MacCast 04.28.2006

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 134. Next gen iPods to use Samsung chips, Apple may be planning ads for iTunes, Shake Universal coming in May, iPod formated videos on Blue-Ray discs, Apple cuts Aperture developers loose, Jobs paints rosey Apple future for shareholders. MacCast One Minute Tip #13 – Screen Views. MacCast Mini BootCamp and Parallels update. A random listener comment. Save money. Buy a 17″ MacBook Pro. Is BootCamp Apple’s push back into education? More Apple products making animal noises. Moo. Eep.

New music, Not Alive by 8Stops7

Well, those are the boobs that make our laws. That’s the democratic process.

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Tekserve Topples $60,000 Worth of iPod for Ad

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Cool Stuff

Well that is one way to blow an advertising budget. This new ad for Tekserve, an independent Apple reseller in New York, used over $60,000 worth of iPods toppling domino style to make their point. I wonder if those had any screen protection? For those of you in the area the ads will be running on the giant Madison Square Garden LED displays at 33rd Street & 7th Avenue, from May 1st through July 30th.

[via The Consumerist]


MacCast 04.24.2006

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 133. MacBook Pro Graphics not running at full speed. Apple drops Portal Player chips in future iPods. Random iPod and iTunes News. Random Mac software news. Apple planning a new 50 acre campus (video link). New security flaws in OS X exposed. Jon Rubinstein not gone completely from Apple. A more eco-friendly Apple, their new computer recycling program. Rumor of 17″ MacBook Pro at NAB. Update: Announced today, see post below. Mac Mini power brick follow-up. Mac triple-boot bootloader correction. Still think Apple will switch to Windows? Read this. Some BootCamp follow-up. Comments on Apple’s lawsuit against Mac rumor web sites. What to do about a “whiny” MacBook Pro.

New music, Code Monkey by Jonathan Coulton (iTunes)

Promo: The Mac ReviewCast One Year Anniversary

What’re ya gonna do with those *pies*, boys?

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17″ MacBook Pro is here

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: News

MacBookPro 17"So I recorded a show last night (working to get it online as we speak) and of course I mention Apple may be planning on releasing the 17″ MacBook Pro. So, I get on-line this morning and BOOM there it is. How’s that for bad timing? Oh well. Look for a full rundown of the new larger MacBook Pro in the next edition, but for now here are some highlights. Note the re-appearence of the Firewire 800 port (YEAH!), too bad it will cost you at least $2,800 (USD) for the feature.

  • 17in. Display
  • 6.8 lbs.
  • 8x Dual Layer SuperDrive
  • One Firewire 400 Port
  • One Firewire 800 Port
  • 3 USB 2.0 Ports


MacCast 04.19.2006

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 132. Aperture 1.1 released, Beatles may be planning to offer music downloads, buying iTunes while in flight? True video iPod missed the party on April 1st, Apple orders 13.3″ LCDs, MacBook out soon? Steve Jobs declines to write Woz forward (unconfirmed), Apple legal form letter not the response 9-year old expected. Boot Camp stranding Mac owners in Windows. Triple booting with Boot Camp. Lucky, Lucky Charms come with free iTunes. Burst.com files lawsuit against Apple. OS 10.5 Leopard will make an appearance at WWDC 2006. New firmware update for Intel Macs. My initial impressions of the Intel Mac Mini and Boot Camp. Apple Universal Access, VoiceOver and GarageBand. What to do if you see that annoying blinking question mark at start up. My update on using GarageBand 3 for the MacCast (enhanced). Question about multiple Applications folders. Review of the iSlicker iPod protector.

New music, The Maybe Love Song by Vanessa Peters and Ice Cream On Mondays

I was happy for the briefest moment.

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Love Thy Neighbor

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Cool Stuff

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MacCast 04.14.2006 – Mac Mini Home Theater Special

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Mac Media Center, Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Special edition. Interview with Ara Derderian from the HDTV & Home Theater Podcast. We discuss everything you need to know for integrating your Mac Mini into your home theater set-up. This show will help you understand the process and give you tips and tricks for making your media center Mac install a success. Enjoy.

So I says to him, I said “Get your own monkey!”

Show Links
HDTV & Home Theater Podcast
Apple Mac Mini
La Cie
El Gato
Media Central

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Use Windows Upgrade with Boot Camp

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Follow-up

Listener Jonathan has a post on his blog describing the process he used to get Boot Camp running up and running using a Windows XP updgrade disk. Apple claims it can’t be done and I can’t confirm it, but there it is.

Getting something other than the MacCast?

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

Hey gang. I have now received several reports of people getting what is label the 4/9 edition of the MacCast, but the audio (and video in some cases) is something completely different. Well it looks like this is an issue with Libsyn, the company that hosts my files. To handle load they serve the files from a number of servers and when iTunes or your podcatcher request a file it automatically redirects your request to the best server available. Well apparently there is something screwy with that system (they just did upgrades). So if you received the wrong file just please try again. I am working with them right now to try and correct the issue. Sorry for any trouble or confusion this may have caused any of you.

MacCast 04.09.2006

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 131. Apple shelters its bottom line in Reno. MacBook as soon as May? The Boot Camp aftermath. Benchmarks show Mac as as good at running XP as a PC. Virtualization with Parallels Workstation 2.1 Beta. Mixed reactions to Boot Camp. What Boot Camp means for Apples future. Tip on using Spotlight in your Preferences. An OS X Vista joke.

New music, Stop and Start by The Bathtub Marys

Promo for Mac Tips Daily Contest

Danger, Will Robinson! Danger!

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