Two major upcoming events propel us over the 100th episode hump. The first is the looming holidays. If, like me, you’ve bought nary a single present, you’ll want to tune into my interview with Macworld senior editor Dan Frakes, who offers gift suggestions for your favorite Mac, iPod, and iPhone user. During that interview we routinely refer to Playlist’s
Plays of the Year awards (the year’s best digital-music-oriented gear) and also reference Macworld ’s
Holiday Gear Guide from the December 2007 issue.
The second major event is, of course, next month’s
Macworld Expo, held from January 14–18. To help prepare you, I offer practical tips for surviving and, more importantly, enjoying your week in San Francisco. I am assisted, in this regard, by a guy dressed as an iPhone.
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Dan reels off a mean mess of products when talking about holiday gifts. Included in our discussion are:
Logitech Pure-Fi Elite as well as the
B&W Zeppelin Speakers
Harman Kardon Go + Play
Chestnut Hill Sound George
Griffin Technology Evolve
Altec Lansing InMotion iM600
Ultimate Ears Triple-fi 10 Pro
iSkin Duo for 2G iPod nano
SwitchEasy Biscuit for 3G iPod nano
Belkin Headphone Adapter for iPhone
Helium 3.5mm Headphone Adapter
Shure Music Phone Adapter
Mophie Juice Pack
External hard drive
Mac OS X 10.5 LeopardAdditional RAM
Shirt Pocket Software’s SuperDuper
Carbon Copy Cloner
Sonic Impact Video-55
iTunes $50 Gift Cards
Apple Composite AV Cable
Apple Component AV Cable
We go off the rails a bit about Time Machine and backups, Apple TV, Costco, and a wished-for MacBook sub-notebook.
In my conversation with the guy dressed as an iPhone, I mention a few highlights of San Francisco. The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce is more than happy to boast of the city’s many pleasures. Check out the
SF Bay Area Travel Guide for Leisure & Business Travelers.
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