MacNotables #645: Dan Frakes and Ted Landau Examine The MacBook and Why Speed Bumps May Be More Frequent

Dan Frakes and Ted Landau review the newly released MacBooks, discussing the feature set that is included, the choices Apple made and why you will want one. The new keyboard, glossy screen and price points all get the MacNotables treatment. Ted also answers a listener’s question about his previous discussion about DVD recorders and DVD-RAM options, and the panel talks about why regular and frequent speed bumps, including those to the MacBook Pro laptops, may become a way of life for Mac users.

Dan Frakes
Dan Frakes

Ted Landau
Ted Landau

Chuck Joiner
Chuck Joiner

MacNotables #644: Jason Snell on Macworld This and Every Month

Jason SnellMacworld Editor-in-Chief Jason Snell discusses the content in this month’s Macworld magazine as well as how he and the Macworld editorial staff put together their outstanding content and how the mix is constantly changing to address the reader’s needs as well as the industry’s evolution. Jason also talks about the evolution of Macworld as both a print publication as well as a web site, and why they information providers, not just magazine publishers.

MacNotables #643: Implications of Apple v. Apple, Did The Record Companies Cave on Pricing, Why is TiVo So Much Better and Apple’s New Commercials

The MacNotables finally were able to get a group of our busy panelists together and celebrated with a bonus-length show reviewing the implications of the Apple Computer victory over Apple Corps, discuss why the dispute exists in the first place, cover the record companies’ decision not to increase music download prices (and whether it really means that Steve won), what everyone can learn from TiVo, and deliver their reactions to Apple’s new series of “Get a Mac” ads.

Dan Frakes
Dan Frakes

Andy Ihnatko
Andy Ihnatko

Ted Landau
Ted Landau

Chuck Joiner
Chuck Joiner

MacVoices #651: Rich Siegel of Bare Bones Software Discusses Yojimbo, Their New Information Organizer and a Special Discount Offer

RichSiegelBare Bones Software founder and President Rich Siegel talks about Yojimbo, their latest product to help you organize multiple types of information quickly and easily. Rich reveals Yojimbo’s origins, why it has no metaphor, why it may be the best way to organize your data assets, and how you may qualify for a special discount. Rich also covers how Bare Bones Software is delivering universal binary support where it makes sense and comments on two other Bare Bones products, TextWranger and Mailsmith.

MacNotables #642: Ted Landau Focuses on the Many Facets of DVD

Ted LandauTed Landau stars in The MacNotables’ DVD Show. Ted covers the fight over HD-DVDs vs. Blu-Ray DVD formats, DVD-RAM video recorders and their benefits over other forms of DVD, bootable DVDs and what they all mean (or don’t) to Mac users.