MacCast 05.21.2005
wedge Opening

wedge Opening Music

* Music is Say Anything by Manda and the Marbles

wedge News

wedge Utility available to run Dashboard Widgets under Panther

* Mesa Dynamics today released a public beta Amnesty Widget Browser
Amnesty Widget Browser .75b
* Lets you run 3rd party widgets on the desktop. Cannot run Apple's widgets.

wedge Mac OS X Server 10.4.1 Update released

* The 38.8 MB update is available through Software Update or from Apple's website.

wedge Canadian retailers concerned over Apple Store

* Worried about lost sales of as much as 10%

* The new Yorkdale store in Toronto will open at 9:30 a.m. on May 21

wedge Apple announces battery recall

* Affecting various models of it's portable line sold between October 2004 and May 2005.
Apple's batter recall page
* Models include the 12-inch iBook G4, 12-inch PowerBook G4 and 15-inch PowerBook G4.

wedge Motorola says iTunes phone is not being shunned

* The phone that support iTunes Music files, dubbed the Rokr will be available in a couple months and no major carriers have any issue supporting the phone.

* Report from the Chicago Tribune

wedge New head of AppleCare

* According to sources, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company in recent months named Bill Frederick its new Vice President of AppleCare.

* Frederick replaces former AppleCare chief, Mark Wilhelm, who was reportedly "let go" from the company back in November.

wedge Feedback, Comments and Commentary

wedge Comments on Mac Tablet

* Play comment from Ryan

wedge Spotlight indexing network drives

* Play question from Stewart

wedge Geek Alert: Indexing Network Drives—article.php
* Use at own risk. Involves using terminal and shell commands

wedge MBox fix

* Play comment from Kyle

wedge Spotlight initializations and open searches

* Stephen want's to know why "du" does not act like an initialization search and return results like Disk Utility. A feature of apps like LauchBar, Quicksilver and Butler.

* Also wants to know how to search all files in a date. For example all files created in the last 24 hours.

wedge Resources for Mac Developers

* Candace, who does the Nashville nobody knows podcast, her husband is the developer of an Mail archiving program called, MailSteward and now has a bug introduced with Tiger.
wedge What are good resources for Mac Developers?

* Apple Developer Site
* MacDevCenter
wedge Apple CD Exchange leaves much to be desired

* Listener Robert sent in his Tiger DVD on May 3rd and still has no CDs

* A call to Apple resulted in 45 minutes on hold and he hung up in disgust

* The exchange form says, in small type "will be shipped within 24
hours via US Mail."

* Since he was required to send in the DVD he can do nothing but wait.

wedge iLife Burning to external DVD drive

* Play comment from Jakob

* Macworld Lab Director James Galbraith created a movie in iDVD 5, saved it as a disc image, and then used Toast 6 to successfully burn the image to a blank DVD using a LaCie FireWire DVD burner.

wedge DVD Backup Tiger Issues

* Play comment from Aaron

* DVD Backup Software
DVD Backup Software
wedge Closing

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wedge "Show Me" by Ripped

* Official band site