MyMac Podcast 211 – Girls Gone Geek


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This week, Liana Lehua and Melissa Thiessen from the Girls Gone Geek podcast join the crew for some tech talk, favorite tech gear, and the future of the GGG show. Plus, Sam Levin and Cool Mac Picks!

This episode sponsored by Other World Computing

Links from the show:
Girls Gone Geek
Direct Mail/Pro
i.TV for iPhone
AppShopper.com

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Toast 9 Titanium – Review


Roxio’s Toast has long been the software of choice for reliable and flexible CD and DVD burning on Mac and PC. In recent years Roxio has slowly and steadily added features, generally made improvements to the working of the product and changed the interface of the software… it isn’t entirely Mac-like – not that it is in any way off-putting.

About Mark Sealey

Mark Sealey is a British expatriate working and living in Southern California with his artist/writer wife, Roberta Lannes-Sealey, whom he met in 1996, when the web, she and he were much younger. Mark's interest in computers began in the the early ‘80s when his father suggested that, If we don’t understand how to control them, they’ll creep up behind us and make life unbearable. Have they? Using the venerable Acorn system until his move to the US, Mark wrote extensively about the BBC and RISC machines. He concentrated chiefly on education, music and productivity/system software; at the time Micronet and Prestel led the way for wide area networking… he published over 2,000 articles for these outlets. After graduating with a humanities degree, Mark was a teacher for 20 years until 1994 - first in Italy then the UK. Becaming increasingly attracted to the world of information technology as a major contributor to children’s learning and development, he eventually moved to editing the UK’s chief journals in the educational computing. He has always enjoyed freelance reviewing, consulting, editing and writing. When he moved to the US, he was fortunate enough to find full time employment at a major arts non-profit as a software engineer; though it’s doubtful if there’s a single skill which he was originally hired to use that’s still in daily use. Mark is also a composer of chamber and orchestral music, music critic, a published poet, photographer and environmentalist with an enthusiasm for fitness, vegan nutrition and long distance running. He is now convinced that only humans’ humility can save our planet.

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Griffin WindowSeat for iPhone 3G – Review


I’ve been looking at and reviewing cases for the iPhone 3G but there is also the need for an accessory for your iPhone that a lot of folks tend to overlook. If you spend a lot of time on the road in your car, either traveling to and from work, or just traveling, gas prices permitting, then you really need to consider looking at a mount for your iPhone.

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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Nemo Memo – Nemo’s Helpful Holiday Hints for Stocking Stuffer Suggestions


Small speakers don’t get any cooler than Ice from i.Sound. They are tiny, with a surprisingly robust audio. Power them via USB from your computer, or with a clever AC adapter

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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First Look – Aluminum Unibody 15” MacBook Pro


Before I start with my critique, let me give you a little background. I’m a graphic professional that also provides IT help desk support for a large publishing company. I bought this Mac with the specific task of providing tech support and general surfing. When it comes do doing design work I’m still a desktop kind of guy. That said, this is not my first portable Mac. Prior to this 15” MacBook Pro I’ve been a proud owner of  two 12” iBooks. The reason for the timing for this new purchase is because my last iBook didn’t survive the return flight from Anaheim, California last month.

About Tim Robertson

Founder MyMac.com. 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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From Canon XSi to Photoshop CS3 Accelerated – Three Book Reviews


It’s difficult for a mere book reviewer like myself to understand how publishers and book writers can keep up with the frequent updates in digital software and hardware. Just when you purchase a Canon camera or the latest update of Photoshop, new versions of these products come out in less than a year’s time. It seems like writers and publishers have to scramble to keep up with the ever expanding technology. But somehow they get the job done, and in most cases very well.

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Griffin iClear with Armband for iPhone 3G – Review


With all of the cases that have appeared for the iPhone 3G, there are always special cases designed to fill a specific niche for certain users. Griffin Technology’s iClear case for the iPhone 3G fills a specific spot for the active user who wants to take their iPhone along with them whenever they are on the go. Whether you are into running, bicycling or walking, then you need to check out the iClear case.

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 210 – BigWords – Chad Perry

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Original MyMac Podcast Co-Host Chad Perry makes a surprise guest appearance on the show this week! Topics include: our new ustream feed, BigWords, HDCP on Macintosh, AppleTV update, and Macworld Expo plans and predictions. Plus, Sam Levin and Cool Mac Picks.

