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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

    Best pre-paid plan for son's iPhone?

    There are no data plans on Simplicity. Thats why thats the one with cheap calls and texts. You buy browse plus.
    I switch to Simplicity the next

    kyte Today, 10:02 AM Go to last post
    kyte

    iTunes 12 downloading duplicates of purchased songs

    Made a backup of your itunes somewhere?

    kyte Today, 09:40 AM Go to last post
    Dog Knight

    G4/G5 Usability (aka Tell Me To Toss Them To The Collectors)

    Well yes. Any TV tuner is going to benefit from a direct aerial connection. Especially one with dual tuners. But once setup, works a treat.

    Dog Knight Today, 08:28 AM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    Can I charge my 2012 iPad mini with the new iPhone 6 AC charger?

    Yep it's about twice as long, but you have the amps wrong

    The 5W charger puts out 1Amp, the 12W charger is 2.4A (the older 10W Charger

    The_Hawk Today, 07:42 AM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Apple's Christmas Ad

    I love that commercial. So simple but so powerful!

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 09:47 PM Go to last post
    lawrencium

    Apple's Christmas Ad

    It is quite beautiful. I think they're keeping in with the theme of last year's "Misunderstood" holiday ad. It might even become a tradition.

    lawrencium Yesterday, 07:32 PM Go to last post
    lawrencium

    How can I delete achievements/points from Game Center

    Hm, why exactly do you want to delete the points? I thought deleting the game from your device would give you the option to remove it from Game Center?

    lawrencium Yesterday, 07:20 PM Go to last post
    lawrencium

    Tab browser switching in Safari on iPad (iOS 8).. Does it?

    Well, I guess that answers your rather unnecessary statement of the "place" being "dead"; if the readers of this topic don't have

    lawrencium Yesterday, 07:16 PM Go to last post
    lawrencium

    Can I charge my 2012 iPad mini with the new iPhone 6 AC charger?

    Yes, about that long.

    lawrencium Yesterday, 07:13 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    G4/G5 Usability (aka Tell Me To Toss Them To The Collectors)

    We bought an Eyetv net stream and were VERY disappointed!

    You have to have your aerial next to your router for it to work so the net stream

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 03:49 PM Go to last post