July 25, 2010


Mac Roundtable 2010.07.14 Episode #87

Filed under: Podcast — take2 @ 4:25 pm

Allison Sheridan of the NosillaCast Mac Podcast http://podfeet.com Twitter @podfeet
Don McAllister – ScreenCastsOnline – http://www.screencastsonline.com
Tim Verpoorten http://www.surfbits.com, http://www.macreviewcast.com, @surfbits
Bart Busschots – International Mac Podcast (http://www.impodcast.tv), http://www.bartb.ie Twitter @bbusschots

Don’s SSD Failure

Are there drives it’s not logical to back up?
Is it better, worse or no different that SSD’s don’t warn you when they fail?
how do you deal with friends  and their backups?  what have you used to convince them to back up? any  sure fire strategies? I’ve had a bunch of people I set up with time  machine, but since they have laptops they just don’t seem to get around  to plugging that drive in!

iPhone case refund/acquire process

very cool and super efficient!
helping people make a decision on the iPhone cases
Apple bumper case doens’t have a dock connector hole big enough for the dock connector on many cables, even those from Apple
Katie bought the Scosche Charging Adatper for iPod & iPhone fromscosche.com, fixes not-fitting dock connector and charging problem.

New Mac Pros, iMacs and MacBook Airs

What’s our wishlist for these?

iPad hits and misses after the first 90 days

Goodreader from http://www.goodiware.com/goodreader.html
Wall Street Journal App isn’t nearly as bad as it was early on!


Allison – Altaz HD Network Multi-Media Player ($100) http://www.altazdesign.com/Altaz-HD-Network-Media-Player-AZNMP101.htm

Tim – Freeware Video Converters:
MPEG Streamclip: http://www.squared5.com/svideo/mpeg-streamclip-mac.html
FLV Crunch: http://flvcrunch.awardspace.us

Don – FlipBoard for iPad  – http://www.flipboard.com/

Bart – Fraise – port of the now defunct Smultron programming editor – http://wiki.github.com/jfmoy/Fraise/


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