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PowerPage Podcast Episode 111

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Date: Thursday, April 23rd, 2009, 09:18
Category: Podcast

PowerPage Podcast Logo 2008Episode 111 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (1’40:37, 46.81MB, MP3).
Your panel: Jason O’Grady, Rob Parker, Tom Hesser and Chuck Freedman.
Topics include: This week we discuss iPhone OS 3.0 and we play “What’s on your Mac?”
What’s on your Mac?:

  • Jason:

    • TuneUp ($20 1 yr/$30 lifetime) Automatically cleans your mislabeled music.
    • iStubz ($8 for 2″, $9 for 7″) USB to dock connector cables.
  • Tom:

    • Tweetie for Mac (free w/ads or $14.95 for ad-free) Twitter client for Mac OS X.
  • Chuck:

    • CBS Sports Mobile for iPhone (Free) Online sports updates, video highlights (on Wi-Fi), even monitor your personal Fantasy sports’ teams
    • Ripit App ($18.99) Copy nearly all DVDs to .DVDMEDIA files. Then point DVD Player or theater app to .dvdmedia file and Mac plays it just like a DVD inserted in the Mac.

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 109

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Date: Wednesday, March 18th, 2009, 20:32
Category: Podcast

PowerPage Podcast Logo 2008Episode 109 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (1’25:06, 34.4 MB, MP3).
Your panel: Jason O’Grady, Rob Parker, Youngmoo Kim, and Tom Hesser.
Topics include: This week we discuss iPhone OS 3.0 and we play “What’s on your Mac?”
What’s on your Mac?:

  • Tom:

    • Choosy (beta, free) – Allows you to pick which browser your link opens in, not just the default.
  • Jason:

    • TweetDeck_0_24 (free) – Includes the first elements of Facebook integration into TweetDeck.

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 108

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Date: Wednesday, March 11th, 2009, 23:04
Category: Podcast

PowerPage Podcast Logo 2008Episode 108 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (56:23, 22.43 MB, MP3).
Your panel: Jason O’Grady, Rob Parker, Youngmoo Kim, and Tom Hesser.
Topics include: This week we discuss iTunes 8.1, the new iPod shuffle and the recent raft of next-gen iPhone specs and we play “What’s on your Mac?”
What’s on your Mac?:

  • Youngmoo:

    • EasyWiFi AT&T ($3) – Simple connection app to access WiFi hotspots.
  • Tom:

    • Iconic – Creates custom embossed Leopard folders (free)
    • Distant Shore game for iPhone ($0.99)

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 107

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Date: Thursday, March 5th, 2009, 18:48
Category: Podcast

PowerPage Podcast Logo 2008Episode 107 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (1’32:43, 38.3 MB, MP3).
Your panel: Jason O’Grady, Youngmoo Kim, Chuck Freedman and Tom Hesser.
Topics include: This week we discuss the new desktop Macs, AirPort hardware, Kindle on iPhone, Jason’s netbook fetish and we play “What’s on your Mac?”
What’s on your Mac?:

  • Youngmoo:

    • Tom Bihn ID – Shoulder bag for the MacBook Air ($140)
  • Chuck:

    • Youmail.com – Visual voice mail via the Web. (Free or Pro $20/yr)
  • Tom:

    • HyperSpaces – Add custom features like space names to Spaces. ($13)

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 106

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Date: Friday, February 27th, 2009, 00:02
Category: Podcast

PowerPage Podcast Logo 2008Episode 106 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (1’28:39, 35.56 MB, MP3).
Your panel: Jason O’Grady, Rob Parker, Youngmoo Kim and Tom Hesser.
Topics include: This week we have a netbook death match between the Acer Aspire One and the Dell Mini 9 and we discuss the leaked Mac mini video, Safari 4, iTunes Pass, free Omni apps, Apple TV 2.3.1, the MobileMe update and we play “What’s on your Mac?” Featuring: Jason O’Grady, Rob Parker, Youngmoo Kim and Tom Hesser. (2009-022618)
What’s on your Mac?:

  • Rob:

    • TickerMenu ($9) – Stock quotes in your menu bar.
  • Tom:

