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    <a href="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/2.jpg"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-6576" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/2-300x199.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="199" /></a>This whole Flash debacle has blown up to such large proportions that even <a href="http://www.apple.com/hotnews/thoughts-on-flash/" target="_blank">Steve Jobs himself is weighing in on the topic</a>, and on the homepage of Apple.com, no less. I'm uncertain what spurred this response from the CEO of Apple, Inc, but I do know this - I like it!

    Joy of Tech have <a href="http://www.geekculture.com/joyoftech/joyarchives/1384.html" target="_blank">a Steve Jobs email generator</a>. It's probably good for a laugh, even if all you're doing is just looking through the different responses to questions - some seriously funny combinations to be had!

    Smoking Apples also have*<a href="http://smokingapples.com/software/reviews/transmit-4-panic-mac/" target="_blank">a review of newly-released FTP client</a> by those awesome guys at Panic, Transmit 4. If you've been using something like Cyberduck for a while now, why not step up?

    No Mac coverage at WWDC? Fear not, MacTalk has you covered: while you can now run Steam (<a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/bv92t/so_i_figured_out_how_to_download_the_steam_mac/" target="_blank">unofficially</a>) on the Mac, the other bit of good news for Mac gamers is that <a href="http://osxdaily.com/2010/04/28/starcraft-2-beta-for-mac-now-available/" target="_blank">the StarCraft II beta client has arrived</a> - that is, if you've been lucky enough to get an invite.

    These <a href="http://menscrunch.com/decorated-imac-laptop-photos/" target="_blank">decorated Mac laptop</a> photos make my eyes bleed. Most of them do, anyway - why mess with perfection?

    From sunken power buttons, broken silent switches, and more, iLounge tell us all about the iPhone 3G, <a href="http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/backstage/comments/built-to-last-roughly-two-years-or-21-months-with-an-iphone-3g/" target="_blank">the phone built to last 21 months</a>. For the record, my iPhone 3G in almost perfect condition (one drop made from a few scratches on the plastic back), and dont' forget that Wednesday's morning news told you that <a href="http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2010/04/27/old-iphones-die-hard/" target="_blank">30% of all the iPhone 2G models that sold are still in use</a>.

    You might have seen this already, but <a href="http://www.kyleconroy.com/apple-stock.php" target="_blank">what if you had bought $5700 worth of Apple stock</a> instead of that PowerBook G3 back in 1997? That same Apple stock would be worth over $330,000 today, that's what. Sure, you'd be out of a laptop, but the PowerBook G3's weren't all that good anyway...

    That same Video Acceleration Framework that Plex are using to build their new H.264 support? Yeah, looks like <a href="http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/04/adobe-will-accelerate-flash-video-using-new-apple-api.ars" target="_blank">Flash are also using it to their advantage as well</a>. Maybe this means Flash will suck less on OSX, but we'll see.

    Smoking Apples have a long-winded commentary on*<a href="http://smokingapples.com/opinion/state-of-the-iphone-os/" target="_blank">the future of the iPhone OS</a> now that OS 4.0 has been announced and previewed. If one thing's for sure, Apple's developer focus is on the iPhone OS, not Mac (at least for the moment, anyway).

    As soon as those crazy people at <a href="http://linuxoniphone.blogspot.com/2010/04/android-repos-are-up.html" target="_blank">Linux On the iPhone</a> port Android to the iPhone 3G and I've already got the next-gen iPhone, I'm putting Android on that sucker - because doing so would make me cooler than any of you with the original iPhone, okay?
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    kyte

    Clean My Mac 'lifetime licence'

    I found the same thing. I will not be upgrading.

    kyte Yesterday, 11:41 PM Go to last post
    jimdrum

    Clean My Mac 'lifetime licence'

    Has anyone else discovered that their 'lifetime licence' for Clean My Mac is just a fancy name for a licence that in fact gives you no extra benefits

    jimdrum Yesterday, 05:16 PM Go to last post
    cosmichobo

    IT Training - Acquire Learning/Computer Power Institute ?

    From what I recall reading elsewhere (Whirlpool), Acquire Learning was an attempted rebranding of Computer Power Institute...

    I will say

    cosmichobo Yesterday, 11:00 AM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    No news on next iPad

    I don't know if theres enough room for a 12 inch Macbook and a 12 inch iPad... Adding a keyboard to the iPad Pro would practically make an Macbook Retina.

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 10:09 AM Go to last post
    kyte

    Firewall Software

    I had occasion to help a friend out yesterday, she was curious about what could protect her grandkids when they want to play on her computer - they are

    kyte Yesterday, 07:23 AM Go to last post
    kyte

    No news on next iPad

    I don't even see the point of that. Once you get to 12" it becomes too big to be manageable as a tablet (imagine juggling that on your daily commute

    kyte Yesterday, 07:14 AM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    No news on next iPad

    I don't see the point of a 12 iNCH iPad pro unless Apple makes iOS on the iPad actually for the iPad. You can't have an iPad pro without a viable file

    Oldmacs 29th May 2015, 07:29 PM Go to last post
    ThankDog

    How to make a type of sorting the default?

    I'd like it so that the Finder always sorts by Kind but I find that whenever I restart or open a new Finder window that it reverts back to unsorted. Is

    ThankDog 29th May 2015, 06:31 PM Go to last post
    Geoff3DMN

    No news on next iPad

    I really don't see the need for an iPad pro (12 inch screen), the original iPad was heavy enough that it was annoying to hold for extended periods of

    Geoff3DMN 29th May 2015, 10:50 AM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    No news on next iPad

    I don't get the constant calls for Apple to drop and iPad.

    Perhaps stop selling 3 iPad Minis, but don't drop the Mini or the Air.

    Oldmacs 29th May 2015, 09:05 AM Go to last post