• 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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    leon

    Is it possible to buy a new graphics card for my computer

    I went through the se crap with a 24" white iMac. Reballed Nvidia GPU only lasted 3 months. $300 wasted.

    You can buy GPUs online but

    leon Yesterday, 09:19 AM Go to last post
    Bastard Sheep

    Connecting multiple network shares from same server at login.

    This has been annoying me for a while but not enough to really do anything about. All of my searches bring up issues connecting entirely to a server,

    Bastard Sheep Yesterday, 08:52 AM Go to last post
    lostom

    Is it possible to buy a new graphics card for my computer

    Sure you can buy them, do you have the confidence/ ability to be able to actually do it.

    It's a pretty decent job and not something most

    lostom Yesterday, 08:35 AM Go to last post
    lostom

    Netflix+ Apple Tv

    Ok understood, not remotely interested in Hulu, but Netflix def appeals.

    Thanks for clearing that up, appreciate your help and feedback.

    lostom Yesterday, 08:30 AM Go to last post
    tomkatzid

    Is it possible to buy a new graphics card for my computer

    I have a 24 inch silver iMac. The graphics card went out. Apple wants $800 for a new board. On eBay I spent $89 for a guy to reball it. That only lasted

    tomkatzid Yesterday, 02:46 AM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    The latest saga with my Macbook Pro

    Yep - happens across 4 correct wattage chargers.

    Genius bar did the repairs...

    My Mac is now back to shutting down randomly

    Oldmacs 25th May 2015, 09:25 PM Go to last post
    The Guv

    The latest saga with my Macbook Pro

    Stupid question but is the charger the right wattage? If the GB did the upgrades perhaps they've nudged something. Done all the PRAM etc stuff?

    The Guv 25th May 2015, 05:39 PM Go to last post
    MadKiwi

    Firewall Software

    Or you could take an old PC and turn it into a firewall. There are a number of options that will offer the basics of what you want such as IPCop, Smoothwall

    MadKiwi 25th May 2015, 05:13 PM Go to last post
    gw2111

    iphone 4s sounds work but phone not ringing for incoming calls/notifications/msg's

    Check & see if "do not disturb" is turned on in settings.

    gw2111 25th May 2015, 05:03 PM Go to last post
    kyte

    Netflix+ Apple Tv

    Good god NO! If you want Hulu (cant imagine why anyone does, its not *that* great) you'll need to be on the US itunes store to get the US itunes content.

    kyte 25th May 2015, 02:17 PM Go to last post