MyMac Podcast #115
Mazen Al-Angary

On February 5, 2007, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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Mazen Al-Angary joins Tim and Guy for a chat about the state of Macs in Saudi Arabia. Do you use a Mac in a Windows world? David Cohen has the segment for you. Robert has a review of C03U Samson Audio microphone, and Nemo looks at four new Photoshop books. Plus, Tim reviews the iTalkPro from Griffin Technology.

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iTalk Pro

On January 24, 2007, in iPod, Microphone, Review, by John Nemerovski

iTalk Pro
Company: Griffin Technology

Price: $50

If I could prepare this review in the same amount of time it took me to figure out how to operate Griffin’s new iTalk Pro iPod microphone, you would already be finished reading. Here’s how to use the microphone:

• Remove cute little black gizmo from its package, pry off plastic cover for iTalk Pro’s iPod generic 30-pin connector, insert iTalk Pro into your latest-model (5th generation) iPod with video or (2nd generation) iPod nano, wait a couple of seconds, press iTalk button in the center of iTalk Pro, and start speaking.
• Press iTalk button again when you are finished recording.
• There is no step three. Where did I hear that previously?

A dated iPod voice memo is created in WAV format, that can be copied to your computer via the USB cable provided with your iPod. This file is very large, approximately 10MB per minute. Its name will be something like “20070119 094404.wav.” The WAV file can play on your iPod or computer, and iTunes can convert it to much smaller compressed MP3 or AAC formats. Let me know if you need help with that conversion method.

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About John Nemerovski

John "Nemo" Nemerovski is MyMac's Reviews Editor. He is a private and small group personal technology tutor in Tucson, Arizona, USA, with an emphasis on iPad and iPhone training, plus basic computing, digital photography, and Photoshop. Nemo is an accomplished music instructor on keyboard and guitar, and an expert artisan bread baker. If you are interested in writing reviews or requesting a product review on MyMac, contact him: nemo [ a t ] mymac [ d o t ] c o m.

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