• 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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    Oldmacs

    iOS 8.1 is released

    Dowlaoding onto iPad 2 and my iPhone 5...

    Oldmacs Today, 06:54 AM Go to last post
    changa

    iPad Air 2 - Purchase & Delivery

    Just received my shipping notice from Apple. My iPad Air 2is expected to be delivered tomorrow! The TNT guy just delivered my Midnight Blue Smart Case

    changa Today, 06:36 AM Go to last post
    SRG

    iOS 8.1 is released

    iOS 8.1 is out and can be downloaded in the usual ways.

    For those brave MacTalkers diving in, how are you finding and what are your likes

    SRG Today, 06:34 AM Go to last post
    MadKiwi

    Apple disappoints me

    I think this statement hits the nail on the head and with the money that Apple charge for their "superior" products I don't think that this

    MadKiwi Today, 04:29 AM Go to last post
    cosmichobo

    My Bad Experience - Used Car Gallery, Car City, Ringwood

    Well, after speaking to a lawyer, there are at least 4 points of Consumer Law that I can argue over with regards to the faulty air-con, so I have now

    cosmichobo Yesterday, 10:54 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Apple disappoints me

    Sounds about right. Sell Macs with 4GB of ram, which is already too little now, then in 2 years time they OS X 10.12 will cripple them. Because thats

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 10:10 PM Go to last post
    DagrtheSnide

    Apple disappoints me

    More likely, I'm sure Apple did their research and found they would make more money if people could not upgrade the ram or hard drives themselves.

    DagrtheSnide Yesterday, 09:27 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Apple disappoints me

    Regardless of what consumers are doing its a stupid stupid stupid idea. It would also not reflect my experience with consumers. Its an excuse for Apple

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 08:19 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    SSD for a late 08 Macbook.

    I've had an OWC 3G 240GB in our early 2008 Macbook since April and I'm very happy with it. It was $140 US. Also bought a second one for a family member's

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 08:16 PM Go to last post
    kiwijohn

    SSD for a late 08 Macbook.

    I've just installed Yosemite on my old MB & it is very sluggish. Mavericks was ok, but this ain't.
    Planning on bumping up the ram to 8Gb &

    kiwijohn Yesterday, 08:04 PM Go to last post