TechFan #257 – Self Driving Episode

On June 3, 2016, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

tf257
Owen Rubin joins Tim Robertson again this week to discuss self-driving cars, Microsoft trying to trick people into upgrading to Windows 10, living in a simulated reality, Al Alcorn, and the best ways to speed up your Mac. This episode is sponsored by Macsales.com

Download and listen here
RSS Feed for your podcast app
Subscribe in iTunes

SponsorRocket Yard Guide: Six Easy DIY Ways to Speed Up Your Mac

Links:
No, Microsoft hasn’t backtracked from zealous Windows 10 upgrade tactics
Elon Musk says we could all be living in a video game

Share Button

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.

Tagged with:  

TechFan #255 – Google IO

On May 20, 2016, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

tf255
David and Tim discuss the news out of Google this week, including Daydream, Chrome, Due and Allo, and what it all means. Tim also decided to tweet one of his arcade machines and gives and update on that. Finally, David looks at picking up a used MacBook Air from our sponsor, OWC!

Download and listen here
RSS Feed for your podcast app
Subscribe in iTunes

Sponsor:
Apple 13-inch MacBook Air 1.7GHz Intel Core i5 Processor

Links:
Google I/O 2016 Coverage
MacStock Conference
ultimarc.com

Share Button

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.

Tagged with:  

TechFan #249 – Angry

On April 1, 2016, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

tf249
Tim is angry again. What else is new, right? David has a new computer! Topics include not being able to play the new Star Wars movie on a Macbook Pro, the 16GB iPhone argument continues, the FBI dropping the Apple court case, Apple blocking the music iPhone app with ads, and much more. Also, Tim and David completely forget to talk about Dawn of Justice after mentioning it at the top of the show.

Download and listen here
RSS Feed for your podcast app
Subscribe in iTunes

Links:
MSATA to IDE Adapter
iFixit guide to Powerbook G4 15″ Hard Drive access
TenFourFox – Modern Firefox browser for PPC
Hack Skype 2.8 (last PPC version) to keep it working
Ublock.org
Adobe Jumps the Shark
Google’s Gmail April Fool prank backfires in spectacular style

Share Button

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.

Tagged with:  

TechFan #234 – May The Force Be With You

On December 11, 2015, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

tf234
Star Wars hype, Star Trek, more on the Apple headphone jack rumor, the new Amazon Fire HD 8, iPhone 6s Battery Case, Google Pixel C, and more!

Download and listen here
RSS Feed for your podcast app
Subscribe in iTunes

Links:
Apple iMac ad – Colors
The Pixel C was probably never supposed to run Android
TechFan Episode #24 with Richard Phillips from 2011
http://www.head-fi.org/
Amazon Fire HD 8

Share Button

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.

OnHub Router – Review

On October 2, 2015, in Review, by Curt Blanchard

OnHub Router
Manufacturer: Google
MSRP: $199.99 (Google Store, Amazon, Best Buy)
OnHub

I’d rather walk barefoot over hot coals than set up and configure a home Wi-Fi network. The terminology is geeky, the wiring is confusing, the hardware is ugly, and crawling around under my desk is a pain. Google’s new OnHub router addresses all of these complaints.

OnHub_withLogo

Continue reading »

Share Button

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.

Tagged with:  

TechFan #220 – Private Eyes

On August 14, 2015, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

tf220
Privacy is back as a big topic for Tim and David this week, as well as Apple Camp for kids, Tim losing music thanks to iTunes, Lenovo installing crapware, and David’s woes with WayTools.

Download and listen here
RSS Feed for your podcast app
Subscribe in iTunes

Links:
Windows 10 and Privacy
Lenovo used Windows anti-theft feature to install persistent crapware
Apple Camp for Kids
WayTools.com

Share Button

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.

Tagged with:  

TechFan #206 – Naughty Google

On April 24, 2015, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

tf206
What Mac would you buy if your current Mac died? We asked Twitter that question, and this episode features the answers! Also, someone is naughty inside Google, Windows OEM explained, and GarageBand hates Tim this episode.

Download and listen here
RSS Feed for your podcast app
Subscribe in iTunes

Links:
Naughty Google (updated: see it here)

Share Button

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.

Tagged with:  

TechFan #180 – Windows 10

On October 3, 2014, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

tf180
Tim, David, and Owen kick off the show talking about Tim’s visit to L.A. Windows 10 is talked about, before Amazon Reviews and Kindles, self-driving Tesla’s, Facebook, Destiny, and Android apps running on PCs.

Download and listen here
RSS Feed for your podcast app
Subscribe in iTunes

Share Button

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.

Tagged with:  

TechFan #173 – It’s Too Big

On August 8, 2014, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

tf173
Tim and David discuss the GoPro, Bioshock coming to iOS, the upcoming Apple event and if a variety of iPhone sizes is in the works, and more. Don’t forget, this is the last week to enter the FotoMagico contest, which ends Aug. 14th!

