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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 186. Support for the eMaccasst was huge, I’m switching to UberCaster. Audible.com free audio book offer. MacBooks updated, barely. More info suggests LCD backlight displays. New Intel Santa Rosa feeds rumor sites. New McCartney album pre-orders exclusive to iTunes. Jobs entices labels to go DRM free. New Apple “Get a Mac Ads”.Apple shareholders re-elects Board. New Apple stores in San Francisco, Los Gatos, and NY in the Meatpacking District. Back-side touch iPods? Review of XtremeMac XtremeHD Cables (buy at The Gadgetlocker). Tip: NAS backup with AirDisk and SuperDuper. Save to more places other than default. Syncing based on events. Playing QuickTime movies full screen
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The future displays will be LED-backlit LCD displays, not LCD-backlit.
Seen any coupon codes floating around for UberCaster? (Yes — I’m cheap).
Another option for secure backups is a new service from a company called Mozy. You can find them at http://www.mozy.com.
They offer a free account that allows you to back up 2gb of data. If you want to back up more, they offer an unlimited storage for a single machine for $4.95 per month. They do have a Mac client, although it is in beta the only issue I’ve found was very minor with the web interface, and they are in the process of fixing it.
Basically you download the client, install it on your Mac (you MUST install it with an account that has administrator privileges, it can back up all the other accounts with some minor limitations), you’ll then either let them pick an encryption key, or provide your own, then it will test your network speed, and then allow you to choose from some pre-built backup configurations.
You can then set what you want to backup, and when it backs up, and then it’s all set. It will then start doing backups in the background (you can set it to run only when it’s idle).
It does differential backups, so you can go back and retrieve files that have changed, at any point they changed.
To restore a file, or set of files, you use the web interface, find the file(s) and when you want to restore them from, then you choose either to do a web based restore, or they can burn the files onto a DVD and have it mailed to you for a fee. Once you’ve requested the restore, nothing will appear to happen, but you’ll get an e-mail with a link to download your restored files. Clicking on the link will take you to a web interface, where you can download the DMG file with your files, along with all their settings and meta data.
Keep up the great work for all us Mac Geeks!!!
At the beginning of the discussion on the AppleTV cables, you mentioned 2 video podcasts you subscribe to. The second you said was a staple, and sounded like “Command-N”. I can’t find this anywhere. Help, please.
Thanks for the great shows!