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Hosted by David Sparks and Katie Floyd.

#33: Workflows with Andy Ihnatko

August 28, 2010 at 5:11PM • 1 hour 18 minutes

This workflows episode is with technology writer and all around swell guy, Andy Ihnatko Links of Interest Writing Scrivener OmniOutliner Plain Text SimpleNote Notational Velocity Logitech New Wave Keyboard Syncing Dropbox RSS Google Reader Delicious Net News Wire Instapaper Reeder Presentations Keynote Additional Links of Note Sigil Stanza Automator Evernote Yojimbo Andy’s Sun Times RSS [...]

#32: Pictures and Your Mac

August 8, 2010 at 5:03PM • 1 hour 16 minutes

Just in time for summer vacation Katie and David talk about storing, organizing and managing photos on your Mac. Photography Podcasts Typical Shutterbug This Week in Photography Derek Story’s Digital Story Applications: iPhoto Aperture Lightroom Pixelmator Acorn FotoMagico Photoshop Photoshop Elements Online Photo Management MobileMe Flickr SmugMug Snapfish Apple’s Aperture Plug-in Directory Nik Software Tutorials:.

#31: Speaking to Your Mac

July 25, 2010 at 5:30PM • 1 hour 2 minutes

David and Katie talk about speech recognition software for the Mac, focusing on the powerful dictation applications MacSpeech Dictate and MacSpeech Scribe. MacSpeech MacSpeech Dictate MacSpeech Scribe Dragon Naturally Speaking (For PC) Dragon Mobile Apps MacSpeech Certified Microphones Felipe’s Mac Cave Please support our sponsors: Smile Formerly SmileOnMyMac 1Password Save 20% off the price [...]

#30: Mac Gadgetier

July 11, 2010 at 8:20PM • 1 hour 32 minutes

In this episode, Katie and David cover some of their favorite Mac related gadgets. AppleTV Mac Mini Boxee Elgato EyeTV Netflix TiVo iTiVo PyTivo MonoPrice Display Port ot HDMI Mac OS X Server Airport Express Apple Remote App AirFoil Scoche iPhone Connector Ped 3 Auto Car Mount LiveScribe Pulse SmartPen Please support our sponsors:.

#29: Workflows with Jason Snell

June 27, 2010 at 7:00PM • 1 hour 29 minutes

Continuing in our Workflows series, we chat with Macworld Editor Jason Snell. Jason shares how he uses his Mac to juggle his job and shares with us his favorite applications. Links of Interest: BBEdit Scrivener Markdown Pages Google Docs Dropbox SoundStudio SoundSoap BusyCal BusySync Google Email Uploader Mail Act-On GoodReader 1Password ClickToFlash Default Folder [...]

Special guest Jason Snell.

#28: Using a Mac in a Windows World

June 13, 2010 at 3:21PM • 1 hour 23 minutes

In this episode David and Katie discuss strategies and solutions for dealing with that other operating system. Links of Interest Mac Software BusyCal NTFS for Mac Parallels VMware Fusion CrossOver Mac Remote Desktop Connection Evernote Dropbox Windows Software Phrase Express Breevy Outlook to Google Calendar Sync Launchy MonkeyWrite Please support our sponsors: Smile Formerly SmileOnMyMac.

#27: iPad Power Session

May 31, 2010 at 1:17PM • 1 hour 37 minutes

After spending a few months with the iPad, Katie and David reflect on how they get work done on them. Links of Interest Accessories Apple iPad Case Apple iPad Keyboard Stand Apple Bluetooth Keyboard Apple Camera Connection Kit Incase iPad Convertible Book Jacket Marware Eco-Vue iPad Case Verizon MiFi PogoSketch Stylus Insurance: Safeware Portable Electronics [...]

#26: Workflows with Dan Benjamin

May 16, 2010 at 8:27PM • 1 hour 26 minutes

This is our second show in the “Workflows” series. Our guest is programmer, writer, and podcaster Dan Benjamin. Links of Interest: Dan’s Sites Hivelogic Dan’s Twitter Applications NetNewsWire Google Reader Readability Instapaper Apple Logic TextMate Missing Drawer TextMate Plug-in BBEdit Markdown Notational Velocity Xcode Pages Wirecast Logic Studio Logic Express SoundStudio Palm Pre drPodder.

Special guest Dan Benjamin.

#25: Geeking Out With Hazel

April 24, 2010 at 10:24AM • 1 hour 15 minutes

In this episode, David and Katie talk about how to keep your Mac clean and organized using Noodlesoft’s Hazel. Hazel watches folders and runs actions based on specific criteria to take action on the folder items. Hazel also keeps your Mac tidy by throwing away left-over bits of deleted programs and helping you to manage [...]

#24: Home Networking

April 3, 2010 at 11:18AM • 1 hour 27 minutes

Katie and David talk through home networking including wired and wireless solutions along with common pitfalls and speed bumps Links of Interest Networking cable ad nauseam Wikipedia on Wireless Security Breaking WEP in Under a Minute MacBreak Tech ABGN Apple Networking Gear Time Capsule Airport Extreme Airport Express iStumbler Follow Up Links Presentation Remote AmberV [...]