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The Pickwick - The "Official" Hotel of Your Mac Life for Macworld 2008!

From Macworld
Thanks to our friends at IDG World Expo, Your Mac Life is thrilled to once again be able to offer its listeners great accommodations at a great rate during Macworld Conference & Expo 2008.

The Pickwick Hotel, located at 85 5th Street (5th & Mission), will again be our (and hopefully your) home away from home this coming January. Its proximity to transportation (BART, not to mentioned the famed cable car turnaround at Powell Street, are nearby), fabulous restaurants and Sly’s favourite tourist attraction – shopping (Bloomingdales is next door as is the San Francisco Shopping Center) – make it an ideal location for all your Macworld accommodation and San Francisco tourist needs.

Click here to read more "The Pickwick - The "Official" Hotel of Your Mac Life for Macworld 2008!"

Macworld Expo Conference Pass Winners!



Congratulations to Neil Pomerleau of Auburn, ME for his video submission, "Why I Wanna go to Macworld Expo!"

and to Laura Coleman of Augusta, GA for her picture "Top 10 Reasons My Mom needs a Super Pass"

And finally, our last Super Pass to TJ Ferreira of Grass Valley, CA for this email:
If for some reason I do not win the Platinum Pass again this year since Shawn and Lisa and the folks at IDG have basically driven me to be a drooling twitching Apple Macintosh freak-O-zoid, please feel free to at least send me to Macworld 2008 as a Super Pass winner. That is the least you can do since you have made my life a living hell since I had to leave Macworld 2007 last year. It is amazing how much money I have had to spend in the last year on bibs and "Depends" to keep a somewhat normal life.

By sending me as a Super Pass winner, I know you will feel somewhat better about yourselves and less guilty of taking this strong burly beast of a man I once was into a small puny drooling twitching blob of flesh that I have become since leaving Macworld last year.

Do the right thing! Send TJ Ferreira to Macworld 2008. I need Macworld 2008 REHAB now!!!

Back Up Day!


Today is the first Wednesday of the month so back up all your important data!

Backup is Beautiful

Brenthaven, Ihnatko, Christmas & the Convalescent iPhone

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This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Griffin Technology, The MacBU, RadTech, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - "Brenthaven, Ihnatko, Christmas & the Convalescent iPhone"

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

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

You can also join one of the two Chat Rooms that run 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.

Macword Expo 2008 Conference Pass Contest - Deadline Fast Approaching!

You just have a couple of more days to submit your entries for a chance at winning a Platinum Pass (1 awarded) and a Super Pass (2 awarded) to this January's Macworld Conference & Expo.

To enter the "Why I Wanna Go to Macworld Expo" contest, listeners must send an email telling us why they need/want to go to Macworld Expo SF 2008. (This could be something as simple as a letter/poem, or as involved as a self-created video/movie/song.) If you plan on getting really creative by doing a movie or a song, please send us a link to it rather than the file itself. Please enter only if you know you’ll be attending Macworld Expo (you can enter for both passes but entries must be sent separately) – passes are non-transferable.

Deadline for submissions is no later than Noon, Wednesday, December 5th.

Oh and because last week's winner of the 3rd and final Users Conference Pass is unable to attend Macworld, we'll be drawing for the 3rd and final Users Conference pass as well.

Click here for all contest information and rules for YML's Macworld Expo 2008 Conference Pass Contest.

Good luck!

Flip Boom, Idiot Hoaxes and Expo Passes!

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This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Griffin Technology, The MacBU, RadTech, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - "Flip Boom, Idiot Hoaxes and Expo Passes!"

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

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

You can also join one of the two Chat Rooms that run 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.

Exposure and Aperture and Shutter Speeds….OH MY! - The Saga Continues

Last week we touched upon exposure – if you recall, I suggested thinking of it this way (as explained by the folks at Quickproguides.com):

The amount of light needed for proper exposure equals a full bucket of water and the tap used to fill the bucket with water is like the aperture or the opening on your lens. The duration of the camera's shutter is similar to the amount of time you'll need to leave the water turned on in order to fill the bucket; i.e., time water is on equals the time shutter is open. The "wider" the tap is open, the more water that will flow through the tap and into the bucket. This means the tap will only have to be open for a short amount of time. However, if the tap only has a "narrow" opening, water can only trickle into the bucket thus making the amount of time you have to leave the tap open much longer in order to fill the bucket, i.e. get the proper exposure.

Click here to read more of Exposure and Aperture and Shutter Speeds...OH MY! - The Saga Continues

YML "Rocks Expo" Party- Family Eyecare Group Ticket Giveaway!

Unfortunately, one of our sponsors, the ever generous Michael Marino of the Family Eye Care Group, will not be able to join us this year for the YML "Rocks Expo" Party, but his loss is our listeners' gain, as he would like to give away his 5 tickets to lucky YML listeners.

