MacCast 01.27.2006

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 117. Disney purchases Pixar. Intel announces 45nm chip success. Early Intel release slowing G5 sales. Old holes may make OS X vulnerable to hackers. Apple to open second London retail store. No “crossgrade” charge for Aperture. MacSpeedZone questions MacWorlds Core Duo Mac speed tests. Next Mac OS X update in the works. Next generation Finder may be in development. You’re not paranoid, your Mac is watching you. Is .Mac Homepage going extinct? More details on MacBook battery life. iWork and Microsoft Word compatibility. How to access the AIFF file in a Gragband 3 podcast project. More PowerBook issues, audio echos and stuttering. CPU Errata is common, not just an Intel Core Duo issue. New .Mac feature, access iDisk from your browser. Lots of feedback and support for Adobe Lightroom. Correction, The Loved Ones was the band on the last show, Jade Tree was their label.

New music, Perfecting Loneliness by Jets To Brazil

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  1. MyAppleStuff | Jan 27 2006 - 01:38

    Great show.

    Anyway I just listened to a great podcast from Business Week – Cover Stories called the New Mouseketeer (Steve Job’s Magic Kingdom)

    Take a listen

  2. Barry Preston | Jan 27 2006 - 04:13

    There is a reward of $7535(at the time of righting) to the person/company who dual-boots Windows XP on an Intel iMac or MacBook Pro…

  3. David | Jan 27 2006 - 08:28

    For the record, iWeb does site password protection via the Inspector’s globe tab.

    Adam, you might want to take a closer look at i Webb to see its significance. .Mac Homepage is a dinosuar. It is irrelavent because iWebb is so easy to use to create a much better looking and functional site. Homepage’s templates may be good for k-12 education and baby albums, but iWeb pages are much closer to the quality of Keynote templates and therefore acceptable use by adults in small clubs and community organizations.

    Also, Homepage doesn’t have any options for homepages with custom external hyperlinks. iWebb has optional automatic linkage to any email and URL addresses, embedded color highlighted text links, ikon/picture links, RSS links, Photocast links. Every thing in text and photos is easily edited. Pictures are automatically resized to fit small frames for ikons, text and objects are easily aligned with a blue-line centering tool or rotated, masked, made transparent and otherwise customized.

    There is no learning curve to iWebb if one already uses iPhoto or Pages with their similar Inspector, and identical Fonts and Photo adjustment tools. It took me only a couple of days to customize a new site complete with several hundred photos.

    The drag and drop ease of placing albums, movies, tunes and even RSS enabled album links is amazing–iWeb is empowered by the iLife suite as Homepage is not. I think iWebb is the new “Pagemaker” for community organizations and clubs. It will do for online websites what Pagemaker did for community newsletters. It is the killer app for online amatuer website builders.

  4. Nick Circosta | Jan 27 2006 - 11:15

    cool :)

  5. Mike Whitman | Jan 28 2006 - 01:34

    Integrated Sensing Display Technology

    We’ll finally be able to look directly at people when videoconferencing. I agree, however, it will be strange not knowing if the “camera” is on or not…and you won’t be able to cover up just the camera without covering your display.

  6. Steveo | Jan 28 2006 - 07:43

    If anyone out the wants an intel i mac just letting u know it has problem streaming video over a linksys router

  7. Aaron | Jan 31 2006 - 12:04

    I love the MacCast but I did not like this episode. It was way too damn negative. It seemed like the whole episode was complaints and gripes. Please cheer this podcast back up! I love my Mac! :-P

  8. Perry | Feb 01 2006 - 07:12

    I’ll second what Aaron said. I found the negativity very disconcerning. I expect more from the Maccast. If I had the time I would splice together all the negative comments for you. You would be suprised how bad it sounds.

    I was also disappointed that you chose to spread the obvious FUD of Securesec. As was pointed out by several on Slashdot where this originally came to light, it is no surprise that they recommend using OS auditing services for Apple, the same service Securesec happens to provide. It is no coincidence that they did not provide specifics either. The old lame comment that there have been no attacks on OS X because of low market share just doesn’t wash anymore. The kernal and core elements are right from FreeBSD. I find it hard to believe that such security holes would have remained in an open source Unix core for that period of time. Get real!

    Please return to reporting the real Mac news that we can use, not just griping at Apple. We know there are problems but given the overwhelming positive news lately, why dwell on the negative so much. I know you are busy but lets try to get some first person experience with the new products before bashing them. iWeb does rock and there is nothing out there that pulls the creation to publish workflow with such ease. Let’s hear more about that.