YML News

Family Visit!

My "baby" sister Melonie, her three year old daughter Emily and my 2nd mom Beverly drove all the way down from Nova Scotia to come see me and I couldn't have been happier!

I discovered several things - My sister is a *wonderful* mother:

My mom Beverly is *still* a bit of a goofball and I love her for it:

And three year old nieces named Emily have *insane* amounts of energy, sweetness, love and painful cuteness!:

The NYC Grid, Understanding Apple and more "Pick Your Topic"!

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This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by 1Password, Softpress, Ambrosia Software, RadTech, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - "The NYC Grid, Understanding Apple and more "Pick Your Topic"!

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

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://www.yourmaclifeshow.com/QT/stream.mov

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.netmug.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.

New IRC Server for Tonight's Show!

Unfortunately our usual IRC server has gone south on us so tonight we are using irc.chat-solutions.org. Open your IRC software an change your server to that address and then type "/join #yourmaclife".

Once in the chat room, you can register your nickname - change to the nick you want to use via /nick NewNick, then use /nickserv register password email@address.

Trust me - you *really* want to be part of this show - it's going to be *historic*!

Flickr Tips, "Pick Your Topic" and a Big Announcement!

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This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by 1Password, Softpress, Ambrosia Software, RadTech, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - "Flickr Tips, "Pick Your Topic" and a Big Announcement!"

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

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://www.yourmaclifeshow.com/QT/stream.mov

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.netmug.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 App for Your iPhone!

Thanks to Dave Merten of the Mac Owners Support Group, Your Mac Life now has its very own app for connecting to the show from your iPhone!

With the Your Mac Life app, you can access past and present YML podcasts via iTunes, the latest Your Mac Life news, show archives and YML photos displayed at Flickr.com.

Your Mac Life On Your iPhone!

Your Mac Life is now available on your iPhone!

Thanks to the *very* clever Dave Merten of the Mac Owners Support Group, you can go to this URL and grab all the Your Mac Life goodness you can stand.

Dave has created links to the YML Home Page, the latest news, the new downloadable podcast archives and even our Flickr feed!

YML Archives are *FREE*, Thanks to Audible.com!

YML was the first Mac broadcast available on Audible.com over six years ago and it has been a wonderful partnership that we are proud to have taken part in and helped pioneer.

And now, thanks to the nice folks at Audible.com, the archives of Your Mac Life will be available as full downloads, free of charge! You can subscribe to Your Mac Life on iTunes through this link and each week's show will become available automatically each week, usually before midnight Eastern Time each Wednesday.

The archives will still be available via Audible.com and you can still purchase individual shows or even full subscriptions if you'd like to "donate" to YML. We think it's a win/win for everyone and allows us to reach an even larger audience than ever before.

This has been the number one request of our audience over the years and we are extremely pleased that Audible.com has helped us make this happen.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact me personally at Shawn at yourmaclifeshow.com.

NO AUDIO ONLY FEED TONIGHT! :(

Sorry folks - our QuickTime Stream Server has given up the ghost. We'll only have the http://yml.macosg.com live video feed up and running tonight.

Recycling Your Mac, Tweetie and more "Pick Your Topic"!

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This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by 1Password, Softpress, Ambrosia Software, RadTech, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - "Apple Financials, how to read Mac Security Stories and Pick Your Topic!"

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

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://www.yourmaclifeshow.com/QT/stream.mov

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.netmug.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 Financials, how to read Mac Security Stories and Pick Your Topic!

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This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by 1Password, Softpress, Ambrosia Software, RadTech, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - "Apple Financials, how to read Mac Security Stories and Pick Your Topic!"

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

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://www.yourmaclifeshow.com/QT/stream.mov

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.netmug.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.

Pick Your Topic!

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This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by 1Password, Softpress, Ambrosia Software, RadTech, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - "Pick Your Topic!"

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

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://www.yourmaclifeshow.com/QT/stream.mov

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.netmug.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.

Analyst: Apple placed Chip Order for 32GB iPhones

rtedly ordered 100 million units of 8-gigabit and 16-gigabit NAND flash chips, with the bulk of its order coming from its main iPhone chip supplier, Samsung, according to a research report released Monday by a Lazard Capital Markets analyst.

The majority of the sizable order is expected to be applied toward the 16-gigabit NAND, signaling that a 32-gigabyte iPhone is in the works to debut in June, said Daniel Amir, a Lazard Capital Markets analyst. Last month, Amir noted in a research report that he had heard from industry contacts that Apple was expected to begin production on a 32GB iPhone in April and May, with a release in early June.

Apple currently has a 16GB iPhone on the market. Wall Street is expecting the computer maker to ship 3 million to 3.5 million of its iPhone smartphones in the first quarter and to virtually double that figure in the second quarter.

Amir said that while the sizable NAND order could be used to dramatically increase production on the 16GB iPhones, that scenario is unlikely, given that Apple appears to be searching for ways to reduce inventory of the 16GB iPhones through special promotions and discounts.

Lesa on the Design Tools Weekly Podcast

Our very own Graphics Goddess appears on the Design Tools Weekly Podcast this week!

