Maccast 2009.03.07

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 258. Airport Extreme and Time Capsule updates. New Mac Minis. New iMacs. New Mac Pro. Macbook Pro update. Hinges failing on Macbook Airs. Apple keeps inventory low. Improving fuzzy external monitors. GUI for Safari 4 hidden preferences. Kindle Book Reader for iPhone and iPod Touch. Review: EOS Wireless Speaker System. Macworld 2009: Filemaker. Pricey Apple RAM, why? Sharing files in Leopard.

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  1. Bill | Mar 08 2009 - 11:44

    One big problem with the new Mac Mini is that it does not put out analog video any more. Your only choice is to convert from VGA to composite/s-video which probably has quality problems.

    This is market that Apple has eliminated from the new Mac Mini. While the next big thing are digital and hi def TVs, there are still a tremendous numbers of analog TVs that can’t use the Apple TV.

  2. Manuel Ruiz | Mar 08 2009 - 05:25

    For me, the biggest disappointment in the new iMac is the lack of LED display. I thought that Apple was going to put LEDs in all its products, but it seems that it is not the iMac’s turn yet…

  3. spbcat | Mar 09 2009 - 12:39

    According to the user manual of a new Mac Mini, there is no user-replaceable parts in it. Consequently, you can not upgrade either RAM or HDD on Mac Mini without losing Apple Warranty.

  4. Wayne Nicholas | Mar 11 2009 - 07:11

    Hey Adam,

    One thing that I noticed in the comparison between the mac mini and the asus model, you stied in the podcast. They never seem to take the abundant, quality software that ships on a mac, compare to a “comparably” priced pc model. That would actually make the Asus Nova Lite in line or slightly more expensive than a comparably configured mac mini. Just my $.05 worth. Keep up the good shows.

  5. bob | Mar 17 2009 - 11:19

    Thanks for the projector resolution tips, which helps me since I’ve been traveling and presenting the past few weeks.

    To add another tip, though not related to resolution, is pressing command+F1 to toggle mirroring.

  6. Karl Klemm | Apr 04 2009 - 08:48

    After hearing about the EOS wireless speaker system in your show I decided to give it a try. I am using it to get audio to remote room at our church building. I just want to say that this works extremely well for us. Thanks for the recommendation.

  7. Artyom Tarakanov | Apr 14 2009 - 05:26

    EOS Wireless is VERY impressive! First of all the sound in each individual unit is impressive. I am not an audiophile by any means but I do love music and the sound was impressive to me, crisp and clear and with decent base response (for my taste). Secondly, and I am purposely redundent here, the sound in the satellite units is VERY impressive. I cannot tell the difference in the sound between the base and the satellites which seems impressive to me considering it is wireless. Lastly and most important, the effect of having the speakers spaced thoughout my condominium is sensational! I have owned several different ipod speakers, along with hooking up my ipod to my home theater, but the set up with the EOS wireless is the most enjoyable listening experience hands down. Anyway, just wanted to share.