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    For long-time Gmail users, the iPhone has always been a bit of a mixed bag. Recent iterations of iOS have brought more seamless account set up & archiving to Mail.app; Google Sync came along to provide true push support for email, contacts & calendars via Exchange. At the end of the day though, the Gmail power-user set have always been left out in the cold for more advanced functions, like true label support, server-side inbox searching, message muting or priority inbox features.
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    Cheap gift - Make the most of the iPad

    The Compass Stand for iPad by Twelve South


    Image: Twelve South website

    Set the stand at 15 degrees to make typing on the iPad touchscreen a breeze or at 60 degrees to watch movies or read a book and you'll appreciate how stable and useful this stand is. It collapses into to small narrow package for easy transport and at only 196 grams is invaluable for when you want to take ...
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    Apple CEO Tim Cook's extensive interview with Bloomberg reveals a few interesting points about Apple, and about him, worth sharing. There's the fact that he wants to bring Mac manufacture back to the US, the transition to being CEO, and how Apple continues to make the best products in the world. ...
    Published on 6th December 2012 by
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    Christmas is hard. It’s borderline impossible to pick the right gift for the right person, but here’s a couple of ideas (from super cheap to crazy expensive) that might work.

    I’m dirt poor

    iTunes Gifts
    99c and above, Apple

    Everyone’s received an iTunes Gift Card at one point or another, and if all else fails, there’s nothing wrong with buying a couple while they’re discounted. But buying an app, movie, or an album and sending it as a gift to your friends might be a better idea. It’s cheaper, just as easy to send, and a little more personal than a store-wide card.



    Mac Decals
    $3 and above, Etsy

    You’ll need to leave some time for international shipping, but Etsy is home to some of the brightest and most beautiful ...
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    It's 2012 and more and more of us are generating and hoarding more and more data. Some of you crazies store terabytes upon terabytes of TV shows and movies downloaded off the Internet, on the off chance you'll watch them more than once (hint: you won't). Even if your storage requirements aren't copyright infringement related, the demand for more disk space is off the charts. Despite hard drives topping out at 4TB these days, that just isn't enough to store everything we need. Enter the world of network attached storage (aka, NAS) - little boxes designed to house multiple hard disks and make that aggregate storage avaialble to all the users on your network.

    What's generally referred to as a NAS, is a small appliance like computer - something in a cube shape with a network port, space to shove SATA hard disks into and running a variant of Linux, modified for the task of accessing your files across the network. There are also various operating systems, dedicated to turning a spare computer, or a computer built for the specific purpose of storing files, into a NAS - FreeNAS, Unraid, OpenMediaVault and NexentaStor, just to name a few.

    To use a NAS, all you do is configure it appropriately (sometimes easier said than done), and on your Mac, it will appear in the Finder sidebar, under "Shared", like so:



    Enter in a username and password (or if you've configured your NAS not to have such things, you don't need this step) and that's it. That little box full of hard drives is now available to all the computers or devices on your network, just as if it was plugged in directly.

    If you want, you can even run other services on your NAS, like say, a Bittorrent client, a personal web server, or a remote backup application - remember, a NAS is just a computer running Linux (most of the time), so what it can do is only limited by the amount of CPU power, RAM and what the particular operating system running on it has enabled.

    For this review, I've managed to get my hands on a wide range of 4-bay NAS units availble in Australia (listed below with average street pricing via staticICE). I'll be going through each NAS individually, covering what I did like and what I didn't like about each one, then providing an overall comparison of benchmarks, both synthetic and real-world, ...
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    If you're waiting for Apple to bring out some kind of Pandora-like radio service, you're going to have to wait a little longer. CNET reports Apple hasn't made any significant progress on content deals, making the rumoured early 2013 launch less and less likely.

    Let us not forget, though, ...
    Published on 5th December 2012 by
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    Aside from a common Go, this week's apps have few features between them. What they lack in common functionality, they make up for with an excellent user experience and solid services.

    Foxtel Go



    It should be easy for Foxtel. The subscription television provider has little direct competition, exclusive access to world famous networks like ESPN and Nickelodeon, and enough first-run international programming to please its 1.7 million customers. But adding new subscribers while retaining its existing base has proven more difficult than ever, because it’s just too easy to download ...
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    To celebrate Christmas, the Lovely Rod at RamCity is giving away one free Mac upgrade (RAM and SSD to the value of $600) to one lucky Mactalker.

    To enter, simply post your best DIY Mac project below, whether it be something you've accomplished, completely failed at, or ...
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    People *hate* buying me Christmas gifts. I'm that a who buys whatever he likes throughout the year and uses Christmas as an excuse to gorge on ham and Appletiser, rather than presents. These are some of the things I got myself throughout the year that I love, so if you have to buy a gift for a picky nerd - check if he or she hasn't already got this stuff and if they don't, buy it for them!

    Ardunio Experimenter's Kit

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    (For a quick recap of Evernote first, check out
    this Mactalk article from James Croft).


    I love Evernote. I love stickers. So does that mean I automatically love the Evernote Moleskin notebook? Well, it does also require things to be written by hand, so the answer is - maybe.


    Let me explain. The Evernote Moleskin notebook was released about a month ago. It’s use of an app to achieve a melding of cloud-based data storage and classic notepad put it firmly into ‘appcessory’ territory - where ...

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