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This week's podcast focuses on HP's big move to exist the desktop and mobile computing spaces, while Google snatches up Motorola Mobility for a cool $12.5 billion. Was it worth the price? Intel creates a $300 million fund in an effort to offset their own Ultrabook reference platform costs. Will this fund deliver the ability for PC manufacturers to compete with the MacBook Air? And of course, and our ever-present Werner Reschke (Guy #3) opening with This Day In History: Episode 57

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This week's podcast includes discussion of iCloud, iTunes pay-to-play service, why no one can compete with the MacBook Air, iPhone 5 (purchase unlocked or via a subsidized plan?), and our ever-present Werner Reschke (Guy #3) opening with This Day In History: Episode 56

 

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App of the week: arRsync for the Mac

by: Karl Johnson | Aug 25, 2011

This week's app is a folder synchronization tool called arRsync. This is a great tool that can backup or synchronize folders and files. Any folder that the finder sees, whether local or network based, can be synchronized.

arRsync does a nice job of backing up folders from one's local hard drive to an external or networked hard drive. The best part about this tool is that it is free.

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Ruko, a former property of Netflix, recently released a second version of their streaming media player. The new player now allows users to play some games on the TV.

While the new set-top box features looks interesting, the shape of the case looks very familiar. Why did Roku redesign their case to make it look like one of their competitor's cases?

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Attachment Woes with MobileMe E-Mail

by: E. Werner Reschke | Aug 22, 2011

MobileMe E-Mail Error

It appears that MobileMe (formerly known as “Dot Mac”), has been showing some signs of attachment disorder. The above errror message is consistent from more than one MobileMe account when sending an e-mail to the domain frontier.net The same e-mail can be sent to a different domain with no problem — message sent, message received.

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If recent reports are to be believed, a new Apple TV will arrive this fall. Information coming from many of these reports cites TV Execs, which have proven to be anything but reliable in the past. The fall timeframe makes little sense for Apple to deliver an all-new Apple TV and Apple HDTV lineup when considering iOS 5, iCloud, iPhones and perhaps new iPads will arrive during a jam-packed season of fall releases. But where there is smoke there is often fire, and while fall makes little sense, our information points to a January Special Event from Apple.

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MacBook Air Graphics Bug

by: Karl Johnson | Aug 17, 2011

 The new MacBook Airs are fast and light, but they currently come with a few software bugs. We have already talked about one of them here at T-GAAP, but there are more.

Many of these bugs are minor annoyances that should be solved in the next update to Apple's operating system, Lion, but there is one bug that needs more than just an operating system update.

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A recent video posted by 9to5mac.com reveals Apple's Grand Central store in mid-construction mode. The footage is a wee bit shaky, so we question whether the person shooting the video uses a Mac and iMovie (or FCP for that matter), but he appears to have held the camera steady enough to incriminate himself during the filming of the facility. At 2:11 into the video a mirror is caught on the tape, revealing the man holding the camera. From the looks of it, he's a security guard of some sort.

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 If you are tired of using iTunes or email to transfer photos to iPhone or Aperture, there is a better way. With a push of a button, you can have all your new photos transferred from an iPhone to iPhoto, Aperture or a folder on the Mac.

This week's application is a utility to make transferring files from the iOS to the Mac easy. Photosync is $2.99 for a universal iOS application, but it is free for the Mac and in the Mac App Store.

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MacBook Air Performance Face Off

by: Karl Johnson | Aug 12, 2011

The New Macbook Airs have been out for a couple of weeks, so it is time to check their performance scores and see how they compare with previous models and other MacBooks.

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