Update on Macworld keynote
Just a quick correction on the Macworld keynote on CNN. CNN replayed
the keynote after the keynote was originally done. In other
words, it was a replay, not live. Sorry I didn't add that in the
After watching a few minutes of the replay on CNN, the audio had an
echo and the camera was always out of focus when they zoomed in on Steve
Jobs. After watching five minutes, I'd rather read it or wait until
Apple released the keynote.
Greg the Mass Comm student who moved from New Orleans to Baton Rouge,
Macbook Air: Thin doesn't equal portable
This is Matt from Maine.
I have a comment about the MacBook Air. The MacBook air is thin, but
that doesn't mean it's "ultraportable." Most people concerned with size
feel that x and y dimensions (the footprint, if you will) are more
important than z dimensions (thinness). While the Air is not huge in
the x and y directions, it is certainly larger than most other
ultraportables in that respect. And that's what counts most when trying
to fit a laptop into a small bag or large purse. Additionally, by
making it so thin, Apple really burnt a lot of customers who want
Ethernet built-in, FireWire, and user-replaceable batteries.
Expandability is very limited, the cost (with SSD and 1.8ghz) is very
high, and it's larger (x and y) than most ultraportables. I have to
admit though, the design is just gorgeous, and I can still see it
selling well...just not to performance-only minded people like me!
Reinstalling MacBook Air
Hi Buzz team,
I was looking at the Macbook Air and since it has no built-in DVD drive,
what do you do when it comes to reinstalling the operating system when
it crashes so you can boot. I assume the 'over wireless disk' won't
work without a working operating system.
Just a thought which no one seems to have covered.
Keep up the good work.
Apple Time Machine--really?
I've been listening to the podcast for about a year and a half, and this
is the first time I had to write you. You always answer my questions or
extinguish my rants on the next podcast. You guys usually have the same
questions/rants, or another listener corrects you and that usually
satisfies all my problems.
My question here is about the new Apple Time Capsule. Is Steve really
going to make us buy a hard drive and another wireless router to back
up a Mac wirelessly? I just bought the Airport Extreme! And get
this, it has a handy dandy little USB port on the back. I should be
able to use Time Machine with my own external hard drive and the
Airport. Do I really need to buy another overpriced wireless router
from Apple just to get this wireless backup capability? Can't they
just update the Time Machine or Airport software to allow this seemingly
simple function. Uggh, Steve, where's the software update for this?
Gosh, I might be willing to pay you $0.99 for this update, you know for
I feel obligated to end with "Love the show!", but it's also true.