MacNotables #655: The Latest Apple Ads, To File Vault or Not To File Vault and the Google Video Player for Mac

Adam Engst, Ted Landau, Andy Ihnatko and Chuck Joiner discuss the impact of the newest Apple ads, their effectiveness and whether they preach to the choir or attract new customers. At a listener’s request, the panel also discuss the benefits (?) of File Vault, and the new Google Video Player for the Mac.

Adam Engst
Adam Engst

Ted Landau
Ted Landau

Andy Ihnatko
Andy Ihnatko

Chuck Joiner
Chuck Joiner

MacNotables #741: Dennis Sellers on Community and Industry Reaction to WWDC

Dennis Sellers
Dennis Sellers of Macsimum News has had a busy week of Worldwide Developer Conference announcements and talks about the reactions from both the rest of the industry as well as the user community, why that reaction isn’t always consistent, and why the negative comments always seem to lead the way. A number of items that were rumored or even expected were not announced. Dennis explains why that isn’t a bad thing, and whether the expectations of a Steve Jobs keynote are realistic.

MacVoices #659: Alice Lankester of FilmLoop On Their eBay Partnership From eBay Live in Las Vegas

FilmLoopAlice Lankester of FilmLoop joins us live from the show floor at eBay Live! in Las Vegas to discuss their partnership with eBay that puts the power of FilmLoop in the hands of both buyers and sellers. FilmLoop now lets buyers easily find items they want to buy in a unique way that is both efficient and fun. Sellers enjoy the ability to enhance their offerings and attract more and better customers. Alice also reveals her dinner plans after a busy day at the show.

MacVoices #658: Steve Sande Gets In-Depth with iWeb and His New Take Control Book

Steve SandeSteve Sande, the author of Take Control of iWeb, one of the newest Take Control eBooks, goes in-depth on Apple’s web publishing tool, part of the iLife ’06 suite. Steve talks about why iWeb shouldn’t be thought of as just an entry-level tool to put photos or simple blogs on the web. With the inclusion of shapes, layers and masks, iWeb can be used to accomplish serious tasks with ease. Steve discusses how to access this power, third-party add-ons, why iWeb is so strongly wedded to .Mac and how it integrates with the other components of iLife ’06 to make multimedia publishing a breeze.

MacNotables #654: Bob LeVitus, Andy Ihnatko and Chuck Joiner on Net Neutrality, Subscription Music and the U2 iPod

Bob LeVitus, Andy Ihnatko and Chuck Joiner provide some thoughts on the Net Neutrality legislation currently under consideration in the United States. Is it the way for internet traffic to be regulated, or just another attempt by corporations to control the internet? The panel also revisits MTV’s Urge Music store in particular and subscription music services in general, and comments on the new U2 iPod.

Bob
Bob LeVitus

Andy Ihnatko
Andy Ihnatko

Chuck Joiner
Chuck Joiner