MacCast 07.21.2005
wedge Opening

wedge Opening Music

* Music is Say Anything by Manda and the Marbles

wedge News

wedge More video iPod speculation

* Business 2.0 reports having an internal email from Disney in which they say Steve Jobs has been looking to license video content. This could include content from ESPN or ABC too.

* I am beginning to enjoy video casts in iTunes, including Diggnation and Command-N

wedge Motorola media event may finally unveil iTunes phone

* Monday will host a media event as part of its Annual Financial Analyst Meeting to introduce some of the company's latest products. The July 25th event is where Motorola will unveil "what's wow and what's now," .

* Could this mean we finally see the iTunes ROKR phone?

* Rumors that Steve Jobs may make an appearance, possibly via satellite like last year.

wedge Apple planning clearance of old inventory via

* After successfully clearing old 60GB iPods, Apple plans to use again to liquidate old stock of "finished goods" stock of Mac minis, first generation iMac G5s and Power Mac G5 desktops.

* Ship times on Minis on have slipped from 5-7 days which sometimes has indicated a product refresh.

wedge Apple offers storage upgrade for .Mac and limits bandwidth

* Bandwidth now limited to 3GB of transfer per month

* Can upgrade to 1GB of storage and 10GB of transfer for $49.95/year

wedge Windows worm masquerades as iTunes download

* The "WORM_OPANKI.Y" worm spreads via AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) by sending a message to users that prompts a download of a so-called picture file. Once downloaded, the application appears as the iTunes download.

* Opens a connection to IRC channels and begins downloading and installing adware

wedge Feedback, Comments and Commentary

wedge Stuffit no longer included with OS X

* Listener Alex was having issue opening the Windows Media Player install which is in Stuffit format (.sitx)

* Tiger asks which program to use or tries to use Disk utility

* Download Stuffit Expander for free from Allume.
Stuffit Expander from Allume
wedge Talk about "Proof of Purchase" coupons

* DJBRX wanted to know what these are for.

wedge Birthday reminders on Mac

* Listener Zack was looking for an offline solution to use on his Mac

* You can use ical and address book. In address book make sure your
contacts have birthdays entered. Then in iCal go to the preferences
and in the General tab check the box that says "Show birthday

* You can also create a special "Birthdays" calendar in iCal. Add each birthday as an all day event and then set up alerts, including email notifications.

* Many apps available on VersionTracker
Versiontracker Birthday Apps
wedge Airport Express and Extreme questions

* Question from Brent. Will express work with 3rd party base stations? Will it work with All in one printer (Epson Stylus CX3200)

* Unofficial compatibility list, the Epson CX3200 only supports printing

* The iFelix unofficial Airport Extreme and Airport Express Printer Compatibility List
iFelix List
wedge Tip: Changing finder toolbar views

* Listener Alex noted that holding down the Apple(command) key + clicking the little silver toolbar "chicklet" in the upper right of the toolbar window will cycle through the different view options. i.e. Icons+Text, Icons only, Text only, etc.

* Works in other apps like Mail as well.

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