Maccast 2010.11.30

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 328. iPad, the second coming. iPad sales stay strong. Apple Software Updates. Macbook Air continue to impress. Apple “locking” iPhone with torx. Macs still safe from viruses. Extra iOS 4.2.1 goodies. iOS 4.1 for Apple TV. iOS 4.3 here soon. Beatles selling well on iTunes. Apple moving into HP’s old digs. Apple still tops in satisfaction. Apple data center chief passes away. Free Find My iPhone. My experience with AirPlay. Making AirPrint work. Moving to your new Mac. I need a good iPad outliner.

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  1. Xavier W. | Dec 02 2010 - 09:40

    Hi Adam,

    On your show you asked about an Outliner program. Leo Laporte suggested on one of his iPad Today Shows, the Outliner for iPad by Carbonfin. I’ve tried it out briefly and thought it was okay. It does all the indenting for you, and costs $4.99.

    Hope you like it,


  2. Kirk | Dec 03 2010 - 08:25

    I listened to your pc for the first time today. Nice job.

    You asked for input on moving to a new Mac. Great reminder to save app receipts and activation codes. My approach is to assume that my current system is going to crash and burn in the next 30 min. So, I need to have a plan in advance. A plan that may not preserve the look and feel of the current system, but doesn’t require me to know what a library is.

    I save all my important docs and files online/in the cloud except for music, movies and pics. Those go to my time machine which is located in a closet with electrical tape over the green flashing light. That won’t save it from fire or water but will hopefully not be discovered by thiefs. On a quarterly basis I take a disk backup and haul those to my office.

    When the CFO of our household (my wife) approves a new acquisition, I load the new software and pull the doc folder, music library, and pics to the new box over the network. If everything looks good, I blow away the old time machine image for the old box and initiate it on the new. I agree with your approach for reloading apps from the box copy. This works for me because I am intentional about where I save my files and I don’t care if I lose my user preferences.

    I’m looking forward to what you find out on the iPad outliner. I spent time the other night looking for the same thing. I want a note app that converts handwriting to text and accepts gestures for lists, text formatting and highlighting.

  3. Lee | Dec 04 2010 - 07:16


    I thought someone would have answered your question about a good Outliner app, maybe they did in Twitter or something.

    I’ve been enjoying CarbonFin Outliner ( It’s available on the iPhone, iPad, and has a web synching feature.

    Hope this helps,


  4. John Stoll | Dec 04 2010 - 11:31

    Making AirPrint work
    There is another alternative to share a printer connected to a mac with OS X 10.6.5 – seen on
    This method creates a single file with a single line in /usr/share/cups/mime/
    1. Terminal commands:
    echo ‘image/urf urf (0,UNIRAST)’ > local.types
    sudo cp local.types /usr/share/cups/mime/

    2. Restart
    3. Delete printer to share
    4. Add printer to share again
    5. Share printer

    How it works: First line creates a file called ‘local.types’ with a new mime type (urf) definition. Second line copies ‘local.types’ to ‘/usr/share/cups/mime/’. You need administrator rights on mac to do this. New mime type is broadcast using bonjour after restart and re-sharing an attached printer. IOS 4.2.1 devices recognize this type as airprint capable printer. IOS device sends PDF to broadcasting mac. Mac spools & prints pdf.

  5. Glen | Dec 05 2010 - 10:34

    Great show Adam. Couple of questions on Airplay that maybe you or others can answer:

    I have gotten airplay to work fine on my iphone 4 and ipad but not on my wife’s 3gs. I have seen some references to airplay being excluded from the iphone 3g. Is this true?

    Also, I only seem to be able to stream to one device (airport express, apple tv, etc). Is there anyway to stream to more than one at one time?

    I have a second generation apple tv and it is working fine but I used to use my first generation apple tv as the hub of my household audio system – streaming to the whole house at one time. Since the new apple tv won’t stream out, I was hoping to use ios airplay for this adjusting household audio wihtout having to go into rooms where macs are. Any suggestions?

  6. Ken | Dec 13 2010 - 06:13

    I like CarbonFin Outliner because it syncronizes perfectly.