Maccast 2007.04.15

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 183. Apple delays Leopard. iPhone on schedule. The Octo Mac has arrived, performance results. The 100 Million iPod March… ok April. MGM flicks roar onto iTunes… more like meow. New Apple TV and Get a Mac ads. Airport Extreme Basestation update. More Apple TV hacks. Apple may have bigger “media center” plans. Rumors of 6G iPods before 2008. NAB: Final Cut Studio 2. Let Them Hear You promo. Corrections and follow-up, how to type ellipsis, EMI DRM Free album pricing, Screen Recycler, locking down wi-fi to one access point, photo syncing with Apple TV. Review SRS iWow Plug-in. 720 x 304 resolution video on an iPod. Active Directory support in OS X. Review: Koloroo iPod “Widgets”. Listener recommended quick tips. Using the AirDisk on new Airport Extreme. Don’t foregt to write your Teach Mac modules for double rewards. The new web site.

New music,Heavy Women by Ray Schinnery

Promo for the Let’s Get Down to Earth… Science Podcast.

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  1. Huskermn | Apr 16 2007 - 05:58

    File does not exist message.

  2. Rene | Apr 16 2007 - 06:29

    File downloads fine through iTunes now.

    Thanks for that show, Adam. I really missed your show last week. However, hearing your interview on podcast411 from Januari 18, 2006, I can only imagine how terrible you felt not being able to put out a show last week.
    (listen to interview mp3 at

  3. Adam Christianson | Apr 16 2007 - 09:39

    oops. my bad. I typed .mp3 twice for the filename in the links. it should be fixed now.

  4. Paul | Apr 16 2007 - 01:48

    Dear Adam:

    I am not surprised with the delay in Leopard. I don’t believe Apple has committed the necessary resources to software development. I have had nothing but trouble with iTunes 7.0. I get a beach ball freeze at least once a day.

    I would think long and hard before becoming an early Leopard adopter. I think Leopard will be long on promises, but chock-full of beach balls.

  5. Huskermn | Apr 16 2007 - 03:01

    I keep trying and keep getting a Libsyn ‘404’ error

  6. Huskermn | Apr 16 2007 - 03:16

    I figured out the problem.

    Clicking on the link goes to:

    What it should be is:

  7. Phil Bridges | Apr 16 2007 - 04:06

    Hi folks,

    The comments by listener Jeff in Minneapolis about not formatting an Airdisk in Fat32 would appear to conflict with Apple’s Airport’s UK advertising which goes something along the lines of :

    “For shared hard drive:
    * USB2.0 hard drive
    * Macintosh computer with Mac OS X v10.4.8 or later; PC with Windows XP and Bonjour (included on CD)”

    Interesting eh…..

  8. Will | Apr 16 2007 - 05:39

    Am I the only one having issues with the new site? I am running Camino. I uploaded a screenshot here:

  9. rose matthews | Apr 16 2007 - 08:34

    Leopard delay – I have an eMac and a MacBook both I which I keep updated. I have also promised myself a 24inch iMac when Leopard is released. I understand others frustrations over and concerns about the delay but my credit card has just heaved a massive sigh of relief !
    Will – I had the same trouble with Camino which is a bit strange as it’s usally very stable.

  10. Dale | Apr 16 2007 - 09:22

    Will, and other using Camino- if you have block web advertising enabled, that’s how the site will appear.

    Adam’s using a couple of Apple ads on the site, and as a courtesy to those of you who’d like to disable them, they aren’t encrypted and can be hidden.

    So, to view the site correctly in Camino, deselect the above mention option from within the ‘web features’ tab in Camino’s preferences, ad you’ll be good to go.

  11. Ali Siddiqui | Apr 17 2007 - 05:13

    Yeah! You’re back! :D

    Must say I do love the new site look quite sexy. Glad to have seen my iTunes show me the brand new show sitting in my smart playlist!

    “Heavy Women”…wow…what a song! Hahahaha! Really made my morning. :p

  12. rick | Apr 17 2007 - 11:42

    Do you know of a command or keyboard shortcut to quit all applications at once?

    By the way, where is the old little icon on the left of http:// in the address bar? I liked it more than this new one.

  13. George Starcher | Apr 17 2007 - 04:28

    Here is a link to a brief episode of our Friends in Tech member Casting from the Server Room. They walk you through setting up OSX with Active Directory AND getting policies for OSX from an Apple Server.

  14. Phil Bridges | Apr 17 2007 - 11:13

    Uggh. I now see the errors of my ways. .the Airport handles the file format conversion so it doesn’t matter how the Airport disk is formatted, a windows PC can always see it.

    I believe in America the exprerssion is D’oh! – whislt here the UK we say ” I’ll get my coat..”

  15. IAN WILSON | Apr 21 2007 - 11:49

    Hi Adam,

    Where will I find your reference to the Podcasting technical specs for Apple TV. I have searched the site without success.



  16. Maccast | Apr 21 2007 - 11:15

    Sorry, looks like I accidentally left it out. You can find them here:


  17. Ctakim | Apr 22 2007 - 07:46

    Hi Adam: Love the show, but I think you might be wrong in your specs for HDTV. You can check this out with Ara from the HDTV Guys, but the official specs for HD television only specify the vertical (up and down) resolution. Anything less than 720p lines of verticl pixels meets the definition high def. So 720 x 304 resolution may have 720 lines of horizontal pixels (left to right) but that is very much below the resolution of what is considered high def.

    This point can be confusing.

    Thanks for a great podcast. I am a regular listener.

  18. capuns | Apr 23 2007 - 02:09

    Does anyone know if iWOW is also working for speaker connected to a stereo by an airport express station?

    thanks capuns

  19. Mike R | Apr 24 2007 - 08:12

    Here are some links that will help IT folks integrate macs into their environment, some info on Active Directory too:


  20. Ricardo | Apr 24 2007 - 07:58

    Hi, I just want to know what podcast software are you using? Thanks, congrats and regards from…

    Santiago, Chile.