• 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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    Arkhum_Eramak

    Apple Music: Where are all my playlists?

    I got this surprise right before leaving for the UK for work for three weeks. On the plane and "Hey...where are my playlists?" and then I checked

    Arkhum_Eramak Today, 05:22 PM Go to last post
    mwot

    Apple Music: Where are all my playlists?

    Having installed the Apple Music update to the Music app, I've noticed none of my playlists have been retained on my iPhone. My music is still on the

    mwot Today, 05:13 PM Go to last post
    baobab68

    Siri not working properly for music anymore

    What's interesting is if I open the Music app, then ask Siri to shuffle one of my playlists, I can see the playlist getting selected "behind"

    baobab68 Today, 10:37 AM Go to last post
    Tassiecelt

    Photos for Mac.

    I used Dropbox for years, then dropped it. After searching for a while I came across Cubby.com, very happy with it.

    Tassiecelt Today, 01:17 AM Go to last post
    leon

    Mac Pro won't Boot

    Brother in laws 3,1 had similar issue and it turned out to be a failing power supply.

    I've also read that oxidized ram riser cards can cause

    leon Yesterday, 08:52 PM Go to last post
    Alec Fraser

    Siri not working properly for music anymore

    A lot of Siri's requests aren't handled locally on the phone. They're passed to the cloud service...if it worked when 8.4 came out, then I'd say it's

    Alec Fraser Yesterday, 08:04 PM Go to last post
    Thingme

    Mac Pro won't Boot

    Indeed, the problem may well be the video card. Yet it could be faulty connectors they become a little oxidised over time. So work all the connectors

    Thingme Yesterday, 07:57 PM Go to last post
    Byrd

    Mac Pro won't Boot

    Try another video card first before resorting to a new logic board - I agree with recd that the nVidia 8800 is a more likely failure point

    Byrd Yesterday, 04:45 PM Go to last post
    recd

    Mac Pro won't Boot

    Sounds like logic board, but have you tried to boot with the PCIE SSD card removed and/or with the graphics card removed. The nvidia 8800 graphics card,

    recd Yesterday, 12:46 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Photos for Mac.

    Its honestly like most Apple software these days. Missing features because of a "ground breaking from the ground up rewrite", Justification

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 12:34 PM Go to last post