Maccast 2009.04.26

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 264. Apple’s Q2 results. Not too shabby. Vendors vie for Apple Netbook. More next gen iPhone stuff. 1 Billionth app downloaded from App store. Feedback on online backup services. Formatting USB drives, another tip. Correction on iPod recycle credit. Shortcuts for display sleep. Review of MAXPower 802.11 USB 2.0 Stick Adapter. Challanges of getting ‘Back to your Mac’. Managing ‘remembered’ Wi-fi networks.

Special thanks to our sponsors:
Thoughtout.biz
Thoughtout – Makers of the Ped 3, Ped 3 Auto, and Naja King iPod/iPhone stands.

New music, She’s Changing My Mind by John Hoskinson (iTunes)

EOL: One Image to Rule Them All (Link)

Whoever ceases to be a student has never been a student.. — George Iles

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Thoughtout’s new MagStay Uni. Want One Free?

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Cool Stuff

1.jpgThoughtout, friends and sponsors of the Maccast, recently announced a new version in their MagStay product line designed for Apple’s latest “unibody” style notebooks. The new MagStay Uni and the original MagStay Pro are designed to do one simple thing… prevent Apple’s MagSafe connector from becoming disconnected. Now, before you start clicking on that comment link to express your concerns about the dangers of blocking the MagSafe from doing it’s job hear me out. The MagStay products are not designed for everyone and are not for use all the time. You obviously wouldn’t want to use the product when you have your precious Macbook Pro on a desk or table in a place where someone may trip over the cord. But, if you are relaxing on the couch, no one is around, and you don’t want your knees knocking the connector out every time you adjust your position (a situation that HAS happened to me), then you’ll be happy you have the product. Another perceived disadvantage of the MagStay and MagStay Uni are that they work by using up an adjacent port. An Ethernet port in the case of the MagStay Uni and a USB port for the original MagStay Pro. Again, if you think about when you would use the product this is really not a problem. Typically you will be in a more mobile situation, using Wi-Fi, and attaching few if any external devices. There is no doubt that these products target a specific niche of users, but if you are one of these users then Thoughtout gives you a solution. Nothing wrong with that.

So could you use a MagStay Uni? Would you like to get one free? If you are one of the first 10 Maccast listeners to use the coupon code, maccastfreemagstay on the Thoughtout.biz site you can get a free MagStay Uni (you just need to pay for shipping and handling). You can checkout the product, watch the demo videos, and make your purchase by clicking here.

Maccast 2009.04.19

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 263. Apple ramping up for new iPhone. AT&T wants to extend iPhone relationship. Patent watch. Apple billionth app countdown. Jobs still on the job. Apple updates. iPods sales up and Apple fairing better than most. $1.29 tracks not paying the piper. Apple prices 20″ iMac for Education. Mac Zombie botnet rises. Apple airs new Mac vs. PC ads. Error on MySQL standard in Leopard. Formatting a USB drive in Leopard. Downloading from non-native iTunes breaks ToS. Old iPods worth 15% off new. Preventing Macbook sleep issues. Online backup solutions. Restore podcasts in iTunes. Fox News Gadgets & Games appearance

Special thanks to our sponsors:
Circus Ponies Smile on My Mac
Circus Ponies NoteBook – The Easy Way to Get Organized on the Mac. Try it FREE for 30 Days.
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New music, Walk Right Over Me by The Gathering

EOL: Data is key (Link)

If you’re never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances — Julia Sorel

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Maccast 2009.04.14 – Interview with David H Lawrence XVII

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Interviews, Podcast

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Davis H Lawrence XVIIA podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. A special episode of the Maccast with David H Lawrence XVII. David is currently playing the role of the mysterious, somewhat creepy, and probably misunderstood, Eric “The Puppetmaster” Doyle on NBC’s hit show Heroes. When he’s not stalking cheerleaders David is also a new media creator and producer with an incredibly diverse background in audio broadcasting, video, the Internet, filmmaking, podcasting, and tech in general. In this episode we will learn about the man behind the man and the bonus is it turns out he uses a Mac.

Links
NBC’s Heroes
Heroes, Nowhere Man Trailer
Davids.com
Support The New True Charlie Wu project
Secrets of Screen Acting: The Podcast
The David Lawrence Show
Demos 2 Go Go
@dhlawrencexvii on Twitter
Xanadu, April 17th – 19th, 2009, Las Vegas, NV

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Maccast 2009.04.13 – New Mac Mini Home Theater Update

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Mac Media Center


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hdtvpodcast_100.gifA podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Special edition. A special episode of the Maccast with Ara Derderian from the HDTV & Home Theater Podcast (htguys.com). We see how the latest version of the Mac Mini stacks up against the prior generation for use as a home theater Mac. We also talk about Mac remote control options and a few other odds and ends including our hopes for future generation media based Macs.

Show Links
HDTV Podcast
Apple Mac Mini
HD Homerun
El Gato
Monoprice Cables
Logitech Remotes
Remote Buddy
Boxee
Simplify Media
Netflix
Apple Feedback

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Maccast 2009.04.11 – Interview with Michael Simmons from Cultured Code

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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Things
A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. A special interview with Michael Simmons from Cultured Code. In this episode Michael shares his insights and experience on how to successfully launch and bring to market an award winning iPhone and Macintosh based application. We discover how he and the team at Cultured Code developed and planed the award winning application Things for it’s launch at Macworld 2009.

Links:
Maccast Things Interview from Macworld 2009
Things from Cultured Code
Xyle Scope
Tweetie
App Shopper

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Maccast 2009.04.08

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 262. Apple releases 2nd iPhone 3.0 Beta. Snow Leopard closer to being on the prowl. Shuffles shake up some sales. XServe’s go Nehalem. AT&T TOS blocks Sling, then doesn’t. Rumors paint next gen iPhone picture. HD Rentals now in iTunes with 8.1.1. iTunes goes all DRM free and variable. Follow-up on Macbook cracked case repairs. More Appleworks discussions. My opinions on Applecare for the iPhone. Migrating data to a new Mac from backups. Matching Memory. Leopard USB Disk formatting mystery. Using iTunes codes to bypass region control.

Special thanks to our sponsors:
Faronics RCP Tones
Faronics Deep Freeze
RCP Tones – Sophisticated Ringtones for iPhone 3G. Business Rings, Sleek Melodic Alerts, Beeps, Chimes, Alarm Sounds & more. No hidden fees or subscriptions. No DRM.

New music, Shadow of Me by Mr. Jason (iTunes)

EOL: A softer cuddly Steve

It’s a dangerous business going out your front door — J. R. R. Tolkien (1892 – 1973), “The Fellowship of the Ring”

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