MacCast 2013.04.22

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Maccast 2013.09.02

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 459. More power in iPhone 5S A7. New ‘Graphite’ iPhone 5S color. September 10th iPads too? Apple launches it’s own “trade-in” program. Less than one percent of mobile malware affects iOS. A string that can crash your Apple. Apple TV updated with VEVO, more. Apple buys another company. Prepare for a 2014 iWatch. Poor FaceTime? Thank the trolls. Java updates available for OS X. Siri takes shots at Glass. Smithsonian add App source code to collection. iOS Car recommendations. More on Apple Podcast App. Omni offers App Store “upgrade” pricing. Check your backups. Upgrade your iTunes HD. Remove auto email addresses from Mail

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  1. Brian | Sep 03 2013 - 03:28

    Re: Cars and Podcast Apps

    There’s a distinction to be made in some cars between iPod/iPhone integration and bluetooth integration. For example, my 2009 BMW does both, but separately. The bluetooth connection handles hands-free phone calls and contacts sync into the hands-free system. The iPod/iPhone connection plays high-quality audio through the car’s system. It also allows access to the files (visually via the car’s iDrive system) stored on the iPod or in the iPhone’s music app — as well as the infamous podcast app.

    Other apps in iOS will also play via this connection (which is, 30 pin, but works ok with the lightning adapter), but you can’t pick tracks off of apps other than the Music app and the Podcast app. This is the main reason I’m using Apple’s Podcast app.

    We have a 2011 Honda also, but the iPod connection does not play nicely with the iPhone, and only the hands-free calling works for the iPhone.

    For high-quality audio over the car’s system, look for cars that support A2DP.

  2. Chuck | Sep 04 2013 - 06:18

    Adam, I was really disappointed in your review of the autosync-ish. Was something I was looking forward to hearing about you and your audience, but the responses and your comments so superficial is not helpful at all. Your show is much better than that I’m almost every issue so I guess you just not that interested in the car syncing. However there are significant differences between even cars that were discussed by the various uses that you shared with us. There are issues as to whether or not they were connected via USB, which is what I’m assuming the iPod users were connecting via, versus Bluetooth. We’re it that simple, why would apple be working on iOS in the car. I don’t have a new car, but I went cause really frequently a penchant that a lot of different approaches to it and it is very hit and miss. Another area where I think your listeners might have some good information or possibly you could reference a site that has some good information with respect to older cars and retrofitting them to work with an iPhone. You may not be aware of it but given the session there has been a much longer. Of people holding car think the average car on the road today is 11 years old to be about half that. I’m sure you get my point, I love to show it was just a bit disappointed in your treatment is superficial as it was expected to