Maccast 2010.02.28

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 292. Apple takes some heat on supplier responsibility. The great Flash war of 2010. More reports of iPad’s impending sales doom. iPad’s A4 custom, but not PA Semi custom? A video player that remembers you spot. Sending an attachment from the iPhone. Review: OWLE Bubo. Running a Mac “sandbox”.

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EOL: The TiPhone (via Cult of Mac)

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Maccast 2010.02.27

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 291. Apple bans the “naughty” apps. Apple righting product wrongs. Memory issues with Aperture 3. Apple has fix. Buzz of new Macbook Pros gets stronger. iPad roundup. iTunes reaches 10 Billion Download mark. My word Service tip was lacking. A little about the ePub format. “Hey, I’ve got a great idea for an iPhone app”. Getting better voice recording on the Mac. Typing superscript on the Mac. Saving Quicktime from a site where there are no save options

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New music, Old Soul by Meg Allison (iTunes)

EOL: 8-Track iPod (via TUAW)

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Maccast 2010.02.19 – Macworld Expo 2010 (part 2)

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. A special episode of the Maccast. This is the second of two episodes covering Macworld Expo 2010.

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Macworld Expo
Microsoft
Eye-Fi
AutoPark (Frolicware)
Office2 (Byte2)
Hypermac
Ten One Design
Blue Microphones

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Maccast 2010.02.16 – Macworld Expo 2010 (part 1)

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. A special episode of the Maccast. This is the first of two episodes covering Macworld Expo 2010.

Links
Macworld Expo
Maccast Channel on Ustream
Maccast Channel on Qik
Fastmac
Umee
Rogue Amoeba
Mophie
FLO TV
Shure
Data Robotics, Inc.

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MacSpeech Acquired by Nuance Communications, Inc.

Written by: Adam Christianson

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nuamce.jpgJust on the heels of Macworld 2010 the folks at Nuance Communications, Inc. and MacSpeech have announced that Nuance will acquire MacSpeech. Two years ago at Macworld Expo MacSpeech announced that they had licensed the underlying dictation technology from Nuance Communications and would be integrating it into their products. Since then they have continued to improve and extend their range of dictation products for the Mac. This year at Macworld Expo they announced MacSpeech Scribe. MacSpeech Scribe now allows you to pre-record your dictation into a digital recorder and later pass it through the MacSpeech software to perform your text to speech conversion; a feature long requested by users of MacSpeech Dictate. Many of the new products and innovations in the MacSpeech line came from their partnership with Nuance Communications, so this acquisition seems like a logical next step.

“MacSpeech responded to the growing demand for a native Macintosh, high-quality speech recognition solution with MacSpeech Dictate integrated with the Dragon speech recognition engine,” said Andrew Taylor, president of MacSpeech. “We are excited to become part of the Nuance team and accelerate our ability to deliver great speech solutions to the Mac community.”

The good news is that it sounds like Nuance plans to use the acquisition to increase the research and development of products in their line that are specifically designed and developed for the Mac, iPhone, iPod ( and hopefully iPad) lines. The people at MacSpeech have long been big supporters of the Mac community and I wish them the best of luck moving forward.

You can find more information on the acquisition on the Nuance Communications site, http://www.nuance.com/macspeech

Maccast 2010.02.09

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 290. Plans for the show. Macworld 2010. Rumors of the iPad’s possible features. Book publishers ramp up for the iPad. 27″ iMac display woes may not be over. Apple software updates. Reports of Mac Pro Nahalem audio issues. Rumor of Macbook Pro updates. Apple releases Aperture 3 Is iPad for us or the rest of them? iPad IPS Display technology. Canadian iTunes gift cards no go on apps. Get word count in any Cocoa App via Services. Create a yearly iPhoto Archive.

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New music, Newchain by The Vicious Guns (iTunes)

EOL: Lego iPad (via Cult of Mac)

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