MacCraic Podcast
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Macworld | iWorld

  • The Ultimate Fan Event
  • What About the ones who can’t attend?
  • Virtual Passes to the classes?

Upgrading Old Macs

  • RAM Crucial tool for checking what you can get
  • Upgrade the OS - good for security
  • Check the requirements ( you could be pleasantly surprised)
  • Bring some life to an aging machine

MacBook Air

  • Where does it sit in todays world of the iPad?
  • How is Stu enjoying his new baby?

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This week playing the part of David Shortle is the wonderful Steve Stanger. Steve is a long time Mac Guru and podcaster (iseeishootiphone.com). Justin and Steve chat about the recent Apple event which was focused on education and also indulge in common passions like photography and Mac Maintenance. So grab a cup of coffee, actually better make that a pot of coffee as this one goes long, and enjoy some Craic with Steve and Justin.

Education

Apple - Apple Events - Apple Special Event January 2012

  • iBooks 2

    • What has changed?

      • enabled for multi media
      • highlight and note taking (only for new text books, doesn’t work for existing ePub books).
      • flash cards made from glossary and notes
    • Why is it important?

      • different ways different people learn
        • aural
        • visual
        • readers
        • tactile
    • What are the weaknesses?

      • dogma within educational institutions
      • dependance on one distribution channel
      • The haves and have nots - Not every student has an iPad
      • Tough battle for Apple. Won’t be a quick win like the iPad was for example
  • iBooks Author

    • What is it?

      • application that allows mere mortals to create interactive books
      • iWeb for publishing
      • fairly easy to use
    • How can regular users get the most out of it?

      • play with it
      • Combine it with other iLife and iWork applications - media browser
      • incorporate previous material into the app
    • What are the gotchas?

  • iTunes U

    • Now has been elevated to its own app.
    • integration with ibooks
    • some fantastic courses available for free

Photography in the age of modern smartphones

Quick Mac maintenance

  • Recommended software - MainMenu or Onyx
  • back up before performing any maintenance
  • before performing maintenance quit all applications

  • Daily/Weekly

    • keep software up to date
    • reboot every couple of days if you keep you Mac on 24/7
    • back up
  • Monthly

    • repair system/disk file permissions
    • manually run daily, weekly & monthly maintenance scripts
  • Once or twice a year (six month preventative maintenance)

    • zap parameter ram (PRAM) - hold down Command, Option, P, and R
    • rebuild LaunchServices
    • rebuild or delete System, User, Internet, and font caches

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SOPA

App Stores and Finding Apps

Outro

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Battery Issues

Battery Maintenance

Anti Virus and the Mac

Outro

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:41am UTC

With Dave on vacation it is a chance for Justin to have the show be all about him. Thankfully Paul Shadwell was on hand to keep him honest and rein him in a little when he dared to get out of hand.

Latency and the Cloud

Paul expands on the post and tells how the ping is to the network card and that there could be issues with the server that the ping will not show because of that.

Home network set ups

Mac as a wifi base station

Go Pro and video editing on a Harley

Macworld | iWorld

Outro

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:57pm UTC