Maccast 2009.12.02

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 286. Maccast turns 5. Thanks for a great Movember. Podcast Award voting ended. Apple Black Friday Cyber Monday numbers. Apple opens up iTunes LP spec. Mac Pro revamp in early 2010? Rumor of new iPhone in the wild. Apple accused of ordering too much NAND. Reports of some 27″ iMac issues. Pystar settles with Apple, a little. iPod Payment System might pay out. MacTablet name and rumors. Ellipses shortcut. Upgrading cable modems. Flash draining batteries. Review: TVClean. Running an iTunes DJ kiosk. One size fits all Itunes video encoding.

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  1. Maurice | Dec 04 2009 - 09:16

    Hi Adam, you’re a year ahead of yourself, the maccast only exists for 4 years… ;-)

  2. Matthew Ebel | Dec 07 2009 - 03:38

    Hey, thanks for spinnin’ the Christmas music, Adam!


  3. RevPiper | Dec 08 2009 - 07:20

    Just a note on the Psystar story.Rebel EFI is only the latest in a long line of EFI enabling devices and software.There’s a company making an EFI USB adapters that allow users to install and run Mac OS.They have been around for awhile.

    Also,building a Hackintosh has become trivial affair these days,you can even run Snow Leopard on AMD based CPU’s.Currently I am using a Quad Core Phenom and dual booting Leopard and Windows 7.I love Mac OS but if they do not allow they’re operating systems to run on multiple platforms then someone else will do it for them.

  4. Adam Christianson | Dec 08 2009 - 10:14

    I don’t think I’m off. The first episode of the Maccast went out on 12/13/2004. In a few more days it will be 12/13/2009. By my math that’s 5 years. No?

  5. mike fanelli | Dec 10 2009 - 09:40

    The comments about Flash eating up battery life… Don’t believe it! I have a MacBook Pro 13″ and the batteries are stunningly bad even when no browser is used. The Activity Monitor show minimal activity, yet the batteries, at best, last 3 hours or so. My older white MacBook lasts much longer.

    When I need to run in an environment where battery power is a must, I go with the older MacBook. The MacBook Pro is only useful for the day when plugged in. Apple really has to find a way to bring back user-replaceable battery packs in these newer models.

  6. Adam Christianson | Dec 27 2009 - 10:18

    I see what happened now. I said in this episode that the first Maccast was on December 13th, 2005. That IS wrong. It was December 13th, 2004 which would make it 5 years. Sorry for the confusion.