MacCast 01.28.2005
wedge Opening

wedge Say Anything by Manda and the Marbles
Say Anything - Manda and the Marbles
wedge News

wedge Retailers hopping on Apple bandwagon

* Best Buy to sell Mac Mini

* RUMOR: Wal Mart selling the iPod Shuffle

wedge ITunes Pepsi Bottles already Appearing

* 3 days early

* Tilt trick still works.

wedge Mac Media Center Project—macmediacenter
* The Project aim is to turn the Mac mini into a Mac Media Center.

* This projects plans to develop a free Media Center application for the Apple Macintosh.

wedge Apple Relases iMovie HD 5.0.1

* iMovie HD 5.0.1 addresses issues related to video and audio synchronization for DV projects and other minor issues.

wedge More Fuel to PowerBook G5 Rumors

* In the HTML source code on the Apple powerbook page there was a reference for a hidden marketing graphic (1 x 1 pixel gif) that contained the words powerbook_g5

* 1 hour after the story broke the image tag was changed to powerbook_g4

* Also the French Apple site of the Studio 17 flat panel display says in the requirements section of the tech specs that it needs a PowerBook G5 with a DVI connector.—asd17
wedge Thoughts, Comments, Emails and Feedback

wedge Margins on Apple Hardware

* Listener Paul says, "... believe it or not. Margins on Apple hardware for resellers are well under 5% (2-3% according to retailers on the forums)"

wedge iPod Shuffle blocks adjacent USB ports on iBook and PowerBooks

* Listener Tim comments
wedge Macs and VNC (Virtual Network Computing)—vnc.html
* Red Stone Software OSXvnc 1.4

* As listener Jwahar points out you can run a mini "headless" using VNC

wedge Guy with PocketPC using VNC to access Mac in Vienna

* WIRED Article on Austrian Mac consultant Teddy The Bear—0,2125,66292,00.html
* Fujitsu Siemens handheld. Pocket Loox 720 with PocketPC and VNC

* Costs about $700 but is not available in the United States

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