Maccast 2009.05.27

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 267. Apple doubles up it’s smartphone share. NEXT, next gen iPhone rumors surface. Gruber weighs in on 3rd gen iPhone specs. iPhone 3G supplies dry up at AT&T. Apple tablet may wait until next decade. Don’t forget the iPod rumors too. AT&T considers new data plans and plans boosted network. Safari’s messy tops sites feature leaving trails. Security research publishes OS X Java exploit proof of concept. Could a Pan-European iTunes Store become a reality? Back to school promo and Macbook bump. Tips on choosing a Mac mouse. Software vs. Hardware RAID-1. Selecting and finding Mac upgrade parts. What to do with that old iPhone.

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New music, A Lonely September by Plain White T’s (iTunes)

EOL: His Holiness, Mr. Jobs (Link)

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. — Maya Angelou (1928 – )

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Mac Mini Mod: Internal RAID-1

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Cool Stuff

img_18921-300x177.jpg.jpeg Maccast listener Roland just sent me an email to show off his recent Mac Mini mod. Inspired a bit by this article over on iFixit, Roland came up with his own take on the hack. He details the design process in part 1 and walks through completing the project in part 2. The whole thing is pretty sweet. What I like about Roland’s solution is that he seems to give careful thought and consideration to possible heat issues and comes up with an ingenious solution that mimics Apple’s original design for cooling and airflow. I think the solution seems sound and should continue to work without issue (as evidenced by the iStat numbers in his post). It may be obvious that this kind of hack would void your Applecare, but I will say it anyway. This kind of hack will void your warranty.

If you are looking to squeeze some data redundancy into you Mac Mini case this post is worth a look. Interestingly you could probably also run a RAID-0 (scary RAID) if you wanted to squeeze in some extra internal storage. That might make a nice upgrade for your Mac Mini Home Theater.

Maccast 2009.05.20

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 267. A show for Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. A special episode of the Maccast where I am joined by my friends Victor Cajiao (Typical Mac User), Ken Ray (Mac OS Ken). Enjoy.

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We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible. — Vince Lombardi (1913 – 1970)

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Maccast 2009.05.11

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 266. Rumors of Apple buying Twitter. Mac browsers hold April share. Blackberry squeezes out iPhone in US sales. Apple tops in quality and satisfaction. Apple and Google may be getting too close. Apple may help with in contract iPhone replacements. Rumors of App Store approval changes. Sharing Automator tips and tricks. Mac screen sharing. Review: Kensington Hands-Free Visor Car Kit. Bluetooth issues with new Mac Pro. Control your Mac with your head via Eyetwig iTracker. One iTunes + multiple Macs = pain. Announcing the winners of the Things Packs

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New music, All We Need is Love by Michael Rossback (iTunes)

EOL: The Many Typefaces of Jobs (via Cult of Mac)

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory. — Albert Schweitzer (1875 – 1965)

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Maccast 2009.05.01

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. iPhone and Verizon rumors continue. Snow Leopard adds YouTube spots. Latest iPhone beta requires new iTunes. Mobile Me now offers 24/7 chat support. Apple goes on hiring spree. What’s up next for Apple hardware? WWDC is sold out, again. Don’t forget Automator. Snitch on Mac connections. Converting audio in iTunes. Keeping Macs in Sync. Fox News Gadgets & Games appearance.

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Path Finder 5, Path Finder is a comprehensive file browser for OS X that combines the best of Apple’s Finder with powerful, integrated utilities and some innovative ways of accessing and manipulating your files.

New music, HeavensaLie by Lacuna Coil (iTunes)

EOL: Lego Luxo Jr. iMac G4 (Link)

When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to discover they are not it. — Bernard Bailey

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