I’m back with praise for Katie Floyd’s job hosting the show, and I back up her thoughts on scanning photos after my own experiences with family photos. Don McAllister releases an iPhone version of his ScreenCasts Online Magazine (link to the the iPhone version and iPad version). George from Tulsa is back with a shootout of headphones: Koss KPH13 Over The Head Stereophone, wired Sony DREX12iP, Sony MW600 Hi-Fi Wireless Headset with FM Radio, and Plantronics BackBeat Go2. I give my view of the Roku vs. AppleTV after a few months of usage. Kevin the Connecticut ‘Castaway tells us how he used a Mac and a VM running Ubuntu to root a Droid Bionic so he could get the latest version of Android. In Chit Chat Across the Pond Dave Hamilton of the Mac Geek Gab (macgeekgab.com) and The Mac Observer (macobserver.com) joins us to talk about Microphones.
Katie Floyd sits in for Allison this week and discusses digitizing family memories, Mark writes in with a review of Can I Stream It. , Katie talks about her new keyboard the K760 and in Chit Chat Across the Pond Bart explains the differences in email encryption protocols and how they work.
Katie Floyd is running next week’s show while I take yet another vacation – send her contributions at Katie@macpowerusers.com. Steve and I got Verizon FiOS and Bart helps us configure our network to allow the Airport Extreme to control things instead of the Verizon modem – see the tutorial here. HDA Bob is back with a review of Speedometer. Chris Morrison brings us a dumb tip on how to stitch photos together of a manual. In Chit Chat Across the Pond Donald Burr of Otaku No Podcast teaches us how to build our own Google Reader server – from scratch and for free.
We finally have a storefront to sell Tim Verpoorten’s equipment, so check out macroundtable.com. Then we start by a review by me of the new Leap Motion Controller, and then Ian Douglas reviews the Logitech K750 Wireless Keyboard. Knightwise of knightwise.com joins us with some music solutions for cross platform sliders. We’ll clean our palettes as Donald Burr of Otaku No Podcast is back with his review of the StarTech SuperSpeed USB 3.0 eSATA Hard Drive Docking Station. Mark Pouley of switchermark.com brings us our first Dumb Tip on how to fall asleep to music. In Chit Chat Across the Pond Bart tells us about the incredibly versatile Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 lens he bought, the hot shoe spirit level he bought to prevent distortions, and the plugin PTLens he got for Aperture that helps get rid of keystoning from such a wide angle lens.