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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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    Apple disappoints me

    Laptops are less agreeable than desktops. At least you can make changes in the latter. I just don't really want one.

    kyte Today, 03:11 PM Go to last post

    Warning: 1Password 5 from web store won't sync with iCloud - must buy Mac App Store v

    I've been a user of 1password since version 3 and it has become so integrated into what I do that I'm stuck with it.

    Anyway, since they

    leon Today, 02:54 PM Go to last post

    Yosemite - feeling underwhelmed

    Thats not new though. Mountain Lion and above are capable of running on any Core 2 Duo Mac, but Apple did not write a driver for the graphics, so it didn't

    Oldmacs Today, 01:52 PM Go to last post

    Apple disappoints me

    I wouldn't trust that valuation. 2011 Macbook Pro 15 inches are going for between $850 and up on eBay. Any Mac is going to loose value relatively quickly...

    Oldmacs Today, 01:40 PM Go to last post

    Apple disappoints me

    I agree. Buying yet another piece of hardware is just annoying, expensive and complex if you're a laptop user.

    Oldmacs Today, 01:29 PM Go to last post

    Apple disappoints me

    Just a word of support for optical drives. My MacBook Pro from 2011 has one and I need it for my husband to use X-Plane 10. I'm not too keen on having

    grizabellachinchilla Today, 01:15 PM Go to last post

    Yosemite - feeling underwhelmed

    That's why Apple's profits are so high, people are being forced in to buying new hardware so that they can "keep up with the Joneses", and have

    MadKiwi Today, 01:11 PM Go to last post

    Apple disappoints me

    It also seems that second hand Macs are no longer holding their value. I just did a check on MResell for my 2012" 15" MacBook Pro (i17 2.3GHz)

    MadKiwi Today, 01:09 PM Go to last post

    Apple disappoints me

    My point of argument is that people who like no internal drives already have two options, the Air and the Retina pro, and those who like internal drives

    Oldmacs Today, 01:07 PM Go to last post

    Yosemite - feeling underwhelmed

    I thought handoff didn't work on the 2011 Mac mini or Air??

    Thats Apple's forced obsolescence as apparently both these models are fully

    Oldmacs Today, 01:05 PM Go to last post