MacCast 06.29.2006

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 146. Foxconn admits breaking Chinese labor laws. Jobs to Keynote WWDC and show off Leopard. Rumors say we will be waiting for next gen iPods. NBC sold over 6 million shows via iTunes. Apple releases 10.4.7 and other updates. Apple opens two new retail stores this weekend. Intel ships new 2.33GHz Core Duo. More suggestions on location management, try Location X. Review of Blue Snowball USB Microphone. Apple’s repair and warranty extension programs. A simple reboot can often fix a pesky iPod. How to reorganizing your Application folder and keep Software Update functionality. Do Apple’s TV ad changes signal death of BootCamp? How to label your own content as a “TV Show” in iTunes.

New music, Lost in the Sound by Chuck Richards

Promos from Neat Little Mac Apps Podcast and Scores for Movies.

Ilove being a turtle.Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – The Movie (1990)

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  1. Chelsea | Jun 30 2006 - 10:09

    Hey Adam great show, thanks for explaining how to label my own videos so that Front Row can recognize them, that’s really helped me out.

  2. macDude88 | Jun 30 2006 - 11:08

    its nice to see you got your imac back.

  3. jim | Jun 30 2006 - 12:58

    Alright glad to have a nice new maccast to listen to!

  4. Joe | Jun 30 2006 - 01:08

    I’m *certain* the reason they added the “Parallels” disclaimer is because BootCamp is in Beta, and Apple would be opening themselves up to a lawsuit.

    Look at it this way: you’re a user with slight litigious tendencies. You see a commercial for Apple that says you can run Windows on a Mac. You buy a Mac, load BootCamp, and something goes wrong: you can’t boot at all, you can’t run your Sudoku shareware app, whatever. You call Apple, and they tell you that BootCamp is Beta software and unsupported.

    *BANG*— Here comes the lawsuit for misleading advertising.

    Parallels is a real product with real support, so now if this hypothetical individual has a problem, Apple can point to the Parallels people who can then help the user on his merry way.

    I highly doubt Apple will abandon BootCamp, nor do I think they’ll buy Parallels (although I’m sure the Parallels people would like that!). I think they just want to make sure their corporate rear end is covered.

    Frankly, I was surprised (as I commented in your June 13 posting here on that Apple was advertising this capability *at all* at this point.

  5. Alex Santos | Jun 30 2006 - 01:35

    Hi Adam,

    I just wanted to send you warm hello and thank you for your amazing dedication you provide us through the maccast. Your show is wonderful and it’s always amazing to hear you, your tips, advice etcetera in a family friendly format.

    So just a super thank you for ALL your work and dedication to us.

    With a smile.

  6. Keith | Jun 30 2006 - 01:29

    I was interested in the segment on Lostify, as I have (had) a number of music videos that were showing up in the Movies category, not the Music Videos category. (I had saved them as .mov files and imported them into iTunes.) I downloaded iSquint and Lostify, and was starting to work with them, but decided to try the Get Info -> Options -> Video Kind pulldown. And iTunes shifted them (one by one) over to the Music Videos section. Seems to work for shifting .mov files to the TV Shows category as well. Earlier this afternoon I got the latest iTunes update. So maybe they fixed the feature so it works properly?

  7. Stephen | Jun 30 2006 - 05:07

    I can’t seem to find a way to purchase the Snowball Mic. Am I missing or something or do I have to do a search on amazon, for example?

  8. Conrad | Jun 30 2006 - 05:05


    I found it on amazon to answer your question.

    good luck man

  9. Bruce | Jul 01 2006 - 12:11

    I liked all you had to say about putting the corect tags on movies in iTunes. However, as much as I want movies to show up in the right places, there is no way I’m giong to jump through all those hoops. It’s great to know that there is a way to make it work, but Apple really needs to make it so that labeling a video as a TV Show makes it show up under the TV Show folder in iTunes. That doesn’t seem too much to ask.

    On a similar theme. Why is it that the folder structure you set up in your iTunes Source List is not replicated on your iPod? It seems more intuitive to me that the two should mirror each other. After all the benefit of shortening the length of your Source List in iTunes would be even greater appreciated on the tiny iPod screen.

  10. Jon | Jul 01 2006 - 07:49

    Just a comment about virtualization in Leopard, there is a project out there to add virtualization to Tiger, just thought it was noteworthy, there are only 52 supported applications, might be a solution for someone just wanting to run one or two native windows apps right in Tiger without a Windows OS install or reboot.

  11. DaviYavi | Jul 08 2006 - 04:59


    Is there an easy way to find all the free TV episodes on the Apple online music store? It took me a while to search show by show. The only one I found was the “Blade” pilot. Thanks.

  12. maccast | Jul 08 2006 - 09:20

    Best thing I have found is to subscribe to the MacDevCenter RSS feed. Everytime there is free TV content added to iTunes Erica Sadun from O’Reilly writs a post with links and it is in the feed. Here is an example: