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The boys put together their Xmas list and since it's Xmas everybody has a list... don't they ?

Sit back, relax with some eggnog (if that's your thing) & enjoy.

Justin App 1: Bento- Filemaker Inc

Dave App 1:  Cut the Rope- Zepto Labs

Justin App 2: Mindnode- Mindnode

Dave App  2: Axe in Face- Blue Carrot Games

Justin App 3: Omnifocus- The Omni Group

Dave App 3: GFX Card Status- CodyKrieger.com - now at version 2.0

Justin App 4: TextExpander- Smile Software

Dave App 4:  Mirror's Edge- EA - now reduced to $0.99/€0.79 for Xmas along with other EA games

Justin App 5: Pocket Cloud- Wyse Technology

Dave App 5: iMind Sphere- Atom Studios

Justin App 6: Bamboo Tablet- Wacom

Dave App 6: Tron Legacy- Disney Interactive

No sponsors to worry about for foreseeable future, but hey we are open to any newcomers who want a mention :-p

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Tagline- That's all the craic from this week's Mac.

 

 

Nosillacast: The Lost File

Direct download: MacCraic_93.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00am UTC

This is a little discussion between the boys about what happened to Master Byrne's glorious i5 MBP & the various solutions employed to fix said problem which is still ongoing-graphics wise.

Including- GFX Card Status & Carbon Copy Cloner (otherwise known as C3 but not as explosive as his brother C4 :-) )

Dave's App of the Week- MacX Video Converter Pro

We don't have any sponsors… so this space is available :-)

Undressed,Unseen & Totally Uncalled For- Tropical Software Releases TopXNotes 1.6.1 (Not just another f@!cking note taker app)

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Tag- That's all the craic from this week's Mac

Direct download: 92_MacCraic_92_-_A_Fucked_Up_Mac.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:02pm UTC

This week the boys discuss the state of the Pad & apologize for the gap between shows. We'll try to get back to a more regular footing going forward. We also somehow discussed nude canoeing during the show, so sit back & enjoy.

 

News:

 

  • iPad in big business: Apple give 4 case studies on their site showing how the iPad is making a difference in the corporate space from a large internationally well known hotel chain to a small dentist practice in mid-town Manhattan.
  • OS 4.2 update: The boys review some extra features that have been introduced to the beta release.
  • Eat my Pad: Not exactly a Bart Simpson comeback but rather a recent NPD survey discussing how Apple are cannibalizing the lower-end of notebook as well as the netbook market but not by 50%.

 

 

Sponsor - GoDaddy

Unseen, Undressed & Uncalled For

Dave's App of the Week
  • The app picked this week for once is not an iOS app but rather an OSX based one which is a very handy utility for keeping your CPU well behaved by the name of App Tamer from St Claire Software.
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Direct download: 91_MacCraic_91_-_The_State_of_Your_Pad.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:33am UTC

Hi MacCraic'ers , this week the boys get through the news in the usual MacCraic style dealing everything from Auto Erotic Mac through to the new Cupertino Commandments. Sit back with your cup of tea/coffee, your Kit-Kat & enjoy.

Intro

News:

Sponsor - GoDaddy

Unseen, Undressed & Uncalled For

  • We decided to try this again using "macintosh" as search term this time, how will it turn out? Wonder if we'll end up with another sports related story.

Dave's App of the Week

  • Appshopper Free in App Store- Decided to go meta this week & make my pick an app that keeps an eye on the App Store for any apps that get reduced in price or become free (spin your head wouldn't it). Really like the layout of this app & latest update allows you to do a (originally) Tweetie like pull down to refresh list action.
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Direct download: 90_MacCraic_90_-_The_Craic_is_90.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:00am UTC

Hi MacCraic'ers , this week the boys give their take on the Apple event that took place on Wed 02/09/10 & proceed to have a little disagreement about a certain magical entertainment box. So sit back & listen to the fireworks going off:

News

Apple Music Event

iPod Shuffle: The buttons made a return, it's 18% bigger with shuffle function. Voiceover function (with a button) is carried over from 3rd gen model, it comes in 5 beautiful colours 2GB of storage for the princely sum of $/€49

iPod Nano: Clickwheel has now gone, being replaced by a 1.9inch square touchscreen with accelerometer but it's not running iOS (though it looks like it does). As a result, it is 30% smaller and it looks like it could fit on your wrist as a watch as it come also with a clip-on like the shuffle (nano case makers at the ready :-) ). It comes in same colours as shuffle in 2 models- 8 & 16GB for €/$149 & €/$179 with a shake to shuffle feature,Nike+ & radio (pause up to 15mins)- but the camera is gone unlike previous gen model.

iPod Touch: The 4th gen comes in 3 models- 8, 32 & 64GB for €/$229 €/$299 & €/$399 respectively. Like the iPhone4 this model contains the Retina Display, A4 processor, a front (for Facetime) & rear facing camera that takes both photos + 720P vids (don't expect the camera to be as good the the iPhone's though), microphone & gyroscope. It also has only 256mb RAM unlike the 512mb on the iPhone4.

AppleTV: Otherwise known as "one more hobby", this entertainment box can now fit in the palm of your hand, has come down to $99/€119. It runs on the A4 processor which also suggests that iOS is powering (and we don't mean that performance suffers) it & it now streams content from iTunes as no local storage is available to sync unlike previous model or your can rent content from AppleTV itself to stream. Airtunes has been enhanced to be called Airplay which will now stream video/audio from your iPad (figure iPhone/iTouch also) to Apple TV & will be introduced in iOS 4.2. David has an issue with lack of broader format support in iTunes & AppleTV which Justin does not agree with.

Updates

iTunes10: This was an update which seems to have caused some consternation amongst the faithful due to the icon change (doesn't bug us personally) & "colourless" UI change also ( let's face it iTunes is the UI experimental ground for Apple ), though David had an issue with the Mothership breaching it's own Human Interface Guidelines & resorted to the terminal with a OSX Hints tip to put some manners on the "traffic light" look. Ping the social networking section was introduced though it can't connect with Facebook currently as StevieJ stated "onerous terms" were the issue at moment. iTunes10 broke at moment the use of automator actions but AppleScript remains unaffected. Remember to backup before you download.

As a side note, David's predictions of death to the clickwheel have proved premature as the iPod Classic still lives though has not been updated- guess next year will be the year for this.

The Laptop is alive, well & coming from Cupertino:

Reports are showing that Apple are the only manufacturer who's sales of notebooks are not declining. The lesson to be learned for businesses is- Don't engage in the race to the bottom.

Sponsor - GoDaddy

Unseen, Undressed & Uncalled For

This is a new section of the show where a random "mac" story will be picked from a search on Google news & reacted to MacCraic style. This will either be amazing or an epic fail.

Tip of the Week

Adding colour back to iTunes 10

Getting rid of the "Traffic Lights" on iTunes10

Dave's App of the WeekMirror's Edge from EA €4.99 in App Store- Would describe this as a parkour game set in a dystopian future, excellent graphics, controls & gameplay. However, game time completing all levels in game is shorter than I expected but made up for with other modes including Speed Run & beating online times & earning badges (not like in scouts though :-) ).

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Direct download: 89_MacCraic_89_-_Unseen_Undressed_and_Totally_Uncalled_For.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am UTC

This weeks the boys discuss such things as startup mentality in the Mothership, poachers turning gamekeeper & Steve and Allie's meetup in a little town called Maynooth. So sit back in a comfy position & enjoy the show.

News:

SW Updates this week-

Sponsor - GoDaddy

Nosillawalk & Tweet Up :

  • Actions, reactions and the meet-up (or was that piss-up ?) with everyone, including one Mr Paul Shadwell & Facetime chat with one Mr V Caijao (Hope to Jaysus he doesn't hit someone with that mic in Vegas :-) ).

App Review

  • The Incident (€1.59 from Big Bucket Software) For those of us out there who like a little retro dodge the objects falling from sky 8 bit gaming- no connection whatsoever to Scott Pilgrim (PS- Big Bucket also created the "TV Forecast" iOS app & the Dashboard widget for OSX-Awesome!)
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Tag- That's all the Craic from this weeks Mac !

Direct download: 88_MacCraic_88_-_Wiz_Farts_and_Cocktails.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:56pm UTC

This week Justin "The Head Craicer" Byrne takes exception to Andy Inhatko's Jersey Shore/Apple remark as the main Cupertino crew seem share some common traits (though I don't believe that they are sleeping with one another (Dave "Snookie" Shortle) :-) ).

News

Sponsor - GoDaddy

iPod Touch, iOS4 & the magical disappearing battery life - The boys discuss the curious case of the magical disappearing battery life on Justin's 3G iPod Touch which we could summarise as blame fast app switching or the Mail.app

Apple TV becoming iTV, getting application support, yet losing full HD? I give my thoughts on whether this "iTV" can handle 1080P, but with an A4 chip

it should be more than capable just like this.

