December 27, 2009


Mac Roundtable 2009.12.27 Episode #76

Filed under: Podcast — take2 @ 9:16 pm

This week’s episode of the Mac Roundtable is hosted by:

Allison Sheridan – NosillaCast at @podfeet
Katie Floyd – Mac Power Users at @katiefloyd
Bart Busschots – @bbusschots

Tech gadgets we must pack for vacation:

  • Chargers – phone, camera, video camera, iPod
  • Battery pack for iPhone
  • HyperMac (or similar) chargers?
  • Cables – Ethernet (Bart also carries ethernet crossover cable), iPod/iPhone, USB, Firewire
  • Spare Flash Drive
  • Movie Drive (small USB drive with Drive-In encoded movies ( sadly shut down by the DVD Copy Control Association
  • Noise canceling headphones for the plane
  • Surge protector for dodgy power (in Mexico)
  • Plug converters for European travel (and American travel for Bart)
  • How much memory do you carry?  SD cards in camera vs. video camera?

Related: What is your current travel bag and why do you like it?

What tools or skills do we want to learn/improve next year?

  • Bart – I want to learn more about iMovie
  • Katie – Blogging (WordPress, Mars Edit, etc.) WordPress theme Allison recommended to Katie is Atahualpa from (named after the last Incan sovereign emperor)
  • Al – more about screencasting and video in general – still baffled by encoding options.

Tech Related gifts bought or received:

  • Al – LowePro MicroTrekker 100 & Logitech MX Revolution due to peer pressure from the Mac Roundtable – now how do I talk to it without the Logitech drivers?
  • Bart – iPhoto Calendar – it’s the most tech-related thing I’ve given this year. I decided on the topic at the very start of the year – “Butterflies of Ireland” – and spent the whole year diligently gathering the shots to assemble into the calendar. Even put in all the Latin names!
  • Katie – iHome iP9 Clock Radio for iPhone

December 18, 2009


Mac Roundtable 2009.12.17 Episode #75

Filed under: Podcast — macroundtable @ 9:58 am

This edition of The Mac Roundtable features:

Katie Floyd – Mac Power Users Twitter
Bart Busschots – Bart Busschots Blog The International Mac Podcast The Nosilla Cast Twitter
Chuck Jointer – The MacVoices Group Twitter

The panel first provide their thoughts on Mac advocacy, bias, objectivity, activism, and why you should attend Macworld 2010. AT&T’s performance as a cell and data carrier is examined and debated, and some of the best products of 2009 are picked.

Where to Find MRT at Macworld 2010: Main Stage

Mac Roundtable – Saturday, Feb 13, 2010 10:30 a.m.
Mac Geek Gab – Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010 12:30 p.m.
Mac Power Users – Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010 2:45 p.m.
Possibly other events to be announced.

AT&T Has Spent Less on Network Construction Every Quarter Since the iPhone’s Launch

Hands on: Virgin Mobile Broadband2Go

Picks Best of 2009:

Bart- Choosy Combined with Fluid

Katie – Dropbox

Chuck – iPhone 3GS