MacCast 04.15.2005
wedge Opening

wedge Opening Music

* Music is Say Anything by Manda and the Marbles

wedge News

wedge Java and JavaScript issues in OS 10.3.9 effect some users

* After updating to Mac OS X 10.3.9, some systems may have issues with Java applications and Java-enabled websites when using Safari.

* Apple Computer acknowledged the problem late on Monday and posted a workaround to its Web site
10.3.9 Java Workaround
* Apple said the problem can be fixed by reinstalling two earlier security patches: Java 1.4.2 Update 2 and Security Update 2005-002

wedge Safari has performance boost in 10.3.9

* According to the developer pages load 35% faster in new version.

wedge Adobe to acquire Macromedia

* All stock buyout valued at $3.4 billion

* Subject to approval of both board of directors and the government

* No details on fate of the products

wedge Apple Updates 20GB iPod Packaging

* Brings it inline to match the new iPod Photo packaging

* Black box with silver writing. 20GB iPod without 'Photo'

* No longer has silhouettes and replaces them with image of the iPod.

wedge Nine Inch Nails, 'The Hand that Feeds'

* Trent Reznor released Nine Inch Nails' new single, The Hand That Feeds, as a 70MB stuffed DMG file containing the entire song in Garageband format.—current
* Let's your play with, remix, change tempo, etc with his music.

wedge Tiger GOLD master leaked

* The 2.5 GB disk image of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger build 8A428 started showing up on file sharing networks

wedge Whats not in new G5 PowerMacs

* Internal expansion slots will remain the same. No PCI-X 2.0 or PCI Express slots.

* Sources have indicated that the speed-bumped Power Mac G5 system will not feature SuperDrives with Blu-Ray support, and currently indications suggest that the towers will continue to use the single-core PowerPC 970FX processor.

wedge Apple announces FinalCut Studio Pro Suite, Shake 4

* Includes updated versions of Final Cut Pro, Motion and DVD Studio Pro and a new app, Soundtrack Pro.

* Suite will sell for $1299 USD, FinalCut Pro users can upgrade for $699 USD and Production Suite owners can upgrade for $499 USD

* All products will also be available separately

* Shake 4 was also announced.

wedge Thoughts, Comments, Emails and Feedback

wedge Special Report: Scanning 35mm Negatives and Slides #4

* From listener Ara. 4 Part report on his experience converting photos and slides to digital. (3:15)

* Check out Ara's HDTV Podcast at
wedge NiceCast Review

* Chris from Insanely Great Apps (3:13)
* NiceCast from Rogue Amoeba
wedge Cracked iPod Screens

* Listener 4th Gen iPod screen cracked

* Apple wants $250.00 to repair

* I found this site which offers replacement for $160 USD
wedge Darrell's Guide for New Mac Geeks #4

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