For Mac Eyes Only – "Essential Apps Are Back"

Episode #095

This week on For Mac Eyes Only: Our Third Annual Essential Apps List, Apple MacBook Event, Can Apple Still Surprise Us?, 3.0, Fruux, Wal-Mart Selling iPhones?, Gary’s News and Views from Across the Pond, Jason’s MacBook Podcast tip, Web Travels with Dan, Listener Tip from Vaughan, Backing Up Your iApps, Parallels Streaking, Installing iMac RAM.

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Essential Mac Apps 2008: This year’s list was chosen by you, the listener. From individual lists sent in, we compiled the most popular apps nominated to create the quintessential selection of apps everyone should consider loading on their new Mac.

This Year’s List:
10) Parallels Desktop / VMware Fusion
9) SuperDuper! / Carbon Copy Cloner
8) Little Snitch
7) CyberDuck / Transmit
6) Flip4Mac WMV Player
5) HandBrake
4) VLC
3) Adium
2) Microsoft Office / Apple iWork / NeoOffice /
1) Mozilla Firefox

Honorable Mentions This Year:
> 1Password
> AppZapper
> Money
> QuickErase

Team FMEO’s Essential Apps
Mike’s Essential Apps 2008
10) TextExpander
9) SuperDuper!
8) 1Password
7) HandBrake
6) Onyx
5) Twitterrific / TweetDeck
4) VLC
3) Growl
2) Adium
1) Mozilla Firefox
10) VMware Fusion
9) CyberDuck
8) SuperDuper!
7) HandBrake
6) Growl
5) Flip4Mac and Perian
4) Mozilla Firefox
3) Adium
2) An Office Suite
1) OS X Leopard’s Time Machine

A Look Back:
> Essential Apps 2007
> Essential Apps 2006

> Apple MacBook Event Scheduled
> RUMOR: $800 MacBook?
> Apple Throwing in the Towel On Rumors?
> UPDATE: New USB Power Adapters Shipping
> UPDATE: Security Update 2008-007
> UPDATE: 3.0
> UPDATE: NeoOffice 3.0 Preview in November
> UPDATE: 1Password 2.9
> UPDATE: Fruux
> RUMOR: iPhone in Wal-Mart?
> FUN NEWS: EyeCandy #1 Digital Comics for iPhone


Gary Malpas’ News and Views from Across the Pond – UK and EU News
> BBC Downloadable Content
> Level Playing Field
> Oxford and Cambridge
> Telegraph’s Wozniak Interview
> O2 in Eire
> EU Directive for Replaceable iPhone Batteries
> Tech Talk World Tour
> Mac SysAdmin Conference
> British Technology Awards
> ToCA Race Driver 3

MacBook Podcast Tip with Jason Whitener: Rotating Desktop Backgrounds

Web Travels with Dan: MotoMail

For Mac Eyes Only Listener Tip: Vaughan suggests a great way to lock your screen when away.

Listener E-mails:

Question: Mark asks about backing up iCal, Address Book and Apple Mail.

Question: Bob is looking for help with a strange streaking effect in Parallels Desktop.

Question: Dave would like to upgrade his RAM while protecting the iMac’s finish.
Upgrading RAM in:
> A pre-Aluminum iMac
> An Aluminum iMac (early 2008)

Links to Know:
> Visit The MacBook Podcast
> ESC!Cast now on Pownce
> macCompanion Magazine

Contact Us:
> mike AT
> dan AT
> gazmaz AT
> jason AT
> ESC!Casts Hotline – 1 (815) 981-4224

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