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This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Smile, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - Anniversaries and the Mac Community

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Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
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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.

Anniversaries and the Mac Community

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Smile, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - Anniversaries and the Mac Community

Live Video is on Your Mac Life thanks to MacOSG.com and available on your desktop, iPhone and iPad! You can watch the show live from anywhere at this URL:
http://yml.macosg.com

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.

WWDC, OS X and Amazon!

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Smile, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - WWDC, OS X and Amazon!

Live Video is on Your Mac Life thanks to MacOSG.com and available on your desktop, iPhone and iPad! You can watch the show live from anywhere at this URL:
http://yml.macosg.com

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.

Music We Love

For those of you who listen to Your Mac Life, on last week's show we talked about and asked the audience about how they discover new music and what music they like. Music is such a personal thing and everyone has different tastes. We talked about how, for so many people, the kind or style of music we like tends to be set in stone once we hit our mid-twenties.

So this site's goal is to open ourselves up to music - genres, bands, artists, styles - that we may not naturally gravitate to. I encourage you to, for example, listen to a country music recommendation even if you don't like country. Tune in to some jazz even if you're not a fan. Try some metal just because. You never know what you might find.

And please - contribute yourself. We all have favorite singers and bands. Tell people what yours are! Send email to MWL [at] yourmaclifeshow [dot] com with as much of a description of the band or the artist as you can - URLs are very helpful - and I'll post it here. If you'd like, you can become a Site Contributor and we can give you permission to post on your own!

New York Times, Music Discovery and should Apple pull Apps?

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Smile, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - New York Times, Music Discovery and should Apple pull Apps?

Live Video is on Your Mac Life thanks to MacOSG.com and available on your desktop, iPhone and iPad! You can watch the show live from anywhere at this URL:
http://yml.macosg.com

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 2 Thoughts and Bon Jovi!

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Smile, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - iPad 2 Thoughts and Bon Jovi!

Live Video is on Your Mac Life thanks to MacOSG.com and available on your desktop, iPhone and iPad! You can watch the show live from anywhere at this URL:
http://yml.macosg.com

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 2 Launch, iOS Update and a MBPectomy!

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Smile, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - iPad 2 Launch, iOS Update and a MBPectomy!

Live Video is on Your Mac Life thanks to MacOSG.com and available on your desktop, iPhone and iPad! You can watch the show live from anywhere at this URL:
http://yml.macosg.com

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 2 and Apple NDA's

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Smile, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - iPad 2 and Apple NDA's

Live Video is on Your Mac Life thanks to MacOSG.com and available on your desktop, iPhone and iPad! You can watch the show live from anywhere at this URL:
http://yml.macosg.com

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 iPad 2 Event

Apple's iPad 2 announcement is this morning at 10amPT. Join one of these liveblogs and then come to the YML IRC room at irc.chat-solutions.org, channel #yourmaclife.

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Ars Technica

Mac Observer

YML's Sunday Night Oscar Party!

What are you up to on Sunday night? Are you a fan of the Academy Awards broadcast? Why not join Your Mac Life for an Oscars Party!

We've always been huge fans of movies and the Academy Awards here at YML and would love to get together to do it again this Sunday - and you're invited!

No need to dress up in black tie and designer dresses - just sit down with your computer, iPad or iPhone and your TV during the broadcast and join us in the YML Internet Relay Chat Room (irc.chat-solutions.org in the #yourmaclife channel) or go to the YML Virtual Studio and join the IRC from there.

The Oscars telecast begins with the red carpet show on Sunday at 4pm PT/7pm ET. The Awards show starts up an hour later. But wait - there's more!

For our US based listeners, there is a 99 cent iPhone or iPad app, the Oscar Backstage Pass, that promises to really expand your enjoyment of the broadcast in some very interesting ways.

