There’s a lot said about Android devices gaining all the market-share, but very little about what kinds of devices these are, or what people use them for. As it turns out, mostly cheap, old, and not all that good for much. Gaz and Guy look deeper into it while still managing their usual shenannigans.
Guy’s App Pick: Card Shark Collection from Easy 8 Software $2.99. Fun multi game solitaire game with Klondike, FreeCell, Golf, Pyramid, and many more
Gaz’s App Pick: IOS Banking Apps, one for Barclays GB users is the Barclays App, I use it all the time and think it’s a really good App
People’s Pick: From Eric Stone. Here is a great people’s pick for everybody. Sonic Dash is an excellent endless runner, like Temple Run. You get to play as Sonic the hedgehog and run through a colorful world full of baddies, spikes, bombs, you will even loop upside down on occasion. It is free in the App Store as a universal app for iPad and iPhone. It has in-app purchases but you definitely don’t need to purchase any of them to play or enjoy the game.
We reach our big 200th anniversary is which we do exactly what we do each week! YAY! We finish the interview with Larry O’Connor from OWC, answer some listener feedback, and generally have a good time. The bit at the end is X-Tra (snickt) long this week just because it was kinda goofy.
Guy’s App Pick: Swift Publisher 3 by BeLight Software $14.99
Gaz’s App Pick: Real Racing 3 Free
People’s Pick: Eric Stone likes Art Text 2. Was for sale half off on Cyber Monday but probably isn’t anymore! WOO!
Larry O’Connor joins the GMen in a chat about Apple products, what OWC can do to make them better, and what we all think Apple could do to make them easier to upgrade. Not that we’re trying to sell you anything. The interview went on so long we split it up into two! Next week for show 485 (which will be our 200th show) we’ll have the second half of the interview. Stand by to stand by!
Guy’s App Pick: Airport Madness from Fluik .99 cents
Gaz’s App Pick: RailMaze I have Railmaze original and now there is Railmaze2 Enjoyable little game and i’s free
People’s Pick: None this week
All sorts of tech related problems that have nothing to do with Apple, but are funny so we talked about them. This show is about doing stuff without the normal hardware or software you may think of to do that stuff. Got it?
Reaper $60 for individual license
Photoshop Elements from $79
Graphic Converter $40
Art Text from $19.95
Roku from $59
VideoLAN’s VLMC free
Adobe’s Premiere Elements $99
Guy’s App Pick: Want a quick fun distraction? Check out Doodle Bowling free
Gaz’s App Pick: Camtasia For Mac. Screen recording and video editing.
People’s Pick: From Mark Sheppard. Mark and Friends Wallpapers , for computer and devices. Browse, Download, Enjoy! 400+ pics and growing!
New TVs, automobile accidents, HUGE watches that control scoreboards, and iCloud solutions make up quite a bit of this week’s show. The GMen also talk about what’s Cooking (oh so clever seque) over at Apple. Of course a lot of your comments as well along with a lot of Guy and Gaz nonsense. So buckle up, sit back, and enjoy the ride!
So much NEW stuff that Apple has released! So much recorded stuff the GMen can’t play for you! What do these things have in common? Not much really, but it seemed like hype sells and we wanted in on the action! Gaz likes certain things and Guy likes other certain things. Listen to find out who liked what and why.
Guy’s Pick: The new Maps program really works well on the Mac. I needed directions to go pick up my son from a school function at an unknown area and it worked exactly as advertised. One button push to the phone in a much easier to navigate package!
Gaz’s App Pick:Not sure it’s available for people outside the UK but the BBC iPlayer and BBC’s iPlayer Radio. iPlayer (Video TV).
iPlayer Radio (& BBC Podcasts).
People’s Pick: From Erick Diaz Tweetbot 3.0, completely redesigned for iOS 7, with lots of nice features and a great new look. Only thing I don’t like is no iPad version yet. $2.99
Guy has his new iPhone 5S so everyone should be pleased that he’ll stop whining about it now. Gaz is VERY unhappy with iTunes and podcasts so we can rant about that. However he did make a framed picture so less unhappy. Not sure what the scale would be between happy or not at this point. Businesses in general seem to be pretty happy with iOS so that’s a good thing as lot’s of companies want to cater to that market. Gaz and Guy break it down a bit and say why in their opinion it’s the better platform than other mobile devices.
Guy’s Pick: An anti-app pic. DON’T get the new version of QuickOfficce as it no longer supports multiple cloud services but just Google Drive
Gaz’s App Pick: App Deleting. Either App Delete from our friend Reggie Ashworth for $7.99 or AppZapper $12.95
I also use Hazel ($28.00) to delete Apps but that app also does so much more which if you don’t need means you’re probably better off with certainly one of those above.
