MacCast 2006.12.06

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 169. Apple acquires Proximity asset management company. Kevin Rose leaks new iPhone info. Universal Photoshop in Q2 2007? New Zealand iTunes and Apple Online Stores arrive. Apple claims no ownership of “podcast”. Apple gains right to “digital media” download patent. Another Apple Rumor roundup. Correction on the Beatles. Resolution Independence. The good, the bad, the really ugly. Saving photos from damaged flash cards. What to do if your Mac got the “blues” after 10.4.8 update. MPEG video files get “muxed” up in Quicktime. Cataloging your archived files

New music, Baby It’s True by Mario Carrillo and the Bashers

One hundred thousand sperm and you were the fastest?Vertical Limit (2002)

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  1. Rozza | Dec 06 2006 - 08:08

    Australian iPods? legal?
    Im lead to believe that ipods them selves are not illegal, but what you use them for IS illagal. If you put Cds on your iPod, Ilegal. Buy it off itunes, legal, make your own music and put it on your ipod, legal.

  2. Dave Gray | Dec 07 2006 - 08:01

    Just a correction to the above comment. The legality of putting music on a portable media device from a CD that you have purchased is based upon the law in the country in which you live.

    Here in Australia it is actually LEGAL to buy a CD rip it to .mp3 or whatever and transfer it to a device. It is a specific number of times but I can’t remember what the number is.

  3. Frank Burcaw | Dec 07 2006 - 01:54


    I think you are right about the new patent Apple acquired. the first thing I thought of was Apple using as leverage to keep the record labels and movie producers in check. Either accept fair play as it is or go back to selling CD’s and DVD’s at the mall. And you can forget about receiving any royalties from hardware sales.

    Great show Adam!

  4. Marc Edwards | Dec 07 2006 - 07:50

    Thanks for the mention.

    I intend to do a follow up article once we’re finished on the resolution independent app we’re working on. It’s a pretty complex subject. There’s been some great comments from both camps (pro-vector and pro-bitmap). I don’t think we’ve heard the end of this! It’ll become more of an issue as time goes on and we try to view web pages and applications on more varied devices.

    Anyway… :)

    Here’s a link to the new (and revised) Australian laws.


  5. KC | Dec 08 2006 - 03:31

    The guy revealing ‘details’ about the iPhone said two things that are incredible to me:

    1) A phone that runs on all carriers.

    Even stating two versions of the phone (CDMA, GSM) would be unusual — you almost never see a feature phone like this come out on both technologies at once.

    2) Price.

    Um, $249 for a phone, unlocked to a specific carrier? VERY unusual pricing for not being tied to a plan. Very unusual for adding a phone, in effect, to a nano. Now add the keyboard?

    I could see Steve wanting to overcome the carrier-type barrier to an iPhone, but it doesn’t seem feasible at this price.

  6. Amit | Dec 08 2006 - 09:43

    Ref to KC mail point 1,
    Just for the info.
    There exist such phones.
    When we go from Japan to other GSM countries, we do not need to change our handset, we just get the sim card and use it there.
    Offcourse those card we have to get it here and its locked to carrier.
    Also i had seen in India, a Nokia model, it came with CDMA provider and we used the local GSM sim card too.

    Point is, its not unusual. it do exist, just not see light as those big companies don’t want to give freedom to users.

  7. Bob | Dec 09 2006 - 12:41

    I do hope that the rumor of a 12″ MacBook Pro, or similar product is true. I haven’t done any market research, but there has got to be a significant percentage of laptop users who would prefer a laptop or second laptop for more convenient traveling (lighter, smaller). The nature of a laptop is mobile computing, and not all roadies need computing power, graphics, etc., just enough to do presentations, web, email, word processing… I think the form factor is a greater selling point.

  8. TonyG | Dec 11 2006 - 08:15

    Longtime listener – first time poster – I’ve been wanting to get in touch with you for the longest to say thanks. Your newest show sounded great – The show itself seen an immense improvement from the early, early days. Thanks for the tidbits, the rumors, the helpful hints, and the Mac Excitement you offer in each broadcast. I’ve learned a lot of neat tips, solved a few problems, and really just have enjoyed your enthusiasm for all things Mac.
    Best wishes for another great year.
    Tony G.