MyMac Podcast 525: Vegemite Sandwich? No Yosemite Sandwich!

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

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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 524: Bend it like Beckham

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

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Melissa Davis takes a chance in joining the GMen for an episode. Many tried to warn her against it, but she just didn’t believe them. They have a long talk about iPhone bending as well as iCloud issues, Family Sharing SNAFU’s, and general all around recent Apple problems. Doesn’t sound like much fun, but they manage to turn every issue into rainbows and sunshine! Well, they laughed a lot about it anyway.

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Guy’s App Pick: VideoGIF from PearlMountain Technology. $4.99 in the Mac App Store. Trim existing video or create your own with your webcam. Add text, determine how long you want it to be and post it in you favorite social media sites.
Gaz’s App Pick: Couch to 5K. Want to start running, want to back back into running well this podcast, Mrs G has found it great to get into some running with out making it a chore.
Mellisa’s App Pick: “How To Make An iPhone Wallet
NewerTech NuGuard KX
iROO Pouch
People’s Pick:
From Erick Diaz: Asphalt 8 free with in-app purchases, and takes advantage of all the latest graphics. Looks like a console game on iOS.

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MyMac Podcast 523: Sad Face

On September 23, 2014, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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The sound is good, the time is right, but it’s still the same GMen. Messages somehow confuses my son Peter AND Dave Hamilton for Apple. Yeah, I don’t get it either. The GMen are back to using Google Docs because Apple’s Pages and iCloud is completely hosed and they have a discussion about the many missteps lately from everyone’s (or maybe a few people anyway) favorite electronics company.

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Guy’s App Pick: Time Machine. For probably the first time ever, a file got lost for me. It was a Canon MTS MPEG file that I tried to convert using a different program. Not only did it NOT convert, it made the file disappear. Time Machine went back in time (without those pesky morlocks) and put it back.
Gaz’s App Pick: ANTI PICK DON’T USE ICLOUD IT’S BIG FAIL :( OK that was because I’m upset I recently bought a pinball game for the iPad called PINBALL HD costs £1.49 and there are further in app purchases for more boards, this gives you 3 open boards but does give you access to a restricted board where you’ll need to buy the inApp purchase to access full functionality

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MyMac Podcast 522: Shawn King just takes the fun out of everything

On September 16, 2014, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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Guy can’t leave well enough alone and has (yet again) changed his recording setup. This was nearly a disaster which means that even MORE changes are afoot (so give him a hand…gold clap). Shawn King comes on to talk to the GMen about all the new Apple stuff, the death of Macworld as a print magazine, and Canadian Football…wait really?

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Guy’s App Pick: Netflix app for iOS
Gaz’s Pick: Wind Tunnel Pro
People’s Pick Mini Review: From Michael Cassel
Logitech Rechargeable Trackpad for Mac
Pro’s:
Rechargeable!!!
It’s flat.
Supports all Apple gestures etc.
Slightly larger surface area.
As sensitive as the Apple version
Con’s:
May appear to be slightly less sensitive – but it isn’t

Simply in terms of the angle alone he prefers this to my Apple trackpad. All the functionality is there too.

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MyMac Podcast 521: Breaking through the iClouds

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

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Gaz and Guy talk about Apple’s iCloud nude celebrity problems and strangely enough, no one broke into THEIR iCloud accounts looking for naked pictures of the GMen. Bud Lite’s Real Men of Whatever ads make a horrible warbly comeback and you guys put a ton of stuff into the MyMac Podcast G+ page. It’s Guy’s Birthday on the announcement of Apple’s new iStuff and Guy finally gives up and switches to mostly hardware to record the podcast with hilarious results that you won’t find out about until next week…if he remembers to talk about it then.

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Guy’s App Pick: Image Capture by Apple FREE! Have a scanner or camera that you JUST can’t get to communicate easily. Chances are whatever driver was included is garbage. Remember to try Apple’s built-in Image Capture as it will provide basic functionality for practically everything out there.
Gaz’s Pick: Was looking around the Mac App store, as there are times I’d like a Lightroom or Aperture type application to adjust some of my RAW photo’s that perhaps deserve a little more love and more to the point selective editing, I came across what looks like a pretty good alternative, normally 40GBP’s but is currently free in the Mac App store, well it was over the weekend of the 6th and 7th Sep, I hope it’s still free by the time you all hear this.

http://www.aftershotpro.com/en/products/aftershot-pro/

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TechFan #172 – Out of the Closet

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

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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

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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

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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

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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
Bodega
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

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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 Pick – Snapheal
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

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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

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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

 

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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
Review

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

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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
Review

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

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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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