PowerPage Podcast Episode 143 (updated)

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Date: Friday, September 3rd, 2010, 16:11
Category: Podcast

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Episode 143 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (23.4 MB, MP3).

Panel: Jason O’Grady and Rob Parker

Topics: We give our first impressions of the new iPods, Apple TV and iTunes 10 announced at Apple’s September 1 event and we play "What’s on your Mac."

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

  • WD My Passport Essential SE (750GB – $100, 1TB – $118 on Amazon) – Compact and high-capacity external USB hard drive, perfect for backups.
  • Jawbone Icon Bluetooth headset (The Rogue $99) – Hands down the best Bluetooth headset on the market. This version fixes three issues I’ve had with the presious Jawbones: it has an industry-standard microUSB port, an unbreakable earloop and better power and answer buttons.
  • Otterbox cases for the iPhone (Commuter $34.95, Defender $49.95) – The best and most protective cases for the iPhone 4 available in a range of protection.
  • Surf Watch ($9.99, App Store) – Notifies you via push notification when when and wave conditions for your favorite buoys match your ideal surf criteria.

Rob

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Update: Broken Otterbox and Jumsoft links fixed.

PowerPage Podcast Episode 142

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Date: Friday, August 27th, 2010, 19:41
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Episode 142 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (18.5 MB, MP3).

Panel: Jason O’Grady and Rob Parker

Topics: We review the torrent of rumors leading up to Apple’s September 1 event, including: the fourth-generation iPod touch, iOS 4.1, and how a new Apple TV with FaceTime, GameCenter and the App Store could be a huge game changer — and we play “What’s on your Mac.”

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

  • VMWare Fusion 3.1 ($80)– Run Windows on your Mac with great 3D performance.
  • Droid2 ($199 w/contract) – The best Android and Verizon phone out there right now and a worthy challenger to the iPhone.

Rob

  • Apple’s Magic Trackpad ($69) – I’ve replaced my mouse with it and love it.
  • Pro HDR ($1.99) – Excellent HDR photography app for the your iPhone.

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 141

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Date: Thursday, August 12th, 2010, 20:15
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Episode 141 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (23.1 MB, MP3).

Panel: Jason O’Grady and Rob Parker

Topics: A metric ton of new Apple hardware rumors: iPod touch, iPad mini, CDMA iPhone, iTV and we play “What’s on your Mac.”

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

Rob

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 140

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Date: Wednesday, August 4th, 2010, 20:41
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Episode 140 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (19.4 MB, MP3).

Panel: Jason O’Grady and Rob Parker

Topics: iPhone 4 jailbreak and unlocked this week, PPUG wrap-up, 1Password gets Dropbox support, Pastebot’s multitasking workaround and we play “What’s on your Mac.”

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

Rob

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Appearance: PPUG meets tomorrow in Philadelphia

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Date: Friday, July 30th, 2010, 07:46
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http://thescene.s3.amazonaws.com/pics/bar/2/51481/profile/1205061797294_272.jpgThe Philadelphia PowerBook User Group (PPUG) meets tomorrow, Saturday, July 31, 2010 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at the Manayunk Brewing Company along the beautiful Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, PA.

I’ll be on had with Rob Parker, Bob Snow and Youngmoo Kim to talk about the iPhone 4, iOS 4.0.1, Antennagate, the new Magic Trackpad and the best of the App Store.

We’ll also discuss the newly minted Philadelphia Apple Store which opens today at 5pm at 1607 Walnut Street as well as what Apple has up its sleeve for mobile technologists in the second half of the year.

As always, bring and demo your new gadgets and software and feel free to bring items to sell or swap as well. We will also have a Q&A session.

Please join us for lunch (or a brew) while we talk mobile computing. It’s a great meeting that’s free and open to you and your guests.

Manayunk Brewing Company
4120 Main Street
Philadelphia, PA 19127
215.482.8220

PowerPage Podcast Episode 139

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Date: Wednesday, July 7th, 2010, 19:34
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Episode 139 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (29.2 MB, MP3).

Panel: Jason O’Grady and Rob Parker

Topics: Will you jailbreak your iPhone 4? Rob’s i4 gets replaced for broken glass, the infamous proximity sensor bug, MobileMe calendar beta and updated iDisk app and we play “What’s on your Mac.”

