MyMac Podcast 198 – Clean Your Mac

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This week, Tim welcomes David Cohen, Bill Dudney, and Sam Levin to the podcast. First up, Bill talks about his new iPhone App, Code Breaker. We also look at the VC funding that seems to be trying to pour itself into the App market. Sam Levin returns with a party-theme Cool Mac Picks, and a new contest thanks to PosiMotion!Be sure to listen to win two ten-dollars iTunes gift cards! To wrap up the show, David and Tim look at all the negative publicity surrounding Apple over the last few weeks, MacSales RAM, and cleaning your Mac. A full and fun show, ready for your downloading pleasure!

MacSales Pick of the Week:
iMac RAM

Links from the show:
AppMinute.com
Code Breaker game
PosiMotion
Voltaic Systems Solar backpacks
iZotope iDrum App for iPhone

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iTrip AutoPilot


I wanted to take the iTrip AutoPilot (IA) out for a spin because I have a new 2007 automobile (well, 8 months old now) that has an RDS (Radio Data System–read on to find out what this is) enabled radio. The thought of being able to see what my iPod was playing on the LCD screen in my car was very exciting. Read on to find out how well this works.

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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Rage Sitemap Automator


Do you have a website? Have you been wondering why some of your web pages don’t show up in Google or other search engines? Or why less important site pages show up while the pages you think are more important do not? There is something you can do about that. You can use Rage Sitemap Automator to create an XML sitemap and help the major search engines find your most important site content.

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 197 – The Dead Zone

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Lee Givens returns after a month and a half hiatus to join Tim, Guy, and David for a lively discussion. Topics include Microsoft Office 08, Jerry Seinfeld pimping Windows with Bill Gates, and a ton more. Plus, Sam Levin joins in with a Cool Mac Picks, and we announce the two winners of our PosiMotion contest!

MacSales.com Pick of the Week
11-Piece Portable Toolkit

Cool Mac Picks of the Week
Pangea Enigmo, $9.99 & Cro-Mag Rally, $5.99
Crazy Mouth $.99 (and free Lite version)

Links from the show:
PosiMotion

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MyMac Podcast Special Edition – TechSmith


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MyMac Podcast host Tim Robertson visits TechSmith, the company behind Camtasia Studio, SnagIt, UserVue, ScreenCast.com, and more. Interviews include President Bill Hamilton, Tony Dunckel, Dave McCollom, Dave Cheng, Troy Stein, and Amy Hagerstrom. This is a special episode of the MyMac.com podcast.

Links from the show:
TechSmith.com

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DLO x 3 iPod Touch Case Reviews


Leather? Check! Silicone? Check! Earbud storage? Check! Clip? Check! Stylish and affordable? Check! Which one to take today? Guest reviewer Howard Nemerovski takes a look at three products from DLO.

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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Thumbn@ils 44: The App Store Shopping Cart


Looking for the shopping cart for the iTunes App Store? We found it!

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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MyMac Podcast 196 – Bronze Medal


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Contest Time! Listen to the podcast this week for your chance to win iTunes Gift Cards, courtesy of PosiMotion. Sam Levin comes on with a new Cool Mac Picks, while Tim and Guy fight it out over whether Apple should be more compatible with Microsoft. Plus the weeks Mac news, and the launch of AppMinute.com.

MacSales Pick of the Week:
Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual-Drive USB 2.0 + USB 2.0 Powered Hub

Links from the show:
PosiMotion
AppMinute.com
Smile On My Mac Textexpander
JBL on stage IIIp loudspeaker
Fun Friends iPhone, iPod animal covers
AppMinute.com pick; iLightr

 

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Data Backup 3 vs. Time Machine 1



The value of good backup software cannot be overstated. In its latest iteration, the Mac OS comes with a built-in backup program called Time Machine that creates incremental backups on external drives. It is designed to operate in the background with little interaction from the user, and should the need arise to recover lost or damaged files, the Time Machine interface is intuitive and simple to navigate.

About Neale Monks

Neale Monks has used Macs since 1990, when he was won over by the simplicity of printing from a networked Mac compared to doing the same thing with networked PCs. Since that time he's written for several Macintosh magazines including Macworld and Macformat as well as MyMac.com, InformIT, Peachpit, TidBITs, and the now-defunct AppleLust web site. Besides using Macs to make his living every day of the week, he likes to tinker about with vintage Macs, and a few years back wrote an e-book called 'Buying Used Macs' published through MyMac.com. Neale has a degree in zoology and a PhD in palaeontology. He lives in the market town of Berkhamsted on the edge of the Chiltern Hills.

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Compact, Affordable Storage & Protection from WaterField and STM – Reviews


You don’t need to spend a ton of money to achieve a high standard of protection for your valuable computers and portable digital devices.

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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Macspiration 114 – To Applecare or Not To Applecare


I have never been a fan of extended warranties. They always seem to get you in the end. However, the one extended warranty that I do buy and I do believe in is Applecare. Applecare is more than worth the money for any Mac you buy, and for most iPods (for iPods you have to weigh the cost of Applecare vs. the cost of a new iPod). This Macspiration is about Applecare for your Mac and why I am a believer.

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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Comic Boom – Review


The folks at Toon Boom are at it again. In January they released a kid friendly animation software called Flip Boom. Now, they have released another great program call Comic Boom for making comic strips.

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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SlimBlade Bluetooth Presenter Mouse – Review


I had absolutely no problems in setting up the SlimBlade BT mouse for use with my MacBook. Press the power button that is hidden under the slidable trim and look for the green power indicator on the opposite side to glow solid green for three seconds, then depress the mode switch that is located at the scroll wheel for three seconds and you’re ready to go for regular use as a mouse. The SlimBlade is a full featured laser mouse that just performs two functions, both very well.

About Russ Walkowich

Russ Walkowich is the longest contributing member of MyMac, starting back in 1995. He has served as writer, author, editor, and spiritual guide to a tribe of MyMac Founders in all that time.

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MyMac Podcast 195 – I Did Not Inhale

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Bill Dudney returns to cohost this week along with the usual gang of Tim, David, Guy, and Sam. Not a lot of Mac news this week, but we look at the state of the AppStore and much more. Sam joins in with a new Cool Mac Picks, including iPhone apps and a cool backpack.

We would love to hear from you! Email tim@mymac.com

MacSales product of the week – Marshall – MXL.006 microphone

Links from the show
GalaFactory Software
‘A Level’ from Posimotion
Chimps Ahoy!
Blackjack 21
Trism Puzzle Game
Trism YouTube links from David Cohen
Sam Levin
SkullCandy Audio Link Pack
AppMinute.com

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IceCam2 – Review


Most Macs come with built-in iSight cameras nowadays. However, if you have a Mac Mini or a tower, you don’t get a camera. You are on your own to find one. The IceCam2 is an affordable solution to that missing piece of your computer. Even those with a built-in camera might want to give this one a look.

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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MotionX Poker – iPhone App Review



With so many poker games available in the iTunes App Store how do you know which one to buy? You read reviews like this one.

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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Animation-ish – Review


When I was in middle school and high school I was always looking for an animation program for my computer. I never found one. They were always to juvenile, or too advanced and expensive. If Animation-ish was around then, I would have found what I was looking for.

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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MAXPower 802.11n/g/b Wireless PCMCIA Laptop Cardbus Adapter


Within seconds, all nearby networks are displayed, along with their security requirements.

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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i2i Stream – Review



There are ENDLESS ways to use i2i Stream with small or large numbers of listeners.

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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