MacCast 12.22.2005

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 110. 1GB iPod Shuffles sold out until January. Apples marketing group was considering a 1GB iPod Nano. Will the first laptop with an Intel Yonah be an Apple? Stick a fork in it, Internet Explorer for Mac is officially done. Next Manhattan Apple Store near Empire State Building. Apple and ABC add Commander in Chief to iTunes. Apple working with others on specs for next generation display connector. Security flaw in iTunes and Quicktime detailed. Will Apple expand consumer offerings in 2006? MacCast One Minute Tip #009 – Application Integration. Insurance followp up, be careful because claims can cost you your coverage. Has Apple increased .Mac bandwidth? Tip on getting past the iTunes seven CD burn limit. Be sure to keep a USB keyboard around if you are using Bluetooth. How to convert audio formats in iTunes 6. A special Christmas Keynote from the Catholic Insider. FYI. iTunes podcasts, if your not listening it stops updating. How to find stuff and tips for using the web site. Sounds for Sights Christmas giveaway.

New music, I’m Drinking Up Christmas by Plan Nine Print.

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He puzzled and puzzled till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas… perhaps… means a little bit more!

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  1. Tanner | Dec 22 2005 - 11:02

    Adam,you said itunes 7, i ran software update and no iTunes 7, is this just a typo, and happy holidays!!

  2. maccast | Dec 22 2005 - 12:21

    Ha ha. Ahh no. That is what I typed, I can see how that may be confusing. I was referring to the 7 CD burn limit in iTunes 6.

  3. al rozanski | Dec 22 2005 - 01:47

    Hi Adam,
    This show 110 on Itunes was a great help for me.
    Thanks very much, i have learned a lot from your Podcast’s. keep up the good work.

  4. Anthony | Dec 22 2005 - 02:41

    Firefox Spell Checker:

    Spellbound –

    Its what I use on Win.

  5. chris | Dec 22 2005 - 03:59


    re: spelling – are you dyslexic?

    I didn’t think dyslexics were clever .. but Albert Einstein was dyslexic. So is Richard Branson (British guy) …

    Dyslexia is not intellgence linked – dyslexics are just VISUAL THINKERS

    Apparently loads of dyslexics are into graphic design, computing and architecture cos they really excel in those fields

    Just a thought..


  6. Joshua | Dec 22 2005 - 05:09

    My dyslexic cousin is a multi-millionaire, who started in poverty.

    I wish I was dyslexic!

  7. Chris | Dec 22 2005 - 08:23

    I know of many, many dyslexics who are now highly successful, who started out being labelled ‘stupid’ at school (or similar)

    I mean *extremely* wealthy, *extremely* articulate and *extremely* clever. They just can’t write very well (so they type) and make loads of grammar mistakes (in written not spoken english)

  8. ANdrew | Dec 22 2005 - 08:32

    where is the link to that sketch you said was funny in the show?

  9. ANdrew | Dec 22 2005 - 08:07

    oops, sorry, i just finished listening, and you mentioned where to find the shownotes!

  10. Tanner | Dec 22 2005 - 11:56

    My math teacher is dislexic during the introduction of DOS. she knows binary and all the fancy stuff like that. And thanks adam for the clarification, when has there been an iTunes update, arent we still in 6.1? its good cuz there no bugs i guess. and happy holidyas evryone!

  11. cindy | Dec 23 2005 - 01:44

    could not find your link to the snl/steve jobs sketch you mentioned

  12. chris | Dec 23 2005 - 08:53

    Adam, I am curious: why didn’t you mention the name of that software (that google would probably tell us anyway – ‘remove drm itunes’).

    Can someone please clarify that it is actually against the law to use (in Britain). Is that why you didn’t mention the name of the software?

    And I believe you have to use a version before iTunes 6.0 (obvious cat and mouse game)

    About DRM.. did you know that a company in Germany is selling something that strips the DRM (HDCP) from high def sources. The reason is not to break the law, but to enable people to use their existing hardware (i.e. so they don’t have to go out and buy a plasma screen with HDCP – high definition content protection)

    I think the movie companies have to protect their property.

  13. Normster | Dec 28 2005 - 09:17

    hi all,

    where is the link for the SNL skit of Jobs?
    thanks to all …

  14. Jay | Dec 29 2005 - 11:53

    Adam, the mention of the increased bandwidth on .Mac accounts made me think that the rumor ( of the new video delivery model for videos from iTunes was correct.

  15. Buck | Jan 01 2006 - 09:58

    The .mac bandwith is up to 10GB, but not 1TB, however someone took a screenshot (or photoshop) of it at 1TB

  16. Rob Galloway | Jan 03 2006 - 11:57

    Adam: You mentioned in the show that one should keep a USB keyboard around for zapping PRAM and starting up in safe boot mode. Just wanted to let you know that I’ve done this several times with the Bluetooth keyboard that I purchased with my 20″ iMac (first generation). I have never needed to plug-in a USB keyboard for these purposes.

  17. Bill Bard | Jan 04 2006 - 01:26

    I have encountered the podcast not loading problem too. I listen to the podcast but iTunes would not delete them even though I listened to them and have it set in the preferences to delete after listening. So I delete them manually in iTunes. Then, after a few weeks, it stops downloading them until I click the !.