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7" iPad - the Only Thing to Talk about!

This week on Your Mac Life: "7" iPad - the Only Thing to Talk about!"

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Happy Independence Day - NO YOUR MAC LIFE THIS EVENING!

YML hopes all our American listeners have a happy fun and safe July Fourth Holiday. We're rescheduling YML for Thursday, July 5th at the same time as usual - 5:30pm PT, 8:30pm ET. See you then!

Das Keyboard, ditching the Connector and iPads in Schools

This week on Your Mac Life: "Das Keyboard, ditching the Connector and iPads in Schools"

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Repairing Your MacBook and the coming Microsoft-Apple Apocalypse!

This week on Your Mac Life: "Repairing Your MacBook and the coming Microsoft-Apple Apocalypse!"

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WWDC 2012 Pictures

Thanks to The Loop, I'm down in San Francisco during WWDC taking pictures.

We've been having a blast and you can check out the photos yourself on our WWDC 2012 Flickr Page!

Your Mac Life at WWDC!

This week on Your Mac Life: "Your Mac Life at WWDC!"
Tonight's YML is NOT LIVE. We pre-recorded it from San Francisco where Your Mac Life is attending - more like, hanging on the periphery of - the 2012 World Wide Developers Conference.

On tonight's show, Jim Dalrymple, publisher of The Loop, Ian Schray of WellRedApps, and and Ben Bajarin of Creative Strategies join Shawn to talk about WWDC, what's happening and "what it all means".

You can subscribe to the Your Mac Life Podcast on the iTunes Store here.

If you have any questions or comments, please send them to Your Mac Life (onair [at] yourmaclifeshow [dot] com).

Tune in to find out why MacFormat UK named Your Mac Life one of the "Top Ten Podcasts in the World"!

WWDC and Insane Rumors!

This week on Your Mac Life: "WWDC and Insane Rumors!"

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Tim Cook at D10 and Listener Email!

This week on Your Mac Life: "Tim Cook at D10 and Listener Email!"

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LifeProof and Geek-ercise!

This week on Your Mac Life: "LifeProof and Geek-ercise!"

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Interview with Tom Negrino, author of "iCloud: Visual QuickStart Guide"

Tom Negrino has written over 40 books. His latest, "iCloud: Visual QuickStart Guide", will help you understand, configure and use Apple's iCloud service.

The book walks you through how to share iTunes songs, photos, books, apps, files, email, contacts, and calendars across your PC, Mac, and iOS devices and you'll learn how to create documents in Apple's iWork apps - Pages, Keynote, and Numbers -and edit them on any device, with iCloud keeping the files up to date. You'll also learn how to back up important information via iCloud.

Click here to listen to the interview.

It's also posted to the iTunes Store under the Your Mac Life Podcast section so it's probably just easier if you went ahead and subscribed to Your Mac Life on iTunes.

As always, we hope you enjoy it and let us know what you think!

More Movies, More Mac Tips and Lots of Rumors!

This week on Your Mac Life: "More Movies, More Mac Tips and Lots of Rumors!"

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Summer Movies, Mac Tips and Lots of FOYML!

This week on Your Mac Life: "Summer Movies, Mac Tips and Lots of FOYML!

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Taxes, Frommer's and Travel!

This week on Your Mac Life: "WWDC, Apple Earnings and "Insanely Simple"!

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WWDC, Apple Earnings and "Insanely Simple"!

This week on Your Mac Life: "WWDC, Apple Earnings and "Insanely Simple"!

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Rumors and "Modern Antiques"

This week on Your Mac Life: "Rumors and "Modern Antiques""

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Instagram, the DOJ sues Apple and Tim Cook at the D Conference

This week on Your Mac Life: "Instagram, the DOJ sues Apple and Tim Cook at the D Conference"

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Security and the iPad's 2nd Anniversary

This week on Your Mac Life: "Security and the iPad's 2nd Anniversary"

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Jumping the Gun, Tim Cook in China and FOYML

This week on Your Mac Life: "Jumping the Gun, Tim Cook in China and FOYML"

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Ian's iPad, Daisey's Lies and Siegler's Piracy

This week on Your Mac Life: "Ian's iPad, Daisey's Lies and Siegler's Piracy"

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Prizes, Prizes, Prizes

Thanks to the Friends of Your Mac Life, here is a list of the companies and prizes we are giving away this month on Your Mac Life!

