• 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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    fender22

    Macbook pro shutting down at about 50% battery

    Just wondering if this means time for a new battery?
    Service info says "service battery".
    Cycle count 619
    Full charge

    fender22 Yesterday, 12:12 PM Go to last post
    neonwizard

    VPN software for Mac OS X

    I use PIA and PureVPN (mostly PIA) I do not use their applications, instead I bought Viscosity which works great and has been rock solid for the last

    neonwizard Yesterday, 05:00 AM Go to last post
    HawkMcDuck

    Mac Can No Longer Access Windows Shared Files

    I'll just add one more thing. It appears that there might be something different depending on which version of the Mac OS one is using. Here is a table

    HawkMcDuck Yesterday, 01:49 AM Go to last post
    HawkMcDuck

    Connecting a Mac running OS X 10.11.5 to Windows 10 shares

    I have a PC running Windows 10 and some Macs (MacPro1,1, MacPro3,1, an iMac8,1 and two MacMini3,1's) running OS X 10.11.5 or 10.10.5. I was having the

    HawkMcDuck Yesterday, 01:20 AM Go to last post
    chrisjohnson

    VPN software for Mac OS X

    Yes i checked your VPN service provider. It seems that they are providing summer sale of Buy 1 year of PureVPN and get next year completely FREE! Is it

    chrisjohnson 23rd June 2016, 09:10 PM Go to last post
    JeffyDune

    VPN software for Mac OS X

    Hey Chris. VPN software for mac was a pain for me too but recently my service provider has launched new app for mac which is pretty awesome and it has

    JeffyDune 23rd June 2016, 05:31 PM Go to last post
    chrisjohnson

    VPN software for Mac OS X

    Hello everyone. I am an Australian resident. I want to use VPN(Virtual Private Network) to safe search & to be more secure online on my Mac OS X.

    chrisjohnson 22nd June 2016, 08:03 PM Go to last post
    Hv8

    Mac Can No Longer Access Windows Shared Files

    Thank you MadKiwi,
    I have played around with this over the past week.
    Yes, I connect using the Guest account.
    I did what you suggested

    Hv8 21st June 2016, 07:48 PM Go to last post
    Grant052

    modify network configuration request

    This box appeared a couple of days ago....

    "networksetup is trying to modify the system network configuration. Type your password

    Grant052 21st June 2016, 12:16 PM Go to last post
    GridLok

    How to instal and connect POP3 mail app. that allows user added folders.

    I have an iPad Mini (iOS 9) that is used often for email associated with social group. I need to be able to organise copies of email sent & received,

    GridLok 20th June 2016, 02:17 PM Go to last post