Monday, March 16, 2009

For Mac Eyes Only - "Community Crowdsourcing"

Episode #114

This week on For Mac Eyes Only: Mike discusses reasons to love the Mac, the iPod Flea Shuffle debuts, iTunes updated, Counterfeit iTunes gift cards, Maine leases 100,000 MacBooks, FCPUG SuperMeet, iPhone OS 3.0 rumors, iPhone on a Marathon run, Gary's News and Views from Across the Pond, Jason's MacBook Podcast tip, Jesse's tip for ejecting discs, Nicolas' tip for deleting apps, Listeners suggest ways for Bob to stop the syncing, dual band AirPort networks, Hard drive crashes, Jonathan's awesome customer service story.

> New iPod Shuffle
> Chip Required for Accessory Makers
> NAPP's iPod Flea Parody
> iTunes Gift Cards Cracked
> 4 Year Lease for MacBooks in Maine's Public School System
> FCPUG Network SuperMeet
> UPDATE: iTunes 8.1
> UPDATE: Adium to Support Twitter
> UPDATE: Boxee Remote App for iPhone (App Store)
> RUMOR: iPhone OS 3.0 Rumors MMS and Tethering or Cut and Paste?
> RUMOR: Premium App Store in the Works?
> FUN NEWS: Streaming the Tokyo Quarter Marathon


Gary Malpas' News and Views from Across the Pond - UK and EU News
> U2 Jump Ship
> Orange TV Player
> French Podcast about the Mac
> UK Competitive Broadband
> Mini Love
> Mini Gaming
> Family Fun Pack 3
> Cheap iPhones from O2?
> Is this Really Shakespeare?
> Enigmo Winner

Listener Tip: Jesse suggests TOP from the Terminal to locate apps locking a CD/DVD.

Listener Tip: Nicolas likes AppCleaner for uninstalling apps from his Mac

MacBook Podcast Tip with Jason Whitener: Setting the default browser on your Mac.

Listener E-mails:

Question: Listener suggestions for Bob
> Bob D likes Blitz to suspend other apps.
> Matt R says another user account might do the trick.
> Jesse says tweaking the schedules should help
> TimeMachineScheduler can help change the frequency of Time Machine backups.

Question: George looking for info on creating a dual band wireless network
> Apple's guide to Designing AirPort Networks

Question: Gary J compares SSD to HD and wonders about safe guarding his data.

Question: Mike B's notebook is running dog slow ... and it may be a failing hard drive.

Feedback: Jonathan shares a tale of Apple going above and beyond to help.

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FMEO-114-030909 (47'32, 21.8mb, 64kbps)

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