Maccast Loop 2007.02.25 – #000

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Loop, Podcast

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The pilot episode of the new Maccast Loop. “The Loop”, is a brand new show and will be produced in addition to the Maccast you have come to know and love. What is different about the Loop vs. other podcasts is that it is recorded live each Sunday at 10:00 AM PST/1:00 PM EST. Using the Talkshoe network and technology we are able to offer live audience participation using text and audio chat. Each week in the Maccast Loop I will go more in depth on the hot topics from the prior weeks Maccast and also take questions directly from the audience. The Loop narrows the gap and closes the loop between podcaster and audience, making you more a part of the show than ever before. If you missed this first edition don’t worry, it’s still a podcast. You can subscribe in iTunes or by using the links above and then join us live next week. I really hope you like this new addition and thanks for listening.

Maccast Loop – Pilot Episode
In this episode we talk a bit about Airport Extreme and wireless networking, the advantages (and pitfalls) of 802.11n vs. 802.11g, how to locate your Mac’s MAC (Ethernet) address, possible podcast updates in iLife ’07. Do Mac users need anti-virus? Should we be concerned about viruses and spyware? What are your risks and are we more at risk now that we have technology like Boot Camp and Parallels? RA recent switcher is curious about running XP or Vista on Mac to easy the transition to the Mac way of doing things. Is that a good idea? Do you shift gradually or are you better going cold turkey? Our advice for new Mac owners making the transition. Proof Adam can’t spell to save his life, New iPhone ad due to air during the Oscars tonight. Predictions on what the ad will be. Our thoughts on the rumors of Apple possibly making black iMacs. Recommendations on books and resources for getting started in Cocoa programming. Fixing a stuck key on a new Macbook Pro. Belkin’s Express Card 34 integrated smart card reader and what card formats it supports. Listener Heath’s thoughts on DRM free music and wondering if DRM builds a potential obsolescence directly into your media. With DRM are we placing a “timer on our culture”? Using Boot Camp Beta and what happens when it expires? What will be the options for continued use of Boot Camp?

Thanks to my audio engineer and producer, Victor Cajiao (Typical Mac User Podcast [iTunes]) and to all the listeners and participants who made it out for the premiere episode.

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  1. Rene | Feb 25 2007 - 03:02

    Adam, I’ve listened to the life feed and can only congratulate you and Victor with another fantastic Mac show.

  2. Blake Tucker | Feb 25 2007 - 03:58

    That use fun Adam when can we expect to have another live recording of the Maccast Loop.

  3. maccast | Feb 25 2007 - 04:51

    Once a week. “The Loop” will be live each and every Sunday at 10:00 AM PST.

  4. Macinjosh | Feb 25 2007 - 06:33

    Great show, Adam! But, why soo early in the morning?? Most geeks I know like to sleep in on Sundays. Wouldn’t it be better in the evening?? Us Mac geeks are a nocturnal breed :-)

  5. Justin | Feb 25 2007 - 06:21

    Hey Adam great show cant wait for the next one!

  6. Simon | Feb 25 2007 - 07:29

    Hi Adam,

    Well done that was great, and the first one out of the bag!! cant wait until the next one. You mentioned a new UK based Mac podcast could you supply the link?

    Many Many Thanks


  7. maccast | Feb 25 2007 - 10:33

    Of course. It’s Dave Cryer’s Geekanoids Podcast. You can also checkout his web site at

  8. Randy | Feb 25 2007 - 10:29

    Hi Adam,

    Is there a way you can combine the 2 podcast feeds?

    You and Victor did a great job!
    Look forward to next week!

  9. Jerome Blanc | Feb 26 2007 - 01:01

    Wow! Adam, this is amazing. Congrats! This completes the show.

  10. Rene | Feb 26 2007 - 02:32

    Oh no, no, please do not combine both feeds. I strongly believe that separate podcasts should have separate feeds. The MacCast Loop is NOT the MacCast.

  11. starfire | Feb 26 2007 - 07:44

    Just so ya know, Minnesota Public Radio has a show called “The Loop” Probably not a big deal but I would hate for them to come after you.

  12. Victor | Feb 26 2007 - 08:07

    It’s great to see the Maccast community once again embrace this latest addition to an already great podcast. I’m proud to be a part of it as “producer monkey”

  13. Jamie Davis | Feb 26 2007 - 09:53

    Well done again, Adam and Victor. For anyone who missed it, check out the download and be there next week! You won’t be sorry.

  14. Rene | Feb 26 2007 - 09:50

    Jamie Davis: I’d like to participate, but I need to upgrade to Tiger to be able to run the Talkshoe program, and my budget doesn’t allow me to call internationally via Skype out, unfortunately. So until I’ve upgraded to Leopard in June or so, I’ll be lurking this one out.

  15. Randy | Feb 26 2007 - 02:25

    RE:Oh no, no, please do not combine both feeds.

    I was talking about a 2nd option! Since post podcasts are on the same topic, why not?

    of course keep them in their own feeds, but adding a 3rd feed would be nice too! :)

  16. maccast | Feb 26 2007 - 03:20

    You can still call in via Gizmo using the SIP it is free over IP. You just won’t be able to be in the chat room.

    I will look into possibly making a 3rd combined “uber” Maccast feed.

  17. Randy | Feb 26 2007 - 04:48

    Thank You Adam!
    I appreciate it!

  18. Scott | Feb 26 2007 - 04:01

    an ‘uber’ maccast feed- one that gives you both- that’d be very cool!

  19. Chris24 | Feb 27 2007 - 07:46

    I Started to listen and Text Chat live for this MacCast Loop… I Loved IT!! But after a while, I headed to Podcamp Toronto, but I downloaded it and throughly enjoyed it :D



  20. todd | Feb 28 2007 - 09:12

    Great show! But… I’m having a hard time joining the chat sessions on TalkShoe. I keep getting an error saying that Safari/FireFox can’t recognize the address starting with “tksh”. Any suggestions?

  21. maccast | Feb 28 2007 - 11:40

    You need to download and install the Talkshow Live client software,

  22. bruceg | Mar 03 2007 - 10:29

    Adam and Victor,

    Impressive show for a premier episode.
    Love the concept.
    Listened on download, and checked the TalkShoe website also.
    Am not usually available for the live Sunday feed — I’m on the East Coast, but good to be able to listen after the fact.
    Best of luck in future shows.