MacCast 06.13.2005

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about Macs done by a Mac geek for Mac geeks. Show 67. IBM claims Apple never told them about the switch, Transitive is behind Rosetta, ArsTechnica speculates on Apple Intel timeline, Cringley thinks Intel will buy Apple, Thoughtout ordered to stop using iPed name, Apple releases security update 2005-006, Apple and Nokia building browser for cel phones, Apple and 7-11 give away songs with Slurpees, OS X x86 showing up on P2P and IRC and Apple seeds OS 10.4.2 build. The MacCast One Minute Tip – Spotlight Secrets. Why Apple picked Intel instead of AMD, how to fast switch audio input, warning on the iTunes authorizations reset limit, why Kids and iBooks don’t mix, rebuilding the iPhoto library, tips for scheduled maintenance, using a Bluetooth phone headset for Mac audio, recommended apps for new Mac users and getting info on multiple items in Tiger. New music, Not so Shy by The Minors. You’ve never heard anything like this show and you may never want to. Shownotes: HTML or OPML

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  1. Alistair Phillips | Jun 14 2005 - 06:23

    Hi there,

    It would seem that the MacOS X x86 ISO is fake. When viewing the ISO you see “GNAA” repeated over and over again… You can see a screenshot over here

    But of course I don’t have the actual ISO so this might not be correct … but then there could be multiple ISO’s floating around.


  2. Damien | Jun 14 2005 - 07:01

    Regarding webcore, you seemed to say that webcore was no longer based on KHTML from the KDE project. This is false.

    “WebCore is a framework for Mac OS X that takes the cross-platform KHTML library (part of the KDE project) and combines it with an adapter library specific to WebCore called KWQ that makes it work with Mac OS X technologies. KHTML is written in C++ and KWQ is written in Objective C++, but WebCore presents an Objective C programming interface. WebCore requires the JavaScriptCore framework.”

    What happened recently was that Apple put webcore on a publicly accessible CVS, which makes it easier for KHTML developers to incorporate changes made by Apple back into KHTML. The grumbles KDE devs were having before was that Apple was submitting huge changes back to the KHTML project in one go that could not be applied cleanly and was difficult to sort through. They were following the letter of the (L)GPL, but not the spirit.

    Also I haven’t seen Mac OS X x86 on any torrent sites, and nobody linked to a site in the slashdot article (that I saw). People are calling it a hoax. I doubt Darwin x86 has stellar hardware support, and would likely be very suboptimal on generic PC’s.

  3. mace | Jun 14 2005 - 11:49

    I loved the Mac tip. I am a new Mac user and would love to year more tips.

  4. mkp | Jun 14 2005 - 04:55

    Uh… let’s see…

    iMic and iMac?

  5. GreenAlien | Jun 14 2005 - 05:17

    The MacCast is currently only 3 votes away from 2nd place on podcastalley! The MacCast is doing pretty well this month. Come on folks, those that haven’t voted yet, go do it now before I come after you with a wet smelly fish!

    Here’s the voting page:

  6. macFanDave | Jun 14 2005 - 09:24

    It’s funny that I posted a comment on the June 10 show about why Apple is pursuing Mike Talmadge of Thoughtout over the iPed name. Then, it turns out that it could be Mike’s defense!

    It seems only fair that Apple should defend its trademark with equal vigor regardless of the potential defendant. It ought to be the case that if Mike can show he is being singled out while Apple is leaving others alone, the suit is frivolous and predatory. By the way, if Apple needs someone to personally deliver a cease-and-desist letter to the Playboy Mansion over their outrageous use of the iBod name, I’d be happy to hand-deliver it. You know, justice demands sacrifices from all of us!

    The above paragraph assumes justice, common sense and fairness matter. The law may be completely different (I’ve always said that if lawyers practiced justice, I’d have been one.)

    Good luck, Mike. I’m sorry this has happened to you when Apple has had a long track record of allowing others to riff off of their trademarks.

  7. Bill | Jun 15 2005 - 03:22

    Yes, I agree with macFanDave: they need to enforce that trademark consistently. Maybe an amicable settlement could be reached if Apple agrees to pay for the costs of rebranding the product. To Apple, that cost would be very small, but to Mr. Talmadge that cost may be overwhelming.

    I got the impression from the Cast that Mr. Talmadge might be open to something like that, and it would avoid a lawsuit, and it seems it would please both parties.

    Then we could all sing Kum-Bay-Ya afterwards :)

  8. Alan Thornton | Jun 15 2005 - 05:41

    The first one minute tip was great. I like the one minute tip podcast but having it in the Mac Cast is even better.

  9. Paul | Jun 15 2005 - 06:58

    Once again, great show and what I am sure takes as much time, great show notes!

    Everyone is talking about a single rewrite over to the Pentium chip. Is OS X Intel 64-bit native?

    If not, it seems to me that there will be two rewrites. The first rewrite will be to the Pentium M 32-bit chip. The second to the dual-core Pentium M 64-bit chip.

  10. jamie | Jun 17 2005 - 09:38

    Just a quick pedant, it’s transitive technologies who are supplying the rosetta technology, not transmissive. (you’ve got it right in the text).

    Anyway, loads of my friends work at transitive and what I’ve sen of their stuff (not much, they’re all very secretive) looks really cool.