No picks on this show, but mixed reactions to the product announcements all around. I did find a new online ad on the New York Times this morning. Kinda funny…
Do you have any predictions or topic recommendations for the MBW crew for 2008?
I’d like to hear a show about the “bad old days” of being a Mac user. I came into the Mac world a little late and only really know OS X.Ã?â??Ã?Â Another show of “Mac whines” would be great as well.
As far as predictions, I’ll go out on a limb and say that Scott Bourne will really like the next generationÃ?â??Ã?Â iPhone.Ã?â??Ã?Â A lot.
How about you?
Hardware & Software Picks:
- Caffeine at Lighthead Software for FREE from Alex Lindsay
- MoodBlast at http://blog.circlesixdesign.com/download/moodswing/ for FREE from Leo Laporte
- Monster iCableLink Headphone Adapter for iPhone for $9.95 from Scott Bourne
- ProCable iPhone Headphone Adapter at Radtech for $7.95 from Alex Lindsay
- iPhone Fully Loaded by Andy Ihantko for $19.99 from Scott Bourne
- iPhone Pocket Guide by Chris Breen for $9.99 from Scott Bourne
- MenuCalendarClock at Objectpark Software for $19.95 from Merlin Mann
- Remote Buddy at IOspirit.com for FREE TRIAL (anyone want to smell this?) from Merlin Mann
- FlexTime at Red Sweater Software for $18.95 from Merlin Mann
- The Star Wars Holiday Special (YouTube) from Merlin Mann
- Black Ink at Red Sweater Software for $24.95 from Andy Ihantko
- ecto at infinie-sushi for $17.95 from Andy Ihantko
- MicPort Pro at Centrance for $124.95 from Chris Breen
- Patrick Stewart’s A Christmas Carol at Audible for FREE with special offer from Andy Ihantko
Here’s what to expect on January 16:
Our “always on” habits (and the technologies that enable them) have left most of us feeling stressed-out, anxious, and perpetually behind on _everything_ we do. We’ve ceded full-time access to anyone who wants it – we drink from a fire hose all day long, then wonder why our lips feel so chapped.
Merlin Mann parts the seas of interruption and procrastination to reveal the emerging skills that are re-defining how we choose to live and work over the next five years.
You will learn – How to begin regaining your time and attention – focusing where it brings the most long-term value to your world.
Who should attend – Whether you’re a stay-at-home caregiver or a startup CEO, you’ll benefit from learning how to build smarter walls and how to make faster decisions about who gets access to your world at any given time.
Quick update – in the last episode, Leo asked that you email him for the pdf of Merlin Mannerisms.Ã?â??Ã?Â Change of plan – just download it here:
Hardware & Software
- Quay at http://www.brockerhoff.net/quay/ for about $10 from Leo Laporte.
- iCOMM Pouch at http://www.tadgear.com/ for $16.95 from Scott Bourne.
- MacSanta.com at http://macsanta.com for FREE from The Macalope.
- Stattoo at http://www.panic.com/stattoo/ for $12.95 from Alex Lindsay.
- Merlin Mannerisms – just email Leo with “Merlin” in the subject and he’ll email you a PDF.
- Scott eVest deal! Get 20% anything on the site and add “LEO” as the coupon code.
Hardware & Software:
- Tux Paint at http://www.tuxpaint.org/ for FREE from Leo Laporte
- Crumpler Laptop Bags (specifically, the Tony Blair Limited Edition) at http://www.crumplerbags.com/ for wide-range of prices from Andy Ihnatko
- Ishido atÃ?â??Ã?Â http://www.iangilman.com/software/ishido.phpÃ?â??Ã?Â for FREE from Chris Breen
- Beautiful Dorena at http://www.pixelpoppin.com/dorena/index.html for FREE from Chris Breen
- Canon HG10 AVCHD 40GB High Definition Camcorder for $1499.99 (under $800 on Amazon) from Brett Larson
Congratulations to Alex Lindsay on his new son!
Software & Hardware:
- Dock Changer at http://www.whimsplucky.com for $10 from Leo Laporte
- Leopaque at http://www.macparc.ch/mirror/Leopaque/ for FREE from Leo Laporte
- Creative Aurvana X-Fi Noise-Canceling Headphones for $299.99 from Scott Bourne
- Rock Band for XBOX 360 for $59.99 from Scott Bourne
- The Komplete Kat Komics at http://www.fantagraphics.com/ from Chris Breen
- Amadeus Pro at http://www.hairersoft.com/AmadeusPro/AmadeusPro.html for $40 from Chris Breen
- DiskTracker at http://www.portents.com/disktracker/ for $30 from Alex Lindsay
- Red code at http://www.red.com/ for from Alex Lindsay
- OmniFocus at http://www.omnigroup.com/applications/omnifocus/ for $39.95 (special pre-launch price) from Alex Lindsay
- Disk Inventory X at http://www.derlien.com/ for FREE from Liana Lehua