David Sparks

David Sparks is a business attorney in Orange County, California, where heʼs been eating other lawyersʼ lunch for years using Apple Technologies.

David is also an author of the MacSparky Field Guides, the editor of MacSparky.com, and the co-host of the popular Mac Power Users and Free Agents podcasts.

David speaks and writes often about Apple technology. David is a past speaker at Macworld / iWorld and a regular faculty member for the American Bar Association’s TechShow. David also spoke to the Federal Judicial College.

David published two books for Wiley Press, “Mac at Work” and “iPad at Work”. David also publishes the MacSparky Field Guides including the best selling iBooks Author book, Paperless, awarded a Best of 2012 award from Apple.

David’s Choices:-

Don McAllister

Don McAllister PhotoDon has run Screencastsonline since 2005 and was one of the first people to offer a premium podcast service of recordings of his desktop offering people how to’s and tips and tricks based around Mac and iOS applications.


Don’s Choices:-

WEBSITE – kk.org/cooltools
PODCAST – No Agenda
TWITTER FEED – @robdelaney
BOOK (traded for another podcast) – The Critical Path

Christian Payne

christianChristian Payne enters the Customs Office. According to The Next Web Christian Payne is a ‘Professional Over Sharer’. If you read The Guardian he is a “Blogger prone to random acts of journalism”.

Christian aka @Documentally specialises in creative technology and sharing stories with networked devices.

He says: “I travel light and work fast. Using mobile devices I document my surroundings capturing stories and interactions in real-time.”

When not working in his shed, Christian travels the world talking, teaching and documenting.

Christian’s Choices:-
Website – audioboom.com
Podcast – The Alan Watts Podcast
Twitter Feed – @sizemore
Book – A Guide For The Perplexed By EF Schumacher
Gadget – A Knife from Jack Lore Knifemaker

Kevin Leach

kevin-leachKevin Leach is a former BBC News Studio Manager who now runs In:Quality Media which supplies a product iPDTL to radio stations to allow them to get contributions from people outside of the radio studio in good quality.

Kevin’s Choices
Website – iPDTL.com (not allowed) / Stack Overflow
Podcast – Geoffrey Smith’s Jazz
Twitter Feed – @radiotoday
Book – Teach Yourself HTML in 5 Minutes
Gadget – Portable Audio Recorder

Running Time: 25 minutes.

Neil Dixon

ndavatar2014The former Customs Officer of Desert Island Geek joins us.

Creative, illustrative, writing, leather-working geek who lives, works, and surfs on the blustery Atlantic coast of north Cornwall.
Once an enthusiastic, early-adopting podcaster, he now focuses his creative energies towards a series of novels and short stories set in Edwardian London, in addition to a few that will have you leaving the lights on at night, and questioning the near future. He never has enough hours in the day and hopes there’s some decent surf on the island!
Neil’s Choices

Running Time: 31 minutes.

Neville Hobson

nevillehobsonNeville is an accredited business communicator, blogger and podcaster, one of the leading European early adopters and influencers in social media communication. For more than 25 years he has been a passionate advocate for new and emerging technology tools and channels and how people can use them to improve organization effectiveness.

Neville blogs at NevilleHobson.com with commentary and opinion on business, communication and technology, and co-presents “For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report”, a twice-weekly business podcast at the intersection of online communication, business and technology, which he began with Shel Holtz in January 2005.

For Immediate Release

Running Time: 31 minutes.

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Ewan Spence

Ewan is a kilt-wearing, uber-geek podcaster, and producer and host of the TPN Rock show from The Podcast Network. You can generally find Ewan at almost every important, global, geek gathering, wherever it may be in the world – kilt included!

Discover the five items Ewan could not live without as he spends a little time on our deserted island.

TPN Rock
The PSP Show
All About Symbian

Running Time: 31 minutes.

Natali Del Conte

Natali is a technology journalist and the host and editor of TeXtra, a technology news video show about the latest in technology news that affects the everyday consumer.
She also writes for AppScout and PC Magazine as a freelance writer, where she was previously a staff member, and has written for a broad range of publications including Variety Magazine, MarketWatch, and TechCrunch.

Natali has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from California State University, Hayward and a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Southern California. She currently resides in San Francisco.


Running Time: 28 minutes.
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Rowley Cutler

Rowley is a 36 year old podcaster who has worked in the IT industry for the past 20 years – and he hates computers! Born in the flatlands of Suffolk, he has lived most of his life as an honourary Welshman on the island of Anglesea. He started podcasting back in December 2004 to vent frustrations, comment on world events, and show the world there is more out there than your own back yard.
Rowley’s Podcast: Darkcompass http://www.darkcompass.com

Running Time: 31 minutes.
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Sebastian Prooth

sebastianproothSebastian is a published writer, blogger, film producer and all around media geek. American, originally from Indiana, he has lived in the UK since 2003. His aims are to work in television or film as a producer As a writer he has contributed to three books in the “Criminal Masterminds” book series published in 2007, the first being “Criminal Masterminds” and the second being “Fiendish Killers.”

Sebastian is a serious Star Trek enthusiast with a general interest the in health of the Star Trek franchise, and has interviewed many of the key personnel that went into the production of Star Trek. He has also released a series of Star Trek DVD commentaries for download most notably for Star Trek Insurrection. All of his Star Trek related work can be found on his blog at the Star Trek Compendium. Visit Sebastian’s blog: http://www.sebrt.com/

Running Time: 30 minutes.
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