People’s Pick: None this week
At the beginning of last November, I purchased a new 13-inch MacBook Pro to replace my aged 2007 MacBook. I had decided to hold off on purchasing AppleCare, saved up, and this week figured that since I was going to be in the Mall where the Apple Store is located on Saturday, thought it would be the right time to make the purchase before the year was up. I wanted to purchase AppleCare with cash rather than a credit card, so when the store opened at 10 am, I was there. As I walked in with everyone else, staff members were at the entrance asking everyone what they were there for. When the guy at the door asked me, I told him I was there to purchase AppleCare for my MacBook Pro. He asked me when had I purchased it and I told him last November, November 4th, to be exact. The guy looks at me and says…
What does the English vs American way of saying deep fried thin potato slices, a 1950′s era western satire, the possession of current mobile phones, a conversation of potential new features in an operating system, and the regretted consumption of iced tea flavored vodka drinks have in common? This podcast
Guy’s Pick: 1Password4 by Agilebits $40 on the Mac App Store. Cream of the crop for password managers.
Gaz’s App Pick: Time-Lapse. May have mentioned it before but using it again to get those walking pictures finished and it’s a great little App. £2.99 or $4.99
People’s Pick: None this week
Special Guest Nick Rodriguez from The Mac Gist Podcast joins Tim Robertson and David Cohen for a fun episode. We discuss GTA 5 Online, the changes technology has made in our entertainment lives, the democratization of technology between the rich and poor, the culture of Apple, tablets and iPads, and much more!
So STILL no new iPhones for either GMan, but it’s looking like Gaz will get his first. Not that Guy is bitter or anything. They can’t remember what the bet was they made that if Guy loses, Gaz punches him in the nose so Guy lucks out there. A discussion into what the next iPad might be like and then it ALL goes wrong in a hilarious way.
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Guy’s Pick: Goldfish by Fishbeam software $109.00 at the Mac App store for the Pro version or $59.99 for the standard version.
Gaz’s App Pick: Onyx
People’s Pick: Eric Diaz: Angry Birds Star Wars II $0.99
It seems both GMen are getting new iPhones. Guy will be seeing his probably sooner than Gaz due to Apple’s unofficial US first policy. Gaz has a tale of woe about Apple’s AppleTV update which seems to have disappeared. They talk about some of their likes and dislikes about iOS 7 and if you like the after show stuff, you’ll LOVE this episode! Big thanks to all our G+ fans for all their contributions.
Guy’s Pick: Storyist by Storyist Software $59 download, $79 for boxed copy. Companion iOS app $9.99 for Mac and for iOS
Gaz’s App Pick: LibreOffice is an offshoot from the old OpenOffice.org application suite, now renamed Apache OpenOffice.
People’s Pick: From Karl Madden -:- Stickman Downhill for IOS £0.69 ($0.99 Guess)
Possible People Pick? There are games and then there are GAMES that suck away hours of your life! Stickman Downhill is a simple premise, just control your little guy on the bike as he powers down various hillsides while jumping over gaping gaps and petrifying plummets. It might not be the most original game but it’s darn addictive and highly entertaining.
It’s almost all about the new phones. Guy doesn’t necessarily want one as his 4S is still working well, but ropes his son into the equation so he (sigh) has no choice. Gaz wants one now because of the better camera but ALSO wants a new iPad Mini that he has no choice about either because his family is always (sigh) on the full sized one. What are GMen to do except just bite the bullet and (sigh) go ahead and buy new iPhones. Because they really have no choice as was reasoned above.
Guy’s Pick: Art Text by Belight software. Easy to use layer based art program. $19.99 on the Mac App Store
Gaz’s App Pick: With Spider in da house, spiders spiders are everywhere, well in the UK anyway. Download this App and help a survey
People’s Pick: No People’s Pick this week…sigh
The GMen are back and just before an Apple event that will no doubt delight and astound us all! Or maybe it’ll just be a phone or two. Anyway Gaz and Guy have a good time catching up on Guy’s Florida trip and his attempts as pitiful as they were at surfing. They look at some issues of the day and continuously get sidetracked away from what they started talking about. In other words, just as it ever was!
Guy’s Pick: The Google+ app for keeping up with all you do on G+. Free
Gaz’s App Pick: Delectable Wine Free. 17 year old + rating
People’s Pick: From Gary Apter If it hasn’t been mentioned previously, I recommend Bubble Fever for iOS. The warning is that I’m finding it totally addictive – so user beware! I think it is free and I haven’t been tempted for in-app purchases…
Forget Apple, is Android the biggest problem for Windows? Tim and David go an hour discussing the future of Android and Windows. Will we see a serious push from Android on laptops, and what would that mean to the future of Windows? Do people still want Window laptops? Do people want Android laptops? We go behind the numbers, and look to the future with varying degrees of agreement and disagreement. A fast, opinionated show.
Gaz is off this week, so Guy roped in…I mean got Paul Shadwell to volunteer to step up to the microphone. Lot’s of diverse topics including different ways to use your AppleTV, a bigger iPad, the iWork/iCloud beta, and the distinct possibility that Gaz’s Wombles song almost killed John Nemo! Also using a network attached storage device to create your own personal cloud and Hogs are motorcycles.
OK, we said 468 a bunch of times but it’s really 467. Blame it on the heat, us being tired, really ANYWHERE other than us personally. Lot’s of good stuff in this show. We go over the tech we bring on holiday, switching to a new ISP, when NOT to use PhotoStream, and much, much more!