September 27, 2010


Mac Roundtable 2010.09.26 Episode #90

Filed under: Podcast — take2 @ 6:54 am

This week’s Hosts are:

Allison Sheridan
The NosillaCast Mac Podcast
Twitter: @podfeet

John F. Braun

The Mac Observer?s Mac Geek Gab
Monday?s Mac Gadget
Twitter: @johnfbraun

Don McAllister
ScreenCastsOnline –
The MacScreencast Guy
Twitter: @donmcallister

Bart Busschots
Personal Blog:
International Mac Podcast:
Twitter: @bbusschots

Changes in iWork on the iPad

Better Office Integration
Access to MobileMe iDisk
Webdav – anyone actually know of any WebDav services? I do – I run it on my own servers sometimes – just a simple loadable apache module 1gb free
Is still working with WebDav? Thought they’d removed the webdav interface
ah could be my info is dated 3gb free?
Enough to start actually using iWork on the iPad?
Still having to manually manage versions of files but a step in the right direction

2GB free, 100GB for the same price as Dropbox charges for 50GB ($10/month or $100/yr)
(Knightwise from turned me onto SpiderOak)

Mac OS X Server?

Impending Apple TV

Out this week?
Who has pre-ordered one?
AirPlay in General? (Airplay is a standard radio broadcasting industry term
I see that iTunes 10 is using the AirPlay terminology for the audio streaming to an AirPort Express.
Is Apple taking a risk by moving to a streaming model, in light of Net Neutrality and/or providers charging for certain levels of data consumption?

Blu-ray on Mac

Steve (Sheridan) suggested this topic.
Problem statement:  

  • He makes home movie DVDs with chapter markers, scene selections, music, and pretty covers to give to family and friends after shared events.  For example he’s created a 2 DVD set of our European vacation for Don, Bart and Knightwise, including a 30 minute slideshow to music.  
  • The sad part is that while the source material is high def, he can’t easily make high definition DVDs since Steve Jobs believes that physical media is over and there’s no Bluray burning capability built into the Macs of today

The Question(s):  

  • Is there yet a (reliable) Bluray burner/software combination that would allow us to make Bluray DVDs?
  • Where do you see this going for the future?  Bart and I talked about maybe we’d be able to post a disk image online for friends/family to download (someday when bandwidth levels increas) – is this the future? or what other ways could we accomplish this same goal?

John likes this topic, just got a Blu-ray player!

Maybe Steve J was wrong when he called Blu-ray a “bag of hurt?”
Phil chimed in with “We have the best HD movie and TV options in iTunes.”
Unless you can match the price of my local library (free) or redbox (1.50 a night) I’d like more options

Blu-ray looks very nice from a storage capacity point of view (25GB single/50GB dual layer)
I have the same question, can’t you just get a Blu-ray burner and use something like iDVD?

Final Cut Pro 7 will actually export to Blu-ray:

According to the guy from Roxio I talked to last year at MacWorld, even their stuff matched with a BluRay burner wasn’t any good. That was a year (or was it 2 years ago?) though so maybe it’s better now?


Allison: Launchbar ($35) from Haven’t recommended on MRT since 2008, time for some fresh love!
Don: Plane Finder AR for iPhone 4 ($2.99) Just for a bit of fun.
John: treamWatcher ($15)
Bart: totally stupid time-waste, but I love it all the same iQuarium for iOS ($1)


September 1, 2010


Mac Roundtable 2010.09.01 Episode #89

Filed under: Podcast — take2 @ 10:55 pm

The panel for this show includes:

Katie Floyd: Mac Power Users Twitter
Bart Busschots The International Mac Podcast Twitter
Chuck Joiner The MacVoices Group Twitter

The Mac Roundtable discussed the announcements from Apple’s September 1st Music Event. Including the new iPods, Apple TV, Television Rentals, iTunes 10, iOS and more.

iPod Shuffle

Pod Nano

iPod Touch

iTunes 10

Apple TV

Keynote Video