Macworld/iWorld 2014-End of Day 2

On March 28, 2014, in Apple, Features, Macworld Expo 2014, by Elisa Pacelli

Day 2 of Macworld/iWorld 2014 is coming to a close, and for me, it's the end. I've met some wonderful people, and discovered some new and interesting products.

 

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Sponsored by OWC

Guy is joined by Elisa Pacelli, Vicky Stokes, and Curt Blanchard at the pre show press event the night before the Expo actually opens. We’re all psyched up about being here which will most likely give way to tirred feet and backs before too much longer, but enjoy us now before we get all jaded and stuff.

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Developers we talked to:
WeCam
Nite Ize
Fujitsu ScanSnap
Fleksy
Rain
Drobo

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Macworld/iWorld 2014 Day 2

On March 28, 2014, in Apple, Features, Macworld Expo, by Elisa Pacelli

The MyMac gang is getting ready for Day 2 of Macworld/iWorld 2014. Here are some photos taken in the media room before the floor opens. Please forgive my tired eyes!

 

Steve Sande of TUAW

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TechFan #155 – Banned!

On March 28, 2014, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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After a week off, David and Tim discuss the iPad release of Microsoft Office, and what it says about the future of Microsoft. Plus, FaceBook buys Oculus Rift, some guys kicks banned for life from Google, and more.

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Macworld/iWorld-End of Day 1

On March 27, 2014, in Apple, Features, Macworld Expo, by Elisa Pacelli

 

And the masses descend...

Day 1 is about to wrap up, and frankly, I'm exhausted! So, rather than describe my day, I'll share a few pictures. The audio interviews I did, and will do tomorrow, will be in the next few MyMac podcasts, in addition to the 3 Geeky Ladies podcast. Enjoy!

 

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And So It Begins…Macworld/iWorld 2014

On March 27, 2014, in Apple, Features, Macworld Expo, by Elisa Pacelli
 

It's here! It's here! Macworld/iWorld 2014 officially kicks off right now.

After an extremely long flight yesterday, filled with delays and a lot of “hurry up and wait”, I met up with Vicki Stokes, a fellow MyMac.com writer and one of my co-hosts of the 3 Geeky Ladies podcast.

We registered at Moscone, then attended the media reception with more MyMac.com writers Guy Serle and Curt Blanchard.

Yup, that's Guy with his mouth open.

 

It was great seeing some familiar faces, like Allison Sheridan from the Nosillacast podcast.

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Macworld/ iWorld – Day 1

On March 26, 2014, in Features, iWorld, Macworld Expo, Opinion, by Guy Serle

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Yes Virginia, the Macworld Expo is alive and well and living at the Moscone North. Nice to be back here after a few years over at the West building.

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iPad Animation – iBook Review

On March 24, 2014, in Book Review, iMovie, Review, by Donny Yankellow

iPad Animation How to Make Stop Motion Movies On The iPad with iStopMotion, GarageBand, and iMove
Author: Craig Lauridsen
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Publisher: Acumen
Price: $9.99
328 Pages

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At first glance iPad Animation How to Make Stop Motion Movies On The iPad with iStopMotion, GarageBand, and iMove by Craig Lauridsen looks like a giant advertisement or manual for the iPad app iStopMotion by Boinx Software. However, as you get further into the book it is much more. It is a great book on stop motion animation that has tips and techniques that can be used with any software, even though iStopMotion is the software used and explained in the book.

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MyMac Podcast #499 – So close, yet so far away

On March 20, 2014, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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Sponsored by OWC

With this being show 499, you’d think the next one would be 500…or the one after that…nope. This IS however the last Gaz and Guy show before the Macworld Expo so get ready for fun. Guy has problems with multiple Apple IDs and has to go to Apple Support to get them fixed, Gaz has problems with Rugby, his Mac, and Airports, but it may have all been in hs head. Guy talks about the long journey ahead and Gaz tries in vain yet again to explain English money.

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Guy’s App Pick: Not so much an app but a service. BIG ups to Apple Support for taking at least 2-3 hours of time walking me through all the problems that I had caused myself over the years in regards to Apple IDs. They even scheduled a time with a higher support person at my convenience to finish fixing it.
Gaz’s App Pick: AudioEngine A2 Speakers
People’s Pick: Mark Sheppard recommends WaterLogue

Thank you everyone for staying with us over the years. It’s been wonderful and we hope you’ll stick around for however long the ride lasts.

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DOES Apple need to release an actual Apple TV?

On March 19, 2014, in Features, by Guy Serle

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The quick answer is no. The longer answer is HELL no! However that rarely stops bloggers with little else to do (apparently) from talking incessantly about how Apple should not only release an actual Apple-branded Television set, but it should be 4K! And sparkly! With rainbows shooting out of its butt!

