November 30, 2009


Mac Roundtable 2009.11.29 Episode #74

Filed under: Podcast — macroundtable @ 10:19 am

This week’s Mac Roundtable is hosted by:

Allison Sheridan of the NosillaCast @podfeet
Katie Floyd of the Mac Power Users @katiefloyd
Don McAllister of Screencasts Online at @donmcallister
Adam Christianson of the MacCast at @maccast
Jonathan Cost of Mac Tips Daily at @mactipsdaily

Deals Deals Deals
* Amazon Prime
Deal Websites:
* DealBrothers
* DealMac
Coupon Sites
* Dealcoupon
* MacZot,
* MacUpdate Promo,
* MacHeist
* TheMacBundles
* Camel,Camel, Camel – FireFox plugin for (Firefox add-on – Price watcher –
* Woot,
* Apple Refurb Store
* Third Party Online Authorized Resellers MacMall
* Bing Cashback –

Turn by Turn GPS for the iPhone
Price when compared to stand alone systems? – Worth It?
Pay as you go subscription (AT&T Navigator $9.95) or buy an app with Maps. if you lose your connection you have no maps!
No background Apps on iPhone causes problems? Disconnect when calls?
iGoMyWay “ $80 North American Version, $90 Europe, $70 Western Europe, not Jonathan’s favorite
Tom Tom $100 US
Navigon – steered Jonathan wrong!
Why not just buy a standalone unit like a Garmin?
Or why not the built in Google Maps on the iPhone? (except for not being able to be hands free)
Sygic is Jonathan’s favorite on features (but not fond of the interface)
Ped3 –
Griffin Window Seat –

AppleTV Love it or Hate it?
Allison hates hers…
Is it because she’s hacked it with ATVFlash?
You just need to use it like Steve tells you, Katie and Adam love theirs
Plex –

Allison – Brando Mini-mic for the iPhone and iPod Touch – $14 –
Don – Ecamm Skype Call Recorder – $19.95
Jonathan – Epson Picturemate Charm $149
Katie – Airport Express –
Adam – TVClean, or US sister site


November 14, 2009


Mac Roundtable 2009.11.14 Episode #73

Filed under: Podcast — take2 @ 2:45 pm

This edition of The MacRoundtable included:

John F. Braun: Mac Observer’s Mac Geek Gab / Twitter
Chuck Joiner: The MacVoices Group / Twitter
David Sparks: MacSparky / Mac Power Users / Twitter
Steve Stanger: The Mac Attack / Twitter

Our ‘Mac Tales of Woe’ on this episode of MRT. We discuss our (near) Mac disasters and how to prevent or repair our Macs when trouble finds them. We also talk about Applecare and insurance for your Mac and a new MacBook upgrade that all the cool kids are trying. We then wrap up the show with our picks.

MacBook Scuba – What to do when you MacBook gets wet

OptiBay info:
MCE OptiBay
MacVoices #9104: Arnie Ramirez of MCE Technologies Expands Your Mac Laptop with Their OptiBay
ScreenCasts Online SCO0224 – Solid State Drives & OptiBay [Members Show]

Chuck – ScotteVest
David – Secrets
John – eGo Ruby Red Portable Hard Drive
Steve – Dungeon Hunter (itunes link)