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  1. Hi All I took out a 1 year membership 11 months ago when Adam was kind enough to offer a 20% discount I've not caught up with the latest show yet, is Adam offering a discount again? Don't get me wrong, Adam does a great job with the show, but with money being tight any discount is appreciated, and I'm sure it helped pull in extra members last year.
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    Cant Find Maccast feed in iTunes?

    Thanks, I have not subscribed to a podcast like that in iTunes before but it seems to have done the trick.
  3. Hi. I cant seem to find the Maccast feed in itunes, all i can find is the enhanced maccast and the maccast loop. can someone provide a link to the subscribe in itunes (the itunes link on the homepage is for the enhanced version, i just want the standard version) or have i missed something and has Adam stopped publishing the standard version? I appreciate your help and advice. Dinger
  4. yes, that is what i have itunes set to at the moment and it is not removing them automatically. ipod is set to update all episodes of all podcasts, tried changing this to unplayed episodes but no difference. Dinger
  5. Hi all, back in itunes 6 (IIRC) you were able to set up ipod and itunes to automatically remove a podcast once it had been played, itunes 7 seemed to break this feature and I'm wondering if anyone else knows of a solution. if i remember correctly you set itunes to sync all podcasts and set the ipod to remove them (updating them) once played. as i said it was a fair while ago now so i may have got that totally wrong but i have played about with most of the combinations of ipod and itunes podcast settings and cant seem to figure this one out. (I realise that the podcast is only removed from the itunes library and the file is not actually removed from the HDD, I had to do that myself from time to time and realise that you could probably set up an apple script to do that automatically, but i have not really used apple script that much) FYI I am using a 15inch 2.33 C2D Macbook Pro running OS 10.4.9 and iTunes 7.1.1 I (and my iPod) appreciate any advice you are able to offer.
  6. Im switching from windows to a macbook pro (as soon as it arrives) and on my windows system I have partitioned my hard drive in to several smaller drives - partly to keep things apart and partly so that when i need to re-install windows that all of my non OS files are safe. Do you think i should do the same with my MBP when it arrives? if so, how much space should i make for the OS X installation + programs/updates?
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    MacBook Pro with Intel Core 2 Duo

    yours probably will because I have to wait a few extra days for the finance to clear Dinger
  8. Hi all, I will be switching shortly and forsee a problem with transferring my email across. I use a windows program called the bat (made by ritlabs) and am trying to find out what types of email files mail allows you to import. I can export as .msg files or .eml files or "unix mailbox" (not sure of the extention) any thoughts? Dinger
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    MacBook Pro with Intel Core 2 Duo

    its finally happened. The rev B MBP. I placed my order earlier this afternoon and once i fill out the forms for finance (im a poor student lol) I will be getting my first ever mac. I am stupidly excited. I have waited patiently for a long time. I went for the 15" 2.33Ghz base model (2GB Ram, 120GB 5400rpm HDD, Standard display) added Iwork, MS office, .mac and applecare. Sorted the finance over the phone (36mths @ £59PM) it should ship in approx 10-14 days time
  10. I read somewhere (cant remember if it was online or offline in a mag) about some software that works with the bluetooth on your mac and your mobile (cell) Phone to act as a proximity detector so that when you are away from the mac the screen is locked. I ment to bookmark it for when i buy my mac, but lost the bookmarks when a file corrupted (F%&@!*G windows!) It worked with a wide range of phones (nokia, motorola ect) I have tried googling and searching the sites I check out regularly but have not had any luck finding it, all i can seem to find is a sony ericsson thing. anyone able to help me out?? Dinger
  11. I laughed when I heard that too. Dinger
  12. im having second thoiughts about my decision to buy a macbook pro. I cancelled my order because i wanted to add some stuff to it but because apple authorise payment at the time the order is placed i dont have any room on my credit card to re order until that authorisation is cancelled. It would be my first mac, im currently running windows. im wondering if my situation is a blessing in disguise, a lot of people that know much more about macs than i do (some well known and respected podcasters amongst others) are saying NOT to buy now and to wait for revision b in 6 months time... my biggest concern is the fact that already PC makers like asus have just announced 2ghz dual core processors with 8x dual layer DVD drives which will be shipping shortly so im thinking that the macbook pro isnt such a good idea because there will be faster/better laptops out there at the same kind of time as the macbook pro is launched. in 6 months time the new macbook pros could be shipping with faster processors, 8x dual layer DVD Drives and mac OSX 10.5.. im split 50/50 on this one. what are your thoughts? Dinger
  13. congrats on 1000 posts matt. I have been using the macs at college for the last few months (they are still running panther though) so its going to be a smooth transition i think. im still concerned about transferring my email over though, what are the options in mail for importing files? (which file types are supported?) Dinger
  14. another update. well now the intel macs are here I ordered a 1.83Ghz macbook Pro on the internet earlier today (decided i would get it faster than retail stores and 12 hours on a coach :shock: ), I also got education discount and was eligible for the MS Office rebate promo that is running til jan 31st so i went for that too. total price, a whopping £1621.23 including education discount & VAT (sales tax) that works out at $ 2,854.50 at today's exchange rate. next on my "to buy" list is .mac, iWork'06 & applecare. Im now a mac geek in training Dinger