MyMac Podcast 186
Cool Mac Picks and WWDC Fever


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Tim Robertson, David Cohen, and Guy Serle look at Mac OS X 10.5.3, pontificate on the upcoming WWDC and iPhone revisions, and much more. Sam Levin then joins the show with an all-new Cool Mac Picks.

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Audio Engine USA A2 Speakers
Sandisk Extreme Ducati Edition SD Plus
Jabra SP5050 Bluetooth Speaker Phone

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iPod accessories reviewed



Three miniature speaker systems plus a zillion connectors, adapters, and cables

About John Nemerovski

John "Nemo" Nemerovski is MyMac's Reviews Editor. He is a private and small group personal technology tutor in Tucson, Arizona, USA, with an emphasis on iPad and iPhone training, plus basic computing, digital photography, and Photoshop. Nemo is an accomplished music instructor on keyboard and guitar, and an expert artisan bread baker. If you are interested in writing reviews or requesting a product review on MyMac, contact him: nemo [ a t ] mymac [ d o t ] c o m.

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NewerTech MAXPower Wireless USB 2.0 Stick Adapter and Extension Cradle
Review


I know what you’re thinking. Why would I need a wireless USB stick adapter when I have an airport extreme card built into my Mac? Read on to discover the power of MAXPower from Newer Technology.

About Rich Lefko

Rich Lefko has been a Mac enthusiast for many years and is always seeking out the most innovative applications, Apps, gadgets and hardware to tell us about. He uses his Mac expertise for video editing, record-keeping, business needs and in the management of a weather website (RichLefko.com) his true passion in life. A native New Yorker, Rich lives in New Hampshire with his exceptionally beautiful wife and three perfect sons. Rich joined MyMac.com as a writer after winning a contest he heard on the podcast. As a result, Rich no longer enters contests. Rich accepts email at richardlefko@mac.com.

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Book Bytes Interview with author Barbara Brundage



There are a lot of folks who really won’t need to use Raw ever, though, although I do suggest that at some point everyone should try correcting an image, even a JPEG or a TIFF, in the Raw Converter, just to see what it does.

About John Nemerovski

John "Nemo" Nemerovski is MyMac's Reviews Editor. He is a private and small group personal technology tutor in Tucson, Arizona, USA, with an emphasis on iPad and iPhone training, plus basic computing, digital photography, and Photoshop. Nemo is an accomplished music instructor on keyboard and guitar, and an expert artisan bread baker. If you are interested in writing reviews or requesting a product review on MyMac, contact him: nemo [ a t ] mymac [ d o t ] c o m.

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TripleHead2Go
Review



The TripleHead2Go by Matrox is a small box, that splits one video signal out into 2 or 3. So if you are looking to add more monitors to your current set up is it the right tool for the task? I must say I wasn’t to impressed with the results I got.

About Robert Hazelrigg

Robert Hazelrigg The Graphics Guy http://roberthazelrigg.com Besides being an award winning Graphic Artist, Robert Hazelrigg also worked for Apple Computer and Adobe Systems Inc. As the Graphics Guy Robert provides innovative marketing solutions for small businesses, major retailers, and global corporations.

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AppMenuBoy
Review

http://www.mymac.com/showarticle.php?id=3288

AppMenuBoy 1.0 is a handy little application that takes away some clicks (and valuable time) to get an application opened. It also put your apps in a quick invaluable hierarchical list, so one can get to all apps in no time flat.

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MyMac Podcast 185
The Icon Factory



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Gedeon Maheux from The Icon Factory joins Tim and David for a lively interview at the start of the show. Taking care of some business, we announce the winner of the Essential Jacket from SCOTTEVEST, and call the winner on the phone! Later, Lee Givens joins in to answer a listener question on which Mac to buy on his budget, while David talks about getting later versions of Mac OS X on unsupported Apple hardware using Other World Computing’s XPostFacto. All that and MUCH more.

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The Icon Factory
SCOTTEVEST
XPostFacto
Let’s Get Down To Earth… Science Podcast

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Vudu
Review



There are many ways to watch movies at home today. There is Netflix, rental stores, and even devices like Apple TV and Tivo bringing movies into your home via the internet. But a new device from VUDU is going to change the way you will rent movies forever, and for the better too.

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 CTO of Edison Labs, a startup focusing on helping commercial clients write and develop mobile apps. Right now, he is looking for the next great thing (hint hint!)

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File Launching Enhancements



Do you miss the customizable Apple Menu from the good old days of Mac OS 9? Did you get stuck when you upgraded to 10.5 because your favorite enhancements didn’t work (and they still don’t)? Here we look at Classic Menu, MaxMenus, RapidoStart, SunnyMenu, and XMenu.

