• 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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    Byrd

    4gb ram enough for MacBook Air for high school?

    4GB RAM is a small amount these days - in my opinion it's the bare minimum for Mavericks. For the MBA to survive the next couple of iterations of OS

    Byrd Today, 10:15 PM Go to last post
    Geoff3DMN

    Small size lens, Canon EOS 400D

    The 18-55 kit lens is about as small as standard APS-C zoom lenses come.

    You could buy a prime lens (30mm, 35mm or 50mm) and they would

    Geoff3DMN Today, 07:11 PM Go to last post
    entropy

    4gb ram enough for MacBook Air for high school?

    Dick Smith have 15% off apple computers today only! but of course they are the standard configuration.
    now normally if I was buying at full price

    entropy Today, 05:30 PM Go to last post
    PO15KA

    Small size lens, Canon EOS 400D

    hi everyone,

    i wanted to get your advice on small size lens i want to get for our Canon EOS 400D SLR camera. We currently have the standard

    PO15KA Today, 05:01 PM Go to last post
    back2mac

    Can't Boot into Leopard Install DVD

    I plugged the keyboard into my iMac running Mavericks - rebooted, held 'Option' and it came up to the 'Select Boot Drive' screen. Perfect so now I am

    back2mac Today, 02:18 PM Go to last post
    cosmichobo

    Remote Screen Sharing

    Horsham Country Music Festival is over for another year, and so my dad finally green-lit the installation of his "new" iMac.

    cosmichobo Today, 11:40 AM Go to last post
    harryb2448

    Hard Drive Failure in iMac. It hasn't failed yet, so what are my options?

    Go to the link provided.

    Still done under warranty for that model.

    harryb2448 Today, 07:40 AM Go to last post
    NathR32

    Hard Drive Failure in iMac. It hasn't failed yet, so what are my options?

    Coverage is three years from purchase date. If it is a 09/10 model, it will be outside that period.

    NathR32 Yesterday, 11:58 PM Go to last post
    blacky

    iphone background - what's yours?

    Hi all,

    what background are you using for your iphone? Here is mine:



    source: iPhone Wallpapers | Free iPhone

    blacky Yesterday, 06:31 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Hard Drive Failure in iMac. It hasn't failed yet, so what are my options?

    Is it a 1 TB Segate drive? Apple recalled these and replace them for free

    https://www.apple.com/au/support/imac-harddrive/

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 05:10 PM Go to last post