#128 New sound, Paintbrush, TuxPaint, Bloxorz, ZIPskinny, RDC

New sound using the Mackie DFX-6 Mixer and the Heil PR-20 Microphone. Annoying Leopard printer issue resolved, iPhone vs. iBook, homework assignment to find someone in Montana and Vermont to listen to the podcast. Paint programs for the Mac to help windows switchers: Paintbrush from paintbrush.sourceforge.net and TuxPaint from tuxpaint.org. Honda Bob’s site gets a facelift at hdabob.com. Time wasters: game Bloxorz at albinoblacksheep.com and Zip code demographics switch at zipskinny.com. Connect to Windows XP Pro machines using the free Remote Desktop Connection from Microsoft. One Laptop Per Child update to get WPA working on it using the OLPC wiki at wiki.laptop.org and our OLPC video is featured on Viddler at blog.viddler.com/cdevroe/olpc-review

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#127 XO Laptop (One Laptop Per Child), GarageBand ringtones, Web-based Mactracker, Anxient, ImageWell

Review of the XO Laptop, otherwise known as the OLPC from One Laptop Per Child at laptop.org. Garageband lets you create custom ringtones for free, Google maps improved, MacTracker for the iPhone and iPod Touch at iphone.mactracker.ca. In Chit Chat Across the Pond with Bart Busschots of bartbusschots.ie we talk about Anxiety App from anxietyapp.com, and ImageWell from xtralean.com. We also talk about how we both improved our blogs to be iPhone and iPod Touch friendly with the theme and plugin for WordPress from iwphone.contentrobot.com.

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#126 Soundsoap, laptop review, DigitalColor Meter, Time Machine, arRsync

Last week’s disastrous sound problems explained (SoundSoap plugin to WireTap Studio was the culprit, Connors points out NosillaCast is moving up in iTunes and tells us about DigitalColor Meter. A more thorough review of the Compaq 6820s laptop with some surprises, Robert waxes his car, inexpensive cable source at monoprice.com. In Chit Chat Across the Pond Bart and I discuss the merits and demerits of Time Machine as well as alternative backup solutions like arRsync from arrsync.sourceforge.net and how my father-in-law should best synchronize a single file between two Macs (hint, DON’T sync!)

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Audio Repaired on Episode #125

You may have noticed some NASTY distortion in the file I posted on Sunday night. The guys over at Ambrosia Software – Michael, Andrew and Dominic were great – they worked with me late Friday night and again today trying to figure out what the heck was wrong. That kind of service shouldn’t ever be taken for granted.

The culprit appears to be the way BIAS Soundsoap was treating the file when exporting from Wiretap Studio. We’re still tracking down exactly where the issue is, but in the mean time the audio posted on episode 125 below is now a better version. The hiss I was trying to remove with SoundSoap is gone, but at least you can understand me!

Thanks to both Len, Lynn and Daniel for pointing it out to me. Hope everyone else downloads today onwards, the feed should be carrying the right one for those who haven’t downloaded yet!

#125 Phishing, Together, Bento redux, MPAA takedown

Allison’s published in iProng Magazine at iprongmagazine.com, Jimi Lee from Radio Chatanooga at indieradiochattanooga.com explains one reason Google Docs are good, Phishing scam using Hallmark eCards, new anime podcast by my friend Donald called Otaku no Podcast at otakunopodcast.com. A review of Together from reinventedsoftware.com along with an interview of the developer, Steve Harris. Listener Tim gives us his view of Bento from Apple and Filemaker along with answers to some of Ron’s questions from last week. In Chit Chat Across the Pond with Bart Busschots we clarify the Quicktime vulnerability, talk about how the the MPAA site has a takedown notice, and Bart’s new laser printer and a new headset.

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#124 Lingon, Mac Google Desktop, Bento, QT vulnerability, Auto Gain Control in Skype

Allison gets a Vista laptop at work, Allison co-hosts The MacCore Podcast, PubSubAgent resolved for now, Lingon from lingon.sourceforge.net for messing with your daemons, RemoteBuddy from iospirit.com is too hard to use. Why Google Docs are lame, why Google cool with Picasa Web Album uploader from picasa.google.com finally works with iPhoto ’08 and Google Desktop for Mac from desktop.google.com/mac. Bento (apple.com) review from Ron. Chit Chat Across the Pond with Bart Busschots covers a vulnerability in Quicktime, go to Bart’s Blog to download the preference pane to fix it. Turn off Auto Gain Control in Skype with the hack at jkontherun.blogs.com.

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