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    Published on 13th October 2010 by

    <a href="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/ballmer-today-2010-10-11-600.jpg"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-10540" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/ballmer-today-2010-10-11-600-300x170.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="170" /></a>Okay, I get it. Your PC is far more powerful than your Mac (unless you have a Mac Pro), but you want to take advantage of all that hardware by using one of the best operating systems out there? David Ramsey, former Apple employee, <a href="http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&amp;task=view&amp;id= 623&amp;Itemid=38" target="_blank">made a Hackintosh an posted his thoughts</a>.

    Nokia and Symbian are two words that have been together for a long time now, and it looks as if <a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/154770/2010/10/nokiac7.html" target="_blank">Nokia just shipped it's second-ever Symbian 3 handset</a>. The C7 is the successor to the N8, and pretty soon we'll also have the M8, mate.

    Is the Brasso Gadget Care polish just another bottle of snake-oil from the company who hasn't released a new product in 110 years?†<a href="http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/08/brasso-gadget-care-polish-review/" target="_blank">Engadget give their gadgets the wipe-down and tell you</a>.

    Published on 12th October 2010 by
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    This week, Pete speaks to Jane Jameson P.S: (website is NSFW), who is a web developer, turned sex worker, who when she dumped her job, also dumped her PC and moved to a Mac.

    Jane plys her trade in Sydney and talked to Pete about working in the sex industry and how she decided one day that it'd be more entertaining ...
    Published on 12th October 2010 by

    This is an easier process than it used to be, but there are still a few gotchas to watch for. No matter if you have a laptop or a desktop, want to set something up permanently or just every now and again, your Mac can almost certainly connect to a huge screen in your living room. ...
    Published on 12th October 2010 by

    Gather round folks, because I've got a serious question to ask you. It's not quite as bad as using your iPad or iPhone in the toilet, but, just between you and I... <a href="http://www.cultofmac.com/users-love-ipads-so-much-they-take-them-to-bed/61836" target="_blank">Do you bring your iPad to bed</a>?

    What's the big deal with Windows Phone 7? Why are all the larger fish making a huge fuss over it? It's not like we didn't know the next great version of the every popular WinMo wouldn't be huge, <a href="http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2010/10/windows-phone-7-london-a-few-first-impressions.ars" target="_blank">so what's the big idea</a>?

    As windowing interfaces get increasingly complex to meet our ever-growing window management needs, apps like HyperDock are filling in the cracks. I've mentioned HyperDock before, but <a href="http://smokingapples.com/software/hyperdock/" target="_blank">it's that good it's actually worth mentioning again</a> (perhaps not as worthy of as many mentions as <a href="http://mac.appstorm.net/reviews/utilities/burn-free-functional-cddvd-burning-for-mac/" target="_blank">that burning program</a>, though).

    Published on 11th October 2010 by

    <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>.

    Published on 10th October 2010 by

    Now that we have iPhones and iPads, touch screens are finally a mainstream technology. Trackpads have progressed from being just a pointing devices to becoming gesture devices. This new level of interactivity is changing the way we interact with our computers, and how we think about interface design. What does this mean for desktop computers, and are they ready for it? ...
    Published on 10th October 2010 by

    FaceTime may be something of a novelty to you, but take comfort in the fact that at least Australians are allowed to use it. That, unfortunately, is not the case in Qatar, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Egypt. Today Apple confirmed these five countries won't be able to make video calls to other FaceTime-compliant devices (even over Wi-Fi), leading to some confusion over who actually blocked the capability Ė Apple (unlikely), the carriers or the countries' Governments (Apple confirms where FaceTime isnít available [Updated] - 9 to 5 Mac).

    Apple is still struggling with subscriptions. On the App Store, they've been under pressure from publishers to add a complete pricing model for their readers, while their iTunes Pass service hasn't seen many sales (or releases) in the United States. It looks like the iTunes team may be looking to reverse their subscription woes by introducing a fully-fledged subscription model for music, ŗ la Spotify, who they've been trying to block from entering the United States in the past few weeks. Of course, being Australians, we shouldn't expect to see either service for quite some time (Apple Reportedly Working on iTunes Music Subscription Service - Mac Rumors).

    What happens when you try to keep two iTunes libraries in harmony on two separate computers? Anything but harmony. TJ Luoma experimented with a multiple-computer synced music library that turned his once perfect library into "a 160GB mess". Now he's trying to make things right again, and writing about his experiences in a series of posts (iTunes bankruptcy, step one: The Great Purge - TUAW).

    Published on 8th October 2010 by

    When the iPad's were first released there weren't a whole heap of options when it came to capacitive touch pens. There was the Pogo Sketch and there were imitations of the Pogo Sketch. The imitations were generally pretty poor and so the Pogo Sketch owned the market, which started largely from their product for the iPhone market. For a little while there were some rumours of patented capacitive touch styluses from HTC and I held out hope for the HTC design because the tip was finer than the Pogo. The design in the patent picture promised a pen-like design with a magnetic tip that would make it more usable for capacitive touch users but unfortunately when HTC did eventually release a stylus, it was simply a rebadged Dagi so Iím not sure whether something is still coming or whether there were problems with the design. ...
    Published on 8th October 2010 by

    <img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/login1.jpg" border="0" alt="Wordpress for iOS" width="200" height="160" /><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/wordpress/id335703880?mt=8">Wordpress for iOS</a> has been around for <a href="http://www.tuaw.com/2008/07/22/first-look-wordpress/">a few years now</a>, but it has recently undergone a significant overhaul, including on-the-fly video recording for the iPhone app &amp; iPad support. If you're blogging with Wordpress, this is a free app which works with either a Wordpress.com blog, or your own hosted Wordpress install.

    For those who don't know, our friendly MacTalk website actually runs on a tailored version of Wordpress. I've always wanted a way to write my MacTalk posts out and about on the iPad, and the web editor in Wordpress is sadly lacking a touch-friendly version, so I thought I'd take the chance and have a go at the iPad version. Let's take a look.

    Published on 8th October 2010 by

    <a href="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/iChat-Image912592654.png"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-10494" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/iChat-Image912592654-247x300.png" alt="" width="247" height="300" /></a>It's been nine years since the introduction of the original iPod back in 2001 and nine years on, the iPod still matters.†<a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/154414/2010/10/gartenberg_ipod.html" target="_blank">Michael Gartenberg explains why</a>.

    I don't know about you, but it's been a while since I've seen any sort of progress towards the next great desktop user interface. Because the concept of using windows to display content is so 1999 (and sometimes introduces more problems than it solves),†<a href="http://personal.inet.fi/koti/mgimpl/stripes/" target="_blank">Martin Gimpl has come up with Stripes</a>, a concept operating system and user interface.

    Okay, here's the deal. You can either read the†<a href="http://arstechnica.com/apple/reviews/2010/10/tri-screen-cpu-monitor-ars-reviews-the-12-core-2010-mac-pro.ars/" target="_blank">Ars Technica review of the 2010 Mac Pro</a>, complete with†gratuitous†iStat Menus screenshots, or you can read the†<a href="http://www.anandtech.com/show/3969/apple-mac-pro-mid-2010-review" target="_blank">Anandtech review of the 2010 Mac Pro</a> for a more technical look at Apple's new flagship Mac.


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