MyMac Podcast 229 – iChat and Cloud Computing

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This week, David Cohen, Tim Robertson, and Owen Rubin discuss Hulu being taken out of Boxee, and what that says about big media. Then Mark Rudd joins in with a discussion on iChat, what you can do with it, and why it won’t cost you a dime to use. And in the third segment, Guy Serle jumps on with a chat about Cloud Computing.

Total Running Time: 46:13

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Five New Accessories for iPod, iPhone, MacBook, and MacBook Pro – Reviews



Weeks and Nemo examine five innovative new products from Just Mobile, Targus, and Griffin

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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Programming and Development Books for iPhone, Mac, and even Android


Do you want to program the iPhone or iPod touch, the Mac, or maybe even an Android phone from Google, and you have no idea where to start? Start here.

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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Network Space 500 GB Central Storage Ethernet Disk – Review



Have you thought about a Network Attached Storage drive so you can share files with others in your house or office, but the complexity of such a device scares you away? Here is a much more simple alternative.

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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Funtastic Photos – Review


Want an easy to use program for editing and adding special effects to your photos? You might want to check out Funtastic Photos.

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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Pinnacle Video Transfer – Review – UPDATED 2-25-09


Do you have an iPod Video, or maybe a PSP, and wish you could copy your TV, videotapes, PVR, or you playing a video game or some other video source and take them with you on that device? Well, have a look at this solution, no computer needed…

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.com Podcast 228 – iPhoto 09 – Voila – New Format

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The NEW MyMac.com Podcast starts here! Short, more focused podcasting from Tim, David, Guy, and Mark. Features this week include changes to the show moving forward, the Geekiest Show Ever podcast, a review of Voila from Global Delight, and a look at iPhoto 09 after weeks of living with Apple’s latest offering.

Total Running Time: 48:23

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showTIME – Review


If you own any iPod capable of playing video, or an iPhone, and you’ve always wished you could somehow play a video on a television or display, you’ll want to read about Scosche’s showTIME.

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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Artist’s Touch – Review



Recently, I reviewed a program called Artwork which turns your photos into paintings. In the past I have reviewed several other paint programs that have this feature. Well, now there is an iPhone/iPod Touch app called Artist’s Touch that does the same thing.

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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Introducing CallWave’s Fuze HD Web Collaboration Tool


Given all the hype surrounding the term “high-definition,” along with the current proliferation of HD content-HD TV, HD Blu-Ray discs, HD camcorders, even HD radio-one might be forgiven for being more than a little jaded when a new HD service is announced. But it’s not every day that high-definition Web conferencing comes along, so the announcement of an HD-capable Web collaboration tool at MacWorld this past January caused us at MyMac.com to sit up and take notice.

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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TuneFlex AUX with SmartClick – Review


If you are looking for an iPod/iPhone audio solution for your car, the Griffin TuneFlex AUX with SmartClick might be a good fit. With the ability to cradle, charge, and route your audio through a line-out auxiliary port, your iPod/iPhone can now fill your car with all your favorite tunes. This new revision to the TuneFlex product line adds two important features. Griffin has added the Works with iPhone technology as well as SmartClick. How have these added technologies improved the TuneFlex? Stay tuned for the rest of the story…

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Altec Lansing T612 – Review


The Altec Lansing T612 in one of the first audio systems to adorn the new, "Works with iPhone" logo. This logo indicates that the T612 is certified to work in harmony with the iPhone in accordance with the specifications and standards established by Apple. We have all experienced the cellular bleed through resulting from using an iPhone with a standard iPod audio system.

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Five Exceptional Digital Photo Books


Smooth sailing, thanks to Rocky Nook Press

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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MyMac Podcast 227 – 15 – 17 – or AppleCare

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Is Apple ripping us off? Was the original Mac beloved by all Apple fans back in the day? Want to win a case from David Cohen? GREAT Apple Service! Proving myself to Comcast. All this and a lot more discussed this week by Tim, Guy, David, and Mark. A truly geek-out festival this week on the MyMac podcast!

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Filemaker Pro 10 – Review


This review concentrates on what’s new in FileMaker Pro 10. This means a closer look at four areas, which are by now quite familiar to FileMaker users since they have been the main areas for change and improvement in recent upgrades.

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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Astraware Board Games, Pudge, Totomi iPhone Game – Review



Recently, I had the opportunity to try out three VERY different games from the iTunes App Store: Board Games, Blurb, and Tatomi. What did I think? Read on.

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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Take Control of Buying a Mac – Review


Engst will be well known to Mac users as one of the authors of the popular TidBits mailing list. But he’s also an author of electronic books sold under the ‘Take Control’ banner. One of his most recent efforts is a book on buying a new Macintosh. As someone who’d written a similar book a few years back on buying a used Mac, this was a topic that immediately caught my attention.

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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