• 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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    The_Hawk

    Made a mess of my iTunes folder HELP please

    Do you have your media files??

    Plan A. Hold option when opening the library (as below) then point iTunes at the library on your external

    The_Hawk Yesterday, 09:03 PM Go to last post
    ttvtrung

    Apple TV Airplay Mirroring iOS 8

    Hi everyone,

    It has been indicated that we'll be able to connect to Apple TV using Airplay Mirroring without a network in iOS 8. I'm very

    ttvtrung Yesterday, 07:36 PM Go to last post
    PCKid

    Made a mess of my iTunes folder HELP please

    I tried setting up on an external drive to free up some space on my Macintosh HD internal. It seemed to go ok. Did it through iTunes as you are supposed

    PCKid Yesterday, 06:01 PM Go to last post
    Mobmentality

    Did anyone else buy the MacBook Air 11" through Kogan on eBay?

    Oh man that's crazy! I'll be subscribing!

    Mobmentality 27th July 2014, 07:32 PM Go to last post
    entropy

    New stylus - Let's hope this one is better than the rest

    The reason is was asking is for backwards compatibility. So an an older iPad would also have non finger usage case.. So etching that would never happen

    entropy 27th July 2014, 06:34 PM Go to last post
    step_andy

    iDevice Trade-In Program

    I guess so, but I doubt that they would be re selling the units. My thinking is that they would take it apart and re use parts, hd, ram etc. Any screen

    step_andy 27th July 2014, 02:20 PM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    iDevice Trade-In Program

    A crack is a crack is a crack and requires a replacement screen for them to re-use/sell it again. I wonder what a clean unit is worth?

    The_Hawk 27th July 2014, 01:23 PM Go to last post
    Orestes

    Enough screen damage to replace the LCD?

    Unfortunately this website scales images... If you right click on it and actually view the image you'll get a better perspective. I took it to Apple today

    Orestes 27th July 2014, 01:02 PM Go to last post
    Buttercup

    What are the minimum 'must-have' plugins for 10.9.4 to function on the web?

    Thanks, Orestes. I obviously misunderstood your post about VLC. I'll uninstall it. I didn't have to install Kaltura, videos just open in that since I

    Buttercup 27th July 2014, 10:07 AM Go to last post
    MissionMan

    New stylus - Let's hope this one is better than the rest

    Software would offer better application integration which would result in a better user experience for stylus users.

    Hardware would give

    MissionMan 27th July 2014, 09:47 AM Go to last post