Make sure you get to Macworld | iWorld in time to see me do my Tech Talk on Thursday March 27th! And early bird registration ends on 28 February so be sure to sign up early. Interview from New Media Expo with Nataša Dukanović about the .Me domain name. In Dumb Question Corner, Yadiel Sotomayor asks about key modifiers during boot up and I explain each of them as outlined in Apple knowledge base article HT1533 and tell you what problem they solve. In another “Dumb” question, Slau asks if there’s a way he can control a Mac remotely but actually be able to hear the other Mac’s audio, and I found the solution at bionoren.com. I do a review of PortraitPro from portraitprofessional.com which allows you to “improve” portraits like the pros (spoiler, I liked it enough to buy it). In Chit Chat Across the Pond Bart takes us through Taming the Terminal Part 14, where he explains how to create aliases and prompts.
I give my review of the TMAX 9HD Android Tablet from APEX that’s only $100, I explain why we HAD to get a new Airport Extreme…for the children, how to find your family members with Siri. In Taming the Terminal Part 13, Bart unravels the mystery that is the PATH.
More posts coming to podfeet.com, and don’t forget to go to mactopics.de/nosillacast to try to win a copy of Clarify this week. Two new interviews from Streaming Media West. First we talk to Telestream Project Manager Kevin Lauden about Switch, a not-yet-released multimedia player for OSX now that QuickTime is being deprecated, and Episode which is a video transcoder for Mac and Windows. Our second interview is with Ahn Le from Shoelace Wireless where he demonstrates a not-yet-released app that allows you to combine Internet connections to get faster speeds. Two new Clarify tutorials are up on podfeet.com – How to Create Return Address Labels Using Apple Contacts and How to Create To: Labels Using Apple Contacts. In Chit Chat Across the Pond, Bart takes us into Taming the Terminal part 12 – The Environment.
I got to be on MacBreak Weekly #378 – Apple Black List over at twit.tv/mbw. I did some super fun disk speed tests from an external 5400RPM Thunderbolt drive to the PCIe SSD in the new MacBook Pro using Blackmagic Disk Speed Test application from the Mac App Store – here’s a link to the results and here’s the results of the PCIe SSD. Knightwise from the Knightwise Podcast tells us about the Linux Elementary OS as a solution for what to do with a Mac that just won’t die. in Dumb Question Corner Bart asks what are pivot tables are and what problem they solve, and I explain using the free and open source Libre Office instead of Excel. In Chit Chat Across the Pond Bart takes us through Taming the Terminal Part 11 of n – Viewing and Editing Text Files.
In Errata I am successfully corrected by EVERYONE that CrashPlan definitely does let you back up external drives. Then I walk you through why I think you should consider moving your data manually to a new machine instead of using Migration Assistant. I cover how to move missing fonts, how not to move your bookmarks, how to reconnect your CrashPlan backups to your new machine and why you should make sure to find everything in your ~/Library/Application Support folder, and don’t forget to email yourself a copy of your email certificate to keep your signed/encrypted email. In Chit Chat Across the Pond Bart takes us through Taming the Terminal Part 10 of N – mastering the Manual Pages.
Updated info on iThoughtsX from toketaware.com and how you CAN use cloud syncing and you CAN share a license in your house. Awful Apple Genius Bar experience was so bad I wrote to Tim Cook…and got help. Terry Austin, aka twitter.com/ielectrons reviews Pocket Casts from shiftjelly.com. I review the RAVPower Dynamo On-The-Go Power Bank, a 14,000 mAH charger. In Chit Chat Across the Pond Bart takes us through Taming the Terminal Part 9 of n (Controlling Processes).
Steve and I are working with Robert Lachman of the LA Times on a Smartphone Camera Shootout, iOS 7 surprises, and Yadiel Sotomayor tells us about some of the iOS 7 blind accessibility improvements. In Chit Chat Across the Pond Bart takes us through Taming the Terminal Part 8 of n where he explains processes and how to track down the misbehaving ones.
Leon Sargent explains how Tim Verpoorten changed his life and introduced him to a lot of great podcasters, then George from Tulsa tells us about how the Oyen Mini Pro SSD gives new life to an older Mac. Neil Worton brings us his first review about iFlares from the Mac App Store to alert you when Iridium Flares will occur near you. Then Steve Davidson teaches us how to use Terminal aliases instead of TextExpander to type in complicated terminal commands. Steve Sheridan pits his beloved GoPro HERO2 up against the Sony HDR-AS15 Wifi Action Video Camera. Check out his comparison video at youtube.com/watch?v=xiWWRyEw3o4 In Chit Chat Across the Pond Bart takes us through Taming the Terminal – Part 7 of n where we get to manipulate files and folders.
Watch Steve’s videos of Brian Brushwood’s Bizarre Magic from Nerdtacular 13 at youtube.com/user/nosillacast/videos. Eye-Fi Mobi review. Comparison of Collage Image Pro and Diptic to create collages with your Mac. In Chit Chat Across the Pond Bart takes us through Taming the Terminal Part 6 of n.
Steve and I spent the week at Nerdtacular, Kirschen Seah tells us about AppCamp for Girls IndieGoGo Project, Yadiel Sotomayor gives us his first review, this time of the new Macbook Air, and Jim Sewell tells us a great tip about how to combine TextExpander with the Terminal. in Chit Chat Across the Pond Bart takes us into Taming the Terminal, Part 5 of n.