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MacTech Live 59: Anecdotes of Apple Affairs in 2009

Published on January 1, 2010 by in Podcast

the JoshMeister and Ed Marczak reminisce about major Apple news and products of 2009.

 
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LIVE: Episode 58 – Parallels Desktop 5 and VMware Fusion 3

Published on December 18, 2009 by in Podcast

the JoshMeister talks with Neil Ticktin about improvements in VMWare Fusion 3 vs. 2 and Parallels Desktop 5 vs. 4 and whether the new versions are worth the upgrade.

For more information, read the full MacTech articles:
http://macte.ch/vmware3
http://macte.ch/parallels5

 
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LIVE: Episode 57 – OS Xbox Pro Creator, Will Urbina

Published on December 4, 2009 by in Podcast

the JoshMeister interviews Will Urbina, creator of the OS Xbox Pro—a triple-booting Hackintosh inside a customized Xbox dev kit case.  Will talks with Josh about making the OS Xbox Pro, and they also discuss a couple of Will’s other creations, videography, and how to get companies to sponsor mods.

Watch the YouTube video of the build process (WARNING: some of the music may not be safe for work or around children):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TggHtINGIyc

For more details on the OS Xbox Pro, see:
http://www.macmod.com/featured-mods/2022-os-xbox-pro
http://www.willudesign.com/osxboxproTop.html

Don’t forget to vote for the OS Xbox Pro in the Intel Core i7 Custom Challenge before December 7th:
http://www.intelcorechallenge.com/moreinfo.cfm?submissionid=5E655F68-0772-4984-B87C-2240B2E81628

 
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LIVE: Episode 56 – Neil Explains It All

Published on November 25, 2009 by in Podcast

Neil Ticktin talks with Chuck Joiner about the current state of Mac and iPhone modding.  Neil mentions one of his own Mac mods, explains how upgrading to more power-efficient Macs pays for itself, and goes into greater detail about why MacTech decided to acquire MacMod.

For the full interview—including more about MacTech’s history, the magazine’s 25th anniversary issue, why readers of MacTech Magazine have asked for more ads, the advantages of print magazines over Web content, and even a discussion about technology in education—download all 34 minutes from MacVoices:

http://www.macvoices.com/wordpress/macvoices-9119-neil-ticktin-of-mactech-magazine-discusses-their-macmod-acquisition-and-their-25th-anniversary-issue/

 
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LIVE: Episode 55 – MacHeist and iPhone Development

Published on November 11, 2009 by in Podcast

the JoshMeister talks with Jon Frisby of MrJoy about Hordes of Orcs on MacHeist and iPhone vs. Mac platform development.

 
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LIVE: Episode 54 – MacTech Announcement

Published on November 7, 2009 by in Podcast

the JoshMeister and Neil Ticktin discuss MacTech Magazine’s acquisition of MacMod.

See also the press release at MacMod.com

 
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LIVE: Episode 53 – Firefox Add-on Hacking

Published on July 16, 2009 by in Podcast, Video

In this video tutorial, the JoshMeister demonstrates how to hack Firefox add-ons to work with the latest version of Firefox.

If you haven’t already subscribed to the MacMod:LIVE podcast, subscribe now for more great stuff like this!

 
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LIVE: Episode 52 – Wood and No Dust Bunnies

Published on July 15, 2009 by in Podcast

Big-O and the JoshMeister discuss a couple of wooden casemods (a PC and an iPod mini) and a mod to keep the dust bunnies out, plus Josh reports on his hands-on experience with Apple’s new iPhone 3GS.

The Logputer
http://www.macmod.com/featured-mods/1994-maybe-the-most-eco-friendly-case-ever-the-logputer

Lifehacker’s Top Freebies of 2009
http://www.macmod.com/other/1998-lifehackers-top-freebies-of-2009
Our faves: Dropbox, VLC, The Unarchiver, Adium, and Firefox

Wooden iPod mini Mod
http://www.macmod.com/featured-mods/1999-wooden-ipod-mini-mod

Modding Front Row
http://www.macmod.com/how-to/2004-change-the-glow-of-front-row

Anti-Dust Bunny Mod
http://www.macmod.com/featured-mods/2005-effective-yet-ugly-mod

 
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LIVE: Episode 51 – Phone Wars and Browser Hacks

Published on July 11, 2009 by in Podcast

In this episode of the MacMod:LIVE podcast we recap WWDC, cover the latest modding news, Big-O gives his first impressions of iPhone OS 3.0, and the JoshMeister gives his first impressions of the Palm Pre.

Custom Vase Case Prototype
http://www.macmod.com/other/1985-custom-vase-case-prototype

The iBed, your bedtop computer
http://www.macmod.com/featured-mods/1989-the-ibed-your-bedtop-computer

TinkerTool ready for Safari 4
http://www.macmod.com/reviews/1987-tinker-tool-ready-for-safari-4

Multiple tab home pages in Safari
http://www.macmod.com/how-to/1990-multiple-tab-home-pages
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/About:_URI_scheme

iPhone OS on Mac Pro (it’s fake)
http://www.macmod.com/featured-mods/1991-iphone-os-on-mac-pro

Tether your iPhone without jailbreaking
http://www.macmod.com/how-to/1993-tether-your-iphone-without-jailbraking

Opera Unite: Run a Web/chat/file/photo/music/video server from your browser
http://unite.opera.com/

 
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LIVE: Episode 50 – Fiddy!

Published on June 6, 2009 by in Podcast

Big-O and the JoshMeister discuss the latest news on the fiftieth episode of Macmod:LIVE!

Hulu Desktop
http://www.hulu.com/labs/hulu-desktop
From the EULA: “You may not download, install or use the Hulu Software on any device other than a Personal Computer including without limitation digital media receiver devices (such as Apple TV), mobile devices (such as a cell phone device, mobile handheld device or a PDA), network devices or CE devices (collectively ‚’Prohibited Devices’).”

Add a welcome message to your Mac
http://www.macmod.com/how-to/1979-add-a-welcome-message-to-your-mac#comments
http://osx411.com/wp-content/dsc_2912_s.jpg

iScion carputer
http://www.macmod.com/featured-mods/1978-iscion
2009 Scion XB with a Mac mini, touch screen, uses Coverflow to select albums

Psystar files voluntary bankruptcy
http://www.macmod.com/apple/1980-psystar-files-voluntary-bankruptcy

MacUpdate bundle
http://www.mupromo.com/
$49.99
includes TechTool Pro 5, Parallels Desktop 4, NetBarrier X5

Power Mac G4 Cube Transformer Robot
http://www.tuaw.com/2009/05/29/found-footage-power-mac-g4-cube-transformer-robot

Apple Plans $1 Billion iDataCenter
http://apple.slashdot.org/story/09/05/26/1815244/Apple-Plans-1-Billion-iDataCenter

Palm Pre syncs with iTunes on a Mac just like an iPhone
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/05/28/palm_pre_syncs_with_itunes_on_a_mac_just_like_an_iphone.html

 
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