MacCast 09.02.2005
V Opening
V Opening Music
* Music is Say Anything by Manda and the Marbles
V News
V Apple taking hurricane donations through iTunes
* Can donate to the Red Cross through iTunes
iTunes Hurricane Relief
* Please help if you can.
V My "Try it, you'll like it" concept becomes reality, at least for 12 hours.
* Apple launched a "Test drive a Mac Mini" exclusive online offer.
* Try a Mac Mini for 30 days and return it no questions asked. Could even get a mouse and keyboard
* Offer was removed the next day even though it was to expire October 30th
* LinkShare even offered ads to it's affiliates and then revoked them.
* If you got in while it was up the offer will be honored by Apple
* Maybe it was too popular? Accidentally activated? Apple is not saying why.
V Big stars to appear in Motorola ads for iTunes phone
* Madonna, Iggy Pop, Little Richard, Bootsy Collins, Lil' John, The White Stripes, Sleater-Kinney, Sum 41, Mya, Pussycat Dolls and Billie Joe from Green Day.
* Also look-a-likes of Beethoven, Jimi Hendrix and Biggie Small.
* The ads will reportedly show the stars crammed inside a phone booth.
* The Rokr Itunes phone is expected unveiled at a Motorola event in New York on September 7th just hours after the Apple event.
* Reports that O2 will carry the service in the UK with Cingular carrying service in the US.
* Forbes is reporting that the phone uses a 128MB TransFlash memory card and is limited via software to just 25 songs.
V New .Mac Soon?
* Apple has begun recalling all unsold boxes of .Mac from retailers
V New version will feature Backup 3 and exclusive dashboard widgets.
* Backup 3 has incremental backup and you can schedule backups to any destination. Also, backup multiple Macs to one .Mac account.
V OS 10.4.3 Update will have over 400 minor fixes
* New build just released to developers and testers
* Should be out mid to late September
V Reviews
V Review: iMojo Shuffle Sweats
* Review of iMojo Shuffle Sweats
* 2 for $18.95 USD
V Feedback, Comments and Commentary
V Tip: Silence the Volume
* Listener Saif points out that if you hold the shift key down while using the volume keys it will temporarily turn off the little "poppy" noises.
* Of course if you want it disabled all the time you can uncheck the box in the Sound System Preferences
V The CopCast promo
* If you are in law enforcement, know someone who is or just curious about it, check out the CopCast
V Take control of your Trash with Compost
* Listener recommended a trash utility called Compost
Compost Trash Utility
* Allows a lot more control over the Trash, including setting thresholds on time and size for when the trash is emptied.
V Tip: Edit multiple ID3 tags at once in iTunes
* From listener Eric
* If you select the album or artists rather than just one track, and get info you can change tags globally. iTunes will warn you.
V eMacCast Artwork Contest
* Contest has ended. Visit the forum to see entries.
Album Art Contest
* Winner's will be announced next Podcast and receive $10.00 iTunes gift certificates.
V Closing
V Visit the website
* Show notes.
V Keep emails coming. More audio comments
* Breakup multiple thoughts into separate audio comments.
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V Address
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Carlsbad, CA 92009
V "Spirit Come" by Foolish Things
* Play Me and My Mom promo and segment.
* From listener Mark who also does the Me and My Mom podcast.