TechFan #195 – Placement

On January 30, 2015, in TechFan Podcast, by Tim Robertson

tf195Extra-long show this week with Tim, David, and Owen discussing the shut down of TUAW and Joystiq by AOL, paid product placement, SEGA pulling out of PC gaming, Dave and Busters, AlienWare Alpha, Comcast, the FCC, Amazon, and more on Carbon Copy Cloner. Plus feedback from Donny, Tom, Erick, and Peter!

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MyMac Podcast 525: Vegemite Sandwich? No Yosemite Sandwich!

On October 7, 2014, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

The GMen attempt to answer the question, “Can an Operating System be put between two slices of bread?” Well, they really don’t because it’s a stupid question, but they do talk about how to prepare for Yosemite and whether or not it’s a good idea to do that full clean system install.

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MyMac Podcast #504 – And The Beats Goes On

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

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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Flashback – TechFan Podcast #113

On March 30, 2013, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Tim and David discuss Carbon Copy Cloner, Atari Flashback 4, Apple Game Controllers, Apple TV, getting back to work, Sleeping Dogs, iPods, FiiO Headphone Amplifier, and much more!

Atari Flashback
OWC Radio interview with Mike Bombich
FiiO E5 Headphone Amplifier

NOT back to the Future – MyMac Podcast #447

On March 7, 2013, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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AAAAND our audio issues continue. This time it’s an odd crackle coming from Gaz. Sigh, still a work in progress folks. This week we have a discussion about why what happened to Apple in the 90’s won’t happen again no matter how many parallel’s to it the press likes to talk about.

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Guy’s App Pick: Pinnacle Studio for iOS $12.99
Gaz’s App Pick: Carbon Copy Cloner 39.95 USD 25.95 GBP

People’s Pick:Erick Diaz Beautiful and simple weather web app. html5 based. visit directly from your iOS device Sun: iPhone Weather Web App

Nemo’s 2012 Holiday MyMac Gift Guide for Techies

Backup and archive. Daily. No exceptions.

If you are reading this and you are not fully backed up using Time Machine and Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper, stop immediately and order a new external multi-interface bus-powered backup drive or two. Keep one drive handy for daily updates, and the other offsite for safety and security. Email the G-Men on the MyMac Podcast if you need advice on how to use Time Machine and the other two backup applications.

I have been using and testing OWC’s Mercury On-The-Go Pro Triple Interface acrylic-encased FireWire 800/400 + USB 3 SSD and HDD solutions for several months, and I recommend them highly. They are versatile, sturdy, affordable, efficient, fast, and have the best guarantee in the business. Obtain an OWC unit with more storage than you think you need, because soon you will be glad you have the extra capacity. Get an SSD if max speed is your top priority, or choose an HDD if cost and max GB are paramount.

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OWC On-The-Go Pro 240GB SSD Triple Interface External Drive
Price: $295

OWC On-The-Go Pro 500GB Triple Interface External Drive
Price: $138

Seagate Backup Plus Portable External 1TB Drive for Mac
Price: $130

Adapters are available, sold separately, to convert this drive to FireWire 800 and/or Thunderbolt


LaCie Rugged Key 16GB
Price: $40 for 16GB, or $70 for 32GB

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Take Control Of Backing Up Your Mac 
Author: Joe Kissel
Publisher: TidBITS Publishing Inc
ISBN-13: 9781615423941, 210 pages
Price: eBook US$15.00. Print US$28.99

Backup is a process that most of us would acknowledge as being an essential part of the computing experience. Why then do so many of us fail to backup?

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Are You Lonesome Tonight
MyMac Podcast #356

On June 29, 2011, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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Gaz is Joined by Peter from Upfold from as Guy is traveling and catching up on all his podcasts. We chat about the MobileMe demise and Peter mentions a possible, well partial paid for alternative in Fruux. It seems that the people have finally heard Guys calls for Bumper feedback and maybe they realize how valuable the iHubs could end up being.

Guy picks (well actually Gaz picks an iPhone game for him, yes it’s ZOMBIES. Gaz goes for some old favorite cloning Apps Carbon Copy Cloner Donation software SuperDuper from Shirt pocket $27.95 Peter comes up with a donation software app that keeps an eye on your battery.

