MacCast 09.25.2006

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 159. I’m Back! iTunes 7 offers a bad experience for some. Mac Pros are CPU upgradable. Next Apple event planned for Sept. 25th. iTunes generates $1 million for Disney in the first week. Apple unveils new store design. Apple releases security and Airport updates, was the MacBook WiFi hack legit? Is Apple trying to claim ownership of “podcast”? iTunes 7. Bugs, fixes and workarounds. View your pix from card or camera directly in iPhoto. The MacBook Random Shutdown Syndrome (RSS), the fix. How to get horizontal scrolling from a plain vertical only scroll-wheel mouse. Why there are no Blu-ray drives in Macs. iPod Texas Hold ‘Em lets you play the game listening to your own music. Correction on procedure for battery cycling. iPod can’t do all Canadian time zones. The “GoDaddy” report. Podcast Expo is this weekend.

New music, Set Me Free by Anthony Rankin

“There are three rules that I live by: never get less than twelve hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city; and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body. Now you stick to that, and everything else is cream cheese. “Teen Wolf (1985)

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  1. Jason | Sep 25 2006 - 07:06

    I think having advertisments can be a good thing as long as they are done with style. Leo has done a pretty good job at not making the new Visa and Dell advertisements too in your face for Twit.

  2. Daniel | Sep 25 2006 - 08:48

    for some reason I can’t get todays show to download via the enhanced feed on iTunes or the MP3 linked to from the site; I don’t know if it’s just me…

  3. Gregory | Sep 25 2006 - 08:48

    unable to download newest podcast??

  4. Jason | Sep 25 2006 - 11:01

    Why not use some sort of BitTorrent to distribute the podcast? Apple just needs to build in controllable BitTorrent support into iTunes. That might save all p*dcasters a lot of money.

  5. Shane | Sep 25 2006 - 12:05

    In response to the Random Shutdown insider info. I’m not sure what was on the insider info, but here is what they actually did to mine.

    When I got my Macbook back from the Applecare people here was a lsit of what they did…

    “Product service by replacing the following: App-630-7873 PCB,MLB, 1.83GHz DC, SMS/KION APP-603-8071 ASSY, HEATSINK, M42”

  6. Jen | Sep 26 2006 - 09:31

    In response to the to iPods not syncing with new iTunes, both my husband and I have the first edition of the MacBook Pro, I have an iPod Mini, he a FirstGen iPod and neither of us has had any difficulty in syncing up and managing our iPods with iTunes 7.

    Thanks for the PodCast

  7. Alex Santos | Sep 26 2006 - 03:42

    No Adam, to protest keep using the term podcast NOT cast! How can using Cast be a protest? Sounds like you’re giving in…I guess you are just trying to remove the word Pod to remove the Apple association.

    Let me make this straight, keep using podcast and let Apple fail at their attempts. If anything, the term podcast, is beneficial to Apple, it’s totally associated to the ipod, only because of the word pod but it’s a populist term now, not a corporately owned trademark.

    In the beginning when Apple introduced the iPod, they were hoping to create an Icon with the iPod, they did! The iPod is rightfully owned by Apple but not podcast.

    Big, huge, monumental mistake on Apple’s part.

  8. Alex Santos | Sep 26 2006 - 04:54

    Do what you got to do in terms of ads but please, don’t get a plan where the same ads are playing non stop all the time. To be honest I actually unsubscribed because I was listening to the same ads over and over on each podcast.

    I am very excited about the future of the maccast too and have a lot of high hopes for you.

    Cheers Adam!

  9. iConJohn | Sep 26 2006 - 04:24

    Adam, I bought a mini iPod last year for the sole purpose of having a dedicated iPod just for podcasts and a little bit of music. By the way, I’m having no problems with the mini or 3rd gen ipod on iTunes 7 using Panther.

  10. Rozza | Sep 26 2006 - 09:43

    I think you can play your own music through ANY game, just as long as you start it before you enter the game. It works with Zuma Vortex minigolf and pacman!

  11. Peter | Sep 27 2006 - 05:39

    “Next Apple event planned for Sept. 25th.” havent downloaded the show yet, but wasnt that the other day? or is it meant to be October? I dont have a problem with ads, but i would prefer it if you read them straight (like on Diggnation) rather than chucking and Allan Jones, and adlibbing and pretending that you wholeheartedly support a product when you don’t (like TWiT comes close to)

  12. sheala | Sep 27 2006 - 07:10

    About the new iTunes- I haven’t had many of the problems I’ve heard . I have an iPod mini and have had no problems with it.
    The only thing I’ve run into (aside from getting used to the changes) is that some of my ‘casts have had to be re-subscribed, although they’ve transferred on my playlist.

    sorry about the server woes. have you considered going in on an older mac (extra drive) with a few fellow mac ‘casters (mactips, typical mac- folks w/o sponsers) and setting up your own server?

    Sponsers?- Mac Addict doesn’t seem to have a ‘cast, though Macworld does. Or some of the British Mac-zines? Or Computer Arts?

  13. Roger | Sep 28 2006 - 08:14

    Adam, I’m perfectly cool with the ads as long as we don’t have to listen to a ton of them to get to the show (like going to the movies nowadays). Do what you have to do. My preference would be for you to get a sponsor, like early television. I listen to another show that has a sponsor and that works great.

    I feel for you on your server woes. I experienced a similar thing a few years ago. I made a 30-min video and put it on my website (this was before YouTube). You could hear the crickets chirp. Six months later, someone posted about it on Boing Boing. My ISP didn’t shut me down (wish they had), but rather charged me $250 bucks for the previous day’s downloads. As soon as I saw that, I took the file down, but I’d already chalked up another $200 worth of downloads. Fortunately, some kind souls who loved my video offered to host it for free, so I was able to get it back up the next day.

    The Internet is the only place where it costs you money to be popular.

  14. Fred V | Oct 04 2006 - 08:20

    Only one beef, Adam… The news service name is pronounced “ROY-ters”.