Maccast 2008.02.28 – Interview with Avram Miller

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. In this special episode of the Maccast I sit down with Avram Miller. Avram is a tech industry pioneer probably best known for his time spent at Intel where he helped cofound their venture capital arm. Through his work Avarm has been influential in shaping the face of many of the technologies we use and continue to develop today. Most notably Avarm Miller played a key role in the development of the cable modem and other broadband technologies. In 1984, while president of Franklin Computer Corporation, Avram and his team developed an Apple clone and challenged Steve Jobs & Co. over their right to produce and sell the product and bring it to market. Recently Avarm became a Mac switcher and I had the privilege to sit down with him and chat about his experiences, history, and this latest chapter in his tech life.

Links:
Twothirdsdone.com
Avrammiller.com
Nerd TV

Avram’s picks:
Pandora
Slacker Radio
Evernote
Picnik.com

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Maccast 2009.02.24

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 257. Three new Apple Stores planed for Europe. Are Intel’s Core i7s destined for Macs? Continued security warnings for Macs. And then there were two, displays that is. Leaked Mac Mini photos and video. $99 iPhones at Best Buy, sort of. Apple release Safari 4 Beta. Happy Birthday Steve. Printer preset tip, setting custom default. Macworld 2009: Microvision. “Find out how” to use the Mac. Still using Appleworks under Leopard. Review of iLife ’09. LCD monitor fonts and resolutions.

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New music, Head First by Better with Ed

EOL: Dancing with Woz (Link)

If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking. — Lyndon B. Johnson (1908 – 1973)

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Maccast 2009.02.19

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 256. Apple gearing up for VOD service? Sacconaghi chatting up Apple’s bright future. New iPhone going matte. Apple may be taking the App Store offline. A bunch of iPhone stories and stats. Security and Java Updates from Apple. Mobile Me adds easy iDisk File Sharing. A couple more Snow Leopard features leaked. Apple wants to keep option to jail Jailbreakers. 17″ Unibody Macbook Pro dissected. Quicklook in the Finder. iPhone calendar colors now syncing? Resize Faces add new face box the normal way. Macworld 2009: Intuit Quickbooks. Understudy adds Hulu and Netflix to FrontRow. Apple TV syncing and storage. Protecting yourself from Trojans

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New music, Buy You a Life by Young Dubliners (iTunes)

EOL: Apple Disk ][ Mini (Link)

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer. — Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882)

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Maccast 2009.02.11

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 255. New Intel Pro Processors soon. Will Macs follow? New iMacs may be twins and quadruplets. Mac gain almost 10 percent web market share. Apple may have a bumpy road ahead. iPhone 2.2.1 update causes crashes for some. Has Apple pushed notification for background? Gargeband updated to fix lessons. iPhone Carrier Update. Snow leopard details and speculation. Apple briefly posts an Apple TV survey. Many shortcuts to Network Preferences. iMovie HD 6.0.3 download still available. Macworld 2009: Kensington. DVD burning woes and possible solutions. Defining printing presets. Finder quitting after Quicktime 7.6 update

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New music, It’s On Me by Show Me The Skyline (iTunes)

EOL: Your 9-year uses an iPhone? This kid programmed one.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro — Hunter S. Thompson (1939 – 2005)

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Maccast 2009.02.05

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Pulse SmartpenA podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. A special episode of the Maccast from Macworld 2009. We take a look at the new Pulse Smartpen from Livescribe. Basically a computer in the form of a pen, the Pulse captures your writing along with recorded audio and lets you play it back on the pen or at your Mac after syncing using the Livescribe desktop software. The pen has other applications included and an API is available for developers so soon you will have a plethora of pen based apps to choose from. The Pulse Smartpen has been around for a while on Windows, but Macworld marked their launch on the Mac and it definately made it’s mark.

Pulse Smartpen from Livescribe

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Maccast 2009.02.01

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 254. Apple awarded iPhone Multitouch patent. iPhone 2.2.1 update. iPhone sales impact AT&T’s Q4 results. Apple mysteriously pulls NVIDIA update. Papermaster starts at Apple in the Spring. Flash on iPhone. Adobe’s got the ball. Rumors of new iMacs. Apple promises to give your money back. First impressions of iLife ’09. No iDVD update in iLife ’09. Add multitouch zoom in Places. Greening of Apple isn’t in shipping. Slow down Core Animation effects. System Preferences shortcuts. Mixed up album art on iPod or iPhone. Is your backup portfolio diversified?

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New music, No Truth Anymore by Justin Winokur

EOL: Macintosh Software Dating Game

I’m kind of jealous of the life I’m supposedly leading — Zach Braff

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