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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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    Oldmacs

    Need to rant - possible HDD issues

    Hopefully common sense will prevail and Apple will keep producing some mildly open Macs. I can't see myself leaving the Apple ecosystem. I love OSX still

    Oldmacs Today, 12:39 AM Go to last post
    iMic

    Need to rant - possible HDD issues

    A harsh reality, but a reality none-the-less. Whenever I make remarks about Apple's products, it's more of a statement of opinion. As you said though,

    iMic Yesterday, 11:48 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Problems With Viewing The Sydney Morning Herald Website On Safari

    I haven't noticed it until I read this thread.. don't know if its the first time its happened or somehow I've blocked it out??

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 11:27 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Need to rant - possible HDD issues

    I know that full on techie people are not the majority, but I would say a fairly significant number of people know about computer upgrades and would like

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 11:10 PM Go to last post
    soulman

    Need to rant - possible HDD issues

    Understand, but the point i'm trying to make is that it doesn't really matter what people like us think or want or otherwise. We are not in the majority

    soulman Yesterday, 09:48 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Need to rant - possible HDD issues

    I've had a number of pretty average users wanting upgraded hard drives over the past year and upgraded ram is also a thing people talk about. Mac users

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 09:21 PM Go to last post
    soulman

    Problems With Viewing The Sydney Morning Herald Website On Safari

    Yeah, there are some badly borked links there. Someone's not doing their job. If you right click and try to open the images in a new tab you'll see

    soulman Yesterday, 09:10 PM Go to last post
    soulman

    Need to rant - possible HDD issues

    I think this is the crux of it. Even though nearly everyone on MacTalk might think it's important to be able to upgrade their machines, we are in a tiny

    soulman Yesterday, 08:58 PM Go to last post
    soulman

    File types being changed when copying to flash drive

    I don't know how important they are to the process of importing emails, but I don't think it will matter too much what the Finder thinks they are, because

    soulman Yesterday, 08:16 PM Go to last post
    iMic

    Need to rant - possible HDD issues

    Almost certainly the hard drive. When I was servicing Macs professionally, It was such a common occurrence that I would often end the diagnostics as soon

    iMic Yesterday, 08:14 PM Go to last post