• Friday Finishing Fools

    According to Patently Apple, Apple might very well be working on a thinner MacBook Pro design. How? By doing some pretty funky things with magnets in order to reduce the thickness of the optical drive, essentially making magnets do some of the work that's mechanically done now. If you've ever seen the inside of any current-generation MacBook Pro you'll know that there's very little room to spare inside Apple can replace current hard drives with smaller, thinner models as seen in the MacBook Air, but as for that optical drive, there's not that much they can do.

    At MacTalk we love Australian iOS apps, and Tourism WA has just released an iOS (and Android) app to help you pick and choose what you want to do next time you're in WA. The apps include transport guides and maps, and even features an optional download which allows you to use the app in a sort of "offline" mode.

    With nearly one in six dollars of their 28 billion dollar revenue coming from China, it's not a huge leap to say that China is now Apple's second-most important market.

    Many websites are posting the story of Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son and his conversation with Tim Cook, where it's reported that Tim Cook excused himself to take a call from his boss, Steve Jobs. That was the day of the iPhone 4 announcement, and the next day, Jobs was gone. If that's not dedication, then nothing is.

    The iSuppli teardown of the iPhone 4S has landed, and the bill of materials for Apple's latest iPhone sits at $188, with the most expensive part being mechanical and electro-mechanical parts at $33. The full breakdown is over at the iSuppli website.

    A variation on the Mac trojan that pretends to install an updated version of Flash Player is a little more malicious than most. It doesn't do anything to cripple your system immediately, but it does disable the automatic updating system of XProtect, the name of the malware and trojan definitions program, meaning that your system won't get updates about any new versions of malware or trojans.

    UTorrent for Mac now brings support for RSS downloads and custom schedules so you say when downloads start and end. While those features are more a feature-parity thing with the Windows version, one thing that is really new is the iPad remote UI that allows you to control your Mac downloads from the comfort of your iPad.

    Scribblenauts on the Nintendo DS is pretty great, which, of course, makes the iOS version (called Scribblenauts Remix) even better. Wired says the iPad version is especially fantastic due to the much larger screen if you haven't played an iOS game in a while, make it this one.

    Have Honeycomb-based Android tablets been a sales failure? With just 3.4 million sold to date less than the number of iPhone 4Ss sold on opening weekend I would venture "yes".

    Perhaps the greatest thing about the new Kindle Fire isn't the fact that it has a colour display, or that it access to Amazon's vast library of digital downloads. Perhaps not even the fact that it's powered by a highly customised version of Android, or that it has a fantastic starting price. No, perhaps the best aspect of the new Kindle Fire is that it'll be able to run Angry Birds. Have an excellent weekend, folks!
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    Phildo

    Photo Essay - Upgrading the Processors In A Mac Pro

    Bump time.

    It's a year and a half later, and that Mac Pro has been working spectacularly well since I did the processor upgrade.

    Phildo Yesterday, 10:55 PM Go to last post
    baobab68

    Jenkins login after reboot. Help!

    Google "recovery mode" and "password reset"

    If you can get into recovery mode there's a menu option which will let

    baobab68 Yesterday, 10:45 PM Go to last post
    jayda

    Resetting/wiping 2008 Macbook OS X 10.5.8

    Unfortunately I've had no luck in using the disc either I think I've made things worse!

    It says os x cannot be installed on this

    jayda 3rd May 2016, 10:01 AM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    iTunes Library - update file locations

    Assuming all your music is in the iTunes folder you copied across...Just hold down the Option key while you open iTunes which will bring up the prompt

    The_Hawk 3rd May 2016, 09:28 AM Go to last post
    jayda

    Resetting/wiping 2008 Macbook OS X 10.5.8

    I've sold a 2008 Macbook that is almost like new, barely used. I've worked out I need to have the cd's of 10.5.8 to reset the Macbook for the new owner.

    jayda 2nd May 2016, 03:15 PM Go to last post
    dc99

    Vintage Apple II Computers / Parts

    Looking for any old vintage Apple II gear - love restoring them back to new so it doesn't matter if they are original/clones, working or not.

    dc99 2nd May 2016, 02:52 PM Go to last post
    MadKiwi

    iTunes Library - update file locations

    You used to be able to do this by manually editing the iTunes Music Library.xml file but unfortunately this hasn't been used since Yosemite so I really

    MadKiwi 1st May 2016, 04:40 PM Go to last post
    555

    iTunes Library - update file locations

    So, I had my iTunes music NOT stored in my Library Folder... and I moved the HDD. Why? Because I got a new one.. and a bigger one, and because I am a

    555 28th April 2016, 01:11 PM Go to last post
    mr_blackstock

    Frustrations with either PPC or 10.4

    Hello all,
    First time really posting with an issue, long time Mac user, but nearing the end of my thread!

    I first got into Macs

    mr_blackstock 28th April 2016, 12:06 AM Go to last post
    spacewolf

    New iPad Pro with integrated sim problem

    THREAD HIJACK!

    Can someone please explain the embedded sim part to me? In Australia which providers allow us to use embedded SIM? Also

    spacewolf 27th April 2016, 08:31 PM Go to last post