PowerPage Podcast Episode 119

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Date: Thursday, December 3rd, 2009, 10:33
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PowerPage Podcast LogoEpisode 119 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (35.9 MB, MP3).

Panel: Jason O’Grady and Rob Parker.

Topics: More tablet rumors, iPhone on VZW/T-Mobile, AT&T exclusivity, Psystar and a mammoth “What’s on your Mac?” Featuring: Jason O’Grady and Rob Parker.

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

  • Data Rescue 3 ($99) – Killer data recovery software from ProSoft Engineering
  • QuickBooks 2010 for Mac ($199) – Defacto standard accounting software (which I reviewed on The Apple Core)
  • 1Password ($39.99) – Must-have password, login, credential keeper
  • Boxcar (free) – iPhone app providing push notifications for Twitter
  • Samson G Track microphone (~$120) – My USB microphone of choice
  • GoodReader ($0.99) – Larger PDF reader for iPhone
  • Documents 2 Go ($9.99) – Edit Word on Excel files on the iPhone

Rob

  • RampChamp (free for a limited time) – Fun skee-ball game for iPhone from Icon Factory
  • Pixelmator ($59.99) – Easy, fast and powerful image editing software
  • Photoshop Lightroom 3 BETA (free in beta) – Digital darkroom software for photographers
  • MotionX Drive GPS ($2.99) – Simply the best GPS navigation app for iPhone
  • aSmartHUD ($0.99) – Digital dashboard app to display a Heads Up Display on your windshield
  • Mi-Fi ($0.99) – App that displays the status of your Mi-Fi’s Internet connection
  • Mini DisplayPort to HDMI dongle ($9.35) – Connect your MBP to anything HDMI
  • HDRtist ($0.99) – Software for creating High Dynamic Range images

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PPUG meets Saturday in Philadelphia

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Date: Friday, November 20th, 2009, 23:17
Category: User Group

http://thescene.s3.amazonaws.com/pics/bar/2/51481/profile/1205061797294_272.jpgThe Philadelphia PowerBook User Group (PPUG) will meet tomorrow Saturday, November 21, 2009 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at the Manayunk Brewing Company along the beautiful Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. We usually have lunch (or a brew) while we talk mobile computing.

I’ll be on hand to give a presentation on the white-hot Droid and Android 2.0 a I’m going to demo a couple of my favorite new DJ apps including GrooveMaker and Touch DJ. Rob Parker, Bob Snow, and David Berg be on hand to talk about Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard), the new MacBooks and all the latest tablet rumors.

If you’re going to be in the Philadelphia area you’re invited to join us for a great meeting, it’s free and you’re invited to bring a guest. Feel free to bring items to sell or swap as well.

Manayunk Brewing Company
4120 Main Street
Philadelphia, PA 19127
215.482.8220

PowerPage Podcast Episode 118

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Date: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009, 21:19
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Episode 118 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (38.3 MB, MP3).

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

Topics: When I’m 64 (GB), Snow Leopard software compatibility, 640GB notebook hard drives, more tablet conspiracies and “What’s on your Mac?”

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

Rob

  • RampChamp (skee-ball game) from Ambrosia Software (iPhone $1.99)
  • SixtyFourSwitcher – free GUI for toggling the 64-bit kernel in Snow Leopard

Tom

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 117

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Date: Thursday, August 20th, 2009, 07:48
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Episode 117 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (27.6 MB, MP3).

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

Topics: Apple’s September 9 event, Snow Leopard and 64-bit, two tablets? fix released for MacBook Pro hard drive issue, GPS iPhone apps and “What’s on your Mac?”

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

  • Camera Genius ($1) – iPhone camera app with zoom, image stabilization, timers with voice.

Rob

Tom

  • Art ($1) – Artist factbook, gallery, and quiz game for the iPhone.

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 116

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Date: Monday, August 17th, 2009, 07:32
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Episode 116 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (27.6 MB, MP3).

Panel: Jason D. O’Grady and Rob Parker..

Topics: Apple testing iPhone MMS in Washington, Apple’s September Keynote, no tablet in 2009?, anti-glare comes back to the MBP15 and “What’s on your Mac?” Featuring: Jason D. O’Grady and Rob Parker.

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

  • MobileMe iDisk (free) – Email links and open files from your iDisk (or other’s public folders)
  • Summizer (free and $3) – Awesome Twitter trend search
  • Road Trip ($5) – killer iPhone fuel economy tracker with import/export features

Rob

  • EveryMac.com – Online guide to every Mac, iPod and Mac clone in the world
  • MacTracker (free) – iPhone app with detailed information on every Mac made
  • Final Cut Studio upgrade ($299) – no likey

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 115

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Date: Friday, July 24th, 2009, 07:50
Category: News

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Episode 115 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (27.6 MB, MP3).

Panel: Jason O’Grady and Rob Parker.

Topics: AAPL Q3’09 earnings, Apple tablet redux, is the App Store busted?, fiery iPods and we wrap it up with “What’s on your Mac?”

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

Rob

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 114

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Date: Thursday, July 9th, 2009, 21:35
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Episode 114 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (36.5 MB, MP3).

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

Topics: Is Mail.app crashy?, the new 3GHz MBP and 8+ hours of battery life, how to “properly” use your MBP battery, the most under-publicized new feature in the iPhone 3GS and we wrap it up with “What’s on your Mac?”

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

  • Tab Mix Plus – Tab Mix Plus enhances Firefox’s tab browsing capabilities. It includes such features as duplicating tabs, controlling tab focus, tab clicking options, undo closed tabs and windows, plus much more. It also includes a full-featured session manager.
  • Splash ID 5.0 for iPhone ($10) and for the desktop ($20)
  • Runcore Pro IV SSD – if your time is valuable, you need one in your ride.

Rob

Tom

  • 1Password Pro for iPhone ($5.99) – Store passwords and serials on your iPhone.

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 113

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Date: Thursday, July 2nd, 2009, 18:09
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Episode 113 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (35.1MB, MP3).

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

Topics: iPhone, 3GS, overheating, shortages, OS 3.1, Firefox 3.5′s hidden trackpad gestures, gdgt.com launch and the re-design of the PowerPage and out transition to WordPress. We wrap it all up with “What’s on your Mac?”

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

Rob

  • Xmarks – Keeps all your bookmarks sync’d
  • iPhone profile to enable tethering (iPhonealley)

Tom

  • SugarSync – Backup data, share files, photos, and music between computers and iPhones (2GB free)

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 112

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Date: Thursday, June 4th, 2009, 12:33
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Episode 112 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (1’02:52, 35MB, MP3). PowerPage Podcast Logo 2008

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

Topics: Chris and company give us a live update from the E3 Expo in Los Angeles, we talk about WWDC 2009 and the imminent arrival of the third-generation iPhone and the latest raft of software updates for iTunes and QuickTime.We wrap it all up with "What’s on your Mac?"

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

  • Tom:

    • Ego by Garret Murray – $1.99 in the App Store

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 111

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