Monday, August 24, 2009

For Mac Eyes Only - "Snowy Prepares to Strike"

Episode #135

This week on For Mac Eyes Only: Mike's quick and dirty guide for prepping your Mac for Snow Leopard, Logic Express 9, Funny Hard Drive Squeaking Noise fixed, Camera RAW Lives (in PPC), Apple Media Event, Plungercam!, Gary's News and Views from Across the Pond, Jason's Mac Tip, Renaming home directories, Expanding MacBook batteries, Changing album art in grid view, "Mac to School" feedback.

News:
> Snow Leopard Refinements
> Snow Leopard Compatibility List
> Logic Express 9 Released
> UPDATE: iPhoto 8.1
> UPDATE: Bluetooth Firmware Update 2.0.1
> UPDATE: Hard Drive Firmware Update 2.0
> UPDATE: Apple Remote Desktop 3.3
> UPDATE: Bento 2.0v5
> FileMaker Tips for Removing Duplicate Contact Records
> Adobe Camera RAW to Continue for PPC for now
> RUMOR: Music Event Scheduled for Sept. 9th
> FUN NEWS: Make your own Plungercam!


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Features:

Gary's News and Views from Across the Pond - UK and EU News
> Spotify not rejected (yet)
> RUMOR: The Beatles in iTunes (not again)
> Apple looking into iPod & iPhone cracking and explosions
> Interview with Benoit Simeray
> Paris Metro Augmented Reality
> EMEA Smartphone Sales
> "The Surprise", children's book for iPhone
> Final Cut Pro London Seminar

Web Travels With Dan:
> Dan's FMEO Facebook Group

Jason's MacBook Podcast Tip: Use Preview to resize your images


Listener E-mails:

Question: Mike would like to rename his short name AND home directory.
> Apple KB Article

Question: Karen's MacBook Pro battery woes

Question: Connor would like to set default artwork in Artist Grid view

"Mac to School" Feedback: Demar and Jerry offer their suggestions for back to school season.
> Apple Educational Software Discounts
> Keynote Remote
> Logitech V470 Bluetooth Mouse


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> SuperDuper!
> Carbon Copy Cloner
> OS X Installation Options
> Episode 134 - "Mac to School"
> Visit The MacBook Podcast
> The FMEO Apple Store Gallery

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FMEO-135-082409 (50'20, 23MB)

3 comments:

rednicolas said...

I wanted to add to the resize tip with Preview that you might wanna add a shortcut in your System Preferences if you plan to use this a lot.

And I have an question concerning the Snow Leopard update. I'm currently running Leopard with iLife 08 and plan on updating to Snow Leopard (who wouldn't with that price). But I'm also interested in updating my iLife and getting the iWork. Would the Box Set be the best solution or should I get the OS update and iLife & iWork separated?

Mike, ESC!Cast Network said...

Thanks for the tip enhancement!

If you're going to upgrade all three as you are, then at full retail, the boxed set is the better deal for sure. ($187 separate v. $169 boxed set)

BUT if you shop around, you might be able to find all three for less if purchased separately. Right now (8/27/09), Amazon has the Snowy boxed set for $149.99 ... OR you could purchase all three individually for a total of $125.

So, like when you shop for groceries, be sure to compare prices before clicking "finalize" on that order. ;)

rednicolas said...

Thanks Mike. I'll make sure to browse around before I hit the purchase button.