MacNotables #690 – Ted Landau’s Tech Tour of Apple Hardware Specs, Part 1

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Ted Landau
In the first of the MacNotables’ Tech Tours, Ted Landau reviews the specifications of Apple’s Macintosh hardware line, explaining what each one means and how it should affect your purchasing decisions. Part 1 has Ted examining the iMac and the Mac mini, as well as offering some buying advice in relation to the upcoming Macworld Conference & Expo. Screen size, hard drive speeds and the true impact of processor speeds are all included in the discussion.

MacVoices #697 – The Road To Macworld 2007: Lynda Weinman on Flashforward at Expo

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MacVoices is launching a series of special shows in partnership with IDG World Expo, The Road to Macworld 2007. We’ll be talking with exhibitors, presenters and more to give you a taste of what you have to look forward to at Macworld Conference & Expo 2007 in San Francisco.

Lynda WeinmanOur first show features a conversation with Lynda Weinman of Lynda.com, and the founder of the Flashforward conference. This year, Flashforward is part of Macworld Conference & Expo as part of the Pro Tools II Conference Track. Lynda discusses the agenda for the two-day FlashForward event including the instructors, topics, and why anyone, from novices to experts, will benefit from the experience. Lynda also spills the beans on an exclusive party that is an extra special benefit of attending FlashForward, and talks about why Lynda.com will have their biggest presence ever on the show floor at Expo.

MacVoices #696: Michael Cohen on Syncing Information between Macs and Other Devices

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Michael Cohen, the author of the newly updated Take Control of Syncing in Tiger, a Take Control ebook, discusses the best ways to exchange information between your Mac and other devices such as iPods, cell phones and PDAs, as well as other Macs you may have. Michael covers how Apple’s own software, the .Mac service and several third party utilities stack up so that you can find the best option for your needs. He also talks about some strategies on how to structure the process, and what he would like to see in Leopard from a syncing perspective.

MacNotables #689: The MacNotables’ Take on the Nike + iPod Privacy Issue and More Notable Holiday Gift Ideas

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Adam Engst, Andy Ihnatko and Chuck Joiner discuss the Nike + iPod privacy controversy and the implications that go beyond just geeks being able to track your sneakers. Different perspectives on Apple’s fitness-related product are provided, and the panel provides holiday gift ideas both obvious and not-to-obvious, along with a healthy does of entertaining abuse and commentary.

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MacNotables #688: Jim Dalrymple on the Eddy Awards, December Mac News & Gift Ideas

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Jim Dalrymple
Jim Dalrymple of MacCentral discusses the selection process involved in the Macworld Editor’s Choice Awards (the Eddys) and the volume of Mac news and product announcements at a traditionally slow time of year. Jim also talks about why gifts made on a Mac might be the best ones of all, delivers some holiday gift picks of his own, and why you don’t have to spend a fortune to give a very good, very useful Mac gift.