MacBreak Weekly Picks

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The following are MacBreak Weekly Picks of the Week.

Episode Picks
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Andy Ihnatko
  • Glif - tripod mount & stand for smartphones.
Leo Laporte
  • MagCozy - a leash for your MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter.
Rene Ritchie
Ken Ray
  • DeskConnect - Easy document / image / data sharing application for Mac OS X & iOS
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Merlin Mann

"Mind Mapping" Software picks for iPhone:

  • MindNode; $5.99 USD
  • Zeptoliner - Outlining software for iPhone; $8.99 USD, Free version also available

Companion App for Mac OS X:

Alex Lindsay
Andy Ihnatko
  • Pogo Sketch - Stylus for use with iPhone/iPod Touch and Mac laptop trackpads; $14.95 USD
Leo Laporte
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All pick episodes from Merlin Mann, Andy Ihnatko, Alex Lindsay, and Leo Laporte. Picks

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Andy Ihnatko
Alex Lindsay
Merlin Mann
  • Liquid Scale - iPhone app that allows you to scale or crop an image without distorting content; $1.99 USD
  • Reel Director - Movie editing iPhone App; $7.99 USD
  • Wikipanion Plus - Wikipedia search and information collector]; $4.99 USD, Free version also available
  • Canabalt - Platform game for iPhone; $2.99 USD
Leo Laporte
  • Uncommon - Custom designable iPhone cases; $39.95 USD
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Merlin Mann
Alex Lindsay
178
Chris Breen
  • RipIt - Rip DVDs (that you own), including extras and subtitles; $19.95
Andy Ihnatko
  • CSSEdit - Simple, visual CSS editor; $39.95
Merlin Mann
  • Notational Velocity - A note-taking note-searching app which can sync with Simplenote; Free (Open Source)
Leo Laporte
  • Pollux - Clean titles and tags of iTunes tracks; $10/year
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Leo Laporte
Alex Lindsay
  • Camtasia for Mac - Screen capture software now for Mac OS X; $99.00 USD, Free trial available
Andy Ihnatko
Indie+Relief
  • [1] - All proceeds made on Jan 20, 2010 will be donated to Haiti.
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Andy Ihnatko
  • MOO - Custom Business Cards, MiniCards, and Postcards; Prices vary
Leo Laporte
  • Audacity - Stable, cross-platform, open source audio editor; Free
Alex Lindsay
  • Suction Clip - Universal temporary mount for media players, smartphones, etc...; $12.99 USD
174
John Gruber
  • Bento 3 - Personal database and organizer software for Mac OS X, Companion iPhone app also available; Free Trial, $49.00
Leo Laporte
  • Eye-Fi Pro X2 - 8GB wireless SDHC card, Class 6 read/write speeds; $149.99
Alex Lindsay
Andy Ihnatko
  • Cinch - Window management utility for Mac OS X; $7
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Leo Laporte
  • Blippy.com - Social networking for online purchases (iTunes, Amazon); Free
  • Withings Wi-Fi scale - Transmits weight and other data via Wi-fi, also allows online publishing; $159 USD
Alex Lindsay
  • Qik Live - Live streaming video app for iPhone; Free
Andy Ihnatko
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Leo Laporte
Andy Ihnatko
Alex Lindsay
  • Kayak First Class - Flight and hotel search for iPhone; $1.99, Free version also available
  • NPR News - Live streaming of NPR affiliate stations, custom playlist creation of NPR show content, and news articles for iPhone; Free
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Leo Laporte
  • LastPass - Multi-platform password management tool; Free for Safari, Chrome, IE, Firefox, Premium service (priority support, mobile apps) for $1.00/month
Scott Bourne
Andy Ihnatko
Peter Krogh
  • SMART Utility - Internal hard drive diagnostic tool for Mac OS X; Free Trial, $25.00
Alex Lindsay
  • Etymotic hf2 - iPhone compatible headset; $179 List Price, $128.94 on Amazon
170
Scott Bourne
  • Zacuto Z-Finder - DSLR viewfinder for liveview and video shooting modes; $399
Leo Laporte
Andy Ihnatko
  • Airlock - Security utility for Mac OS X, locks your computer or executes other functions based on proximity to your iPhone/iPod Touch; $7.77
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Alex Lindsay
  • AJA Ki Pro - Portable Digital Disk Recorder, Records natively to Apple ProRes 422 format via HDMI; $3,995
Leo Laporte
  • fring - Multi-service capable chat client for iPhone, Now supports one-way video conferencing via wi-fi; Free
Andy Ihnatko
  • www.iFixit.com - Hardware repair and upgrade instructions for many Apple products; Free
168
Alex Lindsay
  • Wave Agent - .WAV file librarian, preview files, edit metadata; Free
Andy Ihnatko
  • ClickToFlash - Flash-blocking plug-in for Safari; Free, or make $6.00 donation
Leo Laporte
  • 1Password 3 - Password manager for Mac OS X; Free Trial, $39.95 single license, $19.95 upgrade
  • Handbrake 0.9.4 - Video transcoding application for Mac OS X; Free
  • Camino - Web browser for Mac OS X; Free
167
Don McAllister
  • Balloons! - Casual, social-based game; $2.99, Free 'Lite' version also available
Leo Laporte
Andy Ihnatko
166
Don McAllister
  • Viewfinder - Photo search and download tool; £15 GBP (Introductory Price)
Wil Harris
  • Canabalt - Side-scrolling platform game for iPhone; $2.99 USD
Andy Ihnatko
Leo Laporte
  • MacHeist nanoBundle - Assorted application bundle for Mac; Free (only available through November 12, 2009)
165
Alex Lindsay
  • Squarespace - Squarespace hosted blog management tool for iPhone; Free (requires paid Squarespace account)
Andy Ihnatko
  • Media Sync (windows) - Salling Media Sync - Allows iTunes syncing to your phone other than the iPhone (windows)
  • Media Sync (OSX) - Salling Media Sync - Allows iTunes syncing to your phone other than the iPhone (OSX)
Leo Laporte
  • TWIT iPhone Application
iPHONE
Request of the Week

