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The Mac|Life Show – Live: Episode .5

 

Welcome to our beta of The Mac|Life Show – LIVE.

Episode .5 will go live Thursday, September 23 at 4:00PM PDT. That’s just a few hours from now.

Instead of creating a show based on what we think you want, we decided to create a show with you. Your input is important for the show and we’ll be adjusting the format of the show based on what we learn from these first episodes and your feedback. If you can’t watch the live stream, don’t worry, we’ll post the video in this article when we’re done.

To share you ideas with us, you can contact us via Twitter, Facebook or email us.

 

The live stream is also available on Ustream.

 

 

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The Mac|Life Show – Live: Episode .25

 

Welcome to our beta of The Mac|Life Show – LIVE. Because we’re in early beta with the show, we’re not calling this episode one, instead this is episode .25. The show will go live Thursday, September 16 at 1:00PM PDT. That’s just a few hours from now.

Video of today’s show is available now.

Instead of creating a show based on what we think you want, we decided to create a show with you. Your input is important for the show and we’ll be adjusting the format of the show based on what we learn from these first episodes and your feedback. If you can’t watch the live stream, don’t worry, we’ll post the video in this article when we’re done.

To share you ideas with us, you can contact us via Twitter, Facebook or email us.

 

The live stream is also available on Ustream.

 

 

Follow this article’s author, Roberto Baldwin, on Twitter.


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Introducing The Mac|Life Show – LIVE

Hi Everyone,

Starting tomorrow at 1:00PM PDT, we’ll be live streaming our brand new Mac|Life Show. The weekly live show will feature Mac|Life editors taking about our favorite hardware, rumors and anything else we can’t do with the audio podcast.

Like I said before, the show will be live. That means all of our mistakes will be right there for you to see. It’s exciting for us, and of course, a bit scary.

We’re not calling tomorrow’s show episode 1. Instead, it’s episode .25. The show is in early beta. There will probably be technical issues, Flo might curse, and there’s always the chance, a camera or mic will fail.

We decided to do this because we want your input on the show. What do you want us to cover? What segments should be part of the show? This will be your show as much as it is ours. As for technical issues, this is the first time we’re trying this and instead of testing it within the confines of the Mac|Life compound, we figured, let’s just do it and make it better as we go along.

This show is in addition to the weekly audio podcast, and not a replacement for that show.

So join us on our Ustream channel tomorrow at 1:00PM PDT. Together we can create a pretty awesome show.

Follow this article’s author, Roberto Baldwin, on Twitter.


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iOS 4.2 Beta is Live for Devs, iPad Printing Named AirPrint

Developers are a lucky lot. They get to play with Apple’s latest iOS before the rest of  us. Of course it’s beta software and they’re expected to write apps based on it, but it’s still a pretty cool gig.

Well developers, today Apple announced the immediate availability of iOS 4.2 beta. The latest version of the iOS brings multitasking to the iPad and the ability to print from the device. Dubbed AirPrint, according to Apple the feature requires no set up.

“AirPrint is Apple’s powerful new printing architecture that matches the simplicity of iOS—no set up, no configuration, no printer drivers and no software to download,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users can simply tap to print their documents or photos wirelessly to an HP ePrint printer or to a printer shared on a Mac or PC.”

“We’re pleased to work with Apple to bring Apple’s AirPrint to our fall lineup of ePrint printers in time for the holiday shopping season,” said Vyomesh Joshi, HP executive vice president, Imaging and Printing Group. “Making it easy for our customers to print anytime, anywhere, is a key priority for HP. iPad, iPhone and iPod touch customers are going to love how easy it is to print using our new range of ePrint printers, creating high-quality printed pages in an instant.”

If you’re rolling with the new, or relatively new, iPhone, don’t worry, you get to take part in the printing party. AirPrint supports the iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and second generation or later iPod touch.

The final version of iOS 4.2 is expected to appear in November.

 

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YouTube Tests New Live Streaming Platform

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You’ve watched countless videos of adorable puppies, cute kitties, and all other things that make you go “Awwww…”  Or perhaps video bloopers of people enduring things gone wrong that make you realize perhaps you didn’t have such a bad day after all.  Now YouTube is venturing further into a new avenue…a live streaming platform, according to their official blog.

Today and tomorrow, the site is starting what’s being called a “new chapter” of YouTube live streaming.  Beginning at 8:00 a.m. PT, the company was to start a limited trial of a new type of live streaming platform in conjunction with four of their partners: Howcast, Next New Networks, Rocketboom and Young Hollywood.

The platform will integrate live streaming straight into YouTube channels; and best of all, broadcasters merely need only a webcam or an external USB/FireWire camera. 

Included in the trial is a “Live Comments” module which will give users the chance to engage with the broadcaster as well as the YouTube community at large.  As it is a trial, it will only be available today and tomorrow and then once YouTube gets a chance to review how successful (or unsuccessful) the trial was, they will then roll it out broadly to their worldwide partners.

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Game Center Goes Live, Ms. PAC-MAN Gobbles First Spot

With the release of iOS 4.1 today, many are scrambling to download and play Game Center games with their non-iPhone 3G using friends. Unfortunately, there are not a lot of games to choose from right now, but a member on the Touch Arcade Forums is documenting the approved games as they become available in iTunes.

Currently there are 28 games that have announced support for Game Center, but only one has been approved as of now: Ms. PAC-MAN [iTunes Link]. Currently, Ms. PAC-MAN supports Game Center’s achivements and leaderboards. With this you can show off your high score with friends and earn achivement points.

As you may know, Game Center gives games the ability to have multi-player modes, VoIP, leader boards, achievements, and more.

Stay tuned to Mac|Life for more information on Game Center and newly release games.

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Apple Live Streaming September 1 Event (And We're Liveblogging It!)

Apple just announced that it will be live streaming its music event tomorrow morning. The video feed will be available through Apple’s own HTTP Live Streaming, which is based on open standards. You’ll need a Mac running Safari on Mac OS X 10.6, and iPad, or an iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 3.0 or higher to view the feed. The live broadcast will begin at the same time as our live blog, 10am.

However, should your browser crash and render itself unable to buffer the live stream, the Mac|Life staff will be there liveblogging the entire event. Additionally, if your boss is over there checking over your shoulder to see if you’re slaving away, making sure every minute counts while you’re on the clock, you might want to put away the live stream video and check out our text and photo liveblog. It’s quieter and easier to conceal. You can also view it on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch. And if you’re stuck on a PC at work or school, our liveblog works on that platform, too! So does our Twitter feed!

See you all tomorrow!

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Live Blog: Apple's Music Event

Join us on Wednesday September 1 at 10:00AM PDT for our live coverage of Apple’s Special Event.

We’re expecting new iPods, an updated iTunes and maybe, just maybe a brand new Apple TV.

See you then.

 

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Mac|Life iPad App Goes Live

Hi Everyone,

Our latest foray into the magical world of the App Store just went live. The Mac|Life Tablet Edition (iTunes Link) is ready to be installed on your iPad. But wait, before you start checking your bank account to make sure you have the enough cash for our new app, the app is free.

FREE!

This initial app is called “issue Zero” and we’re asking all of you to try it out and tell us what you think. We want your feedback about what you like about the app and what you don’t like. Don’t worry, you won’t hurt our feelings. We just want to give our readers the best iPad experience we can. You can send us feedback from within the app.

So what are you waiting for? Go get it! (iTunes Link)

 

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