Maccast 2007.11.15

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 207. Euro iPhone launch reaction a mixed bag. iPhone and iPod Touch 1.1.2. iPod Video Update 1.2.2. Lots of Apple Software updates. Apple releases first Leopard update. 3 new “Get a Mac” ads. You can ignore that repair permissions error. Moving menubar items. Typing accented characters on the iPhone. Finding Duplicates in the Finder. Getting Network volumes working with TimeMachine. iPhoto export Fails. PPC to Intel migrations can be tricky.

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  1. Gazmaz | Nov 16 2007 - 09:38

    How timely was this podcast I’m loaded 10.5.1 and run Repair Permissions it was also taking a long time so I halted the process thinking I’d deal with it later! Well now I’ll run it again with a little more peace of mind.

  2. Rene | Nov 16 2007 - 02:55

    I don’t think the most recent Get a Mac commercials would do well in Europe. They are simply too US-centric, especially the “Podium” one. AFAIK Politician over here don’t have to spend up to three hours every day during pre-elections for getting funded for their high budget campaigns and public appearances.

  3. Gazmaz | Nov 16 2007 - 07:24

    They do change the actors (certainly in the UK) for these adds, and if when they change the actors they do also “tweak” the adds slightly at the same time, but I have to agree if they do exactly the same podium add then UK watchers will roll there eyes and well possibly turn off (in their heads of course).

  4. Deaks | Nov 19 2007 - 04:46

    The iPhone is desirable, but pretty expensive. As mentioned, in the UK you normally get the phone for free if you sign up for an expensive eighteen month contract.

    Personally, I’m waiting for a. price drop b. 3G version c. Nano iPhone.

  5. Debo | Nov 19 2007 - 07:08

    Well I was really excited when I heard the part about getting Time Machine to work on an AirDisk drive. Sadly, when I tried it out, it was a no-go. The network drive still didn’t show up on the list of drives for TM. Guess it’s back to waiting for Apple to return that feature to us.

  6. Hamidos | Nov 21 2007 - 11:20

    use this command!

    defaults write TMShowUnsupportedNetworkVolumes 1

    on my macbook pro 2.4ghz 17inch works perfectly

  7. dvd | Nov 21 2007 - 02:33

    The TIme Machine hack has been working for me. I’m backing up to an AFP share served out of a Fedora Linux box running netatalk. Restoring individiual files/folders works fine. Due to a recent hard drive failure I can also confirm that I was able to do a full restore using my networked Time Machine backup and the Leopard install disk. You have to drop out to Terminal and manually afp_mount the share but it works!!


  8. RelaxNow | Nov 23 2007 - 08:27

    defaults write TMShowUnsupportedNetworkVolumes 1

    It works for me, too. It is slow backing up over the network. A trick is to not back up the whole drive the first time you back up. I cannot keep a network connection open through Airport long enough to back up 68 GB.

    Start Time Machine preferences, choose the network drive, choose Options, exclude everything, then run Time Machine. This sets up a disk image on the network drive. Then go back and gradually add more folders to the backup. [That is: Exclude fewer folders.] I do 4 – 6 GB at a time.

    Have not tried restore yet. Good to hear that dvd got it to work.