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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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    entropy

    Did anyone else buy the MacBook Air 11" through Kogan on eBay?

    Same here, Kyte.

    entropy Today, 07:05 PM Go to last post
    krolly

    World's oldest Mac user needs our help.

    I suspect the trick is when there is something they want, you show them how they can provide it for themselves using technology.

    Of course

    krolly Today, 01:51 PM Go to last post
    kerr

    World's oldest Mac user needs our help.

    I'm sure it's more rewarding that me trying to encourage older family members to use technology when their heart isn't in it.

    kerr Today, 12:55 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    World's oldest Mac user needs our help.

    He should be fine with Mavericks... its quite similar to Lion which means it should be an easier transition...

    Oldmacs Today, 09:52 AM Go to last post
    rpjallan

    Help! - User account not appearing after login

    When logged in as root, go into the Accounts preference pane and make sure the path to your user folder is correct (I have had instances where the path

    rpjallan Today, 09:26 AM Go to last post
    krolly

    World's oldest Mac user needs our help.

    Sadly, no.
    I was looking through Skype alternatives and thought Facetime would be perfect until I noticed it was solely for Apple products. All

    krolly Today, 09:22 AM Go to last post
    kyte

    Did anyone else buy the MacBook Air 11" through Kogan on eBay?

    Since subbing to groupbuy, I have not had a single email (no, not even to my junk mail) so I guess I'll unsubscribe again. Its worth keeping an eye on

    kyte Today, 06:56 AM Go to last post
    kyte

    Dead iPad battery after 3-years. Apple very unhelpful.

    It does stink, I agree. I wasnt thinking too well when I paid for a replacement OOW for the iPhone 3GS. I will never recover the cost of that. However,

    kyte Today, 06:50 AM Go to last post
    DarkAvenger

    Help! - User account not appearing after login

    I decided to go ahead with the 'How to log in as a root' so I logged out of the primary account and now 'Other' appears in the log in screen so i typed

    DarkAvenger Today, 12:57 AM Go to last post
    rpjallan

    Help! - User account not appearing after login

    Have a look at this:

    Mac Troubleshooting - Reset User Account Permissions

    rpjallan Today, 12:37 AM Go to last post