MacCast 07.06.2005

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about Macs done by a Mac geek for Mac geeks. Show 72. HP adds iPod Shuffle to the mix, Firefox up an running on Intel based Macs, Dave Winer critical of Apples additions to the RSS spec, Apple counts down to half a billion iTunes songs, reports that some Motorola phones syncing with iTunes, a Brooklyn teen killed over an iPod and the “real” OS X code for Intel is leaked, maybe. I now know how to update my iPod you can stop emailing me now, Thanks. Help with keychain, Onyx has deleted all passwords, looking for audio journal software for the Mac, sortting iTunes 4.9 Podcasts by date, what to do when files open in the wrong application, forcing a re-index of Spotlight, using the Adobe PDF Plugin with Safari 2.0, thoughts on iPod replacement batteries, a follow-up on hooking your Mac to a TV wirelessly, help with Classic not booting after upgrading to Tiger and s special offer for free Alarm Clock Pro software from Koingo. Thoughts on the MacCast as an “enhanced” Podcast. My podcast set-up and advice on where to learn how-to do your own Podcast. New music, Marmalade Maggie by The Merediths.

If I had a million dollars, I’d buy me an llama or an emu.

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  1. Jason | Jul 06 2005 - 11:45

    Love the show. Keep up the awesome work!
    One thing that could have been in the show is this July 7th media event… rumors about a Mac mini and possible Shuffle update abound :) There might even be a bit of substance to the mac mini update, as you can see here: (scroll down a bit).

    Although, I suppose since this is July 6th it’s a bit late :P

  2. MacBernac | Jul 06 2005 - 03:23

    Hi. In your July 6th show, you mentioned a listener is looking for a journal-type program that can include audio. Take a look at Circus Ponies Notebook, a Mac-only app that does it all in the journaling world.

    I use it. Haven’t tried all the bells & whistles yet but I can see it will be very useful for blogging, journaling, you name it. You can insert all sorts of media into your journal docs. Hope this answers your listener’s question!

  3. Kevin Spencer | Jul 06 2005 - 07:11


    I know that you said not to write anymore about Updating youripod. But you did not mention this workaround and I think that it works better.

    Try this:
    System Preferences
    Keyboard and Mouse
    Keyboard Shortcuts
    Scroll down to Application Keyboard Shortcuts
    Click the + to add a shortcut

    Choose iTunes
    Menu Title: Update iPod —- No matter what your iPod’s name is —
    Keyboard Shortcut: Shift+Apple+U
    Click on Add

    Start Up iTunes and you should have a new Keyboard Shortcut for Updating your iPod

  4. Walter | Jul 07 2005 - 06:57

    Great news on the enhanced podcast. Looking forward to it. I actually emailed back and forth with Mitch a little on getting the Mac Cast enhanced feed working so hopefully he can pull it off!

    Here are some more tools to help people create enhanced podcasts:

    Podcast ChapterTool wiki:

    Podcast Enhancer Script:

    Podcast ChapterTool XML Generator:

  5. Alyx | Jul 07 2005 - 04:21

    I believe the ipod explosiong you may be thinking about can be found halfway down the article at

  6. herb | Jul 08 2005 - 06:48

    For journaling, I wonder if your listener could use Tinderbox.

    I’ve never used it, but I’ve read a little about it and read some blogs that use it. It’s a little pricey, though, and may be overkill for what your listener needs.

  7. Ron Cosentino | Jul 11 2005 - 08:34

    the fellow who had a problem booting Classic because he needed it to use his scanner. My suggestion is to use VueScan software which runs a bunch of scanners. It is not free but it works great in Tiger.

  8. clien | Jul 19 2005 - 01:43

    About your man who’s classic wouldnt launch. Maybe he can try and remove the following files from his mac os 9 system folder:
    * classic support
    * classic support UI
    * classic