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MacBreak 74: Hot Lips and Hawkeye

MacBreak Weekly 74: Hot Lips and Hawkeye


Hosts: Leo Laporte, Merlin Mann, Andy Ihnatko, and Rich Siegel


A look back at Macworld, Office spreads out, MacHeist, .Mac future bright and cloudy, certain gestures and more.

Here's a direct MP3 download of MBW 74.

I think this might be one of my favorite episodes of MacBreak Weekly. Say what you will about the podcast medium, it's amazing to be able to pull an articulate person like Rich Siegel into your conversation midway -- (~00:38:15) -- just via IM and a phone number. Very cool.

So. That said. I really want the promoters and developer-fans of MacHeist to have their opportunity to respond to what Rich (and we) had to say. Clearly we all think a lot of the Mac indie community, so it'd be valuable to continue the conversation in a way that's fair and civil for everybody.

Directions on how to get your voice heard appear around (~00:57:11) of this episode.

update 2008-01-25 08:21:01

Philip Ryu and Awaken's Jerry Brace will be on MacBreak Weekly next week to respond to Rich Siegel's criticisms of MacHeist in show 74.

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Mac Devs Rock! MacHeist Proves It.

As a fairly recent Mac-switcher (May/June of 2006) I never would have heard of and certainly never would have paid full price for most of the applications included in this bundle. However, as a 100%, completely content purchaser of this bundle I can say that I am surprised by how many of these apps have invaded my daily workflow.

Awaken gets me up (on time) each day. CoverSutra has changed how I listen to my iTunes. Snapz X Pro is an awesome tool that I've been using almost every day. AppZapper is a godsend. I intitially bought this package for CSSEdit and Pixelmator, but I use them much less than the aforementioned.

Will I continue to buy from MacHeist, MUPromo, MacZOT, etc? Yes! But, I will also pay for future upgrades, check out additional products from these developers and potentially buy them as well.

On a final note, I'm still using Tiger. After I bought the bundle I found that the bundle version of CoverSutra was Leopard only. I thought I'd risk shooting an email off to the dev to see if they could provide me with a Tiger serial. I was prepared for either a) no response, or b) a polite refusal stating that I had gotten what I paid for and if I wanted this version I'd have to upgrade. Imagine my surprise when less than an hour later I have an email from the dev providing me with the serial! You can't get that kind of service from anyone in the Windows world. Color me satisfied.




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