• 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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    pvbirch

    New iMac crashes

    I have a new iMac that continues to crash- the coloured wheel comes on and no control is possible - despite
    the best efforts of the local Apple

    pvbirch Today, 06:26 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Tim Cook Speaks Up

    Because there is still a vocal section of society who are homophobic. There is still a stigma that being gay is not normal. Our current government are

    Oldmacs Today, 05:58 PM Go to last post
    Marcsteel

    Tim Cook Speaks Up

    I also knew about this some years ago. However, and I'm sure Tim Cook would agree on this point, why is it necessary in this melenium to be having this

    Marcsteel Today, 05:18 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Tim Cook Speaks Up

    Oh lordy... I meant blue or hazel not black!!!!! Eek

    Oldmacs Today, 05:03 PM Go to last post
    Eckart

    HELP!! Imovie - my library is corrupted

    I recently upgraded my software on my macbook pro (including iMovie)- a few days ago- and I was working on my older projects when my iMovie crashed and

    Eckart Today, 04:18 PM Go to last post
    mick132

    Tim Cook Speaks Up

    I heard about it around the time he was appointed CEO, it was reported in the media but I cannot remember where.

    mick132 Today, 04:14 PM Go to last post
    lawrencium

    Tim Cook Speaks Up

    I'd certainly hope a baby isn't born with a black eye (I do understand your metaphor, though).

    Anyway, I had no idea that this was even public

    lawrencium Today, 03:59 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Tim Cook Speaks Up

    I knew.. I think some websites reported it when he became CEO..

    Good on him. I can't believe we still live in a world where some believe

    Oldmacs Today, 02:45 PM Go to last post
    Goodbye

    Tim Cook Speaks Up

    Yeah, I knew this when he was appointed too - I thought it was common knowledge already?

    Goodbye Today, 02:27 PM Go to last post
    MadKiwi

    Selling a SIM from an iPhone

    I'm going to sell my current (NZ mobile provider) prepay SIM card as it has what I would consider to be a number that should get me a reasonable amount

    MadKiwi Today, 02:17 PM Go to last post