• 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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    simonm

    Anyone driving Melb to Syd this week?

    I'm looking for a lift and can contribute towards fuel.

    I'm currently in South Yarra but moving to Sydney.

    simonm Yesterday, 04:55 PM Go to last post
    mick132

    Watching movies from my Macbook pro on TV? How do I connect

    You have to do it after you have connected the cable. It may list the TV you have connected to as an option.

    mick132 Yesterday, 04:27 PM Go to last post
    cosmichobo

    Everything TAM...

    You traded a TAM for an iMac..?

    How did you buy your TAM? Probably been over it before, but the memory isn't what it used to

    cosmichobo Yesterday, 02:51 PM Go to last post
    JaimeSharp

    Boxer DOS Emulator

    None that I have noticed in the times i have used it but that is not that often it does work but i think it would depend on what you want to do with

    JaimeSharp Yesterday, 02:40 PM Go to last post
    audax2

    Remove RAW images when both RAW and JPEG format images of the same photo occur

    Thank you for your helpful comments Soulman and Kyte. Sorry to have taken so long to reply.

    I did what you suggested Soulman, using the

    audax2 Yesterday, 01:44 PM Go to last post
    knightcruiser

    Boxer DOS Emulator

    Any known issues with this application ?

    Thanks

    knightcruiser Yesterday, 09:24 AM Go to last post
    harryb2448

    Everything TAM...

    Ahh memories on trading in my origal LC and RGB monitor on a TAM when the price fell, late 1997 I think. Ran OS 8.6 on mine and it flew, well flew relatively

    harryb2448 Yesterday, 08:53 AM Go to last post
    DarkAvenger

    Blue/cyan cast in sRGB on 13.3" Macbook Pro

    I found a post on 'apple.slashdot.org' regarding OS X Mavericks and colour management:

    "Apple has really fucked up big time on 10.9.

    DarkAvenger Yesterday, 02:39 AM Go to last post
    leon

    Everything TAM...

    The 5500/6500 thing is annoying. I find it easier to upgrade my 5500 than pulling the TAM apart.

    When testing USB cards, it stick them in

    leon 25th January 2015, 11:16 PM Go to last post
    cosmichobo

    Everything TAM...

    Hey leon & Byrd!

    Yep, still in Geelong, just south of the river now. Closer to jimhobo's school, and my work, to save on fuel (since

    cosmichobo 25th January 2015, 11:16 PM Go to last post