MacCast 06.02.2010 - Show #352 - Flexibits
V Opening
V Opening Music
* Music is Say Anything by Manda and the Marbles
V Sponsor
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V Faronics
* Deep Freeze
V Remove MacDefender with a simple re-boot.
* As long as you've not set up the system or user system file areas as Thaw Spaces
* Used by government, hospitality, and education
* Reduce IT costs and time spent on maintenance
V News
V WWDC is almost here
V iCloud logo revealed
* Banners going up at Moscone, looks like a combo of iDisk Cloud and iSync
V iTunes iCloud service
* Universal signed.
* Rumor Apple is advancing up to $150 million to the labels to get the streaming rights. Something Google wasn't willing to do.
* Free trial, plus $25/year according to LA Times sources.
* Stream all iTunes music from the cloud.
V Cult of Mac looked at how much over a 2GB capped 3G connection
* ) 96kbps (Radio Quality) — 45.76 hours of streaming per month
* ) 160kbps (3G Quality) — 27.52 hours of streaming per month
* ) 320kbps (CD Quality) — 13.79 hours of streaming per month
V Twitter integration deep in iOS and OS X Lion
* Twitter just launched new photo and video sharing services
V Lion Server integrated, but possible a paid-add on?
* French site "HardMac" claims to have fond the reference in the 10.7 help files.
* Developer builds have had separate installers
V Feedback, Comments and Commentary
V Interview with Flexibits
* Play interview with Michael Simmons from Flexibits
V Links
* Flexibits
* CocoaHeads
* NSCoderNight
* Chax
* Kent Suther
* San Diego iOS Users Group
* Komodo Media
* Dribbble
V Closing
V Podcast Marketplace
V Thanks to my sponsors
* Gazelle
* Circus Ponies
* Smile
* Faronics, Deep Freeze
* Stitcher
V Server move this week
* I'm moving the Maccast servers so there may be some disruptions near the end of the week.
* I expect things to go as smoothly as possible, but the forum might be offline and access to the site might be down for brief moments.
* Also, I'm on vacation next week and I'm not sure if I'll be able to squeeze in a show or not.
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