TechFan #141 – Eyeing the Future

On November 22, 2013, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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David has an eye problem, Tim wonders what combo of over the counter drugs are safe, a bad Microphone makes recording difficult, and they both discuss almost ten years of Podcasting, with a special interview at the end of the show with ex-CEO of Apple Gil Amelio.

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Death of Radio
TechFan Podcast #59

On December 9, 2011, in Podcast, TechFan, by Tim Robertson


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Tim and David look at the decaying radio industry, and then talk about the Stoplight Network. Plus, Tim tries the new Batman game on his iPad live on the show. Or at least tries to.

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Apple TV Addict – Pocket Sized Podcast Episode 3

On January 11, 2011, in Podcast, by Scott Willsey

Pocket Sized Podcast has gotten addicted to Apple TV!
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Hello, my name is Scott, and I’m an addict. An Apple TV addict. In this episode, we talk about the Apple TV,  and cover Netflix and Dragon Dictation apps in the App Folder. Also John Nemerovski of MyMac.com contributes a review of a different kind of Pad.

Links:

Apple TV from Apple

Netflix app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

Dragon Dictation app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

Alupad from Just Mobile

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http://twitter.com/nikolaidis

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Brazil – Pocket Sized Podcast Episode 2

On December 28, 2010, in Podcast, by Scott Willsey


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Welcome to episode 2 of the Pocket Sized Podcast about iOS devices. Open Source Legend Peter Nikolaidis of the Fresh Ubuntu podcast joins me in this interview episode to talk about his adventures with his iPhone in Brazil.

The format I established in episode 1 with App Folder and Pocket Sized rant will return next episode.

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Peter Nikolaidis on twitter

Nikolaidis.com

Scott on Twitter

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Three Wise Men? Hardly!
TechFan Podcast #12

On December 24, 2010, in Podcast, TechFan, by Tim Robertson


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The G-Men, Guy and Gaz, join Tim for a fun hour to talk podcasting, Apple Works, shopping, the Apple TV, and much more. David Cohen has a pre-recorded monolog, and Tim has some fun in post-production with it. Then, at the very end, a special guest shows up to help us close the show!

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Listener Invite John Blagden
MyMac Podcast 320

On November 17, 2010, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast


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A long and winding show across the universe of Mac Topics. John Blagden joins the G-Men and gives us quite a lesson on what Mac Pros want from their hardware, ESPECIALLY the now-canceled XServe. Gaz seeks and finds some help for his MacBook and Guy has grown to hate his current iMac for NOT running GarageBand properly. The Beatles are now on iTunes and after all this time, how big a deal is it really?

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Contact info: Want to be on the show as a listener invite? It’s more fun than tanks and helicopters!! Drop us a line and let us know you want to be on the show. Gaz and Guy on Twitter,guy@mymac.com and gaz@mymac.comfeedback@mymac.com, or our Skype direct number 703-436-9501. Also go into iTunes and leave some feedback.

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Taking iWeb 08 even further – Part 7

On February 20, 2008, in Features, How-To, by Guy Serle

Are we having fun yet? You’ve made a Master Page, set up your Welcome page, played around with graphics and page sizes, all without knowing a single bit of HTML. Now, we’re going to get into what sets iWeb apart from most other web page creation software. Sure if you know CSS, PHP, HTML, and other buzz words I just pulled out of my head, you can make a site that dances and weaves across a web browser like some bad 60’s hippy movie. Unfortunately you probably don’t know about those things (don’t feel bad, neither do I), but you want your site to look like you spent a lot more time on it than you did.

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Macspiration 93
Podcast Spring Cleaning

On July 25, 2007, in How-To, Macspiration, by Donny Yankellow

 


Have you ever deleted a podcast from iTunes and you are asked if you want want to move the deleted files to the trash?

I always say yes, thinking I would be recovering a lot of hard drive space. Well, it turns out I was wrong.

I don’t know why, but I recently decided to look into my “Podcasts” folder. (To do this go to your hard drive, open “Users,” open your username, open “Music,” open “iTunes,” open “iTunes Music,” and open “Podcasts.”) What did I find? A ton of audio and video files from podcasts I deleted ages ago. Some where old episodes from podcasts I still subscribe to, and some were podcasts I don’t subscribe to and I thought I deleted through iTunes.

