• 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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    recd

    Mac Pro won't Boot

    Sounds like logic board, but have you tried to boot with the PCIE SSD card removed and/or with the graphics card removed. The nvidia 8800 graphics card,

    recd Today, 12:46 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Photos for Mac.

    Its honestly like most Apple software these days. Missing features because of a "ground breaking from the ground up rewrite", Justification

    Oldmacs Today, 12:34 PM Go to last post
    Erwin

    Photos for Mac.

    Ok, I've repeated history, and have gone back to Aperture again. Photos had photos missing, iCloud library didn't work with my library which is larger

    Erwin Today, 09:28 AM Go to last post
    kyte

    Photos for Mac.

    I've started keeping my photos on a separate drive, not catalogued by any app (although I use LR and iPhoto... still wont touch Photos) and they take

    kyte Today, 05:05 AM Go to last post
    Erwin

    Photos for Mac.

    Another inexplicable thing. I backed up my photos while they were referenced in Dropbox and took about 90% of 1 Tb (even though photos say 1.1 Tb). But

    Erwin Yesterday, 07:34 PM Go to last post
    Erwin

    Photos for Mac.

    Ok so I'm a sucker for punishment. Last night I had another go, using a different tack. I decided to consolidate all my referenced aperture files in aperture

    Erwin Yesterday, 07:21 PM Go to last post
    baobab68

    Siri not working properly for music anymore

    I am finding, the last few days, that Siri's got a problem playing my music.

    Requests like "Shuffle Playlist Four Star All",

    baobab68 Yesterday, 06:25 PM Go to last post
    Brian Rowland

    Mac Pro won't Boot

    I suspect that the motherboard has failed as I have tried everything I know to get my 2008 Mac Pro to boot using various techniques.

    This

    Brian Rowland Yesterday, 04:24 PM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    Health Data Gone :(

    So... it seems Mr Beardy, you are on the right track.

    On the desktop iTunes does in fact give the *option* to encrypt if you choose to.

    The_Hawk 27th July 2015, 03:24 PM Go to last post
    kyte

    Random Photography Thread 2015

    Oh yes I do. I lived through a Rhode Island and Massachusetts winter, complete with blizzards. :P I know its not THAT cold here but this winter has

    kyte 27th July 2015, 01:39 PM Go to last post