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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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    Oldmacs

    Yosemite - feeling underwhelmed

    Perhaps its like Aqua.. it didn't really get refined till 10.3 or 10.4.

    Oldmacs Today, 02:46 PM Go to last post
    The Guv

    Yosemite - feeling underwhelmed

    I think you're right and that article is spot-on, thanks for sharing it.

    The Guv Today, 02:20 PM Go to last post
    soulman

    Yosemite - feeling underwhelmed

    I haven't started using it yet, so I'm not overly qualified to comment, but one way to look at the Yosemite UI is that it's OS X Ive Version 1.0; functional,

    soulman Today, 02:00 PM Go to last post
    leon

    ADDING RAM...

    AUD not as strong now. Also DDR3 1066 not made in quantities anymore

    leon Today, 12:59 PM Go to last post
    The Guv

    Yosemite - feeling underwhelmed

    It does, but it also affects up the dock and other windows. I liked just having the menu bar solid as everything else was as it always irked me that you'd

    The Guv Today, 12:20 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Yosemite - feeling underwhelmed

    I thought turning transparency in Accessibility settings made the top bar solid??

    Personally the new design has turned out to be appealing,

    Oldmacs Today, 12:07 PM Go to last post
    The Guv

    Yosemite - feeling underwhelmed

    I'm also unimpressed. I don't know if I'm just getting old and reluctant to change but I don't much that's useful and I'm getting the impression that

    The Guv Today, 11:39 AM Go to last post
    changa

    Warning: 1Password 5 from web store won't sync with iCloud - must buy Mac App Store v

    I sync my 1Password with dropbox (I used to sync with iCloud but found it was not as reliable).

    I am disappointed that they removed the feature

    changa Today, 11:36 AM Go to last post
    DJY

    Warning: 1Password 5 from web store won't sync with iCloud - must buy Mac App Store v

    thanks for the heads up!
    I'm also a long time 1Password user...
    have v5 on iPad / iPhone... but Mac Book Pro is still on v4.

    DJY Today, 10:26 AM Go to last post
    kyte

    ADDING RAM...

    Wow, thats gone up. It was about $189 when I bought it.

    kyte Today, 10:16 AM Go to last post