For Mac Eyes Only – Rockin’ Those Older Macs

Episode #303

On this episode of For Mac Eyes Only: Mike and Eric discuss the state of Mac security. What do modern Mac users need to concern themselves with and, more importantly (and in the wake of Windows XP’s demise), how can folks running older Macs stay secure on today’s modern web without upgrading to a new Mac or, worse, switching to an alternative OS?
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For Mac Eyes Only – More On Mountie

Episode #270

This week on For Mac Eyes Only: Mike and Gary discuss listener feedback on Mountain Lion, Mountain Cat Cert for IT Pros, iCloud Outages, Hulu Plus and Apple, Dropbox Security Upgrades, Touring NASA with Google Street View.
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For Mac Eyes Only – And the Mountain Kitty Roared

Episode #269

This week on For Mac Eyes Only: Mike and Eric on Mountain Lion Likes and Dislikes, Apple’s 3rd Quarter Successes, iTunes U for K-12, eBooks Pricing Battle, App Updates for New Cat, Advocating Macs in the 90’s, Replacing Mountain Lion’s Missing RSS Features.
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For Mac Eyes Only – Close Enough To Feel Its Breath

Episode #268

This week on For Mac Eyes Only: Mike’s Mountain Lion Upgrade Guide, Apple re-Backs EPEAT, More EU Warranty Woes, Acorn Honors MAS Buys, Pixar PC Proffered, Booting Macs from SDXC.
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Chit Chat(ting) with Allison and Bart

Be sure to catch NosillaCast #369 this week when Mike joins Allison Sheridan and Bart Busschots in a much-longer-than-Allison-hoped Chit Chat Across the Pond in which we discuss the forte and foibles of Lion’s Auto Save feature.

Check out this week’s episode at NosillaCast #369


Lasting Value – On the Future of Our Older Macs

There is no denying that the world of Mac is changing. The dramatic success of iOS first had a significant impact on Mac OS X back in the days of Snow Leopard.

Snowy was always billed as a release not focused on features, but on stability, and it took a little while longer to arrive than was originally announced. We waited 22 months for it to grace the Apple Store shelves, but at the time, this made a lot of sense — we accepted that Apple’s teams were working hard on their iOS products. Snow Leopard may not have brought us ‘shiny’, but I for one was quite happy to settle with ‘stable’.

Since that time, that narrow focus on iOS has broadened back out. Lion brought some iOS concepts back to the Mac, as well as introduced iCloud. We now await OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion. Scheduled to be released a mere year after Lion, we are promised even more features ‘inspired by iPad’.

Wait a second. What was that? It is due to arrive this summer. Just one year after Lion was released.

A new release of OS X hasn’t come so quickly since the operating system was very young and was still being established and stabilised.

This strikes me as quite a shift, and it brings me to an important issue — how does this affect the lifespans of the Apple products we buy?

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For Mac Eyes Only – A Lot of Hot Air Over Nothing?

Episode #253

This week on For Mac Eyes Only: Are Mike and Eric making too big a deal over Sandboxing and Gatekeeper?, AppleScript and Mountain Lion, Apple Expands in Texas, Shuts its Doors, Improved Compression for iTunes, Winclone and Quicken are Back, G4 Apple //c, A Braille Primer, Syncing Snowy to iCloud.
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The Omni Group: A Community Leader

After Macworld Expo, I often reflect on the Apple community. This event highlights the unique environment Apple has created for its users. There are many key individuals who highlight the community and one such individual is “Senior Statesmen of the Apple Community,” CEO and co-founder of The Omni Group, Ken Case. [Read more…]

For Mac Eyes Only – An iPod Touch With A Larger Screen

Episode #251

This week on For Mac Eyes Only: Mike and Eric discuss Sandboxing, Gatekeeper, and the future of App Stores for the Mac, Another Malware Scare(?), Apple Stats – They’re Big, iCloud Push Halted in Germany, Growl and Notification Center, Midway Games Collection, Braille Keyboard for iOS, Selecting Memory for Your Mac.
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For Mac Eyes Only – Is ‘Mountie’ Too Cute?

Episode #250

This week on For Mac Eyes Only: Mike and Gary take a peek into Apple’s future and discuss the pre-release of Mountain Lion, iPhone 4 Antenna Issue Settlement, British Parliament Talk iPad, VLC 2 Brings Blu-ray Support, Apple Helps Devs Jump into iOS, Logic Pro and Troubleshooting your Mac.
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