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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MyMac Podcast #507: No Guy, but we have a special guest!

On June 4, 2014, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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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

 

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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Hoodini – Video Review

On May 27, 2014, in Features, iPad, Review, Video, by Elisa Pacelli

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Company: HoodiVision
Price: $36.95
Works with all flavors of iPad

 

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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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MyMac Podcast #504 – And The Beats Goes On

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

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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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MyMac Podcast #503 – Same level of Stupid

On May 6, 2014, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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Sponsored by OWC
No show last week because Guy can’t stop messing around with the sound of the show and managed to muck it up beyond all repair. The show this week takes all the things you missed us say last week and puts them here. So it’s like it never happened (waving arms mystically). We record all your bumpers from the contest and thanks again to everyone who participated. Then we just have fun. Same GMen time! Same GMen channel!

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Guy’s App PickSplashtop by Splashstop. Great way to view your Mac’s desktop and get some of those files you may have forgotten when you left home. $4.99 for the personal version on your iPad. If you need even more there are in-app purchases but it works great for me as is. 
Gaz’s App Pick: Not really a Mac or iPhone pick, but I use the IOS App because of the device. linked up with friends at work. About £40 ($60) quid in the UK. so ping me through all the usual methods we can link up and challenge each other get fitter.
People’s Pick: None this week

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TechFan #160 – Diablo III and ComiXology

On May 2, 2014, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Tim and David discuss Diablo III and David’s off-line experience, and the news of ComiXology getting purchased by Amazon, and the changes to the comic book seller.

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Gerry Conway ComiXology Article
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MyMac Podcast #502 – Winner Winner! Chicken Dinner!

On April 22, 2014, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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Sponsored by OWC

Back to a regularly scheduled kind of show. Apple’s Home Sharing works great except when it doesn’t and Guy is more hopeful about his sound quality this week. We finally announce the winners of the Bumper contest (see below) and is Apple’s CarPlay hardware the next big thing that Apple doesn’t actually make?

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You know what’s there, go get it!

Bumper Contest winners!
Paul Bartlett
Steve Green
Erick Diaz
Karl Madden
Nicholas Riley

Guy’s App PickCall of Duty 2 from Aspyr $19.99 
Gaz’s App Pick: Charades from FatChicken Studios

 

 

 

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TechFan #158 – In-App Podcast

On April 21, 2014, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Tim and David spend a lot of time on iOS gaming, in-app purchasing, and more. Amazon is also rumored to be on the cusp of releasing an “Amazon Phone”, and the guys try to decide if that’s a good idea or not. Finally, Tim is sick of the allergies, so if you have a remedy, please let him know!

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Article David discusses from Edge
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Touch Arcade Review

Noteology – Review

On April 18, 2014, in Apps, iOS, iPad, Review, by Elisa Pacelli

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Company: RHP Multimedia
Price: $4.99
Version: 1.0
Requires: iPad 2, 3, 4, iPad Air, iPad Mini Gen 1 and 2, iOS 6.0 or later

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One of the great things about going to Macworld is discovering new apps. With some, you think, why didn’t I think of that? Noteology is one of those apps.

Noteology is an iPad-only app that lets users record video, and, at the same time, take notes and set bookmarks. You can play back the video with or without the notes, and even edit or add notes and bookmarks. No more missing what the speaker is saying because you’re too busy writing things down.

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MyMac Podcast #501 – Mittens

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

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Sponsored by OWC

No Gaz this week as he gets his revenge on Guy for being gone for MacWorld. Or something like though it may actually just be spending time with the family someplace fun and not about Guy at all. Speaking of run on sentences, Owen joins Guy and they talk about Macworld (though in no great detail) in a very informative and revealing (where we find out why Guy is Gus and Owen is Opie! How exciting is that!). STILL no end to the podcast contest (next for maybe sure!) and lots of some of the interviews done by the MyMac Staff at some Expo or something.

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You know what’s there, go get it!
Air Display
1Password
Antec
Avatron
EverWeb
Korus
Prong
Rekonme

Guy’s App Pick: Uber, the alternate to bad cabs. Free though needs a credit card to work
Gaz’s App Pick: No, since he’s not here this week
Owen’s PickAir Display $9.99. Use your old iPad or really nearly any old thing and use it for another display for your Mac

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TechFan #157 – The Techfan Soldier

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

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David and Tim discuss OWC Radio launching next week, leadership in tech companies, the lack of history in the computer industry, the Samsung S5, Apple history, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, feedback from listener Michael Breed, and more on Office on the iPad.

