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Rumors, Subscriptions and Apple's Cut!

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Smile, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - Rumors, Subscriptions and Apple's Cut!

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:
http://yml.macosg.com

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/yml-audio-only

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.

The Daily, HP Vaporware and the Verizon iPhone

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Smile, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - The Daily, HP Vaporware and the Verizon iPhone

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:
http://yml.macosg.com

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/yml-audio-only

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.

Mike Evangelist of CrashPlan

I talked to Mike Evangelist of CrashPlan.com. Do you do multiple backups in multiple locations? You know you should and CrashPlan has a easy way to back up to external drives, The Cloud and even to friends' computers!

Click this link to listen to the interview directly but, even better, subscribe to Your Mac Life on iTunes and get all of our interviews downloaded automagically.

Mike Evangelist of CrashPlan.com

Gonna try a another experiment on this morning!

At 11:00am PT, I'm going to be interviewing Mike Evangelist of CrashPlan.com. These interviews are usually taped and then posted to the web site and iTunes. Today, you get the opportunity to listen in live!

Click here to listen and watch the interview and, if you'd like to ask Mike questions, send email to shawn [at] yourmaclifeshow [dot] com or join us in the IRC chat at irc.chat-solutions.org, channel #yourmaclife.

Garrick Chow of Lynda.com talking about his iMovie 11 Training Course

I talked to Garrick Chow of Lynda.com about his latest iMovie '11 Essential Training Course. Garrick gave us some great info about what's in the course and what some of the new features of iMovie 11 are. He even gave us a URL where you can try *all* of Lynda.com's content free for seven days - but you'll have to tune in to hear it!

Click this link to listen to the commentary directly but, even better, subscribe to Your Mac Life on iTunes and get all of our interviews downloaded automagically.

Garrick Chow of Lynda.com talking about his iMovie 11 Training Course

Gonna try a little experiment on this Monday!

At noon PT, I'm going to be interviewing Garrick Chow of Lynda.com talking about his iMovie 11 Training Course. These interviews are usually taped and then posted to the web site and iTunes. Today, you get the opportunity to listen in live!

Click here to listen to the audio of the interview and, if you'd like to ask Garrick questions, send email to shawn [at] yourmaclifeshow [dot] com or join us in the IRC chat at irc.chat-solutions.org, channel #yourmaclife.

The Daily and Macworld 2011 Wrap Up, Best of Show

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Smile, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - The Daily and Macworld 2011 Wrap Up, Best of Show

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:
http://yml.macosg.com

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/yml-audio-only

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.

Fotobabbles from Macworld Expo 2011

Macworld Expo is Dead. Long Live Macworld Expo.

48 hours after Macworld Expo 2011 shut its doors, it's time to get some perspective on the show.

Problem is, what Macworld Expo is and was depends on your perspective. Click here to listen to what Shawn's perspective is on Macworld Expo 2011.

Even better, subscribe to Your Mac Life on iTunes and get all of our interviews from Macworld Expo and elsewhere, downloaded automagically.

YML's Macworld Expo Meet Up!

Macworld Expo is just around the corner!

We love Expo here at Your Mac Life because we get to meet with a lot of great people. And to make it even easier to meet them, we put on a "meet up" at a pub in San Francisco.

The nice folks at Elgato, among others, are helping us put this one on. It will be at a "secret location" and invite only. We'll post more details later.

If you are a Macworld Expo Vendor, we'd love to have you involved! Contact us at "meetup [at] yourmaclifeshow [dot] com" for more details and sponsorship pricing.

YML Interview with Tim Bajarin of Creative Strategies

I spoke with Tim Bajarin, president of Creative Strategies about Steve Jobs, Tim Cook, Apple and the future of all three.

Click this link to listen to the commentary directly but, even better, subscribe to Your Mac Life on iTunes and get all of our interviews from Macworld Expo and elsewhere, downloaded automagically.

Q1 Results, Macworld Expo and "Steve Who?"

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Smile, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - Q1 Results, Macworld Expo and "Steve Who?"

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:
http://yml.macosg.com

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/yml-audio-only

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 Comment on Steve Jobs, Apple and the Media

Apple today announced that Steve Jobs would be stepping back from the day to day operations of the company so that he may focus on his health. The community is understandably concerned and there are any number of pundits opining on "What It All Means".

