• 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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    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