February 13, 2006


Mac Roundtable 2006.02.13 – 003

Filed under: Podcast — macroundtable @ 6:09 pm

Welcome to episode 3 of the Mac Roundtable.

This week we discuss:

Apple iPod rumors. Is there a touch screen/wide screen iPod on the horizon?

The web resources we use and the sites we frequent.

Did Apple switch chips too soon?

The “Apple to Purchase Palm” rumor.

Join hosts Joseph Nilo from the MacPro Podcast, Tim Verpoorten from MacReviewcast, Adam Christianson from the MacCast and Steve Stanger from The Mac Attack on this weeks podcast.

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  1. The Mac Roundtable rocks! This is the definative podcast from ALL of the best podcasters that support the Mac platform. All of these guys have their own valuable podcasts and they have all come together here to advance their knowledge to all of us. This is pure fun and learning for all mac users. I salute you guys.

    Comment by Mark Sheppard — February 13, 2006 @ 10:28 pm

  2. HD H.264 content on the ipod makes a nice fantasy, but let’s not forget that h.264 takes quite a bit of horsepower to decode at HD resolutions. I don’t think we’ll see that kind of power in an ipod sized device any time in the next few years.

    Comment by Anthony — February 14, 2006 @ 4:31 pm

  3. Love the show, but are show notes published anywhere? Particularly I was looking for links to all of the websites you guys recommended.


    Comment by Scott — February 14, 2006 @ 5:35 pm

  4. WICKED 🙂 i love it

    Comment by Nick Circosta — February 14, 2006 @ 10:58 pm

  5. Hi Guys,

    Thanks for another entertaining show, it’s good to hear you discuss mac issues ‘live’ as you draw new conclusions after bouncing ideas off one another.

    My only gripe is the lack of shownotes. I listen while driving so can’t really jot things down so it’d be good to be able to come to the site for the show notes, especially when you guys list things like your favourite Mac news sites.

    Keep up the good work.


    Comment by MarBelle — February 15, 2006 @ 8:50 am

  6. I include macsurfer.com in my arsenal of Mac news sites. The nice thing about it is it links to some of the more obscure and off-beat news items not covered by the other sites.

    Comment by Alan Somers — February 15, 2006 @ 9:57 am

  7. Great show fellas. I wanted to comment on the Tablet PC discussion you had towards the end of the podcast. I just wanted to say that I purchased an Acer TravelMate C310 Tablet PC for my wife a year ago because she is a Technology consultant for a firm here in MN. She does use it as her primary PC and uses the tablet features a lot. Being a consultant she spends a lot of time in meetings and facilitating those meetings. She brings her tablet so she can document the meeting using MS OneNote and when she is done she can easily convert the handwriting to an email or Word document and send it out to the attendees of the meeting. She loves it. Another excellent use for the Tablet PC is in education. This dawned on my 2 nights ago when my wife asked me to review a the presentation she had put together. I was looking at the slides and while she was looking over me shoulder she saw a type-o, grabbed the stylus, drew a circle around the error so she could go back when I was done reviewing it and change it. A Tablet PC would be a wonderful tool for teachers to have for marking up papers for online universities. My wife is completing her Masters in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix online and she is constantly submitting Word docs for the professor to review. I would imagine it would make their time a lot more efficient to be able to mark it up with a Tablet PC, save it out as a PDF and shoot it back to the student.

    Anyway, that is my 2 cents and I thought you would like a real world example of a Tablet PC user. I told my wife that as soon as Apple releases there tablet PC she will be retiring the Acer. I hope it becomes reality.

    Comment by Scottie — February 15, 2006 @ 2:31 pm

  8. Hey guys! You are sounding even better this week.

    It is really interesting to hear more personal topics! Note to Joseph: I also use NetVibes.com, and I love it. I find it gives me more time to actually read all the blogs I want. I can view all the articles on one page, I find it more organized than a RSS Reader.

    Maybe on a future show, you can talk about the specific computer systems you use, or have used in the past.

    Love the show! Keep going!
    debbie T

    Comment by debbie T — February 15, 2006 @ 5:01 pm

  9. I would love to have show notes for this podcast to have a sort of “hard copy” with hot links to all the great resources that you guys shared.
    Great conversation – Thanks a lot!!!

    Comment by Ed Warkentin — February 16, 2006 @ 6:53 pm

  10. This is the second time I’ve listened and I enjoyed it very much. I like the different opinions etc. I’ve listened to Adam for a long time and now I’ve added all of you to my itunes subscriptions. Keep up the good information.

    Comment by Dena — February 18, 2006 @ 10:27 pm

  11. Guys fantastic show!

    Any chance of getting a little more comprehensive show notes on the site? i.e. I was listening on the way to work and wanted to check the websites you mentioned on todayâ??s show and was hoping you had links on your show notes !

    Keep up the fantastic work you all do on all the podcasts you work on –

    Lee (London-UK)

    Comment by Lee — February 21, 2006 @ 4:00 am

  12. You all mentioned a lot of excellent web sites in this broadcast. Any way that you could post a summary of those lists here? Would make a great reference. Thanks.

    Comment by Perry Mixter — February 22, 2006 @ 8:10 pm

  13. Thanks Guys.

    I love this poscast. Great job guys. This is all my favorite podcasters in one postcast. What else could anyone ask for…..

    Comment by Thom — February 23, 2006 @ 11:15 am

  14. Hello,

    Enjoy your podcasts, individually and together, but would really like to see show notes for the round table. This episode in particular had great websites mentioned. Would have been great to see a page with all of those links.

    Thanks again!

    Comment by LDJ — March 16, 2006 @ 8:24 am

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