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Help I Got A Mac PodcastThe Help I Got A Mac podcast was originally launched after I, Cliff Ravenscraft, purchased my very first Apple/Mac computer. I recall my initial excitement about owning a Mac wearing off after about two weeks. I had become quite frustrated with how the Mac OS differed from the Windows OS. I needed help and that’s why I launched this show and titled it, “Help I Got A Mac!”

In the Fall of 2007, I met Chris Beiting, a former Apple Store Genius who came to my rescue with a willingness to answer any and all my Mac related questions. I invited him to join me me on a weekly basis and we have now provided more than 100 hours of content devoted to helping the brand new Mac Switcher and discussing all things Apple, including Macs, iPhones, iPods, iPads, and iEverything Else.

In September 2011, Chris was preparing to become a father for the very first time. After 179 episodes, we made the difficult decision to stop the weekly production of this show.

Here’s the deal, Chris and I may randomly produce and episode here and there to discuss major Apple related announcements. It is for this reason that I will leave the subscription links below. I will do my best to also promote these random episodes through the social networks and on our mailing list.

If you like this show, you may also like the Podcast Answer Man, Social Media Serenity, and Business Tech Weekly podcasts. Of course we invite you to please check out the complete list of our podcasts.

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180 Help I Got A Mac – The Final Epsode

by Cliff Ravenscraft on March 1, 2012

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Well my friends, all great things must come to an end and Chris and I bring you this final episode of Help I Got A Mac.
If you have not yet heard about why this and several other shows have been canceled, please listen to episode 242 of Podcast Answer Man which will explain everything in detail.
Link to that episode:
http://podcastanswerman.com/242/
In this final episode of Help I Got A Back, Chris and I discuss the following:

– Chris dumps his iPhone 4s for an android phone.
– Are we looking forward to iPad 3?
– Anything new on Apple TV?
– Mountain Lion
– Steve Jobs Biography
– Inside Apple Book
– Fox Report on Nightline
– iPhone 5 coming this year?
– Tim Cook as CEO
– iTextBooks

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179 Help I Got A Mac – Stay Hungry Stay Foolish

by Cliff Ravenscraft on October 6, 2011

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In this episode of Help I Got A Mac, Chris and I open and close the show with the recorded words of Steve Jobs who has died at the age of 56.

Steve has had a tremendous positive impact on the world and in our lives personally. We will remember him and miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
In the episode, we also gave our thoughts on the recent Apple announcement which unveiled the new iPhone 4S. Please listen to learn why Chris is considering going Android and why I am almost certainly going to hold onto my iPhone 4 until the iPhone 5 comes out.

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In this episode of Help I Got A Mac, Chris and I talk about our reactions to the announcement that Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO of Apple, as well as how we felt about the media coverage related to this news story.

Most of the episode is totally geek love for Apple and why we are such Apple Fan Boys! It’s hard to believe that I have gone from being an Apple Hater to Apple Fan Boy in what seems to be such a short period of time.

We also talk about the news that HP, the largest PC manufacturer in the world, may be stepping out of the PC making business.

We wrapped up the episode with some pretty sad news of our own. We are currently removing this podcast from our weekly production schedule. Chris’ schedule has been quite hectic these past few weeks/months and Baby Beiting is due in just two weeks. Chris has requested some time off to adjust to life with the new arrival to his family.

This IS NOT the end of Help I Got A Mac. Chris and I will be back to cover any major Apple news items, such as new product announcements, Keynotes, etc. If you enjoy Help I Got A Mac, we strongly encourage you to stay subscribed as we will have some random episodes here and there and Chris says that he does expect to come back to the show on a weekly basis when he feels like he has adjusted to the changes that are about to come his way.

We’ll be back soon! Until then, please check out our other podcasts here at http://gspn.tv/shows.

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177 Help I Got A Mac – Lion Is Buggy But Lovable

by Cliff Ravenscraft on August 18, 2011

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In this episode of Help I Got A Mac, Cliff and Chris discuss the following:

  • Cliff upgrades to Lion and looses two hours of work.
  • Mac 10.7.1 is out, but doesn’t address what caused Cliff’s issues.
  • iPhone 5 Rumor of Pre-Orders for iPhone 5 to open September 30th.
  • Google buys Motorola Mobility – http://goo.gl/0I6ZM
  • Best Buy Hates The HP Touchpad.
  • Old Macbooks Die Hard.
  • Feedback on Windows Machine Installations.
  • Advice on MacBook Pro 13″ v/s 15″ for business.

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176 Help I Got A Mac – Tweak Your Lion

by Cliff Ravenscraft on August 11, 2011

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In this episode of Help I Got A Mac, Cliff and Chris discuss the following:

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In this episode, Cliff and Chris discuss the following:

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In this episode, Cliff and Chris discuss the following:

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In this episode, Cliff and Chris discuss the following:

  • Lion is out – Chris’ impressions
  • New MacBook Airs
  • New Mac Minis
  • RIP MacBook
  • Apple Has BILLIONS & Stock Price Record!
  • All Chris’ new toys!
  • ScreenFlow 3 is coming!
  • Burning Lion Install To Flash Drive – http://l.gspn.tv/paTW9O

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172 Help I Got A Mac – Spotify Replaces iTunes

by Cliff Ravenscraft on July 14, 2011

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In this episode we cover the following topics:

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In this week’s episode, I fly solo once again. However, it is TOTALLY MY FAULT. I actually deleted the original recording of the podcast that I did with my co-host, Chris Beiting, when I formatted my SD card without first transferring the file to my computer.

