MacCast 08.03.2005
wedge Opening

wedge Opening Music

* Music is Say Anything by Manda and the Marbles

wedge News

wedge Apple releases the Mighty Mouse

* Finally an Apple mouse with a right button, well sort of. Still a single button, but can detect which side of the mouse was pressed.—mightymouse
* Actually has 5 buttons, plus a unique scroll ball

wedge HP discontinues iPod sales

* HP will stop selling iPods by the end of September.

* HP-branded iPods make up about 5 percent of the total sales

* As part of their agreement with Apple, they will be unable to produce their own portable music product until August 2006.

wedge Apple using DRM to prevent OS X Intel on non-Apple hardware

* Apple has applied the Trusted Computing Platform Alliance (TCPA) DRM technology using an Infineon 1.1 chip to prevent installation on non Apple Boxes.

* Controversial technology, may remember Microsoft Palladium from a few years ago. Basically can prevent certain parts of the software from running unless authorized.

* Trusted Computing Platform Alliance FAQ—tcpa-faq-en.html
wedge Mac OS 10.4.3 seeded to developers

* Apple sent out the first copies of 10.4.3 update

* Significant enhancements include better handling of corrupt fonts and a new kernel (8.3.0 from 8.2.0)

wedge Correction and Addition on new iBooks

wedge ATI 9550 Graphics card WILL support Core Image.

* Scrolling trackpad and velocity sensor drop protection

wedge Feeder 1.2 with iTunes Support

wedge If you are a podcaster using Macs you need this.
* Support for iTunes podcasting tags, including an iTunes preview.

* Also need it if you deal a lot with manually generating RSS feeds.

* Beat $30 bucks you'll ever spend.

wedge Judge stops Georgia schools purchase of 63,000 iBooks

* Apple announced a tentative deal with the Cobb County School District in Georgia for iBooks for each teacher, middle and high school student

* The deal was approved by the school board, but opposed after voter alleged they were not properly informed that a 1% increase in sales tax would go to help fund the purchases.

* A judge agreed and has stopped the purchase. The school board may appeal the ruling, but it is unlikely.

wedge Received great feedback on different iBooks school programs and most students/ teachers say pretty positive things about them.

* Play comment from Eric

wedge More Retail store opening this weekend

* Apple Store Pentagon City, in Arlington Virginia

* Apple Store South Shore in Braintree, Massachusetts

* 2nd Apple store in Tokyo, Japan in the Shibuya District

wedge Apple expands iPod Trademark to include video

* the trademark used to include “portable and handheld digital electronic devices for recording, organizing, transmitting, manipulating, and reviewing text, data, and audio files."

* Now the trademark reads "portable and handheld digital electronic devices for recording, organizing, transmitting, manipulating, and reviewing text, data, audio, image, and video files.”

wedge Feedback, Comments and Commentary

wedge More Follow-up on iPod -36 error

* Play comment from Jerry

* Seems like cables and ports can also cause issues. Try connecting to a different port (specifically the back and not front ports), or directly to the computer not via a hub.

* Try switching from Firewire to USB or vice versa.

* Having an iSight and the iPod plugged in at the same time may cause -36 error

wedge Macs in business environments

* Many recent articles about Mac making end roads into the business environment

* Some are citing Apple's Intel announcement as being helpful. The biggest challenge is psychological

wedge Some great stories on

* Jamie Daniel, CEO of Blade Technology, LLC switched after borrowing a PowerBook and trying to trash it. He couldn't.
* Albert DiPadova of Due Maternity founded a successful business based on Mac. Started in Santa Barbara and has grown with 3 more retail locations and an online business.
wedge Restrictive software authentication schemes

* Listener Richard is having issue with Adobe CS's new authentication process.

* After having to do a reformat and install, he can no longer install Photoshop CS as he has reached the 2 install limit. Now needs to contact them by phone, but it must be between 9:00 AM and 5:30 PM and he must be at his computer.

* We are now having to inconvenience those who purchase software legally to fight the pirates.

wedge How to uninstall Mac applications

* Recent switcher Joushua was thinking just deleting was too easy and wondering if Macs had uninstallers like PCs

* Some apps do have uninstallers, usually found by re-running the installer

* Most you just trash. You can see all an applications files by command-clicking (right-clicking) and selecting 'Show Package Contents'

* May also want to trash the preference file (plist). A small XML file found in the ~/Library/Preferences folder

wedge Strange tales of iTunes, converting tapes to CD

* Play story from Charlie

wedge More listener contributed content please

* Audio reviews, commentary, etc

* Any writers please submit editorials, reviews, stories, etc.

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