TechFan #131 – Retirement and Game Changers

On August 30, 2013, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Tim and David return after a two week hiatus to discuss Steve Ballmer retiring from Microsoft and the Nintendo 2DS.

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Thanks, XBOX!! – TechFan Podcast #121

On June 7, 2013, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Perhaps the Wii U, which has had very disappointing sales so far, has a chance. After all, Microsoft just released more information on the XBOX One, and they seem to be in the business of screwing over customers. Plus, Black Sabbath! Wait…

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Renting software – MyMac Podcast #457

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

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If software doesn’t come in a box, is it still your software? Trick question because it was NEVER your software to begin with. Microsoft and Adobe are keen to remind you of that with a monthly fee for their most sought after programs like Office and Creative Suite. On the lighter side, the GMen get an iTunes review in Morse Code, neither can mange to say Esoterism Tesseract,and apparently it’s too much for Google to do a search.

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Guy’s App Pick: Cute Cut Pro by YU BO $5.99
Gaz’s App Pick: HDR Artist Pro £6.99
People’s Pick: Troy Muller recommends Spectacle by Spectacle FREE!

 

Identity Crisis – TechFan #116

On April 27, 2013, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Tim and David discuss the future of Windows, Intel, and Mickey Mouse.

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Always On – Techfan Podcast #114

On April 5, 2013, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Tim Robertson and David Cohen discus the closure of LucasArts, the new Facebook phone, april fools jokes, always on video games systems, the third anniversary of the iPad, the Microsoft Surface, and much more.

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Progress – TechFan Podcast #109

On February 23, 2013, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Tim Robertson and David Cohen talk about the changes to Microsoft Office licensing, battery life of the iPad with constant use, and the Sony Playstation 4 announcement.

 

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Reunion – TechFan Podcast #108

On February 15, 2013, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Tim Robertson and David Cohen finally both return to discuss new family discoveries, the video game industry, and more.

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TechFan Podcast #99

On November 16, 2012, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson


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Feedback, headphones, iPad mini, and more feedback are on tap for this episode with Tim Robertson and David Cohen

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Just How Old Do Parrots Get?
MyMac Podcast #420

On September 11, 2012, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast


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It’s Guy’s birthday and he’ll podcast if he wants to, but Skype seems to think it’s a bad idea. Yep another Skype sucks and we hate it kind of show. We still had fun though making fun of Microsoft and wondering just how long has it been since most of the Mac line had been updated. Gaz gives a great tip and to the surprise of no one Guy hadn’t heard of it before. Most be his old age kicking in.

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Guy’s App Pick: Linein from Rogue Amoeba FREE!
Gaz’s App Pick: Menutab for FaceBook and Social for FaceBook
People’s Pick: Book Creator for the iPad. $4.99 from Red Jumper Studio
Apple’s Pages $19.99 from the Mac App Store

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TechFan Podcast #87

On July 27, 2012, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson


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Tim and David ignore Mountain Lion, discuss the invention of the Internet, big media companies, Olympic coverage online, Mitt Romney, CNNs tech coverage headlines, Microsoft, Sparrow being taken over my Google, Flickr, and much more.

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The Bet
TechFan Podcast #82

On June 22, 2012, in Podcast, TechFan, by Tim Robertson


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David gets a new television while Tim plays some lego video games. An argument breaks out thanks to feedback from John Nemo with fifty-bucks on the line, and the guys look at both Windows Phone 8 and the Surface from Microsoft.

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MyMac Podcast #408

On June 20, 2012, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast


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OK, we promise not to make many more shows this long, but we did have a guest! Tom Schmidt from First Tech and MyMac.com joins the GMen for a lively discussion on WWDC and Microsoft’s new Surface Tablets. Guy deals with graduations, Gaz deals with a angry iPhone, and they both deal with new ways to possibly get podcasts in the future. You just have to deal with an extra long show.

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Gaz’s App Pick: Colloquy IRC chat client for the Mac And £1.49 (likely $1.99) for your iOS device
People’s App Pick: Steve Hammond’s pic of Whatsize Mac by whatsizemac. $12.99 at the website and $14.99 at the Mac App Store

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Wifi Safari
TechFan Podcast #81

On June 15, 2012, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson


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A huge week of Apple related happenings on both the Macintosh and iOS fronts. Tim and David discuss that, Vizio making a push into the computer market, and the possibility of the XPad!

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The future, what do you mean? How can we be in the future?


For decades many of us have been in awe of the possibility of the future. Not that long ago the thought of carrying a single panel computer capable of presenting music, film, books, and games was nothing more than science fiction.

