The days of extravagance and waste are over. Cheap is chic. And because it is, we turn our attention to capable Macintosh applications that can be had for a song.
We do this in the form of my interview with Macworld senior editors Dan Frakes and Roman Loyola, the two gentlemen responsible for putting together Macworld’s GemFest 2009—our yearly reviews roundup of inexpensive applications. GemFest 2009 runs through the end of June and presents a review each and every day.
Before the three of us chat, I turn a harsh light on the myths of music ownership.
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In the opening of the episode I comment on why subscription music services may not be the work of the devil. This mini tirade was inspired by my hands on experience with the recently updated Napster music service.
In our GemFest gab, Dan, Roman, and I mentioned several applications. They include:
- Audio Hijack Pro
- ArtRage 2
- Application Wizard
- Default Folder X
Speaking of MondoMouse and Mercury Mover, they were the subject of last week’s Macworld Video on window-management utilities.
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