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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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    stomick

    Web + Email Hosting Recommendations in Newcastle?

    Thanks again Hawk. Luckily it's not so complicated for me - I don't have my own website, just need my domain name redirected to my company's page on

    stomick Today, 03:22 PM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    Recommend a second screen for iMac 5k.

    Damn that looks good!

    The_Hawk Today, 01:45 PM Go to last post
    ADAMS77

    Recommend a second screen for iMac 5k.

    Yeh it's not a cheap solution but neither is the LG screen haha And it has a solid power cable connection, no flimsy plug that only take a bump to unplug

    ADAMS77 Today, 11:04 AM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    Recommend a second screen for iMac 5k.

    https://eshop.macsales.com/shop/Thun...derbolt2-Dock/

    That a nice looking dock, a few more ports than the old Belkin Thunderbolt

    The_Hawk Today, 08:55 AM Go to last post
    ADAMS77

    Recommend a second screen for iMac 5k.

    +1 for the 34uc97. Bought mine last month to use with my 2014 Macbook Pro and it's one of the best things I've ever bought. Together with a heavy duty

    ADAMS77 Today, 12:42 AM Go to last post
    profaen

    Spotlight

    I used to use Spotlight a lot and found it very useful for finding files and documents on my Macbook.
    Now I find it almost useless.
    I am

    profaen Yesterday, 09:56 PM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    Web + Email Hosting Recommendations in Newcastle?

    Since it's registered in your name at least you can move it (or have it moved) should you ever need to. Even if it means loosing all your data you can

    The_Hawk Yesterday, 03:25 PM Go to last post
    rpjallan

    Can't Burn Playlist To CD

    I wasn't quite sure where to put this question but here goes.

    I have been trying to burn some playlists to CD to play in an old car, both

    rpjallan Yesterday, 03:09 PM Go to last post
    stomick

    Web + Email Hosting Recommendations in Newcastle?

    Thanks Hawk.
    Sorry for the late response - I thought I had enabled notifications of new posts, plus I had a busy weekend with kids stealing my time!

    stomick Yesterday, 01:34 PM Go to last post
    tinhead88

    I've just switched to Mac - what's the best program to do... ?

    Buttercup, have you tried VLC? It's rare you come across a media file that VLC can't handle. Always my first choice.

    tinhead88 Yesterday, 01:18 PM Go to last post