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Mac Power Users 115: Geek Gift Guide

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From bluetooth meat thermometers to build your own robot kits and everything in between, David and Katie discuss their gift ideas for the geek in your life.

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Transporter on Kickstarter

 

Transporter Device

Transporter  is a cool new project coming from  the same guys who brought your Drobo. In a nutshell, Transporter is a network attached hard drive that will allow you to store and share files creating your own personal “cloud” with a lot of additional features. I describe it as a network attached hard drive that takes some of the best features of popular syncing, backup and sharing services and combines them into a single device you own.

Transporter is  kicking off on Kickstarter. I’m part of the beta test group so I’m not allowed to say much, but this little box (cone? cylinder?) solves a lot of problems. For more information you should check out the Kickstarter page, or a recent interview on MacVoices my friend Chuck Joiner did with  Mark Fuccio and Jim Sherhart.

Full disclosure: Transporter is a 2013 sponsor of Mac Power Users.

Mac Power Users 114: Workflows with Dan Benjamin, Round Two

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5by5 Grand Pooba, Dan Benjamin, joins Katie and David to explain how he gets work done.

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One Day Left for Productive Macs Bundle

There’s only one day left to take advantage of the Productive Macs Bundle. for $30 you get 9 Mac Apps including two of my all time favorites TextExpander, and Path Finder. TextExpander alone is a $35 application when purchased new and is one of the first Apps I install on a new Mac. We recently featured Path Finder on our Finder Alternatives episode of Mac Power Users. This bundle is a no brainer

Source: Productive Macs – Mac OS X productivity software bundle.

Fantastical Comes to the iPhone

Fantastical is one of my must have apps for the Mac and it’s now available on the iPhone. The iOS Calendar has always been “fine” but nothing to be excited about. Fantastical  for iPhone has quickly replaced the Calendar.app on my home screen. The interface is gorgeous,  and with their “DayTicker” view you can at a glance see your appointments for the day and how busy the day will be. Best of all, Fantastical’s hallmark feature of creating events using natural language is finally available on my phone.

Fantastical for iPhone is currently on sale 50% off for $1.99.

Mac Power Users 113: Photography Workflows with Derrick Story

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Photographer and Aperture guru Derrick Story joins Katie and David to talk about photography.

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Mac Power Users 112: Self Publishing and iBooks Author

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David walks through his workflows for publishing books in iBooks Author and the iBookstore.

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