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

  • iWrap – ($20) Protective screen film for the iPhone 4
  • Light-O-Matic – ($0.99, App Store) Flashlight app the uses the LED in the iPhone 4
  • Rogue Amoeba’s Audio Hijack Pro ($32) – Record any audio with your Mac. Used exclusively on the PowerPage Podcast!

Rob

  • Apple’s iPhone Tips website – collection of tips for using the iPhone 4 and iOS 4
  • Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage ($12.99, iTunes Store) – Documentary about one of Rob’s and my favorite rock band
  • also, DO NOT download the SiriusXM app for the iPhone – it’s horrifically bad

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 138

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Date: Friday, July 2nd, 2010, 10:51
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Episode 138 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (29.4 MB, MP3).

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

Topics: We discuss the raft of iPhone 4 problems: dropped calls, signal loss, issues with the proximity sensor, ringtones, broken glass and we play “What’s on your Mac.”

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

  • QuickOffice Connect Mobile (App Store, $9.99) – Finally a full-featured office suite for the iPad. Excellent.
  • Eliminate:GunRange (App Store, $0.99) – My new favorite game shows off the iPhone 4′s amazing gyroscope.
  • Reeder for iPad (App Store, $4.99) – I conquer with Tom’s previous selection of this excellent RSS client for iPad.
  • Geo-Walk 3D World Factbook (App Store, $0.99) – Fun and educational encyclopedia of facts.
  • BMX Street Stunts 3D (App Store, $4.99) – Fun game for BMX street and ramp tricks. Can’t wait for the new controls.
  • Rogue Amoeba’s Audio Hijack Pro ($32) – Used weekly in the production of this podcast and we love it!

Rob

  • Motion X GPS Drive – (iPhone, $0.99 – iPad, $2.99) – Killer navigation apps for iPhone and iPad.
  • Gelaskins – Excellent graphical films for the iPhone and iPad.

Tom

  • G4 app for iPhone (App Store, free) – Video and News from G4 network [too bad no iPad version]
  • Any app that gets upgraded for multitasking

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 137

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Date: Thursday, June 17th, 2010, 20:52
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PowerPage Podcast LogoEpisode 137 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (40.9 MB, MP3).

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

Topics: This week we discuss the AT&T’s iPhone 4 pre-order meltdown, Mac mini unibody refresh, Mac OS 10.6.4, we dip into the PowerPage mailbag and play “What’s on your Mac.”

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

  • Pulse News Reader ($3.99, iTunes) – Killer, visual RSS reader for iPad featured by Steve Jobs at WWDC.

Rob

  • Camera+ for iPhone ($2.99, iTunes) – Enhance your images, add effects, crop and share.

Tom

  • Reeder for iPad ($4.99, iTunes) – Google Reader/RSS client – awesome iPaddy interface like pinch to view articles (like Photos).

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 136

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Date: Monday, June 7th, 2010, 16:51
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PowerPage Podcast LogoEpisode 136 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (17.8 MB, MP3).

Panel: Jason O’Grady and Rob Parker

Topics: This week we discuss Steve Jobs’ keynote address at Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco. We took a break from our normal Wednesday podcast this week to analyze WWDC’s announcements including iPhone 4 and iOS 4 (formerly iPhone OS).

PowerPage Podcast Episode 135

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Date: Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010, 20:09
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Episode 135 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (34.4 MB, MP3). This week we went with MP3 encoding because the podcast was too long to keep under the 20GB cap for OTA downloading on the iPad/iPod/iPhone.

Panel: Jason O’Grady and Rob Parker

Topics: This week we discuss AT&T’s sweeping changes to its data plans, Steve Jobs’ interview at D8, Jason’s Evo 4G and we play “What’s on your Mac.”

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

  • Diner Dash: Grilling Green ($4.99, iTunes) – Seat and serve customers in this waitress sim designed for the iPad
  • Putt Putt Golf HD ($6.99, iTunes) – Excellent mini golf sim for iPad with 90 challenging holes and multiple angles
  • How to Destroy Angels (free) – 6 song EP from Trent Reznor

Rob

  • Shanghai Mahjong for iPhone ($0.99, iTunes) –  Beautiful Mahjong game for the iPad and iPhone
  • Video Genius (free, iTunes) –  Record video on your first generation and 3G iPhone

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