MacCast 2006.12.15

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 170. Are iTunes sales slumping or not? Apple may be carrier for iPhone service. Three new iPods for 2007? Adobe to release Universal CS3 BETA on Friday. Correction on the show number. Exporting a disk catalog list from the Finder. Explaining the different “types” of memory in OS X. Apple explanation and fix for “blue tint” issue. Re-download old iTunes Podcasts without re-subscribing. iPod Shuffles losing their authorizations? Comprehensive list of keyboard shortcuts. Why you can’t curl up in bed with a good 17″ MacBook Pro. Review of Disco. MacCast at Macworld and Mac Podcaster Meetup. 2nd Anniversary Maccast wishes from Frat Pack Tribute Podcast.

New music, I Love My IPod by Daphne Kalfon

So long, Earth. Catch you on the flip side.Apollo 13 (1995)

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  1. macFanDave | Dec 18 2006 - 11:21

    0) Congratulations on the 2nd anniversary show!

    1) I really like the “review by interview” segment you introduced on the show. In addition to getting the perspective of a team member who has really dug deep into an app, I find that when I listen to podcasts at work, I tend to absorb more information with an interview format than I do with a monologue.

    2) One theory about why people suffer in silence with faulty iPods isn’t Apple-love, but guilt. I’d bet that some of them may have material on their iPods that they wouldn’t want Apple to know about. At work, I had downloaded several free apps (like iTunes) to my PC in violation of our corporate policy. When my system started dragging, I just sucked it up rather than fessing up to the thugs in IT. Finally, I decided to get rid of these apps (regardless that some were far better than Notepad) before I went to complain to IT.

    3) And now a question: should I get an Apple Cinema Display? I was considering a 20″ ACD at about $699 and could probably suck up about a $100 “tax” to avoid buying a non-Apple monitor, but I see Samsungs and NECs for more than $200 less! The cool factor of the stand and single wire don’t really stack up to $200 for me, so should I just go with a third-party monitor?

    Thanks, and I look forward to wishing you congratulations on many more anniversaries!

  2. rick | Dec 18 2006 - 07:00

    Congratulations on your second year show!!! I learn a lot from every show and makes me feel that I am on top of what I should know about my Mac products. And I also liked the interview with the reviewer. Regards…

  3. Bob Harris | Dec 28 2006 - 10:09

    Best explaination of using pageout to determine if you could benefit from more memory.

    Would also suggest using the Terminal vm_stat utility to generate a log of pageouts over time.

    vm_stat 60

    will give pageout activity once every minute. It will provide a continuous list in your terminal that you can go back and look at over time.

    The nice thing about vm_stat is that you can now spend an hour actually using the Mac normally, and then go back and look at the output on the terminal and see how the pageout activity has occurred as 60 entries over the past hour.

    Use a smaller number of seconds if you want to see pageout activity over a shorter interval.

    vm_stat 5 # 5 second interval
    vm_stat 10 # 10 second interval

    And ignore the rest of the data from vm_stat, just watch the last column ‘pageout’.

    Bob Harris

  4. littlemoney | Apr 01 2007 - 09:33

    i love ipod