Your Mac Life is a very fun and entertaining show. It features Apple and tech news as well as interviews with industry notables and other tidbits. The actually amount of technical information can be low but the show is useful for keeping up with the general Mac and Apple community. YML is very irreverent and casual so beware if you area easily offended. I'm actually more of a PC guy but I still enjoy the show.
My one year subscription to Your Mac Life was set to expire last week, and with out any hesitation I renewed. The reason is simple. This is a fun two hours per week. Shawn, Jay, Sly and the newest member of the regular team Lesa, create an enjoyable show, that just happens to be based around the Macintosh computer and all of the surrounding software hardware and news. This is not a techie show, but much more a show with a passionate community discussing and sharing about one of their favorite subjects.
Fun to listen to on my work commute. Although not new to computers, I am new to the Mac, and I enjoy listening to what is new in the Mac world. Shawn and Jay are very entertaining--I like the give and take of their exchanges. Unlike another Mac internet radio show I've listened to, they don't interrupt their guests to cut to a commercial. The annual subscription price is a bargain for the entertainment and Mac tips I get.
Read the other reviews here and you'll get a good idea as to why so many people enjoy YML (the community feel, the great information, the humor, Shawn, Jay, Wally, Sly and the rest of the regulars, etc.). However, it's also important to know that this highly entertaining program is for Mac realists, not Mac apologists.
If Apple or the Mac community does something great, they'll tell you about it with excitement, but without any extraneous fanfare. And if Apple or the Mac community does something idiotic, they'll let you know, too. They won't apologize for sheer stupidity or bad business moves, or for the right to express their opinion on such matters. In the face of facts, YML always sticks to the story.
In addition to giving listeners the "straight story," you won't hear about baseless rumors of upcoming products or corporate decisions, and you won't hear endless speculation about possible features in forthcoming versions of Mac OS X. Save that for the mac-mac websites.
What you will get in YML is great Mac news & commentary, interesting interviews from all levels of the Mac community, great tech tips & answers, and one of the most engaging and interactive radio programs you'll ever encounter. YML is not to be missed.
I enjoy listening to the conversational views and free-flow of the show. Organized in to (typically) 15-minute segments, I can use my iPod to move between segments, review discussion points or web sites, or just listen to something again for whatever reason.
The guests range from industry leaders, writers, journalists, business insiders, but all with a twist to the Macintosh. There's always something intersting and informative to listen to.
The hosts are "normal" people who use a Mac every day, thus giving the listener a great perspective on questions I might be thinking. Additionally, these folks actually read & respond to their email - even during the show. Email them a question for the guest they have on, and they'll read your question to the guest, thus getting you answers from experts almost personally!
Take a listen once. You'll renew to an annual subscription!
I've been a listener of YML for 1.5 years and I'm addicted. It's hard to find time in my busy schedule to listen during their live show each week, so the audible subscription is the perfect way to take YML with me wherever I go. Sean and J are great, and their back and forth banter is just as entertaining as the actual news and interviews. Highly recommended for anyone that truly loves their mac and the mac community in general.
Ich geniesse diese Show schon seit dem es sie gibt und ich muss sagen es ist ein Bestandteil meiner Woche geworden. Das Audible File hat den grossen Vorteil des Roundtripping, will heissen, dass man immer wieder an den Ort zur?ckspringt, an dem man die Show verlassen hat. Auf meinem iPod h?re ich die Show ?berall und mit dem iTrip von Griffin kann ich sie sogar im Auto geniessen. Wer englisch versteht, sollte sich mal die Zeit nehmen und diese Show geniessen.
The Your Mac Life radio show is a must for anyone, not just current Mac users, but those that are considering getting a Mac and want more reliable information. The show is biased in favour of Mac's but it is still well rounded advice about the computing platform.
The show is an excellent point of contact for that information about all things Mac as well as most things computing. More in depth opinions about articles in the printed press and a very good aspect of the show is its ability to allow you and me ordinary folks to contribute to the show with any questions or queries about the Macintosh. There is the website at www.yourmaclife.com, with forums, more news and articles from all major Expos from all over the world and most of all the show is fun.
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