Monthly Archives: May 2012

Passtouch
Pocket Sized Podcast #67

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Scott reads feedback and has a couple announcements.

Have you ever wanted a multiuser, multi-account browser on your iPad that can also handle your web site password management? Jason Boger visits us to make your wish come true with his iPad browser Passtouch.

Finally, John and Brian Nemo team up to open your eyes about the state of high school students and technology. If you’re easily frightened, well… you might want to seek help for that.

Links from the show:

Passtouch web site
http://www.passtouch.com/

Passtouch web browser for iPad
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/passtouch-web-browser/id455508698?mt=8

Passtouch free web browser for iPad
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/passtouch-web-browser-free/id455157050?mt=8

iRig Mic
http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/irigmic/

Jesta iOS app
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/jesta/id421774572?mt=8

Tecumseh High School
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tecumseh_High_School_(Michigan)

3 Geeky Ladies Podcast Episode 1
http://www.mymac.com/2012/05/3-geeky-ladies-episode-1/

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3 Geeky Ladies (you know one of them already)

If you’re one of the many who think that Suzé Gilbert’s reviews are the best part of Pocket Sized Podcast, I have some good news for you – she’s in a new podcast called 3 Geeky Ladies along with Elisa Pacelli and Vicki Stokes.

Just go listen right now – you won’t regret it. And as soon as they have a feed link, subscribe! I’m ordering you! Oh, and while you’re taking orders, I could use a new iPad. My iPad 2 is great, but you know. Retina display and all. Hey wait… where are you going?

Find the 3 Geeky Ladies Episode 1 at http://www.mymac.com/2012/05/3-geeky-ladies-episode-1/ on the MyMac.com web site!

Printing Utopia for your iOS device

Apple likes to call iOS devices like iPhones and iPads “post-PC” devices. For me, that’s true in the practical sense of the term, though certainly not in the extreme sense. And that’s a good thing, because having a Mac can come in handy sometimes. It’s also true that, for me anyway, iOS devices are post-printing devices, but there are rare times when being able to print from an iPhone or an iPad is useful. If you have a Mac, and that Mac can print to either a local or network printer, your iOS device can also print to the same printer. All you need is a $20 Mac application called Printopia by ecamm.

Before I go any further, it should be noted that Apple iOS devices are already capable of printing to specific AirPrint-enabled printers. If you have one of the printers on that list, great. Read no further, your time is better spent listening to an episode of Pocket Sized Podcast or posting comments on YouTube videos. If you don’t have one of these special printers and don’t print often enough to justify purchasing one, then you’ll love Printopia.

Printopia installs as a preference pane in Mac System Preferences.

Printopia System Preferences

Once installed, Printopia gives you the ability to enable a few different destination types to print to. Any printers your Mac can print to are able to be shared with your iOS devices. If you have DropBox installed on the Mac, you can print files directly to that DropBox folder. If you have Evernote on the Mac, you can send files right into that. And finally, you can print files directly onto the Mac itself to store in local folders there instead of having to print to paper unless you really need to.

Printopia is an amazingly flexible application, the utility of which is only slightly tempered by the fact that there are native iOS apps for DropBox and Evernote. Ok, so in practice I’ll probably never need to use Printopia to get information into my DropBox or Evernote accounts, but it’s a great option to have.

One of Printopia’s nicest features is the ability to pretend it doesn’t exist. There’s nothing to configure or mess with. You just use it, and it just works. Let’s say I receive a highly important email from my Pocket Sized Podcast cohost, Peter Nikolaidis. After reading it, I determine that it’s perfect for lining the hamster cage with. It’s as simple as tapping the reply icon, tapping the Print button, selecting a printer, and hitting Print.

Choose Print

 

Choose Printer

 

 

Now Print

 

Job done. Hamster is happy, Peter feels important, and I just went a long way toward justifying the low price of Printopia.

Printopia is available from ecamm for $19.95. Find out more and download a demo version at their website at http://www.ecamm.com/mac/printopia/ .

 

Call Me
Pocket Sized Podcast #66

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This episode is like a new beginning! Along with the new artwork by Donny Yankellow, we now have our own custom podcast theme song created by Bryan Page (aka Jesta). If this is not hands down the best theme song in podcasting, I will eat this podcast.

Scott and Mr. Dough talk about who to call when you need special Care for your Apple product. John Nemo wants to know if we like the Beatles, and has a book for those who do. And Sam Negri goes portably rugged with the LaCie Rugged Mini.

