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CES vs Macworld Expo, Security and Christmas Gifts!

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Smile, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - CES vs Macworld Expo, Security and Christmas Gifts!

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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.

Interview with John Welch about Apple's Cancellation of the Xserve

Our go to Mac IT Guy, John Welch, has written a Macworld column called "Xserve is dead... so now what?". So we decided to call him up and ask him about Apple's cancellation of the Xserve, why it matters and what it means.

You can click here to listen to the interview directly or, even better, go to the iTunes Store and Subscribe to Your Mac Life on iTunes so you don't miss a single podcast or episode!

As an experiment, I also did Video of Interview with John Welch about Apple's Cancellation of the Xserve.

More Air about the Air, Magic Trackpad and the "Road to Expo!"

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Smile, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - More Air about the Air, Magic Trackpad and the "Road to Expo!"

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

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://yml.me/node/4243

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 Arrogance, the Future of MacBooks and January Road Trips!

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Smile, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - Big Week for Apple and settling a Bet!

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

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://yml.me/node/4243

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 Week for Apple and settling a Bet!

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Smile, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - Big Week for Apple and settling a Bet!

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

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://yml.me/node/4243

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 Event, Windows Phone and Expo Sessions!

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Smile, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - Apple Event, Windows Phone and Expo Sessions!

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

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://yml.me/node/4243

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.

Road to Macca and "What Steve Jobs learned..."

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Smile, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - Road to Macca and "What Steve Jobs learned..."

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

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.

Interview with Steven Ellis of the Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati

Dr Steven Ellis is an assistant professor in the Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati. Dr Ellis was recently featured on Apple's web site as crediting the introduction of six iPads at Pompeii with helping his team solve one of the most difficult problems of archaeological fieldwork: how to efficiently and accurately record the complex information they encounter in the trenches.

I spoke to him about archeology in general and his research on Pompeii.

You can click here to listen to the interview directly or, even better, go to the iTunes Store and Subscribe to Your Mac Life on iTunes so you don't miss a single podcast or episode!

Interview with Andrew Green of Twelvesouth

In its short existence, Twelvesouth has quickly gained a reputation for high quality, well designed and clever products. YML got the opportunity to talk to Andrew Green, one of the founders of Twelvesouth about the company, it's design philosophy and its products.

You can click here to listen to the interview directly or, even better, go to the iTunes Store and Subscribe to Your Mac Life on iTunes so you don't miss a single podcast or episode!

OS X, New Guidelines and "Ninja Steve!"

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Smile, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - OS X, New Guidelines and "Ninja Steve!"

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

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://yml.me/node/4243

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.

Ping, New Hardware and VersionTracker - RIP

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by 1Password, Smile Software, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - "Ping, New Hardware and VersionTracker - RIP"

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

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://yml.me/node/4243

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.

Today's Apple Announcements Dissected

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by 1Password, Smile Software, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - "Today's Apple Announcements Dissected"

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

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.

Apple Special Event and What to Expect

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by 1Password, Smile Software, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - "Apple Special Event and What to Expect"

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

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://yml.me/node/4243

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.

Reviews, The Cube and Your iWallet

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by 1Password, Smile Software, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - "Reviews, The Cube and Your iWallet"

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

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://yml.me/node/4243

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.

Your Mac Life at Summer Blast!

With a whole fleet of vendor booths—including Apple, LaCie, Wacom, FileMaker and more—Summer Blast 2010 is your opportunity to revel in tomorrow’s technology, today! MacForce will also host free seminars, a free outdoor BBQ and fun, free activities for the kids. Need any more reasons to drop by? How about thousands of dollars in giveaways, with winners every thirty minutes?



It's Portland, OR biggest Mac event of the year and YML will not only be in attendance, we'll be MC'ing and doing live interviews. If you're in the area, come on down, say hi, grab some BBQ, sit in on a seminar and maybe win some fabulous prizes!

If you can't make it, tune in here from 12 to 2pm PT to watch interviews with some of the vendors. You can even join in the Chat Room to ask your own questions!

Lex Friedman's Affiliatizer for Safari

Lex Friedman's Affiliatizer for Safari rewrites links to Amazon.com so they include the affiliate code of your choice. Note that this extension only rewrites links that don't already contain an affiliate code. Enter up to three codes; the extension will pick one at random on each applicable page view.

As mentioned on Wednesday's show, Dan Neal asked for the YML Amazon Affiliate Code so that he can use it with this Safari extension. It's a great idea and we thank Dan for thinking of it!

