YML News

Apple Special Event and What to Expect

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by 1Password, Smile Software, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - "Apple Special Event and What to Expect"

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Reviews, The Cube and Your iWallet

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by 1Password, Smile Software, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - "Reviews, The Cube and Your iWallet"

Live Video is on Your Mac Life thanks to MacOSG.com! You can watch the show live at this URL:
http://yml.me/macosg

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
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You can also join the Chat Room that runs during the live show - on the Live Video Feed itself or on the dedicated IRC Server at irc.chat-solutions.org in the #yourmaclife Channel.

Make sure you listen in this and every Wednesday evening from 5:30pm to 8pm PT or from 8:30pm to 11pm ET, for the most fun you'll have listening to your Mac.

Your Mac Life at Summer Blast!

With a whole fleet of vendor booths—including Apple, LaCie, Wacom, FileMaker and more—Summer Blast 2010 is your opportunity to revel in tomorrow’s technology, today! MacForce will also host free seminars, a free outdoor BBQ and fun, free activities for the kids. Need any more reasons to drop by? How about thousands of dollars in giveaways, with winners every thirty minutes?



It's Portland, OR biggest Mac event of the year and YML will not only be in attendance, we'll be MC'ing and doing live interviews. If you're in the area, come on down, say hi, grab some BBQ, sit in on a seminar and maybe win some fabulous prizes!

If you can't make it, tune in here from 12 to 2pm PT to watch interviews with some of the vendors. You can even join in the Chat Room to ask your own questions!

Lex Friedman's Affiliatizer for Safari

Lex Friedman's Affiliatizer for Safari rewrites links to Amazon.com so they include the affiliate code of your choice. Note that this extension only rewrites links that don't already contain an affiliate code. Enter up to three codes; the extension will pick one at random on each applicable page view.

As mentioned on Wednesday's show, Dan Neal asked for the YML Amazon Affiliate Code so that he can use it with this Safari extension. It's a great idea and we thank Dan for thinking of it!

The YML Code is "yourmaclife-20". Download Affiliatizer for Safari 1.31 and install it. Then go to the Safari's Preferences -> Extensions and click on the Affiliatizer for Safari extension. You'll see the text fields where you can cut and paste the YML Amazon Affiliate Code.

(Until you enter an affiliate code in Affiliatizer's settings screen, the extension appends an affiliate code for John Gruber, Jason Snell, or Lex Friedman at random on each pageview.)

PC vs Mac, Papermaster's Ouster and Liquidmetal

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by 1Password, SmileOnMyMac, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - "PC vs Mac, Papermaster's Ouster and Liquidmetal"

Live Video is on Your Mac Life thanks to MacOSG.com! You can watch the show live at this URL:
http://yml.me/macosg

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://yml.me/node/4243

You can also join the Chat Room that runs during the live show - on the Live Video Feed itself or on the dedicated IRC Server at irc.chat-solutions.org in the #yourmaclife Channel.

Make sure you listen in this and every Wednesday evening from 5:30pm to 8pm PT or from 8:30pm to 11pm ET, for the most fun you'll have listening to your Mac.

Video of Wednesday's YML Show!

Jailbreaking, RIM and Microsoft

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by 1Password, SmileOnMyMac, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - "Jailbreaking, RIM and Microsoft"

Live Video is on Your Mac Life thanks to MacOSG.com! You can watch the show live at this URL:
http://yml.me/macosg

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://yml.me/node/4243

You can also join the Chat Room that runs during the live show - on the Live Video Feed itself or on the dedicated IRC Server at irc.chat-solutions.org in the #yourmaclife Channel.

Make sure you listen in this and every Wednesday evening from 5:30pm to 8pm PT or from 8:30pm to 11pm ET, for the most fun you'll have listening to your Mac.

Nilay Patel of Engadget on Jailbreaking

On Monday, the Librarian of Congress and the U.S. Copyright Office clarified how it plans to enforce the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, making new exemptions for things like jailbreaking iPhones and ripping DVDs.

I spoke to Nilay Patel Managing Editor of Engadget and a former copyright attorney himself, about what the DMCA is, what Jailbreaking is and what this issue really means for consumers.

