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    Published on 27th February 2015 by
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    It is time to set your alarms and get excited MacTalkers. Apple has announced an event for 9 March titled “Spring forward”. At this stage the Apple Watch is likely to be the focus. It is possible that we may also get a look at the rumoured 12-inch Retina MacBook Air at the event. As has been the case with the last few events, Apple will be live streaming it all right from their website.
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    Published on 26th February 2015 by
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    As part of the pre-launch hype for the Apple Watch the device is featured in multi page spread in Vogue Magazine. Now I am sure you all have a copy of that right next to you, in fact many of you were reading it no doubt before you started on this fine piece of writing. An interesting feature of the ads is that the pictures of the Watch are actual size, so if do can get your ...
    Published on 25th February 2015 by
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    Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac has been hitting his sources up again and this time has an exclusive on upcoming changes to the Genius bar and the way it works for appointments. The high level overview is that walk up customers will now have their issue logged and assigned a priority. They will then provide a phone number and be contacted on. The customer will receive three texts, one confirming ...
    Published on 24th February 2015 by
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    Yesterday saw reports that the iOS beta program will be opened up the public. Whilst that might be the case, it won’t be with beta 2 of iOS 8.3, which went live to developers overnight. In addition to the iOS beta Apple also issued a beta update for the Apple TV.

    On top of the iOS and Apple TV releases, developers also received the latest OS X beta, being 10.10.3. Both the iOS and OS X betas ...
    Published on 23rd February 2015 by
    SRG
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    We start a new week of morning news with the story that Apple may be about to adopt a public beta for future iOS updates. The report comes from 9to5Mac and is said to be part of a move to eliminate bugs before general release of iOS updates. We have of course seen the public beta used for OS X in the recent Yosemite upgrade. The beta will be handled by the public AppleSeed program and is expected to launch in mid-March.

    The possible Apple Car continues to get a lot of attention, with this time ...
    Published on 20th February 2015 by
    SRG
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    It is congratulations all round at Apple today as it topped the Fortune Worlds Most Admired Companies for the 8th year running. Right behind Apple was Google, surpassing Amazon who also fell behind Berkshire Hathaway. Apple topped all nine components of the survey. The results come from a survey of 4,104 executives, directors and financial analyst.

    If you read the reports ...
    Published on 19th February 2015 by
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    Many might be getting excited about the idea of Apple making an Apple branded car, but not every one is convinced. Case in point, Macrumors reports on a Bloomberg interview with former General Motors CEO Dan Akerson. Among the points Akerson makes is the high level of regulatory and safety requirements the industry faces. Also he belives that “They'd better think carefully ...
    Published on 18th February 2015 by
    SRG
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    If you have an Apple device with Touch ID then you likely have grown to love it. Well you might be about the see it in a lot more places, with 9to5Mac picking up a report from a blog that Touch ID may be coming to a Mac near you shortly. In the short term this is said to be the MacBook range and in particular the rumoured Retina MacBook Air 12-inch. This according to the report will ...
    Published on 17th February 2015 by
    SRG
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    Jony Ive has been out and about talking again, this time giving an interview to the New Yorker. The interview covers subjects such as meeting Steve Jobs, strange gifts he has received over the years, the iPhone 6 and how it could have been bigger and of course the upcoming Apple Watch. The article is 16,000 word long, so if you don’t want to read it all yourself, Cult of Mac have a more bite size and handy 12 things we learned from the article.

    Speaking of the Apple Watch Steve Wozniak ...
    Published on 16th February 2015 by
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    There can be no doubt the launch of the iPhone 6 Plus has been a great success for Apple. Whilst it is being outsold by the other new phone the iPhone 6, the Plus has continued to grow its share.

    Such has been the success of the 6 Plus and indeed other so called ‘Phablets’ from other companies many are calling the end for the iPad Mini. The fact that Apple only added Touch ID to the iPad Mini 3 only added fuel to the fire for those who ...

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    kyte

    9 March Apple event - What will we see

    LOL. New AppleTV. Figures. I had just decided (around 5pm yesterday) to sacrifice my FlyBuys points on an AppleTV3. (I'll be selling my 2 once it

    kyte Today, 08:04 AM Go to last post
    rockmac

    Recommendations for best UPS?

    I've been using a solar charged 24V AGM battery bank with a 250W 24V sinewave inverter to run all my IT including ADSL modems, VOIP / mobile phones and

    rockmac Today, 07:28 AM Go to last post
    GeoffP

    Performance improvements - older MBP vs new model

    Not in a screaming hurry at the moment - thanks again soulman - I completely forgot about the product cycle as well.
    Will wait a bit to see what

    GeoffP Today, 06:54 AM Go to last post
    LCGuy

    Recommendations for best UPS?

    APC all the way. I have a APC Back-UPS 550 on my desktop PC, had it for about 5 years now, and its great. The rackmount (commercial grade) APC's we use

    LCGuy Yesterday, 11:54 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    9 March Apple event - What will we see

    I think there is a chance that the iPod Touch 5 will be discontinued or replaced.... Being selfish, I hope neither as the continued sales of the iPad

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 10:53 PM Go to last post
    Blaqjaq

    9 March Apple event - What will we see

    I am 99.9% a new Apple TV is coming out as Apple Australia has removed the current model from their govt contract pricing.

    Blaqjaq Yesterday, 09:05 PM Go to last post
    SRG

    9 March Apple event - What will we see

    Invites have been sent and appointments made, but just will we see from Apple on 9March?

    It is pretty much a given that the main part of

    SRG Yesterday, 08:53 PM Go to last post
    soulman

    Performance improvements - older MBP vs new model

    According to the MacRumors Buyer's Guide, rMBPs are closer to the end of a cycle than the beginning, so I would probably wait if I could. Then again,

    soulman Yesterday, 07:16 PM Go to last post
    GeoffP

    Performance improvements - older MBP vs new model

    Thanks Soulman,
    Installed MacTracker - interesting comparing the 2 models.
    now need to work out if it is worth paying the price for speed

    GeoffP Yesterday, 06:30 PM Go to last post
    soulman

    Performance improvements - older MBP vs new model

    Mactracker is really good for this kind of stuff. Apart from full specs, it includes GeekBench 2 scores for each model. The MacBook Pro (15-inch, late

    soulman Yesterday, 04:02 PM Go to last post