• 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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    shopping - new Mac/Logic buy soon - high heat part of the world

    I think you're just lucky. Mine started doing that at about 4 years old...I got the frights and re-did the thermal paste on the CPU and Northbridge. I

    LCGuy Today, 06:01 PM Go to last post

    Mac Mini

    How old is your Mac Mini?

    You might be best waiting a while. I doubt there will be a Mac Mini at the iPhone event (Well there could be..

    Oldmacs Today, 05:48 PM Go to last post

    Mac Mini

    It certainly is. Have you checked the buying guide:

    Mac mini: Overdue for an Update
    Unreleased 'Mid 2014' Mac Mini Referenced on

    kerr Today, 04:14 PM Go to last post

    Mac Mini

    Hi All, Quick One... has anyone got any idea if Apple will release a new Mac Mini anytime soon, its about time i think...?? As my old Mac mini's audio

    Malling Today, 03:42 PM Go to last post

    shopping - new Mac/Logic buy soon - high heat part of the world

    My old White Macbook often ran in the high 80s to mid 90s and its still working fine now at 6.5 years old.. Am I lucky or are they just hardy?

    Oldmacs Today, 12:26 PM Go to last post

    shopping - new Mac/Logic buy soon - high heat part of the world

    If you don't/can't/won't cool your working environment and you're going to be dealing with high 30's or low 40's in your normal working environment then

    glacierdave Today, 06:53 AM Go to last post

    Do you want a bigger screen for the iPhone 6?

    More Evidence of NFC Support for Both iPhone 6 Models ???

    I've used Commonwealth Bank's cardless cash facility and I would also like the

    kerr Today, 02:10 AM Go to last post

    Do you want a bigger screen for the iPhone 6?

    I've never been disappointed with an iPhone release, apart from the 5C which I'd never be interested in any way. I did think the 4S was a tad underwhelming,

    kerr Today, 01:42 AM Go to last post

    Do you want a bigger screen for the iPhone 6?

    Let me rephrase it... Angry existing iPhone users who were potentially going to update.

    Oldmacs Today, 01:01 AM Go to last post

    Do you want a bigger screen for the iPhone 6?

    Yeah, and there's only a limited number of people who would be prepared to pay that much for a phone.

    Deanodriver Yesterday, 11:24 PM Go to last post