• Friday Morning News

    Steve Jobs at the OscarsIt was only a matter of time before someone released a 1TB hard drive in the oh-so-portable 2.5-inch flavour, and now Western Digital have. There's only one catch - it's 12.5mm high, which means it won't fit in any laptop Mac apart from the unibody MacBook Pro.

    Jeff Richardson is a lawyer who uses an iPhone. Nothing too unusual there (we have our very own right here on the forums), but I mention him this morning purely because he gives us the story behind the iPhone's default wallpaper, Blue Marble.

    Steve Jobs is the world's 136th richest person, according to Forbes. Not the most impressive claim to fame I've heard of, but also not bad - especially considering he was a college drop out!

    Remember OnLive? That service that allows even the most lowly of computers to play high-end games provided you've got a decent internet connection? Eight years of preparation later, OnLive launches in June on both Mac and PC platforms.

    TextExpander for iPhone is an indispensable tool if you spend a lot of time answering emails and doing all that sort of stuff when you're on-the-go. If you're planning on plonking down you hard-earned on the recently-released version 3, I'd certainly recommend reading Macworld's review before you take the plunge.

    On The Job is a neat tool for anyone who does a little freelance work here and there. Primarily an invoicing as well as an time- and expense-tracking app for the Mac, it's packed with loads of features, and has an excellent user interface to boot!

    Sadly, Brizzly bought out the iPhone twitter client Birdfeed recently, and, some say, made it a whole lot uglier. Boy, I'd hate to be any website that had just published an epic, twelve-client roundup of iPhone twitter clients - right iLounge?

    A topic that used to crop up with alarming regularity on the forums was the fact that Australians were frequently price-gouged on Apple gear when compared to US prices. Unsurprisingly, this also happens in other regions of the world, so all you nerds can rest assured that Apple aren't just being mean and picking on us poor, poor Aussies.

    The PC version of Splinter Cell: Conviction hasn't even been released yet, and if my internet research is anything to go by it looks like the iPhone version will be released later this month, ahead of it's PC and console counterparts. Who said the iPhone wasn't a viable gaming platform?

    Finally, Dan Grover of WonderWarp software, makers of the all-in-one-box ShoveBox, comments on the state of computing and those people who googled "facebook login" and then left angry comments on ReadWriteWeb when they didn't understand what they actually stumbled upon.
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    Remote Screen Sharing

    Horsham Country Music Festival is over for another year, and so my dad finally green-lit the installation of his "new" iMac.

    cosmichobo Today, 11:40 AM Go to last post

    Hard Drive Failure in iMac. It hasn't failed yet, so what are my options?

    Go to the link provided.

    Still done under warranty for that model.

    harryb2448 Today, 07:40 AM Go to last post

    Hard Drive Failure in iMac. It hasn't failed yet, so what are my options?

    Coverage is three years from purchase date. If it is a 09/10 model, it will be outside that period.

    NathR32 Yesterday, 11:58 PM Go to last post

    iphone background - what's yours?

    Hi all,

    what background are you using for your iphone? Here is mine:

    source: iPhone Wallpapers | Free iPhone

    blacky Yesterday, 06:31 PM Go to last post

    Hard Drive Failure in iMac. It hasn't failed yet, so what are my options?

    Is it a 1 TB Segate drive? Apple recalled these and replace them for free


    Oldmacs Yesterday, 05:10 PM Go to last post



    Dragonfire Yesterday, 05:01 PM Go to last post



    Dragonfire Yesterday, 04:59 PM Go to last post


    JETTSTREAM = Dragonfire = have you two aliases on the site?

    Byrd Yesterday, 04:31 PM Go to last post

    Hard Drive Failure in iMac. It hasn't failed yet, so what are my options?

    If a novice, it's not at all an easy a job and you do need specialised tools (suction cups) - I'd get someone to do it for you.

    Byrd Yesterday, 04:31 PM Go to last post

    Hard Drive Failure in iMac. It hasn't failed yet, so what are my options?

    First, you can verify the health of your hard drive somewhat by opening up Disk Utility, select your drive and then hit Verify Disc.


    midnight_e Yesterday, 04:01 PM Go to last post