Click this link to listen to the commentary directly but, even better, subscribe to Your Mac Life on iTunes and get all of our interviews from CES and elsewhere, downloaded automagically.

CES Wrap Up, Verizon iPhone and Macworld Expo!

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Smile, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - "CES Wrap Up, Verizon iPhone and Macworld Expo!"

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:
http://yml.macosg.com

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/yml-audio-only

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.

GadgetTrak's Free Exhibit Passes!

The nice folks at GadgetTrak have a limited number of free Exhibit Hall Passes to the Macworld Expo show floor to give away to lucky listeners!

Go to this URL and "buy" a pass for $0.00.

But wait! There's more!

Forward your confirmation email to them and GadgetTrak will give you a half off discount code for GadgetTrak software to use when you're traveling to such a DANGEROUS place. :)

Forward your confirmation email to "ischray at gadgettrak.com". See you in San Francisco!

Beginning Digital Photography Seminar - now $50 Off!!

At Macworld Expo this year, I will be once again teaching an all day class on Beginner Digital Photography. The class is all day (10am - 5pm) on Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 and you'll learn how to get the most out of whatever camera you have - iPhone, Point and Shoot even a DSLR!

Do you understand how your camera works and, more importantly, what the elements of a good photograph are?

This Full Day Session will not only teach you camera basics and how to get the most out of the camera you already have, but it will teach you the "insider secrets" that professional photographers use to get "The Shot".

You'll learn about the "Rule of Thirds", "Depth of Field", what situations different kinds of cameras excel at and how easy it is to get great shots with the camera you already have.

But wait - here's more!

The nice folks at Olympus are giving a camera to a lucky attendee and IDG is offering a $50 off savings if people sign up using the “YML” code through January 26th!

Click on the link above or enter “YML” in the Priority Code box on top of 2nd page on the registration site and it will trigger the savings on the registration page. After you enter the code and click on the Workshop package the page will refresh with the discount.

Hope to see you in the class!

Your Mac Life's post-CES comments

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada is now over. Thanks to our friends at Etymotic Research, Your Mac Life attended CES from January 6th to 9th, 2011.

Here is the final audio from CES - a commentary on what I thought of the show and how it compares to Macworld Expo and I answer the question, "Will I go next year?"

Click this link to listen to the interview directly but, even better, subscribe to Your Mac Life on iTunes and get all of our interviews from CES and elsewhere, downloaded automagically.

"Fotobabbles" from CES

I've been playing around with this web site called Fotobabble.com that has an iOS app called Fotobabble. It's a fun and interesting way to add audio commentary directly onto photos you take with your iPhone. They are then uploaded to the Fotobabble web site and you can post a link to them directly from the iPhone app to Twitter and Facebook. Below you'll find a few I did for/at CES:

Ski goggles with a Heads Up Display!

Quick critique of the Riviera hotel

Photos from CES 2011!

The Consumer Electronics Show is on right now in Las Vegas, Nevada and is one of the largest industry trade shows in the world. Thanks to our friends at Etymotic Research, Your Mac Life is attending CES from January 6th to 9th, 2011.

And thanks to LensProToGo, I got to take a *sweet* Nikon D3s with a 24-70mm f2.8 lens attached. I've posted a photoset on Flickr if you'd like to see the shots I took.

YML interview with Mobee

The Consumer Electronics Show is on right now in Las Vegas, Nevada and is one of the largest industry trade shows in the world. Thanks to our friends at Etymotic Research, Your Mac Life is attending CES from January 6th to 9th, 2011.

In this interview, I spoke to Mobee Technology, makers of The Magic Charger. a wireless charger for your Magic Mouse.

Click this link to listen to the interview directly but, even better, subscribe to Your Mac Life on iTunes and get all of our interviews from CES and elsewhere, downloaded automagically.

YML interview with iGrill

The Consumer Electronics Show is on right now in Las Vegas, Nevada and is one of the largest industry trade shows in the world. Thanks to our friends at Etymotic Research, Your Mac Life is attending CES from January 6th to 9th, 2011.

In this interview, I spoke to CFO of iGrill, Jonathan Conelais about the iGrill, The first grilling and cooking thermometer and App for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad.

