Help I Got A Mac

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, 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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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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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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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, Cliff and Chris discuss the following topics:

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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 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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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, Cliff and Chris discuss their thoughts on the new Apple announcement of the iPad 2. Also, Chris shares some more insights related to Thunderbolt. We also talked about which Mac computer a brand new Mac user should choice. Cliff things the iMac is the best first Mac option. Chris feels that the MacBook Pro is the best first Mac option. Cliff shares that he thinks the MacBook Air may not be the best first entry point into the Mac platform because it doesn’t have much hard drive space, it does not have an optical drive, and the MacBook Air is designed for extreme portability and doesn’t really provide the full bodied experience that a more powerful Mac would provide.

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In this epsidoe, Cliff and Chris cover the follow topics and more:

– New MacBook Pros coming soon? http://goo.gl/AiEGj

– Apple eliminating boxed software from the Apple Store? http://goo.gl/IVCu6

– Verizon iPhone has a world chip in it: http://goo.gl/swHjY

– Apple pulling ebook apps of the app store? http://goo.gl/NBEoR

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In this episode of Help I Got A Mac, I was joined by my brother, Parker J., who is our new gspn.tv intern. Chris was unable to join me for this episode. I’m working on a way to keep Help I Got A Mac going with Chris as our co-host.

This week we talk about the pre-orders for the Verizon iPhone and reports that some people may be eligible for attractive trade-ins of the AT&T iPhones.

It seems that there may be a product refresh coming for the 15” and 17” MacBook Pro line as supplies have been running low in stores and with 3rd party vendors.

We also shared that AT&T may be offering Unlimited Data to keep some iPhone customers from defecting to Verizon.

I give my full initial reaction to the 11” MacBook Air and share how my recent Mac App Store purchase did not go as I had anticipated.

Murray called in to tell us about an update to the Keynote App for the iPad and John called in with a review on the Energizer, Energy To Go Case.

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150 Help I Got A Mac – The Death of FaceTime?

by Cliff Ravenscraft on December 30, 2010

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In this episode, Cliff and Chris discuss the following:

– How are the iPod touches doing at the Ravenscraft house?
– Chris got his Dodocase.
– Skype for iPhone updates to 3.0, adds video calling.
– Apple said waiting until after CES for Verizon iPhone.
– Our Apple Predictions for 2011…

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– iPad iOS 4.2 goes gold, Chris has hands on report.
– Apple confirms MacBook Air bugs internally – http://bit.ly/aGaRK6
– AT&T says T-Mobile’s fake 4G network isn’t the biggest http://bit.ly/ax9VIl
– MacOSKen Podcast – http://macosken.com
– No More Personal Shopping Appointments?
– iPhones shipping within 24hrs for the first time since its launch.
– Kylie’s question about Dual Screen: http://www.screenrecycler.com
– PlainText app on the iphone is about 98% unresponsive
– Cliff is now running with 12Gigs of RAM
– CrossoverMac – CodeWeavers.com

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140 Help I Got A Mac – New Mac User Thoughts

by Cliff Ravenscraft on October 14, 2010

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Crissy Needs A Mac:
Crissy is finally sick and tired of Windows and ready to make the switch to Mac. We give her some advice based upon what she is looking for.

Next Apple Event Goes “Back to the Mac”
Following recent events focused on iOS, the iPhone and the iPod and iTunes, Apple’s next media event will shift its focus “Back to the Mac.”The event will be held on October 20, 2010 in Cupertino. As you can see from the invitation, not only does it look like new laptops might be announced at the event (hence the aluminum looking facade), but we might just get a preview of the next version of Mac OS X.

Sparrow Google Mail App:
Cliff learned about Sparrow Google Mail App from Erik Fisher. This is a desktop mail client for the Mac. Using web based mail was a bit of a pain when you simply wanted to click on an email hyperlink only to have it pull up the default Apple mail client that had never been configured. Setting up Sparrow is a total breeze and it supports multiple Google Email Accounts.
http://sparrowmailapp.com

Chris added a note about the Mailplane App.
http://mailplaneapp.com/

PlainText App:
Another application that Erik Fisher told Cliff about was the PlainText DropBox text editor application for the iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch. Cliff explains why this is so cool.
(Link Here)

Windows Phone 7 Syncing for Mac Coming Later This Year
Sometime in 2010, Mac users will get the ability to sync Windows Phone 7 devices with their Mac computer.Microsoft UK’s head of Windows Phone marketing, Oded Ran, first tweeted that WP7/Zune syncing with Mac is coming “soon”, with Microsoft later confirming it’ll happen this year.

John Asks For Thoughts On Set Top Boxes:
We answer the question as to whether or not we will be getting an Apple TV at $99.

ROKU now in Retail Stores:

Chris has details. :)

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In this episode, Cliff rants about how he thought for sure that Apple's Pages users would not be plagued by the same backwards compatability issues as MS Word Users. However, this week, when a client sent Cliff a document, he received a warning messaging saying “You need a newer version of Pages to view this document.” To make things worse, he was able to open in preview and then do a screen cap to get the important information he needed.

Cliff and Chris discussed the new announcement made by RIM about the Blackberry Playbook. Until we see this in action, we put this in the vaporware category along with all the other tablet computers that have been talked about so much, but never seen in the wild.

We also talked about the fact that the Apple TV is apparently jail breakable, it contains 8 gigs of memory, and can run apps if Apple (or the Jailbroken Community) decides to flip the switch to make it a reality.

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