The GMen go for the Gold
MyMac Podcast #415

On August 8, 2012, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast


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Many Skype issues this week which makes for weird audio quality and we apologize for that, but it’s still a fun and crazy show. We ask if the iPad is a real computer with mixed results and Gaz answers a listener’s question about using an iPad in the UK. From there your two favorite airheads talk about AirPrint in iOS and Nik Hall comes through with a “Gaz’s Tips” theme song! How cool is that?

Some Links
AppAdvice website link to AirPrint iOS Utilities
Apple’s guide to using AirPrint
Guy’s App Pick: iFiles iOS file management app from Imagen $3.99 at the iOS App Store
Gaz’s App Pick: iPhotoLibrary Manager $19.99 from Fat Cat Software
People’s Pick: Flow Free from Big Duck Games FREE!

AquaVu Camera
Company: AquaVu

Most of my friends and family can tell you that fishing is one of my favorite pastimes. I try to spend as much time on the water as possible, which unfortunately is not often enough. I happen to live in upstate New York, which offers anglers a tremendous number of waters filled with fish that more often than not are perfectly willing to bite. There are times, though, that even the best of fishermen are at a loss to put a fish in the boat. What’s a person to do? Umm — in a nutshell, I cheat. Or at least it seems like cheating.

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About Mike Breed

Writing for MyMac.com since August of 2009, Mike Breed is an Earth Science and Biology teacher at Chenango Valley High School in Binghamton, New York. He is currently acting as the Science Department Chairman in his school district as well. Mike has received numerous grants to incorporate Apple products into the laboratories and activities of his students, with the hopes of adding a new element of learning to the teaching of science in a demanding learning environment. A lifelong resident of Cortland, New York, Mike enjoys spending time with his family when not busy with his duties at school. An avid fan of the Macintosh platform, Mike also spends a great deal of time reading and working from his iPad and iPhone, where he is reading his way through the entire chronology of Star Wars novels. Mike is also passionate about fishing and enjoys spending time each weekend fishing with his father on the waters of central New York State’s Finger Lakes.

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By occasional contributor to MyMac.com, Susan Klement

I’m not what you would call a power user of my MacBook but I’m always intrigued by the new bells and whistles when there’s an upgrade to the operating system. Journalists David Pogue and Ed Mendelson raved about Mountain Lion and someone, I can’t recall who, said one didn’t need to wait for any bugs to be removed from OS 10.8, so I decided to purchase it almost right away.

It took about an hour and a half, all told, to install Mountain Lion on my somewhat aging (late 2009) MacBook and the installation seemed to go very smoothly. Others reported that the installation went much faster, but they probably have newer, more powerful machines.

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About John Nemerovski

John "Nemo" Nemerovski is MyMac's Reviews Editor. He is a personal and group computer tutor in Tucson, Arizona, USA, with an emphasis on 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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Mac and iOS Maintenance
Three Geeky Ladies Episode 6

On August 6, 2012, in Three Geeky Ladies, by Three Geeky Ladies


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The Ladies talk about ways they keep their Macs and iOS devices running clean, and Vicki tells us what she likes and dislikes about Mountain Lion. Sorry for the scratchy noises-the Skype gods were against us during recording!

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Lifeaphobic
TechFan Podcast #88

On August 3, 2012, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson


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Why do we only celebrate someone after they are gone? Tim reviews the Nexus 7, but not really. He also reviews the Kindle Touch, but again, not really. Why is Field Runners 2 now on the back burner? Mountain Lion, the Olympics, menu item creep, and much more is discussed.

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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Mountain Lion Lives While iWork Dies
MyMac Podcast #414

On August 2, 2012, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast


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No Gaz this week as he’s off on one of those pesky vacations but Guy isn’t flying solo as Tim Verpoorten from SurfBits and the Mac ReviewCast jumps in. They talk about how it’s Tim’s fault his wife hit their garage, bad multiple modems, and a weird iPhoto Library issue. From there it’s off to Some Mountain Lion talk, the death of yet another Apple cloud service, and bigger iPhones with smaller connectors. It’ll all make sense once you listen…trust me!

Some Links
No time for prayer? Not to worry technology has you covered!
The “Save As” command is back…in a way
Guy’s App Pick: Growl from the Growl Project LLC $2.99 at the Mac App Store
Tim’s App Pick: NetNewsWire from NewsGator Technologies for iOS  or for the Mac from their web site
Also from Tim Fiplab mobile application crafters

 

iFIT-1 Portable Rechargeable Smartphone Speaker
Manufacturer: Satechi
MSRP: $15.99
i-FIT-1 Smartphone Speaker

The iFIT-1 Speaker is an inexpensive step-up from the built-in speakers in most smartphones. Its lithium-ion battery is charged with an included micro-USB to USB cable when attached to your computer. A hidden pull-out shelf serves as a convenient vertical or horizontal iPhone stand. The speaker works well with an iPad but becomes too top-heavy to be practical when used with the stand.

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About Curt Blanchard

I’m a Mac user from the beginning with a background in graphic design, product design, photography. I’m a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Illustration. I spent much of my professional career designing consumer products in ceramics, glass, and metals by working on-site with European and Asian manufacturers. I am currently an officer at Tucson Macintosh Users Group and a reviewer in the Amazon Vine program.

 

Satechi AudioCube Speaker
Review

On August 1, 2012, in Apple, Audio, Bluetooth, iPad, iPad 2, iPhone, Music, Podcast, Review, Speakers, by Curt Blanchard

Satechi AudioCube Bluetooth Speaker
Model: ST-69BTS
MSRP: $44.99
Satechi AudioCube Speaker

The Satechi AudioCube is a nicely styled 3″ x 3″ x 3″ box with small stereo speakers built into each side. It will pair with many Bluetooth audio devices including iPhones, iPads, and properly equipped computers. There is an input jack on the back of the unit for connecting to other audio sources via the included cable.

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About Curt Blanchard

I’m a Mac user from the beginning with a background in graphic design, product design, photography. I’m a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Illustration. I spent much of my professional career designing consumer products in ceramics, glass, and metals by working on-site with European and Asian manufacturers. I am currently an officer at Tucson Macintosh Users Group and a reviewer in the Amazon Vine program.

 

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