• Friday Morning News

    <img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-3937" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/custom_1234815757724_83264892-211x300.jpg" alt="55947930" width="211" height="300" />Ars Technica show you <a href="http://arstechnica.com/apple/guides/2009/11/music-library-disaster-rip-songs-from-your-ipod.ars">how to rip songs from your iPod</a>, regardless of which operating system you choose to roll with.

    Macworld have a great article on <a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/144086/2009/11/tco_iphoneos3.html">understanding your iPhone backup</a>.

    The Apple Blog has a look at <a href="http://theappleblog.com/2009/11/24/a-tale-of-two-hard-drives-apples-secret-weapon/">how much (good) tech support is actually worth</a> - sure, you saved money on that Dell, but is that anything compared to how much money you'll save when your hard drive dies?

    Apple understand that your new i7-iMac (if it arrived undamaged, that is) is a close competitor to the Mac Pro, at least in the preformance stakes. Which is precisely why there's <a href="http://www.hardmac.com/news/2009/11/26/first-test-for-the-forthcoming-intel-6-core-xeon">a new Mac Pro just around the corner</a>.

    Remember how Gameloft said they would cut back their Android developing efforts? Well, it seems there's a difference between cutting back and stopping entirely, as they've just <a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/144093/2009/11/gameloft_android.html">announced support for future Android handsets</a>.

    It seems there's a Product(RED) version of everything these days, and iPhone apps are no exception. A Product(RED) version of Shazam is <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/shazam-red/id341382680?mt=8">now available on the App Store</a>.

    <a href="http://www.creativeapplications.net/quarz-composer/glitch-pattern-generator-quarzcomposer/">GlitchGenerator</a> seems like a handy tool to... generate glitches. The glitches it generate actually seem real, but I don't think you'll be fooling any Apple Genius with this one.

    There's an awesome new app, and <a href="http://macdailynews.com/index.php/weblog/comments/23166/">it speaks your language</a>. Or not, depending on which way you look at it.

    What exactly was the thinking behind Apple's purchase of PA Semi? Macworld attempt to take a deeper look into <a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/133191/2009/11/pasemi.html">why such an acquisition took place</a>.

    PasteMagazine tell us <a href="http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2009/11/the-20-best-gadgets-of-the-decade-2000-2009.html">the best gadgets of the decade</a>. Yeah, there are a couple of Apple products in there.

    There's more to Expose than meets they eye, so it's definitely good news that there are blogs willing to publish their <a href="http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/become-a-multitasking-master-with-these-6-expose-tips-mac/">Expose tips and tricks</a>.

    Finally, ZAGGskins are basically customisable protective film for your portable gadget. If you're not the designer-y type this might not interest you, but having an iPhone with your own design/logo would be pretty cool - and you'll also get the added bonus of scratch protection! They're also 50% off till November 30, so <a href="http://www.zagg.com/zaggskins/index.php">go get 'em</a>.
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    Problems With Viewing The Sydney Morning Herald Website On Safari

    What's happening is that the thumbs that don't load have the correct URL except that instead of starting with , they start with . The odd thing about

    soulman Today, 08:05 PM Go to last post

    SSD for retina MacBook pro.

    So we think this will fit the 2014 as well or is it only pre 2014?

    Google just isn't giving me answers

    karter Today, 07:48 PM Go to last post

    SSD for retina MacBook pro.

    I have a stock Apple 512GB that came in my rMBP and haven't needed to upgrade yet. I thought mine was still the mSATA not the M2 but haven't had a need

    The_Hawk Today, 07:41 PM Go to last post

    SSD for retina MacBook pro.

    They look like the right ones! You haven't replaced any in your early 2013 rMBP? I have the same model and am looking to upgrade my paltry 256 and they

    Goodbye Today, 07:36 PM Go to last post

    Buying New Imac 27 with Retina

    I also suggest looking into SSD upgrades, as it can make later model Core 2 Duo machines perform very well!

    I'd also wait for the second

    Oldmacs Today, 07:25 PM Go to last post

    SSD for retina MacBook pro.

    seems like pre 2013 models are a bit easier to find, but for the 2014 models, I can't see anything that is available..
    The_Hawk, I hope you're

    karter Today, 07:25 PM Go to last post

    SSD for retina MacBook pro.

    From memory, the early SSD's are mSATA (up to early 2013) and I've replaced a couple in the 2011 MacBook Air's, easy as.

    The newer models

    The_Hawk Today, 06:41 PM Go to last post

    Suggestions for music dock...

    We have a pile of AirPlay speakers and they have all performed wonderfully. Anyway, Pioneer A1 and A3's. Yamaha AV receiver with airplay as well as

    The_Hawk Today, 06:32 PM Go to last post

    Need to rant - possible HDD issues

    It doesn't perform any block scanning or in-depth diagnostics, but I would run SMART Utility (the trial will do) and see if it returns any recorded errors

    iMic Today, 05:42 PM Go to last post

    Parts for old Mini

    Have consulted the googalator somewhat, but variable results... Need an audio board for an A1283 late 2009 Mini.

    Alas it has stopped making

    Haakon Today, 05:27 PM Go to last post