April 8, 2008


Mac Roundtable 2008.04.08 Episode #37

Filed under: Podcast — take2 @ 9:33 am

Episode 37 of the MacRoundtable covered what the best ways to sync multiple Macs, Apple beating Walmart at music sales, how we feel about the various tax proposals in the US on downloaded content, and then we had an interesting discussion about security of our data if we have it on a Time Machine backup.

Some of the links mentioned in the show:

Syncing multiple macs

Time capsule with time machine

This week’s hosts include:

Katie Floyd: The MacCore
Victor Cajiao: The Typical Mac User Podcast
David Sparkes: MacSparky.com
Allison Sheridan: The NosillaCast Podcast



  1. On your discussion of the proposed RIAA internet tax, that sort of thing has been going on for many years. There has been a tax placed on blank audio CD-Rs, minidiscs, recorders, decks, etc. which gets funneled to the RIAA. I don’t pirate anything (I download a lot of live music from artists that allow it and use AmazonMP3) and have paid this tax literally hundreds of times. Don’t think it can’t happen on the internet, corporate control of the government is very strong.

    Comment by Bob DeGrande — April 8, 2008 @ 5:32 pm

  2. I was listening to your episode today and was shocked at the lack of research done in regards to the talk about iTunes music and taxation in Canada. Just to set the facts straight there is no taxation on the music and TV shows purchased through iTunes. I live in Saskatchewan and there is no federal or provincial tax here. I looked around and could not find any evidence of taxation or online music/TV purchases in the other provinces. Also you stated that there is a “tax” on iPods and other music players in Canada and while there was for a brief time about 3 years ago that was struck down by the Canadian Courts because those devices could data all kinds of data and not just music files and could not be covered under the current surcharge that happens when you purchase other blank media (ie CD’s, DVD, etc.). This is just to clarify things, keep the shows coming. Thanks.

    Comment by Justin — April 8, 2008 @ 7:52 pm

  3. Listened from itunes download and this episode just stopped mid-sentence at 29.46 min in.

    Comment by Lynn — April 8, 2008 @ 11:17 pm

  4. Hi guys and gals. I really enjoyed the show, and I especially enjoyed the discussion about syncing files between computers. It’s funny, the day before the podcast cam out I was looking into ways to sync between my iMac and an Acer laptop I use for work. So, when the subject came up I was very excited. Chronosync is one option I was looking into, but I had never heard of Sugarsync. After David Sparks mentioned it, I went to the web site while still listening to the podcast. Everything looked pretty good and the price for 10GB was very appealing, so I signed up for the 45 day free trial. So far I’m really impressed, and I love the iPhone web interface as well. So, I just wanted to say thanks for turning me on to a great service that I think Is going to work well for me.

    Comment by David — April 9, 2008 @ 2:30 am

  5. I use dotMac with reasonable results. If you accidently or on purpose clean out one side of the sync or another it warns you about X number of changes. If you see more changes indicated than you expect then be sure to review and mark which is the accurate source.

    I also use time machine to backup as last resort on that. Toss in BusySync for key schedule items across my and my wife’s mac.

    Comment by George Starcher — April 15, 2008 @ 4:00 am

  6. Keep those outtakes coming! LOL

    Comment by mac fan — April 15, 2008 @ 1:09 pm

  7. Thanks Justin. I am glad you clarified the tax on iPods and iTunes in Canada. Although Alberta does not have a provincial sales tax, I knew that there was some correction needed regarding the tax issue. A recent article regarding this may be found at: http://tinyurl.com/3r6s3t

    Still enjoyed the show!

    Comment by Gary — April 20, 2008 @ 1:41 am

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