For everyone, you can go to the Oscars Nomination page and make your picks and see how you do against Shawn and Sly! :)

So - bring along your favorite adult beverages, get into your comfy chair and join us for the 83rd Academy Awards!

iPad 2, Stockholders and "Demolishing the iOS"

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Smile, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - iPad 2, Stockholders and "Demolishing the iOS"

Live Video is on Your Mac Life thanks to MacOSG.com and available on your desktop, iPhone and iPad! You can watch the show live from anywhere at this URL:
http://yml.macosg.com

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.

Rumors, Subscriptions and Apple's Cut!

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Smile, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - Rumors, Subscriptions and Apple's Cut!

Live Video is on Your Mac Life thanks to MacOSG.com and available on your desktop, iPhone and iPad! You can watch the show live from anywhere at this URL:
http://yml.macosg.com

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.

The Daily, HP Vaporware and the Verizon iPhone

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Smile, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - The Daily, HP Vaporware and the Verizon iPhone

Live Video is on Your Mac Life thanks to MacOSG.com and available on your desktop, iPhone and iPad! You can watch the show live from anywhere at this URL:
http://yml.macosg.com

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.

Mike Evangelist of CrashPlan

I talked to Mike Evangelist of CrashPlan.com. Do you do multiple backups in multiple locations? You know you should and CrashPlan has a easy way to back up to external drives, The Cloud and even to friends' computers!

Click this link to listen to the interview directly but, even better, subscribe to Your Mac Life on iTunes and get all of our interviews downloaded automagically.

Mike Evangelist of CrashPlan.com

Gonna try a another experiment on this morning!

At 11:00am PT, I'm going to be interviewing Mike Evangelist of CrashPlan.com. These interviews are usually taped and then posted to the web site and iTunes. Today, you get the opportunity to listen in live!

Click here to listen and watch the interview and, if you'd like to ask Mike questions, send email to shawn [at] yourmaclifeshow [dot] com or join us in the IRC chat at irc.chat-solutions.org, channel #yourmaclife.

Garrick Chow of Lynda.com talking about his iMovie 11 Training Course

I talked to Garrick Chow of Lynda.com about his latest iMovie '11 Essential Training Course. Garrick gave us some great info about what's in the course and what some of the new features of iMovie 11 are. He even gave us a URL where you can try *all* of Lynda.com's content free for seven days - but you'll have to tune in to hear it!

Click this link to listen to the commentary directly but, even better, subscribe to Your Mac Life on iTunes and get all of our interviews downloaded automagically.

Garrick Chow of Lynda.com talking about his iMovie 11 Training Course

Gonna try a little experiment on this Monday!

At noon PT, I'm going to be interviewing Garrick Chow of Lynda.com talking about his iMovie 11 Training Course. These interviews are usually taped and then posted to the web site and iTunes. Today, you get the opportunity to listen in live!

Click here to listen to the audio of the interview and, if you'd like to ask Garrick questions, send email to shawn [at] yourmaclifeshow [dot] com or join us in the IRC chat at irc.chat-solutions.org, channel #yourmaclife.

The Daily and Macworld 2011 Wrap Up, Best of Show

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Smile, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - The Daily and Macworld 2011 Wrap Up, Best of Show

Live Video is on Your Mac Life thanks to MacOSG.com and available on your desktop, iPhone and iPad! You can watch the show live from anywhere at this URL:
http://yml.macosg.com

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.

Fotobabbles from Macworld Expo 2011

Macworld Expo is Dead. Long Live Macworld Expo.

48 hours after Macworld Expo 2011 shut its doors, it's time to get some perspective on the show.

Problem is, what Macworld Expo is and was depends on your perspective. Click here to listen to what Shawn's perspective is on Macworld Expo 2011.

Even better, subscribe to Your Mac Life on iTunes and get all of our interviews from Macworld Expo and elsewhere, downloaded automagically.

YML's Macworld Expo Meet Up!

Macworld Expo is just around the corner!

We love Expo here at Your Mac Life because we get to meet with a lot of great people. And to make it even easier to meet them, we put on a "meet up" at a pub in San Francisco.

The nice folks at Elgato, among others, are helping us put this one on. It will be at a "secret location" and invite only. We'll post more details later.

