Maccast 2008.06.10

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 229. WWDC Keynote Wrap-up. Other details and tidbits. iPhone 2.0 Software. .Mac rebranded to Mobile Me. Snow Leopard is next big (small) cat. Apple updates Quicktime to 7.5. P.A. Semi to design iPhone, iPod chips. iMovie 7.1.2 and iDVD 7.0.2 updates. Follow-up on “Architecture not supported”. Mail photo attachments as attachments. Mac Maintenance tips and tools. se your iPhone or iPod Touch as a disk. Sync iTunes files between computers. What are .DS_Store files? Remap keys from a Windows keyboard.Mac retains state without battery.

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  1. dp | Jun 11 2008 - 05:41

    Adam – you mentioned in this episode “an asian language” with write in characters, like Graffiti on the Newton. You mentioned not knowing which language it was. A friendly note- I don’t know what language was demoed, but the Chinese (Trad. and simplified) and Japanese languages all have this feature.

    The Maccast is great! Keep up the great work!

  2. joshimacvid | Jun 13 2008 - 07:48

    shownotes are not working.

  3. Adam Christianson | Jun 13 2008 - 08:12

    Ooops. They should be working now. Sorry.

  4. Bastian Bechtold | Jun 14 2008 - 07:19

    Dear Adam,

    You talked about a possibility to remap your keyboard for PCs/Macs. Actually, Microsoft itself provides a keyboard driver for the Mac, which will provide a keyboard layout of a PC-keyboard. This way, all the keys on a PC keyboard will act according to the pictures on them as opposed to acting like they were a Mac keyboard. Especially if you are in a PC-and-Mac environment, this will save you a lot of hassle since you do not have to learn different keyboard layouts.

    Great podcast! Keep it up!

  5. bruceG | Jun 15 2008 - 09:55

    Yes, I have another free maintenance app for the Mac platform to recommend in addition to the two previously mentioned, OnyX and Cocktail.

    It’s called Xupport, and actually, I seem to prefer its user interface a bit more than OnyX.

    Here’s the URL to the Xupport site:

  6. Rob Hazelby | Jun 17 2008 - 09:37


    Just wanted to drop you a quick message to say a very big thank you for the effort you continually put into producing the show.

    Realising I had a weekend of decorating ahead of me, I stockpiled a couple of episodes of the show to help get me through the mind-numbing work, so at least I had something decent to listen to!

    The shows are light hearted, informative, fun, and it’s great that you ensure that the news consists of a good mixture of both US and European subject matter.

    Keep up the great work!

    Rob Hazelby
    Secretary – Bristol and Bath Mac User Group

  7. Seo Singapore | Jun 09 2009 - 09:38

    Macbook Air is already so thin, would there be any more further enhancements?