Spotlight: Sara Teare

On March 23, 2016, in Spotlight, by Tim Robertson

Who are the people behind the technology that we love so much? We know the products, the websites, the online personalities but we want to learn more! 

Every week here at, we will spotlight a company, developer or person that supports Apple users by creating solutions or entertainment for the Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and other platforms we all use and love by asking them to answer seven questions.

This week, we turn our attention to Sara Teare, one of the founders at AgileBits Inc., the software company behind 1Password.

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About Tim Robertson

Founder Podcast Host of TechFan. Owner Stoplight Network. Father of four, husband to one. Loves reading, podcasting, music, video games, the 1980s, and all things electronic and Apple.

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MyMac Podcast #501 – Mittens

On April 16, 2014, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

Sponsored by OWC

No Gaz this week as he gets his revenge on Guy for being gone for MacWorld. Or something like though it may actually just be spending time with the family someplace fun and not about Guy at all. Speaking of run on sentences, Owen joins Guy and they talk about Macworld (though in no great detail) in a very informative and revealing (where we find out why Guy is Gus and Owen is Opie! How exciting is that!). STILL no end to the podcast contest (next for maybe sure!) and lots of some of the interviews done by the MyMac Staff at some Expo or something.

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You know what’s there, go get it!
Air Display

Guy’s App Pick: Uber, the alternate to bad cabs. Free though needs a credit card to work
Gaz’s App Pick: No, since he’s not here this week
Owen’s PickAir Display $9.99. Use your old iPad or really nearly any old thing and use it for another display for your Mac

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Take Control of 1Password – Book Review

On January 27, 2014, in Book Review, Review, by Elisa Pacelli

Take Control of 1Password
Author: Joe Kissell
Publisher : TidBITS Publishing, Inc.
Price: $10.00
148 pages, ebook format
ISBN: 9781615424283


Unless you live under a rock or are new to the Internet, no doubt you’ve heard of 1Password. On the off chance you haven’t, 1Password is a full-featured password manager that works with Macs, Windows, iPhone, iPad, and Android. It’s the one app I’ve downloaded on all my devices, no questions asked, since 2007. With all these years of experience you’d think I’d be a 1Password expert. I’m not, so I turned to the expert, Joe Kissell, who’s written yet another fabulous book, Take Control of 1Password.

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About Elisa Pacelli

Elisa is a wife, mother to 3 boys, "creative genius", and all-around techno geek. She enjoys reading, quilting, knitting, cruising to Caribbean beaches, and learning new things in the technology world. In the evenings Elisa can be found knitting while listening to podcasts or watching Netflix on her iPad. Listen to her podcast, 3 Geeky Ladies, co hosted with Suzé Gilbert and Vicki Stokes.

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MyMac Podcast #477 – James Garner Would Be SO Proud

On October 9, 2013, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

What does the English vs American way of saying deep fried thin potato slices, a 1950’s era western satire, the possession of current mobile phones, a conversation of potential new features in an operating system, and the regretted consumption of iced tea flavored vodka drinks have in common? This podcast

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Guy’s Pick1Password4 by Agilebits $40 on the Mac App Store. Cream of the crop for password managers.
Gaz’s App PickTime-Lapse. May have mentioned it before but using it again to get those walking pictures finished and it’s a great little App. £2.99 or $4.99
People’s Pick: None this week

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Guy is Tanned, Rested, and Ready! – MyMac Podcast #464

On July 2, 2013, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

Guy is back from Florida a little early so was able to get the wherewithal to do a podcast. Gaz however is still exhausted from last week’s show with Will Green so wasn’t able to be here. Bart Busschotts from too many podcasts to list (OK we COULD list them but few people read these notes) agreed to fill in and the result was not only a very fun podcast, but the LONGEST after-show recordings we’ve ever done. We talked about how Mavvericks won’t mean the end for some well known and vital software, lots of off-topic tangents (surprise), and how to get out of a speeding ticket in Tel Aviv.

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Guy’s App Pick: Store News by Christian Kienle Free at the Mac App Store
Gaz’s App Pick: None, but Guy didn’t leave a pick for last week so Gaz is entitled…so there!
Bart’s Pick: Sequel Pro – a donationware OS X MySQL client
People’s Pick: None this week

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Macworld Expo / iWorld Day 3 – MyMac Podcast #443

On February 8, 2013, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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So the Macworld Expo ends for another year. Guy couldn’t find Julie Kuehl to podcast with so he did a short solo show in the press room. While we wish the fun times could go on forever, we’re all too tired to go another day.

