MacVoices #727 – MacVoices at Expo: Axentra Enables Network Rich Network Media Sharing

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Need a personal media server? Apple TV isn’t your only option. Check out HipServe from Axentra. Mark Francischiello, the Vice President for business Development of Axentra discusses his company’s offering that supports sharing of rich media over networks both wired and wireless. Mark talks about some of the devices he was sharing content to in the booth as a demo, clarifies the fact that this is a storage and distribution solution and doesn’t address the DRM issues of the media itself, and explains how they are working with third party vendors to create a family of HipServe-enabled network devices.

MacVoices #726 – MacVoices at Expo: Thorsten Lemke Discusses GraphicConverter

GraphicConverterLegendary Mac software developer Thorston Lemke of Lemke Software discusses his flagship product, GraphicConverter, one of the few programs every Mac user has experience with (or should). Thorston talks about the latest edition of GraphicConverter and future plans for enhancements. He also comments on why GraphicConverter doesn’t compete with Adobe Photoshop, and one of the features that is often overlooked.

MacVoices #725 – MacVoices at Expo: Adobe Breakfast – Photoshop CS3 Demo by Terry White and TicketDrum Premier

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Our fourth and final show from the Adobe User Group & Professional Association Breakfast at Macworld Conference & Expo is the one you’ve been waiting for: Terry White shows off some of the cool new features of the Adobe Photoshop CS3 public beta. New aspects of the interface including the Loop tool, great new selection, stitching and blending features and more are included in Terry’s tour of the latest version of Adobe’s flagship program. The Breakfast wraps up with the premier of the shareware program TicketDrum, the new product that makes raffles more sophisticated and more fun.

MacVoices #724 – MacVoices at Expo: AppZapper and Disco Prove Small Developers Produce Great Products

DiscoAppZapperBrian Ball of AppZapper takes a break from a busy show floor schedule to discuss the program that helps keep your hard drive from being cluttered with files of programs you don’t use anymore. Ideally suited for those who like to try lots of shareware, AppZapper deletes support and preference files created by applications that you no longer want. Brian talks about how it works and why you want to keep things uncluttered. Brian also talks about their new disc burning utility, Disco and what it offers when compared with the competition. Special surprise guest Jim Dalrymple of MacCentral gives his endorsement, echoing comments he made earlier at a MacNotables Expo panel discussion.

MacVoices #723 – MacVoices at Expo: YouSendIt Transfers Large Files Without FTP Hassles

YouSendItHave a large file to send? Florian Brody, the Senior Director for Marketing of YouSendIt talks about their solution for transferring large audio, video and other files. Email has limits, FTP can be confusing for the novice and overnight delivery is expensive. Enter YouSendIt. By using only your browser and a YouSendIt account you can easily move up to 2 gigabytes to your recipient. YouSendIt’s latest innovation, announced at Macworld, is a plug-in for Apple’s Aperture to help professional photographers get more done from within the program, and there is more in-program support coming. Florian discusses how it all works, their infrastructure that handles 30 terabytes per day, their security and privacy options that keep your confidential data private, the free vs. pro account differences and more.