January 17th, 2010 · 78 minutes
It's a jam packed show this week. We discuss alternative DNS services including OpenDNS and Google's DNS service with special guest George Starcher. We talk about the advantages and disadvantages of using an alternative DNS service and compare the new Google DNS service with OpenDNS. We also conduct a follow-up interview with Paul Kent of Macworld…
January 1st, 2010 · 67 minutes
This has been one of our most requested episodes. We talk all about information managers. These are applications that handle all those random bits of information that don't seem to fit in any other type of organizational system. We'll give you a general overview of some of the options available on the Mac and Katie and David go more in depth on th…
December 12th, 2009 · 69 minutes
We got a lot of feedback about episode 5 Word Processing and Writing, apparently people just keep looking for better word processors. So, we decided to do another show on a single application, Scrivener. Scrivener is a word processor and project management tool …
November 21st, 2009 · 90 minutes
In this episode we talk about tips and tricks when buying and selling Macs. Whether you're a switcher buying your very first Mac, or a seasoned Mac user looking to sell an old machine, we've got your covered. We'll help you figure out what accessories you need to complete your new Mac purchase, and where to get the most bang for your buck. We also…
November 3rd, 2009 · 83 minutes
We've gotten a lot of requests for this episode, so here it is, our Task Management Smackdown. In one corner, David and The Omni Group's Omni Focus. In another, Katie and Cultured Code's Things. The duo discuss their system for managing tasks and how their preferred application helps to get things done. The verdict: the Mac has two excellent progr…
October 15th, 2009 · 90 minutes
Macs are typically very reliable machines, but from time to time they can cause you trouble. In this episode, we discuss recommendations for identifying and fixing problems. We also discuss tips for keeping your Mac running smoothly and discuss more listener feedback on our security episode.
September 29th, 2009 · 70 minutes
This episode provides an introduction to automation. Subjects include Applescript, Automator, and Snow Leopard Services. We also had Macworld Expo Director Paul Kent on to talk about Macworld Expo and Conference 2010.
September 14th, 2009 · 85 minutes
This episode includes a survey of security issues for Mac owners. Subjects include virus and trojans, phishing and web security, and physical security and insurance.
August 16th, 2009 · 32 minutes
We know, we were supposed to do a show about security this week. But with all the news coming out about Snow Leopard we just couldn't help ourselves. In this episode we talk about how to get your Mac ready for Snow Leopard and our tips for a smooth install process.
August 9th, 2009 · 36 minutes
In this episode, David and Katie discuss backup tools, strategies and plans.