Maccast 2010.05.15

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 302. iPad supply feels the global crunch. Apple working on iPad Wi-Fi fix. Apple’s new “What Is iPad” Ad. CSI: Cupertino, documents unsealed. 4G iPhone rumors continue to flow. Mobile Me updates in the works. Mac sales up with new Macbook Pros. Homeland Security warns of Safari Exploit. Follow-up PGP Whole Disk Encryption. Auto BCC from per Account. Playing audiobooks and podcasts in double speed. Interview with the Photo Booth Guy. Manage iPhone Photos without iPhoto. Using old scanners in Snow Leopard. Winners of the Maccast TextPlus Wi-Fi Challenge.

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New music, Soft Rocked By Me by Jonathan Coulton

EOL: Load your Apple IIe via iPad (via Panic Blog)

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  1. Ryan | May 15 2010 - 10:22

    Wow! A great packed show! Really enjoyed it :)

  2. Martin Stepka | May 16 2010 - 07:29

    Hi, I was listening to the podcast and I think I know how to play music on the QTX in different speeds. While playing, click on the >> button on the OSD to play 2x, 4x, and 8x. Clicking the other (<<) button plays music backwards. For finer control click the buttons with your alt key pressed. I hope this helps…

  3. Adam Christianson | May 16 2010 - 09:21

    That would have just been too obvious. ;) Thanks for posting that tip.

  4. Jeff Miller | May 17 2010 - 12:14

    Here is another solution for playing podcasts double speed on the Mac.

    Use VLC and press Command + to increase speed.

    I wrote an Apple Script that appears on the iTunes Script menu to play a selected podcast in VLC. This makes it much easier.

    I do hope they add this feature to the desktop version of iTunes because I got so use to it on my iPod Touch and iPad.

  5. Mike Masino | May 18 2010 - 06:02

    Hey Adam,

    Love the show, long time listener. You got me interested in Portal and I went to the Stream web site and registered and everything. But, I am unable to figure out how to play the game. Please advise.


  6. Adam Christianson | May 18 2010 - 07:34

    You need to go here: then click on the banner that says “Portal, play for free on your Mac or PC”. There is a slider to go back if it rolls off the screen.

  7. Adam Christianson | May 18 2010 - 07:08

    Actually, here is a better link:

  8. Mike Masino | May 20 2010 - 09:08

    Hi Adam,

    Thanks for the quick replay. The link you gave me was were I was, so I tried it again and this time Stream downloaded to my computer. I played it that evening for about 15 min.

    Now I am having a hard time in playing the game again. I launch Stream from my application folder, expecting to play the game, but instead it takes me to the Stream web site, where I can’t find the game. This is all very confusing. It appears that Portal did not download onto my computer, but a Stream application did. So how do I play the game again? Do I play Portal through the Steam website?


  9. Adam Christianson | May 20 2010 - 10:25

    It actually should download the Portal app. It’s a large download. Once it’s installed you’ll find it in the Applications folder in your Home directory, not the main applications folder which is confusing.