The contest will work like this: 1 pair of tickets will be awarded to 2 lucky listeners each (so 2 tickets per winner) who are "dragging" their spouses along to Macworld this year, and the 5th ticket (1 ticket) will be awarded to someone who has never attended the YML "Rocks Expo" party before.

Click here to learn more about the Family Eyecare Group Party Ticket Giveaway

Leopard Missing Manual, Kindle eBook & a Signed Evolve!

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This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Griffin Technology, The MacBU, RadTech, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - "Leopard Missing Manual, Kindle eBook & a Signed Evolve!"

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

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

You can also join one of the two Chat Rooms that run 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.

"Beginner Digital Photography Day in San Francisco"

"Beginner Digital Photography Day in San Francisco"
Speakers: Lesa & Shawn King

Learn to shoot and edit like a pro in this full day of hands-on learning! No matter which camera you own, this session will teach you how to achieve better shots in-camera, plus arm you with many creative editing techniques to use afterwards.

You'll learn the basics of camera operation, which setting to use when, and glean the secret to visually pleasing composition. After lunchtime we'll put theory into action by heading out for our own photo shoot, and then come back into the classroom for a show-and-tell with critique. The afternoon will be dedicated to the importing and organization options in software like iPhoto, Adobe LightRoom and Bridge. Last but not least you'll learn the truth about resolution and how to resize images without quality loss, as well as how to create today's most popular photo effects using either Photoshop Elements 4.0 or Photoshop CS3.

Bring your cameras and laptops to get the most out of this action-packed day!

You can register for the session here.

Exposure and Aperture and Shutter Speeds....OH MY!

I’m beginning to see the light (*groan*). ;-)

Okay, okay so it's all still pretty Greek to me and I may never fully understand everything about the mechanics of taking a good picture, but after doing a quick run through of the "Quick Pro Camera Guides – Olympus E-510 DVD Tutorial" that I picked up on eBay a couple of weeks ago, I think I'm starting to understand a little bit about exposure, aperture and shutter speeds. (It's still gonna take a while for it all to gel together but at least I've stuck my baby toe into the water.)

In this segment, we'll briefly focus (double *groan*) on exposure, thanks to a wonderful analogy used in the DVD. I know, I know, analogies have never been YML's strong suit; well, okay they’ve never been *Shawn's* strong suit (remember the celery and peanut butter – or was it cheese whiz – debacle?). I rest my case.

Click here to read more about Exposure and Aperture and Shutter Speeds....OH MY!

7 Point System, RapidRepair & iPod nano Prizes!

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This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Griffin Technology, The MacBU, RadTech, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - "7 Point System, RapidRepair & iPod nano Prizes!"

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

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

You can also join one of the two Chat Rooms that run during the live show - on the World Without Borders' WWBChat.com site 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.

MACWORLD EXPO 2008 CONFERENCE PASS CONTEST!!!

Put your thinking caps on – it’s that time of year when YML wants to see how creative its listeners are – especially if you want a chance to win a fabulous conference pass to Macworld Conference & Expo this January, 2008!

IDG World Expo and Your Mac Life are once again offering YML listeners the opportunity to win a variety of conference passes at this January’s Macworld Conference & Expo 2008 in San Francisco.

YML will be giving away over $6,000 (max value) worth of conference passes (1 Platinum Pass, 2 Super Passes and 3 Users Conference Passes) to a few lucky YML listeners.

Here’s all the info you’ll need to enter the contest.

Evolve and the OS X Malware Myth

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This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Griffin Technology, The MacBU, RadTech, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - "Evolve and the OS X Malware Myth"

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

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

You can also join one of the two Chat Rooms that run during the live show - on the World Without Borders' WWBChat.com site 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.

Your Mac Life @ Macworld Conference & Expo 2008!

Once again, Your Mac Life will be front and center bringing you some of the best coverage of Macworld Expo 2008, this coming January.

Not only will we be interviewing industry leaders as well Exhibitors throughout the week, and bringing those interviews to your computer screens quicker than any other Mac broadcaster, but Shawn King (Host) and Lesa Snider-King (Co-host) will also be presenting a Beginner Digital Photography Day where beginning photographers can learn to shoot and edit like a pro in this full day of hands on learning.

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COMPLIMENTARY EXHIBIT HALL PASS

Of course, in order to see the latest and greatest Mac products, you’ll need an exhibit hall pass and we’re happy to be able to provide Your Mac Life listeners with a complimentary exhibit hall pass, courtesy of IDG, the conference organizers.

Click here for more information on how to get your complimentary exhibit hall pass online.

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THE PICKWICK HOTEL, “OFFICIAL” HOTEL OF YOUR MAC LIFE

Monthly LiMac Meeting: Shoot and Edit like a Pro


This month we’re in for a real treat! Join us for an hour of entertainment and digital camera enlightenment as Your Mac Life Show co-hosts Shawn and Lesa King lead us through a short version of the Digital Photo Workshop they will be leading at Macworld Expo, Jan. 2008, “Shoot & Edit Like a Pro!”

