• 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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    MissionMan

    Replacement for MBP 15"

    The early flash drives were a little suspect but flash drives these days would be on a par with spindle.

    MissionMan Today, 07:52 AM Go to last post
    Tassiecelt

    Delete iTunes match./ start again

    I can't help, but would say that I tried Match and hated it. I prefer to have all my music on my MBP and sync just what I need to iPhone or iPad

    Tassiecelt Yesterday, 10:31 PM Go to last post
    Tassiecelt

    Replacement for MBP 15"

    I have a 2010 MBP 15", I use it for business, graphics work and photos. Earlier this year I was running out of space so I upgraded it to a 1T drive.

    Tassiecelt Yesterday, 10:27 PM Go to last post
    Tassiecelt

    Using Exchange for email, is it worth it?

    Thanks for the reply Missionman, since I wrote this my email has been really messed up by Exchange, in spite of local Telstra Business tech support spending

    Tassiecelt Yesterday, 10:13 PM Go to last post
    lostom

    Delete iTunes match./ start again

    wow, 189 views and not a single post, guess it's a tough question, if I find any further helpful info, i'll pass it on.

    lostom Yesterday, 08:23 PM Go to last post
    tombull

    AirPlay multitasking

    Does anyone know if it's possible to stream a slideshow from the Photos app on an iPad (via an Apple TV), while simultaneously creating content in the

    tombull Yesterday, 05:27 PM Go to last post
    gbrm

    Mac Mini

    Got the older series i5, and all good. Thanks for your help.

    gbrm Yesterday, 02:17 PM Go to last post
    Mullo

    Updates to iCloud

    I find iCloud next to useless the only thing i use it for now if iPhone and iPad backups. There's not even an app to see your files on iOS i've even dropped

    Mullo Yesterday, 11:16 AM Go to last post
    kyte

    iPad Air 2 Cases

    Can't use iPad Air cases, the new one is too thin. I just bought a smartcover at the Apple store, and I am waiting for the Logitech ultrathin keyboard

    kyte Yesterday, 10:46 AM Go to last post
    kyte

    Updates to iCloud

    Dropbox is still the go, for me, though Box and Copy come close, for free stuff. I was, for a while, storing my iPhoto library in my Copy folder. Its

    kyte Yesterday, 10:36 AM Go to last post