Mac Snac 005 – iPad Unboxing

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Cool Stuff, Mac Snac

In case you missed it on my YouTube or Facebook pages here’s my video unboxing the iPad WiFi 32 GB

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Maccast 2009.04.26

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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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 2009.02.01

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 254. Apple awarded iPhone Multitouch patent. iPhone 2.2.1 update. iPhone sales impact AT&T’s Q4 results. Apple mysteriously pulls NVIDIA update. Papermaster starts at Apple in the Spring. Flash on iPhone. Adobe’s got the ball. Rumors of new iMacs. Apple promises to give your money back. First impressions of iLife ’09. No iDVD update in iLife ’09. Add multitouch zoom in Places. Greening of Apple isn’t in shipping. Slow down Core Animation effects. System Preferences shortcuts. Mixed up album art on iPod or iPhone. Is your backup portfolio diversified?

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New music, No Truth Anymore by Justin Winokur

EOL: Macintosh Software Dating Game

I’m kind of jealous of the life I’m supposedly leading — Zach Braff

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Maccast 2008.12.31

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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 2008.12.26

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 249. A special episode where we take a look back at Apple in 2008 and then try to predict what they will do at their last Macworld and in 2009. I am joined by my friends Victor Cajiao (Typical Mac User), Ken Ray (Mac OS Ken), and Don McAllister (Screencasts Online) for what I felt was an informative and very enjoyable show. Happy Holidays and have a great and wonderful New Year!

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New music, “My Own Merry Christmas by Geoff Smith

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Maccast 2008.12.11

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 247. Maccast one of the iTunes Best of 2008. Thank You. Developers say Snow Leopard still needs work. $99 dollar Walmart iPhone. iTunes didn’t go all DRM free, yet? Apple’s OpenCL specification ratified. New Macbook issues continue, but some fixes arrive. Correction on how to say fresnel. Apple retracts anti-virus article. Apple vs. Microsoft on font rendering. Are non-Apple wireless Time Machine backups, possible? Stop iPod Touch from launching iPhoto. Using iPhone/iPod Touch as storage. Extreme cleaning you Mac. Macworld is coming

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New music, Here Comes Santa Claus by basic (iTunes)

EOL: Jobs IS Apple

Only one thing in the world could’ve dragged me away from the soft glow of electric sex gleaming in the window — A Christmas Story (1983)

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Maccast 2008.10.31

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Show 243. More features revealed in iPhone 2.2 beta. iPhone 3G makes a big impact outside the US. More on new Macbooks. Updated Macbook Airs land ahead of schedule. Free AT&T Wi-fi for iPhones. No, really this time. Lots of UK pricing followup Save money with Educational pricing. Reinstall left out Leopard print drivers and languages. Getting smart with iPhone syncing. Rotate pictures in iPhone Photo app. Hide external Volumes from users

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New music, I Hate Your Guts by Marcela

EOL: Mac-O-Lantern

I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog too! — The Wizard of Oz (1939)

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Maccast 2008.10.28

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 242. Apple continues to shine in Q4. New Mac vs PC ads jab Microsoft’s ad strategy. What do Mac Mini and Jobs have in common? New Macbook and Macbook Pro reports. Is GPU support for H.264 making an early appearance? Quicktime 7.6 seeded to developers. Subsidized Macbooks in the UK? Aperture 2.1.2 and iPhoto 7.1.5 updates. Off again, on again Airport Extreme update. New iPod Shuffles show their colors. iPod turns 7 years old. First seeds of 10.5.6 show up. Second Snow Leopard build. iPhone 2.2 beta 2 release to developers. A follow-up on archive backups. New Macbooks battery indicator codes. Listener Macbook Questions. Free Codeweavers software on 10/28. OS X keeps asking for your wi-fi password. Unlearn words added to the Dictionary. Listen to iPhone audio via Bluetooth.

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New music, Cities of Refuge by Matthew Blake

EOL: 1st Gen iPod Review (Link)

There is a war coming. Are you sure you’re on the right side? — X-Men (2000)

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Maccast 2008.10.10

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 240. Royalty rate unchanged, iTunes saved. Replacement iPhone 3G adapters shipping. Apple invites press to notebook event on October 14th. LED displays for new Macbooks. More Macbook spec speculation. iTunes 8.0.1 Update. Apple TV 2.2 released. Steve Jobs has died, again. Apple’s sales position. iPhone 2.2 software shaping up. iPhone eBooks burn the Kindle. EU rules might force removable iPod/iPhone batteries. Apple wins 5 British Technology Awards. The Dock is now patented. Apple Security Update 2008-007. 2.5″ Drive sizes. Review: NewerTech USB 2.0 Universal Drive Adapter. The difference between ‘new’ and ‘unplayed’ in iTunes. Why don’t we know Automator? Making iTunes purchases away from home. Buying a 2nd hand Mac. Webcams for non-iSight Macs. Managing preferred wi-fi networks. Backups vs archives.

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New music, Good Days by Joe Purdy

EOL: Microsoft’s “I’m a PC” Clone Behind the Scenes

My philosophy: a hundred-dollar shine on a three-dollar pair of shoes. — Stripes (1981)

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Maccast 2008.09.30

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 239. As the App Store Turns. Apple updates Java. iTunes rocks unsigned artists. Would Apple shutter iTunes with royalty hikes? Macbook and Macbook Pro rumors linger. New iPhone software on the horizon. Apple stock takes a dive and rebounds. Immutable flag prevents changes. External hard drive and freeing up space at Home. Some simple Mac security. Is it time to finally move to Intel? Eject before disconnect? Living dangerously.

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New music, Fire Away by Kill the Alarm

EOL: Lego Mac Pro

I like toast. Its the muffins that must be stopped. — Duckman (1994)

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