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    <a href="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/jobs234234234234.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-10580 alignright" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/jobs234234234234.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="206" /></a><a href="http://www.tuaw.com/2010/10/14/the-ibookstore-six-months-after-launch-one-big-failure/" target="_blank">TUAW call the iBookstore "one big failure"</a>, saying that it pales in comparsion to the gargantuan collection of books on competing devices like the Kindle. The thing is, if the US iBookstore is failing even with their publisher deals, what does that make the AU iBookstore, considering we don't even have publisher deals like those Americans do?

    There's a good answer on a Stack Overflow question about*<a href="http://stackoverflow.com/questions/209170/how-much-does-it-cost-to-develop-an-iphone-application/3926493#3926493" target="_blank">how much it costs to develop an iPhone app</a>. The comment is authored by Craig Hockenberry, one of the developers of Twitteriffic.

    One of the more well-known names on the App Store was recently bought out for a very princely sum of $403 million, but <a href="http://www.cultofmac.com/dena-may-have-gambled-when-it-paid-400mm-for-ngmoco/63405" target="_blank">did the company take a gamble</a> on one of the more successful gaming publishers in the App Store?

    This Android Desktop Notifier is pretty cool leveraging use of Growl, <a href="http://osxdaily.com/2010/10/14/android-desktop-notifier/" target="_blank">it shows you alerts on your desktop machine from your Android handset</a>. Now, if only there was a similar thing for iOS...

    You too can <a href="http://osxdaily.com/2010/10/13/invert-iphone-4-display-to-white-on-black-text/" target="_blank">invert the colour on your iPhone 4 with a handy Accessibility trick</a>, turning your shiny new toy into the most expensive*psychedelic*trip-out device since 2007.

    <a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/154797/2010/10/yahoomessenger_2.html" target="_blank">Yahoo Messenger version 2.0 brings videos and voice chat</a>, along with the feeling of obscurity. I mean, Yahoo Messenger? Who uses that?

    Think Apple breaking the $300 mark on the stock exchange was just a mere*coincidence? No way; for the first time ever, <a href="http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-20019514-260.html?part=rss&amp;subj=news&amp;tag=2547-1_3-0-20" target="_blank">Apple's PC market share in the US crossed ten percent</a>. It doesn't sound like much, but when you're behind giants like HP and Dell, but ahead of companies like Acer and Toshiba, *you'll take every percentage point you can.

    I know Steve said that Blu Ray was a bag of hurt in terms of licensing issues and so on, but what about future optical media formats? With the release of*<a href="http://www.hardmac.com/news/2010/10/12/the-first-optical-disc-of-1-tb" target="_blank">TDK's*monstrous*optical disk capable of storing 1TB of data</a>, at what point does Apple stop considering future technology based on politics? Or does it scrap optical media altogether, like it did with the floppy?

    Your required reading for the week is <a href="http://www.cultofmac.com/john-sculley-on-steve-jobs-the-full-interview-transcript/63295" target="_blank">Cult of Mac's interview with John Sculley, former Apple CEO</a>. For those of you that don't know, Sculley was CEO of Apple just after Steve Jobs left, and was the first in a string of CEOs before the Apple*renaissance*in the late 1990's led by Steve Jobs himself. It's a long read, but it's definitely worth it as it provides some amazing insights into what really goes on behind those closed doors.

    Ever since the demise of YouTube Wednesday here on the blogs, I've been pining for a good Apple-related YouTube video every now and again. Today, my dream comes true with this brilliant Steve Jobs presentation parody; the story goes that Hong Kong MTR released a new iOS app, and <a href="http://micgadget.com/8891/theres-a-knockoff-for-steve-jobs/" target="_blank">they hired a local celebrity to do his best Steve Jobs impersonation to launch it</a>. Sadly there's no version that has english subs, but it works pretty well in Cantonese anyway provided that you, of course, actually understand Cantonese in the first place.
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    bigdave

    The Migration assistant

    Love the migration assistant.
    Works well from time machine or direct mac to mac. (Especially thunderbolt)

    All your apps, settings,

    bigdave Today, 12:34 PM Go to last post
    Ins0mnihack

    Tim Cook Speaks Up

    I honestly thought this was common knowledge among Apple fans (as far as people assuming Tim way was gay that is) but I thought it was something Tim liked

    Ins0mnihack Today, 11:55 AM Go to last post
    Drifter

    Tim Cook Speaks Up

    I didn't know either but makes me no difference to me. Im betting Steve knew though.

    Drifter Today, 11:27 AM Go to last post
    Chundermuffin

    Tim Cook Speaks Up

    Hopefully. Seeing as it occurs in nature to a degree, it's not exactly unnatural.

    I didn't know Tim Cook was gay, but I remain unfazed by

    Chundermuffin Today, 11:07 AM Go to last post
    changa

    iphone cellular not working us aus

    Did you buy it from Apple or a US carrier?

    I also thought that there were still differences between iPhones and that there was only one version

    changa Today, 11:01 AM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    Family Sharing and iCloud storage/Drive are broken!

    That's pretty much how we have things setup... although we have never turned on family sharing, just shared photo streams by invite (which also includes

    The_Hawk Today, 10:52 AM Go to last post
    changa

    Family Sharing and iCloud storage/Drive are broken!

    I agree, this would be a much better system. I currently use a hybrid of the old way and the Family Sharing. I have my family members added to Family

    changa Today, 10:49 AM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    Family Sharing and iCloud storage/Drive are broken!

    And that would be the same reasoning I have for not using it. If I can't use my existing iTunes credit to pay for family purchases I might as well stick

    The_Hawk Today, 08:30 AM Go to last post
    Thingme

    Turning a Mac Mini into a Game Console?

    After Dark Castle and the like when it started to concentrate on productivity and Steve said he didn't like games on his Macs, Apple completely lost the

    Thingme Today, 06:26 AM Go to last post
    modaros

    iphone cellular not working us aus

    I think you need to reset the network settings for the data to work.

    modaros Today, 06:23 AM Go to last post