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Your Mac Life is on the new Apple TV!

Thanks to DJ Macintosh, you can now watch Your Mac Life directly through your Apple TV!



You can buy it for only 99 cents. You can find it by searching for "Your Mac Life" on the Apple TV App Store. Thanks DJ!

Your Mac Life #1102 for July 27th, 2016!


You can join us in our Google Hangout here!

We are testing out a new service called Telegram. You can download the app (or check it out via your web browser) here and then join us in the dedicated Your Mac Life Chat Room by clicking this link!


Join the Chat Room that runs during the live show 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.

If you have any questions or comments, please send them to Your Mac Life (onair [at] yourmaclifeshow [dot] com).

Tune in to find out why MacFormat UK named Your Mac Life one of the "Top Ten Podcasts in the World"!

YOUR MAC LIFE CANCELLED FOR MARCH 16TH, 2016

OK...making it official....in the past two hours, my headache has gotten worse, I'm still coughing up phlegm balls, I'm tired and in need of a nap and my back is killing me. I'm *definitely* getting sick....tonight's Your Mac Life is cancelled.... :(

NO YOUR MAC LIFE THIS EVENING....AGAIN

I've been on the phone most of the afternoon with my ISP. Seems the cheap ass router they provided me has blown up AGAIN. They can't get me another one until Thursday or Friday so...no show tonight. :(

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Thanks to all the YML'ers who sent in their video Christmas greetings!

Your Mac Lifer's Christmas Greetings #1

Your Mac Lifer's Christmas Greetings #2

Send Some Christmas Cheer!

The holidays are never a lot of fun for me but particularly this year. So, I want to do something a little different to help me (and hopefully others!) get through the Christmas Funk.

SEND ME HOLIDAY CHEER!

I was thinking that there are so many great YML listeners I've never met, never seen, never heard. I wanted to remedy that and the simplest way is for you to send me a holiday video greeting!

It's easy - Make sure you've got some good lighting, grab your iPhone, turn on your camera app, flip the camera around to front facing and hit record. Then, do a mental "...3....2...1...." countdown and just say.....something!

Start with, "Hi! My name is....and I live in....." and then go with....

"Merry Christmas Shawn and all the Your Mac Life listeners!"

"Happy Holidays from the ....family to Your Mac Life!"

"I want to wish a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to.....(include anyone you'd like!)..."

You get the idea. Make it short and simple. Include the kids. Include your dog. Include your co-workers. MAKE IT FUN. Then, email the video to me at ChristmasCheer [at] yml [dot] me and I'll include it in a montage to be played on next week's YML Christmas show. I'll also include the video here and post it to Facebook and Twitter.

I think it would be great to get a bunch of these so send the idea to anyone you'd like and let's start a new YML tradition for the holidays.

Thanks and I look forward to seeing your holiday video greetings!

SORRY - YOUR MAC LIFE CANCELLED FOR DECEMBER 2ND, 2015

Sorry folks. I hate doing this but I have to cancel tonight's Your Mac Life show. It hasn't been a good few days for me and I don't have the mental energy or the ability to concentrate on the show. I know I've done this a lot in the past year and I apologize to all of you.

I hope to be back next week. We'll do the drawing for the Secret Santa Apple TV on the next show.

Apple TV Giveaway!

One of our Your Mac Life “Secret Santas” is giving away a 64GB Apple TV in November - Details on tonight's show!

NO YOUR MAC LIFE TONIGHT, OCTOBER 21ST, 2015! :(

After Yet Another Move :( I'm now in a new (AND REALLY EXPENSIVE!) apartment in Chilliwack, BC. I wisely arranged to have the Cable Guy come out this morning so things would be set up in time for tonight's YML show.

How “lucky” am I? My cable guy got into an accident and now can’t make it to turn on the Intrawebs for me. So, no Your Mac Life tonight. :(

NO YOUR MAC LIFE TONIGHT - AUGUST 28TH, 2015!

Sorry folks. There's been a major family emergency. Everyone here at YML Headquarters is fine but we won't be able to do a show this evening. Our apologies. We hope to be back next week!

NO YOUR MAC LIFE TONIGHT (JULY 15TH, 2015)!

As many of you know, we live in a small "village" called Rosedale which itself is outside a small town called Chilliwack which is east of the city of Vancouver.

What that all means is, getting to Vancouver is a bit of a trek, usually an hour to the city limits from here.

But today, we need to go to the airport to drop someone off and that means (because Vancouver has no direct highway link to the airport) the trip will take at least 90+ minutes - and even that assumes there will be no traffic. And this is Vancouver - THERE'S ALWAYS TRAFFIC.

Worse, the return trip to Rosedale will be right in the heart of the rush hour - not only in the city proper but on the Trans-Canada highway, too. It likely means a minimum 2 hour trip back home.

So there's ZERO CHANCE of us getting back in time to do a Your Mac Life show this evening.

OH CANADA!


I know we said last week that we would do a Your Mac Life show this Wednesday evening but that is before I cleared it with YML_Kim....ooops... :)

In honor of her adopted nation and the country of my birth, we are riding our motorcycles to a Native Canadian celebration, eating smoked salmon and watching fireworks!

To all my Canadian friends, I hope you have a wonderful Canada celebration!

NO YOUR MAC LIFE TONIGHT!

Sorry folks. The issues from last week's show have only gotten worse.

