PowerPage Podcast Episode 153 – The iPad 2 arrives, sort of

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Date: Sunday, March 20th, 2011, 20:44
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PowerPage Podcast 2011

Episode 153 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (37.4 MB, MP3).

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

Topics:
The first wave of iPad 2s arrive begin to trickle out, iOS 4.3 and personal hotspot, Rob’s new ThunderBook and we play “What’s on your Mac?”

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

  • djay for iPhone and iPod touch ($9.99, App Store) – My favorite iPad DJ app comes to the small screen. Great for practicing when my iPad isn’t around.

  • My Zeo ($199) – This personal sleep coach helps you analyze your sleep patterns by tracking your brain waves with a lightweight headband while you sleep. I definitely sleep better since using it.

Rob

Tom

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 152 – iPad 2 launch day

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Date: Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011, 22:25
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PowerPage Podcast 2011

Episode 152 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (29.3 MB, MP3).

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

Topics:
This week we discuss today’s Apple’s iPad 2 event and where it places Apple in the tablet continuum. We also riff on iOS 4.3 and pick our favorite gear in “What’s on your Mac?”

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

  • HyperMac Micro ($69) – 3600 mAh battery for charging your igear. It’s a must-have item in my gear bag
  • Mixxx (free, Mac App Store) – Free and fun DJ software with automatic beat matching

Rob

Tom

  • Printopia ($9.95) Print from your iOS device as a file on your Mac, or directly to your Dropbox folder.

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 151 – Same dog food, reheated

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Date: Sunday, February 27th, 2011, 21:01
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PowerPage Podcast 2011Episode 151 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (44.1 MB, MP3).

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

Topics:
This week we discuss the new 2011 MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt, quad-core Sandy Bridge processor (but in the same recycled “unibody” design), Apple’s iPad 2 event on March 2, the Mac OS 10.7 “Lion” developer preview and we play “What’s on your Mac?”

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

Rob

  • Al Jazeera English Live for iPhone/iPad (Free, App Store) – Watch live news from the Middle East and the world.
  • TotalFinder for Mac ($15) – Finder enhancement that includes tabbed finder windows (which Tom and I second).

Tom

  • FaceTime for Mac OS X ($0.99, Mac App Store) – Now out of beta and works great with the new FaceTime HD camera in the new MacBook Pro.

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 150 – Steve on leave and Hello Verizon

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Date: Thursday, January 20th, 2011, 16:20
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PowerPage Podcast 2011

Episode 150 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (33.8 MB, MP3).

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

Topics: In this episode Tom Hesser makes a surprise guest appearance for our 150th episode. On it, Rob, Tom and I discuss Steve Jobs taking his third medical leave, the imminent launch of the vaunted Verizon iPhone and we play “What’s on your Mac?”

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

  • Linksys E4200 Dual-N Router ($179) – Screaming-fast wireless access point with 300 + 450 Mbps wireless transfer rates, 3×3 MIMO antenna array, USB storage and four Gigabit Ethernet ports. It beats the pants off the Airport Extreme (I’m just sayin!)
  • MarsEdit 3 ($40) – The best way to write, preview, and publish your blog.
  • SnapTranslate Premium - $25 translation app for iOS. Take a picture of any text and it’s translated instantly.

Rob

Tom

  • Infinity Blade ($5.99) – Sword fighting action game with console-quality graphics (and IGN iPhone game of the year)
  • PhoneView ($19.95) – Software to access all the data on your iPod or iPad (I’ll second Tom’s pick, it’s fantastic)

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 149 – VeriPhone and iOS 4.3b1

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Date: Wednesday, January 12th, 2011, 22:09
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Episode 149 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (23.8 MB, MP3).

Panel: Jason O’Grady and Rob Parker

Topics:
In this episode Rob and I discuss the new VeriPhone (a.k.a. the Verizon iPhone) and we analyze its pros and cons and debate the role of its new Personal Hotspot feature in the iPhone ecosphere (and whether AT&T will adopt it.) We also take a first look at iOS 4.3 beta 1 which was just seeded to developers. And we wrap it all up with a healthy serving of “What’s on your Mac.”

