Maccast 2007.12.09

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 209. French iPhones are scarce. Subnotebook rumors continue to heat up. iWork gets 16%, not bad. Overall Mac share may be up as well. QuickTime hole exploited. Studios squeeze Apple for more video dollars. Apple’s new NYC store opens. Jobs inducted into California Hall of fame. iPhone coming to Alaska. ‘Tis the season for Sharing. My Backup strategy under Leopard. Putting Widgets on the desktop. Manage iPhoto and iTunes remotely. Time Machine drive filling up fast. Change your login desktop. Great deals for the Holidays. Reading of “Twas The Night Before Macmas”.

New music, Carol of the Bells by Admiral Twin (iTunes)

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  1. Lenn | Dec 10 2007 - 01:09

    I can’t get the widget suggestion you mentioned to work. I activate dashboard and click and hold on a widget. Then deactivate dashboard. The widget doesn’t move to the desktop. Have tried a few different widgets. Still nothing. Am using 10.5.1 on an iMac Core Duo.


  2. Lawerance Oak | Dec 10 2007 - 06:49

    Great show I look forward to hearing them all and for someone that was just sick you sounded good. I too have been enjoying Time Machine but I have noticed my harddrive starting to get taken down but mine is just the case of using the program. I have a 300 GIG harddrive split in half is there anyway when I want and it gets to be that time that I combine the two partitioned drives and make it one 300 gig one again and still keep all the previous back up from time machine? I just figured I would have to start from scratch again.

    Keep up the podcasting and you have a listener in MN that loves it!

  3. Rene | Dec 11 2007 - 06:30

    You still sounded a bit tired, Adam. Please, take good care of yourself. We don’t want some other bug to get back at you, because you didn’t take enough time to recover.

    I loved the part about MAMP (Mac, Apache, MySQL, PHP), to develop a local version of an online application. I wasn’t aware of a packaged solution for LAMP on the Mac (LAMP is the Linux counterpart of MAMP).

    You want your online applications to run on the latest versions of Apache, MySQL and PHP, for security reasons, and, therefore, you can’t rely on what Apple supplied at the release of the OS. It’s good enough for a local machine, but not for an online service, on which malicious people are banging on your code and looking for security holes constantly.

    I would not recommend to use Apple’s AMP distribution if you’re planning to run your Mac as a web server, even if you can get around your ISP blocking standard ports 80 (HTTP) and 443 (HTTPS).

  4. Brandon | Dec 11 2007 - 07:24

    Thanks for doing an enhanced podcast. I just bought an iPod Touch (I had a Nano before) and having the chapters and artwork is really nice on this iPod. Keep up the good work.

  5. Scott | Dec 11 2007 - 05:47

    Hey Adam, thanks for the show, and especially the tips! I found out you can change the login desktop image in Tiger also, but the file to replace is ~/Library/Desktop Pictures/Aqua Blue.jpg.

  6. Daniel | Dec 12 2007 - 12:34

    I really enjoyed the “Twas the Night Before Macmas” reading……I tried to find an already typed out version but no luck. Do know where one can be found?

    A real question: Has anyone found a way to make iWeb only “publish to folder” what you have just done rather than the whole site? That whole site publish pretty much renders iEasy Web and other FTP programs feature of looking for only updated/new files useless since they ALL get updated in iWeb’s “publish to folder.” RapidWeaver has a nice feature of “publishing changes” along with “publish folder” which makes the uploads MUCH faster! I wish iWeb could do the same. Thanks from Atlanta.

    Sr. Meteorologist/Weather Systems On-Air Graphics Implementer
    The Weather Channel

  7. Linda | Dec 16 2007 - 02:33

    Hey, cool. I love Admiral Twin, and their Christmas tracks are my all time favorite Christmas songs. Their non Christmas music is great too.

    After several dark years I am a Mac user again, and your podcast will help with my learning curve.

    Congratulations of the Best of 2007 award.

  8. Chad | Dec 23 2007 - 04:57

    I, like Lenn, can’t get the Dashboard suggestion to work. I would like to use some of my Widgets on the Desktop. Is there something missing in the instructions? I am on a MacBook Pro with 10.5.1.