternatives to the “big guns” so DTP can be accessible to everybody!

For the last 15+ years I have worked in a small print works close to my home doing design and pre-press work.

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