About Tom Schmidt

Tom was the senior Service Technician at FirstTech Computer, an Apple Specialist in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He's been taking care of and fixing Macs since the mid 1980's, and is an an advocate for Apple Specialists (http://www.applespecialist.com/) around the USA. He can be found on Twitter as @tomdar2.

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MyMac Podcast 184
Is iPod Killing Hi-Fi


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A large cast this tackles the question: is the iPod generation killing Hi-Fi? Does high fidelity have a place in todays world of small MP3 players and online music stores? Also, All Over the Mac chats with Anne Bowden, and Sam Levin hits us with a new Cool Mac Picks. If all that was not enough, we have a new contest! Listen for your chance to win a $120 Essential Jacket from SCOTTEVEST.

Tim Robertson, Guy Serle, David Cohen, Sam Levin, Lee Givens, John Nemo, and special guest Bill Palmer from iProng Magazine.

Sponsored by Other World Computing
Check out the ElGato Elgato EyeTV Hybrid/Turbo.264 BUNDLE for only $199!

Links from the show:
SCOTTEVEST
iProng Magazine
AOL Mac Desktop
Scott from ScotteVest switched to the Mac video
Future Sonic’s Atrio m8
DLO’s VentMount for iPhone & iPod touch
PowerTune
Sam Levin Cool Mac Picks

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MailSteward
Review


The blight of the digital age is the accumulation of massive amounts of data – as computers get faster and storage gets cheaper, we end up keeping everything, whether we need it or not. David Cohen looks at MailSteward, an application designed to store your archived email outside your email application.

About David Cohen

A lifelong technology fan and an IT professional, David has been writing and podcasting for MyMac since 1995. In his professional life he is an expert in mobile computing, data centres, cloud services and IT security. For MyMac he is a features and review writer, a former host of the MyMac Podcast and Geekiest Show Ever podcast, and the current co-host of the TechFan podcast,

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EyeTV 250Plus
Review


Recently, Donny reviewed the new EyeTV 3 software by Elgato, and loved it. EyeTV software is nothing without hardware, and there are several options on the market. One piece of hardware is Elgato’s EyeTV 250plus. He looks at the latest from Elgato in this review.

About Donny Yankellow

In addition to writing for MyMac.com since the Fall of 2005 he is an art teacher, freelance artist/illustrator, and is a father of one son. Donny is also the author/illustrator of several children's ebooks. Donny's degree is in Visual Communications and he hold certification in K-12 Art Education. His hobbies (besides Mac and Apple stuff) include soccer, animation, and reading anything written by Stephen King.

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Two Kensington products for Road Warriors


Here are two items from Kensington for those road warriors out there who need extra iPod power and may be searching for WIFI networks.

About Rich Lefko

Rich Lefko has been a Mac enthusiast for many years and is always seeking out the most innovative applications, Apps, gadgets and hardware to tell us about. He uses his Mac expertise for video editing, record-keeping, business needs and in the management of a weather website (RichLefko.com) his true passion in life. A native New Yorker, Rich lives in New Hampshire with his exceptionally beautiful wife and three perfect sons. Rich joined MyMac.com as a writer after winning a contest he heard on the podcast. As a result, Rich no longer enters contests. Rich accepts email at richardlefko@mac.com.

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MyMac Podcast 183
BeeJay – PowerTune Contest


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BeeJay Bhatt joins Tim, David, and Guy this week to chat about ten years of the iMac, PC Software on a Mac, Macworld Expo joke, Safari instability, and much more. All Over the Mac with John Nemo looks at two different microphones, and Sam Levin helps us kick off the show with a new Cool Mac Picks. Plus, we are giving away a PowerTune from MacAlly! Listen to find out how you can win! (US Residents Only)

This Episode sponsored by Other World Computing

Links mentioned on the show:
Universal Drive Adapter
PowerTune
VMware Fusion 2.0 Beta
Cross Over Games from Codeweavers
Speck Products’ SeeThru Slim Hard Shell Case for Mac Book Air
GelaSkins – skin your iPhone, iPod or Mac Book with style!
Kensington’s Contour Balance Roller

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Fenestration 41
The Curse of “Free Public Wi-Fi”

Welcome, MyMac readers, to Fenestration – back after a hiatus from the podcast, and now in a written form to reflect our rebrand back to MyMac Magazine. This column is my guide to using your Mac in a world filled with Windows machines. I will cover issues of information exchange with Windows users, using Windows infrastructure with your Mac, and how to run Windows or Windows-compatible software on your Mac.

About David Cohen

A lifelong technology fan and an IT professional, David has been writing and podcasting for MyMac since 1995. In his professional life he is an expert in mobile computing, data centres, cloud services and IT security. For MyMac he is a features and review writer, a former host of the MyMac Podcast and Geekiest Show Ever podcast, and the current co-host of the TechFan podcast,

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