Written by: Adam Christianson
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A podcast about Macs done by a Mac geek for Mac geeks. Show 78. Apple launches the iTunes Music Store Japan, Amazon may be planning a digital music service, “Trusted Computing” technology not in current OS X Intel developer systems, Apple defines bloggers as “unhealthy”, Sony PS3 UK website hints of OS X support on console and Steve Jobs to deliver Apple Expo keynote in Paris. Mighty Mouse hands on review, more information on uninstalling Apple apps, “Podcaches” Promo, how to move files with “cut” in the OS X Finder, listener review of RapidWeaver. eMacCast delays, sorry. Mac music and audio production related sites, communities and podcasts, listener review of QuickSilver and my interview with Amber MacArthur is happening this Sunday. New music, Heidi by The Bombhappies.
I would never lie. I willfully participated in a campaign of misinformation.
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About the Amber Macarthur interveiw i dont think that her shows Call for Help and Gadgets and Gizmos are on the American G4 channel because that is all videogames and doesn’t have any “tech” shows and the american channel name doesn’t have TechTV in it, unlike the canadian channel.
Concerning per-application programmability for the new mighty mouse, I’m quite happy that they didn’t add this option. That type of design would take away from the unified feel that Apple has been so successful in creating in OS X. IMO, Application programmers should be able to create applications that work quickly and efficiently without having to resort to customization of mouse button functionality.
I meant to drop a line after the last show, but never got around to it. I don’t know if you mentioned it in this show, but I have the solution to the Merle Haggard” CDDB mystery from the August 3 show.
The CDDB looks at the number of tracks and the song lengths on the disc. It compares that to its massive database, and finds the correct track. If you’ve ever put a CD single into your computer – one with few tracks, you’ve noticed that it sometimes gives you several albums to choose from, to label your tracks. In the case of Merle Haggard (and the guy who called form his cave to talk about it), someone else built the same CD he did, and uploaded track info to the database.
The same thing happened to me with a J. Geils Band album that I reocrded from vinyl. either the CDDB has a very liberal comparison engine to compensate for the secord-or-two difference between different individual recordings, or enough people have uploaded their track info for Merle Haggard and the J. Geils band to cover a few different configurations for track lengths.
Also wanted to drop a quick line and let you know how much I enjoy the MacCast. It’s the perfect length, and the news is always fresh and the opinions are right on the money. Thanks, Adam, for a great show.
Hi! After I have heard about that trick of “cutting” a file from one location to another volume (moving the file to the Dock, then holding the Command key and moving from the Dock to the pointed volume), I though that there must be an easier way. Well, there is!
Just hold “Control + Command” while dragging the file from one location to another. No need of the dock anymore! :-)
I think all this news about PS3/Tiger and XBOX/PSP connectivity is all media hype so none of us forget that these new consoles are coming. It’s a buildup for many people to get excited and anxious to buy one. Who really knows the truth about these consoles, it’s all rumors for now.
In regards to the Intel Developer’s boxes, I doubt that when we do get Intel Macs, they will have new Intel chips. Of course, Apple is going to use current Intel chips to assist Developers to test their software now. Sometimes I think because there’s no “real news”, people start making it up just to say something or have something to read.
On your last â€˜cast, you were mentioning approaches to removing applications and their files from the Mac. When â€œunâ€installing an application, I usually use the â€œfindâ€ (Command-F in the Finder) function, and search for both visible and invisible files containing the name of the application or its publisher. With the list thatâ€™s returned, you can usually determine the â€œtrashabilityâ€ of the files, depending on their location, and you can delete the files individually, directly from the list.
I think the definition of ‘blog’ in the dictionary is simply ‘a weblog’ (which has a separate, and reasonable, definition. The italicized bit about ‘unhealthy interest’ is a sample usage in a sentence.
Moving a file from one disk to another (ie. delete it from the old disk) requires only the Command key. No docking in between and no ctrl, either.