Jun 4th 2008
MacBreak Weekly 92
Hosted by Leo Laporte, Merlin Mann, Andy Ihnatko, Alex Lindsay
WWDC, iPhone II and incentive plans, .Mac, 10.6 seeds, Sydney gets Apple store, Asia getting iPhones, and more.
Records live every Tuesday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.
WWDC, iPhone II and incentive plans, .Mac, 10.6 seeds, Sydney gets Apple store, syncing, and more.
- Is Mobile Me the new .Mac?
- Box.net has a cool iPhone interface.
- Will the iPhone be subsidised?
- Steve Jobs second most influential man in technology.
- Will we see OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard at WWDC?
- Plans for the first Australian apple store in Sydney have been unveiled.
- Softbank clinches a deal to carry the iPhone in Japan.
- Hutchinson Telecom to carry the iPhone in Hong Kong and Macau.
- The new Technology, Whiskey, Sexy, Podcast.
- Sync your Mac contacts with Google, in OS X 10.5.3 (This may be an attempt by Apple and Google to explode your addressbook, so back up first).
- The UK and Canada now have iTunes movie rentals, which last 48 hours (vs. 24 hours in the U.S.).
- The aTV Apple TV hack is now available as a download.
- Bokeh is apparently not just a Unix command according to the developer.
- Leo likes Iron Man.
This week's picks:
- Andy Ihnatko: The Flip Video Mino, a slimmer Flip video, $179.99.
- Leo Laporte: The Elgato EyeTV 250, €199, 99.
- Alex Lindsay: Pandora Desktop, via Adobe Air, free.
- Merlin Mann: The Amazon Kindle, for $359.99. See Andy Ihnatko's Kindle review.
- Merlin Mann's free ebook sources: Project Gutenberg, Manybooks.net, Feedbooks.com
- Merlin Mann's Kindle tips: Use save as/mail as .pdf from the print dialogue in Mac OS X to get articles and more on the Kindle, and use .zip files to save money on conversion fees.
- The Bible
- Visit Audible.com/macbreak to sign up for your free book.
Shownotes by Shash
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