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ExtraBITS for 11 April 2011

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Along with an announcement of Adam’s upcoming MUG meeting in Denver, we have a pair of podcasts for your listening pleasure this week, with Joe Kissell talking about Mac maintenance on the Tech Night Owl Live and Matt Neuburg joining a MacJury to celebrate the iPad’s birthday.

Adam Previews Lion at MacinTech Users’ Group in Denver -- If you’re in Denver on Tuesday (12 April 2011), come listen to Adam at the MacinTech Users’ Group meeting at 7 PM — follow the link for meeting location details. He’ll be previewing what’s coming in Mac OS X Lion as well as talking about the iPad, the iPhone, and well, anything else that anyone asks about.

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Joe Kissell Discusses Mac Maintenance on Tech Night Owl Live -- After releasing an update to “Take Control of Maintaining Your Mac, Second Edition,” Joe Kissell joins host Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl Live radio show to discuss his recommendations for keeping your Mac running smoothly.

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Happy Birthday, iPad, from MacJury -- Chuck Joiner hosts a wide-ranging MacJury discussion, surveying the iPad’s past and considering its future, with a panel including TidBITS’s own Matt Neuburg.

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