• Friday Morning News

    <img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-5089" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/steve_0002-232x300.jpg" alt="steve_0002" width="232" height="300" />What a week - on Tuesday Raffe gave us a serious look at events and happenings around the world, James presented the news in his usual laid-back way on Wednesday, yesterday was marked by Nick making a serious grammatical error on the front page, and now, I'm going to just give the news to* you straight - no joke. It's all seriousness on the MacTalk news desk today - on with the news!

    SUBERAPPS look at ten use cases for the site-specific browser, Fluid, and <a href="http://www.suberapps.com/2010/02/14/useful-tips-ideas-for-fluid-app/">how you can combine multiple sites to create a truly useful mashup</a>.

    John Gruber made an appearance at the Macworld conference, <a href="http://brainstormtech.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2010/02/13/apples-10-biggest-problems/">where he spoke about Apple's 10 biggest problems</a>. At the top of the list: Steve Jobs.

    <a href="http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2010/02/apple-wins-designs-for-aluminum-imac-iphone-3g-dock-ipod-classic-more.html">Apple have won designs for products</a> such as the the aluminium iMac, the iPhone 3G dock, the iPod Classic, and more. Congrats, Apple!

    Shawn Blanc shows us some "<a href="http://shawnblanc.net/sweet-mac-setups/">sweet Mac setups</a>" (sic) of somewhat-famous Mac celebs, such as Mark Jadine and Christina Warren.

    If you've got too many songs and iTunes doesn't quite run as well as it used to, <a href="http://mac.appstorm.net/reviews/music-reviews/everplay-your-lightweight-itunes-alternative/">why not give Everplay a go</a>?

    Want to know how a hard drive works and how it doesn't? There's an app - <a href="http://www.tuaw.com/2010/02/17/macworld-2010-get-an-education-with-the-drivesavers-hard-drive/">called the Disk-aster simulator </a>- for that.

    Apple have also <a href="http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/news/comments/apple-receives-patent-for-multipoint-touchscreen/">received a patent for a multipoint touchscreen</a>, as in a tablet-like device.

    Japan makes <a href="http://www.tipb.com/2010/02/14/crazy-earphones-banana-conduct-sound-draft/">some crazy sets of headphones for the iPhone</a>.

    The <a href="http://toucharcade.com/2010/02/15/street-fighter-iv-set-to-ultra-combo-the-app-store/">imminent release of Street Figher IV on the iPhone</a> means you'll soon be button-mashing those virtual buttons in no time!

    There are now such things as <a href="http://www.meninos.us/products.php?product=Ps-Magnet-Kit">Photoshop magnets for sale</a>. Good grief.
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    Febs

    Apple Reseller Documentary

    Ah, there's a name I haven't heard for a while!

    Sorry, can't help you with the link though. Did you work for them? I did for 18 months

    Febs Today, 01:02 AM Go to last post
    Lockley

    Apple Reseller Documentary

    Hey Guys,

    I'm trying to find a download link for the ABC documentary about the Australian Apple reseller Buzzle. If anyone can help me

    Lockley Today, 12:17 AM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Buying New Imac 27 with Retina

    That whole Yosemite/Mavericks thing is amusing! I myself had so many bugs in Mavericks it wasn't funny. It corrupted two different internal hard drives

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 11:42 PM Go to last post
    cosmichobo

    The recent purchases thread - Part 2

    The other day I ordered a Masterpiece G1 Transformer from Takara (or, more likely a Chinese knock off) - "Streak" aka "Bluestreak",

    cosmichobo Yesterday, 11:25 PM Go to last post
    kyte

    Buying New Imac 27 with Retina

    Good for you, Peter, on the gaming. I'm afraid I gave up somewhere around Kings Quest IV. LOL.

    Its funny how some people find Yosemite

    kyte Yesterday, 11:14 PM Go to last post
    cosmichobo

    Computers only 9% of Apple's profits...

    Gee whiz, you try and spread a bit of doom and gloom, and everyone comes out swinging in defense...



    I do wonder if Apple's

    cosmichobo Yesterday, 11:13 PM Go to last post
    poisontofu

    Colour classic - needs some work - free to good home.

    Ha, I'd probably be fine to arrange shipping, really, just trying to get rid of it as easily as possible! I've had no local takers through other networks,

    poisontofu Yesterday, 10:45 PM Go to last post
    SRG

    Computers only 9% of Apple's profits...

    I think toss in a new redesigned Mac Pro in the last 12-months, the R&D that would have gone into the 5k iMac and the upcoming 12-inch retina MacBook

    SRG Yesterday, 10:01 PM Go to last post
    entropy

    Computers only 9% of Apple's profits...

    that 9% of revenue puts Apple in the top 5 of worldwide computer sales, number 3 in yankee land. Once you exclude corporates that is pretty impressive.

    entropy Yesterday, 09:55 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Computers only 9% of Apple's profits...

    9 percent is still a large ammount. They're steadily building an installed base of Macs, so I don't think they're overly concerned. They're selling far

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 09:17 PM Go to last post