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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.

Adirondack Balloon Festival

Shawn and Lesa headed up to Lake George, NY this past weekend to take in the Adirondack Balloon Festival and shoot photos for their Macworld Expo Digital Photograhy Workshop.

Sunday moning came early, if not bright but a 4am wake up call is a small price to pay to fly in a hot air balloon!

Click here to see more "Shawn and Lesa go Flying!" pics

Friday evening and Saturday morning was our first around the balloons - and it was *amazing*!

Adirondack Balloon Festival - Day 2

Canon has loaned Lesa three great lenses and Shawn is having fun with his Nikon 300mm loaner but these pics are all with the Olympus Stylus 790 SW - and shot while riding down the highway!

"Unusual" Printing and Balloons!

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This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Griffin Technology, The MacBU, RadTech, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - ""Unusual" Printing and Balloons!"

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.

Marketing Apple and How Dumb is NBC?

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This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Griffin Technology, The MacBU, RadTech, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - "Marketing Apple and How Dumb is NBC?"

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.

Tonight's Show is Uploading....

But it's doing so at hotel Internet speeds. :(

You might want to Join the Your Mac Life Archive Mailing List so you'll know the second the archive becomes available.

Your Mac Life Postponed to *Thursday*!

Sorry folks but, due to the Labor Day Holiday today, a full travel day on Tuesday so Shawn and Lesa can attend Photoshop World and Apple's Wednesday announcements, we have decided to push back the *tape delayed* version of this week's Your Mac Life to Thursday evening at the usual time (8:30pm ET). Our apologies for the inconvenience.

YML's NFL Pool!

Your Mac Life has the "Pick em" pool. In order to join, you must register as a users at http://www.poolhost.com.

When registering, you will choose a personal username and password. Once you've entered PoolHost.com as a registered user, go to the 'User Tools'
menu and choose 'Join a Private Pool'. You will be asked to enter the Pool's Login Name and the Pool's Password.

For the Pool's Login Name type: YMLNFLPool
For the Pool's Password type: MaC!nToSh

That's it and then you're in! The next time you login in to http://www.poolhost.com, you can go to 'My Pools' and you'll see all pools you are a member of.

Clicking on a pool name will take you to that pool. You can switch to a different pool by going to 'My Pools' again at any time.

To Register, click here:
http://www.poolhost.com/index.asp?page=register.asp

It's a simple Win/Lose pool - that is, each week you just pick who you think will win each game - no need to worry about spreads or odds (but those will
help pick some winners).

The season starts this week so join in and have fun!

Click here to register for the "YML's NFL Pool!"

YML Fantasy Football League!


Well, the league had their draft this passt weekend. Here are the teams:

West Division
Danish Devils - Thomas von Hassel
Galt's Gulch Gold Standards - Shawn Levasseur
MacTank - Mark Deniken
The Riflemen - Austin Fusilier

Central Division
Constant Loss of Focus - Michael Marino
Frell Me Dead - John Geletej
KB in KC - K. Burke
Sly's Chiefs - Sly Marton

East Division
Capital City Bears - Glenn Ramsey
Four Skins - Dick Danger
JustDanish - Anja von Hassel
NuckinFutz - Steve Mielnicki

And here is who drafted who. Pick a team/player and root them on this season!

UPS' and Our Apple Store Adventure

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This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Griffin Technology, The MacBU, RadTech, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - "UPS' and Our Apple Store Adventure"

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.

Drobo & the Perfect Keyboard

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This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Griffin Technology, The MacBU, RadTech, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - "Drobo & the Perfect Keyboard"

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.

YML Fantasy Football League


Mark Deniken was wondering if anyone would like to create a YML Fantasy Football League.

He has set it up here: http://football.nfl.com/splash/football/nfl/single

If you're asking, "What the hell is Fantasy Football?, wiki has a good explanation: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantasy_football_(American)

He'll need at least 12 people to make a league by draft time (8/31/ 7:45PM) or NFL.com will delete it. He can always recreate it if need be. They have six people so far.... they need six more!

It would just be a free "just for fun and bragging rights" league - though they have discussed the option of all throwing in $10-20, so they could have a nice prize for the winner... An iTunes gift card or even an iPod Nano.

If anyone is interested, please let Mark know (mdeniken at gmail.com) and he'll send you an invite!

The Art of Travel!

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This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Griffin Technology, The MacBU, RadTech, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - "The Art of Travel!"

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.

Fake Steve Jobs Speaks!

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

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.

MacMania 8


As we announced on last week's show, Lesa has been invited to teach on the MacMania 8 Geek Cruise!

30 Days with an iPhone and Wireless Security

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This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Griffin Technology, The MacBU, RadTech, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - "30 Days with an iPhone and Wireless Security"

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.

iPhone Security and Apple Numbers

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This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Griffin Technology, The MacBU, RadTech, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - "iPhone Security and Apple Numbers"

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 Contests!


Just going over our list of things to give away....WOW! We've got a bunch of stuff!

Click here to read more "Your Mac Life Contests!"

TextExpander and "What the Duck?"

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This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Griffin Technology, The MacBU, RadTech, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - "TextExpander and "What the Duck?""

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.

Steven Levy & Adobe

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

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.

Video from the iPhone Line!

Click the Read More link to see more video after the jump.

iPhone and Brain Surgery

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This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Griffin Technology, The MacBU, RadTech, SmileOnMyMac and Circus Ponies - "iPhone and Brain Surgery"

Video is back on Your Mac Life! 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 one of the two Chat Rooms that run during the live show - on the World Without Borders 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.

New eMail Discussion List!

I've set up another Discussion List - this one for the iPhone users among us.

I'm thinking it would serve several purposes - people can send along information like glitches, likes, dislikes, etc and others can post regarding cool web sites or apps they've found.

If you subscribe, keep in mind a lot of your fellow subscribers will be using their iPhones for this list so edit ruthlessly. :)

FYI - information on our other Mailing Lists can be found here.

Postponing Wednesday's YML for 24 Hours

Wednesday is July 4th (Independence Day in the US) and it's tough finding guests who want to take the night off from their celebrations to come on the show. So we'll postpone it to Thursday evening but it will still begin at the usual time.

Hope you'll be able to join us live!