MacCast 05.09.2005
wedge Opening

wedge Opening Music

* Music is Say Anything by Manda and the Marbles

wedge News

wedge Dashboard Widgets susceptible to attack

* Developer Stephan, created a couple of widgets called, "zaptastic". They install themselves and then cannot be removed unless you know to look in the /Library/Widgets and ~/Library/Widgets folder

* One version redirects to a web browser so it cause Dashboard to exit and the widget cannot be closed, and therefore cannot be trashed without a reboot.

* The main issue is with Safari and it auto install feature for widgets.

* widgets are generally prohibited from performing destructive tasks in the system, so these hacks would mostly be annoying or "denial of service" type attacks.

* You can protect yourself by turning off the "Open "safe" files after downloading" feature in Safari's General preferences tab.

wedge Four new European iTunes Music Stores Launched

* Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.

wedge iTunes 4.8 released

* Support for video files

* Apparently you can edit tags. Plays in the album art window and adds a "full screen" button.

wedge Can buy videos along with your music. The Gorillaz, "Feel Good Inc" comes with 4 animated short videos.
the Feel Good Inc single (iTunes Link)
* Also videos with
The Antidote by Morcheeba ($9.90 for 10 songs, 1 video)
Warning Shots by Thievery Corporation ($1.98 for 1 song and 1 video)

* Note if you use "free" song credits you do not get the videos.

* Tiger users can now manage their contacts and calendar information right in iTunes instead of using iSync.

* Patches a security hole in the software. “The MPEG4 file parsing code in iTunes versions prior to 4.8 contains a buffer overflow vulnerability. Parsing a maliciously-crafted MPEG4 file could cause iTunes to terminate or potentially execute arbitrary code,”

wedge New iPod+iTunes "Skater" ad

* Debuted during SNL. Features typical silhouettes and colored backgrounds with roller-skaters and the track “Feel Good Inc” by the Gorillaz

* Available on Apple's web site—rollerskating
wedge Feedback, Comments and Commentary

wedge Chat with MSN and Yahoo users on iChat through Jabber

* Great guide for setting up iChat to allow you to chat with MSN and Yahoo Messenger users via Jabber network.—ichat-to-msn-through-jabber
* It's a brutal hack, but i guess it works.

wedge Stuffit Expander and IE not included with Tiger

* In case you hadn't noticed.

wedge Kenneth says try Camino, it's fast.

* Play comment.

* Based on Mozilla and Geko, but using Cocoa GUI libraries.
wedge iPod Shuffle review, tip and commentary

* Play clip

* iPod Shuffle Decals
wedge Kevin's FratPack Podcast
* The Frat Pack consists of Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Will Ferrell, and Owen and Luke Wilson.

wedge Closing

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wedge Someone by Charlie Don't Surf

* Official band site
* High Potency Music