Maccast 2008.09.21

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 238. Apple’s stock options backdating black eye healed? Maybe. Strong rumors of new Macbooks soon. Secrets found inside 2nd gen Touch. iPhone 2.1 seems to be delivering. Mac OS 10.5.5 update. Apple claims more home notebook share. Bill and Jerry break up the act. Quicktime exploit and iPhone trojan found. Apple recalls iPhone 3G wall adapters. Customize Address Book fields. Backing up your Keychain to the cloud. Cycle through windows within an application. Use iTunes outside your own country? Apple’s watching you. 2nd Gen iPod Touch review. Does new iPhone software reduce GSM noise? Some iTunes 8 extra features. Software and ideas for maintaining your Mac.

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  1. Rich Lefko | Sep 23 2008 - 10:26

    Hi Adam:

    I listen to your show every week. Great podcast, good stuff.

    I was listening to your latest and heard you talking about Disk Warrior. I have to disagree with the assessment you gave on its functionality.
    I run DW at every backup (using Super Duper every week) and I first use the “Graph” function to see how scrambled my directory files might be.
    For example, I just ran it and it shows that I have 1,861,205 items and <1% are out of order. Installing programs etc can jumble up that directory significantly. After installing Adobe CS3 for example, the 1,861,205 items were 19% out of order. That means 353,628 items were out of order. I think its significant enough to run DW and build a new directory to avoid problems. I run DW at every backup and then graph it to see if I need to rebuild. I don’t rebuild at every backup unless I think I need to.
    We both agree that DW is a great tool for bringing drives back from death’s door when the directory file is so badly damaged the disk won’t mount.
    DW also scans files for problems, repairs permissions and checks the SMART status of your hard drives.

    Great tool….thought I would leave my 2 cents.

    Thanks for all the good work you do with the podcasts…..

    Rich Lefko

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