Maccast 2007.10.16

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 203. Apple launches iPhone Web apps directory. Apple recognizes Al Gore Peace Prize win. Leopard nearing gold master? iPod Touch breaks free (iPhone, too). RSS readers for the Mac. Remove iTunes DRM with iMovie. Subtitles in Quicktime movies. Sharing iTunes between accounts.

New music, Overboard by Shannon Hurley.

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  1. Wizardgold | Oct 16 2007 - 05:59

    Adam asked for info about RSS readers and the one that I use and really like is Netvibes. I have it set as my home page in my browser and I use Firefox these days so that each time I open it I have all my web links, pages new postings from my favourites sites there ready and waiting for me.
    Saves loads of time hunting around all the different sites.

    Adam seeing as you are getting into digital photography you should definitely go to the Strobist site to learn how to light like a pro. David Hobby who runs it has built up a huge following and there is an excellent course being run at present called Lighting102.

    All the best

    David Allen , and

  2. Smokey | Oct 17 2007 - 12:45

    Good show Adam! Thanks for the good podcast.

    Just a quick comment for the iTunes Library sharing question, I think the listener was able to get the music library shared, but the locking message actually comes from another source. In Mac OS X, when multi-user is enabled, we can switch between users without logging out the active user. In this instance, the iTunes, if opened, would not be closed. So the Library is still locked for that last user, which is why the newly logged in user get a “library is locked” warning.

    I haven’t found a solution myself rather than closing iTunes before I switch user. Or, if you have admin privilege, you can always use Activity Monitor to kill iTunes that belongs to another user, or in Terminal “killall iTunes”…

    Thanks for the great podcast!

  3. Smokey | Oct 17 2007 - 12:25

    Uhh uhh… you can hold the ‘Option’ key while launching iTunes to select different Music Library, much like iPhoto. So, there is no need to go through the long process. Just make sure the folder can be written by another user, and have the other user open that Library.

  4. A.G. | Oct 20 2007 - 10:51

    About ripping to CD to move songs to another computer or to get gapless. I’d like to know how to maintain the titles and info on the tracks. When I use iTunes to burn the playlist to CD it shows the titles, etc. but when I move the CD to another Mac it just shows Track01, Track02 etc. Lame. Of course, the CDDB tires to find a match but it cannot since it is a playlist CD.

    Sooooo the question is how to get the info on the CD to show up on any other Mac?

    Who has a work around or fix? Thanks in advance!