MyMac Podcast 514: New or Used

On July 21, 2014, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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Took longer than usual since we had to start over because SOMEONE (or just Guy) said something inappropriate and in poor taste though not on purpose. He’s (Guy) just an idiot sometimes. This is the last week to enter the contest for a copy of LEGO MARVEL Super Heros so send your email to enter to “contest@mymac.com” and don’t forget to say LEGO MARVEL and MyMac in the header. Gaz and Guy debate whether to be buy new, refurbished, or used when you need that next Mac.

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Guy’s App PickRedLaser QR scanner from eBay free as in give us personal info free
Gaz’s App PickSnapSeed
People’s PickPaperama a recommendation from Michael Cassel free with in app purchases

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TechFan #170 – Beating a Dead Horse

On July 18, 2014, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Microsoft goes low-end PC, while also laying off 18,000 people. IBM and Apple announces a partnership, Manuel Noriega sues Activision, and we have two top ten list of most evil companies.

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TechFan #169 – Speaking Facetiously

On July 11, 2014, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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What does the TSA, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, the Mac community, and game consoles have in common? (Besides the obvious) They are all topics on this week’s edition of the TechFan Podcast with Tim Robertson and David Cohen!

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Please Remove Your Shoes (Netflix Link)

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MyMac Podcast #512: Future Apple

On July 9, 2014, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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Gaz is off watching cars race that DON’T belong to NASCAR (the HORROR!) but Karl Madden comes on to talk about the future of various Apple products and lots of tangents that Guy went off on (because that’s what he does). You can find Karl’s probably more rational podcast Mac and Forth here.

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Guy’s App Pick: BeLight’s Printfoloio bundle include Swift Publisher, Business Card Composer, Disc Cover, Label and Addresses, Image Tricks Pro – $70 
Karl’s App PickAudio Hijack Pro (Digital Amoeba) in conjunction with Soundflower (Cycling 74) – These two apps make my podcast so much easier.
People’s Pick: From Allister Jenks…Monty Python’s The Ministry of Silly Walks By Boondoggle Studios $1.99 I’m sure Gaz will appreciate this one. It’s a hit in our household. Simple enough to operate, hard enough to master, voiced by John Cleese!

MyMac Podcast #511: Stormy Clouds

On June 30, 2014, in Podcast, by Tim Robertson

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Gaz and Guy talk about different cloud options for you and at the end you’ll COMPLETELY understand how the cloud works and certainly know what service you want….sha right!

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Guy’s App PickActiveCloud Pro from Pocket Watch. $3.99 Syncs and provides access to many different cloud services including DropBox, Box, and Apple’s iCloud services and makes it easy to open files in the apps of your choice. Have lot’s of cloudy goodness? Check out ActiveCloud. 
Gaz’s App PickPocket. When you find an interesting article, video or web page that you want to read, watch or view later, put it in Pocket. Once it’s in Pocket, it automatically syncs across to your phone, tablet and computer so you can view it anytime on any device, even without an internet connection.

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TechFan #168 – Chromebook and IO

On June 26, 2014, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Tim and David discuss distracted driving, sugar-less soda, Google IO, the Verizon and Google kerfuffle, and Chromebook Pixels.

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MyMac Podcast #510: The Eff Eye Are EEE Phone

On June 25, 2014, in Podcast, by Tim Robertson

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Just like we didn’t talk about the World Cup last week, the GMen don’t talk about Amazon’s Fire phone this week. Which means they did but not much. They do talk about the new iMac and what that might mean going forward for the Mac and get lost in old Podcast art…eventually.

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Guy’s App PickBorderland 2 from Asphyr for $9.99 at the Mac App Store but probably not at that price anymore by the time you hear this. Having a lot of fun with this game.
Gaz’s App PickThe Championships, Wimbledon 2014 for iPhone New for the Championships 2014. A fully redesigned visually rich experience (like hitler)that can be personalised allowing the fan to control the type of information they want to see for the players, event or country of their choice, and also share all content across a variety of social media platforms.

