Adam Engst, the publisher of
TidBITS, a free e-mail and Web publication covering the Mac Internet community, will guest on tonight’s edition of
Your Mac Life, the Internet show about all things Mac.
Today TidBITS is celebrating 13 years of publishing. Engst will talk with YML host-producer Shawn King about the online newsletter and its place in the Mac universe.
John Lamb of Canon will also be on hand to talk about scanners and Mac OS X. And columnist Ross Rubin of Ziff Davis’ “Wireless Super Site” will be on to talk about his column
Dreaming of an Apple Cell Phone? Think Different.
As usual, my MacCentral compadre, Peter Cohen, will be on hand with the latest Mac gaming news. This week, he’ll be talking with Al Schilling of Macsoft. If you have questions for any of tonight’s guests,
e-mail them to King.
You can catch Your Mac Life every Wednesday evening from 5:30-8 p.m. (Pacific). You can also join one of the two chat rooms that run during the live show — on the
World Without Borders site
or on the dedicated IRC Server at irc.netmug.org in the #yourmaclife Channel. If you have a high speed Internet connection, you can access the live video stream during the Your Mac Life broadcast by opening QuickTime 6 and typing in this URL: rtsp://qt.yourmaclife.com/yml/testing. Or you can listen in to the regular audio feed
Also, after increasing its audience by over 50 percent in the past 12 months, YML is expanding even further with the launch of
new forums, according to King.
The forums, which have been in beta testing for two weeks, will provide opportunities for Your Mac Life audience members to speak their minds on a variety of topics. There will also be a “Switchers Central” for those who have switched to the Mac platform or who are contemplating such a move. Besides their own area for discussing the issues involved in moving to the Mac platform, “Switchers” will also get advice and help from Jeremiah Cohick and Aaron Adams, two “Switchers” who will serve as moderators of the Switcher’s Central Forums.
Another forum, “Mac Basics with Sly,”, will be targeted to new Mac users. It will be moderated by Sylvia “Sly” Marton, coordinating producer of YML. Building on the success of its “very active mailing list,” Your Mac Life has reconfigured its Web site around Movable Type for the front end and phpBB to run the forums, King said.