Maccast 2009.11.22

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 285. New Core i7 iMac posts good numbers. Apple working on “Concierge” app. Frustrated Devs flee App Store. Is Apple getting more serious about gaming?. Updates, fixes, and hacks. Oh my! Macs rank 4th in build quality. Don’t let you Mac inhale. Free OS X virtualization. Free Office alternative from Lotus Hardware change bypasses firmware password? Piracy can also give your Mac scurvy. The ins and outs of Mini Display Port. Adding keyboard shortcuts to everything. Maccast One Minute Tip: iPhoto Places. iTunes random is random. Securing your PDFs.

It’s Movember, please donate to help fight men’s cancer.

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New music, Should Have Known Better by Rob Blackledge (Buy on iTunes)

EOL: Monkeyboy seeing Aluminum and White (via Cult of Mac)

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Movember Macstache is Back

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Random Thoughts

MacstacheIt’s that time of year again… Movember; and once again all this month I’m growing (as best as I can) a mustache to help raise awareness of men’s health issues and to fight prostate cancer. If you can, please donate to the cause.

What is Movember?

What many people don’t know is that 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime and testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men aged 18-35.

So, during Movember (the month formerly known as November) I am growing a mustache to show support. The funds raised go to the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LIVESTRONG).

How to Donate

To donate to my Macstache you can either click this link to donate online now using your credit card or PayPal account

Or, write a check payable to ‘Movember Foundation’, referencing my Registration Number 353272 and mailing it to:

Movember Foundation
PO Box 2726
Venice, CA 90294-2726

All donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Thanks for your support,

Adam.

Maccast 2009.11.13

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 284. Lots of interesting Apple numbers. Apple can’t get any respect. iTunes getting more polish. Mac OS X 10.6.2 Update. iPhone attacks target Jailbreakers. Mini Display Port made VESA Standard. Apple works to make Holiday shopping easier. Safari 4.0.4 Update. Apple rolls out iTunes Preview. Apple retail keeps growing up. Apple TV Issues after 3.0.1 update. More Magic Mouse feedback. Questions about a stolen Mac. New vs. unplayed in iTunes. Windows virtualization vs. Bootcamp. Thoughts on being a pirate. Maccast Nominated for a Podcast Award. Vote now!.

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New music, Chelsea by The Summer Set (iTunes)

EOL: OS X Calculator for realsies? Link (via Cult of Mac)

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Maccast 2009.11.11 – Mac Home Automation

Written by: Adam Christianson

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hdtv podcastA podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. A special episode of the Maccast with Ara Derderian from the HDTV Podcast. Normally Ara and I discuss his Mac centric home theater projects, but this time around he let’s us in on his latest passion. Mac home automation. We sit down and talk all about how to use your Mac to switch on, control, watch, script, and automate your physical world.

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Mac Home Store
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Enable Magic Mouse Momentum Scrolling in Leopard

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Cool Stuff, Hints & Tips

After mentioning on Twitter that Apple doesn’t support momentum scrolling on their new Bluetooth Magic Mouse under Leopard:

a helpful listener sent me a reply with this handy Terminal command to enable it.

defaults write com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch.mouse MouseMomentumScroll -bool true

After entering the command above into the Termial and hitting enter, simply turn Bluetooth off and then back on to update the setting. After that scroll away with full momentum in Leopard.

To change things back issue the same command, but rplacing the last word ‘true’ with ‘false’ and turn off and back on Bluetooth again.

Video: Magic Mouse Unboxing

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Cool Stuff, Reviews

A short unboxing video of Apple’s new Magic Mouse. I also, share some of my early thoughts and impressions on Apple’s latest attempt at this input device.

Maccast 2009.11.01

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 283. 27″ iMac issues being reported. Snow Leopard 10.6.2 with developers, hints at new Macbook Pros. Apple ‘Slate’ rumor stirred up by NYT. ZFS may never make it to OS X. Apple TV 3.0 released. Apple dumping retail Windows Mobile checkout. TimeCapsule may be covered by Applecare. Magic Mouse Feedback. Using the term ‘Directory’ vs ‘Folder’. The Macintosh TV has already been done. Keeping the Macbook batteries fresh. Review: iFrogz Earpollution Plugz. Dealing with pesky routers.

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New music, Papercut by Pistolita (Buy on iTunes)

EOL: Working iPhone Costumes (via TUAW)

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