MacCast 06.18.2005
wedge Opening

wedge Opening Music

* Music is Say Anything by Manda and the Marbles

wedge News

wedge Intel OS X on P2P networks a hoax

* Several reports that this is a fake

* If you find the download and open it in a HEX editor it just says GNAA over and over again.

* GNAA is the name of an Internet troll organization.

* According to Wikipedia an Internet troll is, "...a person who makes inflammatory or hostile comments, which by effect or design cause disruptions in discourse, or a post made by such a person"—Internet_troll
wedge New Apple ads in the works

* Errol Morris, who shot the original Apple Switch ads in 2002, said in an interview he currently working on new ads for Apple

* Rumors have been around that Apple is preparing a new series of Apple focused ads.

* A MacCast listener claimed to be approached at and Apple Store and flown to LA to participate

* New ad feature an "Ames Room". Which uses forced perspective to create an optical illusion.

wedge Unreal Tournament successfully ported to Intel based Mac

* Ryan C. Gordon, the programmer who brought Unreal Tournament 2004 to the Macintosh reported success getting the game to run on an Intel-based Mac at last week’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).

* Apple had a lab to help developers work with their code. He was able to get it working even though it was a bit more difficult than expected.

* Claims there is more work to do, but said “… the exact day Intel-Macs hit the retail stores, I fully expect to ship a patch to support these machines.”

wedge Apple drops single processor PowerMac

* As of Wednesday Apple no longer sells the single processor 1.8 GHz PowerMac

* Replaced by the dual 2.0 GHz model at the same price, $1,999.00 USD

* The other models are the dual 2.3 ($2,499.00 USD) and the dual 2.7 ($2,999.00 USD)

wedge Apple attempts to trademark "Mactel"

* is reporting that Apple filed for a trademark on the term "Mactel"

* Also applied for "Jam Box" and in January "iPod Socks" and "Voiceover".

wedge Could Apple "Numbers" round out office suite?

* Also earlier this month AppleInsider is reporting Apple filed for a trademark on "Numbers"

* No confirmation, but the logical assumption is this a a spreadsheet app to fill out the iWork suite which has not sold well.

wedge Intel tech may make next gen Macs three headed monsters

* Virtualization technology built into the next Intel chips will allow the machines to be partitioned to run different types of software or operating systems at the same time.

* The desktop Pentium 4 chips will sport built-in virtualization this year and the Pentium Ms will gain it in 2006.

* There is no reason the machines couldn't run Windows or Linux and all of the associated applications on top of Mac OS X.

wedge Dell would be interested in OS X if available

* Michael Dell wrote in an email, "If Apple decides to open the Mac OS to others, we would be happy to offer it to our customers,"

wedge Hack makes any cel phone an iTunes phone

* DittyMac uses a hodge podge of technology to allow iTunes tracks to play on your phone.—index.php
* Mail, Automator, AppleScript, Skype (with Skype out) and iTunes.

wedge Developer claims success in running OS X on TabletPC

* Charles Alexander claims to have the installed the Developer Transition Kit Intel version OS X on his Toshiba Protege M200 Tablet PC.

* Made claims on Most likely a hoax.—topic.asp
wedge WebObject now free. Built-in to XCode 2.1

* Technology used to run ecommerce and enterprise applications including the iTunes Music store.

* WebObjects is a powerful Java-based application-server and builder for Web publishing and internal application building

* Up until May 2000 the software cost $50,000.

wedge Apple Store to open in Grand Rapids

* Apple will be opening a new retail store in Grand Rapids, Michigan on June 25.

* Apple Store Woodland's grand opening begins at 10:00 am and the first 1000 people to visit the store will receive a free Apple t-shirt.

wedge OS 10.4.2 expected soon. iTunes 4.9 ahead of schedule

* Rumor sites reporting it looks like OS 10.4.2 may be out in the next week or so.

* Reports that iTunes 4.9 is up to 3 weeks ahead of schedule and may be released as early as the end of June or early July

wedge iPod fit for a Queen

* Reports from British tabloids are saying the Queen is the proud owner of a new 6GB Silver iPod Mini.

* Reports suggest Prince Andrew was somehow behind the purchase.

wedge iPod Linux waddles on

* iPod Linux project continues to churn out updates. This time adding basic image viewing capabilities along with high quality audio recording and basic video playback.
* Plus it dual boots so you can easily go from one OS to the other.

* Currently support first, second and third generation iPods

wedge Feedback, Comments and Commentary

wedge MacCast mention on IT Conversations

* Rob Greenlee, host of Web Talk, spoke with Tod Maffin, host of the National Technology Column on CBC Radio (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation).

* Tod said some really nice things about the MacCast

* Play segment

wedge Differences in the two 15"PowerBook models

* Play question from Jason

wedge Check of Apple's specs yields nothing

* 1.5GHz PowerPC G4 processor with Velocity Engine, 512K SRAM on-chip L2 cache, 167MHz system bus

* 1.67GHz PowerPC G4 processor with Velocity Engine, 512K SRAM on-chip L2 cache, 167MHz system bus

* SuperDrive and BTO option for 128MB RAM with the 1.67

* BareFeats web site
wedge Use Activity Viewer to find rouge apps and increase performance

* Play tip from Simon

wedge Bluetooth headset responses

* Play recommendation from Alexander

* Play comment from "Q"

* Jimmy recommends a MacDevCenter article that thoroughly covers the topic—bluetooth.html
wedge Apple PC filesharing not working for Administrator account

* Play question from David

* Play answer from David

wedge More Intel switch questions

* Play questions from Balazs

wedge Closing

wedge Podcast Awards Nominations Open

* Put in nominations for all your favorite podcasts at the web site
wedge I need a Podshow promo

* Play promo from Tom

* Record your promo 30-60 seconds and send it to me as a high quality 160Kbps or better MP3 or 128Kbps or better AAC

* If I like it I'll submit it to Podshow and if Curry plays it you'll get a MacCast T-shirt and coffee mug.

wedge Upcoming discussion with Adrian from Apple Log

* In the next few days I will be releasing a two part recording of a discussion with Adrian Bacon of the Apple, Linux and Windows Log
Apple Log
* We discuss Apple's future with Intel based Macs and Adrian offers a lot of technical insight from a PC Geeks perspective.

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wedge "Dear Mom and Dad" by The Real You

* Another reommendation from Tyson

* Band from San Diego and this track is from their upcoming relase due out this month.

* Band web site