Chris Breen and a Cast of Thousands!

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This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by 1Password, Softpress, Ambrosia Software, RadTech, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - "Paul Kent and Andy Ihnatko!"

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

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://www.yourmaclifeshow.com/QT/stream.mov

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.netmug.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.

Photoshop CS4: The Missing Manual - in the Apple Store Online!

Discover everything you need to know to edit photos and create beautiful documents in Photoshop with Photoshop CS4: The Missing Manual. It's the perfect teacher whether you're a beginner or a power user ready to try some advanced techniques.

Whether you're an absolute beginner or a power user ready to try some advanced techniques, author and graphics pro Lesa Snider King offers crystal-clear, jargon-free instructions to help you take advantage of these powerful tools -- not only how they work, but when you should use them. You'll quickly get up to speed.

You'll find out which features work well, and which aren't worth your time. Written with the clarity, humor and objective scrutiny that are hallmarks of the Missing Manual series, this is the friendly, thorough resource you need.

Learn to Shoot and Edit like a Pro!

Join Shawn and Lesa at the world famous Tekserve in New York City for a special Saturday workshop!

No matter which camera you own, this informative and entertaining two part class will teach you how to achieve better shots in-camera and what to do with them afterwards. In the first part you'll learn the basics of camera operation and handling, which setting to use when, the secret to visually pleasing composition, and tips for getting the photos out of your camera and into your computer.

The 2nd session is devoted to editing your images with the affordable and user-friendly, Photoshop Elements. You'll learn basic editing skills like cropping, color correction, how to fix red-eye, and sharpening. Lesa will share the secrets to creating gorgeous grayscales, color tints, partial color effects, creative frames, and more!

Last but not least, you'll learn how to print perfectly-sized borderless images each and every time.

This is the same popular class Lesa and Shawn teach every year at Macworld Expo in San Francisco and they are pleased to be able to bring it to the East Coast. It's a day guaranteed to be fun, informative, educational and entertaining!

Seating is limited so so go to the Tekserve site and sign up today!

Paul Kent and Andy Ihnatko!

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This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by 1Password, Softpress, Ambrosia Software, RadTech, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - "Paul Kent and Andy Ihnatko!"

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

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://www.yourmaclifeshow.com/QT/stream.mov

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.netmug.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.

SXSW, Young Filmmakers and Jean MacDonald!

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This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by 1Password, Softpress, Ambrosia Software, RadTech, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - "SXSW, Young Filmmakers and Jean MacDonald!"

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

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://www.yourmaclifeshow.com/QT/stream.mov

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.netmug.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.

Sculpture, iStockAudio and the Web turns 20!

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This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by 1Password, Softpress, Ambrosia Software, RadTech, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - "Sculpture, iStockAudio and the Web turns 20!"

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

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://www.yourmaclifeshow.com/QT/stream.mov

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.netmug.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.

Netbooks, Lightroom 2.3 and Macworld Canada!

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This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Ambrosia Software, RadTech, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - "Netbooks, Lightroom 2.3 and Macworld Canada!"

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

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://www.yourmaclifeshow.com/QT/stream.mov

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.netmug.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.

What Lesa did this Weekend!

Kindle 2 and Neat Receipts for Mac!

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This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by RadTech, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - "Kindle 2 and Neat Receipts for Mac!"

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

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://www.yourmaclifeshow.com/QT/stream.mov

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.netmug.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.

DropBox, Painter 11 and the Apple Shareholders Meeting!

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This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by RadTech, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - "Photoshop World and EFF vs Jailbreaking!"

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

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://www.yourmaclifeshow.com/QT/stream.mov

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.netmug.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.

Shawn, Lesa and Loren on the CBS Early Show!

On Saturday morning, not so bright and *way* too early, Shawn, Lesa and Loren met up with our favorite tech columnist, Andy Ihnatko, to help him out with a segment on "Geek Fashion:
Ihnatko and Shawn & Lesa King Fashion show from Antonio Rosario on Vimeo.

Photoshop World and EFF vs Jailbreaking!

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This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by RadTech, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - "Photoshop World and EFF vs Jailbreaking!"

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

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://www.yourmaclifeshow.com/QT/stream.mov

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.netmug.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.

TechRestore's ModBook and Amazon's Kindle 2!

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This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by RadTech, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - "TechRestore's ModBook and Amazon's Kindle 2!"

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

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://www.yourmaclifeshow.com/QT/stream.mov

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.netmug.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.

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Learn to Play an Instrument and Path Finder!

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This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by RadTech, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - "Learn to Play an Instrument and Path Finder!"

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

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://www.yourmaclifeshow.com/QT/stream.mov

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.netmug.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.

LensProToGo.com and Average Betty!

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This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by RadTech, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - "LensProToGo.com and Average Betty!"

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

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://www.yourmaclifeshow.com/QT/stream.mov

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.netmug.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.

Tweeting for Business and Common Crafts!

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This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by RadTech, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - "Tweeting for Business and Common Crafts!"

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

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://www.yourmaclifeshow.com/QT/stream.mov

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.netmug.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.