MacCast 01.21.2006

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 115. The great Mac boot debate, will Intel Macs boot Windows? Microsoft halts Media Player development for OS X. Hidden message tells hackers, “Don’t steal OS X”. Jobs email offers rebuttal to a 1997 Michael Dell statement. Mac Sales subdued in 4th Quarter, but profits still up. Apple yields to Mini Store pressure and adds warning. Apple/Sony BMG real a deal for iTunes Australia. Apple to only sell Pro apps as bundles. Apple opening second Canadian retail store. A bunch of post MacWorld tidbits. Issues subscribing to Photocasts from Windows and some tips to make it possible. How to move Podcast subscriptions between computers in iTunes. Review of Logitech Stereo USB Headset 250. Another OS X uninstaller, Yank. Video playback issues on 5G iPod after iPod 1.1 update. Question about the auto word completion “feature” in OS X solved.

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  1. Tom | Jan 21 2006 - 04:49

    OK, Adam, keep repeating: “2006”…”2006″…”2006″!

    Just kidding…great show…been listening since the very beginning and really love the “geekiosity” of it.

  2. brian | Jan 21 2006 - 04:43

    Where can I find the imac disassembly? You forgot to give the link in the pocast. Thanks!

  3. Adrian | Jan 21 2006 - 05:12

    the shownote page is not working can you fix it thanks

  4. Sebastian | Jan 21 2006 - 07:23

    Maybe this is the site you are looking for Brian

  5. Nick Circosta | Jan 21 2006 - 07:49

    Its all about the EFI file with the intel macs.. give it just a little more time and it will work wonderfully

  6. maccast | Jan 21 2006 - 08:30

    Fixed the shownotes, sorry. Forgot to upload the files.

  7. Adrian | Jan 21 2006 - 11:18

    with converting video on iTunes you can also be in the library aswell

  8. Louis | Jan 22 2006 - 12:42

    Hehe, yes, it is, in reality, January 21st 2005…heh, just kidding.

    Good show as always (even though long awaited).

    Good work, keep it up.

  9. jon from vancouver | Jan 22 2006 - 12:41

    Oh great, another Toronto store. What about Vancouver? That’s ridiculous. West Coast needs one. Metrotown Mall is the largest in Canada which is where Apple was rumored to open a store. Come on Apple.

  10. Ylan | Jan 22 2006 - 03:28

    Cheers for a great show.

    I’d just like to say that I find Flip4Mac great. Don’t know what versio you tried out!

    Sincerely, Ylan

  11. Ron | Jan 22 2006 - 11:51


    During your comments about Apple’s new minimal packaging for iLife ’06, you mentioned that the manuals were on the iLife CD. I could not find them. I can’t find manuals anywhere for any of the iLife apps in ’06.


  12. maccast | Jan 22 2006 - 01:54

    I had read that somewhere,but didn’t verify it myself so maybe that information is incorrect. Sorry. Maybe they were referring to the help files as “documentation”.

  13. Johan from Sweden | Jan 22 2006 - 06:31

    I just had a comment about the different pricing of the new computers in different countries.
    Every time Apple introduces an update or a new system, the price seems to be adjusted to the exchange rate between the local currency and the american dollar. For example, right now the American dollar is strong compared to the Swedish Krona therefore the new iMac got a little more expensive.

  14. Stephen | Jan 22 2006 - 07:21

    How is the possibility of windows on a mac a good thing? I’m trying to get the money to switch because I’m tired of my current computer’s ( a Compaq ugh) tendancy to slow down and it’s difficulty in finding or even doing anything I have a hard time. It just seems wrong to have it on a mac when OS X works so smoothly. Also, I registered on the forums about an hour ago and I have yet to recieve an email to confirm my registering. thought you’d like to know

  15. Mac user X | Jan 22 2006 - 09:04

    meh, i use Shredder and its free but it takes a minute and the dock icon animates!

  16. dogsbylori | Jan 22 2006 - 09:56

    So Glad your PodCast is back! Love It!
    The problem you mentioned about iPhoto 06 not having a window open and ask if you wish to import duplicates is weird as I am not having that problem with iPhoto ’06 but Did have that same problem periodically with iPhoto ’05 & previous versions.

  17. Brett Ramsey | Jan 22 2006 - 09:11

    Flip 4 Mac is awful, doesn’t work on most streaming files, sits there and does nothing, I went back to WMP (circa last centuary) and no problems. The Pro version to convert QT into WMV takes an eternity to convert even on a fast DP G5. Of course if websites used QT or even mpeg then it wouldn’t be half the problem.

  18. Pedro Alves | Jan 23 2006 - 05:10

    Hi Adam
    I just would like that you could compare the iWeb suite with RapidWeaver software, that is made for the same objective: simple web design. From the demo I tried of RapidWeaver and comparing it to the demo made by Steve Jobs in the Keynote, the applications are almost the same.
    As my ibook is really too old to run iWeb the RapidWeaver may be a good alternative for users.

    Best regards.


  19. Antonio | Jan 23 2006 - 12:22

    With so many people liking flip4mac, I have to think that Brett has to contact and submit his specific details when it won’t stream video.

  20. Craig Patchett | Jan 23 2006 - 01:09

    There’s a comparison here of iWeb, RapidWeaver, and Karelia’s new Sandvox (introduced at MW):

    One interesting thing to note for those of you thinking about using one of these products to create a blog is that iWeb does not offer comment/trackback support that I’m aware of. RapidWeaver does and it looks like Sandvox will in one form or other (Sandvox is still in beta).

  21. macFanDave | Jan 23 2006 - 10:39

    Thanks for giving me the idea to “downgrade” my iPod’s software.

    I didn’t get any benefit from the 3.1.1 “upgrade” and I lost my voltage meter. If you want to see your battery’s voltage (in centivolts), go to and search on “_show_voltage.” That’s one great hint!