Maccast 2011.05.20 – Three Amigos

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 350. The Three Amigos are back. My good friends Victor (Typical Mac User) and Ken (Mac OS Ken) join me to discuss the 10th anniversary of Apple’s retail stores, Apple’s success in the “Post PC” era, the iCloud and Apple’s rumored Music Locker service. Plus a bunch of great Apple and Mac picks.

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  1. Bob C. | May 22 2011 - 04:51

    I second Victor’s comment about the Apple Store being family friendly. I 4 and 5 year old love beg me to go when we are at the mall. They get to play on the iMacs at the kid table. We play together for a 15 minutes and then I look around.

  2. M.H. | May 23 2011 - 06:51

    I was listening to the conversation about the HP TouchPad vs. the iPad, and some points about WebOS. I recently upgraded a WebOS phone (Verizon’s Palm Pixi Plus) to an iOS phone (Verizon’s white iPhone 4). I needed (wanted…) a new phone for hardware purposes: faster processor, better camera. I also like that there are more iOS applications available than WebOS applications, although most of my favorites are available on both. I did, however, really enjoy the multitasking on WebOS. It reminds me of expose, because you see a minimized window of all open apps when in “card view” and to bring one to the forefront you simply tap it on the screen. To end the process altogether one flicks the card upward and away. The notification system consists of a small row of icons beneath the “dock” area of the screen (similar to the bottom row of icons on iOS: they’re always there, and they are generally the most frequently used apps on the device. The gesture area (which, by the way, I find myself trying to use WebOS gestures on my iPhone; I hope that fades with time) would blink twice quickly for an email, twice slowly for a text/picture message, or remain illuminated for a missed call. I miss having an indicator light I could glance at to see if I missed anything important on my device. With the iPhone I have to physically press a button to see if there are blue pop up notifications.

    I currently own a Samsung Galaxy Tab (the company I work for offered me a fantastic deal on the tablet) but am excited for the HP TouchPad for its hardware and OS features. I hesitate to purchase WebOS devices now and going forward due to the small number of available applications.

    Just wanted to toss in my 2 cents on that portion of the conversation. Thanks for the awesome podcast! It’s a favorite in Stitcher and always subscribed to through iTunes.