Looking for a good personal finance application for iPhone.

164
Alex Lindsay
  • RedLaser - Barcode scanner for iPhone; $1.99
Leo Laporte
  • VMware Fusion 3 - Virtualization environment for Mac OS X, Optimized for Snow Leopard, Supports Windows 7 Aero features; $79.99
Andy Ihnatko
  • Tangerine! - Builds iTunes playlists based on BPM (beats per minute); 15 day trial, $24.95
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Alex Lindsay
Andy Ihnatko
  • ComicBookLover - Digital comic book reader for Mac; Free Demo (watermarked images), $24.99
Leo Laporte
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Alex Lindsay
Leo Laporte
  • Pollux - Music organization software; Free (currently broken as of 10/20/09)
Andy Ihnatko
  • Notebooks - Write notes and store files on iPhone; (clarification: edits only text files, presents others as read-only) $5.99 USD
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Alex Lindsay
Ryan Block
  • ZipCar - Find, reserve and locate Zipcar rental vehicles; Free
Veronica Belmont
  • Taxi Magic - Book and pay for taxi rides online; Free
Andy Ihnatko
  • doubleTwist - Synchronize non-Apple media devices with your Mac; Free
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Andy Ihnatko
  • Bento 3 - Personal database software; $49.00 USD
Gina Trapani
  • Pixelmator - Low cost image editing software; $59.00 USD
Merlin Mann
Leo Laporte
  • BusyCal - LAN calendar sharing with Google Calendar sync; $40.00 USD
159
Alex Lindsay
Andy Ihnatko
Leo Laporte
  • AlternativeTo.net - Great way to find alternatives to expensive and/or crappy software. Both desktop and mobile software.
158
Alex Lindsay
  • HyperMac external battery for MagSafe compatible Apple laptops - price varies; starts at $199.95 USD
Andy Ihnatko
  • AppBox Pro - multi-function iPhone App; $1.99 USD
Leo Laporte
  • Acorn 2.0 - graphics/image editing alternative to Photoshop; $49.95 USD
Wil Harris
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Scott Kurtz
  • Dropbox; Cloud-based storage and file synchronization - Free (2GB Storage); Larger paid options available
Alex Lindsay
Andy Ihnatko
  • PvP Laptop Skin; Apple parody of 'The Creation of Adam' painting by Michelangelo - $19.99
Leo Laporte
  • MCE OptiBay; Hard Drive replacement for MacBook, MacBook Pro, PowerBook G4. Replaces SuperDrive with additional internal 2.5" hard drive. - Pricing starts at $129 for Unibody MacBook Pro
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Leo Laporte
  • Pear Note; integrates text notes with audio/video recording - Free Trial; $39.99
Alex Lindsay
  • Nutrition Menu; Nutrition information for iPhone - $2.99
  • Hitchcock; Mobile storyboarding application for iPhone - $19.99
Andy Ihnatko
154
Alex Lindsay
  • TomTom; Turn-by-turn navigation for iPhone - $99.99 for US & Canada; Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand map versions also available
Andy Ihnatko
Merlin Mann
Leo Laporte
  • Mint.com; Personal finance iPhone app - Free
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Alex Lindsay

Harvest (Website, iTunes) - Produce selection guide for iPhone & iPod Touch - $2.99

Andy Ihnatko

The Forbidden City: Beyond Space and Time - 3D Virtual World of the Forbidden City in Beijing - Free