App ReviewShark or Die from HandyGames (Free) For those of us out there who always wanted to be Jaws

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Direct download: 87_MacCraic_87_-_Doding_Grenades_on_the_Jersey_Shore.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:07pm UTC

MacCraic 86 - Sit on my Face.....Time

News

Sponsor - GoDaddy

Discussions - ipad and it's commercial benefits

Partially discussed- 10 ways Apple's iPad is Changing Healthcare - This shows the massive impact that the iPad is having on the healthcare market.

Papermaster takes on Jobs & loses the Apple Universe - WSJ via 9to5 Mac's take on the story which looks like delay in shipping white iPhone4 being the last straw.  Also check out theBeatweek article

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Direct download: 86_MacCraic_86_-_Sit_on_my_Face.....Time.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:11pm UTC

MacCraic 85 - Craics of the Ivy League

This week Justin and Dave are joined by Steve Stanger of The Mac Attack podcast and blog to discuss what considerations should be taken into account when traveling to college with your Mac.   They discuss Apples - Educational Discount  (Visit Apple.com and check out what you are entitled to) among many other things which may help keep you and your Mac safe while getting down to the serious business of keggers and fornication, sorry I do mean study.  
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Tag- Click away, be safe, have fun oops that's not it.

That's all the Craic from this week's Mac !

Justin's Note:   One of the things we did not mention was Apple Care.   Don't buy it from Apple when they try to sell it to you.   You'll get it cheaper if you shop around.   You have one year to purchase and activate it to get the extended warranty and believe me it is worth it.

Direct download: 85_MacCraic_85_-_Craics_of_the_Ivy_League.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:31pm UTC

MacCraic 84 - The Mile High Club

This week the guys return from vacation by talking about vacations. Go figure?

Direct download: 84_MacCraic_84_-_The_Mile_High_Club.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:48pm UTC

MacCraic 83 - The Short One
Direct download: 83_MacCraic_83_-_The_Short_One.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:34pm UTC

MacCraic 82 - Granny Fanny

The boys as usual discuss the latest news that has com from the wonderful world of the bog.. sorry blogosphere with Justin getting a little more obsessed than usual about blue boxes- I'll swear I'll never look at the TARDIS in the same way again, thanks for nothing dude :-)

News:

Dave's Pog Mo Thoin: The "new" Mac Mini (a bit of a bummer really)

Go Daddy Promotion

Justin's App Picks:

  • Magnetic Sports Soccer (Wi-Fi version was fun & less drain on battery than using Bluetooth).
  • Also Air Video (Free)  (stream video from your Mac to iPhone or even iPad)

Emailbag: Message from Brad on Virtualbox with update provided by Dave. Link to Virtualbox changelog

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Outro

That's all the craic from this week's Mac

Direct download: 82_MacCraic_82_-_Granny_Fanny.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:55pm UTC

MacCraic 81 - Phones, Cars and Fingering in Italy

This week we discuss Dave's Italian adventure and the keynote from WWDC 2010.

Direct download: 81_MacCraic_81_-_Phones_Cars_and_Fingering_in_Italy.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:58pm UTC

MacCraic 80- The Power of P !

 

Direct download: 80_MacCraic_80__The_Power_of_P_.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:00pm UTC

MacCraic 79 - Beta My Arse

The boys this week, discuss an accident to one Mr Byrne's beloved Macbook Pro & the tribulations of getting the screen fixed. Along with other issues includingCompu-b support (style over substance perchance ?). Enjoy the show folks.

Justin: The Macbook Pro is (screen) Craic'd & the Compu-b Expert Bar experience

David: The potential trade-in of MBP for i5 MBP- Eeek! for my experience with part of my conversation with a Compu-b employee discussion.

Justin: Sign up for the new MobileMe beta.. but the invite seems to be in beta also :-(

David: How to get code into you Apple IIe - with an iPad which leads us into..With MAXroam’s New SIM, You Can Kiss AT&T Goodbye And Head To Europe With Your iPad

Justin: Describes his use of the application Things in his everyday life- how it keeps him efficient & productive.

Justin Tip: How to put display to sleep using a keyboard shortcut (but ensure you activate password from sleep function)

Dave's Crap App: Fowlplay (not fair !) by Happynin Games AKA Justin catches Dave unawares.

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Outro

Tag- That’s all the craic from this week’s Mac

Direct download: 79_MacCraic_79_-_Beta_My_Arse.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:19pm UTC

MacCraic Episode 78 - Working it in the VirtualBox

The boys this week decide to change gears & give you a different kind of show, but rest assured that the MacCraic sense of humor still finds a way in. Sit back, relax & enjoy.

David: My Mifi Experiences (I purchased it from 3gjuice.com -(no affiliation to them))

Justin: Working the VirtualBox (3.2 beta to be exact)

Go Daddy Promo

Dave's Tip : Subtitles function in Handbrake & there's a blog post on it too. 

