Allister and Bart to take over the reigns in two weeks – send them your audio submissions: Bart at email@example.com and Allister at firstname.lastname@example.org. My iPad Mini thoughts including my iPad Mini vs. Nexus 7 Screensize Proof where I prove how a 7.9 inch screen can be 60% bigger than a 7 inch screen. Ian Douglas brings us a review of CoRD, an open source remote desktop application from cord.sf.net. In Dumb Question Corner Professor Albert asks how to find things on his Mac and I give him some Spotlight search tricks to help him out. In Chit Chat Across the Pond Bart teaches us about the Color brick in Aperture, including how and when to use it. He also introduces the new NosillaCast Flickr group at flickr.com/groups/nosillacastaways. Check the shownotes for instructions and guidelines of how we want to use it.
Outline of the talks I’m doing for Mac Mania along with a revised schedule for the shows and guest hosts – who will need your recordings! Knightwise from knightwise.com sends us a recording about the differences in warrantees in the EU from the US. Two interviews form the Mac Computer Expo – Boinx iStop Motion for iPad from boinx.com and Dolly Drive for online backup from dollydrive.com. Kevin 2.0 brings us a review of LoseIt! from loseit.com and the iPhone app from iTunes Store for iOS to help you lose weight. In Chit Chat Across the Pond we’re joined by Bert Monroy from bertmonroy.com who paints with light.
I got to be on MacBreak Weekly #320 so I walk through how the process worked to get prepared and be on the show. Knightwise from knightwise.com adds to Bart’s suggestions on how to optimize your RSS reading experience. Todd McCann calls in with a Dumb Question about why we care about faster speeds with 802.11N if our service providers are already giving us speeds slower than G. Kevin from Connecticut sends in his first submission to the show, telling us a really interesting story about the life of his 3 year old Macbook, how Apple treated him when things went wrong, and provides some valuable advice on how to present your case. In Chit Chat Across the Pond Bart explains what NFC is, what it means to us, and addresses some security issues. He also gives us some quick tips on how to take great Autumn photos.
This week Steve and I were at the Mac Computer Expo in Petaluma and I regale you with tales of those adventures. I was on the keynote panel “Women in Tech”, I did my Blindfolded! presentation, and we had great fun going on a tour of the TWiT Brickhouse, wine tasting and more. Watch for MacBreak Weekly this week – I’m going to be on it! Kirschen tells us about Ada Lovelace Day 2012 on October 16, learn about it at findingada.com. In Dumb Question Corner we have an anonymous question about how to make the leap from a 5 year old flip phone to smart phone without looking like an idiot. In Chit Chat Across the Pond Bart tells us how much fun he’s having with his circular polarizing filter, which we explained back in show #373. Then he walks us through his workflow and apps he uses on the Mac and iOS for reading RSS feeds.