Maccast Loop 2007.03.11 – 002

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Loop, Podcast

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Episode 002 of the new Maccast Loop. “The Loop”, offers a whole new way to join the Maccast community. It is recorded live each Sunday at 10:00 AM PST/1:00 PM EST. Using the Talkshoe network we offer live audience participation using text and audio chat. You can subscribe in iTunes or by using the links above and then join us live next week.

Maccast Loop – Episode 002
In this episode we discuss the benefits of purchasing AppleCare protection. Is it really worth it? How does it work? What are some tips for getting the most out of your coverage? We swap stories on our experiences and look deeper into why you should consider using Apple’s coverage. Next we focus in on your Dock. Based on Jack Hodgson’s article on, we ask: What’s the most useful application in your dock? The one you always use. What’s the most fun/creative item? The one you enjoy using most. What’s the most unusual item? The one that would make people say hmmm. We follow-up on using external USB drives with your the new Airport Extreme basestation (Airdrive) and discuss tips for encrypting the files on your Mac to keep them safe from prying eyes. All this, plus your questions in the latest Maccast Loop. Enjoy.

Thanks to my audio engineer and producer, Victor Cajiao (Typical Mac User Podcast [iTunes]) and to all the listeners and participants who make this show possible.

Production note: Just a quick note and apology to many of you who tried to listen to the stream and participate in today’s show, but couldn’t get in. There were a couple of technical issues, one was our fault and the other was host related and beyond our control. Please know these errors were unusual and we entourage you to join us next week. For now, the audio is available here and in the podcast feed [ iTunes ]. We appreciate your understanding.

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  1. Rene | Mar 11 2007 - 02:07

    Well, if you’re on the bleeding edge of technology, accidents will happen. Hopefully it will get better with more experience from all parties.

  2. Mark Sheppard | Mar 11 2007 - 03:19

    Audio report on this MacCast Loop: Doing shows via Talkshoe is very challenging in regards to audio quality, but I just wanted to state that Adam’s Skype audio quality was very good considering these circumstances. I few minor dropouts at the very beginning of the show, but from there on, it was very listenable.

  3. Scott | Mar 11 2007 - 03:03

    I’m curious what the host-related issues were. When I searched for active TalkShoe programs during the scheduled hour, 2 others showed up (but not MCLoop).

  4. Simon | Mar 13 2007 - 10:46

    You entourage us to join you again? Adam, I didn’t realise you were taking backhanders from Microsoft for subliminal advertising. ;-)