• 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

    Is it possible to delete user files from a Powerbook G4 if it won't boot?

    Well, good luck with that. I know it takes ages, but you know it could be over and done with, all the time you look for a solution. I don't think there

    kyte Yesterday, 11:27 PM Go to last post
    rowey7777

    New itunes can't sync photos on external drive

    I have my photos library on an external drive due to its size. Syncing has not been an issue until the new itunes update.
    It will not recognise

    rowey7777 Yesterday, 09:14 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    newbie here. selling price of my old iMac advice please

    I'd say $100 - $150. Closer to the $150 if its in good nick...

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 07:42 PM Go to last post
    DarkAvenger

    Is it possible to delete user files from a Powerbook G4 if it won't boot?

    I'd like to try and avoid reinstalling the OS because it would mean spending ages configuring everything back the way I had it so if its possible I would

    DarkAvenger Yesterday, 07:23 PM Go to last post
    AfterBurner_1

    Apple Music and Beats 1 thoughts

    I haven't yet had a chance to use it. just got back from sorting out my parents tech meltdown. will review once i have.

    still need to grab

    AfterBurner_1 Yesterday, 07:08 PM Go to last post
    traveller26948

    newbie here. selling price of my old iMac advice please

    I have an old(ish) iMac model iMac4,1 Processor speed 1.83GHz Memory 1.5GB (dunno what else to tell you). I'd really appreciate knowing what is a fair

    traveller26948 Yesterday, 03:08 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Apple Music and Beats 1 thoughts

    I can't speak for everyone, but in my case it's better because I don't have to switch apps constantly between music/iTunes and spotify. It's just more

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 11:10 AM Go to last post
    kyte

    Apple Music and Beats 1 thoughts

    Whats wrong with Spotify? I mean... why is Apple Music better?

    kyte Yesterday, 03:30 AM Go to last post
    kyte

    Is it possible to delete user files from a Powerbook G4 if it won't boot?

    If you have all the files off there, and won't lose anything... I'd suggest reformatting the drive and reinstalling the OS. It sounds to me like its

    kyte Yesterday, 03:28 AM Go to last post
    LCGuy

    Telstra Air - Anyone signed up for it yet

    I've seen the payphones with the pink WiFi hotspots around Sydney for a few months now, for a few months they were completely free, up until now. I'm

    LCGuy Yesterday, 01:58 AM Go to last post