Picks from MBW 58: Repeal The Nerd Tax


With all of these picks over the weeks, which ones have worked out the best for you? For me, it’s TextExpander by far. I started using it for little things like my email signatures, and for that crazy latin that everyone uses for dummy copy on websites. Over that last few months, I’ve filled it up with HTML shortcuts, auto-replies to emails, tons of things – even does most of my spelling corrections.

What’s worked for you?

Picks from MBW 57: ET Ring Tone

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Leo Laporte has a new blog

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An interruption to your regularly scheduled programming.Ã?â??Ã?  Was just clicking around this morning and saw that Leo redid his blog – LOVE the theme!Ã?â??Ã?  You can check it out here:Ã?â??Ã?  http://leoville.com/blog/

Picks from MBW 56: The Beat Goes On

ipod touchWell, no picks this week. This was more of a “special episode” focusing on the iPod announcements. From the cheap seats, the new Nanos looked cooler than I originally thought, and I’m not sold on the iPod Touch yet. Guess we’ll have to wait and see what the final device has when it ships.

What do you think of the new goods? What’s good, bad, or ugly?

Picks from MBW 55: Cage Match

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Scott Bourne’s belly button actually recharges his iPhone.

From episode 54 – many rumors started to circulate re: Scott Bourne and his collection of iPhones, ala the “facts” that surround Chuck Norris.Ã?â??Ã?  What have you heard?

Picks from MBW 54: HiDef LoTech

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Special Note: Andy Ihnatko needs your help for a TV appearance (Saturday morning – CBS)! Send him your favorite “urban legend” on ways to resurrect personal electronics that have gotten wet. Actually – this would be a good thing for the comments too. Anybody have a good one?

Picks from MBW 53: Bill In A Box

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What’s your fav this week?Ã?â??Ã?  I’m going with Quicktime Pro.Ã?â??Ã?  I don’t have it – but I think about the upgrade every time I go for one of those grayed out features.Ã?â??Ã?  $350 for an ear piece that makes me look like a bigger dork isn’t going to happen.

Picks from MBW 52: Ten Cents A Dance

antipicksThis week – the anti-picks… Merlin Mann offers the question, “What’s the crappiest application that ships with a Mac?”

This is a fun question – what’s your least favorite? I’d have to go with Stickies (how original)…