If you are a Macworld Expo Vendor, we'd love to have you involved! Contact us at "meetup [at] yourmaclifeshow [dot] com" for more details and sponsorship pricing.

YML Interview with Tim Bajarin of Creative Strategies

I spoke with Tim Bajarin, president of Creative Strategies about Steve Jobs, Tim Cook, Apple and the future of all three.

Click this link to listen to the commentary directly but, even better, subscribe to Your Mac Life on iTunes and get all of our interviews from Macworld Expo and elsewhere, downloaded automagically.

Q1 Results, Macworld Expo and "Steve Who?"

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Smile, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - Q1 Results, Macworld Expo and "Steve Who?"

Live Video is on Your Mac Life thanks to MacOSG.com and available on your desktop, iPhone and iPad! You can watch the show live from anywhere at this URL:
http://yml.macosg.com

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.

YML Comment on Steve Jobs, Apple and the Media

Apple today announced that Steve Jobs would be stepping back from the day to day operations of the company so that he may focus on his health. The community is understandably concerned and there are any number of pundits opining on "What It All Means".

Click this link to listen to the commentary directly but, even better, subscribe to Your Mac Life on iTunes and get all of our interviews from CES and elsewhere, downloaded automagically.

CES Wrap Up, Verizon iPhone and Macworld Expo!

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Smile, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - "CES Wrap Up, Verizon iPhone and Macworld Expo!"

Live Video is on Your Mac Life thanks to MacOSG.com and available on your desktop, iPhone and iPad! You can watch the show live from anywhere at this URL:
http://yml.macosg.com

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.

GadgetTrak's Free Exhibit Passes!

The nice folks at GadgetTrak have a limited number of free Exhibit Hall Passes to the Macworld Expo show floor to give away to lucky listeners!

Go to this URL and "buy" a pass for $0.00.

But wait! There's more!

Forward your confirmation email to them and GadgetTrak will give you a half off discount code for GadgetTrak software to use when you're traveling to such a DANGEROUS place. :)

Forward your confirmation email to "ischray at gadgettrak.com". See you in San Francisco!

Beginning Digital Photography Seminar - now $50 Off!!

At Macworld Expo this year, I will be once again teaching an all day class on Beginner Digital Photography. The class is all day (10am - 5pm) on Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 and you'll learn how to get the most out of whatever camera you have - iPhone, Point and Shoot even a DSLR!

Do you understand how your camera works and, more importantly, what the elements of a good photograph are?

This Full Day Session will not only teach you camera basics and how to get the most out of the camera you already have, but it will teach you the "insider secrets" that professional photographers use to get "The Shot".

You'll learn about the "Rule of Thirds", "Depth of Field", what situations different kinds of cameras excel at and how easy it is to get great shots with the camera you already have.

But wait - here's more!

The nice folks at Olympus are giving a camera to a lucky attendee and IDG is offering a $50 off savings if people sign up using the “YML” code through January 26th!

Click on the link above or enter “YML” in the Priority Code box on top of 2nd page on the registration site and it will trigger the savings on the registration page. After you enter the code and click on the Workshop package the page will refresh with the discount.

Hope to see you in the class!

Your Mac Life's post-CES comments

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada is now over. Thanks to our friends at Etymotic Research, Your Mac Life attended CES from January 6th to 9th, 2011.

Here is the final audio from CES - a commentary on what I thought of the show and how it compares to Macworld Expo and I answer the question, "Will I go next year?"

Click this link to listen to the interview directly but, even better, subscribe to Your Mac Life on iTunes and get all of our interviews from CES and elsewhere, downloaded automagically.

"Fotobabbles" from CES

I've been playing around with this web site called Fotobabble.com that has an iOS app called Fotobabble. It's a fun and interesting way to add audio commentary directly onto photos you take with your iPhone. They are then uploaded to the Fotobabble web site and you can post a link to them directly from the iPhone app to Twitter and Facebook. Below you'll find a few I did for/at CES:

Ski goggles with a Heads Up Display!

Quick critique of the Riviera hotel