iTunes 4.9 is here.

Written by: Adam Christianson

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iTunes 4.9It’s here. Please subscribe so I can move up in the ranks. More later, now I am going to bed. Good night.

Update:There is also a new update available for your iPod too. Thanks Craig. Get everything via Software Update on the Mac. Windows users head to http://www.apple.com/itunes

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MacCast 06.28.2005

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about Macs done by a Mac geek for Mac geeks. Show 70. iTunes 4.9 launches today? French Paper reports iTunes phone launch today, latest Tiger builds add better widget management and Apple prepping Backup version 3. MacCast One Minute Tip #2 – Application CPU Usage. iPed Shuffle and iPed 2 Review. How to capture and record all audio from your Mac, saved mail not showing up in Tiger, PHPiCalendar is still available, another GarageBand fix, plus more MUG feedback. What to do if your iPod does not mount and preparing a Mac for sale. New music, Waking Up by In Stereo Atlanta.

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Update: It’s arrived. Via Software Update at around 1am Tuesday June 28… Thanks Steven.

iDownload: PixelNews

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: News, Reviews

PixelNews starstarstarstar – Pixelated Software ($25.00 USD)
I have to admit that when I heard about the new version of Safari coming with built-in RSS technology, my thoughts were “So what?”. Well now I view RSS feeds about as commonly as I open iPodder with my figers crossed that i’ll see that progress bar start up showing that a new episode of The MacCast is available. RSS has become a part of my normal day as skipping breakfast or complaining about gas prices. Somehow though, I felt that while Safari has gotten me hooked on this new fancy information train, it was still lacking in providing news in a way that I was satisfied.
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MacCast 06.23.2005

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A podcast about Macs done by a Mac geek for Mac geeks. Show 69. Is Microsoft going after Adobe? Podcasting comes to iTunes early and not from Apple, new PowerPC Freescale chips may mean faster PowerBooks, Apple sued over iTunes interface, Sony BMG and EMI make a statement by locking out iPods, Apple drops Virex from .Mac, some interesting statistics. When is an iPod not an iPod? Answer, when it’s an Ipod MP4. Inventor of the integrated circuit, Jack S. Kilby, dead at 81. My 2 Cents with Curt, a response to Windows file sharing password issues, iMac G5 fan noise, publishing iCals to your .Mac account, aging Mac users groups, OS 9 iMic extension conflicts, syncing iPod ratings back to iTunes, some feedback on the Dittybot iTunes phone hack and help for a Garagband that won’t stay open. New Music, Shine by Kevin Reeves.

Shhhh. Smell something?

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Correction: In the audio I incorrectly refer to Jack Kilby as Jack Kirby. I had it right in the show notes, not sure why I said it wrong. Sorry.

Photos of Intel Mac

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: News

Mac Intel MotherboardThink Secret has posted information and pictures of the Apple Development Platform, ADP2,1, which is Apple’s official name for the Intel based PowerMac systems they are now shipping to developers. [ Link ]

Review: Tone Heaven Vol. 1

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Reviews

Tone Heaven Vol. 1 starstarstar – MacSongTools ($19.99)
Imagine having instant access to hundreds of the most recognizable guitar tones in the world at your fingertips. This is the promise of Tone Heaven Vol. 1, a series of 450 guitar presets for GarageBand and Logic from MacSongTools.com. Whether you want to rock like AC/DC or pretend for just a moment that you have captured the fabled tone of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Tone Heaven provides more variety than you might expect for under $20.
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MacCast Special – Mactel Log Part 2

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A special edition of the MacCast. This is part 2 of a conversation I recorded with Adrian Bacon of the Apple Log, Microsoft Log and Linux Log. We discuss Apple’s switch to Intel based processors and Adrian brings a nice PC Geek perspective to the conversation. Enjoy!

MacCast Special – Mactel Log Part 1

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A special edition of the MacCast. This is part 1 of a conversation I recorded with Adrian Bacon of the Apple Log, Microsoft Log and Linux Log. We discuss Apple’s switch to Intel based processors and Adrian brings a nice PC Geek perspective to the conversation. Enjoy!

Free and simple online photo publishing

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: News

If you are looking for free and simple ways of putting your photos on the web, here are a few tools that might come in handy. Let me start by saying I’m no expert in web design or coding pages. I’m really just past the beginner stage. I found the following programs a great way to start getting my photos online, they’re relatively easy to use and are all freeware.

If you have your own internet storage space already, Galerie is a fairly simple free program for creating photo galleries online. It works well and once you get the hang of it, you can create an online gallery, with thumbnail index, fairly quickly.
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MacCast 06.18.2005

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about Macs done by a Mac geek for Mac geeks. Show 68. Intel OS X on P2P networks was a hoax, new Apple ads focused on Macs are in the works, Unreal Tournament successfully ported to Intel based Mac, Apple drops single processor PowerMac on store, Apple attempts to trademark “Mactel”. Could Apple “Numbers” round out their office suite? Intel technology may make next gen Macs three headed monsters, Dell CEO says they would be interested in OS X if available, a hack makes any cel phone an iTunes phone, developer claims success in running OS X on TabletPC, formerly $50,000 WebObjects technology now available for free with XCode 2.1, Apple Store to open in Grand Rapids, Michigan on June 25. OS 10.4.2 expected soon with iTunes 4.9 release running 3 weeks ahead of schedule. UKs Queen gets hip and gets herself a royal iPod and iPod Linux waddles on. MacCast heard mentioned on IT Conversations web Talk, explaining the differences in the two 15″ PowerBook models, how to use Activity Viewer to find rogue apps and increase performance, response to getting Bluetooth headsets working on your Mac, issues with Apple PC filesharing not working for Administrator account and more Intel switch questions. Podcast Awards nominations open at Podcastawards.com. Please nominate your favorite shows, MacCast included. Stay tuned for an upcoming discussion with Adrian Bacon of Apple Log. Get a PC users perspective on the Intel switch. All this an of course new music, Dear Mom and Dad by The Real You. If your Gandpa could still hear anything he’d listen too. Shownotes: HTML or OPML

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