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Topics in this show include:
Skype bought by Microsoft – what does that mean to podcasting? is there a chance they won’t screw this up?
- It’s Microsoft, how can they not screw this up?
Display problem with new MacBook Pros – screen flicker on Apple cinema displays using Thunderbolt & shift of the bottom 1/4 of the screen (not fixed by recent firmware update)
Confusion about where your applications came from when it comes time to reinstall
- Mac App Store (MAS)
- Direct from developer – where’s my license key/serial number
- Direct from developer – but they used a web link for authorization
- If you have CRL checking ON in Keychain Access | Certificates, many operations in MAS take FOREVER
- What’s CRL? CRL is Certificate Revocation List, it’s a way for an application to see if any of the certificates it normally trusts have been Revoked. Here’s an article with more detail http://www.securitygeneration.com/security/safari-mac-os-x-and-fraudulent-ssl-certificates-comodo/
How excited are we about Final Cut X?
- Very excited expect I won’t be upgrading until…
- Lion is released
- New Mac Pros are released
- I’m finished with all the client jobs I’m in the middle of doing with the current FCP 3
Mac Security – is it time to worry?
- Fake anti-virus download
- Want to be clear that this was Malware, best defense is to just not automatically install an app, or disable “Open “safe” files after downloading” in Safari General preferences
- Skype payload bug
- Also good discussion, if someone you don’t know sends you an attachment, it could be this attack, more detail here http://thenextweb.com/apple/2011/05/06/a-bug-in-skype-for-mac-could-give-hackers-root-access-to-os-x/
- Tim runs antivirus apps on all the Macs that other household members use, none on his own
- But what’s in the virus definitions if there are still no viruses (defined as self-replicating malware)
Video/Audio movement between Macs and iPads and other media devices
- DroboFS and FIreFly media server and how it worked for Allison’s needs but did not work for Katie’s. What it is and what it does.
- Air Video (http://www.inmethod.com), ZumoCast (not currently available), iTunes Home Sharing
- MediaLink (http://www.nullriver.com/products/medialink) from Mac to PS3 $20
- PS3 Media Server (http://ps3mediaserver.blogspot.com/)
- Pytivo pushes content from your Mac to your Tivo http://pytivo.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Current_Releases
Semi-proprietary hard drive in recent iMacs (temp sensor must be part of drive and attach to special Apple cable, otherwise, fans go nuts) should one expect being able to upgrade HD in iMac. Mac Pro, sure, that’s why there’s multiple drive bays.
- blog entry from OWC http://blog.macsales.com/10146-apple-further-restricts-upgrade-options-on-new-imacs
- Pretty much knocked iMacs from being next work computer. Even with Thunderbolt. Maybe next upgrade cycle for me, (2-3 years when Thunderbolt is everwhere in all the external storage media solutions)
- Video on how hard it is to dismantle an iMac anyway: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Xs_1QCyPAg
- Katie: SweetHome 3D – OpenSource Interior Design App: http://www.sweethome3d.com/index.jsp
- John: Kompozer – Open Source WYSIWYG HTML Editor http://www.kompozer.net/
- Tim: Quiet Read: http://bambooapps.com/
- Allison: FaceTab http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/facetab/id421358730?mt=12