MacCast 04.08.2005

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about Macs done by a Mac geek for Mac geeks. Show 47. .Mac subscribers get free 30 days of T-Mobile Hotspot, rumor about widescreen iBook’s (I don’t think so), Hitachi new MicroDrive technology explained Schoolhouse Rock style, the USTec Mac Mini Holster. Is there a Norwegian iTunes Music Store coming soon? Appeals court dismisses Apple shareholder lawsuit and Apple is the 422nd largest company in the world according to Forbes. The Mystery Track was… What if? by Accrington Stanley, web site Apple Store Mobile the European response and more educational discount woes. Plus MacCast discounts on iPodderX and the iPed. New Music, New York by Nicolas Erdei. A tribute to the families of the victims of 9/11. Listen in. Shownotes in HTML or OPML

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  1. Vincent Rozenberg | Apr 09 2005 - 08:06

    You’re mentioning that they are planning to open a iTMS in the Netherlands very soon, as a matter affect they already have one since October 26th 2004. That was the day the iTMS was introduced in Belgium, Austria, Luxembourg, Finland, Greece, Portugal, Spain and Italy as well.

  2. Wagster | Apr 09 2005 - 08:38


    You mentioned on your show about the possibility of a video iPod. I have my own fantasy about that… my dream Apple product is a box that would sit on top of my TV and have a remote. It would have video-ins and hook up to my Apple computer, either with either a FW cord or through Airport. It would use my computer’s HD and internet connections and turn them into a DVR. But what would REALLY be great is if I could go to an i-Videos store and download a movie I want to see (or maybe just schedule a dead-of-the-night download if it would take too long a time.)

    It seems like the technology is already there for something like this, that I wonder why it hasn’t happened. Or maybe it has and I just haven’t noticed? Aside from those cheapo PCI cards, has anyone put together something like this in an elegant way?

    Love your show. Keep up the good work.

  3. James | Apr 09 2005 - 08:40

    The rumour about Australia getting an ITMS later this month, has now been reported in one of the country’s main daily broadsheet newspapers. The link is

    But as a resident, I’ve heard the rumours before and they have amounted to nought.

  4. Steve | Apr 10 2005 - 03:00

    Thanks for the ipodderx discount code. New Mac switcher (mac mini) and new ipod mini user. My ipodderx demo was about to expire, so this code was timely. The convert to bookmarable ACC is the best feature. Good stuff! Keep up the great work on the Podcast. It’s sure enjoyable to listen to the various Mac Podcasts and hear about technology. All the Windows Podcasts seem to talk about are spyware, virus and the latest security hole from Microsoft. Can’t wait for Tiger. It’ll be GGGG-REAT!