For Mac Eyes Only Reviews and Views – “Hazel and CoverSutra”

Reviews #001 & 002

This week Gary reviews Noodlesoft’s Hazel and Sophiestication Software’s CoverSutra.

Hazel 2.2.4 – $21.95 USD, Demo Available from http://noodlesoft.com.
System Requirements: OS X 10.4+, Safari, Camino, Firefox or Flock, Spotlight must be enabled. Universal Binary.

CoverSutra 2.1.5(Leopard)/1.2.1(Tiger) – 7.95 euro (~$10.95 USD), demo available from http://www.sophiestication.com/.
System Requirements: OS X 10.4+

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For Mac Eyes Only Quick Tip Weekly – "Reset the Administrator Password"

Quick Tip #039

What do you do when there’s only one administrator on your Mac and you forget the password? This week’s tip tells you how to reset the password.

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For Mac Eyes Only – "The Warm Glow of an Apple Logo"

Episode #103

This week on For Mac Eyes Only: Mike discusses four plausible reasons for Apple’s departure from Macworld Expo, Macworld 2010 a Go, iPhone 3G Online, 10.5.6 Workaround, RAW Update, Mac Games Arcade, LEGO Indy Released, Apple Evolution, Gary’s News and Views from Across the Pond, Pairing the Apple Remote, Mail Label Follow-up, Portable Software Licenses, Monitoring a Classroom.

Programming Note: We’ll be taking off the week of December 29th, but please check the feed for a special preview of our upcoming Review shorts!

Happy Holidays!

News:
> Apple Always Wanted Out of Macworld?
> Cringely Says Jobs Throwing Tantrum?
> Macworld 2010 is On!
> iPhone 3G Available for Purchase Online
> Help for Leopard 10.5.6 Update Woes
> UPDATE: Digital Camera RAW Update 2.4
> UPDATE: Perian 1.1.3
> UPDATE: Multi-Touch Trackpad Update for Windows
> GAMING: Mac Games Arcade Debuts
> GAMING: LEGO Indiana Jones Now Available
> FUN NEWS: Apple Evolution – A Visual History of Apple Products

Features:

Gary Malpas’ News and Views from Across the Pond – UK and EU News
> iPhone Luxembourg
> iPhone 3G Worldwide Activation
> Students Get iPods — and Possibly iPhones
> Swedish Tabloid Buys 700 iPhones
> France to Appeal on Exclusivity
> Phorm Trial Ends
> Virgin 50Mbps Broadband
> Be Broadband
> Paris Expo Canceled
> EU Emergency Number
> 12 Days of Christmas
> 9 out of 10 Councils
> iFun

For Mac Eyes Only Quick Tip: Pairing the Apple Remote to your Mac and the Apple TV

Listener E-mails:

Question: Chris Looking for Help with Mailing Label Quick Tip
> FMEO Quick Tip Weekly – Greeting Card Mailing Labels

Question: Stan asks about moving apps from one Mac to another
> Adobe License Agreements

Question: Brian looking for classroom monitoring software
> VNC Thumbnail Viewer
> Apple Remote Desktop 3

Links to Know:
> Visit The MacBook Podcast
> Mike on Topixz / Twitter
> macCompanion Magazine

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For Mac Eyes Only Quick Tip Weekly – "Schedule Automator Apps"

Quick Tip #038

This week’s tip is for folks who’d like to schedule their Automator apps to run at a specific date or time.

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For Mac Eyes Only – "Iconic Mac"

Episode #102

This week on For Mac Eyes Only: Mike offers some early predictions for Macworld and he’d like a 25th anniversary retro-Mac, Breaking: Apple’s last Macworld!, OS X 10.5.6, Backblaze, Extra goodies in “Welcome to Macintosh”, Office security updates, Thunderbird 3 plays nice with OS X, Savage 2 goes free, Pull My Finger is back, run a Leopard netbook right now, Gary’s News and Views from Across the Pond, Backing up iMovie projects, Managing a classroom of MacBooks, and SUS out of space.

News:
> Apple’s Last Year at Macworld
> OS X 10.5.6 Update
> DFU Issues With 10.5.6 Workaround
> Backblaze Launches Mac Client
> “Welcome to Macintosh” to Include DRM Free Digital Version
> UPDATE: MobileMe Service Updates
> UPDATE: OS X Tiger Security Update 2008-008
> UPDATE: SMC and EFI Firmware Updates for Unibody MacBooks
> UPDATE: Office 2008 12.1.5
> UPDATE: Office 2004 11.5.3
> UPDATE: Firefox 3.1 Beta 2
> UPDATE: Thunderbird 3 Beta 1
> GAMING: Savage 2: A Tortured Soul is now free
> iPHONE: Pull My Finger is back!
> RUMOR: iPhone nano at Macworld?
> FUN NEWS: Installing Leopard on an MSI Wind Netbook

Features:

Gary Malpas’ News and Views from Across the Pond – UK and EU News
> Stephen Fry Phones
> Visual Voice Mail Swiss
> LittleSnapper
> Charts
> Square Group Merger
> Onyx Group
> Un-Censorship
> REEVOO Reviews (via Macworld UK)
> More Data Loss
> Welsh Assembly
> Mac Bundle Box
> fonejackerhacker
> Diamond iPhone

Listener E-mails:

Question: Jason K Asks the Best Way to Back Up iMovie Projects

Question: Ray Has 40 MacBooks to Manage at One Time
> OS X Server Client Management

Question: Apple SUS is Out of Space. How can Vaughan Get it More?
> SUS Storage location: /usr/share/swupd/html
> To Create Symbolic Link: ln -s /{new location} /usr/share/swupd/html
> System Imaging and Software Update Administration Manual (Advanced Guides)

Links to Know:
> Visit The MacBook Podcast
> Mike on Topixz / Twitter
> macCompanion Magazine

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For Mac Eyes Only Quick Tip Weekly – "Greeting Card Mailing Labels"

Quick Tip #037

Tips for printing your holiday mailing labels from OS X’s Address Book.

