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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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    Seele

    El Capitan 10.11.3 on MBP: keyboard becomes inoperative randomly

    As in the title, this is pparently it's a known issue; the standard reply is to check bluetooth or unplug and plug the keyboard back. However, this also

    Seele Yesterday, 09:21 PM Go to last post
    iMic

    iPhone 5s putting old home button and fingerprint sensor in new LCD & digitiser assy

    Should do the trick. The fingerprint reader is most likely mismatching with the Logic Board (the components have a unique identifier and are keyed to

    iMic 7th February 2016, 04:03 PM Go to last post
    skydivemac

    iPhone 5s putting old home button and fingerprint sensor in new LCD & digitiser assy

    I have replaced a friends iPhone 5S complete front assembly including home button assembly. Everything works fine except the fingerprint sensor indicates

    skydivemac 7th February 2016, 10:44 AM Go to last post
    cosmichobo

    Doctor Who!

    Thankyou.

    Indeed, that was the scene that promoted this video! Then I forgot about it... Then refound it again and finished it off...

    cosmichobo 5th February 2016, 01:07 PM Go to last post
    ianglass

    Doctor Who!

    Very well done. I really like Smith's response when Clara says its smaller on the outside.

    ianglass 5th February 2016, 10:42 AM Go to last post
    delicado

    Apple A1321: how much hours of battery life?*

    Well I bought*an Apple A1321 battery*few days ago.Now I want to know how to test its life?*


    How to be considered normal?

    delicado 5th February 2016, 01:46 AM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    iPad 2 to IOS 9 latest?

    unfortunately you can not install iOS 7 or 8. Apple is only signing 9.2.1 so even if you have the update file you can't do it.

    Oldmacs 4th February 2016, 11:19 PM Go to last post
    PCKid

    iPad 2 to IOS 9 latest?

    I've downloaded the iOS 7.1.2 Ipsw file so I should be ok with that then? Westpac tech said iOS 7 is fine.

    PCKid 4th February 2016, 07:01 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    iPad 2 to IOS 9 latest?

    Its definitely slower.. 7.1.2 was about on par with iOS 6, but 8 was slower than 7.1.2 and 9.2.1 is still slower than 8.4.1. Turn off a lot of settings

    Oldmacs 4th February 2016, 05:33 PM Go to last post
    cosmichobo

    Doctor Who!



    What did you say? Bigger on the inside?

    My latest mashup...

    cosmichobo 4th February 2016, 04:33 PM Go to last post