Incipio - Incipio Cases

JOBY - GripTight GorillaPod Stand

Lowepro - SlingShot AW

Acme Made - Bay Street Sleeve

Pad & Quill Cases - Pad & Quill Cases, handmade in the US

Olloclip - 3 Olloclip iPhone 4 lens system

PREVIOUS PRIZE SUPPLIERS:

Pelican ProGear - Three HardBack Cases

GoGo - Seven Stump Portable Tablet Stands

WaterField Designs - WaterField Designs iPad or Retina MacBook Pro Travel Case (domestic shipping only)

Incase - The Campus and Compact Backpacks
DropCam - One Dropcam HD

Tom Negrino - Five eBook copies of the "iCloud: Visual QuickStart Guide"

The New iPad, FOYML, and the Death of Books

This week on Your Mac Life: "The New iPad, FOYML, and the Death of Books"

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"The New iPad" and Prizes Galore!

This week on Your Mac Life: "The New iPad" and Prizes Galore!

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Subscriptions to Your Mac Life

As mentioned on the Leap Day Edition of YML, we no longer have any advertisers on YML. That has nothing to do with Your Mac Life itself and everything to do with the fact that I suck at trying to sell advertising. It's just not a skill set I possess.

But, because Your Mac Life *is* my job/livelihood, I need to find a way for it to make money.

So, like a lot of other web sites, I've decided to go to a full Subscription Model. For the time being, the show remains free for all to listen - either live on Wednesday evenings or to the archives available on the web site or the iTunes Store. At some point in the future, "additional content" may be created specifically and only for subscribers but the show itself will likely always remain free to listen.

On the left hand side, you can see the buttons for subscriptions and donations. Subscriptions are automatic and can be for $2, $5, $10 and $15 per month (if you have an amount not mentioned you'd like me to include, just let me know). These amounts are withdrawn from your credit card or PayPal account each month until you stop the subscription. It's a "Fire and Forget" method of subscription. :)

There is also the "Donate" button you can use to send a one off amount of your choosing. It can be for a specific thing (we've had several pizzas and beers bought for the show hosts!) or it can be "just because". Any and all donations are appreciated.

I hope you find Your Mac Life entertaining. I hope we make you laugh on occasion, think on occasion and react on occasion. And I hope you find some value in what we do and choose to acknowledge that in this fashion. Even if you don't, we hope you'll keep listening!

Stuff We're giving Away...

With the changes we've made in how we generate revenue at Your Mac Life, we have freed ourselves up to offer some great, fun prizes to our audience!

Every week, we will choose from this list of companies and offer software and hardware to lucky listeners. Entering our contests is easy - simply send an email to "contest at yourmaclifeshow dot com" with the subject line being the month of entry. We'll make it even easier for you - just click this link each month. No purchase necessary!

But....

For those of you who are supporting Your Mac Life not just by listening but also by subscribing to the show, we are making it even easier. Your subscription email serves as your entry form each month. And, even better, for every $2 of monthly subscription, you get an *additional* automatic entry form!

That means that every subscriber automatically gets two entries in each weekly contest drawing per month, even at the $2/month level. $5/month gets three entries, $10/month 6 entries, etc.

There's no guarantee that subscribers will win any given contest but your odds certainly get better!

We think this is a great way to reward all of our listeners but to really show our appreciation for those who make an extra effort to help us keep the show on the air and getting better.

Apple Event and a NewerTech GripStand/Base Review

This week on Your Mac Life: "Apple Event and a NewerTech GripStand/Base Review"

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"Nightline's "iFactory" and Office for iPad"

This week on Your Mac Life: "Nightline's "iFactory" and Office for iPad"

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Tim Cook and My Mac Life - Email

This week on Your Mac Life: Tim Cook and My Mac Life - Email

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Super Bowl Commercials and Twitter Clients

This week on Your Mac Life: Super Bowl Commercials and Twitter Clients

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Macworld|iWorld and Johnson vs Browett

This week on Your Mac Life: Macworld|iWorld and Johnson vs Browett

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Apple Earnings and Macworld|iWorld

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by TabGrip, Smile, Circus Ponies and PowerMax: Apple Earnings and Macworld|iWorld!

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