PowerPage Podcast Episode 121

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Date: Thursday, December 17th, 2009, 10:09
Category: Podcast

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Episode 121 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (30.5 MB, MP3).

Panel: Jason O’Grady, Rob Parker and Tom Hesser

Topics: The resurgence of Web apps, Psystar is toast, Operation Chokehold and AT&T data caps, how Facebook sold you out, Smartphones to outsell notebooks in 2010 and we play “What’s on your Mac?”

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

  • Spirited Away (free) – OS X menu bar item that hides background applications automatically
  • Isolator (free) – a small menu bar application for OS X that blacks out everything but the foreground application
  • Podium by Pivotal ($29) – the ultimate desktop iPhone stand
  • Labyrinth 2 ($4.99) – successor to the popular iPhone game

Rob

Tom

  • Pastebot ($1.99) – iPhone clipboard management app

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Elgato Releases EyeTV 3.3 Update

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Date: Thursday, December 17th, 2009, 06:47
Category: Software

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On Wednesday, Elgato Systems released version 3.3 of its EyeTV software application, which finds and tracks all television programming you want to see and allows users to pause live television and save content to file.

The new version, which can be found here (and can also be found through EyeTV 3.0′s update feature), adds the following fixes and features:

- Improved general performance and stability.
- Improved scrolling in the Overlay menus.
- Fixed an issue where multiple tuners could not be accessed in the Overlay menu.
- Improved channel name detection and EPG for some Clear QAM cable systems. NOTE: To take advantage of this feature, EyeTV needs to do another Auto-Tune.
- Improved Digital Audio sound output for better compatibility with certain brands of home theater receivers.
- Improved support for EyeTV when running under Standard Accounts.
- Improved EyeTV’s automatic update process.
- Resolved issues with H.264 broadcasts in Denmark.
- Fixed issues with the new Silver Apple Remote under Mac OS 10.6.2.
- Improved Support for Rogue Amoeba Airfoil and Apple Airport Express: EyeTV and Airfoil now work together to keep the video picture in sync with the sound at all times. Find out more about Airfoil here: http://www.rogueamoeba.com/airfoil/mac/
- Editing recordings now works when archive is on volume with FAT 32 file system.
- Improved user interface for CAM modules.
- Resolved issues reindexing recordings.
- Improved support for case sensitive file systems.
- Miscellaneous Improvements to XMLTV.
- EPG updates when Parental Controls enabled now fail with an explanation in the guide preferences.
- Resolved a hang on single processor Macs when doing a digital auto-tune with certain hardware.
- Improved CAM support for EyeTV Sat.
- Fixed support for newer Cinergy T XXS hardware revisions.
- Updated firmware for DTT Deluxe 2009 to improve reliability.
- Added PAL 60 Hz support for the 2008 EyeTV DVB-T/C Hybrid.
- Fixed support for SECAM D/K in Russia for the 2008 EyeTV DVB-T/C Hybrid.

EyeTV 3.3 requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later to install and run. The program retails for US$79.95.

Apple Releases Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 2.7

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Date: Thursday, December 17th, 2009, 06:13
Category: Software

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Late Wednesday, Apple posted its Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 2.7, an update designed to extend RAW image compatibility for the Aperture 2, iPhoto ’08 and iPhoto ’09 applications.

The update adds support for the following cameras:
- Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
- Canon EOS 7D
- Canon PowerShot G11
- Nikon D3S
- Nikon D300S
- Nikon D3000.

At the time this story was posted, the update was accessible via the Software Update in Mac OS X, but was not listed on Apple’s Support Downloads page.

The update requires Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later to install and run.