Maccast Members 033 – Feedbackpalooza

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Maccast Members, Podcast

Maccast Members

A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 033. Been getting a lot of great feedback and questions from you all. In this episode we will cover some of your recent comments, questions, and feedback.

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  1. Larry Soller | Aug 14 2010 - 02:38

    Good afternoon Adam,

    Last week I had a dreadful time connecting to my local network on my itouch. Even though my wife’s itouch and her laptop or both connecting, the device kept asking for my password. I tried many different combinations but obviously I didn’t find the right one until after spending a lot ofof time with technical support,

    The solution, was found in the airport express utility page under base station and the item entitled “equivalent network password.” There, there was typed out the password that was needed for me to logon wirelessly via my itouch.

    If anyone else has this problem start the Airport utility, go under base station and look for equivalent network password.

    Based on your last podcast I attempted to remove unnecessary iTunes backup but was unable to follow your procedure online because under pictures, there was no iTunes library listed in my Mac Mini.

    Thanks for the great work and excellent advice. Larry

  2. Adam Christianson | Aug 15 2010 - 10:34

    I think you may be mixing up a few tips I gave out recently. One was clearing up the iPhoto iPod Cache files and the other was clearing out old iTunes backups of your previous and older devices. I think you are referring to the iPod backups of older devices. Those are found in ~/Library/Application Support/Mobile Sync/Backup. The folders themselves are names with a cryptic hash, so you probably have to sort by Date Modified to figure out which ones are old. Also, be EXTREMELY careful. Deleting the wrong one could mean deleting a current backup. I would completely backup the entire Mobile Sync/Backup folder before removing anything that is in there.

    If you did mean the iPod Cache file then that is actually inside ~/Pictures/iPhoto Library. You’ll need to Control+click on the iPhoto Library file and choose “Show Package Contents”. Then you should see the ‘iPod Photo Cache’ folder.

  3. Bob C | Oct 16 2010 - 10:08

    I just listened to this episode, and you said “finger ninja”. That’s a killer term for advanced keyboard shortcutting. I’m going to use that from now on.

    I found the Dictionary shortcuts from the caller cmd+ctrl+d while hovering the pointer over a word (also letting up on d to go over other words) to great and faster than highlighting the word + ctrl click.

    Thanks for coving this topic.