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    Published on 10th November 2010 by

    After many years spent learning and teaching at university, I've seen my share of dud presentations. There are good reasons why TED limits its speakers to 18 minutes and why just blindly reading a list of bullet points is a terrible, terrible idea. But not everything needs a zen approach. If you sometimes need to attract attention through classy effects, Keynote is much more likely to suit — and the basics look better too. Let's explore a few ways to make great presentations with Keynote instead of dross with something less. ...
    Published on 10th November 2010 by

    <a href="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/2565317822_3083e6174e_o.jpg.jpeg"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-11009" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/2565317822_3083e6174e_o.jpg-300x220.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="220" /></a>John Brumby is the name of the Victorian Premier who just up and <a href="http://www.9to5mac.com/34699/australian-doctors-get-the-ipad-habit-as-apple-world-grows" target="_blank">promised every doctor in the public health system an iPad</a> if his Labor government was returned to power in the upcoming election.

    For FTP transfers on the Mac, it's hard to look past the brilliant Transmit. Featuring more features that you could poke a stick at, Panic help you increase your productivity by showing you <a href="http://www.panic.com/blog/2010/11/15-secrets-of-transmit/" target="_blank">15 secrets of Transmit 4</a>.

    The ZTE Peel is real, and will allow you to turn that iPod Touch into a vastly more mobile device — while it doesn't actually allow you to take calls, <a href="http://www.tipb.com/2010/11/08/zte-peel-coming-sprint-november-14th-7999/" target="_blank">it does have an always-active data connection</a>. Think of it as one of those pocket-sized WiFi routers, if you will.

    Published on 9th November 2010 by

    Thank you to Leading Edge Computers for sponsoring Ask MacTalk! Leading Edge Computers have over 60 Authorised Apple Resellers in regional & metro Australia; they are your local Apple Specialists!

    Answering questions to the best of their ability this episode is David (@glacierdave), Brett (@brettmoller ), Jason (@jasoak) and James (@smithjw).

    This week's topics are:

    • Drive Partitioning & Time Machine

    • Will Launchpad be the end of the Dock?

    • iPad vs. MacBook Air

    • WDTV Live + AEBS & recommended hard drives

    • Moving iPhoto to a NAS

    If you have a question you'd like ...

    Published on 9th November 2010 by

    Pstt! Hey you! Want a new MacBook Pro for $800? How about getting a new one for free every year afterwards?

    It may seem too good to be true and if you're buying from someone selling it in the street from under their jacket, it probably is, but if your laptop is used primarily for business use, it is actually possible. Unfortunately the price isn't always going to be $800 because it does depend largely on your salary bracket. Its also not just limited to your laptop so if your iPhone or iPad is used for business, you can also get these substantially cheaper too. ...
    Published on 9th November 2010 by

    <a href="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/70611841_iK85V-L-1.jpg"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-10999" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/70611841_iK85V-L-1-200x300.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="300" /></a>Hey you! The release of iOS 4.2 is nearly upon us, and if you're not up to speed with the changes on the iPad side, <a href="http://www.tipb.com/2010/11/07/ios-42-ipad-walkthrough-2/" target="_blank">luckily there's an article over at The iPhone Blog</a> that will hopefully educate your ignorant self.

    Ars Technica ask <a href="http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/11/mac-app-store-might-kill-bundles-but-macgraphoto-set-for-one-more-try.ars" target="_blank">whether the Mac App Store could kill software bundles</a> like MacHeist and MacUpdate, among others. My guess is no, as even though the Mac App Store will be seen as the (primary?) outlet for Mac apps, it won't be the only one (like the App Store is on iOS devices).

    Fake is a Mac app that will let you do <a href="http://mac.appstorm.net/reviews/internet-reviews/fake-web-browser-automation-testing-for-mac/" target="_blank">automated web browser testing and other miscellenaous tasks</a> without you having to lift a finger. If that sounds like your cup of tea, head on over to the review over at Mac AppStorm to check it out.

