For Mac Eyes Only – Revenge of Essential Apps

Episode #242

This week on For Mac Eyes Only: Mike and Gary present our 6th Annual list of Essential Apps, No Ban on Tab in US, Mobile Battery Packs Recalled, 2TB Drive Shortage Delays iMacs, Beware Apple Store Phishers, USPTO Honors Steve Jobs, Referencing Videos in iTunes from External Drive, Staying Safe in iTunes Store.

Essential Mac Apps for New Mac Users 2011: Our 6th Annual list of Top 10 apps every user should consider loading onto their new Mac.

This Year’s List:
10) LibreOffice
9) VMware Fusion / VirtualBox
8) HandBrake / VLC
7) AppDelete
6) Dropbox
5) Perian / Windows Media Components for QuickTime (Flip4Mac)
4) Adium
3) Growl
2) Default Folder X
1) Carbon Copy Cloner
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For Mac Eyes Only – Steven P Jobs: 1955-2011

Episode #236b News Update

Steve Jobs
1955-2011

“Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.”

http://www.apple.com/stevejobs/

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Running Time: 3:05

For Mac Eyes Only – Reaction Time: Let’s Talk iPhone

Episode #236

This week on For Mac Eyes Only: Join Mike and Gary as they provide their first-hand reactions to Apple’s Let’s Talk iPhone Event as it unfolds.

NEWS:

> Updated iPod Nano and iPod Touch Coming Next Week
> iOS 5 Available October 12th
> iPhone 4S: Could Have Been the iPhone 5??
> Apple Introduces Siri
> Sprint Snags 30 Million iPhones in 4 Year Deal
> RUMOR: TNW Asks Is Apple Testing Waters for Sprint Buyout?
> RUMOR: BGR Says iPhone 5 to be Exclusive to Sprint?

With Special Thanks to the live-blogging skills of:
> Engadget
> Wired
> Gizmodo

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Running Time: 1:56:00

FMEO Extra: News and Views with Gary

Episode #230c

The show may be taking the week off, but Gary took the time to put together a bonus episode of News and Views from Across the Pond for you, the segment where Gary takes a look at Apple news of special interest to Mac fanatics from the UK and Europe.

Enjoy!

UK and EU NEWS:

> UK eBook Sales
> Fourth Paris Apple Store
> Boardroom iPads
> Dolly Drive
> EU Galaxy ban, well nearly.
> Dutch Judge throws out patents
> Galaxy Tab Ban in Germany continues, for now.
> iPhone Survey UK

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Running Time: 7:33

For Mac Eyes Only – SPECIAL REPORT: Steve Jobs Resigns

Episode #230b News Update

In a letter addressed to Apple’s Board of Directors and to the Apple community, Mr. Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO of Apple.

In his place, Mr. Tim Cook has been named the new CEO of Apple, Inc.

The complete text of Mr. Jobs letter reads as follows:

To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:

I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.

I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.

As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.

I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.

I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.

Steve

LINKS:

> Letter from Steve Jobs
> Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO of Apple

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Running Time: 2:29

For Mac Eyes Only – A Bunch of Kool-Aid Drinking Fan Boys

Episode #226

This week on For Mac Eyes Only: Mike is joined by Gary, Barry and Eric to discuss the release of OS X Lion including our favorite new features, installation issues we’ve encountered, and even a few things that disappoint us a bit with Apple’s latest cat.

LINKS:

> OS X Lion
> MacBook Air Updated
> Mac Mini Updated
> Can Your Mac Run AirDrop?
> Adobe’s KB: Known Issues with Lion
> Dropbox Cache Cleaner (discontinued)
> DropCopy
> Skinning Lion’s iCal

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Running Time: 1:47:21

For Mac Eyes Only – Reaction Time: WWDC Keynote (Part Two)

Episode #220

This week on For Mac Eyes Only: Join Mike and Eric as they provide first-hand reactions to Apple’s WWDC Keynote Event as it unfolds.

NOTE: This is Part Two of the episode. Due to technical difficulties, we were initially unable to release the entire conversation Eric and I had during the keynote, but I was able to recover the rest of the recording, so this part picks up approximately 10m30s BEFORE Part One left off.

NEWS:

> OS X Lion
> iOS 5
> iCloud

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> Engadget
> Gizmodo
> Wired

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Running Time: 1:25:19

For Mac Eyes Only – Reaction Time: WWDC Keynote (Part One)

Episode #220

This week on For Mac Eyes Only: Join Mike and Eric as they provide first-hand reactions to Apple’s WWDC Keynote Event as it unfolds.

NOTE: Due to some technical difficulties, at this point I’m only able to bring you Part One of the conversation Eric and I had. I’ll look to bring Part Two to everyone as soon as possible. Thanks!

NEWS:

> OS X Lion
> iOS 5
> iCloud

With Special Thanks to the live-blogging skills of:
> Engadget
> Gizmodo
> Wired

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Running Time: 1:03:23

For Mac Eyes Only – Reaction Time: iPad 2 Event

Episode #208

This week on For Mac Eyes Only: Join Mike and Gary as they provide first-hand reactions to Apple’s iPad 2 Event as it unfolds.

NEWS:

> iPad 2
> iOS 4.3
> iPad Smart Cover
> iMovie for iOS
> GarageBand for iOS

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> Engadget
> Gizmodo

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Running Time: 1:24:17

For Mac Eyes Only at Macworld 2011 – Show Floor Specials, Part 5

In Part Five of our Macworld Expo 2011 Show Floor Specials, Barry speaks with Chris Allen, CEO of iGrill Inc.

Links to Know:
> iGrill Inc
> iGrill’s CES Award

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Running Time: 5:40