MacCast 05.04.2005

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about Macs done by a Mac geek for Mac geeks. Show 56. New iMacs, new eMacs, Apple offers free songs with AirPort Express, Apple security update 2005-005 for Panther, Tiger causes issues with networking software and Apple being Sued by Tiger Direct. Special Report on using Tiger. I cover what you get in the box and how the install process went. I take a look at four new features, Spotlight, Dashboard, iChatAV and Safari RSS. Then some comments on my favorite and least favorite features. More features to come on Friday. Listener tips on Dashboard from MacNeo and a promo for the TeenGamer podcast. New music, Papion by Bo Bice & Sugar Money. It’s feature packed and tastes great! Shownotes in HTML or OPML

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  1. Craig Patchett | May 04 2005 - 11:21

    Also new to the new iMacs (I think) is a combination headphone/optical digital audio output jack, which lets you run digital surround sound out to your sound system.

  2. Clarke | May 04 2005 - 11:07

    I love how you refer it as Wednesday 4 April 2005!

  3. GreenAlien | May 04 2005 - 11:11

    Dont think I heard mentioned in the show – good idea to mention voting on the first show of the month ;)

    Good tips by MacNeo. Placing a widget outside the Dashboard sounds very useful!

    Rgds, Ant

  4. GreenAlien | May 04 2005 - 11:20

    Oh forget to say, great overview of Tiger there Adam. Look forward to the second installment..

    Rgds, Ant

  5. Conrad | May 04 2005 - 05:49

    Very interested to hear your upcoming thoughts on the new Quicktime 7. I was a bit disappointed to see me 800 Mhz Flat Screen iMac wasn’t really capable of the video throughput for the HD trailers on the apple site. That said, the quality of what i was seeing was awesome. I’m holding off now for my 3rd mac to be one that’s can play HD seamlessly – and ideally one with a blu-ray HD drive so i can hook it up to the home theatre and play off it (cld be a year or so off?). Until then, my iMac is flying with Tiger!


    ipod photo 30gb 2005
    ipod shuffle 512k 2005
    imac 17inch 800Mhz G4 2003
    512k ‘Fat Mac’ 1987

  6. Danny | May 04 2005 - 08:28

    i also believe the new iMacs support dual layer DVD burning. (twice 4.7 gigs)

    i like the Dictionary tip, thanks macneo

  7. maccast | May 04 2005 - 11:00

    ooops. i did say Wednesday April 4th, 2005. oh well can’t go back now… oh wait i think i just did. ;)

  8. Jezlyn | May 06 2005 - 08:08

    Hey, Adam. I enjoyed listening to your first impressions of Tiger.

    Just wanted to mention a small nitpicky thing — when you introed the promo for the gaming podcast, you said “pawned”, but I think they meant “pwned” which is one of those “leetspeak” words that really means “owned”. :)

  9. macFanDave | May 10 2005 - 11:13

    MacNeo had a few errors or omissions in his very informative Dashboard piece.

    On an iBook, the F12 key is NOT exactly the CD eject button. The F-keys are labelled in gray which indicates that you need to hold the gray-labelled Fn key on the lower left side to enable it. Fn + F12 does successfully launch the Dashboard and doesn’t pop open the CD tray.

    One reason to remap the key is to use the other hint regarding letting a widget remain after the Dashboard is closed. If you use an external mouse, you cannot hold down the Fn key on the lower left and the F12/Eject key on the upper right with one hand while holding the mouse down on the widget you want to “stick”. One thing MacNeo omitted is that to make this really useful, you need to set the “devmode” preference to YES (see for the exact procedure). Otherwise, the widget will disappear everytime you logout and login.

    Thanks, Adam, for gently teaching MacNeo that Widget is pronounced “WIDJ-it”, not “WIGG-it” (even though that’s pretty funny.)

  10. Robert | May 29 2005 - 07:34

    Great guide for installing Tiger. The option for Archive and Install never presented itself. I didn’t realize until it was too late that the reason for this must be that I started the computer while holding the C key, instead of starting up normally and selecting Tiger Install. Oh, well.