Sponsor: Leawo Blu-ray Player for Mac

1:45 PM, Feb. 11th, 2014 · · Weekly Sponsorship

We would like to thank Leawo for sponsoring TMO this week. Listeners of recent Mac Geek Gab episodes have heard us discussing all manner of Blu-Ray topics, and one frustration is the fact that the Mac won't natively play DVDs, even if you've got a USB Blu-Ray reader. Enter Leawo's Blu-Ray Player for Mac.

Sponsor: PDFpen from Smile

3:41 PM, Nov. 27th, 2013 · · Weekly Sponsorship

In what perhaps will be my final post before Thanksgiving, I would like to offer my thanks to Smile, this week's sponsor here at TMO. Our focus for this spot is on PDFPen, the all-purpose PDF editing tool for the Mac. Our world lives half in paper and half online, and PDFs are the bridge between those halves. And while we can all create PDFs as easily as we can print them (hint: check the menu in the lower left of your Mac's print dialog), to modify them you need PDFPen.

Sponsor: PDFpen Scan+

2:56 PM, Sep. 26th, 2013 · · Weekly Sponsorship

I am happy to welcome Smile back as this week's sponsor here at TMO, and especially so this week because they've asked me to talk about their brand new product, PDFpen Scan+. Your iPhone's got a great camera, and it also has a really killer processor. Put those two things in the hands of the smart folks at Smile, and they turn out an app that will use the camera to scan documents and the processor to perform optical character recognition (OCR) on the text contained therein. The result can be a PDF with real text, not just a picture, or the raw text itself for you to edit.

Sponsor: Moom from Many Tricks

2:40 PM, Sep. 11th, 2013 · · Weekly Sponsorship

I am thrilled today to welcome Many Tricks on board as this week's sponsor here at TMO, especially so because I get to tell you about Moom, their window-managment-enhancement software for OS X. Are you ever frustrated by how much effort it takes to get, say, your Safari window to just the right spot, only to close it and have a new one reappear somewhere else on your Mac's screen? How dare your Mac have the audacity to just pretend like it never happened, right? Moom can help... read on!

Sponsor: PDFpen 6 from Smile

9:57 AM, Aug. 29th, 2013 · · Weekly Sponsorship

It's sponsor time here at TMO again and I am thrilled to welcome back Smile in that capacity. Smile makes several of my favorite, can't-live-a-day-on-a-Mac-without products, and PDFpen is one of them. Read on for some examples of how I use it each day.

Sponsor: PDFpen for iPad

5:11 PM, Jul. 25th, 2013 · · Weekly Sponsorship

It's my pleasure to welcome back Smile as this week's sponsor here at TMO. As those astute readers have already seen in the sidebar, the focus this week is on PDFpen for iPad. As a long time user of PDFpen for Mac, PDFpen for iPad is one of those utilities that I always wished for but, for whatever reason, never quite believed would be possible on a tablet. I was wrong in the best way.

Sponsor: TextExpander from Smile

12:10 PM, Jun. 24th, 2013 · · Weekly Sponsorship

It is my pleasure to again welcome Smile back as this week's sponsor here at TMO. They've been making great software for over a decade now, and I don't suspect they'll stop that any time soon! This week I get to talk about TextExpander, which makes this even better because it's something I use constantly. Read the full post for examples of some of my favorite snippets!

Sponsor: Boom from Global Delight

3:03 PM, Jun. 14th, 2013 · · Weekly Sponsorship

My sincere thanks go out to Global Delight for sponsoring TMO this this week. Boom, from Global Delight, is a utility for your Mac that solves the problem of low-volume audio. Ever been watching a movie or video on your Mac and been straining to hear out of your Mac's speakers? Boom is your tool.

Sponsor: PDFpen 6 from Smile

1:35 PM, May. 28th, 2013 · · Weekly Sponsorship

I'm quite happy to welcome Smile back as this week's TMO sponsor. And I'm quite happy that they again asked me to talk about PDFpen because this is something I use on every Mac I have, and I use it almost every day for one purpose or another. Read on for a few examples of how I use PDFpen every day.

Sponsor: PDFPenPro 6 from Smile

11:43 AM, May. 1st, 2013 · · Weekly Sponsorship

Once again I'd like to thank Smile for sponsoring us here at TMO, and this week I get to tell you about PDFPenPro 6. You've likely previously read my stuff about PDFPen, and PDFPenPro builds on that with a few key features, including document permission settings and a new automatic form field creation tool.