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

  • Waterfield Muzetto bag for MacBook Air ($219 and up) – This vertical, leather man bag is my hands-down favorite bag for the MacBook Air 11. It’s beautiful yet professional-looking and Waterfield can’t keep them in stock. Order yours with the vertical sleevecase with leather trim (+$47) now and you might get it in February.
  • RapidWeaver ($40, Mac App Store) – Ridiculously easy way to create websites on your Mac. Very Mac-like and includes some nice templates.
  • Angry Birds plus toys – ($9-$29 from ToyWiz) – You got a problem with that?

Rob

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 148 – Mac App Store

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Date: Monday, January 10th, 2011, 22:29
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Episode 148 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (22.4 MB, MP3).

Panel: Jason O’Grady and Rob Parker

Topics:
In this episode Rob and I discuss Apple’s brand-new Mac App Store, which launched on January 6 — and was cracked on the same day. We discuss its 10.6.6 requirement, the combo updater and some of our picks from the first 24 hours of the Mac App Store being open. Oh, and we play “What’s on your Mac.”

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

  • Alfred (free, Mac App Store) – Launcher for OS X that replaced QuickSilver and LaunchBar
  • Alfred Powerpack (~$19) – Extra features built on top of Alfred (file system navigation, result actions, etc.)
  • Caffeine (free, Mac App Store) – Tiny menu bar item to prevent your Mac from automatically going to sleep
  • AirFoil 4 ($25) – The premier tool for streaming audio around the house

Rob

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 147 – Found My iPhone!

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Date: Tuesday, December 21st, 2010, 20:49
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Episode 147 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (29.9 MB, MP3).

Panel: Jason O’Grady and Rob Parker

Topics:
How I lost (and recovered) my iPhone 4 in Orlando, the repercussions from the Gawker Media data breach and we play “What’s on your Mac.”

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

Rob

  • TuneIn Radio ($0.99) – App to listen to and record over 40,000 radio stations.

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 146

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Date: Thursday, December 2nd, 2010, 22:29
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Episode 146 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (25.5 MB, MP3).

Panel: Jason O’Grady and Rob Parker

Topics:
LTE for iPhone, Retina Display for iPad, Apple POS and we play “What’s on your Mac.”

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

  • Kiwi 2 (free or $10 without ads) – Sweet new Twitter client for Mac OS X.
  • Knox ($35) – Simple and secure encryption.
  • BlogPress ($2.99) – Fast and easy to use, blogging app that highly intergraded with your favorite social networks:

Rob

  • 1Password ($40) – Now works with Google Chrome (and Windows).
  • TikTok ($25) and LunaTik ($50) – Multi-Touch watch conversation kits for the 6th-gen iPod nano.
  • Om Nom? – Handy pocket reference to look up what foods are safe for your dog to eat.

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 145

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Date: Sunday, November 21st, 2010, 20:33
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Episode 145 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (28.3 MB, MP3).

Panel: Jason O’Grady and Rob Parker

Topics: Mac OS isn’t dead, white iPhone parts, $100 off iPad on Black Friday, AT&T Microcell, Twitter 3.2.1 for iPhone and we play “What’s on your Mac.”

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

  • Twitter 3.2.1 (free) – My favorite Twitter app gets push notifications
  • AT&T Microcell ($150) – AT&T coverage extender/signal booster

Rob

  • LVRUSA (free) – App for iPhone/iPad with PDF manuals for nearly all pro and pro-sumer video cameras (including DSLRs)

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 144

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Date: Friday, November 12th, 2010, 08:07
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Episode 144 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (28.3 MB, MP3).

Panel: Jason O’Grady and Rob Parker

Topics: Mac OS 10.6.5, iOS 4.2, AirPrint, AirPlay, the 2010 MacBook Air and we play “What’s on your Mac.”

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

  • BeeJiveIM ($10) – Killer always-on, desktop-like, multi-protocol instant messaging app.
  • Grocery Gadgets ($5) – Serious grocery shopping app with family syncing and a web portal.
  • MacAlly BookStand ($24) – Gorgeous and thin microfiber cover for iPad. Go for grey.
  • Griffin Reveal Etch ($30) – Ultra-thin protective case for iPhone 4 with (faux!) carbon fiber.

Rob

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