I proceeded to delete all of these “previously thought to be deleted” files and cleared out 5GB of space! Yes, I said 5gb of space!

So what is the moral of this Macspiration? If you need more hard drive space, check your “Podcasts” folder. You never know what you might find there.




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Ubercaster
Review

On June 13, 2007, in Macintosh, Review, by Guy Serle


Ubercaster V 1.1
Company: Pleasant Software for the People

Price: $79.99
ubercaster.com

I’ve been following Pleasant Software for the People’s (no, I’m not making that name up) Ubercaster with great interest for some time. From the very first, the layout for workflow and the potential for what it could accomplish piqued my curiosity and as the betas flowed forth, I was with them every step of the way. Unfortunately each time I was disappointed by what it was actually able to do. I was greeted with crashes and poor quality recording, along with echos from some of the different inputs. Not much of a recommendation right? Well, I’m singing a different tune with the latest version. Before I go on, I’ll get what the program is out of the way.

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How We Record Our Weekly Podcast

On February 8, 2007, in How-To, by Tim Robertson


I get quite a bit of email about our weekly podcast and one of the most recent question that listeners have been asking is a technical one: “How do you get your conversations with other people to sound like they’re actually in the same room with you?” Rather than send the same explanation to each person every time I get one of these emails, I thought it would be easier to just write an article and explain how we do it.

First, a little information about the audio gear that we use.

In our main studio, Chad Perry and I use good quality XLR-type microphones. Because these microphones are not USB, and require phantom power to operate, we use the M-Audio MobilePre. http://www.smalldog.com/product/12651700/mymac The MobilePre plugs into the Macintosh via USB. Our two microphones plug into the MobilePre.

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MyMac.com PodCast for 4-14-05 – Episode #18

On April 14, 2005, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

MyMac.com PodCast for 4-14-05

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File size 16.25MB 32 minutes in length

This PodCast is sponsored by Small Dog Electronics

Updated Contest information. Be sure to send any and all contest entries to contest@mymac.com

Chad and Tim talk a lot about Tiger on this weeks show. Plus, a brand new Not Mac News by Chris Seibold

Be sure to check out The Roadhouse Blues PodCast here for your chance to win a Newer Technology RoadTrip! FM transmitter, thanks to MacSales.com.

We would love to hear from you. Please send feedback via email to mymacpodcast@gmail.com in either plain text or MP3 feedback!

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PodCast 3-31-05 with Tim and Chad – Episode #15

On March 31, 2005, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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32:18 Minutes 17MB in size

We adjusted our sound levels and EQ settings. We think this sounds much better, but let us know what you think!

This PodCast is sponsored by Small Dog Electronics. Be sure to click this link and visit Small Dog today!

On today’s show, we go over some of the latest content online at MyMac.com, and share our “wish list” for future Apple products. Do you have a program or hardware item you would like Apple to create? If so, let us know and we will share your wish list on a future PodCast.

Also this week, Chris Seibold’s Not Mac News! Yeah, baby!

Drop us feedback, either in text or MP3 sound file to mymacpodcast@gmail.com

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What are these PodCast things?

On January 21, 2005, in Opinion, by Tim Robertson

So you may be asking, what the heck is the deal with these PodCasts you keep seeing here at MyMac.com? Actually, it is a combination of a new and old technology, but for those new to it, this article will act as a sort of primer to get you started.

First, a PodCast is sort of like a radio show in that it is all audio. In our case, as it is with all PodCasts, it is a simple MP3 file you listen to. You can either listen to it online in your web browser, in iTunes, or on an MP3 player, such as an iPod. (Hence the name.)

So how is this any different than any of the MP3 radio shows that have been around for a few years now, you may be asking? First and foremost is the distribution method used. Unlike old MP3 internet radio shows, a new technology was created around a year ago that takes advantage of RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds. As a newbie, you don’t have to worry about any of that sort of thing, though. You only want to know how you can get the PodCasts to your iPod or iTunes, right?

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