TechFan #172 – Out of the Closet

On August 1, 2014, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

Tim Robertson and David Cohen are back with a fun episode after David nukes the show notes. Is iCloud and Pages really ready for online collaboration? A new contest this week, as we are giving away a copy of FotoMagico from Boinx Software! Changes to OWC Radio and Tim’s new job, Chinese takeout, contest winner feedback, Raspberry Pi, EA, Xfinity TV Go, Expendables 3, and much more!

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MyMac Podcast 486: Android winning market-share…losing the future

On December 10, 2013, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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.

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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.

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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.

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Guy’s App Pick: Swift Publisher 3 by BeLight Software $14.99
Gaz’s App PickReal 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!

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MyMac Podcast 484: With Larry O’Connor from OWC

On November 29, 2013, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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!

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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

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MyMac Podcast #483: Trying to do without

On November 18, 2013, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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?

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Firefox browser
Chrome Browser
Audacity free
Ardour free
Reaper $60 for individual license
Photoshop Elements from $79
Graphic Converter $40
PixelMator $30
Gimp free
Acorn $50
Art Text from $19.95
Roku from $59
VideoLAN’s VLMC free
Adobe’s Premiere Elements $99
HyperEngine-AV free

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!

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MyMac Podcast 482 – Where is that EUREKA moment?

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

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!

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Guy’s PickiMovie from Apple
Gaz’s App Mac app PickSnapheal
People’s Pick: Allister Jenks Fontastic iOS  and Rob Rait selects My Talking Pet app for iOS

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MyMac Podcast #468: General Mishmash

On July 31, 2013, in Podcast, by Tim Robertson

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.

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Guy’s App Pick: WD 2go by Western Digital Free at the iOS App Store
Paul’s App Pick: GolfSense App
GolfSense Products
Pauls’ Podcast and website

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Take Control of iTunes 11 the FAQ
Company: Take Control
Author: Kirk McElhearn
Format: PDF
Price: $15.00



Having reviewed Take Control of Messages previously I was very interested to see what Take Control of iTunes 11 the FAQ has to offer. Take Control of iTunes 11 the FAQ starts with the introduction explaining the origins of iTunes. For readers who want to just use it without knowing all the ins and outs there’s a Quick Start section. Like all Take Control books you can get updates through the Take Control website.

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iPhone: The Missing Manual, 6th edition
Company: O’Reilly Media
Author: David Pogue
Price: $24.99




As an iPhone user I long ago got used to not having a manual with the iPhone. But I’m not your average user, and have had iPhones since the 3GS. But some people really need help with learning about their iPhones, and how to use them. So I was interested to see how the iPhone: The Missing Manual, 6th edition would succeed.

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Farmkill iOS Game

On May 2, 2012, in Game, iOS, iPad, iPad 2, iPhone, Review, by Mark Greentree

App Developer: Edible Entertainment Pty Ltd
Version Reviewed: 2.01
License: Free with in-app purchasing. Universal app compatible with iOS 3.1 or later.

You can lock the doors. You can bolt the windows. But can you survive the night?

The undead are at it again. This time terrorizing a local farming community.

You assume the role of a farmer who needs to plan strategic retaliation during the day for the coming night ahead. With you are two other survivors that you must protect.

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Get Snow Leopard For Free!

On April 30, 2012, in Features, How-To, iOS, Mac OS X, by Mark Greentree

Generally when a deal is too good to be true, it often is.

In this case the deal is legitimate and helps many MobileMe users take the next step to becoming iCloud users. The offer does not extend to non-MobileMe subscribers. It is interesting to note that even though I have already made the transition to iCloud from MobileMe, Apple is still willing to send me a free copy of Snow Leopard.

“iCloud stores your music, photos, documents, and more and wirelessly pushes them to all your devices. Automatic, effortless, and seamless – it just works.”

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Panda Tea? Sure, I’ll have a cuppa!
MyMac Podcast #395

On March 22, 2012, in Features, by Tim Robertson

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The GMen find a new sound that makes them laugh so naturally they play the heck out of it. Guy needs some solutions to arranging his laptop for his son going to college, Gaz gets his new iPad AND an Airport Express all in one week, and they have a lively discussion about Cloud file sharing/storage solutions. Oh, and apparently some guy in China makes tea from Panda Poop.