    • DropBox – Seamlessly sync your files between your computers and the Web.
  • Youngmoo:

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 105

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Date: Wednesday, February 18th, 2009, 23:45
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PowerPage Podcast Logo 2008Episode 105 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (1’14:09, 25.86 MB, AAC).
Your panel: Jason O’Grady, Rob Parker, Youngmoo Kim, Tom Hesser and special guest Travis Yates, developer of A Blackjack Card Counter.
Topics include: We interview Travis Yates, developer of A Blackjack Card Counter and discuss Apple outlawing jailbreaking, Hulu’s fantastic suicide and we play “What’s on your Mac?” Featuring: Jason O’Grady, Rob Parker, Youngmoo Kim and Tom Hesser.
What’s on your Mac?:

  • Youngmoo:

    • MacGourmet – Recipe software for the desktop ($25) and iPhone ($5).
  • Jason:

    • Billings – Time billing and invoicing software – $40

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 104

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Date: Sunday, February 15th, 2009, 20:44
Category: Podcast

PowerPage Podcast Logo 2008Episode 104 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (1’21:48, 28.79 MB, AAC).
Your panel: Jason O’Grady, Rob Parker, Youngmoo Kim and Tom Hesser.
Topics include: 20,000 apps, $99 iPhone (sans 3G and GPS), iPhone v.3 at WWDC, iTunes Replay, Kindle 2, MatteBook Pro, 7200 RPM notebook drive and we play “What’s on your Mac?”
What’s on your Mac?:

  • Tom:

    • Twhirl (free) – Twitter client for Mac OS X.
  • Jason:

    • Tweetdeck (free) – Twitter client for Mac OS X.
    • Xumii (free) – A social address book for iPhone that lets you chat with friends, share photos and get status updates across all your networks (video).

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PowerPage 2009 test post

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Date: Monday, December 29th, 2008, 20:56
Category: Uncategorized
2009 Count Down App Screen Shot

2009 Count Down App Screen Shot

I’m taking a couple of days off pre-Macworld Expo and while chilling down in Florida with my family my wife suggested looking for an iPhone app that played Auld Lang Syne and/or had a New Year’s Eve countdown timer. I find them all rolled into one – for free.

New Year’s Blowout Horn! (iTunes, free) is a fun little iPhone app to help you ring in 2009. It combines a countdown timer (to NYE obviously) and a blow-up noisemaker that you engage by blowing into the iPhone microphone (think Ocarina). It also plays Auld Lange Syne at the stroke of midnight or when you click on the “i” icon.

The perfect combination of silly and free.

Another Bulging MacBook Pro Battery

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Date: Wednesday, September 5th, 2007, 00:27
Category: battery

Here’s another picture of a bulged MacBook Pro battery from PowerPage reader “Abe.”

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I called Apple on Monday and got a replacement with a pre-paid airbill for the return today. Zero problem with them on the phone. Once I told them what had happened he did not even ask any questions. Said a new one is on the way. That makes me think there have been many and that they’d rather keep it quiet. Anyway, these pics on the old and the replacement should give you an idea of how much it expanded. It measures more and a quarter of an inch of expansion right in the middle.

Three more pics after the jump…

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Palm Kills the Foolio

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Date: Tuesday, September 4th, 2007, 22:31
Category: Gadget

Palm Inc. (PALM) said Tuesday it will take a charge of less than US$10 million as it cancels a planned new companion device for its Treo smartphone. Dubbed the Foleo, the sub-notebook-like device was referred to as the Foolio by its critics because it was sort of a smartphone and sort of of a laptop ‚Äî but didn’t really have the functionality of either. (Thanks Vic)

Palm CEO Ed Colligan just posted a message to the company’s official blog stating that they’ve decided to cancel the Foleo mobile companion “in its current configuration” in order to “focus all of our energies on delivering out next generation platform and the first smartphones that will bring this platform to market.” In a way we’re sort of disappointed that we’ll never at least get to play with one and put it through its paces, but it’s definitely the right move — Palm needs to focus on one thing right now, and that’s coming out with a category-killing smartphone.

Engadget :: Palm kills the Foleo dead

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