Click here to read more "Monthly LiMac Meeting: Shoot and Edit like a Pro"

Leopard & Munster

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This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Griffin Technology, The MacBU, RadTech, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - "Leopard & Munster"

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

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

You can also join one of the two Chat Rooms that run during the live show - on the World Without Borders' WWBChat.com site 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.

Photography "Assignments"

Each week during the "Learning Digital Photography" segment of Your Mac Life, Sly is given a photographic assignment that will help her learn how to use her Evolt E-510 digital SLR, on loan from the nice folks at Olympus.

(BTW, that's a camera Sly researched and picked out herself and has recently received a very nice review in Wired)

We thought it might be fun if the beginning photographers in our audience could play along too! So we have set up a Flickr Page where you can not only see Sly's pics but also, upload your own tries at completing the asignment.

Click here to read more "Photography "Assignments""

Griffin Technology Presents the YML "Rocks Expo" Party of the Year!

Just like NASCAR, the best Mac Party of 2008 will be at the *start* of the year!

Once again, the great folks at Griffin Technology are on the party train - joining us as Headline Sponsors for the 2008 YML "Rocks Expo" Party.

Joining Griffin, other party sponsors include:
Smile on My Mac
Radtech
Circus Ponies
Mackenzies Chocolates
Family Eye Care Group
RouteBuddy
USGlobalSat
Brenthaven
Nu View Productions
IDG Macworld Expo
Company Stuff

This year's party will once again take place on the Thursday evening during Macworld week - January 17, 2008 to be specific - from 8pm to Midnight at the very funky Slim's.

Chatting during the LIVE Wednesday Night Broadcast, IRC Style

From Sly
The WWB (World Without Borders) Java Chat that we have enjoyed using and being a part of over the last 10 years is experiencing some technical difficulties and server issues and at this point we're not sure if it will be available to use in the future. For those of you who are missing the direct contact during the live Wednesday night broadcasts and want to try out IRC (Internet Relay Chat), here's some information on how you can join in on the fun.

Click here to read more "Chatting during the LIVE Wednesday Night Broadcast, IRC Style"

Simply Canvas and Macworld Expo

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This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Griffin Technology, The MacBU, RadTech, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - "Simply Canvas and Macworld Expo"

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

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

You can also join one of the two Chat Rooms that run during the live show - on the World Without Borders' WWBChat.com site 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.

PhotoPlus Expo in New York


Shawn attended PhotoPlus in NYC this past weekend, hung out with David Pogue:

talked to some cool vendors:

and generally had a photographic blast!

Olympus and Fake Steve Jobs

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This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Griffin Technology, The MacBU, RadTech, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - "Olympus and Fake Steve Jobs"

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

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

You can also join one of the two Chat Rooms that run during the live show - on the World Without Borders' WWBChat.com site 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.

Painter Essentials and CCC

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This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Griffin Technology, The MacBU, RadTech, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - "Painter Essentials and CCC"

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

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

You can also join one of the two Chat Rooms that run during the live show - on the World Without Borders' WWBChat.com site 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.

Legality of Hacking and "Chopping" Your MBP!

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This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Griffin Technology, The MacBU, RadTech, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - "Legality of Hacking and "Chopping" Your MBP!"


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

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

You can also join one of the two Chat Rooms that run during the live show - on the World Without Borders' WWBChat.com site 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.

Graphic Secrets for Business Professionals available Now!

From The Graphic Reporter

What a great way to start off Fall--with a brand new training title on Lynda.com! I'm pleased to announce that as of last Friday, Graphic Secrets for Business Professionals is available for purchase. Yay!

In this title you will learn why it's so important to use imagery in the first place, and where to find it. You'll learn how to work with images in a variety of applications including MS Word, PowerPoint, Keynote, and Photoshop Elements. The truth about resolution will be revealed to you and you'll understand how to resize images for any usage and what file types to use when.

Also included are two chapters on editing in Photoshop Elements, as well as a few chapters specifically on giving presentations that pop. As a bonus, you'll also lear the four secrets to great graphic design to ensure your layouts (whatever they might be) always look professional.

By the time it's all over, you'll know how to turn the images you have into the images you need.

Click here to read more "Graphic Secrets for Business Professionals available Now!"

New Segment - Beginning Digital Photography

As we said on Wednesday's show, we are beginning a new segment on Your Mac Life - "Beginning Digital Photography".

Sly is going to be our "guinea pig" - she's a rank beginner and wants to learn more about cameras and photography. Listen along as she becomes a "photographer" and ask/answer questions in our new forum - Beginning Digital Photography!

SiteGrinder and frog designs!

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This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Griffin Technology, The MacBU, RadTech, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - "SiteGrinder and frog designs!"


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

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

You can also join one of the two Chat Rooms that run during the live show - on the World Without Borders' WWBChat.com site 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.