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    Published on 30th January 2011 by

    Samsung and Apple don't seem like the most likely partners in the world but they've been working together for years. In fact, almost half of Samsung's processors go straight to Apple for their mobile devices – including the much discussed A4 chip which Jonny Evans predicts could find its way to other Apple products soon. This hugely valuable relationship is worth more than $3 billion according to Evans, who also notes “The last thing Samsung wants to do is damage Apple's 'iBusiness', despite the popularity of its own Android-powered Galaxy range.” An interesting dilemma (Samsung will ship half its processors to Apple in 2011 – Computerworld).

    Speaking of dilemmas, indie software developers Panic have an update problem. They sell their popular Transmit app through their own website and the Mac App Store, and last week they pushed out an update. Those who'd purchased via the site got it right away, but App Store customers found themselves waiting for the update to be approved by Apple's approval team. Their blog post discusses the idea of an app being “half-available” and what their plans are for future updates (Transmit 4.1.5 Now Half-Available – Panic).

    Last week I showed you Verizon's brand new iPhone commercial. This week Apple's at it again with another “iPad is” ad. Marilyn Monroe in the Vanity Fair app, American Airlines' e-ticket feature, illustrated iBooks, “fresh” music editing with djay and plenty more feature in Apple's latest thirty second spot, and the audio track once again is Gonzales' “Never Stop” (View iPad TV Ads – Apple).

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    Published on 30th January 2011 by


    I'm nothing less than obsessed with making my iTunes library look perfect, whether it's podcasts, music or videos. The lack of metadata options in iTunes for movies and TV shows has frustrated me for years, and I've been through a number of solutions to get it right. With iFlicks I've finally struck gold – even if the app doesn't make metadata a 100% automated process. First, let's look at what iFlicks does.

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    Published on 28th January 2011 by


    I saw another failed switcher yesterday and it's not the first, nor will it be the last. As much as switching to Mac is a match made in heaven it doesn't always work. Unfortunately, as is usually the case, it was a problem with the switcher, not the OS. Most people fail to realize that switching from Windows to Mac is not just a decision, is a commitment and it requires work. Perhaps people are lulled into a false sense of security with everyone pushing Mac as the next revolution and talking about how simple it is to work with but ultimately no matter how much easier or better it is (in our opinion), its still different and that requires learning. ...
    Published on 28th January 2011 by

    <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="artwork aligncenter" src="http://a1.phobos.apple.com/us/r1000/041/Purple/7b/77/ba/mzi.gwmeahee.175x175-75.jpg" alt="Pocket Casts" width="175" height="175" /></p>
    It's hard to like the way iOS devices manage podcasts. On the content delivery side, most people use iTunes to subscribe, download and sync episodes with their devices, and the iPod app to play them. Sure, you can download episodes using the iTunes store on the device, but you can’t manage your subscriptions to podcasts on your device, nor can you download episodes larger than 20mb over 3G. And the iTunes store can be sssslllloooowww to make the latest episodes available. Enter <a href="http://www.s2d6.com/x/?x=c&amp;z=s&amp;v=1121189&amp;t=http%3A%2F%2Fitun es.apple.com%2Fau%2Fapp%2Fpocket-casts%2Fid414834813%3Fmt%3D8%26uo%3D4%26partnerId% 3D1002">Pocket Casts</a>, from <a href="http://www.shiftyjelly.com">Shifty Jelly</a> - the Adelaide-based developer of a number of a number of popular iOS weather apps. The Shifty mob build this app out of their own frustration with the iTunes/iPod player workflow. ...
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    <a href="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/imac2.jpg.jpeg"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-12405" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/imac2.jpg-223x300.jpg" alt="" width="223" height="300" /></a>Sony's <a href="http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2011/01/ngp.ars" target="_blank">next-generation Playstation Portable is absolutely stuffed to the gills</a> with all sorts of fantastic tech — including a quad-core ARM Cortex A9 processor — but the price? They're leaving that to be the biggest surprise of all (hopefully in a good way, but I'd cross my fingers if I were you).

    <a href="http://www.9to5mac.com/49261/apple-says-last-xserve-orders-shipping-in-april-heres-whats-next-for-xsan" target="_blank">The Xserve is officially being discontinued next week</a>, which means that you've only got a small window of opportunity left if you want to pick up the end of an era.

    <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/25/woman-tries-fails-to-smuggle-44-iphones-into-israel/" target="_blank">A woman tried to smuggle no less than 44 iPhones into Israel</a>, where apparently iPhones are in short supply. Why else would you strap all 44 iPhones to your body and try and walk through airport security?

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    Published on 27th January 2011 by

    <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="size-full wp-image-11999 aligncenter" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/DSC004103.jpg" alt="Ladies and gentlemen, this is the LEAF (maze pictured)." width="600" height="508" /></p>


    Wait, isn't this thing just a piece of metal that goes on the back of your iPhone 4?

    Sure it is, but it's so much more than that — the LEAF is a precision piece of engineering that not only makes your iPhone 4 look a little different from all the other iPhone 4-toting schmucks, but it also adds some serious benefits to the device, both aesthetically and functionally.

    Dear reader, this is the LEAF.

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    Published on 27th January 2011 by


    With most major events these days there is an accompanying iPhone app and this year’s Big Day Out is no different. Let’s face it if you are going to BDO you will probably download the app, but will you actually use it? It has all the usual things, like the lineup, maps and news, but this app is offering more . . . and less. ...
    Published on 27th January 2011 by

    <a href="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/iChat-Image840578487.png"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-12386" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/iChat-Image840578487-300x199.png" alt="" width="300" height="199" /></a>Welcome one, welcome all, to top tip Thursday where we showcase the very best of top Mac OS X tips from around the web from the past few weeks!

    We begin top tip Thursday by showing you how to deal with that pesky beast known as Active Directory. Well, not entirely — but Macworld do have a short piece on <a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/157198/2011/01/askmacitguy04.html" target="_blank">how you can add a Mac to an AD environment</a>. Integration is a little harder, but baby steps for now.

    OS X Daily show us how to <a href="http://osxdaily.com/2011/01/20/show-print-history-mac/" target="_blank">bring up your print history on OS X</a> thanks to it's inbuilt CUPS implementation. All that information from just a simple URL — technology, hey?

    iLounge have <a href="http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/articles/comments/a-brief-guide-to-managing-your-growing-itunes-library/" target="_blank">a brief guide on managing your burgeoning, er, iTunes library</a>. Perhaps there's a little something for all the media-hoarders out there.

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    Published on 26th January 2011 by


    One of the most successful iOS franchises ever, Tap Tap Revenge has humble roots. It first existed as an app before the App Store, available only to jailbroken iPhones and with the ability to use any song in your library to play along with. Things have certainly changed since 2007.

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