MacCast 11.10.2005

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about Macs done by a Mac geek for Mac geeks. Show 101. Apple files patent for “tamper resistant” code. Apple files trademark for Rosetta, Cingular drops ROKR phone price by $100. Lennon catalog available for download, but not on iTunes. CBS and NBC to offer $0.99 TV shows on demand, but not on iTunes downloads (yet). Web site features s history of Mac Browsers. Rumors of Intel Mac Minis at Macworld. Apple Store to open in Brea, CA on Saturday. Apple “Concierge” to help with Genius Bar woes. iDoom 1.1 released for iPods running iPodlinux. New MacCast video VidBits released. Correction on MacPlus hard drive size. Flip 4 Mac’s WMV Player plays Windows Media Files in Quicktime. Explanation why OS X software updates can vary in size. Dictionary application not working on clean OS 10.4.3 install. Strange keyboard and mouse behavior after 10.4.3 update. Spoofing your browser header to access “non-mac” sites. Review of Visual Thesaurus 3 by Thinkmap. Get Info window now displays Architecture info. Call for any real world experiences with PocketPC sync applications and DON’T buy a Mac for Christmas.

New music, Bad Love Life by DJ Topshelf and Mr. MacGeek Promo

He’s waiting in purgatory for the day of his rebirth — which happens to be this Thursday!

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  1. Paul D. Spradling | Nov 10 2005 - 04:47

    I can’t download from iTunes and if I click on MP3 above I get:
    We are experiencing unusually heavy traffic. Please try again in a moment.

  2. craig | Nov 10 2005 - 05:33

    im getting the same thing.

  3. Paul D. Spradling | Nov 10 2005 - 06:06

    Now downloading!

  4. Nick Circosta | Nov 11 2005 - 12:19

    Wonderfull Ep as allways :)

  5. chrishoo | Nov 11 2005 - 03:26

    Hey, there’s a small change to the intro!
    Instead of ‘Hey Mac Geeks, it’s time for the maccast’
    Now it’s ‘Hey mac geeks, its time for your maccast’


  6. DJ Topshelf | Nov 11 2005 - 02:34

    To any one who is trying to download the song ‘Bad Love Life’, I have had a few issues with iCompositions in that my new version of the song was being overwritten by an older (worse) version of the song.

    This has now been rectified and I am currently trying to reupload the song. Thanks for your patience, and feel free to check out my other tunes in the mean time.

  7. Pilot Mike | Nov 11 2005 - 02:36

    Libsyn, where the Maccast .mp3 files are hosted, had another “glitch.” Dunno if they were getting DDOSed but they recovered after a while. The scary thing that all of the Libsyn crew are at the Portable Media Expo.

  8. jon from vancouver | Nov 11 2005 - 03:33

    Another great show, Adam. Thanks. The vidbit was good too, even though I don’t plan to buy an ipod video. Battery life is my main reason, but I also own a PSP that can do more for me. I don’t believe in successful convergence devices, but so far the PSP does more than the ipods I have owned in the past. I hear the Sony cell phones coming out is a better choice compared to the ROKR and its limitations.

  9. jon from vancouver | Nov 11 2005 - 03:17

    In regards to PocketPC’s, I own a HP 4150 and use Pocketmac Pro. It works great and I have never had any issues. I used a Palm for years, but my last model Tungsten E was horrible on both mac and windows. I decided to try the PocketPC, and after a year of usage, I’m happy to say that it just works great.

  10. Delveloper Noy | Nov 11 2005 - 03:50

    I got the MacCast fine. The other day though, the LibSyn server didn’t even exist. All of the podcasts i wanted to update were not in existance. The MacCast website existed but the podcast didn’t

  11. Hollywood Denney | Nov 11 2005 - 05:08

    Heh, I sent in that question in regards to the PocketPC. Adam said “sister” when referring to my girlfriend. Ahh well, no biggy (though she got a laugh out of it!) I’m just thankful the question got asked (Thanks Adam!).

    Thanks for the heads up jon from vancouver, I appreciate any help I can find. I sent in the question because I’ve read many really mixed reviews of both Missing Sync and PocketMac Pro but many of those posts were found via Google and may have referenced ealier versions of the software.

    She has a Dell Axim x50v and a new 15″ PowerBook running 10.4.3. Anyone have experience with this model Axim and the PowerBook with either program?

  12. DJ Topshelf | Nov 12 2005 - 10:50

    If anyone is still trying to get my song, there are still issues at iCompositions. You can pick it up at also.

  13. DJ Topshelf | Nov 13 2005 - 06:33

    I have finally got Bad Love Life uploaded to iCompositions, you can get it at

    Sorry for all the hassle.

  14. Ed from Vancouver | Nov 14 2005 - 10:53

    Hi Adam… I’m a recent switcher (July 2005, to be exact) to Mac from Windows PC. I’ve been listening to your show through iTunes since August. I bought Missing Sync for Windows Mobile to sync my Toshiba e400 Pocket PC with my 12″ iBook. Generally, I am satisfied with the syncing capabilities of Missing Sync. The only complaints that I have are that, a) I cannot sync my Entourage mailbox with my Pocket PC and b) I cannot sync with both my Entourage calendar and my iCal without duplicating events and tasks. I thought that I would be high and dry with Windows-specific peripherals, such as my Pocket PC. Fortunately, I discovered Missing Sync. Now, I am able to use AvantGo and transfer MS Word files between my Toshiba Pocket PC and iBook. :)

  15. John Bowers | Nov 16 2005 - 04:53

    I’m a new MAC convert and new listener. I love my PowerBook G$ and your program. I have a PowerBook G4. Is Safari Enhancer a feature within Safari 2.0.2 or a separate program?

  16. Professor Wolf | Nov 16 2005 - 05:09

    What is taking soooo long for the next maccast? We’ve been checking everyday but nothing….

  17. hugo | Nov 16 2005 - 02:50

    Electronica is good!

  18. justin | Nov 16 2005 - 10:40

    i just wantetd to say that i love your show and that its the best podcast on itunes keep up the good work.

  19. Mark | Nov 17 2005 - 03:43

    Podcast dated 11-16-2005


    WHO IN THE “F” cares about that which you dragged on and on and on and on and on about…”felllow podcasters”…WTF….why would anyone with a life care about this crap?

    Jesus Christ…STICK TO THE TOPIC!

  20. Steve | Nov 18 2005 - 11:31

    Hello Adam,

    Regarding syncing to Pocket PC, I tried Missing Sync because there was a link from Apple’s website. I had a terrible experience, beside the problem that the software couldn’t recognize my Dell device, the worst is that the company does not really provide any support. They only have an answering machine where you can leave a message and wait for them to email you back – they don’t actually call you back. So I would strongly recommend avoiding the Missing Sync. I didn’t have a chance to try PocketMac, but have a friend who uses PocketMac with Tiger and HP device. I’ll give that a try and report back.