Our third MacVoices holiday Gift Guide show might be the most diverse yet, with selections from hardware to software, from services to training, with entertaining comments and banter to boot from the panel of Norbert Frassa, Frederick Van Johnson, Mike T. Rose, and host Chuck Joiner. Enjoy!
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Norbert Frassa is a technology “man about town”. Follow him on Twitter and see what he’s up to.
Frederick Van Johnson is a professional photographer host of This Week in Photo, and founder of the TWiP Network - one of the world’s most popular photography-related podcast media properties. Frederick also consults on marketing with a number of photography industry companies. Frederick began his career as a Combat Photojournalist in the United States Air Force, where he served for 8 years, and was decorated many times for photography. Frederick’s unit was among the first in the military to receive, and put into daily action early digital imaging hardware and software. As a result, he was awarded the Air Force Commendation medal for his key role in facilitating the US Air Force transition from film to digital. After the military, Frederick went on to study visual communication at the University of California in Santa Barbara, California. Frederick also studied at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, where he ultimately became Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Frederick was also a key member of team responsible for the development of iPhoto, Apple’s award-winning photo management application. Highly knowledgeable on multiple disciplines of photography, technology, and Internet trends – Frederick is able to discuss how emerging trends and technologies effect and benefit both amateur and professional photographers. Frederick is also author of the popular book “Global Mobile, Connecting without Wires, Walls, or Borders”. Today Frederick lives in Sacramento, California, and continues to practice photography whenever possible. He has also been known to sneak in playing a game or two on his PlayStation or flying his drone from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter.
Michael T. Rose began his Mac-centric career with a decade-plus stint in editorial technology at Entertainment Weekly & LIFE magazines, starting as a college intern right around when the Mac IIx was launched. After leaving the print publishing world, Mike worked as an IT lead and creative director for an NYC events and marketing agency. In 2013 he switched trains once again, and now enjoys his #dreamjob at Salesforce as a lead solution engineer. From 2006 to early 2015, Mike was a proud editor and contributor at The Unofficial Apple Web Log (TUAW), now folded into Engadget. Mike & his family live in Brooklyn, NY. You can find him on Twitter.
Norbert Frassa’s picks
Satechi 75W Dual Type-C PD Travel Charger Adapter with 2 USB-C PD & 2 USB 3.0
iHome ISP6X Wi-FI Smart Plug
Ten One Design T1-BLKH-109 Blockhead Side-Facing Plug
1Password Family Subscription
Frederick Van Johnson’s picks
Spiffy Gear Lumee RGB Light Bracelet
Spiffy Gear Lumee Bicolor Light Bracelet
Amazon Echo Buds
ColorWare Custom AirPods
Dark Noise App
Mike T. Rose’s picks
Satechi Aluminum Type-C Multimedia Adapter with 4K HDMI, Mini DP, USB-C PD, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0, Micro/SD Card Slots
DJI Mavic Mini - Drone FlyCam Quadcopter with 2.7K Camera 3-Axis Gimbal
Macsparky Shortcuts Field Guide
Chuck Joiner’s picks
Short Stop Mute Box
EATOP USB Flash Drives 128GB, Thumb Drive USB 3.0 Flash Drive 128GB Compatible with Mobile Phone & Computers