MacCast 04.06.2006 - Show #130
V Opening
V Opening Music
* Music is Say Anything by Manda and the Marbles
V News
V Apple releases official Windows Xp Bootloader
* Boot Camp for Intel Macs. Lets you install Windows Xp and eventually Vista on your Intel Mac.
Apple Boot Camp
* Public Beta is available now and it will be included in Mac OS X, Leopard (10.5).
* Boot Camp burns a CD with all the Mac-specific drivers for Windows including Graphics, Networking, Audio, AirPort wireless, Bluetooth,The Eject key (on Apple keyboards) and Brightness control for built-in displays
* Play review from Johnathan (~7:00 mins)
* My thoughts and opinions.
* Early reports are that performance is awesome and may even be faster than current PCs
* MacCast Boot Camp Mac Mini
V Jobs April Fools? MacBook Rumors still linger
V Many are saying Steve eluded to something at the end of his MacWorld keynote and that it may have been his BIG April fools joke on us all.
* What a way to get back at all the rumor sites, generate a buzz and the let it deflate big time.
* What Steve really said, "I don't know what we are going to do for it, but since we may not see many of you before then I just wanted to point it out. 30 years making the best personal computers in the world."
* Rumors of Intel MacBook by June are still going strong.
* Taiwan's Asustek Computer has supposedly just won a bid for an initial run of around 1.2 million "iBook" computers with Intel processors and 13.3-inch LCDs.
V OS 10.4.6 Update released
* Several fixes for PowerPC and Intel based Macs. Networking, Bluetooth, iSync, etc.
V Some Apple pre-install warnings
* If you use iSync, you should perform a full sync with your devices before installing this update.
* Will restart twice on PowerPC
* Backup and repair permissions before install.
V Secret MacBook Pro Revision
V DailyTech is reporting that Apple quietly released a new revision (revision D) of the MacBook Pro to address some issues
DailyTech MacBook Revisons
* AirPort does not automatically rejoin a preferred network after waking up from sleep mode.
* AirPort would drop down to nearly 1 block randomly once in a while.
* At the lowest screen brightness setting (one block), the LCD's backlight flickers noticeably.
* Heat issues.
V New revision can be identified by serial number
* Serial numbers starting with W8611: revision D
Serial numbers starting with W8610: revision C
* Anyone whose MacBook becomes too hot to handle should bring it in to Apple be replaced.
V Apple promoting next Chili Peppers Concert
* Apple Computer has begun promoting rock concerts as part of a partnership with Ticketmaster and Warner Bros. Records.
* Pre-order the Red Hot Chili Peppers new album “Stadium Arcadium” ($19.90 USD, owch) on iTunes and get a code to be able to buy concert tickets on on May 9th. 4 days before they go on sale to the rest of the public on May 13th.
* You get a single now and are entered to win a limited edition 60 GB iPod with the bands signatures on the back. The album will be automatically downloaded when it is released on May 9th.
* Dave Matthews Band catalog is now on iTunes.
V Apple Store Southlake Texas Opening
* The grand opening of Apple's retail store at the Southlake Town Square in Southlake, Texas, will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 8.
V Feedback, Comments and Commentary
V Tip: Full Keyboard Access
* "Control-F1" = Turn on Full Keyboard Access
When Full Keyboard Access is turned on, you can use the key combinations listed in the table below from the Finder.
* "Control-F2" = Full Keyboard Access Highlight Menu
V "Control-F3" = Full Keyboard Access Highlight Dock
* Hold option key and press arrows to arrange items in the dock.
* "Control-F4" = Full Keyboard Access Highlight Window (active) or next window behind it
* "Control-F5" = Full Keyboard Access Highlight Toolbar
* "Control-F6" = Full Keyboard Access Highlight Utility window (palette)
* "Control-F8"=Scroll through right side menu bar.
V Finder window
* "Command-W" = Close Window
* "Option-Command-W" = Close all Windows
* "Command-Right Arrow" = Expand folder (list view)
* "Option-Command-Right Arrow" = Expand folder and nested subfolders (list view)
* "Command-Left Arrow" = Collapse Folder (list view)
* "Option-Command-Up Arrow" = Open parent folder and close current window
* MacCast Forum Thread on shortcuts
Forum Shortcut Thread
V Connecting audio devices to your Mac
* Play comment from "Chips"
* Mic vs. Line-in sources
V Microphones
* Griffin iMic
Griffin iMic
* Edirol UA-1EX ($99 USD). Up to 24bit/96kHz audio quality and S/PDIF optical in and out ports
Edirol UA-1EX
V Guitars, XLR Mics and MIDI Interfaces
* M-Audio Fast Track USB ($129.00) or Mobile Pre ($179.00 USD). Have guitar and XLR Mic inputs
* Keystation MIDI Keyboards or USB MIDI interfaces
V Mixers
* Alesis Multimix USB 8 ($149.00 USD)
Alesis Mixer
* Behringer Eurorack UB802 ($65.00 USD)
Behringer Mixer
* Sweetwater Music Technology
V Watching video with AirTunes followup
* Listner Kevin says you can use AirTunes and Video Lan Client, which has a feature where you can delay the audio
* Under General Settings-- Audio-- Advanced
Options. You will need to play with it to get the sync right and I am not positive it will stay in sync for a full 2 hour movie, but it's worth a shot.
V Closing
V Visit the website
* Show notes.
V Keep emails coming. More audio comments
V 206-222-2788 (20-MACCAST-8)
* MacCast Forum
V "Rock Star" by Outlaw Cinema
* From band member Jason
* Artist's site