    Published on 8th November 2010 by


    ?In 2003, our Cupertino buddies released the little store that would change the world. The iTunes Music Store was a hit from the start, selling 70 million songs in its first year. When music videos were added in 2005, they sold a million in the first twenty days. The following seven years of the iTunes Store (the word 'Music' has since been dropped to account for its now-varied content) have seen explosive growth and some great enhancements, which skyrocketed Apple to the position of the number one vendor of music in the U.S. (since April 2008, when they passed Wal-Mart). In February of this year, Apple hit another milestone; the sale of its ten billionth song.

    Australia's adoption of paid digital music downloads has been slower than that of the U.S. (we mostly seem to prefer physical discs or 'free' downloads), but we're seeing steady growth. So how did iTunes become such a juggernaut, and why should we care? ...
    Published on 8th November 2010 by

    The dudes over at Parallels have given MacTalk 10 copies of their latest product, Parallels Desktop 6, to give away here on the site!

    Parallels Desktop for Mac is simply the world’s bestselling, top-rated, and most trusted solution for running Windows applications on your Mac. With Parallels Desktop for Mac, you can seamlessly run both Windows and Mac OS X applications side-by-side with speed, control and confidence. For more information ...
    Published on 8th November 2010 by

    <a href="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/1048016_550_art_R0.jpeg"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-10987" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/1048016_550_art_R0-215x300.jpg" alt="" width="215" height="300" /></a>Whoa,<a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2010/11/05/apple-discontinues-xserve-only-available-until-january-31st/" target="_blank"> Apple discontinued the vulnerable Xserve</a>, which means you'll be unable to buy Apple's flagship enterprise machine after January 31st, 2011. Those looking to get their hands on the incredibly server-rack friendly (just try stuffing a Mac Pro into the same space) enterprise workhorse should better do so at their earliest possible convenience.

    "<a href="http://www.hardmac.com/news/2010/11/05/fierce-competition-over-mac-antivirus-softwares" target="_blank">Fierce competition over Mac antivirus software</a>" can safely be filed under the category of headlines I'd never thought I'd read, but reading it I am after Sophos announced their anti-virus software to match similar offerings from the likes of McAfee and Norton.

    Marco Arment says that <a href="http://www.marco.org/1483805627" target="_blank">developers don't rush to new platforms</a>, and I'm inclined to agree — with the iPad things were a little different because the existing iPhone user-base was already huge, but that won't be the case for all these upcoming tablets we keep hearing about.

    Published on 7th November 2010 by

    How long must we wait before iPad 2 is in our hands? Not long, if this rumour is to be believed. According to an anonymous tipster, Apple's been working with renowned British photographer David Sims to create an iPad commercial in New York for the second generation device, even though there weren't any new models at the set. The tipster tells us that everyone there signed a standard NDA and the new iPad will be swapped in to the shoot in post-production so as to keep the product as secret as possible (iPad 2 ads shot by David Sims in New York last month - 9 to 5 Mac).

    I would have thought it to be impossible to 'sell out' of an iPhone app, but Skyfire's developers boasted a few days ago that they'd pulled the app because too many people bought it. Go figure. Anyway, it's just been put back on to the App Store so if you've got a US iTunes account, $2.99 of spare credit and a willingness to watch converted Flash videos on your iPhone, you should go and get it now before it flies off the virtual shelves again (Skyfire being rereleased into App Store 'in batches,' coming to other nations in due time - Engadget).

    Apple's iAds advertising network would be one of my favourite things about the iPhone if not for the geographical restrictions, which limits access to the advertisements to United States and United Kingdom iOS users. Now that iAds are making their way to the iPad, they're also available in more countries. Federico Viticci reports he's been able to view and interact with iAds from an iPhone in Italy, and while I haven't been able to replicate those ads myself, feel free to leave a comment if you can and post some screenshots for us all to critique (iAds Rolling Out Internationally [Screenshots] - MacStories).


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