Download and listen here
RSS Feed for your podcast app
Subscribe in iTunes

Links:
GoPro
OWC Radio and Blog post
Miami Cop in Trouble after Pulling Over Speeding Driver (YouTube link)
The OTHER 173, MyMac Podcast
The TechHive.com BioShock article
FotoMagico 
EtherPad

Share Button

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.

Tagged with:  

TechFan #168 – Chromebook and IO

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

tf168
Tim and David discuss distracted driving, sugar-less soda, Google IO, the Verizon and Google kerfuffle, and Chromebook Pixels.

Download and listen here
RSS Feed for your podcast app
Subscribe in iTunes

Share Button

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.

Tagged with:  

TechFan Podcast #156 – Foursome

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

156
Tim and David welcome two special guests this week, Guy Serle and Chad Perry, to discuss the 500th episode of the MyMac Podcast, the new Amazon Fire TV, developing apps for iOS and Android, and much more!

Download and listen here
RSS Feed for your podcast app
Subscribe in iTunes

Share Button

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.

Tagged with:  

TechFan #155 – Banned!

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

155
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.

Download and listen here
RSS Feed for your podcast app
Subscribe in iTunes

Links:
Banned for Life (Medium.com)

Share Button

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.

Tagged with:  

TechFan #154 – Online Ads

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

154
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!

Download and listen here
RSS Feed for your podcast app
Subscribe in iTunes

Share Button

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.

Tagged with:  

TechFan Podcast #149 – Crazy Woz

On February 7, 2014, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

tf149
Tim and David discuss CRAZY WOZ, Sony exiting the PC business and LG thinking about it, Satya Nadella as the new CEO of Microsoft, Bitcoin booted from the Apple App Store, and what is Sapphire-Crystal and how could it change everything?

Download and listen here
RSS Feed for your podcast app
Subscribe in iTunes

Share Button

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.

Tagged with:  

TechFan #146 – Bears and Rabbits

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

tf146
Tim Robertson and David Cohen discuss what happened at this weeks CES, including T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere getting kicks out of a party, 4K and curved television, and the lack of Window’s products represented at the show.

Download and listen here
RSS Feed for your podcast app
Subscribe in iTunes

Links
John Lewis Christmas advert 2013

Share Button

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.

Tagged with:  

TechFan #145 – Ethics and iOS

On January 4, 2014, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

tf145
Is iOS a fad? Could it fall victim to the next big thing? Also, what are the ethics of downloading video, either television programs or movies, of content that you also buy. Tim and David discuss that and more on this episode of TechFan.

Download and listen here
RSS Feed for your podcast app
Subscribe in iTunes

Share Button

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.

Tagged with:  

MyMac Podcast 473: Brightening Everyone’s Day

On September 10, 2013, in Podcast, by Tim Robertson

mymac473
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!

Download the show here
RSS Feed for your podcast app
Subscribe in iTunes

Links:
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…

Share Button

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.

Tagged with:  

Double Vision – TechFan Podcast #119

On May 17, 2013, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

tf119
Download the show here

Subscribe in iTunes
Google Glass is the discussion this week, as well as Tim and David disagreeing on the state of evil. Wait, what?

Share Button

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.

Tagged with:  

Renting software – MyMac Podcast #457

On May 14, 2013, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

mymac457
Download and listen here

Subscribe in iTunes

If software doesn’t come in a box, is it still your software? Trick question because it was NEVER your software to begin with. Microsoft and Adobe are keen to remind you of that with a monthly fee for their most sought after programs like Office and Creative Suite. On the lighter side, the GMen get an iTunes review in Morse Code, neither can mange to say Esoterism Tesseract,and apparently it’s too much for Google to do a search.

Links:
Guy’s App Pick: Cute Cut Pro by YU BO $5.99
Gaz’s App Pick: HDR Artist Pro £6.99
People’s Pick: Troy Muller recommends Spectacle by Spectacle FREE!

 

Share Button

Made in ‘Merica
MyMac Podcast #433

On December 11, 2012, in Podcast, by Tim Robertson


Download the show here
Subscribe in iTunes

Well the news is out. Apple will be assembling an entire Mac line here in the US. Wonderful news and all that, but why does it ring somewhat hollow? The MyMac Podcast has a new way to talk to the GMen. It’s our Google+ Community page! WOO! Now you can…do all the stuff like before…just in yet another place. Yeah, that’s a win.

Some Links: Swaziland has to tax witch doctors to stay afloat! Film at 11!
Gaz’s App Pick: Flick Golf by Fulfat Games. FREE!
Guy’s App Pick: Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 by Aspyr. $29.99 at the Mac App Store

People’s Pick: None this week (sad face)

Share Button

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.

Tagged with:  

Looking for something?

Use the form below to search the site:

Still not finding what you're looking for? Drop a comment on a post or contact us so we can take care of it!