Maccast 2010.09.19

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 318. What’s next for iDevices and iOS. AirPrint for iOS coming with 4.2. FaceTime coming to desktops. Intel’s next gen chips announced. Mac sales continue to rise. Gaming on iOS is big. iPhone makes big gains in Europe. Apple Express Lane Support. iPhone 4 free bumper program ends soon. Newspaper subscription plans for iPad. Pro App Update 2010-02. 2G Apple TV may be iOS after all. 27″ LED Cinema Display now available. Search inside package contents. Speed dialing on the iPhone. Managing external storage options. Loving our Macs too much. I’ll be at the Mac Computer Expo 2010 in October.

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EOL: Light Painting with the iPad (via TUAW)

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  1. George from Tulsa | Sep 20 2010 - 06:33

    External Storage? If I heard correctly, the question was from a guy who has a Mac Pro, stuffed with four hard drives.

    He wanted to know about NAS. I have a NAS, WD World Book, connects to gigabit ethernet as a gigabit device. I timed it. The throughput to the drive is the SAME (within nanoseconds) as throughput to a cheap USB hard drive connected to the USB port on my Apple Airport Extreme. In short, at least that NAS drive is a loser.

    Here’s what I would suggest for someone wanting to greatly increase storage, if that someone had a Mac Pro. Buy a USB 3.0 card. Buy a USB 3.0 drive dock from OWC or elsewhere. Buy two 3.0 drive docks! Buy two fast SATA drives. Copy back and forth. You will have the fastest storage possible, and be “future proofed” as USB 3.0 begins to replace 2.0 and also FW 800, unless the possible big bump to FW comes soon.

  2. Bob C | Sep 23 2010 - 11:14

    Thanks for suggesting that we use quality hard drive enclosures. That helped me isolate the problem with my Time Machine backup drive always going offline.