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    <a href="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/1387950622_dceeb15a4c.jpg"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-6824" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/1387950622_dceeb15a4c-300x239.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="239" /></a>iAd from Apple aims to put super-personalised, awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping, mouth-watering, incredibly-delicious ads right in your pocket. Before I run out of superlatives though, it looks like*<a href="http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2010/05/04/federal-antitrust-probe-of-apple-extended-to-include-iad/" target="_blank">that federal antitrust probe also extends it's reach</a> into iAd.

    Hey iPad owners - if you jailbreak your beloved, not-yet-released-to-Australian-customers device, there's a pretty decent chance*<a href="http://www.tipb.com/2010/05/09/jailbroken-ipad-apple-magic-mouse-support/" target="_blank">you'll be able to use your Magic Mouse with it</a>. The only question is - why the hell would you want to?

    Big news is that*<a href="http://www.osnews.com/story/23272/Android_Outsells_iPhone_in_the_US" target="_blank">Android handsets are outselling the iPhone in the US</a>. You'll note that the article mentions Android handsets in the plural, while iPhone is mentioned as a singularity - and when you consider the sheer number of Android handsets now available (eight or nine mainstream ones) compared with the number of iPhone handsets available (two), it's hardly surprising, no? Not to mention the variances of carriers, and so on...

    <a href="http://osxdaily.com/2010/05/02/run-mac-os-x-leopard-on-a-sony-psp/" target="_blank">You can now run Leopard on your PSP</a>, if you so desire - while the proof-of-concept is good, the actual implementation is*hindered*somewhat by the PSP's immensely*minuscule*screen.

    If you've got a NAS device sitting around at home, then luckily for you, Gizmodo tell you *how to use it. *Actually, they tell you how to <a href="http://gizmodo.com/5528815/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-nas" target="_blank">make the most of it</a>.

    <a href="http://www.panic.com/blog/2010/05/an-apple-e-an-ipad-and-jed/" target="_blank">Panic show you an Apple //e and an iPad</a>. Pretty neat, huh?

    iPhone AppStorm give us... <a href="http://iphone.appstorm.net/roundups/games/iphone-game-friday-kids-games/" target="_blank">kids games</a>! They're not*necessarily*games for kids, though - featuring cartoon-style graphics and simple, yet engaging gameplay, they'll probably suit your grandma, as well!

    This*<a href="http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/macbook-pocket-mirror-business-card-holder-04-05-2010/" target="_blank">MacBook business card *holder</a> (or is that a business card holder shaped like a MacBook?) is one of the coolest things I've seen since that Leopard running on a PSP thing a few posts up.

    By now you've probably given Steam for Mac a thorough run-through. If you haven't, I'd highly recommend <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/freeportal/" target="_blank">picking up the most-excellent Portal</a>, currently free on both Mac and PC, firing up <a href="http://cdn.store.steampowered.com/public/client/installer/steam.dmg" target="_blank">the Steam for Mac client</a>, joining the <a href="http://steamcommunity.com/groups/mactalk" target="_blank">MacTalk Steam group</a>, and then finally, giving <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/browse/mac" target="_blank">some of the other games available for Mac</a> a go.

    For those of you who have been living under a rock for the past, what, three months or so, <a href="http://www.apple.com/ipad/gallery/#ad" target="_blank">Apple have posted a "What is iPad" ad on their website</a>. It's brilliantly crafted, and like any other Apple ad, shows off the best features of the device.

    As a response to Steve's <a href="http://www.apple.com/hotnews/thoughts-on-flash/" target="_blank">Thoughts on Flash</a>, Adobe have posted <a href="http://www.adobe.com/choice/openmarkets.html" target="_blank">their thoughts on open markets</a>. Soon, the whole world will be putting in their thoughts on "how your mum looked last night", "why all the good girls don't seem to exist - oh wait, there're in the kitchen", and "why this news piece is so full of*satirical*humour it's almost not funny anymore".

    There's something happening with MobileMe Mail - it's not free (yet!), but <a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2010/05/13/apple-introduces-beta-of-next-mobileme-mail/" target="_blank">Apple are improving it</a> with rules, archiving, improved*performance, and more! Sign up for the beta today by logging into to the MobileMe web interface.

    Soon, you'll be able to print from your iPad.*<a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2010/05/10/steve-jobs-says-printing-will-come-for-ipad/" target="_blank">Steve said so</a>.

    Oh, and if you thought Apple's so-called "Australian-tax", or "Apple-tax" was harsh, you ain't seen nothing yet. Pass the lube, because <a href="http://www.hardmac.com/news/2010/04/12/the-strange-price-policy-of-adobe-regarding-creative-suite-5" target="_blank">Adobe you want you to bend over</a>.
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    cosmichobo

    Not suited to the Private Sector...

    3 more employees resigned over the past 2 weeks... and by chance, all 3 are going to the same new employer! (in an unrelated industry, but similar roles).

    cosmichobo Today, 04:29 PM Go to last post
    cosmichobo

    Recommend me a pop-up toaster!!

    My latest toaster is an Electrolux Ergosense:



    My buying decisions were heavily related to my mother saying - "I bought

    cosmichobo Today, 04:25 PM Go to last post
    kyte

    Rarrrrgh

    I think its original, thats why it appealed. There are many cheapies on ebay.

    kyte Today, 02:48 PM Go to last post
    vivid2

    Random Photography Thread 2015

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    rpjallan

    Alternatives to Photos/iPhoto

    What version of DxO optics Pro? And what camera model?

    rpjallan Today, 02:27 PM Go to last post
    rpjallan

    Rarrrrgh

    I don't think you can go past the Samsungs at the moment. I have installed a few for my self and others recently and have found them easy to get, reasonably

    rpjallan Today, 02:16 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Rarrrrgh

    Sorry I misread and got excitable that the MX100 was cheaper somewhere else :P

    BTW is that an original Macbook battery or third party...

    Oldmacs Today, 01:24 PM Go to last post
    kyte

    Rarrrrgh

    Errr. I said *some* of the iFixit prices are cheaper. eg, battery for my macbook, $99, as opposed to over $300 from australian sources. I also said

    kyte Today, 01:04 PM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    Recommend me a pop-up toaster!!

    We have that in Purple. It works very well although I've never tried cramming hot cross buns in it.

    Funnily the ATP podcast have been

    The_Hawk Today, 12:57 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Recommend me a pop-up toaster!!

    We've had 2 Kamrbooks over the last 10 years and have been relatively happy... I don't eat toast, but there are some big toast eaters in my household

    Oldmacs Today, 12:35 PM Go to last post