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    Published on 17th January 2011 by

    <a href="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/apple-1-2-steves1.jpg"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-12040" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/apple-1-2-steves1-217x300.jpg" alt="" width="217" height="300" /></a>Engadget make <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/14/exclusive-the-future-of-the-ipad-2-iphone-5-and-apple-tv-and/" target="_blank">some pretty big calls about the future of iOS devices</a>, including how Apple are supposedly moving to a different chipset for their mobile and processor requirements.

    Also making the top news this morning is a set of new graphics in iOS 4.3, which suggest that the <a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2011/01/15/ipad-2-screen-likely-to-have-2048x1536-resolution/" target="_blank">iPad 2 will have a screen resolution double what it has now</a>. 2048x1536 is a very large ask even for a computer, so I'm very skeptical about how this one will pan out. Excited, but skeptical.

    Potentially revealing another feature that Apple didn't want out of the bag, the iOS 4.3 beta has revealed that <a href="http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/01/14/apples_ios_4_3_beta_suggests_next_gen_gpu_for_upco ming_ipad_iphone.html" target="_blank">Apple will possibly be switching to a new graphics chipset for next generation mobile devices</a>, and rightly so — the current graphics processor is as old as the iPhone 3GS.

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    Published on 16th January 2011 by



    Lets just admit it up front before we start, as much as we love OSX, one of the primary reasons we buy Apple is because their gear looks amazing. You can try pretending that it’s all about the OS, but deep down we all know the truth – Mac users just have impeccable taste. The aluminium MacBook Pro’s look super sleek and sexy, and the iPhone is the sports car equivalent of the mobile phone market. When the iPad was released it was no different, it was like Apple moulded Megan Fox into a tablet. Comparing Apple iMac’s and Mac Pro’s to PC’s is like comparing a modern day mobile phone with a analogue phone of the 70’s. ...
    Published on 14th January 2011 by



    Cheers to RamCity for sponsoring the MacTalk Podcast - check them out if you need RAM!


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    This episode has Peter Wells, Daniel Jackson, Daniel Cheail and Lauren Watson who are back for 2011!
    Published on 14th January 2011 by

    <a href="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/apple_jonathan_ive_steve_jobs.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-12019 alignright" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/apple_jonathan_ive_steve_jobs.jpg" alt="" width="260" height="320" /></a>The very first developer <a href="http://www.macstories.net/news/breaking-apple-releases-ios-4-3-beta/" target="_blank">beta of iOS 4.3 was released yesterday</a> to much fanfare as Apple afficinados worldwide tested the Personal Hotspot feature available to iPhone handsets.

    Not to be outdone by its smaller brother, a slew of new multi-touch gestures also came to the iPad in the iOS 4.3 beta, prompting speculation that <a href="http://www.9to5mac.com/47110/poll-ios-devices-to-lose-their-home-buttons" target="_blank">Apple could eventually remove the home button entirely</a>.

    It's no secret that the second generation iPad will have a camera for FaceTime purposes, but rumour has it that Apple's Photo Booth application will also be <a href="http://www.bgr.com/2011/01/12/exclusive-apple-will-remove-home-button-on-next-ipad-and-iphone-photo-booth-and-ilife-coming/" target="_blank">making its way to the most highly anticipated device of 2011</a> thus far.

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    Published on 13th January 2011 by

    Basic web skills is almost an oxymoron these days; there's so much to learn, or at least be aware of, that it can be daunting to get started. Why bother? It's awesomely useful even in this world of Wordpress, as the visual editors never, ever, quite get it right. Knowing how the code works will let you recover from otherwise impossible situations, and helps you to tweak the appearance of even very complex themes. This brief introduction aims to give you a starting point for further study — read on! ...

    Published on 13th January 2011 by

    <a href="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/1231260630020s.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-12012 alignright" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/1231260630020s.jpg" alt="" width="239" height="252" /></a><a href="http://www.marco.org/2709841284" target="_blank">Marco Arment talks about the Verizon iPhone</a>, but it's really just a thinly-veiled piece on how a Verizon iPhone will affect Android (sales) in the US.

    In a feeble attempt to gain some relevance Touch Arcade have posted what appears to be a piece on <a href="http://toucharcade.com/2011/01/10/mac-app-store-editorial/" target="_blank">why you should care about the Mac App Store even if you don't own a Mac</a>.

    Capcom are one of the better known games in iOS gaming these days, and <a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/157085/2011/01/capcom2011lineup.html" target="_blank">they're looking to make 2011 a year to remember</a> in terms of new game releases.

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    Published on 12th January 2011 by


    Want an awesome price on a high quality pair of iPhone headphones *and* help out some fellow nerds that have lost or are about to lose their homes in the QLD floods? ...
    Published on 12th January 2011 by

    <a href="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/4416008453_c597ca00cd_o.jpg"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-11972" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/4416008453_c597ca00cd_o-213x300.jpg" alt="" width="213" height="300" /></a>Yes, the rumours are true: the iPhone is going to be available on US carrier Verizon in February, but the biggest news for us Aussies is that our <a href="http://www.9to5mac.com/46902/gsm-iphones-to-get-personal-hotspot-with-ios-4-3" target="_blank">GSM iPhones will likely get the mobile hotspot functionality</a>, depending on carrier support.

    In terms of Gmail on the iPhone, for most users it's a toss up between the labels and stars functionality of the web app, or the native integration of the MobileMail client. For others, there's the iPhone Blog's daily tip on <a href="http://www.tipb.com/2011/01/10/daily-tip-gmail-experience-iphone/" target="_blank">how to get a better Gmail experience on the iPhone</a>.

    <a href="http://www.ifoapplestore.com/db/2011/01/10/pressure-is-on-employees-for-product-intros/" target="_blank">There are a few changes afoot in Apple retail</a>, and all the juicy details can be found over at the ifoAppleStore blog. Apparently, the dropping of the restocking fee is to "placate those who bought the iPhone 4 and want to return it to swap for the Verizon model outside of the usual 30-day return period".

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    Published on 11th January 2011 by

    If you're in Brisbane or South-East Queensland, there's a fair chance you'll be affected by flooding this week — maybe right now. While I'm safe at home, I'm isolated, stuck with soy milk from the cupboard and with my wife and child at a friend's place for the night — they can't get past a landslide blocking the last road home. Putting aside the other — enormous — considerations of if your house was to be flooded, burned or otherwise destroyed, is your digital life protected?

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    Published on 11th January 2011 by

    Final Cut Server is an industrial-strength media management program that can help you to make sense of a huge library of content. From origins as a product called Mediabox, Apple have bought it, dropped the price hugely, and made it far more accessible. While it's probably overkill for one person with simpler needs, if more than one person in your organisation (on Mac or PC) needs to access, encode and export video, it's worth a look. Here, I'll give you a quick tour of what it can do

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