You can catch me on the latest MacJury podcast (iTunes) chatting about the iPad 2 with judge Chuck Joiner and a gallery of Mac pundits. The panel included Chuck, Victor Cajiao, Jeff Gamet, Pat Fauquet, Nancy Gravley, Don McAllister, Terry White and myself and we discussed our buying experiences and early impressions of the new device.
After 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.
About a month or so ago I was contacted by the local NBC affiliate here in San Diego to get my thoughts on a story they were working on based on a report they had received from their Washington DC office. The story was about a woman that someone from the DC station knew who’s 2nd gen iPod Nano exploded and caught fire while charging. The basic spin they wanted on the story was that iPods were potentially unsafe and could catch fire. Trouble is, neither I nor any other expert they could track down would play along. In the end they ended up doing a broader piece on dangers of lithium ion batteries. Maybe not 100% accurate, but there have been some recalls and (despite the sensational promos and story headline) the story did a fairly decent job explaining that in normal use these batteries are relatively safe and it’s only when the batteries are improperly handled that there could be some issues. I was interviewed on camera for over 20 minutes and ended up with just a quick sound byte at about 3:11 in. You can see the whole segment in the Quicktime video above (click the image to play). They did get a nice shot of the modded Apple logo on my G4 iBook.
Just a quick note to let you all know that you can hear me on the latest episode of with iProng Radio with host Bill Palmer. The show normally covers iPod and iPhone news, but in this episode we get quite a bit into Leopard. Make sure to check it out.
The other day our friend Richard Tanner, who wrote the excellent Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Macintosh (HHGTTM) series for Maccast.com, invited me to be on his podcast. It was a ton of fun and we had a great time talking about my history with Macs and Apple and about how the Maccast came to be. I want to thank him for asking me to be on his show.
As for his show, any of you Mac historians out there you should really check it out. Richard took the complete series he wrote here and adapted it to podcast form. I have to say it came out great. He has also added some more recent content to the series, bringing it up to date with the latest developments from Cupertino. When you get a chance head on over, take a listen to the interview, and be sure to subscribe if you like what you hear.
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So as I mentioned on the last Maccast, I was recently invited over to have a chat with IA and JB of the Killing Time Podcast. The show is kind of a media pop-culture opinion show where they talk movies, TV, comic books and more. Since I am into all that stuff I guess I fit the bill. The show’s format is light hearted and I had a great time. If you would like to take a listen, the show is up and available on their site, or better yet, simply subscribe to their podcast (iTunes).
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I had a chance this week to hang out with Tim and Chad over at the MyMac Podcast. We had a great time chatting about some of the latest things going on in the world of Apple. If you would like to take a listen the show is up and available for download here, or better yet, simply subscribe to their podcast (iTunes).
I was recently invited to sit down with one of my listeners who is also a podcaster. Laurence Anderson and Douglas Bell do a show called the Previewcast. Larry wasn’t able to make the recording, but Doug and I had a nice time chatting about Apple and Macs among other things. The Previewcast recently received one of the infamous Apple legal letters because of some images used in their album art. The story made for a fun start to our conversation. Things went on from there and I had a great time. If you want to take a listen the show was just posted up on the site. Enjoy.