Links from the show:

AppleCare
http://www.apple.com/support/products/

Do you like the Beatles?
http://www.halleonardbooks.com/product/viewproduct.do?itemid=333114&subsiteid=168

LaCie Rugged Mini
http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?id=10564

The official website of music artist Jesta
http://jestamusic.com/

Hedgehog Alley – the art of Donny Yankellow
http://www.hedgehogalley.com/

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Surprise coming next episode!

I have a bit of a surprise for the next episode of the podcast. Besides the great guest who has been patiently waiting for me to get my act together and interview him, there’s another change to the podcast that you’re going to like a lot.

The only hint I can give is that the quality and image of the podcast is being improved yet again. After the great artwork from Donny Yankellow and now this upcoming surprise, people might be forced to take this podcast seriously! If only it had a real host, but that’s not going to happen, so might as well get used to it!

Stay tuned. You’ll like this. I’m excited about it.

In the Future
Pocket Sized Podcast #65

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Scott finds TweetFlow after a coworker brings up the idea of a twitter service that lets you view a flow of tweets about a topic of your choice.

Sam Negri is on the case with three wildly different iPad cases.

Scott and Peter talk about the things they almost talked about, and might talk about in the future.

And whatever you do, do not scan past Suzé Gilbert’s review of Scanner Pro.

Links from the show:

TweetFlow universal iOS app
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tweetflow/id357574832?mt=8

Scanner Pro universal iOS app
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scanner-pro-scan-multipage/id333710667?mt=8

OtterBox Defender Series Case for new iPad and iPad2
http://www.otterbox.com/New-iPad-and-iPad-2-Defender-Series-Case/APL2-IPADD,default,pd.html

Epicarp iCC845  - Slim Folio Cover for the new iPad
http://www.i-luv.com/product_detail.asp?idx=1683&category_cd=t55&cat_lev=1

Widge case for iPad 2 and new iPad
http://shop.x-doria.com/products/widge/404204

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Appaloo
Pocket Sized Podcast #64

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Yay, it’s a mini Appalooza (appaloo?) with Scott and Mark Greentree of Not Another Mac Podcast.

Suzé teaches you how to be Painteresque.

And John Nemo has the power to bring the World’s Shortest Reviewcast.

Links from the show:

Painteresque Universal app for iOS
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/painteresque/id492589613?mt=8

Farmkill Universal app for iOS
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/farmkill/id481059077?mt=8

Tweetbot for iPad
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tweetbot-twitter-client-personality/id498801050?mt=8

Twisted Wave Universal app for iOS
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/twistedwave-audio-editor/id401438496?mt=8

Star Chart Universal app for iOS
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/star-chart/id345542655?mt=8

Batman Arkham City Lockdown Universal app for iOS
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/batman-arkham-city-lockdown/id459850726?mt=8

Panorama 360 Camera Universal app for iOS
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/panorama-360-camera/id399394507?mt=8

Macally LP-PTCII Universal Power Plug Adapter with USB charger
http://www.macally.com/EN/Product/ArticleShow.asp?ArticleID=390

Macally Portable Power Strip with USB 2.0 Hub and Charger
http://www.macally.com/en/product/ArticleShow.asp?ArticleID=401

Macally Powerelite 3-outlet Power Strip with USB Charger
http://www.macally.com/en/product/ipod4show.asp?ArticleID=391

Arctic Charger PRO 4 Universal charger
http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/power/chargers/470/charger-pro-4.html

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Losing at iTunes
Pocket Sized Podcast #63

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Gazmaz of MyMac podcast and many other podcasts stops by and we talk about iTunes store, a couple iOS apps, and more (or more or less).

John Nemo brings the world’s shortest reviewcast with three different accessories for iPhone and iPad that you might enjoy.

Links from the show:

Apple iCloud
http://www.apple.com/icloud/

Ski Safari universal app for iOS
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ski-safari/id503092422?mt=8

Downcast universal app for iOS
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/downcast/id393858566?mt=8

Ulster Portfolio Case for the new iPad
http://i-luv.com/product_detail.asp?idx=1689&category_cd=t55&cat_lev=1

Dungarees Portfolio Jacket with Stand for the new iPad
http://www.i-luv.com/product_detail.asp?idx=1687&category_cd=t55&cat_lev=1

Vibro II Alarm Clock with Shaker for iPhone and iPod
http://www.i-luv.com/product_detail.asp?idx=1624&keyword=Vibro%99%20II%20-%20Alarm%20Clock%20with%20Shaker

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