Maccast 2010.05.10

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 301. FTC and DOJ reportedly keeping eyes on Apple. iPad goes (even more) International. The iPad is a cannibal? Flash Bashing is the new geek sport. Apple scolds Ellen for iPhone parody. Rumors of a new Macbook Air. MakeMKV for ripping BluRay. Feedback on my Apple marketshare commentary. Cleaning out login items. 128kbps iTunes Sync issue and fix. Safeguard notebook data in case of theft.

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New music, Yellow, The Color of Friendship by ” by James in Color

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  1. Forrest Tanaka | May 11 2010 - 06:40

    Hey, Adam; really enjoyed this show as always. I had a question about the Ellen Degeneres story. I unsuccessfully tried to find out who at Apple complained about her joke ad (through the great journalistic effort of Googling), and wondered where you heard it was Apple’s marketing department that complained. Ellen only said it was “Apple” on her show. The reason I felt curious was that I found it hard to believe Apple officially complained, but did find it believable that some individual at Apple didn’t like it and sent a personal complaint, and Ellen then attributed to “Apple.”

  2. Adam Christianson | May 11 2010 - 06:16

    My pointing fingers at Apple’s marketing department as the source of the complaint was an educated guess based on my own experience and knowledge of their actions in other similar situations. They typically would be the ones making this kind of request. That said, you are completely right. I didn’t have any evidence, in this case, that it was Apple’s marketing team that made the request. I shouldn’t have given the impression that I did without proof. In just knowing how Apple operates (again from experience) I think it’s safe to assume the Ellen show received the request for a retraction from Apple corporate. It may have been one individual internally who noticed the spoof and reported it to Apple, but it’s not likely that only one individual acting alone triggered the apology on Ellen’s show. To be clear this time, I’m only speculating.

  3. Robert Hazelrigg | May 11 2010 - 08:24

    I use UNDERCOVER as a safeguard for a stolen mac, I add a guests account and install Undercover ( I add the guest account without a password so the thief can use the mac without erasing the HD. If they can continue to use the Mac your odds of catching them using Undercover are much better.

  4. Adam Christianson | May 11 2010 - 08:12

    That’s a great tip Robert, I hadn’t considered that.

  5. Chris | May 12 2010 - 07:35

    Loved the “new music” this week. Always look forward to your selection at the end of the show — a great tradition.