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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PhotoPresenter 4
App Developer: Boinx Software Ltd
Version Reviewed: 4.1.6
License: US$9.99 – Requires Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later

If you like showing off your photo collection to family and friends but want something more entertaining than the traditional slideshow then PhotoPresenter may be for you.

PhotoPresenter takes the idea of a slideshow collation of photographs and changes the way it is conceived, developed, and presented.

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My New Mac
Book Review

On December 20, 2011, in Book Review, Macintosh, by Neale Monks

My New Mac
by Wallace Wang
No Starch Press
Price: Paperback $29.95 (ebook $23.95)
ISBN 9781593273903
xxii + 481 pp

A bit over three years ago I compared two Macintosh books for beginners, David Pogue’s Mac OS X Leopard Edition: The Missing Manual and Wallace Wang’s My New Mac. To cut a long story short, they’re both good books, but aimed at somewhat different audiences. The Missing Manual covers just about every aspect of the Mac operating system, giving power users the information they need to do all sorts of different things. But it doesn’t actually tell a new Mac user what they can do with their computer. To get the most from The Missing Manual, you need to have a fair idea of what you want to do first.

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Gaz hates iTunes and we’ve got Paul Kent!
MyMac Podcast #378

On December 8, 2011, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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Only about one and a half months togo until Macworld/iWorld! Hope you’ve got your hotel and flights arranged. Paul Kent from IDG comes on to talk about the new stuff this year and chat about his feelings (what?). Gaz hates iTunes or did until Lion seemed to straighten out most of his issues…well that and a new Mac. Twitter gets weird for the GMen and not one, but TWO new iTunes reviews! WOOT!

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OS X Lion Support Essentials

OS X Lion Support Essentials (Apple Pro Training Series)
by Kevin White
Peachpit Press
ISBN-10: 0-321-77507-4
ISBN-13: 978-0-321-77507-8
Price: $64.99

Lion (Mac OS 10.7) is still too young – even nearly four months after its launch in July 2011 – to have the usual clutch of high quality books which attend each major update to arguably the best operating system for a personal computer yet developed.

One excellent and comprehensive title is the Mac OS X Lion Bible by Gruman (ISBN-10: 1118023765   ISBN-13: 978-1118023761) from Wiley at nearly 900 pages. Less ambitious in some ways, more focused in others – and certainly every bit as useful – is Kevin White’s OS X Lion Support Essentialsin the Apple Pro Training Series from Peachpit.

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iOS Today and Tomorrow
TechFan Podcast #51

On October 14, 2011, in Podcast, TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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While everyone is talking iOS 5, Tim and David look at iOS 6! Wait, what? Plus, GTA coming to iOS, and HP TouchPad Android!

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Liking That Lion Yet
MyMac Podcast #365

On September 1, 2011, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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Earthquakes and Hurricanes, and CEO resignations…OH MY! A geek’s chain makes the news of the weird along with a tokyo man’s running tribute to Steve Jobs and Apple. Gaz has some great tips for Lion and since he missed out on the breaking Steve resignation news last week, gives us his opinion this week. When is a certificate NOT a certificate and Apple has a BIG problem! They can’t make enough Macs to fill the demand!

Some Links:
Bad certificate removal instructions
Poor Apple’s singing the MacBook Air blues

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iVI video conversion software
The MacReviewCast 

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Guy and Gaz attempt to do the impossible! Which is record a podcast with no working software on Guy’s computer. Fortunately Gaz hasn’t upgraded to Lion on his production machine (like Guy did and shouldn’t have) so they recorded from his computer. Guy feels ashamed (sad Guy face). Reggie Ashworth maker of AppDelete and VidConvert comes on the show from the Philippines making this a truly world-wide affair! LOT’S of feedback from our great listeners and they talk a bit about the new gear from Apple, getting Lion (whether you should or not is open for debate) on your Mac and a few of the problems that we had.

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DeathSpank from HotHead Software $8.99
iStudiez Pro from iStudiez Team $2.99

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With David on vacation, Tim Robertson is joined by MyMac writers Donny Yankellow and Elisa Pacelli. Topics include ebooks, Lion, buying physical books, music, and movies compared to the electronic variety, great children’s software for the iPad, and how much better everything is now than it was in “the old days”.

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Multiple Lion Taming
MyMac Podcast #358

On July 14, 2011, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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GREAT Googlely Moogely! Somehow the GMen keep this show under an hour (don’t count on THAT happening too often) and still pack it with fun! The winners of the iHub Contest and Top Camera iOS App are announced, a man shoves an iPad down his pants and get’s fired, and do really have to download 4 GBS of Lion goodness for each Mac we have?

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Intuit Raises Its Middle Finger to Mac Users

On July 7, 2011, in News, Opinion, PowerPC, by Owen Rubin

For those of you who use Quicken for Mac versions 2005, 2006, or 2007 (2007 was the last “REAL” full version of Quicken), Intuit has some important news for you: Don’t upgrade to Lion (10.7)! In an official message from Intuit on Quicken, full versions of Quicken for Mac will no longer work with the next release of the Mac OS. PERIOD!

But there is Quicken Essentials you say, I will just upgrade? You are correct, that is an option, and that version will indeed work on Lion. But be aware that this is, in my opinion, a very poor crippled version of Quicken for those who only need the most basic of Quicken functions. Lost in Essentials is ANY ability to track investments. Also missing is the ability to create a good number of the financial reports you might need to do your taxes at the end of the year, or just track your financial status. And bill pay from the app is gone! Also, Essentials was essentially written from the ground up, they started over, so things are not the same as you are used to, and it just does not feel the same to me. In my opinion, Intuit made it quite clear that supporting the Mac with a full version of Quicken was off the table. After all, their last full version came out in 2007.

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In Like a Lion, Out Like an iPad
MyMac Podcast #339

On March 3, 2011, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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Habla Espanola? Never mind. The Gmen talk about some of details of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Guy praises for their great service regarding his Mac Pro. They dissect the newly released MacBook Pros and talk a bit about some new 2nd generation device that Apples seems to think is SOOOOO important. Some tablet thing or other. We still think it’s just a fad.

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Thunder Cohen
TechFan #21

On February 25, 2011, in Podcast, TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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David drinks way too much caffeine and runs away with the show. Happy to be lazy, Tim sits back and simply directs traffic. Topics include: XOOM, GameLoft and Tim inserting foot in mouth, Lion Server, and Thunderbolt!

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The Lion Sleeps Until Next Summer
MyMac Podcast 316

On October 21, 2010, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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A jam packed extra-long (but not too long) show with listener feedback from Twitter and Tim Robertson questioning why we were so down on RealMac software for their subscription RapidWeaver videos. Sam Levin leaves little to question about just how awesome Guy Serle is. We go over Apple financials and talk a great deal about what Apple JUST released!

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