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    <img class="alignright size-full wp-image-5460" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/jobs.png" alt="jobs" width="229" height="265" />Remember the good ol' days, back when Apple and Google were friends? Seems as no-one does - which is precisely why Gizmodo have compiled a short article on <a href="http://gizmodo.com/5483662/how-apple-and-googles-romance-turned-to-hate">where it all started to go wrong</a>.

    People who use Buzz on the iPhone rejoice - all two of you can now <a href="http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/news/comments/buzzie-provides-native-app-for-google-buzz/">reap the benefits of a native iPhone app</a> for the newest social networking platform on the block.

    Once upon a time, a device called the BlackBerry was purportedly more addictive than crack (cocaine). <a href="http://www.tuaw.com/2010/03/02/forget-the-crackberry-stanford-students-are-addicted-to-their/">Has the iPhone overtaken the humble CrackBerry</a> in terms of addictiveness? Is that even a word?

    <a href="http://daringfireball.net/2010/03/this_apple_htc_patent_thing">There's </a><a href="http://mac.appstorm.net/general/app-news/macheist-nanobundle-7-apps-for-20/">a new MacHiest NanoBundle</a> available.

    <a href="http://daringfireball.net/2010/03/this_apple_htc_patent_thing">John Gruber weighs in</a> on the Apple-vs-HTC lawsuit; if you can't beat 'em, sue 'em. Not surprisingly, <a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/146865/2010/03/google_htc.html">Google defend HTC</a> in this particular debacle.

    PatentlyApple says that Apple have been granted a patent for a "<a href="http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2010/03/apple-wins-a-patent-for-an-advanced-battery-recharging-system-more.html">highly advanced battery recharging system</a>".

    Western Digital make some <a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/146766/2010/03/wd_harddrive.html">hard drives with cool displays</a> that display information even when the drive is powered down - but we all know that that stuff is powered by unicorn tears, anyway.

    Another one of those crazy, pseudo, it's-like-you're-taking-hardcore-drugs-but-you're-not apps for your iPhone. <a href="http://www.creativeapplications.net/iphone/glory-math-iphone/">And it's about math</a>!

    <a href="http://appleappraisal.wordpress.com/2010/03/02/why-the-ipod-touch-is-apples-secret-weapon/">Why the iPod Touch is Apple's secret weapon</a> is a very good insight into why the entry-level into the iPhone OS actually exists.

    Steam is Valve's digital distrubution platform for games, and there's a good chance it will be coming to the Mac. <a href="http://www.boingboing.net/2010/03/03/gallery-valve-tease.html">Valve's teaser is nothing short of sheer brilliance</a>.
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    Best pre-paid plan for son's iPhone?

    Best offer is this: Telstra longlife (gets you 365 days expiry for $70 or more) then a switch to Simplicity which gets you the cheaper rates (no flagfall,

    kyte Today, 03:55 PM Go to last post

    Operating System for Power Mac G4

    You can put OSX Leopard which is from 2007 onto it (With a bit of a hack) and it should run alright with 1 GB of ram. Its relatively hard to find though..

    Oldmacs Today, 03:16 PM Go to last post

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

    I reckon (Depending on how old you son is) an old Mac is better than a Windows machine. Put Webkit on and Safari becomes a lot faster. Buy some old games

    Oldmacs Today, 03:14 PM Go to last post

    Best pre-paid plan for son's iPhone?

    My favourite prepaid is Virgin's 'simple' plan. I usually buy $19 for 2 months which gives $19 of credit with 15 cent texts and 15 cents per minute calls

    Oldmacs Today, 03:12 PM Go to last post

    Best pre-paid plan for son's iPhone?

    Looking at giving our 12 year old son my old 5S iPhone for x-mas.
    All other phones are on Telstra, looking for best value suggestions

    GeoffP Today, 02:06 PM Go to last post

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

    Hi cosmic,

    For security/better software/faster/cheaper to run personally I'd find a free/cheap Core2Duo machine for your son, install Windows

    Byrd Today, 12:21 PM Go to last post

    Mac mini - which webcam?

    Generic ones sold on eBay as OS X compatible work out of the box - go Logitech though if you are seeking better quality video.

    Byrd Today, 12:17 PM Go to last post

    Operating System for Power Mac G4


    the highest OS your G4 technically supports is Mac OS X 10.4.11 Tiger, with 256MB RAM though ... I'd try 10.3.9 on the unit first. Legally

    Byrd Today, 12:17 PM Go to last post

    iTunes 12 downloading duplicates of purchased songs

    Posted this in the Apple forum but not had any replies. Hoping the geniuses at MacTalk can help or shed some light on the problem.

    I have

    robtag Today, 09:18 AM Go to last post

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

    I viewed it, but don't use a keyboard with my iPad, maybe many don't.
    BTW, the post shows "Views: 1,396", hardly inactivity!

    ibarnett Today, 08:04 AM Go to last post