Podcast #10: Are Apple and Google Invading Your Privacy?

Podcast #10: Are Apple and Google Invading Your Privacy?

In this tenth edition of our weekly series of Mac|Live Podcasts, the Mac|Life editors discuss whether new developments from Google and Apple will compromise your privacy, where might be the best place to shop for an iPhone come June 29th, and the hottest new products, including:

 

> An attractive, affordable, zipper-free neoprene MacBook Pro sleeve

> Powered iPod speakers good enough to replace your stereo

> A two-terabyte networkable hard drive

> The public beta of Adobe ColdFusion 8

 

We've also got the best new stuff in the iTunes Store, including Bill and Steve's cordial conclave, Rik's favorite tune of all time, and - Yabba-Dabba-Do! - five new releases by Hanna-Barbera. Listen to it all now in this week's Mac|Live Podcast.

 

>>> Or download Mac|Live Podcast #10 to play on your iPod, in iTunes, or using the QuickTime Player - this version has chapter markings.

 

If you'd like to subscribe to the Mac|Live podcast series, click here.

 

More information on items discussed in this week's podcast (in order of their mention) can be found by clicking the links below:

 

iPhone release date will be June 29th

Google "Street View"

"Apple conceals buyer data in DRM-free iTunes tracks" (Computerworld.com)

Detailed analysis of iTunes Plus tunes

"Apple TV gains YouTube support" (Apple Insider)

Microsoft Surface (Microsoft's website)

Jeff Han's February 2006 demo of the technology behind Microsoft's Surface

Case Logic neoprene MacBook Pro sleeve

Sierra Sound iN Studio 5.0 speakers

LaCie Ethernet Big Disk 2TB

DriveSavers Data Recovery

Adobe ColdFusion 8 public beta (with download link)

3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates at D5 Conference

Kanye West: "Can't Tell Me Nothing"

Green Day: "Working Class Hero"

Hanna-Barbera cartoons

Jacqueline Ross: Bach: The Complete Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin, Vol. 2

Barbara Bonney, Elvis Costello, Steve Nieve, and Sting: Welcome to the Voice

"A Day in the Life of an Apple Genius"

Mac|Life contests

 

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TimV

I was very happy to see you're podcasting with the editors on your magazine.
Since I've been podcasting for a few years there was a couple things you might want to try to make the podcast a better listening experience for your subscribers.
1. You might want to try an application such as the Levelator from Gigavox.com to bring all the voices in your podcast up to the same level. Now there are times I could not hear one or two while others were quite loud.
2. For the moderator, try to edit out your deep, heavy breaths between each sentence. Everyone breathes on the air, but there are times that it just becomes too much to listen to. Simple editing can get rid of them before release.
3. Make certain the participants have notes ready for the questions you're asking them. They seemed lost trying to remember what they wrote in the magazine at times when simple notes would help them keep the conversation flowing.
Thank you and keep up the good work.

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