Maccast 2009.04.26

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 264. Apple’s Q2 results. Not too shabby. Vendors vie for Apple Netbook. More next gen iPhone stuff. 1 Billionth app downloaded from App store. Feedback on online backup services. Formatting USB drives, another tip. Correction on iPod recycle credit. Shortcuts for display sleep. Review of MAXPower 802.11 USB 2.0 Stick Adapter. Challanges of getting ‘Back to your Mac’. Managing ‘remembered’ Wi-fi networks.

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New music, She’s Changing My Mind by John Hoskinson (iTunes)

EOL: One Image to Rule Them All (Link)

Whoever ceases to be a student has never been a student.. — George Iles

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Maccast 2008.12.31

Written by: Adam Christianson

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Mobile Me updates continue. 10.5.6 issues and fixes. MiniDisplay port issues surface. Bargain iPhones aren’t at Walmart. Apple’s holiday sales look jolly. Case makers bet on iPhone Nano. Mobile GPU battle heats up. Macworld rumor roundup. Time Machine fix after 10.5.6 update. Review of Incipio Lloyd recorder. Customizing the Services menu. Power PC and iMovie HD with AVCHD cameras. Fresh Apps taste better. The many ways to delete on a Mac. My Macworld schedule

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New music, Auld Lang Syne by Friction Bailey

EOL: Mac vs. PC Transformers Style

I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. — Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973)

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Maccast 2008.08.02

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 234. Next iPhone OS Update gets to developers. iPhone 3G starting to crack under pressure? Apple makes it easier to get your iPhone 3G. Mobile Me is finally fixed, maybe? AirPort Extreme Update 2008-002. Rumors of new Macbooks, chipsets, etc. iPhone ripples generating smartphone tsunami. iTunes 7.7.1 update. Leopard 10.5.5 shows up for developers. Apple finally patches DNS flaw, kind of. iPhone security using Wi-Fi. Finding and removing hidden files. Nullriver NetShare iPhone App. Removing 3rd party apps from sync list. Adjusting podcast auto delete settings. Flagging Mail.app email for follow-up. How-to disable iPhone backups.

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New music, FCC by Bullethead

EOL: John Mayer Apple Genius

Don’t touch it! It could get infected… — Adventures in Babysitting (1987)

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Maccast 2008.07.24

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 233. iPhone 3G is cheaper, has complaints, and is in short supply. iPhone 2.0 feeling a little more like public beta for some. Update for older iPod Touches. iPhone 3G unlocks and jailbreaks released. Apple apologizes for Mobile Me, offers penance. Apple’s second quarter growth takes it to #3 in the US. Apple 3rd Quarter earnings call. New Macbooks soon? Quad core of iLife updates. 3 New iPhone ads posted. Microsoft and Ubuntu look for more Mac like experiences. Why isn’t TimeMachine talked about more? Fixing Time Capsule backup kernel panics. iPhone 3G calendar color fix. Auto open disk images on mount. Dusting off your Mac. Hack your way to .Me almost push. Should we give our Mac preventative medicine? Be careful with App Store purchases. iPhone 2.0 screenshots built-in.

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New music, With My Freeze Ray by Dr. Horrible


I have a PhD in horribleness — Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (2008)

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iPhone 3G: Week One and Those To Come

Written by: John Fiore

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Once I got over that I’d have a $75 USD phone bill in an area where Edge is the only solution, I decided to get an iPhone. I went with the 8 GB Black rather than springing the extra hundred for something I knew I’d be replacing in a year or so. It’s been great so far, but does it compare to a jailbreak 1st gen? Is the GPS worth it without turn by turn? And which games and apps are worth the money? This series is going to cover why my iPhone relationship remains a love-hate one. I’ll cover a few quick topics to start with, check back weekly for a new article.

Dialing on the road:
In NJ and other states now it is a primary offense to use your phone without a hands free headset. iPhone includes nifty headphones that have a mic and answer button built on. Great stuff. But how about voice dialing? Or even haptic feedback with varying degrees of sensitivity and response for different numbers. You just don’t get that. Even a Razr has voice dialing, it cannot be that hard for Apple to design the phone so that when you hold the mic button down for 3 seconds, you can speak the name and have it dial when you let go.
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Maccast 2008.07.09

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 232. Line forms at NYC Apple Store. No iPhones at Apple Stores outside the US. Preparing for the iPhone 3G launch. Early iPhone 3G reviews are in. Segway exec scoots over to Apple. 10,000 new switchers in Europe. Mobile Me makes it’s appearance. Macbook Pro case redesign rumor. 3G iPhone, what we aren’t talking about. 1 iPhoto Library multiple user caveats. Don’t disconnect Super Duper drive in middle of backing up. A little protection (power-wise) goes a long way. Firmware, it’s not just for Macs. Review: NewerTech NuPower Replacement iPod Battery. Lost iTunes files in Media Library. Change the mouse cursor in OS X

New music, Free as Air by Reel [ iTunes ]

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Let’s turn on the juice and see what shakes loose. — Beetle Juice (1988)

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