Leo Laporte

Celtx - Open source storyboarding/screenwriting application - Free
152

Alex Lindsay

Etymotic EtyBLU Bluetooth headset - $129
Etymotic ETY•COM wired headset - $39

Leo Laporte

reQall for iPhone - Free; reQall Pro account also available

Andy Ihnatko

Sigil WYSIWYG ebook (EPUB) Editor - Free
151

Alex Lindsay

France 24 Live for iPhone - Free

Andy Ihnatko

Rubik's Cube styled 4-port USB 2.0 Hub - $20.00

Leo Laporte

I Dig It for iPhone - $1.99
150

Alex Lindsay

Labor Mate for iPhone - $0.99

Scott Bourne

Helios Sun Position Calculator for iPhone - $29.99

Leo Laporte

  • Discover popular freeware and shareware for Mac OS X and iPhone using the following web sites:
iusethis.com - Free
wakoopa.com - Free
149

Wil Harris

Parachute Panic for iPhone - $0.99

Justine Ezarik

GloBall for iPhone - $0.99; or Free GloBall Lite

Scott Bourne

Lexar Professional UDMA FireWire 800 Compact Flash Card Reader - $61.24 from Amazon
148

Scott Bourne

SmugMug photo sharing web site - Free Trial; $39.95/yr for Standard Account

Alex Lindsay

Doom Resurrection for iPhone/iPod Touch - $9.99
eStarling WiFi digital picture frames
147

Don McAllister

Fiwi - Free Trial; $0.99

Alex Lindsay

AutoStitch iPhone - $1.99

Scott Bourne

White Noise - $1.99

Leo Laporte

AudioBoo - Free

Andy Ihnatko

Amazon Kindle DX - $489.00
146

Andy Ihnatko

Cameras from Flexibits - Free

Scott Bourne

iPhone Alarm Pack from RingtoneFeeder - $6.49

Leo Laporte

Dropbox - Free for 2GB Basic Account; $9.99/mo or $99.00/yr for 50GB Pro Account; $19.99/mo or $199.00/yr for 100GB Pro Account
145

Alex Lindsay

Dock Gone - Free Trial; $14.95

Andy Ihnatko

aSmart HUD for iPhone - $0.99

Scott Bourne

Fluid Mask 3 - Free Trial; $149

Leo Laporte

Google Quick Search Box - Free
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Leo Laporte

Prezi - Free; or paid options

Alex Lindsay

Autodesk Mudbox; 3D digital sculpting andtexture painting - Free Trial; $745

Scott Bourne

Hulu Desktop - Free

Andy Ihnatko

EasyBloom Plant Sensor - $59.95
142

Leo Laporte

Plants vs Zombies - Free Trial; $19.95; $9.99 on STEAM

Alex Lindsay

Brushes; a drawing application for iPhone/iPod Touch - $4.99

Scott Bourne

kelbytraining.com; online training for photographers, designers, or other digital visual artists - $17.99/mo with NAPP membership

Andy Ihnatko

Fairmount; free & open-source DVD decryption for Mac OS X - Free
141

Craig Syverson

Layers; a screen capture utility that allows you to create Photoshop layered images - $19.95

Andy Ihnatko

Verizon MiFi 2200 Wireless Mobile Broadband Router - Price varies based on data plan selected

Scott Bourne

Mapature Plug-in; a geotagging plug-in for Apple Aperture - Free; $39.95 for Mapature Pro

Leo Laporte

Curio - $99.00 for Standard Edition
140

Leo Laporte

VirtualBox - Free
Windows 7 beta - Free

Alex Lindsay

SnapTell - Free
Numerology - $119

Don McAllister

Feeder - $39

Andy Ihnatko

Western Digital Scorpio Blue 500 GB 2.5" Hard Drive - $95
Pogoplug - $99
139

Alex Lindsay - iPhone App: Zoo Sounds $.99 / Shure SM58-X2U Cardioid Dynamic Microphone with X2U XLR-to-USB Signal Adapter $180

Scott Bourne - iPhone App: Darkness - $1.99

Andy Ihnatko - Hardware Pick: Roku Digital Video Player - $99.00

Leo Laporte - iPhone App: Myst - $5.99

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Alex Lindsay - AirPhones - $5

Leo Laporte - Corsair 128GB Solid State Hard Drive - $330

Andy Ihnatko - Dark Gate Comic Slurper

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Scott Bourne: Tweetie for Mac

Leo Laporte: Pogoplug

Andy Ihnatko: DMG Master

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Lightroom 2.2 for $263.99 (on Amazon) from Leo Laporte.

Tiki Towers for iPhone for $.99 from Alex Lindsay.

Tiffen Dfx Aperture Plugin for Aperture at http://www.tiffen.com for $299.95 from Scott Bourne.

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Picks for episodes prior to MacBreak Weekly 119 can be found at http://twit.tv/mbw

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