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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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    DagrtheSnide

    Turning a Mac Mini into a Game Console?

    Get him an Apple Bandai Pippin, there should be heaps buried next to the mound of Atari ET game cartridges.

    Apple Bandai Pippin - Wikipedia,

    DagrtheSnide Yesterday, 09:11 PM Go to last post
    lawrencium

    iPad Air 2 - Purchase & Delivery

    I wasn't aware of that, although we do have a 12w charger, but it's primarily used for my mother's iPhone. I don't think anything over 5w affects the

    lawrencium Yesterday, 05:22 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    iPad Air 2 - Purchase & Delivery

    My iPad 2 charges faster with a 12W charger than a 10W one. The iPad 3 and 4 have the same batteries and the 3 and 4 both charge faster with the 12W even

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 05:17 PM Go to last post
    leon

    iPad Air 2 - Purchase & Delivery

    iPad 4 and Air 1 came with 12W charger.

    leon Yesterday, 01:28 PM Go to last post
    changa

    Family Sharing and iCloud storage/Drive are broken!

    Glad you have managed to sort out your problem, but the Gift Card process is not a 'workaround' it is how Gift Cards have always worked and has not changed

    changa Yesterday, 01:28 PM Go to last post
    bigbod

    TNT treating customer badly. AGAIN!

    LOL... had exactly the same experience... my 5K iMac arrived on Monday in Newcastle. Interestingly, at the time of sale, it was listed as "delivers

    bigbod Yesterday, 11:42 AM Go to last post
    Mullo

    how do you change your signature ?

    Thanks MacRowdy !!

    Mullo Yesterday, 11:30 AM Go to last post
    lawrencium

    Tim Cook Speaks Up

    I'm sure most of you have heard about and/or read Tim Cook's editorial in Bloomberg Businessweek regarding his sexual orientation. Anyway, you can read

    lawrencium Yesterday, 10:56 AM Go to last post
    Geoff3DMN

    Sound problem with upgrade to Yosemite

    I upgraded my 2013 Macbook Pro and now the sound level is greyed out. I can select internal speakers and when I click on a system test sound it works

    Geoff3DMN Yesterday, 10:38 AM Go to last post
    lawrencium

    iPad Air 2 - Purchase & Delivery

    The iPad 1 came with a 10w adapter, as well as my iPad mini 2. I think it has more to do with the battery included in the device, and it's relative energy

    lawrencium Yesterday, 10:37 AM Go to last post