• 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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    imacattack

    Mac Pro 2008 Random Shut Down During Boot Up.

    Ok ran the software suggested by soulman and here is the result :-

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    cosmichobo

    Announcing: The Littlest Hobo

    The littlest hobo has had his first trip to hospital, age 21 months...

    Slipped in the shower, hit his head on the the door sill, and put

    cosmichobo Yesterday, 11:10 PM Go to last post
    Orestes

    Working for Apple, what's it like?

    I happened across the fact that Apple are running their leadership program and the ins and outs seem interesting enough, opportunities to travel, see

    Orestes Yesterday, 10:32 PM Go to last post
    imacattack

    Mac Pro 2008 Random Shut Down During Boot Up.

    I wish I knew how to get a hold of one ;-)



    Thanks soulman have downloaded it and will run it when my machine is doing nothing.

    imacattack Yesterday, 08:23 PM Go to last post
    iMic

    To Sell or Not to Sell - iPod Classic

    I've come across a few more units in storage - 2 30GB (5G) and 1 80GB Classic (6G). I'm thinking of selling the 160GB, then using some of the proceeds

    iMic Yesterday, 08:10 PM Go to last post
    Horst

    To Sell or Not to Sell - iPod Classic

    I have two iPod Classic, one older white one and one of the last ones in silver. One I use in my car for connection to the Audi Music Interface and the

    Horst Yesterday, 04:31 PM Go to last post
    karter

    Opening iPhoto causing MacBook Pro to restart

    Hi all..

    So I have had this problem for about a year now, that every time I am opening iPhoto on my 2011 MacBook Pro, the Mac is completely

    karter Yesterday, 04:27 PM Go to last post
    soulman

    Mac Pro 2008 Random Shut Down During Boot Up.

    I have the same machine, which sometimes does something similar. It only happens in hot weather on mine and it's usually cured by blowing the dust off

    soulman Yesterday, 03:21 PM Go to last post
    nibbles

    Not suited to the Private Sector...

    Just an update on my situation (apologises for thread hijacking)...

    Yesterday morning, being a bit quiet around the place I decided I'd go

    nibbles Yesterday, 03:18 PM Go to last post
    nibbles

    Snakes... on a Christmas Tree!

    Never heard of it though I remember hiding a packet of maltesers in one as a kid and finding it the following year.

    nibbles Yesterday, 03:06 PM Go to last post