MacVoices #517: Pandora Founder Tim Westergren Discusses His Streaming Music Service

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PandoraPandora is a cool new online streaming music service. What’s interesting about that? Pandora starts with what you like and refines the selctions based on your feedback, as well as recommending new music that meets your criteria, all in a simple, sleek interface. The founder of Pandora, Tim Westergren talks about why Pandora is a six-year overnight success, how they started as a way to find new music, where they want to take their intellegent music selection model and more.

MacNotables #520: The Care and Feeding of Your Hard Drive With Ted Landau

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Ted LandauMac troubleshooting guru Ted Landau talks about how to keep from having hard drive problems. Backup strategies, an in-depth look at Disk Utility, caches, permissions repair and more will help you prevent difficulities that can cost you time, money or both.

MacVoices #516: Switching to the Mac with Scott Knaster

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Scott KnasterYou are probably already a Mac user. You also probably know Windows users who are curious. As the iPod popularity grows, more users are getting a taste of Apple technology and find out they like it. At the same time, the frustration with Windows from a virus and security perspective also continues to grow. Take Control of Switching to the Mac, the new Take Control eBook by Scott Knaster, is a great place to get the questions answered, whether for you as a Switcher, or for friends who are considering the change. Scott shares his tips on switching to the Mac, why he selected the eBook format for this project, and why his book is a great gift for your PC-owning friends.

MacNotables #519: Gaming and the Mac, Video the Mac and Holiday Gift Picks

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With all the buzz about the new game machines, how does the Mac stack up and where will it be in the future? How will the Mac fit in to the home entertainment systems of the future, and how quickly will the future arrive? What’s Andy coveting this holiday season? All these questions and more are covered in this edition.

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MacVoices #515: Home Networking with Scott Lowe

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Scott LoweScott Lowe, the author of the new Home Networking: The Missing Manual from O’Reilly talks about the benefits and logistics of creating a home network. Why would you want one? What are your options? What are the pros and cons of each? Scott talks about wireless, Ethernet and Powerline, how to choose, and what you can do with them once they are set up.