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TechFan #167 – Retron5 and Fire Phone

On June 20, 2014, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Tim and David discuss the new Amazon Fire Phone, Retron5, a new iMac, and much more.

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Mac Podcast #509: Soccerless

On June 19, 2014, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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Neither Guy nor Gaz talk about the World Cup or soccer except for where they do. Skype as usual acts up in each segment of this week’s show, but that doesn’t stop Gaz and Guy from their usual hijinks. Greg Holdsworth is bringing back his podcast, “Your Own Victory Garden after a nearly 4 year absence! Why did he stop? What will the new show be like? You’re going to have to listen to find out.

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Contributing blogger/writer at VegetableGardener.com
Your Own Victory Garden Podcast

Guy’s App PickModern Conflict by Gaijin Entertainment $1.99 
Gaz’s App PickMines ordered :) $199 or £159 UK
Greg’s PickYouTube To MP3 Converter (OSX) From MediaHuman, Free Garden Compass Plant, Pest & Disease Identifier (iOS) From TeamSOA, Inc., Free

TechFan #166 – Solar Powered Roads

On June 13, 2014, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Tim and David discuss Solar Powered Roars, more on Amazon playing hardball with suppliers, Tesla and their patients, E3, and email from Guy Serle of MyMac Podcast fame, and the Atari 2600.

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MyMac Podcast #508: Apple is the Knight who says BING!

On June 9, 2014, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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We get caught up on Guy’s adventure buying a car in Florida and how Gaz gets his iTunes for cheaps! The GMen go over some of what they thought was great from WWDC and then realize they forgot to mention a whole bunch of other things that they SAID they’ll get back to but probably won’t. Gaz’s language skills takes a horrible beating with Swahili and so much more!

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Guy’s App Pick: Flat Out 2 by Virtual Programming .99 cents
Gaz’s App Pick: Pages for the win, created some templates for Invoice creation. Pages is so much easier (in my opinion) than Word on the Mac to do this sort of stuff.
People’s Pick: Erick Diaz likes the new Weather Channel app, newly refreshed to iOS 7 goodness JUST in time for iOS 8

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TechFan #165 – WWDC 2014 and More

On June 6, 2014, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Tim and David discuss what WWDC means for Apple, rather than going over each new feature introduced this week. We also delve into how the announcements and new OS’s could have a profound impact on the home console market. All that, plus an email from John Nemo sparks a discussion on in-app purchasing and how Android and Window users are getting shafted by an OPEN system.

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Guy is off doing weird Guy things like buying a car in Florida so Gaz tricks…invites Alex Fox on to the show. Lot’s of Google Plus and other listener feedback along with a good discussion on Amazon’s little tiff with Hatchette Press. A bit of talk about Alex’s Mac experiences and generally everything you’ve come to expect from a MyMac Podcast!

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Guy’s App Pick: He’s not here so he doesn’t get one.
Gaz’s App Pick: SSD’s go an update your system if you can.
Coconut Battery Check
Battery Health Check
Netflix searching
@NewOnNetflixUK
People’s Pick: Karl Madden People’s pick here. I was a little bored the other day and saw this table Tennis game at the top of the iOS games charts. I thought what the heck and decided to spend a few quid to give it a top spin.
Alex LinksAirWaves

 

TechFan #164 – Amazon and Hachette

On May 31, 2014, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Tim Robertson and David Cohen discuss the battle between Amazon and Hachette, as well as the business of book publishers and digital downloads in general. With WWDC coming right up, the guys also discuss what to expect Apple will announce this coming Monday.

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MyMac Podcast #506: Stupid App Tricks

On May 29, 2014, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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We have another guest this week as Allister Jenks joins in to talk about all kinds of stuff and all three go into what THEY think are stupid apps. Even bad Skype delay couldn’t deter them.