I live by the belief that if man can envisage it, people can create it.

Of course, there is the possibility of going too far, as is famously shown in Planet Of The Apes, circa 1968.

For now we can sit back and relax with a small and hopefully harmless portion of technology that seemingly has the effect of enhancing our lives.

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The Invasion of the GMen
Pocket Sized Podcast #38

On October 27, 2011, in Pocket Sized Podcast, Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast


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It’s a week of MyMac.com Podcast tomfoolery as many of the shows switch hosts! The Pocket-Sized Podcast was fortunate enough (though that should be taken with a grain of salt) to get Gaz and Guy, the GMen from the MyMac.com Podcast to cover his duties. For some reason, Guy talked about Sharepoint a Microsoft program, while Gaz being more sensible (another grain of salt is required here) talked about his new iPhone 4S. Samsung’s Dutch patent trolling got a bit of a talking to and just why the EU thinks that carrying two cables for iOS devices is better than one baffles them both. Guy knows why most Android devices will never be updated and both GMen are a little perplexed by the change in the name of the Macworld Expo to iWorld.

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Explorer Touch Mouse Limited Edition
Review

On October 25, 2011, in Macintosh, Review, by Neale Monks

Explorer Touch Mouse Limited Edition

Manufacturer: Microsoft
Price: $49.95 (including 2 x AA batteries)

The Microsoft Explorer Touch Mouse is a stylish, wireless mouse that offers the convenience of multiple programmable buttons alongside a scroll bar that works both vertically and horizontally. Previously available in glossy black, the limited edition version is burgundy in colour, making it stand out from usual black, beige, silver and white accessories Mac users will be used to.

But while the Explorer Touch Mouse certainly looks good, how does it stack against other high-end mice like those from Apple and Logitech? Does the new Microsoft BlueTrack technology really mean that this mouse will work effectively on a range of surfaces, not just mouse mats?

The Microsoft Explorer Touch Mouse

The Microsoft Explorer Touch Mouse

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What Are We Going To Call This Mess?
MyMac Podcast #368

On September 22, 2011, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast


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Yeah, we had some stuff to talk about, but it’s mostly just fun stuff since it’s kinda quiet lately. Gaz has a chat about the Liverpool Tweetup that went international with FaceTime to the US from an Italian/Spanish restaurant. It makes sense if you listen. Microsoft wants us to use Windows 8 with everything plus cheese and should you buy an iPad 2 with the the iPad 3 much closer than farther away? And let’s give a great big hand to a rather unusual iPhone case.

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Drunken Halo’s Justin Bryce
TechFan #33

On May 24, 2011, in Podcast, TechFan, by Tim Robertson


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Justin Bryce joins Tim Robertson to chat about the state of video games! As the host of Drunken Halo, Justin talks about the process of podcasting, his take on the E3, and much more.

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Word 2011 for Mac
Review

On May 20, 2011, in Features, Review, by Owen Rubin

Microsoft Word 2011 Macintosh (Version 14 if you are counting)
$149.99 for Home and Student version of Office
$279.99 for Business and IT Pros version of Office
http://www.microsoft.com/mac/

For as long as I have been using both versions of Word, one for Mac and one for Windows (yes, I use a Windows computer too), I have often wondered if they truly came from the same company. While they can read and write compatible files (mostly), their user interfaces have always been quite different, making it difficult to go from one version to the other and remember where all the commands are. Additionally, the two programs would leapfrog each other in features, almost as if they were competing with each other to see which could outdo the other with their latest features. And Word 2008 for the Mac seemed to completely miss the boat when it came to using some of the newer and cooler interface design elements of Mac OSX, almost as if the designers had never seen such a system. With Word 2011 for the Mac (Intel Macs only), most of that has changed.

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Fans of iMacs or iMac Fans?
MyMac Podcast #350

On May 18, 2011, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast


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This is a very anti-establishment show this time around as it seems Microsoft was probably listening last week as we criticized them and as a result, Skype was behaving very badly! They probably won’t be pleased with THIS show either as Guy goes through hell trying to get a product license for his LEGALLY purchased copy of Windows 7. No matter, lots of great stuff with an iChat chat, John Nemo’s Wife loves animals, and one of Gaz’s hard drive enclosures takes a dirt nap. Guy is very angry (SO angry!) with LodSys, the latest patent troll that takes a novel approach at getting money from Apple buy suing iOS developers and frankly we aren’t very pleased with Apple either as doing something as simple as a hard drive swap spins your fans to the max.

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