This episode sponsored by Other World Computing

Links from the show:
Kena Kai
incase Parra
Richard Solo 1800 iPhone/iPod Battery
Evernote
Searchme

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Make Music on your Mac – GarageBand Loops – Review


One of the greatest things first-time GarageBand users discover and start playing with is the Loops. Loops are short snippets of music that you can use to beef up your recordings. Need a drum to accompany your guitar playing? Perhaps you want some string instruments at the beginning of your track? GarageBand has hundreds of music loops to use, built right into the program. What more could you need?

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ArtText 2 – Review


Do you want a cool logo for your business card? or a fancy button for your website? but can’t afford the high end programs like Photoshop or Illustrator to create them? or maybe you don’t have the skills to make one from scratch If so ArtText 2 by BeLight Software allows you to do just that for a lot less money

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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Sidewinder Deluxe for iPhone 3G – Review


If you’ve just purchased a new iPhone 3G and you’re considering a case, you may just want to wander on over to Mareware’s website and take a look at the new Sidewinder Deluxe for the iPhone 3G.

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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PowerDock2 Charging Station


An era of technology has metamorphosed our homes into a brimming mass of cords and assorted gadgets. How can you organize such chaos? Griffin Technology’s PowerDock2 will calm the obsessive-compulsive organizer in you. A charging station that conveniently charges two iPod or iPhone devices at once using universal docking wells with easy-to-use adapters.

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Stationery Pack 2 – Review


Back in January I reviewed Equinux’s Stationery Pack software which adds over 100 stationery templates to Apple’s Mail program. Well, Equinux has recently released Stationery Pack 2, and if you are hooked on stationery in your email, and Stationery Pack 1 is not enough for you, Stationery Pack 2 might be worth checking out.

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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Sportsuit Convertible for iPhone 3G


The Sportsuit Convertible for iPhone 3G is a versatile neoprene sport case manufactured by Marware. Primarily designed for the athlete in all of us, the comfortable armband is the Sportsuit’s greatest attribute. To sweeten the purchase, you still have the option to wear the case using a belt-clip or to place directly in a pocket or purse. A removable key/money holder is included along with a screen protector and microfiber cloth.

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Stick It to Your Mac with HD


A number of products have hit the market recently to let you watch TV on your Mac. Two of these, both “USB sticks” recently caught my attention, so I felt it was time for a head to head comparison of two of these; the Pinnacle’s TV for Mac HD Stick, and Equinux’s TubeStick, both very small USB tuners for your Mac that let you watch TV right on your Macintosh.

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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Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual-Drive USB 2.0 + USB 2.0 Powered Hub – Review


Guy Serle takes a close look at the Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual-Drive from Other World Computing. One enclosure, two drives, 2TB of date. Good deal, or something to avoid? Read on to find out.

About Guy Serle

Guy is a long-time Mac user (since 1987) and insists on inflicting his opinions on technology even when others around him wishes he wouldn't. He's married and the father of two sons. He used to take Tae Kwon Do until the shame of being beaten up by teenagers became too great. He now gets his fix for personal humiliation each week as the co-host of the MyMac Podcast with GazMaz

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Luxe Case for iPhone 3G – Review


ifrogz’s Luxe Case is perfect for the business professional, the athlete or their children. The Luxe is a smooth (hard) plastic case with a metallic finish that has a “velvety soft” feel. Extremely slim, lightweight, and with several color options, the Luxe Case offers an opportunity to find your own individuality. Read Alan’s full review here.

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MyMac Podcast 209 – David Biedny


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David Biedny from Mac|Life stops by for a chat about product reviews, and how the web is really changing the game. Sam Levin returns for a Cool Mac Picks returns, and Guy, Tim, and David look at the latest happening on MyMac.com, as well as future changes to the weekly podcast.

This episode is sponsored by Other World Computing. Check them out here!

Links from the show:
David Biedny

Cool Mac Picks
iHome iH70SRC 15 Watt Computer Speakers with iPod Syncing/Charging Dock
Iomega eGo Desktop Hard Drive

Ocarina
Guitar Rock Tour

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