Maccast 2007.04.23

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 184. Security Update 2007-004. iTunes contact negotiations will get pushy. Apple TV expanding “big box” presence. MacBook Pro successfully hacked in security contest. Please sign the Save Net petition. BBC iPlayer will be coming to the Mac. Clearing up the 720×304 video on iPod confusion. Feedback on OS X Active Directory support. Buy your software, please.. Review of El Gato eyeTV Hybrid. Combo Updater can offer a magic fix. Tip for creating quick playlists from a selection in iTunes. Thoughts on Apple allowing re-downloading of purchased content from iTunes. Concerns over bulging MacBook Pro batteries. Apple sees significant market growth in a year.

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  1. Zion Lion | Apr 24 2007 - 04:03

    Hi Adam,

    Great show!! Just wanted to point out that regarding the EyeTV remotei if you have a Mac that is Front Row enabled you can use your Apple remote and this seems to work better as it uses the IR on the Mac.


  2. Mike R | Apr 24 2007 - 09:44

    Is there a reason that you do not implement web links in your enhanced podcast? Most of the enhanced podcasts I view have links added to the pictures that accompany the podcast. This makes listening to the podcast more interactive and enjoyable.


  3. Mike R | Apr 24 2007 - 09:17

    Never mind, I guess my links where just now working in iTunes for some reason, they work now. :-)


  4. Meeno | Apr 24 2007 - 11:59

    Hey, Adam. Thanks for your answer! Keep up the good work.

  5. Meeno | Apr 24 2007 - 11:36

    Hey, Adam. Thanks for your answer! Keep up the good work!

  6. Ian | Apr 25 2007 - 05:17

    Nice show as always.
    I have to agree that the Combo Updater does work when some things do go wrong.
    I had a problem with the last update but I had caused the problem by updating while EyeTV was recording and converting (Stupid me!).
    I had to go to Safe Mode to install the Combo Updater but then had a Slow Boot issue which was fixed by going into Open Firmware and doing a reset-nvram and reset-all (this doesn’t work on Intel Systems, just zap the PR).
    Moral of this story, don’t be doing anything on your System when an Update is occurring.

    Keep up the great work.

  7. jdwaters | Apr 25 2007 - 09:22

    I have had the same issues as Josh with the 10.4.9 update – icons disappearing in the right-hand menu bar. clock, spotlight gone. sometimes others go away too.

    also just general flakiness. If I go to About this Mac, and then close the window, i crash. Several other things cause this too. And the crash isn’t a freeze, what happens is all my apps quit and my Finder restarts.

    AND, when I shut down…. my Mac doesn’t shut down now, it just restarts.
    Actually I don’t get the startup sound or anything. It just looks like all my apps quit and the Finder restarts.

    this is the first time I’ve had trouble with apple patches. sucks. I don’t have time to screw around with trying to fix it.

  8. Marc J | Apr 26 2007 - 02:24

    Another great show although I just wanted to comment on your suggestion to purchase software with educational discounts.

    Many resellers will require proof of student status either with an ID card or ” .edu” email address.

    It’s important to remember that companies expect anything developed from the use of their software will be used for educational purposes (e.g. not developing Flash content for paying clients).


  9. draegtun | Apr 30 2007 - 12:55
  10. tony | May 01 2007 - 09:17

    Hi – bit late catching up with this show, but just wanted to point out that the ‘good news’ in relation to the BBC iPlayer is, well, urmm not such good news after all.

    The BBC Trust have approved the iPlayer and given the beeb TWO YEARS to find a solution (so much for re-engineered!!), and they have gone on to say that these two years is depedent on other parties. The progress will be reviewed every 6 months.

    So, to me, it seems nothing more than lip service, and in the mean time UK license fee payers are helping towards a Microsoft software app that for two years (maybe more, maybe less) will give Microsoft based systems an unfair commercial advantage.

    Boo to the beeb, if ever there was an instance of a DRM issue hurting genuine users more than pirates this is one :-(