April 10, 2009

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Mac Roundtable 2009.04.10 Episode #61

Filed under: Podcast — take2 @ 7:10 am

Katie Floyd: The MacCore Twitter
Steve Stanger: The Mac Attack Twitter
Tim Verpoorten: Mac Reviewcast Twitter

Another small but mighty group this week. We discussed the proliferation of hard drives and why that’s not necessarily always a good thing, storage solutions and backup strategies. We also talked about how the iPhone and iPod Touch have become much more than simple phones and iPods and how a variety of applications make them excellent travel companions and perhaps even computer replacements. Of course, the discussion somehow also turned to Twitter clients and our picks.

Storage Solutions and Backup:
Mozy Online Backup
Time Capsule
Voyager Dock
Drobo
SuperDuper

iPhone/iPod Touch Apps:
Evernote
Night Stand
White Noise (Light)
Flight Tracker
WiFiTrack

Twitter Clients:
TweetDeck
Nambu
Tweetie

Other Cool Stuff Mentioned:
Matias Folding Keyboard
WWDC
MailPlane

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5 Comments »

  1. Katie, I thought you had a first gen MacBook (Core Duo, not Core 2 Duo)?

    Comment by Ted — April 12, 2009 @ 12:44 am

  2. Ted-
    I started out with the original MacBook 2Ghz Core Duo. Then, about a year ago, I had the opportunity to buy a family member’s nearly new MacBook Core 2 Duo for a great price when they wanted to upgrade to a 15″ screen. So I took the mini-upgrade for the 802.11n compatibility and Core 2 Duo and sold my original MacBook.

    Sometimes it’s easy for me to forget that it’s not the original MacBook I bought. :) I’m about due for another upgrade, but keep holding out thinking that we’re going to see some more interesting things in the next 6 months or so. Trying to decide whether I want to stick with a notebook only solution or go with a more powerful desktop machine and a notebook for travel.

    Comment by Katie — April 14, 2009 @ 7:50 am

  3. Oh, that explains it! :) Good deal!

    I still have my 1st Gen MB. I was ready to purchase the new aluminum model, until I looked at. Can’t stand the inferior screen, and I have to have FireWire…. and it just costs too darned much for what it is. I may just purchase the updated white model when or if this one dies. My AppleCare will expire in less than two months on this one.

    My main machine is a Mac Pro, so my laptop requirements aren’t that extreme. Actually, this 1st gen model does everything I need to do. But, I can understand that it can be tough decision.

    Take care!

    Comment by Ted — April 18, 2009 @ 11:42 pm

  4. Katie, I thought you had a first gen MacBook (Core Duo, not Core 2 Duo)?

    Comment by eve isk — May 19, 2009 @ 12:03 am

  5. I still have my 1st Gen MB. I was ready to purchase the new aluminum model, until I looked at. Can?t stand the inferior screen, and I have to have FireWire?. and it just costs too darned much for what it is. I may just purchase the updated white model when or if this one dies. My AppleCare will expire in less than two months on this one.

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    Comment by gaia gold — June 5, 2009 @ 2:20 am

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