I did my best to recreate as much of the content that was originally shared, as possible.

This episode touches on the following:

  • Lion Gold Master is released to developers – http://goo.gl/giQNV
  • Will Your Apps Work WIth Lion? – http://goo.gl/gqNt9
  • New Skype for Mac update – http://goo.gl/wZg1c
  • John says that there will be TextExpander like Shortcuts in iOS5
  • Crissy from Long Island says that she likes the ByLine app for rss reading.
  • Murray was upset to learn that he could not renew his Apple Care.
  • My experience with the Apple Store repair on my computer.
  • Creating a boot disc copy of my drive with SuperDumer for backup?
  • Daniel’s concern about iCloud and multiple Apple ID’s

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170 Help I Got A Mac – No Audio From My iMac

by Cliff Ravenscraft on June 16, 2011

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In this episode, Cliff and Chris talk about the following:

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In this episode of Help I Got A Mac, Cliff and Chris discuss the following:

  • OSX Lion
  • Persistnt Saving
  • Document Versions
  • OS update via Mac App Store
  • $29.99 upgrade covers all your computers
  • iOS 5
  • New Notifcations on the iPhone
  • Wireless syncing
  • Delta Updates
  • Automatic downloads
  • New camera functionality
  • PhotoStream
  • iMessages
  • iCloud
  • And so much more!

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In this episode of Help I Got A Mac, Cliff and Chris discuss the following:

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In this episode of Help I Got A Mac, I discussed the following:

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In this episode of Help I Got A Mac, Chris and I discuss the following:

  • New iMacs are released: http://goo.gl/lxN1
  • Microsoft’s Quarterly Profit Falls Below Apple’s for First Time in 20 Years
  • iOS 4.3.3 update released today: http://goo.gl/z7dCa
  • Game – Order And Chaos $6.99 – 99 cents a month or six months for $3
  • ClooudApp – http://getcloudapp.com
  • The Daily – Lost 10 Million!!!!

Also, in this episode, we talk about the first real Mac malware attack in the wild. Here are some steps that you may want to consider:

1. To ensure you do not automatically download the app, uncheck the following: Safari > Preferences > General > uncheck “Open ‘safe’ files after downloading.”

2. Searching for the application and deleting it directly may fail, saying the app is in use. To stop it running, check Activity Monitor (in Applications > Utilities) and disable anything that relates to MacDefender.

3. Look in /Library/StartupItems and, same place, LaunchAgents and LaunchDaemons for references to the malware app.

4. Once quit, head to the Applications folder and drag the MacDefender app to the trash, then delete trash.

5. To ensure all references to the app are cleared, run a search using Spotlight and delete all MacDefender references you find.

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164 Help I Got A Mac – New iMacs Around The Bend

by Cliff Ravenscraft on April 21, 2011

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163 Help I Got A Mac – Final Cut Pro X This June

by Cliff Ravenscraft on April 14, 2011

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In this episode of Help I Got A Mac, I’m joined by Erik Fisher to discuss the new Final Cut Pro X video editing software suite that will be coming out this June.

To see the review of my new wireless mic system, please check out http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/uwp.

To see the review of my new lighting kit for my studio, please check out http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/lighting.

I asked Erik which applications he uses most at work. He shared the following list:

  • Evernote
  • DropBox
  • TweetDeck
  • HootSuite
  • Twitter for Mac
  • iMove
  • ScreenFlow
  • Text Expander
  • Wunderlist

I’m going to be checking out Wunderlist this week and I made another mention for SceenFloat in this episode.

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In this episode of Help I Got A Mac, Cliff and Chris discuss the following topics:

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In this episode of Help I Got A Mac, Cliff and Chris try to find some way of spinning their conversation about Rebbecca Black’s Friday song into a Help I Got A Mac topic by talking about how they created a ringtone for their iPhone out. Chris used GarageBand while Cliff used the iRingtones app found in the Mac App Store.

Other topics in this episode include the following:

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160 Help I Got A Mac – Cliff Loves The Daily

by Cliff Ravenscraft on March 17, 2011

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In this episode of Help I Got A Mac, Chris and Cliff discuss the following topics:

  • iPad v/a iPad 2
  • Why we are going to wait for iPad3
  • GarageBand for iPad
  • iSwifter Browser allows you to watch Flash Video on your iPad.
  • Why Cliff loves the Daily!
  • iPad 2 sold out!
  • Infinity Blade and others updated for iPad 2
  • Apple Retail helps employees in Japan
  • Microsoft Zune put to rest.

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In this episode of Help I Got A Mac, Cliff is joined by Father Roderick as they discuss the following topics:

  • iPad 2 – If you have the original iPad, should you wait for iPad 3?
  • iPad GarageBand
  • iPad iMovie
  • iOS 4.3
  • iPhone 5 Rumors
  • New Flipboard update
  • The Daily Reivew

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