MacCast 08.03.2006

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 152. Scandinavia still not satisfied with iTunes, but France has a change of heart. iTunes Europe sells over 200 million songs. NBC ‘Heros’ on iTunes three weeks early. Apple .Mac outages annoying users. Apple removes Discussion Board support staff. Apple recalls MacBook Pro batteries. Misquote leads to iPod life-span complaints. Hackers demonstrate wireless vunerability on a MacBook, headlines don’t tell the whole story. Apple releases 4th security update for 2006. MacCast One Minute Tip #19 – Hot Corners. Follow-up on Network attached storage, lots of recommendations. A warning, beware of aging power adapters. Resetting the PMU/SMU to fix power issues, sleep and other issues. How to have your Mac read to you. Loads of speculation on upgrading Intel Mac processors. A tip for Enhanced MacCast listeners, burn audio CD with chapters. I explain the “subliminal” image in last MacCast.

New music, That Song (Is Stuck In My Head) by Full Minute of Mercury

Promo from Answers for Freelancers

With excitement like this, who is needing enemas?Short Circuit (1986)

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  1. C Sporn | Aug 03 2006 - 08:23

    When did Daniel get the answer? Anyway happy (belated) birthday.

  2. maccast | Aug 03 2006 - 09:49

    Daniel contacted me via email.

  3. Simon | Aug 03 2006 - 10:35

    Mmm, I think libsyn is having problem, so fare i’ve downloaded a workout podcast (I could proberly use it) and a chinese language podcast.

    Interesting, but not what I expected.

  4. Justin | Aug 04 2006 - 10:39

    Another totally consistent, informative show.. Thanks for making an hour of my day go by a bit faster! :)

  5. tim | Aug 04 2006 - 04:29

    could you allow the downloading of the eMacCast on your website. The Hotel ISP does not seem to let the iTunes Music Store to work.

    I really prefer to listen to this version because I can rarely lissen to the entire maccast at one sitting.


  6. Jake | Aug 04 2006 - 05:01

    Great show – I was so amped to do the NAS network enclosure now (100+ gigs of music, the same in video, other files, etc.) that I went to the Dlink site to check out the mentioned device.

    Looks like it’s out of stock, and I can’t find it anywhere. Can you put a call out for other comparable suggestions? I like the idea of having two slots where I can plug in bigger drives (as well as external USB options) as I need them.

  7. maccast | Aug 04 2006 - 10:03

    You can find the enclosure link in the RSS feed at I think if you load it in Safari’s RSS feature you will see the link.

  8. Nick | Aug 05 2006 - 10:24

    Hi, where can I get the info about hackers taking control over Macbook.

    My polish “hacker” magazine made a headline out of this and are blaming Macbooks mostly, and I would like to make them correct the news.

    Can you post some links?



    P.S.nice podcast. I like the enhanced ver pariculary. :)

  9. D2 | Aug 06 2006 - 02:20

    The promo for “Answers for Freelancers” was absurd. Im not sure if others would agree, but I would really appreciate if promo’s werent included at the end of the podcast, especially after the music track.

    This promo really bothered me. I understand this is a Mac podcast (i sometimes cringe at comments like how the iTunes music store has the least restrictive DRM… *emusic*) but this seemed unexcusable:

    “help artists and designers in their quest not to starve… our first piece of advice would be to get a Mac…”

    Really? their advice to artists who are financially strapped is to buy premium hardware? ridiculous and reflects poorly on the podcast

  10. Dudley Warner | Aug 07 2006 - 03:31

    I really appeciated you bringing to my attention the issue with Apple power adapters. After listening to your 8/3/06 Maccast, I checked both of the power adapters I have for my G4 PowerBook. One of them had a small slice in the insulation layer of the wire. When I examined it further with a magnifying glass, I found that a number of the actual wires underneath were broken. I had not gotten any sparking, but I would have if the wire was flexed while it was plugged in. It is now in the trash.

    Thanks –

    Dudley Warner