MacCast 2006.12.20

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 171. An iPhone, but not from Apple? Is Apple developing OS X Mobile? Apple addresses Quicktime flaw with security update. Some Apple, iTunes Store and Apple Store updates. Intel to launch another Quad core chip in January. Security researchers target OS X with “Month of Bugs” A new file system makes it’s way into Leopard. Apple makes nice with South Park fans. Could iTunes Gift Card explain “slumping” iTunes sales? A possible fix for iPods not playing purchased music. My procedure for clean installing OS X. Podcaster Meetup at Macworld.

New music, White Top Cadillac by A Thousand Cures

Promo from JogTunes podcast.

The first man to raise a fist is the man who’s run out of ideas.Time After Time (1979)

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  1. pds6 | Dec 21 2006 - 02:14

    Friends don’t allow friends to download DRM’d music.

    That solves everything!

  2. Andy | Dec 21 2006 - 10:50

    Great show Adam! Can’t wait until Macworld. Have a great time.

  3. Cooper | Dec 21 2006 - 01:38

    Just thought that it was wierd if you look in the chapters the verry last thing is “Did you want more”. pretty cool and yes I want more

  4. maccast | Dec 21 2006 - 02:45

    That is a “feature” put in for those who may want to quickly skip to the end so iTunes will update their play count. If you look at each episode you will notice it is different in every show. Just a little “Easter Egg”.

  5. maccastjoe | Dec 21 2006 - 07:48

    I Tunes sales, the people doing the study looked at 2791 credit card transactions between 2004 and 2006 in just the 4th quarter Apple sold 8,729,000 I pods. So even if half of the 8 million never used the i tunes store thats still 4 million new users in just one quarter. 2791 is a statistically insignificant , someone just wanted to get a story out there.

    I bet you will see i tunes sales are just fine when they are announced at mac world. My guess is that movie sales will either not be mentioned or they won’t be very high. I am waiting for the I-tunes movie rental service coming soon to your I-tv


  6. Ethan | Dec 21 2006 - 08:06

    Ok this is for last podcast. Dude i know we love our macs but c’mon a song about MAC. Could you be any more cheesy give me a break. This is why we are made fun of. Also stop bashing microsoft this is about mac not microsoft.

  7. j | Dec 22 2006 - 07:38

    Adam, you and your family have a very Merry Christmas! Thanks for all of the great work, and we look forward to you working with Leo after Macworld!

  8. Marty | Dec 22 2006 - 04:01


    All I can say is that you’re insane!!! That spring cleaning routine is entirely too much like work! Have you ever considered just skipping a year? I have the distinct feeling your mac would continue to hum along just swimmingly. I’ve had macs running for years without clean installs… even System 9 boxes. If your applications and data are maintained properly, I don’t see where that kind of effort would really buy you much, other than peace of mind perhaps. But that’s an amazing procedure you follow, there. How much of of your life do you give UP for it?

    Great show, of course… looking forward to the macworld coverage and to the fiery debate on your panel discussion.


  9. Jimmy CraicHead | Dec 23 2006 - 03:24

    Adam, Thanks again for another backup talk. It’s at least the third or fourth but I’ve enjoyed listening to each one, never backing up of course. But I plan on keeping this last podcast on a thumb drive for my New Years resolution.
    Merry Christmas and enjoy some Celebration Sierra Nevada while it is in season! Yep, I a got a case in Philly and even on tap at one spot!

  10. Joe Kelley | Dec 26 2006 - 10:43

    I attempted to follow the instructions for resetting my iPod but my iMac says the folder can’t be found. My path would be

    /J Kelley2’s iPod/iPod_Control/iTunes

    Are the spaces messing things up?

    Happy New Year to all.

    Also, how do I use Unix to access my iPod?