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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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    leon

    messages issue - often arrive only via wifi ...

    Same issue here. About 1/20 messages this happens on my iPhone 5

    leon Today, 09:53 AM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    messages issue - often arrive only via wifi ...

    My imessages have been great since one of the Mountain Lion .x updates.. Before then messages between my iPad, iPhone and Mac were always out of sync.

    Oldmacs Today, 08:31 AM Go to last post
    kyte

    messages issue - often arrive only via wifi ...

    I've had that happen, and also the reverse, where wifi conversations dont turn up on the phone for ages. Or a whole bunch of messages come all at once.

    kyte Today, 06:25 AM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Hello screen after iOS 8.1.1 update

    Small iOS update are strange with stuff like that. Sometimes they reset network settings meaning you've got to renter wifi passwords and APN settings.

    Oldmacs Today, 12:20 AM Go to last post
    spacewolf

    Hello screen after iOS 8.1.1 update

    After updating my iPhone 6 to iOS 8.1.1 I was presented with the hello screen (which sometimes happens), but I didn't touch it in time before it turned

    spacewolf Yesterday, 10:43 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Tim Cook Speaks Up

    Ignoring the fact that people are gay is never going to fix the problem, it will just make it worse. I can talk about mental health if I like. I've gone

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 07:10 PM Go to last post
    Orestes

    Tim Cook Speaks Up

    Don't even get me started on mental health, or play the mental health card until you've been all the way to the bottom and back up again as you wouldn't

    Orestes Yesterday, 06:58 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Tim Cook Speaks Up

    Tim Cook is a role model of someone who has overcome obstacles that Gay people face and is able to run a major company. Your idea is to pretty much endanger

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 06:35 PM Go to last post
    Orestes

    Tim Cook Speaks Up

    I'm not the one that's making a big deal out of three posts because I said I was apathetic towards peoples sexual preferences. I said what I said and

    Orestes Yesterday, 06:18 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Tim Cook Speaks Up

    And if people didn't care we'd still have segregation based on race + women would have next to no rights. The only way things change is when people do

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 06:01 PM Go to last post