Maccast 2009.04.26

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 264. Apple’s Q2 results. Not too shabby. Vendors vie for Apple Netbook. More next gen iPhone stuff. 1 Billionth app downloaded from App store. Feedback on online backup services. Formatting USB drives, another tip. Correction on iPod recycle credit. Shortcuts for display sleep. Review of MAXPower 802.11 USB 2.0 Stick Adapter. Challanges of getting ‘Back to your Mac’. Managing ‘remembered’ Wi-fi networks.

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  1. james | Apr 28 2009 - 05:11

    G’day Adam,
    Great show, nice mix of news/help/advice/etc. One question: is there any way for me to input a list of people in the “Numbers 09” popup menu, as far as I can see the only way I can do it is to enter them individually. I am a teacher and it is very tedious to have to have to input all of my 150+ students every semester?


  2. Ryan Gray | Apr 30 2009 - 05:17

    The way I have my network set up to have the best of both worlds of DHCP and static IP addresses is to use the DHCP client IDs. In the TCP/IP settings, you will find a field for DHCP Client ID. Some networks require this, but mostly it goes unnoticed and unused. Fill it in with something like “iMac” so that each machine is unique. Then in the router settings for DHCP, you can use the DHCP reservations feature to always assign the same IP address to a machine with a given DHCP Client ID. This way, I can leave the DHCP settings on the machines to be normal, so that when they are on another DHCP network, they work without changing the settings.

    A bonus with setting the DHCP Client ID is that in your router, this is usually displayed next to the MAC address in lists, making it easier to identify who is who.

  3. Alphaman | Apr 30 2009 - 01:55

    Careful with the assumption that Apple got rid of 1600 people. The SEC filing, as has been discussed seemingly endlessly on many forums and blogs, only says that the equivalent of 1600 fulltime employees’ HOURS have been reduced, or about a 10% reduction in hours for retail store staff.

    There’s no mention anywhere (except for speculation on blogs) that there were any layoffs.

  4. Adam Christianson | Apr 30 2009 - 11:44

    Alphaman, go back and take a closer listen because I believe this is exactly what I mention. I pointed out that Apple possibly shifted workers from full time to part time hours. I may not have used those exact words, but it was something to that effect.

  5. Diamond | May 03 2009 - 02:23

    Hi Adam,

    The great thing about Chronosync, that I found out recently, is that once you have purchased the app, it is free for all upgrades. What a deal!

    Great show. Keep up the good work.