MyMac Podcast 225 – Alan Luckow


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Alan Luckow joins the MyMac crew this week to talk about the new iLife 09 suite, video editing, iPhoto problems, working with Woz, and much more. A fun show! Also, it is CONTEST time! Listen for your chance to win a Speck Products case, and a copy of both Hear and Klix from Joesoft – Prosoft Engineering!

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This show sponsored by Other World Computing

Links from the show:
Luckow Design Studios
Speck Products
Prosoft Engineering
The Mac Mommy
Global Game Jam
Teens in Tech Conference
Camp Woz (Quicktime Link)

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Lightsoft Weather Center – Review


If you’ve owned a weather station and a Mac for any length of time, you know that Mac compatible software, to monitor and collect data from your station, has been impossible to find. I am happy to report the search is finally over.

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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Akvis Artwork – Review


Have you ever had a photo or photos that you wanted to have converted into a painting? This can be extremely expensive. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars you can spend less than $100 and do it yourself with AKVIS Artwork.

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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Are you a victim of this lousy economy?

A couple of years ago I left my company after 17 years. It was almost two years after an acquisition and I was hating

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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ChronoSync 4 – Review


The moment you start to use more than one computer is the moment when you should plan to keep any data that changes on one system synchronized (‘in sync’) with its counterpart on the other system(s).

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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LogMeIn Ignition – Review


I have been using LogMeIn for Mac for a while now to remotely control another Mac. Recently, LogMeIn released an app for the iPhone/iPod Touch called Ignition, which allows you to remotely control another computer through your iPhone/iPod Touch. The LogMeIn folks were kind enough to allow me to try out a copy of the app and I have been very pleased with 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 224 – 25 Years of Macintosh

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With the 25th anniversary of the Macintosh upon us, Tim, Guy, Mark, and Owen look back over their personal history with the Mac. Remember Extensions, Res-Edit, After Dark, Mouse Balls, Conflict Catcher? If so, this is the show for you!

The episode sponsored by
Other World Computing

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JBoxMini – Review


Do you take long trips, or use your iPhone, iPod, or mobile phone so much that the battery runs down before you can get home to charge it? What can you do to get extra power when there is just no place to plug in? Here is one solution…

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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In Your Face Viewbase handheld device holder – Review


Does your arm give out when watching videos or playing games on your iPhone or iPod Touch? Well, give your arm a break with this great gadget.

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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MyMac Podcast 223 – Bob LeVitus Post Expo

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Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus helps kick off this weeks show with his run down of Macworld Expo, where it goes from here, and what he enjoyed most on the showroom floor. Sam Levin fills us in on his Cool Mac Picks from both Macworld Expo and CES. Finally, Owen and Mark join Tim, David, and Guy to talk about the rest of the weeks stories, and Owen’s blog post on Alsoft.

This episode is sponsored by:
Other World Computing – You have to check out the Voyager Q!

Links from the show:
Things for Mac and iPhone
PogoPlug
G-Fi and G-FI VS

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AirCurve – Review


This is not a powered speaker for your iPhone. AirCurve’s primary function is to amplify the iPhone’s built-in speaker. How does it do so? Acoustically, of course.

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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MyMac Podcast 221 – MWSF 09 Day Four


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Today’s show kicks off with the Macworld Staff, as well as the iProng Magazine staff, talking about the day. Segments include Toon Boom, an interview with Paul at Rogue Amoeba, Andreas Hass of Axiotron, Bruce Gee from GeeThree.com, an interview with Andy Taylor, CEO of MacSpeech.

This show sponsored by:
MacSales.com
PosiMotion
Prosoft Engineering

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