• Friday Morning News

    <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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    swoffa

    Random Photography Thread V5.0

    White Tails! Arrrrgh. Didn't help my arachnophobia when a lady at work lost most of the skin on her hand due to a bite from one. I now farm the daddy

    swoffa Yesterday, 09:59 PM Go to last post
    soulman

    Random Photography Thread V5.0

    Good score and one of the many reasons to love spiders. I find it hard to understand how people dislike creatures that control biting insect populations.

    soulman Yesterday, 09:13 PM Go to last post
    swoffa

    Random Photography Thread V5.0

    Interesting read. I feel for the writer.

    Pretty sure that was a March fly. We used to get bitten by the blighters every summer at the beach.

    swoffa Yesterday, 08:50 PM Go to last post
    james the 2nd

    iPhone 6 VS iPhone 6 Plus

    Oh, this is not making the decision any easier

    Really though, thanks for all the feedback

    How is the Plus with one

    james the 2nd Yesterday, 08:42 PM Go to last post
    LCGuy

    He's Alive! (School yard bullying story)

    This. I had a lot of trouble with bullying at high school...and while I'd like to think that some of the people who gave me trouble back then are sorry

    LCGuy Yesterday, 08:15 PM Go to last post
    soulman

    Random Photography Thread V5.0

    Nice shot mate. What's she got there? A fly?

    Edit: I just had a look at a few of your other pics and it looks more like a bee from the

    soulman Yesterday, 07:27 PM Go to last post
    PO15KA

    iTunes TV discounts

    Hi

    Can I ask how do you find out the discounted shows? Is there a section on iTunes or do you just have to browse the ones you like it look

    PO15KA Yesterday, 07:21 PM Go to last post
    GeoffP

    Upgraded to iOS8 on iPhone 5S, now BT to car kit buggered

    Did the Reset All Settings - paired again.
    phone worked on way home - will try again in the morning - I also won't turn the phone off tonight (like

    GeoffP Yesterday, 05:42 PM Go to last post
    DarkAvenger

    Can't download updates from the App Store due to previous user's Apple ID

    When the 'Sign in to download from the App Store.' box appears, the Apple ID is that of a previous user so how do I replace the previous users Apple ID

    DarkAvenger Yesterday, 05:41 PM Go to last post
    swoffa

    Random Photography Thread V5.0

    They are pretty. Here's one I took having breakfast.

    swoffa Yesterday, 05:24 PM Go to last post