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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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    Lockley

    G4 Cube Power Supply

    Ok, Thanks Guys

    Lockley Today, 03:01 PM Go to last post
    blubarb

    Mail links not working

    Did you ever get a solution to this? I am having the same issue now. I click on a link and Chrome comes to the front to open the link.

    blubarb Today, 02:38 PM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

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

    Night mode or do not disturb will stop it from ringing (that little moon icon) so is worth a look. If that's turned on the iPhone still makes sounds

    The_Hawk Today, 11:22 AM Go to last post
    Gina1212

    Smashed iPhone 5S screen

    It's better to fix it buy myself.

    Gina1212 Today, 01:23 AM Go to last post
    Mikey

    Photoshop expert/hobbyist wanted

    You don't want to cut and paste - have the two images in the same doc on layers, and put a layer mask on the upper layer and use a soft brush to gently

    Mikey Yesterday, 01:10 PM Go to last post
    Byrd

    G4 Cube Power Supply

    Also check Cubeowner for converting a bench-testing power supply (such as available from Jaycar) to your Cube.

    Byrd Yesterday, 09:14 AM Go to last post
    atouchcurious

    Macbook Pro Retina keeps crashing

    Hi all, I have a mid 2012 macbook pro retina that keeps crashing. I think it is a GPU issue. My screen keeps shutting off (but the keyboard backlight

    atouchcurious Yesterday, 08:09 AM Go to last post
    leon

    G4 Cube Power Supply

    No third party available.
    You'll have to stump up for genuine.
    The Dr Bott DVI to ADC used a cube power supply if you can find one of those

    leon Yesterday, 05:27 AM Go to last post
    Lockley

    G4 Cube Power Supply

    I have a G4 Cube but unfortunately no power supply. As the genuine ones are really expensive plus had to find are there any third party options I could

    Lockley Yesterday, 12:15 AM Go to last post
    NathR32

    Someone Else's ID on BNIB iPhone 6 Plus

    This has nothing to do with iCloud.

    Either an app, book or song/video on your device was purchased with someone else's Apple ID. It is

    NathR32 26th August 2015, 10:07 PM Go to last post