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Just Mobile HoverPad – Review

On March 19, 2014, in Mouse, Review, by Russ Walkowich

Just Mobile HoverPad
Company: Just Mobile
Price: $29.95 USD plus S&H

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I know, I know… a mouse pad is just a mouse pad. Yet how many of you have gone through pad after pad because you were just a bit frugal in your thought process or your budget and you bought the one that was on sale or the one that had that cute picture that grabbed your attention?

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Korus Wireless Speakers – Review

On March 18, 2014, in Audio, Features, Music, Review, Speakers, Wireless, by Curt Blanchard

Korus Wireless Speakers
Manufacturer: Korus
MSRP: V600 – $449.00, V400 – $349.00
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There was a time, before iPods, when we would put a CD in our big home stereo, sit down, relax, and listen to music. What a concept—listening to music, out in the open. That has mostly gone away. We listen to music with earphones, in our cars, at the gym, in the background, whenever time permits. We lead busy lives without enough time to relax.

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The Hub – Review

On March 17, 2014, in Review, by Rich Lefko

MACALLY 3-Port USB 3.0 Hub +
Price: MACALLY website:
$59.99 – Amazon.com – $48.08

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Are you a MacBook Air owner like me? Then I’m sure you’ve come across a deficit of ports when you need them. You plug in a USB drive, then you use the Apple E-Net (Ethernet) connector to connect to the web (because it is faster than wireless), and then you want to copy to a second external drive. What do you do? Well, the only thing you can do is copy from one drive to your Air and then plug and unplug the externals until you’ve made the copies you wanted. Only having two USB ports, and no built in E-Net port, on the Air can certainly limit some activities.

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Pro Roller x100 Camera Bag
Manufacturer: Lowepro
MSRP: $369.99
Amazon: $267.95

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Current DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera systems are smaller and lighter than their professional 35mm film counterparts. This does not mean that the need for a camera bag has disappeared. When you move a significant fraction of your gear to the photo shoot location, the Lowepro Pro Roller series is the way to travel.

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TechFan #154 – Online Ads

On March 14, 2014, in Podcast, by Tim Robertson

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Tim and David discuss the state of advertising online and in apps. David has a new Nokia phone! Tesla is banned from selling customers cars in New Jersey. Google gets aggressive with Goole Drive. David LOVES Awkward Family Photos! iOS 7.1 is out, and the battery drain issue is discussed. All that, and much more!

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MyMac Podcast #498 – You won’t like me when I’m angry

On March 13, 2014, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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Sponsored by OWC

Just two…to five or more episodes until the 500th show! Can you feel the excitement in the air? If you can you should most likely go see a doctor since solid emotions in your nostrils is probably not a good thing. A certain group’s proposal (number 9, number 9,number 9,) seemed to really hack off Tim Cook at the last shareholder’s meeting, so Guy has a little chat with the founder of the NCPPR, Amy Ridenour to ask her about it. Please check the links below for the proposal itself and another to Ms. Ridenour’s blog about the incident. Gaz is looking for some better way to keep an iOS device on him to keep track of how much exercise he does and also a way to mount one in the kitchen. If only he could combine the two…

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OWC ALSO sells well maintained used Macs.
Link for the main story:
http://www.nationalcenter.org/Apple_Proposal_Statement_2014.pdf

Guy’s App PickNiceCast from Rogue Amoeba $59.99. A way to shift your audio from place to another…theoretically. It has a really simple layout, the tools will be instantly familiar to anyone who’s ever played with Audio Hijack Pro, and if I ever get it to work properly I think it will be…(wait for it) AMAZING!
Gaz’s App PickEveTV. Watching recording TV on your Mac with extra options to do the same on your IOS devices (particularly the iPad)
People’s Pick: None this week (ohhh)

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Luxi – Review

On March 12, 2014, in Photography, Review, by Steve Hammond

Luxi
Price: $29.99
Company: Extrasensory Devices

In photography, making good shots is all about having the right settings in your camera for the available light. In some circumstances, that task may be difficult to accomplish. That’s when a light meter can help.

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Brinno Time Lapse Cameras 200 and 200 Pro – Review

On March 11, 2014, in Camera, Review, by Robert Hazelrigg

Brinno Time Lapse Cameras 200 and 200 Pro
Company: Brinno
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For the third year in a row I was hired by a client to capture an exposition event in central New Jersey. The event is fairly prestigious for the region’s landscape architects to show off their amazing skills. The client, Grounds Keeper Inc. of Matawan, NJ, likes to use my videos for their online marketing, email, and website.

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TechFan Podcast #153 – Aunt Dar

On March 10, 2014, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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A very short show this week, as Tim talks about the passing of his Aunt Dar, and how she had a profound effect on this show.

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The Case by SlickWraps – Video Review

On March 10, 2014, in Cases, iPhone, Review, Video, by Vicki Stokes

The Case for iPhone 5/5S
Company: SlickWraps.com
Price: $34.95

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