December 12, 2010


Mac Roundtable 2010.12.12 Episode #94

Filed under: Podcast — take2 @ 6:30 pm

This week’s show is hosted by:
Don McAllister
Katie Floyd

Reading on iPad

? Katie’s family’s kookie book policy
? Which eReader application do we like? Kindle because it has books
? We’re all reading more than ever before because of the iPad?

Complaint about Screen Rotation Lock

While it’s futile to complain, the Screen Rotation Lock is now FIVE operations instead of one – push, push, swipe, touch, touch. What a waste of time! And mute doesn’t even mute everything for crying out loud!
But Steve has spoken

Do we really care about printing?

Then there’s a question, do we really care about printing from the iPad or is it truly necessary? 
I’m more intersted in why the feature was promised and then so royally not delivered? What went so wrong and how did they not see that coming? 
I’ve noted that, on my iPod Touch with the latest iOS, my HP B8550, which can be seen by HP’s iPrint Photo software, can’t be seen by iOS.  WTF?  Network printing isn’t that new an invention, and I though what they were doing was somehow based on HP’s technology, here’s a list of the supported printers:
Then of course there’s Printopia, what are they doing that Apple isn’t? Print to PDF and Print to Dropbox FTW!

Do iPhone/iPod Touch Users care about iOS 4.2?

What difference does 4.2 makes to iPhone/Touch users?  I know it’s huge for folders and multi-tasking on iPad but since we had that on iPhone, is there more?  (other than security updates)
Air Print was suposed to be the biggie-but not so much
Lots of security updates – etc.
See above, it hasn’t really changed the way I use my iPod touch, and HP’s software does the printing I’d like to do.  Being able to print other documents would be nice, but not a deal breaker.
What about AirPlay – if you have an Apple TV can make a big difference. Don’t get me started on the Apple TV 2nd gen not working on my UK TV though… OK, if you must!

Picks – what we want and don’t have

? JamBox by JawBone –
? Mophie Juice Pack Air for iPhone 4 –
? SSD for older MacBook Pro in the Optical Bay: OWC Data Doubler + 60GB Mercury Extreme Pro SSD – $200
? External optical enclosure – $25:
? ScreenCastsOnline Members Show on SSD installation –
? Light box for photographing stuff – $140 comes with light box + 2 lights + case + table top tripod:
? Livescribe Smartpen: (Consider SoundNote for iPad:
? MacBook Air (cheating) ?


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