Justin: Mac-ing it behind enemy lines (Justin's experience in a Windows environment)

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Outro

Tag- That's all the craic from this week's Mac

Direct download: 78_MacCraic_78_-_Working_it_in_the_VirtualBox.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:56pm UTC

MacCraic 77 - Britney Spearsing the Shit out of it

This week, the boys are joined by The Boss from New Jersey (sorry not that one) Steve "The Mac Attack" Stanger to talk about all things Apple as well as hairstyle changes/tips :-). So relax & enjoy this week's show.

News

Guest Slot - Steve Stanger (themacattack.tvtwitter.com/tmasteve)

Dave's Slot - Apple sees the light, gets ambient...(patent) & Apple patents invisible interface solution based on light (The war on the button continues)

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Outro

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Direct download: 77_MacCraic_77_-_Britney_Spearsing_the_Shit_out_of_it.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:23pm UTC

MacCraic 76 - Chocolate Nuts and Duffel Coats

Our heroes in a half-shell (Turtle Power ?) are joined by one not so grumpy Bart Busschots for his first ever appearance on MacCraic. Speaking from his secure underground bunker in Switzerland, one Mr Paul "Nuts" Shadwell joins us to give his side of the story when he emailed one Mr S Jobs & got the kind of reply that proves Stevie is reading some of the mails that are being sent to sjobs@apple.com . So sit back & enjoy the crai

Direct download: 76_MacCraic_76_-_Chocolate_Nuts_and_Duffel_Coats.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:03pm UTC

MacCraic 75 - Changing Your Pad

The boys are joined this week by Allison Sheridan (aka Podfeet/classy California chick), who was the inspiration for MacCraic starting out (she'd disavow all responsibility for that now though I'd bet ;-) ). Somehow the boys ended up on Nosillacast's Ustream live (that's playing with fire ;-) ) with thanks to Steve P Sheridan (the man behind the woman). Does she survive till the end of the show ? Tune in if you dare.

News

GoDaddy Promotion

Special Guest - Allison Sheridan

Justin's tip of the Week - Creating Stationery Pads in OS X

Dave's Make & Do section - Make a Cheap Stylus for iPad and Other Touchscreen Devices [DIY]

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Direct download: 75_MacCraic_75_-_Changing_your_Pad.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:09pm UTC

MacCraic 74 - We are the World

This weeks show sees the newly released iPad get the MacCraic treatment. Plus Justin talks about the preparation for doing a "Nuke-and-pave" on his 3 year old MacBook pro.   Sit back and enjoy the Craic.

Direct download: 74_MacCraic_74_-_We_are_the_World.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:29pm UTC

MacCraic 73 - iBlog, Therefor I Am

Our dynamic duo are joined this week by Oliver Haslam (AKA the iBlog or Sheffield's favourite son (not counting Sean Bean here)) which therefore makes it a threesome for this week's show. Join us for some craic on our latest episode.

Intro

News

Feature 1 - Oliver Haslam

GoDaddy Promo

Feature 2 - Dave's Slot iPhone SMS database hacked in 20 seconds, news at 11 & are Apple being clever getting others to do their security work for them ?

Justins interesting iPhone App - DVD Ferret

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www.bit.ly/oliverhaslam

maccraic.com

twitter.com/justingbyrne

twitter.com/davidshortle

twitter.com/theiblog

themaccraic@gmail.com

Mevio

iTunes comments

Subscribe in iTunes (link)

Outro

Tag - That's all the craic from this weeks Mac.

Direct download: 73_MacCraic_73_-_iBlog_Therefore_I_Am.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:20pm UTC

MacCraic 72 - The Birthday Suite

Show notes to follow.

Direct download: 72_MacCraic_72_-_The_Birthday_Suite.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:04am UTC

MacCraic 71 - The Crossing Guard

Intro
The mayhem continues as Justin,Dave & the IMP'ers (Bart, Stu & Paul (whiskey in hand-no 18 year old female unfortunately)) come to play in the MacCraic sandbox, where they proceed to litter it with profanity & filth. (Stu also becomes more of a MacCraicer than the MacCraicers themselves)
Listen to part 1 over on IMP (Link)
  • Paul: Reports say 50,000 iPaddies sold within 2 hours - via iPhone Alley
  • Bart: Apple reveal more iPaddy details as pre-orders begin in the US
  • Stu: Apple execs head to the UK for iPaddy data plan negotiations ? - via Macworld UK
  • Justin: Verizon to woo iPaddyers with MiFi - via TidBiTs