Due to the move out here to the wilds of Chilliwack, BC, we've been siphoning (with permission) our neighbour's internet access via wifi. But the connection is *awful* and drops constantly. It's OK for web browsing (although, it feels like dial up hell!) but is no where near good enough for broadcast audio and video.

A Tech is coming out to install dedicated wifi for us but until that happens (hopefully, later today), we can't do a show.

SORRY!

Your Mac Life's IRC Chat Room for today's Apple Event!

Here is the IRC Chat Room:


Join the Chat Room during the today's Apple Event! You can also connect 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 7pm PT or from 8:30pm to 10pm ET for the most fun you'll have listening to your Mac.

If you have any questions or comments, please send them to Your Mac Life (onair [at] yourmaclifeshow [dot] com).

Tune in to find out why MacFormat UK named Your Mac Life one of the "Top Ten Podcasts in the World"!

PLEASE NOTE: No YML for Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Shawn's Macbook Pro is under the weather and has to stay overnight for observation (hehe) at the Apple Store. Unfortunately, that means there will be no show tonight (Feb 18th). :-(

Our apologies for the inconvenience. Hope to see you next week!

Cheers,
Sly (for Shawn)

Wed, January 21, 2015 - ANNOUNCEMENT: No Show Tonight

Hi all,

Shawn is having some technical issues (his router decided today would be a good to take a break), so unfortunately that means no internet access for him, and therefore, no YML show tonight. He hopes to be back up and running by next week's show; we hope to see you then.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Cheers,
Sly

Wed, October 15, 2014

Hi all,

Shawn is experiencing a power outage at show headquarters and unfortunately that means there will be no Your Mac Life show tonight, October 15, 2014. Our apologies for the inconvenience and short notice. Should this week's show be rescheduled, we'll let you know, otherwise, we hope to see you next week.

Thanks,
Sly (for Shawn)

(SHAWN UPDATE: Sorry YMLers. The wiring in my apartment is done poorly. If I forget and plug one thing in wrong, I trip the circuit breaker. And the breaker box is in the landlord's part of the house and I don't have access over there. :( )

Tonight's YML - CANCELLED :(

First YML in Vancouver, BC WON'T be tonight either! :(

Unbelievable. If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all....

So we couldn't do a show last week because of bandwidth issues. We can't do one this week because my work machine, a Macbook Pro, gave up its logic board and died on me. It's at the Apple store getting fixed as we speak (at a cost of $600(!)) but won't be ready for tonight's show.

And even if it was, Doofussan here managed to remember the microphones...and the cables...and the power supply...but forgot to bring the Behringer Mixing Board from Calgary....sigh....

The only real good news was I bought a Mac mini to enable us to do a little more for the shows in the future.

And, if you'd like, you can still join us in the IRC this evening - we might be able to pull together some rudimentary audio in the next couple of hours....fingers crossed....

No YML: Sept 4

I am not getting out of the hospital in time for tomorrow night's show so it's cancelled.

Here's a link to the CTV Story by Ryan White, CTV Calgary

One female is in serious, non life-threatening condition and a male is in stable condition after the motorcycle they were riding collided with a car Saturday afternoon.

The crash occurred at approximately 5:00 p.m. at the intersection of Macleod Trail and 12 Ave. S.E. The man and the woman were both wearing helmets at the time of the crash.

EMS transported the two patients to hospital. Police are investigating the crash.

Car vs Motorcycle

YML tonight - Gus Mueller of Acorn and Shawn talks about sex with Mary Roka!

This week on Your Mac Life: "Tonight - Gus Mueller of Acorn and Shawn talks about sex with Mary Roka!"

Live video is available for Your Mac Life! You can watch the show live at this URL:
http://yourmaclifeshow.com/live

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/yml-audio-only

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.

Why yes - there IS a Your Mac Life show this evening!

THE SHOW WILL BE LIVE AT 5PM PT, 8PM ET!!

Tonight, a Very Special Your Mac Life show!

This week on Your Mac Life: "Tonight, a Very Special Your Mac Life show!"

Live video is available for Your Mac Life! You can watch the show live at this URL:
http://yourmaclifeshow.com/live

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/yml-audio-only

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.

Ron Johnson, Wine and $5 Apps

This week on Your Mac Life: "Ron Johnson, Wine and $5 Apps"

Live video is available for Your Mac Life! You can watch the show live at this URL:
http://yourmaclifeshow.com/live

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/yml-audio-only

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 anniversary, Expo changes and the Chinese Media

This week on Your Mac Life: "iPad anniversary, Expo changes and the Chinese Media"

Live Video is on Your Mac Life thanks to Telestream's Wirecast and uStream! You can watch the show live at this URL:
http://yourmaclifeshow.com/live

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/yml-audio-only

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.

BIG announcement, T-Mobile and location, location, location!

This week on Your Mac Life: "BIG announcement, T-Mobile and location, location, location!"

Live Video is on Your Mac Life thanks to Telestream's Wirecast and uStream! You can watch the show live at this URL:
http://yourmaclifeshow.com/live

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/yml-audio-only

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's Newest Employee and "Then and Now"!

This week on Your Mac Life: "Apple's Newest Employee and "Then and Now"!"

Live Video is on Your Mac Life thanks to Telestream's Wirecast and uStream! You can watch the show live at this URL:
http://yourmaclifeshow.com/live

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/yml-audio-only

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.

Comic Books and Apple Maps!

This week on Your Mac Life: "Comic Books and Apple Maps!"

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

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/yml-audio-only

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.