The contest sponsors for the 400th episode of the MyMac Podcast are lining up and you guys are going to get some great stuff. Here’s what’s there so far:

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Scrawl Mac

On March 20, 2012, in Apps, Mac OS X, Macintosh, Review, by Mark Greentree

App Developer: Allen Dunahoo
Version Reviewed: 1.1.1
License: US$1.99 – Mac OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor

Productivity apps, especially note taking apps, are the new craze sweeping the Mac universe.

Scrawl is one of the competitors for you time and money. How does this very simple, elegant, and iCloud compatible app stand out in the crowded marketplace?

The first thing you will notice about Scrawl is how minuscule it makes itself on your Mac. The only way you know it is currently activated is by looking for the pencil icon located in your Menu Bar.

There is no limit to the number of saved notes you can have or their length. As new notes are created they will automatically save and sync with iCloud. This is a perfect solution for anyone with more than a single Mac.

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As our portable technology increases in performance and functionality we are forever looking for a power source. This trend is unlikely to change in the foreseeable future so we need to take additional measures to ensure we get a complete working day out of our devices.

Common sense power saving techniques are featured in this article. Some require too much compromise in functionality to be truly useful. The following guide aims to address all viable power saving techniques for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 5.

External cases such as the Mophie Juice Pack or Mobius Solar iPhone Rechargeable Battery Case assist with on-the-run power requirements, albeit with additional size, weight, and cost.

The following information is not collated by level of importance or effectiveness. In many cases a combination of these techniques added together can significantly increase your available battery power.

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Fire Phone
Pocket Sized Podcast #41

On November 16, 2011, in Pocket Sized Podcast, Podcast, by Scott Willsey

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Peter commandeers App Folder to talk about Bookman, Scott and Tim talk about the mythical Fire Phone, and whether or not it might someday be revealed, and John Nemo brings the Just Mobile AluPen + AluCube and the Bracketron Style-iT 2-in-1 stylus and ballpoint pen. Scott also talks briefly about the new iTunes Match service.

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Macspiration Quick Tip: iCloud and iWork on Your Mac

On November 4, 2011, in Macspiration, by Donny Yankellow

One of the biggest complaints and surprises about iCloud is the fact that Apple did not update its suite of iWork applications to be iCloud compatible. iWork is long overdue for an update and I, like many, thought an iCloud update was coming with a new version of the apps (Keynote, Pages, Numbers).

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Scott has an iPhone 4S, and he wants to talk about his feelings about it. Sam Negri Booms along with the Scoshe boomCAN. John Nemo points out the interesting Griffin Stylus + Pen + Laser Pointer. Scott also has a new way of listening to podcasts on his iPhone, and it will leave you Downcast.

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Six Years and Counting
MyMac Podcast #361

On August 4, 2011, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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Apparently last month made for the sixth year anniversary of the first time Guy podcasted and with Gaz off on Vacation, Rick Stringer was kind enough to step into the madness! If you want to hear how Guy used to do it, you can go and download the file here. It’s the MyMac Podcast #34 with Tim and Chad and Guy comes in with the Dashboard Minute at about the 7 1/2 minute mark but don’t skip over the rest as it’s chock full of Tim and Chad goodness. Not to mention a hysterical Chris Seibold and his Not Mac News segment. However on THIS podcast Rick and Guy talk about patent battles and iCloud storage costs and neither can remember app picks or who’s going to be on next week. 

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You Say You Want a Revolution
MyMac Podcast #357

On July 7, 2011, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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Guy is back from Ohio so the GMen are right on the job! We find out who Herbert Stein is and why he just can’t continue, Guy sells his Mac Mini at a fantastic price that no one else can get (but tells you what it is anyway). They’re then joined by Mark Schulman from MultiEducator Inc to talk about his American History app for iOS called Revolutionary War which leads into a short argument over whether independence from the UK was a good idea or not. More iCloud and Final Cut Pro X talk and Apples scores in a BIG way in Asia!

No App picks this week as we’re too geared up for Lion (roar snarl!)

Contact info: Drop us a line and let us know you want to be on the show. Gaz and Guy on Twitter, and, or our Skype direct number 703-436-9501. Also go into iTunes and leave some feedback.

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Scott finds out that iCloud really stands for Never Ending List. John Nemo and Sheba talk about white iPhones, iPhone 4 photography, and shoes. Sam Negri does handstands for the Handstand Case for iPad 2. Suzé Gilbert brings us the King of iPhone photo apps, King Camera. And finally John Nemo returns to sing of his love for us with his iRig Mic for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

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