Maccast 2015.05.31

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 527. New iMac config and 15-inch Macbook Pro update. Apple Watch Updates and SDK. Appleā€™s Live TV service plans. iOS 9 with more HomeKit. Transit coming to Apple Maps. Jony Ive now “Chief Design Officer”. mDNSresponder to save us from discoveryd. Color shift in Photos migrated from iPhoto. Unicode bug and crash iOS. Add Digital time to analog Apple Watch face. Throttle a stuck Apple Watch install. When Accessibility Attacks.

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  1. Chris R. | Jun 01 2015 - 06:32


    I really appreciate your weekly podcast, they are very informative and help make my commute to work more bearable.
    Since you sometimes answer questions from listeners, I wanted to submit one.
    I have a Zyxel NSA221 NAS on my home network which is mostly used to store media. I access the NSA via SMB from multiple Mac and Windows machines. This has worked for years, however, when I received a 13″ Late 2012 or Early 2013 Retina MacBook Pro that originally came with Mountain Lion and was immediately upgraded to Mavericks I was not able to connect to the NAS. Same after the Yosemite upgrade.
    On my Late 2012 Mac mini which also came with Mountain Lion and was connected to the NAS for years it works great including after upgrading to Mavericks and recently to Yosemite.
    There are several threads online about Apple ‘breaking’ SMB with Mavericks and some workarounds but I would rather not install some non-Apple patches to make this work.
    I have read that using the cifs:// command would force Mac OS to use the older SMB protocol instead of SMB2 but that doesn’t work either.
    My MBP just won’t see the NAS while the Mac mini can see it on the same network and connection to it.
    Any advice ?