• 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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    PCKid

    Volume button down only goes to one bar since iOS 8.1

    Thanks. Odd though seems like it's supposed to be on to work?

    PCKid Today, 06:52 PM Go to last post
    Fitshaced

    "Hey Siri"

    It would be a nightmare if it was activated without needing to be on charge.

    Fitshaced Today, 03:43 PM Go to last post
    ianpgonzaga

    "Hey Siri"

    i find that it activates when the tele is on or when music is playing

    in the car it's quite handy but sometimes road noise can get in the

    ianpgonzaga Today, 03:14 PM Go to last post
    shiny

    Volume button down only goes to one bar since iOS 8.1

    Just tested it out and same thing. if you go to Settings > Sounds and turn off change with buttons it will go to mute and with it on it will just to

    shiny Today, 01:49 PM Go to last post
    shiny

    iOS 8.1 is released

    Finally! You can turn off the Siri microphone on the keyboard. Good to see the camera roll is back.

    Caved in and updated my iPad 2. Initially

    shiny Today, 01:36 PM Go to last post
    davemc

    "Hey Siri"

    it be funny if you could rename it...
    I still find it does not understand me a lot of the time, although the wife says the same

    davemc Today, 01:31 PM Go to last post
    Fitshaced

    "Hey Siri"

    What's it called?

    Fitshaced Today, 11:26 AM Go to last post
    mmulhern

    "Hey Siri"

    Yes, interested in trying it in the car - but I don't don't go "Hey!" when I want someones attention, and my phone is not called Siri.

    mmulhern Today, 10:52 AM Go to last post
    Fitshaced

    "Hey Siri"

    I dont believe there is. I somehow activated Hey Siri in my asleep and woke up to the sound it makes when it thinks you have finished speaking.

    Fitshaced Today, 10:39 AM Go to last post
    Warthog

    iPad Air 2 - first impressions

    I like it. Soon they will be that thin, that you will be holding just a piece of sapphire glass.

    Warthog Today, 10:32 AM Go to last post