Click here to listen to the interview. We hope you enjoy it!

YML Interview - Kevin Anderson, President and CEO of PowerMax

Your Mac Life's newest advertiser is Oregon based PowerMax. I spoke to the President and CEO of the company, Kevin Anderson. Tune in to find out what PowerMax is all about, why they are located in Oregon and why the customer *isn't* "always right".

Click here to listen to the YML Interview with Kevin Anderson, President and CEO of PowerMax.

YML Interview - Jason Bagley and Eric Baldwin, Wieden + Kennedy Creative Directors for Old Spice

Advertising rarely grabs our interest. Most of us think of it as something that rudely interrupts our our television programs.

But when advertising works, it creates a conversation, not just a buying urge. And there's no doubt that the "reboot" of the Old Spice brand by the Wieden + Kennedy ad agency has got people talking.

I spoke to Jason Bagley and Eric Baldwin, the Wieden + Kennedy Creative Directors for Old Spice about the campaign, how it came about and where it's going.

Click here to listen to the interview. We'd love to hear what you think of it or any of the other interviews we do!

Whatever of the Week!

Shawn's Pick - Flipboard

Ian's Pick - KatzEye™ Optics

Bill's Pick - Pandora

This week's Beers of Choice - Deschures Brewery's Green Lakes Organic Ale and Rogue Brewery's Hazelnut Brown Nectar

Apple Earnings and Antennamageddon Death Throes!

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by 1Password, SmileOnMyMac, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - "Apple Earnings and Antennamaggedon Death Throes!"

Live Video is on Your Mac Life thanks to MacOSG.com! You can watch the show live at this URL:
http://yml.me/macosg

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://yml.me/node/4243

You can also join the Chat Room that runs during the live show - on the Live Video Feed itself or on the dedicated IRC Server at irc.chat-solutions.org in the #yourmaclife Channel.

Make sure you listen in this and every Wednesday evening from 5:30pm to 8pm PT or from 8:30pm to 11pm ET, for the most fun you'll have listening to your Mac.

Apple Press Conference and Consumer Reports

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by 1Password, SmileOnMyMac, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - "Apple Press Conference and Consumer Reports"

Live Video is on Your Mac Life thanks to MacOSG.com! You can watch the show live at this URL:
http://yml.me/macosg

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://yml.me/node/4243

You can also join the Chat Room that runs during the live show - on the Live Video Feed itself or on the dedicated IRC Server at irc.chat-solutions.org in the #yourmaclife Channel.

Make sure you listen in this and every Wednesday evening from 5:30pm to 8pm PT or from 8:30pm to 11pm ET, for the most fun you'll have listening to your Mac.

YML Postponed for 24 hours...

Our audio genius, Bill Reynolds, can't make Wednesday's Your Mac Life so we're have to push it back 24 hours to the same time on Thursday.

YML Interview - iPhone Fashion Shoot with Lee Morris

A few weeks ago, the folks at FStoppers did a full fashion photo shoot with an iPhone 3GS. I thought the video they posted was very interesting so I contacted them and the photographer, Lee Morris, agreed to an interview.

Click here to listen to the audio" or Subscribe to Your Mac Life on iTunes to get these interviews automatically.

We hope you enjoy the interview and, as always, we'd love to hear what you think of this or any other interviews we do!

YML Interview with Spencer Webb, President of AntennaSys

With all the talk of "problems" with Apple's iPhone 4 antenna, Your Mac Life decided it was time to talk to an expert.

Spencer Webb, President of AntennaSys has been the most quoted and quotable antenna experts. He is as interesting and personable as he is on his company's blog and we had a great conversation about the design of the iPhone's antenna.

You can listen to the interview directly here or Subscribe to Your Mac Life on the iTunes store.

iPhone 4 Issues and 3 Months with an iPad!

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by 1Password, SmileOnMyMac, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - "iPhone 4, Hardware revs and the FTC"

Live Video is on Your Mac Life thanks to MacOSG.com! You can watch the show live at this URL:
http://yml.me/macosg

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://yml.me/node/4243

You can also join the Chat Room that runs during the live show - on the Live Video Feed itself or on the dedicated IRC Server at irc.chat-solutions.org in the #yourmaclife Channel.

