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.