Episode 36 of the MacRoundtable (Bag O’Meat Episode), was a lively discussion for a Thursday night, even with Don doing it at 1 in the morning from England. We talked about the Aiport Express now having support for 802.11n, how we use them and why you might (or might not) find it useful. We had real time updates during the show about whether or not the Airport Extreme firmware update 7.3.1 would actually allow you to backup using Time Machine to a USB-attached drive (it does!) and how people are getting along with Time Capsule.
One of the most interesting topics was whether we each though AppleCare was worth the money and even some tips on how to get it less expensively than just through Apple (hint: look for deals on Amazon). During that discussion Victor explained the kid glove treatment he got on his MacPro hardware problem. We also talked about where to find deals on Macs and whether refurbished Macs are a good way to go. Victor explains the important difference too between “refurbed” and “refreshed”. Allison went on a rant about how Apple pushed a “software update” on Windows, which was for Safari, which she DIDN’T even have installed! See the screenshot here. If you enjoy outtakes, you’ll learn all about “bag o’ meat night” too!
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