#372 Microsoft Surface Tablets, is Apple a Meanie, CompanionLink Software, Why is the Mac Pro Still Important

Bart’s newly revamped scripts to watermark images are now available at bartb.ie under the FreeBSD license, my thoughts on the two new Microsoft Surface tablets. In Dumb Question Corner, Alison from Scotland asks whether Apple is just being a big meanie discontinuing support for some older devices. Honda Bob comes back for a cameo appearance to talk about solving a Windows to iOS syncing problem with CompanionLink software. In Chit Chat Across the Pond Tim Verpoorten of surfbits.com gets back to his microphone to talk about why the MacPro is still important.

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#371 Verizon Mifi Jetpack 4G, Cobooks, Flame Virus for Windows, Image Watermarking

Bart answers Steve’s question about why the cosmos forms in a disk before spinning. I review Verizon’s latest Mifi offering, the new Jetpack 4G. I review the Address book alternative Cobooks from cobookapp.com. In Security Lite Bart explains the importance of the Flame virus, and then in Chit Chat Across the Pond he talks through the thought process you might want to consider in whether or not to watermark your images before posting on line and how he goes about doing it. Mark Pouley and Allister Jenks both recommend the donationware plugin BorderFX iborderfx.com, or you can check out Bart’s AppleScripts for watermarking at bartb.ie.

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#370 USBmate, Moon Orbital Plane, Mountain Lion Compatibility Tracking, Mac Observer

Closure on the Bluetooth driver issue with Windows 7 and the Logitech Mini Boombox, George from Tulsa describes a near miss when he almost met tragedy using USBmate. In Dumb Question Corner we have two questions. First Professor Albert asks how to disable two fingered swipe to change pages, and then Steve answers Allister Jenks question where he asks what the orbital plane is of the moon and at what does it orbit? Jane from Perth (aka @jane73) joins us after a 3 year hiatus to teach us a great way to track whether the apps we care about will be Mountain Lion compatible using Numbers checklists, including a Clarify Tutorial! In Chit Chat Across the Pond Jeff Gamet, Managing Editor of The Mac Observer joins us to talk about how they do research, what it means to be an editor at TMO, how they do research and decide who writes what articles. He gives us a little bit of insight into how the whole live blogging thing works.

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#369 Linux on PowerPC, GPS on iPhone, Logitech Mini Boombox, Jawbone Jambox, Save As

Knightwise from knightwise.com teases us about how to run Linux on a PowerPC Mac, in Dumb Question Corner John Haller asks how to turn off GPS on his iPhone to save the battery. Review of the Logitech Mini Boombox and a compare to the Jawbone Jambox including an audio demonstration by Steve. In Chit Chat Across the Pond Mike Potter of For Mac Eyes Only joins Bart and me to discuss the loss of Save As in Lion.

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