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eMedia's Guitar Method Version 4 Brings Expert Guitar Instruction to Your Home!

Set the stage: I am in front of a monitor, about to perform some awesome licks. I leap into a wicked guitar solo and start it off pretty good. Then comes the really fast part and I mess up so many chords. I clench my guitar neck in frustration and try the song again. No, I'm not playing Guitar Hero. Instead, I'm actually playing real notes and chords written for guitar, on my actual instrument, with the help of eMedia's Guitar Method Version 4.

Thomas Fogel, Posted 12/20/2007

Pzizz Helps You to Nap Your Way to Health and Happiness

A while back, folks representing a new application called Pzizz contacted us. According to Pzizz, the problem with our overworked, overstressed lives is that we aren't doing enough to take care of ourselves, and one easy way is to embrace the power of naps. And Pzizz was created to help take power naps that would either help to energize you, or to get to sleep.

Harris Fogel, Posted 12/20/2007

OtterBox Lets You Frolic In The Waves With Your iPod!

There are few things that electronics like less than water. Get most electronic equipment wet, and it's pretty much the end of life for that device. So, what to do if you crave your music when playing near water or bashing the slopes on a snowboard? What if you plan on taking your iPod, MacBook or laptop to places that would normally instantly void the warranty? We would recommend you start your journey toward water with a case from OtterBox. We tested a variety of their iPod cases as well as their laptop case, and found them pretty much indestructible.

Harris Fogel, Posted 10/26/2007

Lights! Camera! Game on! Become a movie studio mogul with The Movies from Feral Interactive

I love movies, and I think they're great to watch. I also love acting in movies, and directing is fun, too. But would you ever want to run the studio? Feral Interactive has brought us The Movies, where you can create and run your own movie studio, starting when movies where first invented.

Thomas Fogel, Posted 9/09/2007

Who’s up for a round of total galactic domination? Plenty of strategic force abounds in Aspyr Media’s new Star Wars: Empire at War

I have a question. For those reading this who are geeks: Did you ever want to be the commander of the Rebel fleet or the Death Star in Star Wars? And if you answered yes, which one would you rather command? Well, that fantasy comes to life in Aspyr Media's new game, Star Wars: Empire at War.

Thomas Fogel, Posted 8/28/2007 

Aspyr Media’s The Sims Life Stories: Girl meets boy in the big city … the rest of the story is up to you!

Control. Sometimes just the mere mention of that word can send certain people into a haze. But deep down inside, everybody wants it. Aspyr Media's new release of The Sims Life Stories gives you control of the fate of two people: Riley and Vince.

Thomas Fogel, Posted 8/28/2007

Corel Updates Painter X to a Perfect 10 – PMA Las Vegas 2007

One of the most original and unique graphics applications is Corel Painter X. Over the years it has introduced numerous new technologies, all aimed at creating a natural painting, sketching, and drawing environment, with a strong worldwide following. In this interview with Rick Champagne of Corel, we talk about the upgrade to their flagship graphics application, Painter X, now Universal Binary for the Mac! Recorded at the Photo Marketing Association Conference in Las Vegas, in March 2007 by Harris Fogel. Posted 6/12/2007 (9:35)

The Widgets were hung from the Dashboard with Care… Holiday Widgets 2006

Yes, I know I'm taking liberties with Clement C. Moore's infamous holiday poem, but at this time of year, there are enough festive widgets to warm the cold winter's night for any Mac OS X user. (In case you haven't upgraded yet, or have an older system, Widgets are entertaining and often useful instant gratification ornaments that you can download and then store inside the dashboard icon on your desktop for handy reference.) In addition to the old standards like calculator, clock, and weather, the apple.com website has a sleighload of widgets to enhance your holiday computer enjoyment!

Nancy Burlan, Posted 12/10/2006

Mac Edition Radio's Gifts for the Mac Games Fan in your Life

There are many wonderful games and family friendly software titles for the Mac, and here are a few of our recommendations. In the old days before big pipes bandwidth, every software title required a box, but now you can download some of the best titles, so as soon as that new Mac is unwrapped after the holidays, you can add some great titles without a trip to the store! We review new releases from Software MacKiev, including Worldbook 2007, The Printshop for Mac 2, 3D Weather Globe and Atlas, and their Dr. Seuss releases, with ABC's, Green Eggs and Ham, and The Cat in the Hat. We look at Pangea Arcade, Freeverse Software's Best of Original Mac Games Volume 1, and Wingnuts 2, Ambrosia's Sketch Alpha Fighter 2000, Shoecake Games' Boxikon, GameHouse.com's Scrabble, and iPlay Music's excellent guitar lessons on disc. Part of the Mac Edition Radio Holiday Buying Guide 2006. 

Harris Fogel, Nancy Burlan, & Thomas Fogel contributed to this article. Posted 12/26/2006

Mac Edition Radio's Great Software Gifts for the Mac Fan in your Life

Every day, new software is introduced for the Mac and here are only a few of our must have recommendations. We review new releases, including FileMaker Pro 8.5, Flip4Mac, Roxio Toast 7.1.2 Titanium, FeltTip Software's Sound Studio 3, and Alsoft's DiskWarrior 4. Part of the Mac Edition Radio Holiday Buying Guide 2006. 

Harris Fogel, Posted 12/10/2006

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