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iRest Lap Stand for iPad – Review

On April 9, 2014, in iPad, Review, Stand, by Elisa Pacelli

iRest Lap Stand for iPad
Company: Rain Design Inc.
Price: $49.90
Works with: iPads and tablets up to .47 inches in thickness

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I’ve known about the iRest Lap Stand for iPad for a number of years, and I got to see it in person at Macworld/iWorld 2014. Most companies bring new products to Macworld, and Rain Designs is no exception. But the iRest is so popular with consumers that it was proudly on display next to newer items.

Why is the iRest so well-liked? Let me set the stage.

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MyMac Podcast #500 – About frigging time

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

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Sponsored by OWC
You’ve waited, and waited, and waited some more for the 500th podcast and it’s finally here! No app picks or much about the Macworld Expo this week or stuff from Google + or Twitter. Gaz and Guy talk a little about playing with organs (the musical kind) on iPads and then things get REALLY interesting when we get all the former hosts together into one virtual room. Naturally they talk a lot about the history of the podcast and a lot of it will make you laugh. Stand by for action!

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OWC has lots of audio and video products
Guy’s App Pick: Nope
Gaz’s App Pick: Uh uh
People’s Pick: Not this time

From all the hosts throughout the years of the MyMac Podcast, thanks to every one of you for downloading the show. Stick around as there’s much more to come!

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TechFan Podcast #156 – Foursome

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

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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!

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Macworld Expo day 3 – The gang is all here

On April 2, 2014, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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Sponsored by OWC

Second day of Macworld but the last day for us all being together. Join Guy, Vicki, Elisa Mark, Eric, and Owen as they yammer a lot about things mostly related to some kind of Tech event…maybe. Then Guy talks to the Jupiter crew at OWC about spaceships and massive storage, and a bunch of interviews we did on the Expo floor.

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Other World Computing
Developers we talked to:
Inspire Pro
Antec Mobile Products
AppPresser
City Hour
Cloak
Ergotron

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TechFan #155 – Banned!

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

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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.

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Banned for Life (Medium.com)

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MyMac Podcast #499 – So close, yet so far away

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

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Sponsored by OWC

With this being show 499, you’d think the next one would be 500…or the one after that…nope. This IS however the last Gaz and Guy show before the Macworld Expo so get ready for fun. Guy has problems with multiple Apple IDs and has to go to Apple Support to get them fixed, Gaz has problems with Rugby, his Mac, and Airports, but it may have all been in hs head. Guy talks about the long journey ahead and Gaz tries in vain yet again to explain English money.

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OWC Product link: OWC has lots of audio and video products

Guy’s App Pick: Not so much an app but a service. BIG ups to Apple Support for taking at least 2-3 hours of time walking me through all the problems that I had caused myself over the years in regards to Apple IDs. They even scheduled a time with a higher support person at my convenience to finish fixing it.
Gaz’s App Pick: AudioEngine A2 Speakers
People’s Pick: Mark Sheppard recommends WaterLogue

Thank you everyone for staying with us over the years. It’s been wonderful and we hope you’ll stick around for however long the ride lasts.

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MyMac Podcast #498 – You won’t like me when I’m angry

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

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Sponsored by OWC

Just two…to five or more episodes until the 500th show! Can you feel the excitement in the air? If you can you should most likely go see a doctor since solid emotions in your nostrils is probably not a good thing. A certain group’s proposal (number 9, number 9,number 9,) seemed to really hack off Tim Cook at the last shareholder’s meeting, so Guy has a little chat with the founder of the NCPPR, Amy Ridenour to ask her about it. Please check the links below for the proposal itself and another to Ms. Ridenour’s blog about the incident. Gaz is looking for some better way to keep an iOS device on him to keep track of how much exercise he does and also a way to mount one in the kitchen. If only he could combine the two…

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OWC ALSO sells well maintained used Macs.
Link for the main story:
http://www.nationalcenter.org/Apple_Proposal_Statement_2014.pdf

Guy’s App PickNiceCast from Rogue Amoeba $59.99. A way to shift your audio from place to another…theoretically. It has a really simple layout, the tools will be instantly familiar to anyone who’s ever played with Audio Hijack Pro, and if I ever get it to work properly I think it will be…(wait for it) AMAZING!
Gaz’s App PickEveTV. Watching recording TV on your Mac with extra options to do the same on your IOS devices (particularly the iPad)
People’s Pick: None this week (ohhh)

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