The YML Code is "yourmaclife-20". Download Affiliatizer for Safari 1.31 and install it. Then go to the Safari's Preferences -> Extensions and click on the Affiliatizer for Safari extension. You'll see the text fields where you can cut and paste the YML Amazon Affiliate Code.

(Until you enter an affiliate code in Affiliatizer's settings screen, the extension appends an affiliate code for John Gruber, Jason Snell, or Lex Friedman at random on each pageview.)

PC vs Mac, Papermaster's Ouster and Liquidmetal

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by 1Password, SmileOnMyMac, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - "PC vs Mac, Papermaster's Ouster and Liquidmetal"

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

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://yml.me/node/4243

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.

Video of Wednesday's YML Show!

Jailbreaking, RIM and Microsoft

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by 1Password, SmileOnMyMac, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - "Jailbreaking, RIM and Microsoft"

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

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://yml.me/node/4243

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.

Nilay Patel of Engadget on Jailbreaking

On Monday, the Librarian of Congress and the U.S. Copyright Office clarified how it plans to enforce the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, making new exemptions for things like jailbreaking iPhones and ripping DVDs.

I spoke to Nilay Patel Managing Editor of Engadget and a former copyright attorney himself, about what the DMCA is, what Jailbreaking is and what this issue really means for consumers.

Click here to listen to the interview. We hope you enjoy it!

YML Interview - Kevin Anderson, President and CEO of PowerMax

Your Mac Life's newest advertiser is Oregon based PowerMax. I spoke to the President and CEO of the company, Kevin Anderson. Tune in to find out what PowerMax is all about, why they are located in Oregon and why the customer *isn't* "always right".

Click here to listen to the YML Interview with Kevin Anderson, President and CEO of PowerMax.

YML Interview - Jason Bagley and Eric Baldwin, Wieden + Kennedy Creative Directors for Old Spice

Advertising rarely grabs our interest. Most of us think of it as something that rudely interrupts our our television programs.

But when advertising works, it creates a conversation, not just a buying urge. And there's no doubt that the "reboot" of the Old Spice brand by the Wieden + Kennedy ad agency has got people talking.

I spoke to Jason Bagley and Eric Baldwin, the Wieden + Kennedy Creative Directors for Old Spice about the campaign, how it came about and where it's going.

Click here to listen to the interview. We'd love to hear what you think of it or any of the other interviews we do!

Whatever of the Week!

Shawn's Pick - Flipboard

Ian's Pick - KatzEye™ Optics

Bill's Pick - Pandora

This week's Beers of Choice - Deschures Brewery's Green Lakes Organic Ale and Rogue Brewery's Hazelnut Brown Nectar

Apple Earnings and Antennamageddon Death Throes!

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by 1Password, SmileOnMyMac, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - "Apple Earnings and Antennamaggedon Death Throes!"

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

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://yml.me/node/4243

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 Press Conference and Consumer Reports

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by 1Password, SmileOnMyMac, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - "Apple Press Conference and Consumer Reports"

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

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://yml.me/node/4243

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 Postponed for 24 hours...

Our audio genius, Bill Reynolds, can't make Wednesday's Your Mac Life so we're have to push it back 24 hours to the same time on Thursday.

YML Interview - iPhone Fashion Shoot with Lee Morris

A few weeks ago, the folks at FStoppers did a full fashion photo shoot with an iPhone 3GS. I thought the video they posted was very interesting so I contacted them and the photographer, Lee Morris, agreed to an interview.

Click here to listen to the audio" or Subscribe to Your Mac Life on iTunes to get these interviews automatically.

We hope you enjoy the interview and, as always, we'd love to hear what you think of this or any other interviews we do!

YML Interview with Spencer Webb, President of AntennaSys

With all the talk of "problems" with Apple's iPhone 4 antenna, Your Mac Life decided it was time to talk to an expert.

Spencer Webb, President of AntennaSys has been the most quoted and quotable antenna experts. He is as interesting and personable as he is on his company's blog and we had a great conversation about the design of the iPhone's antenna.

You can listen to the interview directly here or Subscribe to Your Mac Life on the iTunes store.

iPhone 4 Issues and 3 Months with an iPad!

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by 1Password, SmileOnMyMac, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - "iPhone 4, Hardware revs and the FTC"

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

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.

iPhone 4 and iOS 4

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by 1Password, SmileOnMyMac, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - "iPhone 4, Hardware revs and the FTC"

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

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://yml.me/node/4243

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.