• 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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    kyte

    Best pre-paid plan for son's iPhone?

    There are no data plans on Simplicity. Thats why thats the one with cheap calls and texts. You buy browse plus.
    I switch to Simplicity the next

    kyte Today, 10:02 AM Go to last post
    kyte

    iTunes 12 downloading duplicates of purchased songs

    Made a backup of your itunes somewhere?

    kyte Today, 09:40 AM Go to last post
    Dog Knight

    G4/G5 Usability (aka Tell Me To Toss Them To The Collectors)

    Well yes. Any TV tuner is going to benefit from a direct aerial connection. Especially one with dual tuners. But once setup, works a treat.

    Dog Knight Today, 08:28 AM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    Can I charge my 2012 iPad mini with the new iPhone 6 AC charger?

    Yep it's about twice as long, but you have the amps wrong

    The 5W charger puts out 1Amp, the 12W charger is 2.4A (the older 10W Charger

    The_Hawk Today, 07:42 AM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Apple's Christmas Ad

    I love that commercial. So simple but so powerful!

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 09:47 PM Go to last post
    lawrencium

    Apple's Christmas Ad

    It is quite beautiful. I think they're keeping in with the theme of last year's "Misunderstood" holiday ad. It might even become a tradition.

    lawrencium Yesterday, 07:32 PM Go to last post
    lawrencium

    How can I delete achievements/points from Game Center

    Hm, why exactly do you want to delete the points? I thought deleting the game from your device would give you the option to remove it from Game Center?

    lawrencium Yesterday, 07:20 PM Go to last post
    lawrencium

    Tab browser switching in Safari on iPad (iOS 8).. Does it?

    Well, I guess that answers your rather unnecessary statement of the "place" being "dead"; if the readers of this topic don't have

    lawrencium Yesterday, 07:16 PM Go to last post
    lawrencium

    Can I charge my 2012 iPad mini with the new iPhone 6 AC charger?

    Yes, about that long.

    lawrencium Yesterday, 07:13 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    G4/G5 Usability (aka Tell Me To Toss Them To The Collectors)

    We bought an Eyetv net stream and were VERY disappointed!

    You have to have your aerial next to your router for it to work so the net stream

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 03:49 PM Go to last post