MacCast 09.10.2009 - Show #278
V Opening
V Opening Music
* Music is "Say Anything" by Manda and the Marbles
* Band's MySpace page
* Their limited edition 7" is back up on There you'll also find "Angels with Dirty Faces" which has the full "Say Anything" track.
V Sponsor
V Faronics
* New version of DeepFreeze 4.5
* Snow Leopard compatible
* Protect, System, Apps, Library files, etc. during user sessions.
* User can have unrestricted access to the system, but on reboot the system is restored to it's original 'frozen' state.
* Map user accounts to an unprotected partition or a Thawspace to retain user documents, pictures, movies, bookmarks and other data between protected sessions.
* Free trial available
V News
V It's little more than iPods, but i like it
* Steve Jobs opened Apple "It's only rock and roll" 9.9.09 event.
V Buy the numbers
* 30 million iPhones sold
* 75k apps, 1.8 million DL
V iPhone OS 3.1
* Genius in iPhone App Store
* $1.29 ringtones
* Security fixes for iPhone 3GS device encryption.
* Avail Today
V iTunes 9
* 100 million accounts
V New navigation in Store, bar at top
* Quick viewing from toolbar with loading a new page
V Genius Mixes
* Plays continuously songs from your library
* Up to 12 based on your library
* Manage iPhone Apps
* Improved syncing
V Home sharing, copy content between 5 computers.
* Can auto transfer new purchases
V iTunes LP
* Extra content
* Galleries, videos, Photos, Liner Notes
V iTunes Store
V all new UI. Dropdown menus at to for sections, Quick View (like quicklook), iPhone style preview players, etc.
* Feels more like a web experience, think Amazon MP3/Zune marketplace
* Requires the latest Safari.
* Share on Facebook and Twitter from store
* Movie Extras
* More like DVDs
V iPod
* 220 million iPods sold
* 73.8% market share
V iPod Touch
* 20 million sold
* $199 8 GB, $299 32GB, $399 64 GB
* 50% Faster in the 32 GB and 64GB models
* OpenGL ES 2.0, next gen games
V iPod Classic
* 160 GB
* $250/ same price.
V iPod Shuffle
* Colors
* $59 2GB
* Special edition, $99 4 GB Stainless Steel
V One more thing....
* iPod Nano, with video camera
* 15 real-time special effects: Sepia, Black and White, X-Ray, Film Grain, Thermal, Security Cam, Cyborg, Bulge, Kaleido, Motion Blur, Mirror, Light Tunnel, Dent, Stretch, and Twirl
* 640 x 480 resolution
* 8GB, $149.00, 16GB $179.00
* Mic and Speaker
* One click You Tube upload
V FM Radio
* 15 minute buffer
* Live pause and radio tagging
* Pedometer, not sure if this requires Nike Plus thingy, but I don't think so.
* Polished anodized aluminum
* 9 colors, red, pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black, silver
* iPods available online today in stores tomorrow.
* We did get a classic, and one more thing moment.
V Feedback, Comments and Commentary
V Create free iPhone ringtones in Garageband '09
* Open Garageband and create a new iPhone Ringtone project
* Choose the 'Example Ringtone' project, name and save it.
* When the editor opens, select the "Jingle" track, and choose Track-->Delete Track (Command+DEL).
* Click on the 'View Media Browser' button (Lower right) and select the iTunes library
* Search or select the non-DRM iTunes track you want to create a ringtone from and drag it to the main timeline area.
* Above the track you will see the 'yellow' loop selection. Drag this to the section of the track you want to be your ringtone. You can drag the endpoints to lengthen or shorten your loop (up to :40 sec)
* Expand the volume track and add points to create a fade in or fade out if you like.
* Once it's all set, choose 'Share'-->'Send Ringtone to iTunes...'
* Use the iPhone "Ringtones" tab to sync your ringtones to the iPhone.
V 3rd Party Apps
* iToner from Ambrosia Software
* MakeiPhoneRingtone, edit in Fission from Rogue Amoeba
V Podcast Playlists not Syncing after iTunes 9 upgrade?
* Kevin was having this issue.
V There is a new "Include Episodes from Playlists" section in the Podcast tab when managing your device in iTunes 9
* Need to make sure to check the playlist here to have them sync.
* Can be confusing if you created Podcast only playlists using Smart playlists or manually since these also show up in the Music section playlists, but will not sync when checked under Music.
V Finding some "missing" iTunes 9 features
* Annoying change to green "zoom" button functionality. Now have to hold option down when clicking to switch to the mini player
* Shopping Cart is now the "Wishlist" and has been moved inside the Music Store. No longer in the sidebar.
V Closing
V Podcast Marketplace
V Thanks to my sponsors
* Circus Ponies
* Smile on my Mac
* Faronics, Deep Freeze
V Guest Appearances
* The MacJury, with Chuck Joiner and Crew
* The iPhone Alley Podcast
* Typical Mac User, with Victor and Ken Ray
V Keep emails coming. Audio comments.
V 281-622-4269 or 281-Mac-I-Am-9
* MacCast Forum
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V "Big Disco Ball" by Josh Woodward
* Off his recently remixed "Crawford Street" album
* Artist's web site
* Buy it
V EOL: Where's my fricken' MMS?
* AT&T posted this video on You Tube in a lame attempt to explain why the iPhone is getting MMS so late.