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Chuck Joiner, Adam Engst, Southern California Macintosh Owners/Users Group

MacNotables #1228: Adam Engst and Chuck Joiner Discuss Their Favorite Apps with SMOG (Part 2)

Adam Engst of TidBITS and Take Control and host Chuck Joiner make a virtual visit to the October meeting of the Southern California Macintosh Owners/Users Group (SMOG) to talk about user group names, some of their favorite Mac and iOS apps, answer some questions and have some fun. (This is Part 2 of a two-part discussion.) The audio-only version of this episode is available […]

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Chuck Joiner, Adam Engst, SMOG

MacNotables #1227: Adam Engst and Chuck Joiner Discuss Their Favorite Apps with SMOG (Part 1)

Adam Engst of TidBITS and Take Control and host Chuck Joiner make a virtual visit to the October meeting of the Southern California Macintosh Owners/Users Group (SMOG) to talk about user group names, some of their favorite Mac and iOS apps, answer some questions and have some fun. (This is Part 1 of a two-part discussion.) The video version of this episode is available […]

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Adam Engst, Portland Macintosh Users Group, Chuck Joiner

MacNotables #1118: Adam Engst Discusses Lion and Post-Jobs Apple at PMUG

Adam Engst and Chuck Joiner recently appeared via iChat at the Portland Macintosh User Group’s September meeting to discuss how Apple will fare after Steve Jobs’ resignation as CEO and Lion’s first month performance. Along the way, Adam covers his move from Eudora, why he really doesn’t really use the Mac OS, the end of […]

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MacNotables #910: Adam Engst Discusses Apple’s Quarterly Earnings, Netbooks and Why Apple’s Products Are A “Necessity”

Adam Engst discusses Apple’s once-again favorable quarterly results, how they happened, and how Carl Sagan figures in the conversation. (Hint: “billions and billions”) Along the way, Adam and Chuck discuss the relevance of netbooks, the Apple Stores, and how Apple products just may have moved from being a luxury to a necessity.

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MacNotables #773: Bob LeVitus’s Holiday Gift Recommendations..and You Need To Start Now

Bob LeVitus delivers his annual set of gift recommendations. From speakers to cases to accessories, Bob has a recommendation for iPod owners of every stripe, but his t#1 recommendation isn’t iPod related at all. Find out what you should be shopping for this holiday season straight from Dr. Mac, and then learn where you can […]

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MacNotables #731: Breakfast with Dr. Mac – Bob LeVitus’ Favorite Inexpensive Picks

Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus is back in an in-person interview at the breakfast table in the middle of his Mid-Atlantic Macintosh User Group Tour for 2007. On Bob’s mind this time are some of his favorite inexpensive software and hardware picks for Mac users of every stripe. From utilities to games, audio to mouse control, […]

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MacNotables #660: Christopher Breen on the Return of Breen’s Bungalow

Christopher Breen, “the guy with the hair,” talks about the return of Breen’s Bungalow, his video tutorial produced in conjunction with each issue of Macworld magazine. Chris discusses why the Bungalow went away, why it is back, and the kinds of topics he selects for his own unique video treatment. Also included are Chris’ thoughts […]

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MacNotables #659: Bob LeVitus On His Upcoming Appearances on the “Big 4 MUGs Tour” and More

Bob LeVitus discusses his upcoming “Big 4 MUGs Summer Tour” that includes four Mac user group stops in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Virgiinia, two Apple Store appearances, dinners, GarageBand sessions and more. Bob discusses his history with and apprecation of the user group community and also explains his connection to (of all people) pop star […]

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MacNotables #653: Andy Ihnatko on the Joys of High Speed Networking and His Philadelphia Trip

Andy Ihnatko discusses the improvements he’s seen since reconstructing his entire home network with high-speed hubs and cables, USB 2.0 hubs and more. Andy also updates us on his other activities, a new project and two upcoming appearances in Philadelphia, including a Macintosh reseller and a user group picnic.

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