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Archives for November 23rd, 2011

This week's show "Christmas Shopping and Apple #1 in 2013?"

Christmas Shopping and Apple #1 in 2013?

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by TabGrip, Smile, Circus Ponies and PowerMax: Christmas Shopping and Apple #1 in 2013?

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How OS X Lion helps keep Your Files Safe

On the left is the current document and the ones on the right are previous versions saved on your hard drive
Thanks to Lion, lost work could become a thing of the past. Barring the failure of your Mac's hard drive, you need no longer worry about losing work if the app in question crashes.

This is because OS X Lion has two clever systems built into it: Auto Save and Versions. Provided you're using an app that has support for these two features built in, your Mac automatically saves what you do as you go along.

We're going to take a look at how these two systems work so that you can make the most of them.

What I Learned Building the Apple Store

When I announced that I was leaving Apple to take the reins as CEO of J.C. Penney this month, the business press (and lots of others) began speculating about whether I could replicate the Apple Store's success in such a dramatically different retail setting.

One of the most common comments I heard was that the Apple Store succeeded because it carried Apple products and catered to the brand's famously passionate customers. Well, yes, Apple products do pull people into stores. But you don't need to stock iPads to create an irresistible retail environment. You have to create a store that's more than a store to people.

What is iCloud?

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How to uninstall Adobe Flash

Join the movement. The fastest growing segment of the internet is mobile and Adobe has said mobile Flash development has been terminated. Thereupon, if Flash isn’t mobile, it’s not long for the desktop either — make it happen faster, starting with your Mac.

It’s a pretty straight forward proposition: If you uninstall Flash, your Mac will use less memory, be more stable and more secure. You will also lose a small portion of the internet (mostly advertising), but the math and weight of history are against Flash.

5 Ways to create and send Holiday Photo Cards

The holidays are fast approaching and so is the pressure to send out your annual greeting cards to update family and friends about your fabulous life and beautiful children. We looked at five of the best, most user-friendly options that make it easy to design and send photo cards. Starting with the Apple programs you already have on your Mac or iOS device, and ending with sites you may not be familiar with, here's a walk through a veritable winter wonderland of photo card-making options.

Sly's Website of the Week - November 16th, 2011

About two weeks ago one of our (Vancouver’s) local tv news stations was broadcasting the winning ticket from a hospital charity lottery – I believe the grand prize gave the winner the opportunity to choose between a $2.5 Million dollar house in a suburb of Vancouver called Langley, or a cash prize of approximately $1.7 Million. Well, it turns out that the winning ticket belonged to one of the sports anchors of that very same station. It was funny to watch and naturally it made its way onto YouTube, and ultimately here as a website of the week.

The really good thing about all this, is that Barry’s daughter was diagnosed with leukemia when she was about 4 and underwent a year of chemotherapy treatments, thankfully resulting in a successful recovery, so they always made it a point to support the hospital in any way they could, including buying its charity lottery tickets every year. The news even made its way to Ellen Degeneres, who invited Barry and his boss Squire Barnes to appear on her show (it aired just this Monday, Nov 14th). ;-)

Here's how it all unfolded:

Archives for November 16th, 2011

This week's show "Kindle vs iPad and iTunes Match!"

Kindle vs iPad and iTunes Match!

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by TabGrip, Smile, Circus Ponies and PowerMax: Kindle vs iPad and iTunes Match!

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Understanding the Debate over Apple’s Mac App Store Sandbox

Sandboxing was very much in the news last week. I tripped over a half-dozen articles on the topic without even searching.

No, I’m not talking about play areas for toddlers. I’m talking about an OS X feature that Apple will require all apps sold in the Mac App Store to implement. At its core, sandboxing is a security enhancement.

End to Mobile Development bodes Ill for Flash

After years of recriminations and conspiracy theories, a lengthy saga has finally come to an end—and I’m not talking about Lost or One Life to Live. Adobe on Wednesday announced that it would no longer develop Flash for mobile platforms.

“Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores,” wrote Danny Winokur, Adobe’s vice president and general manager of interactive development in a blog post. “We will no longer continue to develop Flash Player in the browser to work with new mobile device configurations (chipset, browser, OS version, etc.) following the upcoming release of Flash Player 11.1 for Android and BlackBerry PlayBook.”

Archives for November 9th, 2011

This week's show "Sandboxing, Security and EasyPay!"

Sandboxing, Security and EasyPay!

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by TabGrip, Smile, Circus Ponies and PowerMax: Sandboxing, Security and EasyPay!

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:
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Sly's Website of the Week - November 2nd, 2011

Pretty incredible product launch by LG for the LG Optimus (Sept 2010):

File it under the category of "don't just ask how, but ask WTF how?!?". :-)

Archives for November 2nd, 2011

This week's show "Gates vs Jobs, Apple TV and Best of the Month!"

Gates vs Jobs, Apple TV and Best of the Month!

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by TabGrip, Smile, Circus Ponies and PowerMax: Gates vs Jobs, Apple TV and Best of the Month!

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:
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Archives for October 26th, 2011

This week's show "Jobs Bio, iPod Anniversary, RIP Macworld Expo"

Jobs Bio, iPod Anniversary, RIP Macworld Expo

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by TabGrip, Smile, Circus Ponies and PowerMax: Jobs Bio, iPod Anniversary, RIP Macworld Expo

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Celebrating Steve

Watch the special event, filmed live at the Apple campus in Cupertino, California.

Archives for October 19th, 2011

This week's show "More Apple "Disappointment" and Hands On with iOS 5 and iPhone 4S"

More Apple "Disappointment" and Hands On with iOS 5 and iPhone 4S

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by TabGrip, Smile, Circus Ponies and PowerMax: More Apple "Disappointment" and Hands On with iOS 5 and iPhone 4S

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10 Good Minutes on Steve Jobs

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The Shadowy World of iPhone Cases

In the weeks leading up to Apple’s Oct. 4 announcement about the new iPhone 4S, Tim Hickman lived and breathed rumors about the device. His company, Hard Candy Cases, makes protective covers for mobile phones, and he was determined to get a jump on production.

After three separate manufacturing partners in China sent him detailed 3D models of an iPhone with a widened, pill-shaped “home” button and a slightly tapered back, Hickman decided to roll the dice. He paid $50,000 to make steel moldings to mass-produce cases for the new design and, on the morning of Apple’s announcement, began taking orders on his website. The gamble backfired: Apple’s new iPhone 4S included no major changes to the exterior design.

The home button remained circular. Hickman suddenly owned $50,000 worth of paperweights.

iPhone 4S Teardown

iFixit: "Siri, may we disassemble you for all to see?"

iPhone 4S (Siri): "42"

iFixit: "I didn't ask for the meaning of life, Siri..."

iPhone 4S (Siri): "42 is the number of seconds you have left until I initiate the self-destruct sequence..."

iFixit: "Message received."

Apparently Siri is not too happy with our request, but when has a machine stood in the way of iFixit's exceptional team of tinkerers? Join us as we delve deep into the recesses of the new iPhone 4S.

Archives for October 12th, 2011

This week's show "Post-Jobs, iPhone 4S and "Best of…""

Post-Jobs, iPhone 4S and "Best of…"

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by TabGrip, Smile, Circus Ponies and PowerMax: Post-Jobs, iPhone 4S and "Best of…"

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:
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