MacCast 2013.04.22

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Update
Apple’s event is over. If you’d like to view the full keynote Apple’s made the video of the event available on their site.

iPhone 5s Unboxing Video and Photos

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Cool Stuff, News

Here are my unboxing video and images of Apple’s new iPhone 5s

Photos

iPhone 5s Photo

You can find the photos here on the Maccast Facebook page and here on Flickr

Live Chat for Apple’s September 2013 Event

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Cool Stuff, Live Event

If you’d like to hang out and chat with other members of the Maccast community during today’s event I’ve set up a live chat here.

The system is an IRC based chat and uses a Flash based embedded client (which may take some time to load), so it requires Flash to be installed. If you prefer, you can also connect using an IRC client of your choice to irc.geekshed.net port 6667. I use Colloquy on my Mac and they have an iOS version available. The channel(room) to use is #maccast.

WWDC 2013 Live Chat (Updated)

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Cool Stuff, Live Event

If you’d like to hang out and chat with other members of the Maccast community during today’s event I’m set up a live chat.

Update
Apple’s event is over. If you’d like to view the full keynote Apple’s made the video of the event available on their site.

AAPL Panel for Panic’s Status Board

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Cool Stuff

In case you missed it, Panic Software released a cool iPad app this week called Status Board. It’s an app that let’s you have various “panels” that can aggregate information for display on your iPad or out to a TV via HDMI ($9.99 in app purchase) or Airplay. The app comes with various panels like a clock, weather, calendar, email, Twitter, and RSS. These have settings and views you can select and you can resize and place them to customize your Status Board. The app also has three panels, Graph, Table, and Do-It-Yourself that can be customized with your own data. You can add data via CSV files or JSON and build view with HTML, CSS, and Javascript. All very cool and very extensible.

I played around with making my own Status Board panel and in just a little bit of time was able to build a panel to show Apple’s current stock price. Panic even provides a nice little sample in the form of a How Many People are in Space Right Now panel, which is what I based mine on (just view source ;) ). When you’re done there is even a URL you can build up to share your panel with other Status Board users. If you’d like my $AAPL Stock Panel just click this link from an iPad with the Status Board app installed:

panicboard://?url=http://statusboard.maccast.com/appl_stock.php&panel=diy&sourceDisplayName=Maccast

If you make your own panels, let me know: maccast at gmail dot com

iPad mini Unboxing

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Cool Stuff

My iPad mini arrived to day and as is tradition now I took the time to video and photograph the unboxing. Here is the video and you can find the photos here on the Maccast Facebook page and here on Flickr

iPad mini Unbox from Adam Christianson on Vimeo.

Apple’s ‘We’ve got a little more to show you’ Event Live Chat (Updated)

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Cool Stuff

If you’d like to hang out and chat with other members of the Maccast community during today’s event I’m set up a live chat.

Update
Apple’s event is over. If you’d like to view the full keynote Apple’s made the video of the event available on their site.

Apple iPhone 5 Event Live Chat (update)

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Cool Stuff

For you Mac Geeks who want to hang out and chat during the event I’ve set up the Maccast Live Chat again.

Update: The event has ended. Join us next time.

“Unboxed” – The new iPad

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Cool Stuff

Since the new iPad unboxing would have ended up looking a lot like my iPad 2 unbox I decided to mix it up a bit and have some fun with iMovie.

The new iPad Unboxing Pictures

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Cool Stuff

The new iPad arrived today and while the unboxing experience is almost identical to that of the iPad 2 I still wanted to get you some unboxing photos. I also threw in some macro shots of the new iPad’s retina display versus the display on the iPad 2. There is also a pair of photos comparing the iPad 2 camera to the one in the new iPad.