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Life changes forever when you have a 3TB external FireWire 800 + USB2 AC powered  hard drive. You can backup and archive anything and everything. You’ll be glad you paid the extra $60 over the price of the puny 2TB GoFlex Desk for Mac sibling.

So far so good. Hard drives backed up? Check! iOS devices backed up? Check! Photo and music libraries’ redundant archives? Check! Plenty of additional storage capacity for future expansion and bloatware? Double check!

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10,000 Dollars – You’re ‘aving a laugh!
MyMac Podcast 330

On January 24, 2011, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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David Cohen
Joins Gazmaz as Guy is traveling with Tim to Macworld, lucky them.
We look at the articles on the web site, and I also interview Mike Bombich the creator of Carbon Copy Cloner. David in the last segment chats with Gaz about Ram, iPad stability, a Brit winning the 10 Billionth App prize and plenty more
The Macworld Expo is coming SOON and Tim and Guy will be on the Main Stage at 12 on Saturday the 29th of January! In the meantime start listening to Tim and Dave on the TechFan Podcast or ELSE!
Send an email to with woodpad in the subject line to win one of these for your iPad. Competition

Review – Carbon Copy Cloner & SuperDuper

On February 18, 2008, in Macintosh, Review, by Gil Poulsen

Carbon Copy Cloner
Company: Bombich Software

Price: Free (donations suggested); always free to educational institutions

Company: Shirt Pocket Software

Price: $27.95 for all features; free trial mode allows basic backup

We’ve all been admonished time and time again about the importance of backing up our data. Problem is, even if you do finally seize the initiative to finally begin a regular backup regimen, there’s a bewildering array of backup solutions out there, making it difficult to choose the one that’s best for you. For the severely cash-strapped among us, the choices become a bit simpler; you’ll be pleased to know there are at least two options from which you can choose that are not only extremely affordable, but can be relied upon to save your bacon when disaster strikes.

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Take Control of Easy Backups in Leopard – ebook Review

On February 13, 2008, in Book Review, by Russ Walkowich

Take Control of Easy Backups in Leopard
Company: TidBits TakeControl Ebooks

Price: $10.00
83 pages

Joe Kissell is at it again; this time with an ebook entitled “Take Control of Easy Backups in Leopard” designed to make the practice of backing up your Mac an easy-to-do experience. The three most important points that I see that he brings to the table are:
• Use Time Machine or another backup program to store archives
of your files
• Create a bootable duplicate of your startup volume and update it
• Keep at least one backup copy of your important data
somewhere safely away from your computer.

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MyMac Mini Podcast 5

On August 21, 2006, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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The gangs all here for the fifth MyMacMini podcast, including David Cohen’s Fenestration, Nemo talks backing up and Chocolate, Robert looks reviews the Neuros MPEG4 Recorder 2, and Guy Serle looks at more Must Have widgets

Leave audio feedback by calling 801-938-5559

This podcast is sponsored by,, and

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Carbon Copy Cloner

On May 1, 2006, in Review, by Guy Serle

Carbon Copy Cloner v 2.3
Company: Bombich Software

Price: Donation ware (in other words…free)

Hardware Requirements: Any PowerPC Mac (G3/G4/G5) capable of running OS X 10.2x-10.3.9, 10.4.6)
Local HFS+ formatted partition or hard drive.

I imagine that most people who come to this site are Mac fans and/or Mac users. Far be it for me to criticize Apple and its hardware policies, but desktop machines need big drives. Apple in the past didn’t always do that for you except when you custom ordered machines from their website. That’s all good and well, but sometimes there’s not much choice when you buy a machine from them. Like when you buy a refurbished Mac. You pretty much have to just deal with whatever the default RAM or hard drive is installed.

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Nemo Memo
Questions and Answers

On February 17, 2006, in Nemo Memo, by John Nemerovski

“Nemo’s 365 Q&A v.2006 [1-31]”

A professional computer tutor has to answer a huge range of questions. Here are the first 31, for all of January, in a series that will span the entire year of 2006.

Q#1: How do I see the photos on a album when its slide show won’t run?

A#1: Click through the individual pictures via the Next and Previous photo links (they are very small on the page).

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