Make sure you listen in this and every Wednesday evening from 5:30pm to 8pm PT or from 8:30pm to 11pm ET, for the most fun you'll have listening to your Mac.

iPhone 4 and iOS 4

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by 1Password, SmileOnMyMac, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - "iPhone 4, Hardware revs and the FTC"

Live Video is on Your Mac Life thanks to MacOSG.com! You can watch the show live at this URL:
http://yml.me/macosg

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://yml.me/node/4243

You can also join the Chat Room that runs during the live show - on the Live Video Feed itself or on the dedicated IRC Server at irc.chat-solutions.org in the #yourmaclife Channel.

Make sure you listen in this and every Wednesday evening from 5:30pm to 8pm PT or from 8:30pm to 11pm ET, for the most fun you'll have listening to your Mac.

iPhone 4, Hardware revs and the FTC

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by 1Password, SmileOnMyMac, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - "iPhone 4, Hardware revs and the FTC"

Live Video is on Your Mac Life thanks to MacOSG.com! You can watch the show live at this URL:
http://yml.me/macosg

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://yml.me/node/4243

You can also join the Chat Room that runs during the live show - on the Live Video Feed itself or on the dedicated IRC Server at irc.chat-solutions.org in the #yourmaclife Channel.

Make sure you listen in this and every Wednesday evening from 5:30pm to 8pm PT or from 8:30pm to 11pm ET, for the most fun you'll have listening to your Mac.

WWDC and iPhone 4

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by 1Password, SmileOnMyMac, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - "WWDC and iPhone 4"

Live Video is on Your Mac Life thanks to MacOSG.com! You can watch the show live at this URL:
http://yml.me/macosg

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://yml.me/node/4243

You can also join the Chat Room that runs during the live show - on the Live Video Feed itself or on the dedicated IRC Server at irc.chat-solutions.org in the #yourmaclife Channel.

Make sure you listen in this and every Wednesday evening from 5:30pm to 8pm PT or from 8:30pm to 11pm ET, for the most fun you'll have listening to your Mac.

You try Dropbox, I get more Space - Win/Win!

Hi Your Mac Life,

Did you know that you can earn up to 8 GB of extra space on Dropbox for free? All you need to do is invite people.

Every time one of your friends installs Dropbox, we'll give you both 250 MB of free space!

2nd Round of the YML "Words with Friends" World Championships!

We've started the 2nd Round of the YML "Words with Friends" World Championships - thanks to everyone who has played so far! I've heard from a lot of you that you enjoyed it - even if you lost. :)

For those of you who won't be moving on in the tournament, thanks for playing! We'll be announcing random prizes on next week's YML show so tune in to hear if you might still be a "winner". :)

For our 1st Round Winners, check your email for the name of your next opponent or go to this web page and find their name. The first name in each bracket is the beginning player.

Good luck to all our players!

On a side note, this was a lot of fun to set up, thanks to the (as always) invaluable help of xevio.us. If any of you know of other similar "internet capable" games, please let me know and maybe we can do other tourneys with other games.

BTW, check out "Strategery", a "Risk" like game that might be our next tourney. There are both free and paid versions and it's available for the iPhone and iPad.

Cannibals, Porn and the non-existent Fight over Flash

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by 1Password, SmileOnMyMac, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - "Cannibals, Porn and the non-existent Fight over Flash"

Live Video is on Your Mac Life thanks to MacOSG.com! You can watch the show live at this URL:
http://yml.me/macosg

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://yml.me/x/4243

You can also join the Chat Room that runs during the live show - on the Live Video Feed itself or on the dedicated IRC Server at irc.chat-solutions.org in the #yourmaclife Channel.

Make sure you listen in this and every Wednesday evening from 5:30pm to 8pm PT or from 8:30pm to 11pm ET, for the most fun you'll have listening to your Mac.

YML "Words with Friends" World Championships!

Words with Friends is a great Scrabble knock-off game. The best part about it is that you can play over the internet against friends and even strangers.

