Taking our cue from the Children’s Television Workshop, this episode of the Macworld Podcast is brought to you by the Letter G. That’s “G” as in “gems” and “games.”
To talk about the first subject, I’m joined by my fellow senior editor, Dan Frakes, who writes our
Mac Gems weblog. Dan also wrote the cover story in our
on 63 great Mac downloads. The feature appears at Macworld.com next week, but those of you with issues in hand can follow along as Dan and I talk about some low-cost software gems.
As for games, Macworld.com executive editor Philip Michaels speaks to
columnist Peter Cohen about the just completed
E3 Media & Business Summit, the pared-down version of the once-massive E3 gaming trade show. While not as large as previous years, E3 still had some news of interest to Mac gamers, which Peter tells us all about.
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We can’t go an entire podcast without talking about the
iPhone. I talk about iPhone Mail Rules, the collection of Automator actions from
that helps you
automate your Mac with the iPhone. I also talk about last week’s somewhat iPhone-related
update to QuickTime 7.2.
In our software gems discussion, Dan and I touch on some of the following applications:
You can find Dan’s reviews of these and other low-cost programs in
the MacGems catalog.
The big gaming news that Peter covers deals with the revelation that
Gears of War, the third-person action game, is coming to the Mac. He and Phil also talk about the
gaming aspects of Parallels Desktop 3, the virtualization software that
reviewed. And Peter shares his thoughts on some of the gaming news coming out of last month’s Worldwide Developers Conference, including
Electronic Arts’ direct support for the Mac platform.