#381 Time to Upgrade to Mountain Lion, Installer Disk Space, WindowSeat, Mountain Lion Pricing and VMs, Remote Management, Proxy Icons, Name Mangler

We’ve got a couple of updates from last week’s show about VMs in Windows 8 and PDF Toolkit. I answer Dumb Questions from Professor Albert and Rick from Baltimore about Mountain Lion upgrades and Installers that ask for too much disk space. Then Tom Stewart returns with a review of the iOS app WindowSeat. Back to Dumb Question Corner with Michael’s question on Mountain Lion pricing where I discover through researching Apple’s license agreement that we ARE allowed to use Mountain Lion in a Virtual Machine. Then Allister tells us about his adventure to find an easy way to do screen sharing with his mom for tech support (and how he used Clarify to create the documentation in clarify-it.com). In Chit Chat Across the Pond Bart gives us both Security Light and what he’s now calling “Interesting Links”. Then he tells us about the magic of proxy icons – if you don’t know what those are, join the club. Finally he winds us up with a quick review of Name Mangler.

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#380 Mac Computer Expo, Gas Buddy, Backbeat Go Bluetooth Headset, OmniDazzle, Remote Mouse, PDF Toolkit, Windows 8

I’m speaking at the Mac Computer Expo on Saturday October 6th in Petaluma, you should come for only $7! Rod Simmons reviews Gas Buddy from GasBuddy.com, Chris Ashley reviews the Backbeat Go Stereo Bluetooth Headset and Timothy Gregoire tells us about the free app omnigroup.com/products/omnidazzle/ to help viewers track your mouse. I review Remote Mouse for iOS plus Mac or Windows from remotemouse.net or the Mac App Store. PDF Toolkit is a free app in the Mac App Store that helps you assemble and divide PDFs. In Chit Chat Across the Pond Chris Ashley of the SMR Podcast and I talk about Windows 8.

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#379 iRig Mic Cast, Daisy Disk, Trent iCurve, BlackBerry Playbook, Marked and TextWrangler, Backup Photos on iPad, Mountain Lion Voice Dictation, Ubuntu on VirtualBox

We have a review of the iRig Mic Cast from Mike McPeek, Allister Jenks tells us about Daisy Disk to analyze your disk to help you harvest disk space, Steve Davidson explains how the Trent iCurve IMP700 battery charger helped him in Italy. Bob DeGrande takes a controversial view and tells us why he purposely chose a Blackberry Playbook over the Nexus 7 and Caleb Fong explains how he uses Markdown to write html using Marked and Text Wrangler. Ken Wolf joins us to tell us how he uses the iPad to back up his RAW photos while on travel, Jim Sewell teaches us about how to use the built in voice dictation in Mountain Lion, and Knightwise tells us how to install Ubuntu Linux on Oracle’s VirtualBox on our Macs in a virtual machine. Kevin Allder tells us how much the NosillaCastaways mean to him. in Chit Chat Across the Pond Bart walks us through exactly how journalist Mat Honan got badly hacked and what could have happened to prevent it.

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#378 ScreenCastsOnline Monthly Mag, SoundBunny, MacTubes, TunnelBear, Mountain Lion Security

Don McAllister’s Super Secret Project is revealed as the ScreenCastsOnline Monthly Mag for iPad with Don’s videos and reviews and tutorials by notables such as me, an (unfavorable) review of SoundBunny from prosofteng.com, and a very positive review of MacTubes from macapps.sakura.ne.jp. Donald Burr gives us a tutorial on how to install the Youtube5 extension for Safari at dburr.clarify-it.com. How to use TunnelBear from tunnelbear.com to watch the Olympics on the BBC. In Chit Chat Across the Pond, Bart walks us through security considerations in Mountain Lion.

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