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FMEO-QTW037-121208 (4’06, 2MB, 64kbps)

For Mac Eyes Only – "It’s All About The Community"

Episode #101

This week on For Mac Eyes Only: Mike talks about the importance of embracing the community, Multiple AV apps on your Mac?, OpeniMac, Unstable MacBooks caused by RAM?, Boxee updated with Netflix, Truphone, Snow Leopard still a few months off, Multi-touch without touch, Amazon Mobile magic, Gary’s News and Views from Across the Pond, Jason’s MacBook Podcast tip, Web Travels with Dan, Listener quick tip, Converting VHS tapes, More on Google Calendar and iCal, Bluetooth headsets on an iMac.

News:
> Several AV Apps Needed on the Mac?
> Apple Updates Security Article
> Apple Removes AV Knowledge Base Article
> OSX.RSPLug.E
> Apple Amends Psystar Complaint
> A New Clone in Town: OpeniMac
> MacBooks Don’t Like Third-Party RAM?
> UPDATE: Netflix Streaming for Mac Official
> UPDATE: Boxee Now Supports Netflix on Mac
> MacUpdate Holiday Bundle
> Macworld Expo 2009 Bleeding Vendors?
> UPDATE: Truphone for iPod Touch (App Store Link)
> RUMOR: Snow Leopard Still Under Construction
> RUMOR: Infrared Matrix for Multi-touch iMacs?
> FUN NEWS: Amazon Mobile for iPhone and iPod Touch

Features:

Gary Malpas’ News and Views from Across the Pond – UK and EU News
> Apple Store Munich
> ASA Ruling
> Amazon MP3
> Search Amazon MP3 UK
> French Music Player Tax
> Mobile Network on Glasgow Underground
> iPhone Pay and Go in the UK
> MousePose 3.1
> RapidWeaver 4.2.1
> Wrist Rest

Web Travels With Dan: Let Me Google That For You

MacBook Podcast Tip with Jason Whitener: Quick Eject an Optical Disc

FMEO Listener Quick Tip: Dave suggests a way to help organize your online store receipts.

Listener E-mails:

Question: Mike is Looking to Convert VHS to Digital
> Elgato

Question: Bob looking for help with syncing iCal, Google Calendar and his iPhone
> Calaboration
> Google Calendar

Question: Dave wants to use a Bluetooth headset on his iMac

Links to Know:
> AVG Free for Windows
> ClamAV for Windows
> ClamXav for OS X
> Visit The MacBook Podcast
> ESC!Cast on Pownce
> macCompanion Magazine

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For Mac Eyes Only Quick Tip Weekly – "Restoring Browser Tabs"

Quick Tip #036

Tips for restoring your tabs after a browser crash.

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For Mac Eyes Only Episode 100 LIVE! – "All Mac Eyes in the Round"

Episode #100

This week on For Mac Eyes Only: To help celebrate two years and 100 episodes of For Mac Eyes Only, we took the show live on Ustream.tv for a round table episode with Gary, Dan, Barry and, of course, myself. In this edited version of that live show, we talk about the Black Friday sales, misleading iPhone ads, the Beatles in iTunes, Handbrake 0.9.3, Apple’s fix for the HDCP issues, the release of “Welcome to Macintosh” on DVD, PLUS our holiday picks for Mac lovers in your life.

News Links:
> Black Friday
> Handbrake 0.9.3
> Misleading iPhone Ad Yanked
> Beatles Still NOT in iTunes
> Steven Fry on the Blackberry Storm
> 10,000 Apps in the App Store
> BBC iPlayer Update for iPhone
> “Welcome to MacintoshComing to DVD!
> UPDATE: QuickTime 7.5.7 fixes HDCP Issues
> Linux on the iPhone? (via TUAW)
> iPhone 3G Gift Cards

Team FMEO’s Holiday Picks:
> Richard Solo 1800
> Logitech Pure-Fi Dream
> Belkin Dual USB Power Adapter (Charger)
> Hazel
> Create Calendars or Books in iPhoto
> One to One Time in the Apple Store
> MobileMe
> Blue Snowflake
> Wacom Bamboo Fun
> Western Digital My Passport Hard Drive
> Western Digital My Book Essential 500GB Hard Drive
> Apple Store Gift Card
> Drobo
> Canon EOS Rebel XSi
> Canon EOS 5D Mark II
> Nikon D300

Listener E-mails:

Question: David asks about getting media to the Apple TV without syncing.

Links to Know:
> Search Amazon.com for a selected track in iTunes
> atvusb-creator
> Macworld Expo 2009
> Perian
> Windows Media Components for QuickTime
> VLC
> Toon Boom Studio
> CamTwist
> Soundflower
> iPhone 3G Fraud Lawsuit
> iPhone 3G False Advertising Lawsuit
> Visit The MacBook Podcast
> macCompanion Magazine

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> gazmaz AT formaceyesonly.com
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> jason AT macbookpodcast.com
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FMEO-100-113008 (1:15’47, 34.7mb, 64kbps)