This week’s Hosts are:
John F. Braun
The Mac Observer?s Mac Geek Gab http://www.macgeekgab.com/
Monday?s Mac Gadget http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/features/mondays_mac_gadget/
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
http://www.box.net/ 1gb free
Is Box.net still working with WebDav? Thought they’d removed the webdav interface
ah could be my info is dated
http://icloud.com/en/webdav 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
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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airplay)
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.
- 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
- 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: http://www.apple.com/finalcutstudio/whats-new.html
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 obdev.at/products/launchbar 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. my.pinkfroot.com/page/plane-finder-ar
John: treamWatcher ($15) eloquentsw.com/streamwatcher.html
Bart: totally stupid time-waste, but I love it all the same iQuarium for iOS ($1) idreams.pl/iQuarium