MacCast 12.10.2005

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

Listen to today’s show here! podcast-mini2.gif
MC20051210.mp3 [20.8mb 00:45:22 64kbps]

A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 108. Not so fast, Intel Macs are still not expected ’til June. NBC dives in big with iTunes promotion. iTunes video sales better than expected. Do Intel Macs signal death of FireWire? Creative Zen Vision:M targets iPod on multiple levels. Apple Store offer Express iPod Checkout. Portal Player looks to acquire wireless knowledge. Google Earth coming to Mac, BEAT version leaked. Sending web pages via Mail. Free public domain iPod movies. Questions about Mac Mini as a DVR. Buying insurance for your Mac. Dealing with dead pixels on your LCD.

New music, Christmas Wish by Gidgets Ga Ga

Promos from, Irvine Underground, StoryNory and The Balticon Pdcast.

You know, kindergarten is like the ocean. You don’t want to turn your back on it.

Shownotes: HTML or OPML
Subscribe to the Podcast Feed or Get the MP3

There are 14 comments on MacCast 12.10.2005:

RSS Feed for these comments
  1. Bill | Dec 10 2005 - 04:22

    More on the video iPod, I tried mine on the TV but better is using it in the car using the line in to my DVD player in the back. I don’t have to worry about this yet, but if you had some teenagers in the back, this is a killer app.

    Used the camcorder cable to connect to the line in as shown here
    I believe you mentioned this on a previous maccast.

  2. Charles | Dec 10 2005 - 06:05

    I sure hope that they don’t drop firewire…

  3. Joe | Dec 10 2005 - 06:22

    Great show! Keep it up!

  4. Nick Circosta | Dec 11 2005 - 05:57

    Lets KILL Creative :)

  5. Marc | Dec 11 2005 - 06:29

    In regards to FireWire, it’s an Apple technology, it would be a huge mistake if they did so.

  6. Chris | Dec 11 2005 - 02:45

    Keep up the good work Adam.

    Why do you buy iTunes episodes of TV programmes to then watch on your TV? I don’t get it. Why don’t you just record using tivo. it’s free.

    Plus isn’t the quality a bit rubbish. And it’s also free on bittorrent. It’s not legal, but I feel okay downloading stuff cos I only ever want to watch this stuff ONCE. I then delete it.

    I love family guy & american dad for example, but I just bittorrent them and delete them. Or I tivo them (we’re a bit behind here in the uk)

    I would be blown away if the next Mac Mini had HDMI output, but somehow I don’t think it’ll happen.

    I think LG are the king of LCD and hi-def. just hook up a mac mini & an LG (or sony or whatever) and you have a killer setup.

    Some guy in London.

  7. Alex Santos | Dec 12 2005 - 06:06

    No firewire in intel era? That is completely backwards. No sense, none whatsoever. I agree with Adam that it will be one of the worst things Apple could do. Firewire rocks!

  8. Alex Santos | Dec 12 2005 - 07:41

    Since the maccast seems to be trumpeting the triumphs of getting video from your ipod to TV and how cool that is and so forth. Great! There is tivo and I found this

    I think both are great but is this like tivo?

  9. Morpheus | Dec 12 2005 - 10:40


    You’re the one! I was able to locate you in the MATRIX. The day I got my iPod and I was able to located you in the iTunes podcast directory. Wow, you go a sensational podcast and you and the Maccast listeners helped grooveTEK staff to learn new inside tricks. This is a brilliant podcast and I’ll here to you catch your show with my ipOD and iTunes…

    Over & Out,

    Morpheus @ grooveTEK Electroncia Music

  10. Scott | Dec 14 2005 - 07:30

    I am pretty sure Firewire 800 is backward compatible so if you have only a single FW800 port you are fine. Sounds like they might only be removing the older, slower port. No one yelled that there are only USB 2.0 ports and no USB 1.1

  11. Wally | Dec 14 2005 - 03:26

    You mentioned that no DV camcorders do USB? Well, I thought that too but the other day I got a Sony HC32 and that unit offers USB for pulling movies off the camera (in addition to the Sony iWire (4 pin firewire) port). So, maybe it’s a trend (let’s hope not).

  12. Jeff Koenig | Dec 16 2005 - 03:07

    can someone tell me how to download the public domain movies? I click the link to download and I get a tiny little file that downloads in two seconds, and won’t open!?

    thanks for help

  13. all mighty short one | Dec 18 2005 - 01:12

    u said beat instead of beta,
    Google earth is a great program with the windows interface, but did you know you can also do sattilite mapping without the beta version on a mac.
    Go to
    click on local
    type in your address
    click search
    click sattilite
    zoon in all the way, you should see your house

  14. Robert Nicholson | Dec 20 2005 - 07:58

    Until the Nokia N80 comes out you still need a dedicated wifi finder. I’d like ipods to do that job for me. so the best application for Wifi for ipods for me is the ability to locate open wifi networks ;-)