Our friend Jean MacDonald and another listener suggested, seeing as we enjoyed the game so much, why not have a tournament? I thought it was a great idea so, here we are - the 1st YML "Words with Friends" World Championships!

Here's how it works:

Tonight's YML is cancelled! :(

Guess who forgot his ride to the new (temporary) Your Mac Life studios is presently sunning herself in beautiful Bermuda? :(

We'll be back on the air next Wednesday!

Gizmodo, WWDC and the Words with Friends Championship!

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by 1Password, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - "Your Mac Life still in Portland, OR!"

Live Video is on Your Mac Life thanks to MacOSG.com! You can watch the show live at this URL:
http://yml.me/macosg

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://yml.me/x/4243

You can also join the Chat Room that runs during the live show - on the Live Video Feed itself or on the dedicated IRC Server at irc.chat-solutions.org in the #yourmaclife Channel.

Make sure you listen in this and every Wednesday evening from 5:30pm to 8pm PT or from 8:30pm to 11pm ET, for the most fun you'll have listening to your Mac.

Your Mac Life still in Portland, OR!

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by 1Password, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - "Your Mac Life still in Portland, OR!"

Live Video is on Your Mac Life thanks to MacOSG.com! You can watch the show live at this URL:
http://yml.me/macosg

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://yml.me/x/4243

You can also join the Chat Room that runs during the live show - on the Live Video Feed itself or on the dedicated IRC Server at irc.chat-solutions.org in the #yourmaclife Channel.

Make sure you listen in this and every Wednesday evening from 5:30pm to 8pm PT or from 8:30pm to 11pm ET, for the most fun you'll have listening to your Mac.

Your Mac Life Live from Portland, OR!

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by 1Password, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - "iPad Madness has Begun!"

Live Video is on Your Mac Life thanks to MacOSG.com! You can watch the show live at this URL:
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Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
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You can also join the Chat Room that runs during the live show - on the Live Video Feed itself or on the dedicated IRC Server at irc.chat-solutions.org in the #yourmaclife Channel.

Make sure you listen in this and every Wednesday evening from 5:30pm to 8pm PT or from 8:30pm to 11pm ET, for the most fun you'll have listening to your Mac.

iPad Launch Day in Portland, OR

YML is hanging out with friends at the Apple Store Pioneer Square in Portland Oregon this Saturday for the iPad Launch!

We'll be there with Ian, Bill, Jean and whoever else shows up in line. And things have gotten weird on Twitter - @jearle started it with "Want to help a poor yet upstanding member of the Mac community get an iPad? Paypal $10 or so to @ShawnKing at shawn [at] yourmaclifeshow [dot] com" and it has kinda snowballed from there. Our friend, @MacGenie went so far as to say, I'm in. Anyone else? 'Cause I don't think I can bear to hang out with Shawn when he comes to PDX if he doesn't get an iPad! :)

So, here's what I promised my fellow Twitts. If I receive enough PayPal Funds (donating is easy - simply PayPal to shawn [at] yourmaclifeshow [dot] com or use the handy links on the left side of this page ) by Saturday morning at 8am (when we get in line), I promise to do my absolute best to get a iPad that very day! It may mean running around to various Best Buys and Apple Authorized Resellers to see if they have stock or it might mean standing in line at the Apple Store Pioneer Square until 3pm (when Apple will release all the pre-orders that haven't been picked up yet). But, I promise not to leave Portland until I get one! :)

Now, if the funds don't match the cost of an iPad, I will take whatever money has been donated and put it towards the bar tab - all the new iPad owners will be gathering in a bar to *completely* geek out!

iPad Madness has Begun!

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by 1Password, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - "iPad Madness has Begun!"

Live Video is on Your Mac Life thanks to MacOSG.com! You can watch the show live at this URL:
http://yml.me/macosg

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
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You can also join the Chat Room that runs during the live show - on the Live Video Feed itself or on the dedicated IRC Server at irc.chat-solutions.org in the #yourmaclife Channel.

Make sure you listen in this and every Wednesday evening from 5:30pm to 8pm PT or from 8:30pm to 11pm ET, for the most fun you'll have listening to your Mac.