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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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    entropy

    Telstra Air - Anyone signed up for it yet

    I regularly get 110 Mbps on my BigPond connection, but to get Telstra air I would have to upgrade my modem, and pay $216 for the privilege.
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    entropy Today, 08:06 PM Go to last post
    james the 2nd

    Apple Music and Beats 1 thoughts

    Gotta say, I'm enjoying Beats1. It's making my music app on the iPhone feel 'alive'.
    Early impressions are positive.

    james the 2nd Today, 08:04 PM Go to last post
    prak97

    Post your Vintage Mac Gear!

    Graphite iMac G3 400 DV SE ...working ...great machine for $20 :-)
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    prak97 Today, 07:16 PM Go to last post
    AfterBurner_1

    Telstra Air - Anyone signed up for it yet

    Telstra, yeah not happening. ok concept but if i were going to effectively connection share I'd be running completely separate hardware.
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    AfterBurner_1 Today, 05:25 PM Go to last post
    tinhead88

    Telstra Air - Anyone signed up for it yet

    Poor value and Telstra... surely not

    tinhead88 Today, 04:06 PM Go to last post
    Byrd

    Telstra Air - Anyone signed up for it yet

    Do you have to stand around the pink Wifi booths to get your own wifi? Most I've seen (in metro Melbourne, not CBD) are old payphone booths and don't

    Byrd Today, 03:33 PM Go to last post
    Dog Knight

    Apple Music and Beats 1 thoughts

    I haven't explored it fully yet but I do like the custom 'For You' radio stations that it generates based off your initial input.

    Dog Knight Today, 01:31 PM Go to last post
    prak97

    5300c networking

    "I think your best bet might be to get a copy of (the free) StuffIt Expander and transfer that via the Linux box with the .sit file and expand it

    prak97 Today, 12:36 PM Go to last post
    prak97

    5300c networking

    Thanks Byrd ....owe you big time ....cheers

    prak97 Today, 11:39 AM Go to last post
    prak97

    5300c networking

    SUCCESS ....thanks to you ...and the .sit info .....what I eventually did ...fired up a SE30 of all things .
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    prak97 Today, 11:37 AM Go to last post