February 16, 2009

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Mac Roundtable 2009.2.16 Episode #58

Filed under: Podcast — take2 @ 2:22 pm

Episode #58 was hosted by:
Katie Floyd – The MacCore Twitter
Bart Busschots: International Mac Podcast Twitter
Don McAllister: ScreenCastsOnline Twitter
Victor Cajiao – TypicalMacUser typicalshutterbug.com
Allison Sheridan NosillaCast at podfeet.com Twitter

iMac vs. Mac Pro
is the Mac Pro worth $1000US more than the iMac? and with the iMac you get a 24″ monitor too!

MobileMe replacements
iDisk – implemented large file sharing option just now apple.com/mobileme, can password protect and set expiration date
Dropbox for 2GB is free from getdropbox.com, back up REAL folders, not one blob like iDisk or 50GB for $99, must be careful in transferring packages in Dropbox
Google sync – can sync Google contacts and addresses to your iPhone – erases your data but it’s beta!
Foxmarks to sync bookmarks across Windows/Mac and Firefox/IE/Safari – foxmarks.com

Microsoft Stores – why?
Can they help build brand loyalty by working with customers?
Could they educate more? teach tools? one on one services?
Maybe they could show off hardware – like the Zune and XBox 360?
Macworld mocks the Microsoft Stores macworld.com
Sony mocked by the Onion theonion.com

IBM on Apple security
macnn.com
IBM did the story, and they have a horse in the race
the article talks about percentage of vulnerabilities fixed, not about the severity or how many.
Premise is true however, that Apple has a poor record of patching!

New toys
Katie – Dictate from Mac Speech
Victor – Cylon Detector battlestarextras.com
Bart – DOF master dofmaster.com
Don – NSConference in the UK (AKA Mac Dev Conference) nsconference.com
Don – TweetDeck new version tweetdeck.com
Allison – People who create scripts for me – Connor wrote script to turn off Time Servers to fix Skype dropouts, and Will wrote a script to set up Garageband automatically turning off stupid settings

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5 Comments »

  1. By the way the hard drive on the iMac is not really user replaceable as Bart said. It is not a task for the average user as you can see in the following guide. The memory though is easily replaceable.

    http://www.amfiteatar.org/content/view/155/57/lang,en/

    As for the Mac Pro / iMac debate. I have a Mac Pro after having the aluminum iMac. Upgradeable is key. On my iMac I had tree USB drives hanging off of it along with other peripherals. The iMac it nice and tidy, but not everything attached to it. As a software developer using multiple virtual machines the amount of memory available is really key and the Mac Pro shines here.

    I also will be able to over time add a Blu-Ray drive (yes the box of hurt) and e-Sata adapters if I want. This makes the Mac Pro a machine that can grow over time and give you a longer life span.

    The iMac really is quite an awesome machine and if they add easily replaced hard drives like they have on the new line of MBs and MBPs it will be even better. Especially if they go quad core. The questions comes down to will the machine be one you can live with for 3 years or so with the options it comes with.

    Comment by Jeffrey L Miller — February 16, 2009 @ 11:20 pm

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  3. It is incredibly that in your MobileMe review you did not talk about Microsoft LiveMesh. With it you can get 4Gb free of storage, automatically synchronization with all your computers (Mac and PC)… If you do not now it give it a try it works great! I would love if mobile me had this functionality.

    Cheers

    Comment by Pedro Carvalho — February 19, 2009 @ 12:34 pm

  4. I believe someone said the iMac and MP use the same processor, but the MP uses Xeon (server-type) processors. iMacs use C2D processors (although the next update may change that?).

    I purchased a Mac Pro because of speed and expandability for the work I need it to do. But the iMac is a great machine also. I think it comes down to your budget and present and future needs.

    Also, Don, you can actually use four video cards to drive up to eight 30″ displays.

    Comment by Ted — February 26, 2009 @ 2:07 am

  5. By the way the hard drive on the iMac is not really user replaceable as Bart said. It is not a task for the average user as you can see in the following guide. The memory though is easily replaceable.

    Comment by tibia gold — May 21, 2009 @ 12:07 am

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