Maccast 2014.02.16

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 477. Airplay issue on new Macs. Latest on the iWatch. What’s Apple doing with all that Sapphire glass? Lower cost Lightning on the way. 12-inch iPad might not be an iPad. Push Mac Pro GPU, but only on Windows. iTunes Radio starts international roll-out. More evidence of Apple TV update. Fix for Mavericks Mail retrieval bug. Delete and skip the Trash. Personal database for Mac. SDD upgrade instead of RAM. Converting analog to digital audio. Another Applecares success story.background.

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  1. Wilson | Feb 18 2014 - 03:40

    Thanks for rolling out a splendid podcast. You were talking about rumors of a 12″ MacBook Pro in your latest podcast. But some of the other rumors were talking about a 12″ MacBook Air. Which is it? Will the Air finally get a Retina display or will we see a Pro downsizing to 12″?

  2. Bill | Feb 18 2014 - 07:20


    One free database that wasn’t mentioned was the Access compatible DB in Libre Office.
    I believe a DB also available in Open Office. It may be over-kill for modest needs but it is free and scalable. A plus is that there is a lot of Access information and help out there.

    Thanks for the great podcast.

    Bill from Bowling Green Kentucky.

  3. Forrest Tanaka | Feb 22 2014 - 06:48

    Adam, you mentioned someone with tech chops building a MySQL database for club membership. As an alternative, I built a WordPress-driven website for a non-profit that had a membership database, and I used the WP-Members plugin to track their members. You can define what data on each member you want, it puts a registration form on the site so people can register themselves, it puts up pages where members can reset their password or change their personal information, you can put a page template together to display member information, and you can import CSV files of member information. It has worked really well for them over the past year.