Vendor Links:

iStopMotion for the iPad
EasyWeb – Search on FaceBook
Wiley Publishing

Howzit going Paul? – MyMac Podcast #437

On January 9, 2013, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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Paul Kent from IDG comes on o talk all about the Macworld/ iWorld Expo for 2013 and Guy geeks out. As it stands right now, Guy may be the only MyMac male member this year, but Elisa Pacelli, Vicky Stokes, and Julie Kuehl (Cool) will undoubtably keep him in line. Gaz and Guy answer a serious storage question (no really!) and Apple doesn’t want to be undisturbed until after January 7th.

Veterinarian Tricorder powered by extra-terrestrials…we couldn’t make this stuff up
Gaz’s App Pick: Score! from First Touch
Guy’s App Pick: 1Password from AgileBits for iOS $7.99
People’s Pick: Paul Bartlett likes the 27-inch iMac

Now with slightly less crazy!
MyMac Podcast #427

On November 1, 2012, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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While the GMen are off NOT doing the 3 Geeky Ladies podcast, Timothy Gregoire from the ChurchTech Geeks podcast  was brave enough to fill the gap. He and special guest Ryan Wells talk about special security set-ups for the Church Tim attends. They then have a discussion of all the Apple gear just released. Some Links: Tim’s Tip. What do you do when iCloud won’t let you back up completely.

Tim’s App Pick: Wi-Drive from Kingston
Ryan App Pick: 1Password

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It’s the Chiroptophobia Show
MyMac Podcast #389

On February 9, 2012, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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You’ll have to listen to find out what Chiroptophobia is, but the why they called the show that is still a mystery. Maybe they have a fear of naming things (no that would be Nomatophobia).The big 400th Podcast is coming up and Gaz and Guy can’t WAIT to give you people stuff for being so wonderful about listening to the show! However they seem to be able to make you wait until the 400th podcast actually happens. So far they have three companies willing to pony up some great prizes including BusyCal from BusyMac Software, the Co-Pilot iOS app from ALK Technologies , and MacKeeper 2012 from ZeoBIT Software. Then they go over a big list (but not a conclusive list) of the software they like on their Macs and why.

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The Return of the GMen
MyMac Podcast #388

On February 3, 2012, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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Guy and Gaz finally get back together after the Macworld Expo and go over all the major events as seen through the eyes of Guy (No guarantees about accuracy). Gaz in withdrawal does about a billion other podcasts. There was a lot of listener feedback which they only kinda half-answer (they’ll get back to it, promise!). A longer show because Guy doesn’t when to stop TALKING!

TwistedWave audio editor for iOS $9.99
1password password Manage $49.99

The Music:
Narkaor – Souviens-Toi

Contact info: Drop us a line and let us know you want to be on the show. Gaz and Guy on Twitter, and, or our Skype direct number 703-436-9501. Also go into iTunes and leave some feedback. Also don’t forget our FaceBook Page!

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On The Far End of an Anonymous Attack

On August 15, 2011, in Features, News, by Owen Rubin

It was a typical Sunday afternoon, lazing around the house, watching some TV, and doing some chores, when the phone rang. “Hello Mr. Rubin, this is KGO News calling.”


“Are you aware that the BART website MyBart had been hacked into?”

Nope! I was not aware.

From the KGO news story, BART site hacked.

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About Owen Rubin

Owen Rubin was one of the first people to program arcade video games for Atari a long time ago, and designed arcade video games for almost 15 years. He later joined Apple where he worked on both hardware and software projects, and was the key player on the MacLC, bootable CD, several pieces of Mac system software, as well as a contributor to many other CPU projects. He later worked for Pacific Bell to lead the design of services for the first commercial broadband system in the US, and then went on to be the lead researcher of broadband for Paul Allen's Interval Research. Since then, he has been an executive at a number of startups in security and semiconductors, and is currently the CTO of Edison Labs, a startup focusing on helping commercial clients write and develop mobile apps, especially for the iPhone, iPod, and iPad.

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Out of Gaz
MyMac Podcast 322

On December 1, 2010, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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Gaz couldn’t make it this week so Scott Willsey and Owen Rubin fellow writers at step up to the plate! We talk in circles around new content at while still managing to completely avoid whatever the story was actually about (but it works so go with it!). We talk about some of the options for remote desktop software and give some applications a quick review!
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