MacCast 05.04.2006

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 135. Welcome new iTunes listeners. Apple running new “Get a Mac” campaign with six new TV ads. Is Apple already hiring a new Aperture team? iTunes tracks still a buck. French DRM legislation doesn’t pass. Bigger iPod Nano with video Portal Player is not out of the iPod game yet. Next OS X file system may come from Sun. Apple Store openings in Colorado and Toronto this weekend. iPods sent in to entertain trapped miners in Tasmania. Battery defect makes MacBook Pro issues a trifecta. Feedback on my Parallels comments. Can Parallels use a Boot Camp partition? New Mac virus story on AP is a re-run. Listener review of MacBook Pro 15″. Washing your iPod (Don’t try this at home). MacNurse can help cure your Macs ailments. Tip on merging images with Photoshop PhotoMerge. MacCast in interview on Typical Mac User Podcast. I will be at the Mac Gathering on May 19th and 20th in L.A.

New music, Contact High by Lindy Dobbins & The Red Velvet Manx

Ok, I’ll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time.

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  1. Paulie [eatl/ga] | May 04 2006 - 12:09

    The guy who plays the PC in the new Apple ads is one of the contributors for “The Daily Show”, John Hodgman (href=””).

  2. TomB | May 04 2006 - 07:52

    Great show Adam!

  3. Mr. Mac | May 04 2006 - 07:18

    I can’t download it. says the file doesn’t exist.

  4. Gavin | May 05 2006 - 12:28

    Same here..can’t download

  5. maccast | May 05 2006 - 12:28


    There was a typo with an extra “dot” in the filename extension. Sorry. It’s fixed now.

  6. John Russell | May 05 2006 - 10:21

    Something screwy about the ITunes version as well, Adam.


  7. noname | May 05 2006 - 04:17


    So where is the link on French DRM law… Until it’s official, it’s too soon for Apple to celebrate, or am I wrong?

  8. noname | May 05 2006 - 04:30

    I meat ADAM:) Sorry about that!

  9. Alex Santos | May 07 2006 - 01:05

    My son, after arriving from camp a couple years back, had his clothes washed and his gameboy with a cartridge in it went in the wash too…when we discovered the gameboy had gone along for the swim we assumed it was dead. Well we left it on a shelf and a few months later we found it again, turned it on and it worked!

    Wish we could wash Mac motherboards.

  10. Danny | May 07 2006 - 08:46

    i think ur podcast is cool and i am only 14

  11. Doctor | May 08 2006 - 03:26

    Maybe the Virus story rerun was just the second phase of McAfee’s viral marketing campaign to create demand through fear. This weeks was phase three with the announcement of a new Mac security product, saying that Apple Computer’s OS X is ‘just as vulnerable’ as other operating systems are to targeted attacks…