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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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    iPhone 6 VS iPhone 6 Plus

    Agreed that the curved design of the 6 is comfortable.

    Oldmacs Today, 01:53 AM Go to last post

    iPhone 6 Air?

    Apple should be consistent with their naming convention. Air for MacBook implies the lower spec'd smaller model, but for iPad it refers to the bigger

    kerr Today, 01:36 AM Go to last post

    iPhone 6 VS iPhone 6 Plus

    So I gave in. I wasn't gonna bother upgrading from my 5S 32gb but I'm constantly having to free up space lately so went and picked up a 128gb 6. I walked

    ADAMS77 Today, 01:35 AM Go to last post

    iPhone 6 VS iPhone 6 Plus

    I'd be happy with that. Or a smaller 6 design with an A8 in it.

    Oldmacs Today, 12:27 AM Go to last post

    Apple Wireless Keyboard Some Functions Not Working A1314

    Still have not found a solution to this problem not able to find a firmware update to see if it needs it or not ?

    imacattack Yesterday, 11:51 PM Go to last post

    iPhone 6 VS iPhone 6 Plus

    I agree the larger phone is not for everyone but as you say the 5C or 5S are there as an alternative. For that reason I don't see Apple going smaller

    SRG Yesterday, 11:47 PM Go to last post

    iPhone 6 VS iPhone 6 Plus

    Ok heres the thing... Not everyone can actually manage the larger screen. To my intense disappointment, I am one. I almost dropped the demo phone in an

    kyte Yesterday, 11:37 PM Go to last post

    iPhone 6 VS iPhone 6 Plus

    Apple is a business and are all about making money. The masses are all about a larger screen. Go back to Android? Can you even get a 4" Android equipped

    TJA77 Yesterday, 11:20 PM Go to last post

    iPhone 6 VS iPhone 6 Plus

    There are a lot of small handed people and people who prefer one handed use. I know people who have bought iPhones for that reason. 4.7 in he has removed

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 11:06 PM Go to last post

    iPhone 6 VS iPhone 6 Plus

    My apologies! I can understand where you are coming from but as SRG mentioned, a record first day of pre order would suggest a majority of users were

    TJA77 Yesterday, 10:56 PM Go to last post