Apple announces new PowerMacs, PowerBooks and Aperture

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: News

As expected Apple announced new PowerMacs with dual-core G5 processors, along with new Powerbooks and a new photo application called Aperture which looks like a Pro level version of iPhoto.

MacCast 10.18.2005

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about Macs done by a Mac geek for Mac geeks. Show 96. Oh, and one more other thing… Apple is planning another announcement tomorrow ,10/19?!! Apple’s 4th quarter earnings were its best ever, Apple appoints new iPod VP and COO. Samsung in trouble, Apple backs out of joint venture. Apple trademarks “Vingle”, Apple drops plans for 3rd Manhattan Retail Store, Apple begins running Eminem iTunes ad. MacPro sweeper. Correction, the game is Battlefield 1942, not 1492. Correction, it’s Pariahware PodSecret not PodLock. Secure files on an iPod with encrypted disk image, reactions to Apple’s “One more thing…” event, more iPod scratch preventions and solutions. Is anyone using GDisk MacCast One Minute Tip #6 – Surviving Crashes. Tip for Resizing attached photos in Apple Mail.
Correction: Oops! I made a big mistake on this one. I thought the new Apple announcement was scheduled for today, Tuesday October 18th, but it actually tomorrow on Wednesday October 19th. Sorry.

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Steve Jobs on Cover of Time

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Apple Time Mag Cover Looks like Steve Jobs is once again on the cover of Time magazine along with the new iMac G5 and the iPod with video support. The article highlights Apple’s amazing industrial design success and offers interviews with Steve Jobs; engineering vice president Tony Fadell; current iPod head Jon Rubinstein; industrial design chief Jonathan Ive and marketing director Philip Schiller. You’ll find more information on the articles contents at iLounge.com and Time does offer an online version for paid subscribers.

New MacCast on Tuesday.

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

Hey geeks. Wanted to drop a quick note and let you know I am still working on getting caught up on all my email, news, audio comments and feedback since my trip. Tonight I was finally able to get through everything and get my show notes prepped for the next show. The problem is now it’s 1:37 AM and too late for me to start recording. Expect the next cast tomorrow. Now I’m going to bed. :)

Clip from UK Gadget Show

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Gadget ShowI finally received permission to share the clip of the MacCast being mentioned on The Gadget Show in the UK. The Gadget Show is a show on Channel Five one of the terrestrial broadcast channels in the UK. The show deals with all kinds of gadget ans technology, but in this episode they did a nice segment on Podcasting. Durning the segment one of the shows hosts, Jon, gave the MacCast some very nice praise. Thanks to Jon and the rest of his crew for their support.

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Tiki Bar TV VidCast

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Tiki BarFor those of you lucky enough to get a new iPod with video on Monday or for those just looking for fun iTunes video content, check out Tiki Bar TV. (Warning: This show is not “family safe”). I am really digging this cast. The format is kind of like a kids show, a la Pee Wee’s Playhouse, but has an adult subject. Mixed Drinks. Each episode Dr. Tiki, Lala and the great cast of others teach you how to create a new kind of mixed drink. Awesome. It’s both fun and educational. Check it out in iTunes. Enjoy.

Some Vacation Picts

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Categories: Random Thoughts

Many of you have asked to see more (read “better”) pictures of me than what are available on my About me page, so here are a few snaps from my recent vacation to Monterey, CA.

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MacCast 10.13.2005 – “And one more thing…”

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A podcast about Macs done by a Mac geek for Mac geeks. Show 95. “And one more thing…”, new iPods with Video, iTunes version 6.0, Apple adds video content like music videos and TV show to the iTunes music store, new iMac G5s, FrontRow media center software for OS X, PhotoBooth application to play with iSight images and the eMac seems to have been quietly moved to the education section of Apple’s site.

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Video iPods and new iMacs

Written by: Adam Christianson

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iPod VideoWell looks like I was totally wrong. Despite what Steve says Apple announced the video iPod today along with a new version of iTunes to allow customers to purchase video content. Looks like initially the video content is limited to music videos and some popular ABC and Disney TV shows. I am really excited to see TV content available for purchase at only $1.99 per episode. This could be a huge benefit to us non PVR owners. The new iPods are smaller, but have a slightly larger 2.5″ screen and of course provide video out so you can connect to a TV for a better viewing experience. The new iPod Video is also available in black. Looks like Apple has done a good job here, but they will need to work hard on getting more video content for iTunes. I just hope that there may be a possible software update for those of us with older color and photo iPods.

I haven’t had a chance to really explore the mew iMac G5s, but it looks like the big updates are new Front Row media software and a remote for viewing all of your multimedia content (photos, video, music, podcasts, etc), a built in iSight camera with new PhotoBooth application, processor and video card upgrades, comes with a Mighty Mouse and Apple finally ditched the built-in 56K modem (although an external $49 USB modem is available as an option).

Another subtle change was pointed out by listener Charlie. Apple has moved the eMac to the education area of the site.

I am just back from my trip and trying to catch up. I have a meeting tonight, but will try to get a Podcast out soon. We have so much to talk about. Stay tuned.

MacCast 10.08.2005

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A podcast about Macs done by a Mac geek for Mac geeks. Show 94. Internet feud is impacting MacCast, Apple holding an October 12th “One more thing…” event and “News Flash”, Apple can’t meet Nano demand. Clarifying the iPod Nano scratching problem, followup on iMovieHD not importing video, applications for storing encrypted data on an iPod, a simple tip for getting better game performance, can you buy iTunes Music without “bonus” content? MacCast 100th show giveaway. Send a postcard to:

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Correction: I incorrectly identified the iPod encryption software from Paraihware as PodLock, it is actually called PodSecret.