Apple Competitor Watch

  • Stu: Steve Ballmer compliments Apple, in other news, hell freezes over! - via TUAW
  • Paul: Roughly 10% of Microsoft staff are iPhone users - via AppleInsider
  • Dave: Jonathan Schwartz lets rip on Apple and Patents - via 9to5 Mac

Go Daddy Ad (link)

  • Justin: Things - GTD app for Mac and iPhone from Cultured Code.
  • Dave: Chrome - Google's alternative browser with extensions (Firefox competitor indeedy)
  • Paul: iCanSee - Turns the iPhone into a magnifying glass
  • Stu: Flow - FTP / Transfer client
  • Bart: Movist - alternative video player for OS X based on VLC, great Mac interface

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Outro

Tag – That’s all the craic from this week’s Mac

Direct download: 71_MacCraic_71_-_The_Crossing_Guard.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:43pm UTC

MacCraic 70 - The ScreenCast Guy

Direct download: 70_MacCraic_70_-_The_ScreenCast_Guy.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:39am UTC

MacCraic 69 - Oral Hygiene

MacCraic 69 - Oral Hygiene

 

Intro 

 

News

  • A Bunch of Muppets in Cupertino
  • Tit Case for iPhone 
  • PowerBook Snow Board

 

GoDaddy Advertisement

 

 

Dave's Slot- Notes from Tim Cook's Goldman Sachs talk (Updated with transcript) and Apple supplier audit reveals sub-minimum wage pay and records of underage labor

 

Dave's App Pick: Vector Tanks- Battlezone for iPhone/iPod Touch for all the retro-arcade MacCraicers out there. Free on App Store till next Thursday.

 

Steve Jobs puts it all into perspective- Quick discussion/analysis of some Steve J quips from Apple AGM

 

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maccraic.com

twitter.com/justingbyrne

twitter.com/davidshortle

themaccraic@gmail.com

Mevio

 

Direct download: 69_MacCraic_69_-_Oral_Hygiene.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:41am UTC

MacCraic 68 - Doing it with a Girl Geek

This weeks our heros are joined by non-girlie girl geek, and 24 Fanatic Elaine Giles.   Whatever will these three get up to?

Aperture follow up.

Issues with license key. Apple work around. kb TS3231

Memory leak no comment from Apple on this yet.

News

Go Daddy promo (no mention of Danica this week)

Guest - Elaine Giles ( Frakking Flash again (why it's not touchscreen ready), Some bits are crucial (part of the chat, trust us) )

Dave's Slot - iTunes Store Moving to the web

Dave's Tool - Air Video

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Direct download: 68_MacCraic_68_-_Doing_it_with_a_Girl_Geek.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:07pm UTC

MacCraic SE - Pat Mahon Macworld 2010

Justin chats to Pat Mahon about his recent trip to Macworld 2010 in San Francisco.   Now who was that getting his photo taken with Pat?  Well you'll have to listen and find out.

Direct download: MacCraic_Pat_Mahon_Macworld_Report.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:55pm UTC

MacCraic 67 - Do I Make You Horny?

This week, our heroes go back to the script but then decide to throw caution to the wind & go for a no holds barred episode that will end up with an explicit tag or could possibly get us in trouble with the Asian community judging by this weeks title.

News

GoDaddy Promotion

Feature -  Justin's adventures with Aperture 3.. or lack thereof ( and a rare Mildly Miffed Mac Maniac Moment from your host)

Dave's App Pick- iPhone Explorer Turns Your iPhone Into a Disk Drive (and it's free)

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Direct download: 67_MacCraic_67_-_Do_I_Make_You_Horny_.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:48pm UTC

MacCraic 66 - 9 out of 10 Cats Prefer Whiskas

This week, our heroes decide to freestyle it again; bringing you our usual mix of news & humour (which couldn't get any lower than the "Bodyform" musical interludes from last week)

Freestylin' list :

Sponsor - GoDaddy

Dave's app picks of the week:

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Direct download: 66_MacCraic_66_-_9_out_of_10_Cats_Prefer_Whiskas.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:36pm UTC

MacCraic 65 - MenStation

This week, our heroes discuss all things max-iPad ( you know that little event held last Wednesday in the village of San Francisco ).

Discussion:

GoDaddy

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Direct download: 65_MacCraic_65_-_MenStation.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am UTC

MacCraic 64 - Getting it Wet Our heros return for 2010 with tales of mishaps and adventure in far off lands. Time to take off the pants and enjoy the first MacCraic of the new decade.
Direct download: 64_MacCraic_64_-_Getting_it_Wet.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00pm UTC