MacCast 05.16.2005
wedge Opening

wedge Opening Music

* Music is Say Anything by Manda and the Marbles

wedge News

wedge First Tiger update released

* OS 10.4.1 update released via Software Update

wedge Enhancements include:

* file sharing using AFP and SMB/CIFS network file services
using DHCP in wireless networks
user login when accessing LDAP and Active Directory servers
core graphics including updated ATI and NVIDIA graphics drivers
synchronization with .Mac
Address Book, iCal, Font Book, Mail, and Preview applications
Dashboard widgets: Address Book, Flight Tracker, Phone Book, and World Clock
creating and burning disk images using Disk Utility
compatibility with third party applications and devices

* Update does not fix widget vulnerability. Safari does warn that the .wdgt file is an application.

wedge Second manufacturer now making iPods

* Portal Player confirms in it's quarterly filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that a second unnamed company is now producing iPods

* Taiwanese contract manufacturers Inventec are the current manufacturer of hard drive based iPods.

wedge Another new iPod commercial launched during SNL

* Last week the Gorillaz rollerskating

* This week breakdancing to Technologic by Daft Punk. This one is called Pop-Luck.

* Ad is posted on Apple's web site—poplock
wedge Apple wins Tiger Direct lawsuit

* Tiger Direct was seeking an injunction against Apple alleged the promotion and news coverage of Tiger caused their search engine rankings to drop costing them business.

* A Florida Judge ruled last week that granting an injunction would do more harm to Apple than Apple's use of the Tiger name could potentially do to Tiger Directs business.

wedge Apple officially announces 1st Canadian Apple Store

* Apple has announced the opening of Canada's first Apple Store at Yorkdale Mall in Toronto.

* Store will open Saturday May 21st at 9:00 AM. The first 1,500 people will get free Apple t-shirts.

wedge Feedback, Comments and Commentary

wedge MacCast forum spam

* Explain phpBB hack and spam issue

wedge 10 Top Reasons to Switch Contest

* Ask if we can change the contest to pick a name at random

wedge The MacGathering

* Give a summary of the event

wedge Safe email for kids

* Brian wanted a way to monitor and approve incoming email for his children

* Can do it using OS X Tiger's new parental controls. Accessed from the accounts system preference.

* Safe list defines who children can email with. All other mail is routed to an administrator account for approval.

wedge Why Switch to Mac?

* Play promo from Fusion Podcast

* If you want your computer to work for you rather than you working for you computer.

wedge What is Jabber?

* From Stephen, what is jabber, how do I get a jabber screen name, why would I want to, etc.

* Jabber is an open source chat application and anyone can install and run the server app.

wedge The server also has the capability to interface with other chat systems.

* set up iChat to MSN via Jabber—ichat-to-msn-through-jabber
wedge You need to download a jabber client to set up a jabber account.

* List of available Jabber clients—clients.shtml
wedge Closing

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wedge "Burn in Hollywood" by Awe Persona

* Submitted by listener Scott, they are a band from Idaho and the bass player is a Mac user.
* Official band site