MacCast 02.27.2006

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 123. Apple to reveal “Fun New Products” February 28th. Safari/Mail security vulnerability. Apple sells one billionth iTunes song. Apple shows off Intel native Aperture 1.1. MacCast One Minute Tip #12: iChat Images. What gives the Mac it’s “Soul”? Do all these new security alerts mean Macs are no longer safe? A staight discussion on Mac security and what you can do to say safe. A review of the MacBook Pro from the Nosillacast. A listener issue with FrontRow Enabler on a G4 and how to uninstall. Correction on

New music, Djilawurr (Orange-Footed Scrub Fowl) by Saltwater Band

I asked for a car, I got a computer. How’s that for being born under a bad sign?

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  1. g0rdo | Feb 27 2006 - 02:08

    Yessss!!! finally

  2. craigeth | Feb 27 2006 - 02:12

    yeh how come this one took so long?

  3. Papa Lazarou | Feb 27 2006 - 03:31

    That Saltwater band song is absolutely stunning. Quality tunes every week. Another wicked podcast

  4. cctoronto | Feb 27 2006 - 04:58

    great!! been looking forward to it!!

    and I’m checking out Nosillacast too

  5. maccast | Feb 27 2006 - 04:42

    Geez gang. Sometimes it just takes a little longer. Actually there just wan’t a lot to discuss at first and then it took me a little while to flesh out the security stuff. In addition, despite what you may think, I do have a life outside the MacCast ;)

  6. g0rdo | Feb 27 2006 - 04:18

    Psshh “life outside the MacCast”, haha, good one…!

  7. Conrado Gonzalez | Feb 27 2006 - 05:42

    Leave the man alone. You should be thankful. Great show Adam and thanks for your effort.

  8. rstroud | Feb 27 2006 - 07:53

    Great work…I’m going to set up another user account now that isn’t administrator. Sad to see front row issues on the MBP. I’m pretty sure they shipped with 10.4.5. The one I played with in the Apple Store had the latest version and no issues I could see with front row. I’m looking forward to ordering mine sometime soon!

  9. Chris | Feb 27 2006 - 07:02

    Adam, we’re addicted to the podcast, when you leave big gap we kind ..withdrawal…like drug addicts.

    Maybe , the new fun product is… IPOD SOCKS VERSION 2!!! Imagine that – a media circus for iPod socks!

  10. Stephen | Feb 27 2006 - 07:12

    Listening at this very moment, if there are movie downloads, that can easily shorten the battery life of many current iPods. They have, what a 4 hour batt life for continuous video? In my mind that says that they have to send out at the elast, an update to the iPod battery.

  11. Stephen | Feb 27 2006 - 07:57

    and now pertaining to your Windows vs. Mac with a “Soul” comments.

    Absolutly right. I feel the same way that the Compaq I have is lifeless and is more of a tool. A clunky, choppy and laggy tool.

  12. Marshall | Feb 27 2006 - 08:47

    Take your time Adam. I think it is not you who needs to put more of your life into the Maccast but the impatient listeners who need to get more of a life outside the Maccast. hehe

  13. Chris | Feb 27 2006 - 09:19

    Re: soul of the Mac –

    very well explained Adam. Perfect! (You should do sales for Apple

    Did you hear Dvorak this week on TWiT? He was getting annoyed when people were excited about Apple’s big announcement on the 28th Feb.

    Makes you wonder.. just what has he got against Apple..

    I think.. just cos he’s really good with computers, maybe he doesn’t need or appreciate a simple seamless OS.

    Anyway, on behalf of all of your listeners, we’re very gratetful for the hard work you put into the show. If I ever win the lottery, I’ll send you a MacBook Pro (hey one of your listeners might be so lucky)

    Chris, from London

  14. Ryan Gray | Feb 27 2006 - 09:06

    rstroud: if you want to switch to using a non-admin account, just make another admin account, then switch your current account to being a non-admin. Then you don’t have to switch to using a different account. You just have to always have at least one admin account.

  15. craigeth | Feb 28 2006 - 12:13

    stephen, concerning battery life for movies. currently, i rarely get the time to watch an entire 1 1/2 hour long movie while im mobile. i dont know about you but im just not away from a powerpoint for that long. if you’re gonna be watching movies, especially into a tv, you might as well buy the power adapter and just plug your ipod in whenever you’re watching somethign that goes for an enormous amount of time.

  16. Wilf | Feb 28 2006 - 02:56

    Hey Adam,
    thanks for the show! :) I’m sure mst of us understand that putting a podcast together is a hard job, on top of your usual one, and sometimes it takes a little longer for it to come out.

    But I’m sure we appreciate it! And hopefully the event coming up later on today will bring plenty to talk about… :D


  17. Alex | Feb 28 2006 - 03:54

    You say he’s left handed like it’s a bad thing

    Another great one Adam, thanks

  18. Alex Santos | Feb 28 2006 - 04:48

    Adam, the security tips were NOT boring. I loved it, some of the best I have ever heard on the maccast on any topic. Geeky, informative, fun, revealing, and a wealth of arsenal like tips! WOW!

    As a result I’m running as standard user. For some reason I though a standard user could do less then an admin. I had no idea.

    Security is important to all of us and we do take it for granted. Virus would certainly take away from the experience and it’s nice to feel safer.

    I gotta start making backups more religiously and will review your comments again.

    Thanks again Adam! GREAT show! Thanks so much for all your hard work and dedication you give us. It’s really appreciated.

  19. Alex Santos | Feb 28 2006 - 04:34

    Correctio: Religiously? Oops I should have said regularly.

  20. Dave | Feb 28 2006 - 07:40

    Adam I curious as to why you didn’t wait till after Feb. 28th to release this Maccast. Unless your planning to release another Maccast soon, and include your thoughts on Apple’s “special event”.

  21. Robert Nicholson | Mar 02 2006 - 07:45

    So you called it wrong again right? ie. No boom box?

    So when did you call it right?

    re: Why we spend some much time speculating about this stuff.

  22. Robert Nicholson | Mar 02 2006 - 08:40

    If I open a shell script it’s not going to ask me for permissions if I’m using an admin account.

  23. Robert Nicholson | Mar 02 2006 - 08:53

    Here’s some feedback I’m offering on your podcasts. I’m gonna have to stop listening soon primarily because for my money the content / minute ratio isn’t high enough. You seem to babble on too much repeating the same idea and spend a lot of time on useless arguments. For instance, I don’t think dvorak is gonna care necessarily whether he gets it or not so don’t give him the publicity in the first place. I’m sure if you took a good look at your podcast you could see that you easily condense it and still have it contain the same amount of information just less unnecessary elaboration on many points. Podcasts such as your should focus on information discemination more than gossip and elaboration.