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Guy’s App PickStar Wars TSG free! FREE! Ever want to make a title sequence like they have at the beginning of every Star Wars film? Ever think “That’s WAY too hard!” Well Star Wars TSG to the rescue. You can specify the size, number of frames per second, the studio name, the film name, and what you want said in the opening crawl.Then save it to an empty folder. Why? Because It makes a series of BMP image files that you then have to string together in QuickTime Player 7 with File -> Open Image sequence. The newer version of QuickTime won’t do it.
Gaz’s App PickFlow $4.99 or £2.99 UK or NZ$6.49. Flow is an FTP + SFTP client. With URL Copying, Droplets, a built-in editor, and QuickLook. Reviews are mixed but I’ve used it for a while and I like it, it may not be as good or have the features of other more sophisticated FTP clients, but I’m not sophisticated.
Allister’s App PickRipit! From the little app factory $24.95. DVD ripping software

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TechFan #163 – XBOX Surface Pro One

On May 26, 2014, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Tim and David discuss the Microsoft decision to dump the Kinetic in the XBOX One, the new Surface Pro laptop – tablet, the HP 7-Plus, Samsung and Apple, and Lego Marvel Super Heroes.

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MyMac Podcast #505: Red vs Blue (or Black or Green)

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

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James Turner joins the GMen in a rollicking show that quickly and somewhat willfully gets completely out of control practically from the very start. Gaz has problems with a Time Machine, Guy has a blank screen, and James is questioning his life choice of coming on to podcasts with weirdos. OH and there was some useful bit and hard drives.

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Guy’s App PickVideo Editor Pro by David Team. $29.99. Looking for a multi-track video editor with a small footprint that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg? If your needs are relatively light, give Video Editor Pro a try. Multi-track drag and drop editing, crop tools, some text tools, and so on. Nothing too fancy, but it works well. Lacking in some of the basic onscreen tools (like splitting a clip which requires a keyboard shortcut) but for $30 it will most likely meet all your basic needs PLUS it accepts a lot of different formats without the need to convert them first.
Gaz’s App PickWhatSize £10.49.There are alternatives, go to this link if you want to try some
James PickMonument Valley $3.99. A puzzler of “monumental” proportions! (yeah I went there)

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TechFan #162 – No Power

On May 16, 2014, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Should a company sue over an honest, though negative, review? David and Tim discuss Apple buying Beats. A long email from Neil Worton to discuss more on GTA V Online gaming, and then the power goes out on Tim to wrap up the show. And yes, Tim say’s the wrong show number for this episode.

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MyMac Podcast #504 – And The Beats Goes On

On May 13, 2014, in Podcast, by Tim Robertson

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Rough week for Guy but he did manage to soup up his son Peter’s new (or old rather) laptop with more memory and an SSD drive. Gaz has apps just made for walking and that’s just what they’ll do. The GMen discuss the Beats maybe deal and what Apple could or should buy instead. The whole Dusty story is at the very end so if you don’t want to hear it (it’s rather sad) then just stop after the closing theme.

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Guy’s App PickCarbon Copy Cloner which is a great Mac app for cloning your entire hard drive to another AND making it bootable. This should be on every Mac user’s system. $39.95 for all the extra features like scheduling backups and more.
Gaz’s App PickLittle Inferno £6.99 Reminded me a little bit of Machinarium $10  and World of Goo 
People’s Pick: Gary Apter likes the Apple Store iOS app and thinks it’s the best way to make a Genius Bar appointment and to check in when you arrive. You can see what classes and events are scheduled and make a reservation. There have been FREE offers for music and apps. There are other things to look at promoting products and deals. Take a look. There are versions for the iPad and iPhone.

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TechFan #161 – Greatest Video Games

On May 9, 2014, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Due to a last minute meeting, Tim records a solo show. What is the greatest video game ever? Lego Marvel Super Heroes on the Mac. Apple looking to buy Beats Music. Nintendo’s future looking more bleak. And John Nemo and Tim share some painful memories.

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Nintendo Probably Can’t Save the Wii U (Time)
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