Dock the Planet: iPod Bed

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Cool Stuff

Just to prove my point that iPods docks are everywhere, I am going to be trying to post stories on all the ways companies are integrating iPods into their products. From cars, to toilets, to clothing, iPod docks are everywhere. Todays dock is one from a New Zealand bed maker and is being billed as “The Worlds Most Comfortable iPod Dock”. This bed is made from New Zealand Rimu with aluminum detailing and is called the Pause. Made by Design Mobel, this bed is completely customizable and features traditional options like side lamps and storage trays, but what makes it totally unique is its ability to accommodate an universal iPod dock and BOSE speaker system. How’s that for true Mac geek comfort?

The Pause Bed with iPod integration (more info and images)

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Thanks to listener Howard for sending this one in.

MacCast Interview: iSwitch Podcast

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Guest Appearance

iswitch.pngAn interview I did recently for the iSwitch podcast is now available on their web site. iSwitch is part of the Teen Podcast Network and as their name suggests they cover Mac topics for Switchers. In our conversation we discuss MacWorld, the new Mac line up, Mac hardware and software, podcasting and more. The interview was recorded using iChat and the new GarageBand 3 from iLife ’06 and runs about 45 minutes. Enjoy.

[ MacCast/ iSwitch Interview ]

MacCast 02.04.2006

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 118. Apple cuts prices on 20″ G5 iMac. Adobe releases details on Universal products, Intel iBooks rumored. Lawsuit alleges iPod causes hearing loss. Comments on VidBits and MacRoundtable. iWork review. Mac alternatives for MS Project. Getting past 33 min GarageBand recording limit. Feedback on Darwine. The iMac international pricing debate continues. You can password protect iWeb sites. Tip for running Powerbooks and MacBooks with lid shut. Loud Intel Mac? May be your hard drive brand. British Royal Navy’s new fleet of destroyers with iPod docks. Buy your Senator an iPod. My thoughts on a Mac home media center concept.

New music, Oxygen for Two by Redefining the Moment

Broaden your minds — have another beer. Have two!

Shownotes: HTML or OPML
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Steve Jobs Movie Posters

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Cool Stuff

dwmipod.jpgThis web site was featured on Command-N and when I took a look I thought it was definitely worth sharing. Mike Davidson, the CEO of Newsvine, recently ran a contest on his blog asking people to submit movie posters featuring our favorite CEO Steve Jobs. The results are pretty funny. There are a lot of creative and talented people out there, some with pretty twisted senses of humor.

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MacCast 02.01.2006 – VidBit 002: Skullcandy Link

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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vidbit003.jpg A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. VidBit 003. Our friend Mike Caputo from Animation Bureau is back. This time he has a product to help reduce some of the gadget clutter we all suffer from. Skullcandys new line of Link headphone products allow you to connect any iPod and almost any cell phone to one set of headphones or earbuds. I say any product designed to help me reduce the number of wires in my laptop bag is a good one. Enjoy.

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MacCast Widget Now Available

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

mc_widget.pngThanks to the dedicated efforts of MacCast listeners and fans Joe “The Dead Herring” Sayer and Matt Hoult, I am pleased to announce the immediate availability of the MacCast Dashboard Widget. Now you can stay up to date with the MacCast website without ever leaving the comfort of OS X. You can even search the blog right from the widget. Enjoy.

UPDATE: Listener Jason Saunders made some visual updates and added a Dashboard icon.

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MacCast 01.31.2006 – Mac Roundtable #002

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Mac Roundtable Podcast #002. Hey Mac Geeks. This is a special edition of the MacCast. A quick note to fill you in on some things that have been hapening including… an interview with the new podcasting magazine ID3. Listen for my special appearance on the My Trivia Podcast real soon. And finally, I proudly present to you a new podcast. The Mac Roundtable Podcast. This is going to be a weekly podcast in the roundtable format about all things Macintosh. We have four top Mac podcasters, Joseph Nilo (Mac Pro Podcast and Podcaster Confessions), Tim Verpoorten (Mac Reviewcast), Steve Stanger (Mac Attack) and myself (MacCast) and we take a few select Mac topics each week and have an in-depth lively discussion. This week we discuss the push to get the new Intel Macs to run Windows, should it even be done and why. Disneys purchase of Pixar and what it means for Disney and Apple. Should you buy a new Intel Mac or stick with a trusty G5? How do we create a podcast? What software and gear do we use? What are the newest favorite applications on our Macs? And much much more. Eventually the show will have it’s own feed, but for now I’d like your feedback. maccast@gmail.com
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