Mac Gems, VoIP, and Gamerhood

Macworld Podcast episode 44

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Whether you work with multimedia, make Voice over IP calls via your Mac, or just want to get your hands on the latest games, we’ve got you covered in the latest Macworld Podcast, thanks to three interviews covering that diverse array of topics.

First up, Senior Editor Dan Frakes talks about his favorite low-cost multimedia applications. He profiles 10 of the best multimedia apps at Macworld.com as part of the “Software Jackpot” feature from the August 2006 issue of Macworld. In fact, you can see some of Dan’s picks for the other best bargain software offerings, including system enhancers, troubleshooting apps, and time savers elsewhere on the Web site.

On the VoIP front, we talk with Ted Wallingford of MacVOIP.com. He assembled round-up of VoIP application reviews for the July 2006 issue.

And to close out the show, I interview Senior Editor and Game Room blogger Peter Cohen about Aspyr Media’s plans to launch its own game download store. Be sure to check out Peter’s interview with Aspyr president Michael Rogers about the planned Gamerhood service.

Listen to episode 44

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Show notes

I mentioned the earlier announcement that the eMac has been replaced with a new, low-cost iMac aimed at educators. Look for a review at Macworld.com just as soon as we can get our hands on the new system.

Also, I pointed out the new version of Firefox, the Beta Candidate 2.0, which I blogged about on MacUser.

While we’re done with our giveaways for the time being, I still welcome audio comments! Please send your comments or questions to me by e-mail.

Music credits

“Basic” by Epicte the Elemental. Want to hear more of his music? Need a DJ in the Washington, D.C. area? E-mail him at epicte [at] gmail [dot] com.

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