Click this link to listen to the interview directly but, even better, subscribe to Your Mac Life on iTunes and get all of our interviews from CES and elsewhere, downloaded automagically.

YML interview with iConnectivity

The Consumer Electronics Show is on right now in Las Vegas, Nevada and is one of the largest industry trade shows in the world. Thanks to our friends at Etymotic Research, Your Mac Life is attending CES from January 6th to 9th, 2011.

In this interview, I spoke to Kevin Kent and Demetrio Navarro of iConnectivity about their iConnectMIDI device - an Ultra High Speed iOS CoreMIDI Compliant Interface for your iPad, iPhone and iPod devices.

Click this link to listen to the interview directly but, even better, subscribe to Your Mac Life on iTunes and get all of our interviews from CES and elsewhere, downloaded automagically.

YML interview with Vualla

The Consumer Electronics Show is on right now in Las Vegas, Nevada and is one of the largest industry trade shows in the world. Thanks to our friends at Etymotic Research, Your Mac Life is attending CES from January 6th to 9th, 2011.

In this interview, I spoke to Sina Khelil, CEO of Vualla.com about their very cool "Social TV companion" they will have available in time for this year's Super Bowl.

Click this link to listen to the interview directly but, even better, subscribe to Your Mac Life on iTunes and get all of our interviews from CES and elsewhere, downloaded automagically.

YML interview with AirStash

The Consumer Electronics Show is on right now in Las Vegas, Nevada and is one of the largest industry trade shows in the world. Thanks to our friends at Etymotic Research, Your Mac Life is attending CES from January 6th to 9th, 2011.

In this interview, I spoke to CTO Brian Mastenbrook and CEO Matthew Klapman of Airstash - a wireless, shareable Flash Drive.

Click this link to listen to the interview directly but, even better, subscribe to Your Mac Life on iTunes and get all of our interviews from CES and elsewhere, downloaded automagically.

YML interview with PogoPlug

The Consumer Electronics Show is on right now in Las Vegas, Nevada and is one of the largest industry trade shows in the world. Thanks to our friends at Etymotic Research, Your Mac Life is attending CES from January 6th to 9th, 2011.

In this interview, I spoke to Jeff Fochtman, VP of Sales and Marketing for PogoPlug, "the service that puts you in control of the cloud."

Click this link to listen to the interview directly but, even better, subscribe to Your Mac Life on iTunes and get all of our interviews from CES and elsewhere, downloaded automagically.

YML interview with TyPad

The Consumer Electronics Show is on right now in Las Vegas, Nevada and is one of the largest industry trade shows in the world. Thanks to our friends at Etymotic Research, Your Mac Life is attending CES from January 6th to 9th, 2011.

In this interview, I spoke to Brad Hotz, CEO of Accessory Workshop, makers of a Bluetooth keyboard and case for your iPad.

Click this link to listen to the interview directly but, even better, subscribe to Your Mac Life on iTunes and get all of our interviews from CES and elsewhere, downloaded automagically.

YML interview with ZOMM

The Consumer Electronics Show is on right now in Las Vegas, Nevada and is one of the largest industry trade shows in the world. Thanks to our friends at Etymotic Research, Your Mac Life is attending CES from January 6th to 9th, 2011.

In this interview, I spoke to Laurie and Henry Penix, Co-founders of ZOMM, the world’s first Wireless Leash for cell phones.

Click this link to listen to the interview directly but, even better, subscribe to Your Mac Life on iTunes and get all of our interviews from CES and elsewhere, downloaded automagically.

YML interview with Otterbox

The Consumer Electronics Show is on right now in Las Vegas, Nevada and is one of the largest industry trade shows in the world. Thanks to our friends at Etymotic Research, Your Mac Life is attending CES from January 6th to 9th, 2011.

In this interview, I spoke to Jordan Vater, Public Relations Support Specialist from Otterbox about their line of protective cases for your iPhone and iPad.

Click this link to listen to the interview directly but, even better, subscribe to Your Mac Life on iTunes and get all of our interviews from CES and elsewhere, downloaded automagically.

CES/Macworld Expo Preparation/Expectations!

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by Smile, Circus Ponies and PowerMax - "CES/Macworld Expo Preparation/Expectations!!"

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

Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed at:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/yml-audio-only

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.