This installment of the Macworld Podcast starts in the Caribbean Sea and winds up in Iceland. And you thought your Thanksgiving travel plans were complicated.
We start off our global podcast on board the
, where editorial director Jason Snell checks in from the latest
MacMania cruise. Then, it’s off to Iceland, where senior news editor and
columnist Peter Cohen attended the annual Fanfest for
EVE Online, a massively multiplayer online game that
made its Mac debut a week ago. Peter talks with Hilmar Pétersson, CEO of EVE Online maker
CCP Games, and Vikas Gupta, and Gavriel State of
TransGaming, which makes the Cider technology that allowed EVE to come to the Mac.
Alas, I didn’t travel anywhere for this podcast installment, but I do spend some time talking about
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My Leopard and iPhone commentary mentions Apple’s iPhone SDK—you can read more about that
here. Also of interest is this
of Steve Jobs and Phil Schiller demonstrating features that didn’t make it into the
shipping version of Leopard’s iChat.
Jason Snell’s interview is with Neil Bauman of
Insight Cruises, which is already planning
MacMania 8, which will cruise the Eastern Mediterranean in November 2008. In the meantime, you can read Jason’s dispatches from MacMania 7, with reports from
Peter Cohen filed a slew of reports during his extended weekend in Iceland, starting with his
arrival in Reykjavik, an
aborted trip to the famed Blue Lagoon, and a
wrap-up of the Fanfest. (You can see some pictures from Peter’s travels
Peter also has information about EVE Online, including
a newbie’s guide to the game
as well as
a first look at EVE. And here’s some
background on TransGaming’s Cider technology
that’s helping a growing number of games make it to the Mac.
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