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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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    ttvtrung

    Apple TV Airplay Mirroring iOS 8

    Hi everyone,

    It has been indicated that we'll be able to connect to Apple TV using Airplay Mirroring without a network in iOS 8. I'm very

    ttvtrung Today, 07:36 PM Go to last post
    PCKid

    Made a mess of my iTunes folder HELP please

    I tried setting up on an external drive to free up some space on my Macintosh HD internal. It seemed to go ok. Did it through iTunes as you are supposed

    PCKid Today, 06:01 PM Go to last post
    Mobmentality

    Did anyone else buy the MacBook Air 11" through Kogan on eBay?

    Oh man that's crazy! I'll be subscribing!

    Mobmentality Yesterday, 07:32 PM Go to last post
    entropy

    New stylus - Let's hope this one is better than the rest

    The reason is was asking is for backwards compatibility. So an an older iPad would also have non finger usage case.. So etching that would never happen

    entropy Yesterday, 06:34 PM Go to last post
    step_andy

    iDevice Trade-In Program

    I guess so, but I doubt that they would be re selling the units. My thinking is that they would take it apart and re use parts, hd, ram etc. Any screen

    step_andy Yesterday, 02:20 PM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    iDevice Trade-In Program

    A crack is a crack is a crack and requires a replacement screen for them to re-use/sell it again. I wonder what a clean unit is worth?

    The_Hawk Yesterday, 01:23 PM Go to last post
    Orestes

    Enough screen damage to replace the LCD?

    Unfortunately this website scales images... If you right click on it and actually view the image you'll get a better perspective. I took it to Apple today

    Orestes Yesterday, 01:02 PM Go to last post
    Buttercup

    What are the minimum 'must-have' plugins for 10.9.4 to function on the web?

    Thanks, Orestes. I obviously misunderstood your post about VLC. I'll uninstall it. I didn't have to install Kaltura, videos just open in that since I

    Buttercup Yesterday, 10:07 AM Go to last post
    MissionMan

    New stylus - Let's hope this one is better than the rest

    Software would offer better application integration which would result in a better user experience for stylus users.

    Hardware would give

    MissionMan Yesterday, 09:47 AM Go to last post
    glacierdave

    Enough screen damage to replace the LCD?

    The image is too small, and lacking in scale/context, to really offer any opinions.

    There's no harm in asking Apple though, I guess.

    glacierdave Yesterday, 08:07 AM Go to last post