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    <a href="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/5060020127_217bf1d5fe_o1.jpg"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-10516" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/5060020127_217bf1d5fe_o1-264x300.jpg" alt="" width="264" height="300" /></a><a href="http://blog.iphone-dev.org/post/1280823486/limera1n-surprise" target="_blank">Limera1n is the new iOS 4.x jailbreak that was released yesterday</a>, much to the surprise of the wider iPhone jailbreak community due to GeoHot releasing an exploit that wasn't sanctioned by the iPhone Dev team.

    Unless you're thinking of a phone that is worn on your wrist like a wristband and projects a virtual display into the palm of your hand, <a href="http://www.yankodesign.com/2010/10/07/talking-with-a-palm/" target="_blank">this iPhone Next G probably isn't what you think it is</a>.

    Virtual memory in any operating system isn't something you should really mess with, as the operating system likes to do it's own thing in terms of handling it's own memory management. That being said, if you want to disable virtual memory altogether on your Mac because you're foolhardy and/or have oodles of RAM, <a href="http://osxdaily.com/2010/10/08/mac-virtual-memory-swap/" target="_blank">then by all means, go right ahead</a>.

    Uhoh, it looks like <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/04/apple-loses-challenges-patent-verdict-surrounding-cover-flow-an/" target="_blank">Apple lost a patent that covers the user interfaces</a> of both the Time Machine and Cover Flow. They've (naturally) challenged the patent, but if they lose then they'll have to pay over $625 million to some small-time company.

    Speaking of patents, Apple recently filed patents relating to the <a href="http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2010/10/apple-considers-magsafe-for-portable-devices-like-the-ipad.html" target="_blank">MagSafe connector on future (ultra) portable devices</a> like the iPad, plus whatever else they have up their sleeves.

    During the week Creative Applications gave away over 150 promocodes for really cool apps of course, the promocodes were useless to us Australians, <a href="http://www.creativeapplications.net/iphone/150-promocodes-iphone-ipad-giveaway/" target="_blank">but that doesn't mean the list of apps is</a>. Actually, that couldn't be any further from the truth; I don't think I've seen a better collection of apps, ever.

    Macworld ask: <a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/154570/2010/10/itunes_server.html" target="_blank">do we need an server-based version of iTunes</a>? I'm invoking the inverse of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betteridge's_Law_of_Headlines" target="_blank">Betteridge's Law</a> and calling it: why yes, yes we do.

    With all the focus on iOS as a platform lately, some people have started asking the question: does the Mac still matter to Apple? Of course it does. I'm still waiting for any news at all on the next great iteration of Mac OSX, <a href="http://blogs.computerworld.com/17108/why_the_mac_still_matters_to_apple" target="_blank">but of course the Mac still matters to Apple</a>.

    The Ball Is Too Fast, The Game Is Too Slow, The Name Is Too Long is the most bizzarely-named game to hit the App Store, ever <a href="http://www.slidetoplay.com/story/new-app-a-day-the-ball-is-too-fast-the-game-is-too-slow-the-name-is-too-long" target="_blank">even if it does accurately describe actual gameplay</a>.

    Today's image is of Stan Sigman, who, in partnership with Apple's very own Steve Jobs, brought the Apple iPhone to market. Stan was recently inducted into the Wireless Hall of Fame, and <a href="http://www.crazyapplerumors.com/?p=1275" target="_blank">Steve was right there to congratulate him</a>.
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    Hi old friends

    A few of us old Mactalkers are trying to kick off a new Apple forum over at http://Www.macnatics.com.au


    SRG 15th September 2020, 09:18 PM Go to last post