Maccast 2009.09.29

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 280. Mac fans ready to buy rumors. iTunes 9.0.1. Apple got their accounting rule changes. Rumors of iMac redesign. Apple comes clean on green. Is Apple collaborating with Intel on Lightpeak? Apple sends out unwanted Windows update. App store hits 2 billion downloads. How was your MMS experience? Former Newton developer back at Apple. Apple adds 2nd “O” carrier in the UK. Recent software updates. More option tricks in Snow Leopard. De-icing Snow Leopard. Dealing with the loss of creator codes in Snow Leopard. Snow Leopard’s 32-bit spawn. The unrepairable permissions. Where are our iPhone hardware devices? Review: EyeFi Geo. Minimize to Dock cool, but how would you know? Ignore Trackpad when mouse is present, not present? Visit me at the Mac Computer Expo

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New music, Her Thoughts to Me by Weather Pending

“It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backward.” — Lewis Carroll (1832 – 1898)

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Maccast 2009.09.19

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 279. Snow Leopard update, smooth for most. Jobs on nanos, cameras, and touches. MMS Rolling out early for some Apple TV. More bang, less buck. Tablet Rumors Back, did you miss ‘em? Music publishers want more from Apple. Google claims rejection, Apple still says no. Extra options on Snow Leopard menu items. View hidden files in Snow Leopard Open/Save dialogs. 64-bit for the layperson. Multilingual spell check in Snow Leopard. How I record Skype. iPhone 3GS glass repair. Quicklook needs to be “everywhere”.

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New music, Ice Cream Day by Sputnik (Buy on iTunes)

EOL: iPhone Origami (via Cult of Mac)

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Video: 5th Gen iPod nano Video Shootout

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Cool Stuff

Some sample video comparing the video quality of the new 5th generation iPod nano against the iPhone 3GS and the Flip Mino.

Photos: Unboxing the 5th Gen iPod nano

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Cool Stuff

I’m not the best photographer in the world and I just used my trusty old point and shoot, but these will give you a good idea of the “out of the box” experience you get with the new 5th generation iPod nano.

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Video: Unboxing the 5th Gen iPod nano

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Cool Stuff

A quick video, shot on my iPhone 3GS, of unboxing the new 5th generation iPod nano.

I accidentally shot this in portrait mode on the iPhone, so apologies for the strange aspect ratio.

Video Sample: 5th Gen iPod nano

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Cool Stuff

A quick sample video taken with the new 5th generation iPod Nano. Enjoy!

Maccast 2009.09.10 – “It’s Only Rock & Roll” Event Coverage

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 278. It’s little more than iPods, but i like it. Apple’s “It’s only Rock and Roll” event coverage. Create free iPhone ringtones in Garageband ’09. Podcast playlists not syncing after iTunes 9 upgrade? Finding some “missing” iTunes 9 features.

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New music, Big Disco Ball by Josh Woodward (iTunes)

EOL: Where’s my fricken’ MMS?

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The Jury is in (part 1)

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Guest Appearance

macjury-1.jpgAfter Apple’s “It’s Only Rock & Roll, But We Like It” event I was invited over to convene with Chuck Joiner and his Mac Jury. In the jury box this time were Jeff Carlson, Glenn Fleishman, Keith Lang, Chuck LaTournous, and your’s truly. Chuck posed the questions, Do the iPod nano’s new features reflect Steve Jobs’ absence or do they address some specific aspects of iPod use? And why an FM radio? Is the decision not to put a camera in the iPod touch an oversight or a differentiator? Should you upgrade to iPhone 3.1 right away? And perhaps the biggest question of all…Norah Jones??? We all deliberated and the first part of our judgement is up for your listening pleasure on iTunes (iTunes link) and on the Mac Jury website. Check it out.

Maccast Apple 9/9/09 Live Event Chat

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Cool Stuff, Live Event

Join us for a live Maccast Skype chat starting at around 9:30 AM PDT. We’ll have the conversation going until the end of Apple’s live “It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll” event which starts today (09/09) at 10:00 AM PDT. We are using Skype this time because iChat rooms have a 35 person limit. If you have Skype already installed, use the link below to join If you don’t have Skype you can download it and use it for free at Skype.com. The Skype room limit is 150, so it will still be first come first served. See you there.