Mac20Q Podcast 44 Chris Foley
Chris has a company called FoleyPod and that’s his name of twitter too. he creates web pages so has to use Windows just for testing the web pages in the versions of IE
When editing sound uses Logic and we discuss Garageband.
Chris likes to use Pages as much as possible, has Office to be able to get into xl spreadsheets and has been known to play sudoku on the iPhone
Like me Chris is really impressed with the GPS on the iPhone, thinks it is great to see yourself as that little blue dot walking down the street.
He has bootcamp set up and also VM fusion – always amazes clients to see Mac and Windows on the same machine.
The browser Flock gets a mention for its super blogging tools built in and it is all in the sidebar – Facebook included which is normally a time sucking vortex. Easy to see when things have been updated without having to go to the Facebook site. A Tweetie user on the Mac and on the iPhone and Seesmic gets a mention too.
Chris is a guitar player and has a covers band uses Garageband a lot to share ideas and is into Photography has a Nikon D90 digital SLR camera. personally I think that Aperture doesn’t need the faces and places extras from iPhoto, not really in keeping with the professional photographer needs, although he uses iTunes professionally
Finds Garageband to be great to use really easy to make music with.
Time Machine is the best thing since sliced bread says Chris, he also use Carbon copy Cloner and SyncroniseProX
He has 14 drives do back things up with – Wow what a lot of drives. every 60 days will wipe the Time machine drive and starts again. Will not recommend Time Capsule because other things happening on the network like streaming from an Apple TV or a NetFlix thing will lead to corrupt back ups.
Evernote is a favourite application and would like to have this built in to Apple’s iCal
NetNewsWire is the bees knees of an RSS reader likes the way it is synchronised so only has to look at a post once and have all the news aggregated in one place.
Apple J in iTunes gives you the show options and you can have more information in front of you. Like if you want to mark tracks for whatever reason – comment and notes too
Chris rents movies from iTunes now and then.
iPhone favourite app is Evernote and Scrabble, Chris also uses Things
Mobile Me user and likes having all stuff synces through the cloud, he uses the public folder rather than have to use FTP
This week in Photography TWIP – listens and goes out shooting too at same time
Mac Os Ken
On FoleyPod writes an ezine every month about tech things to do with the Mac
Recommended web sites
Reads Mac Life from the magazine good for tips
Like myself Chris loves WordPress and uses it to create web sites for clients