• 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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    kyte

    Random Photography Thread V5.0

    Yeah, I would have been up around 5 or 5.30 I guess. I'm actually a good 30 minutes from the beach so often need to leave before the sun's up, and just

    kyte Today, 10:31 AM Go to last post
    mmulhern

    HTPC - Mac Mini G4 vs 1,1 Core2Duo ?

    Benefit of the early intel mac minis is that the cPU can be replaced with something gruntier.

    iFixit: https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Mac+min...placement/1178

    mmulhern Today, 07:49 AM Go to last post
    cosmichobo

    HTPC - Mac Mini G4 vs 1,1 Core2Duo ?

    G'day leon!

    Mmm, was worried that might be the case. I know my 1.8GHz dual PowerMac G5 couldn't handle full HD either... so not real

    cosmichobo Yesterday, 06:11 PM Go to last post
    leon

    HTPC - Mac Mini G4 vs 1,1 Core2Duo ?

    I have a 2010 Mini server (2.66GHz) Core 2 Duo.
    It handles 1080i content recorded by eyetv fine.

    1080p from iTunes pegs both cores

    leon Yesterday, 04:38 PM Go to last post
    ednap

    The recent purchases thread - Part 2

    At the start of the year I changed jobs, on the up side it is a fantastic opportunity which I am enjoying getting my teeth into.
    On the downside

    ednap Yesterday, 04:28 PM Go to last post
    cosmichobo

    HTPC - Mac Mini G4 vs 1,1 Core2Duo ?

    G'day,

    For the past few years or so I've been using a 1.5GHz G4 Mac Mini with 512MB of RAM as my HTPC. It's running data off my MyCloud

    cosmichobo Yesterday, 03:59 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    9 March Apple event - What will we see

    I hope most of the new features are software wise so the old one gets them. I'd also love iView and SBSOnDemand. I'd actually like the ability to connect

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 10:55 AM Go to last post
    kyte

    9 March Apple event - What will we see

    LOL. New AppleTV. Figures. I had just decided (around 5pm yesterday) to sacrifice my FlyBuys points on an AppleTV3. (I'll be selling my 2 once it

    kyte Yesterday, 08:04 AM Go to last post
    Enahs

    Keyboard Replacement

    Mid-2009 MBP. Coffee spill ~2yrs ago. About 5 keys affected. Removed keys & the white doo-hickie underneath & cleaned but alas no success. Bought

    Enahs Yesterday, 07:54 AM Go to last post
    rockmac

    Recommendations for best UPS?

    I've been using a solar charged 24V AGM battery bank with a 250W 24V sinewave inverter to run all my IT including ADSL modems, VOIP / mobile phones and

    rockmac Yesterday, 07:28 AM Go to last post