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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

    Is it possible to buy a new graphics card for my computer

    I went through the se crap with a 24" white iMac. Reballed Nvidia GPU only lasted 3 months. $300 wasted.

    You can buy GPUs online but

    leon Today, 09:19 AM Go to last post
    Bastard Sheep

    Connecting multiple network shares from same server at login.

    This has been annoying me for a while but not enough to really do anything about. All of my searches bring up issues connecting entirely to a server,

    Bastard Sheep Today, 08:52 AM Go to last post
    lostom

    Is it possible to buy a new graphics card for my computer

    Sure you can buy them, do you have the confidence/ ability to be able to actually do it.

    It's a pretty decent job and not something most

    lostom Today, 08:35 AM Go to last post
    lostom

    Netflix+ Apple Tv

    Ok understood, not remotely interested in Hulu, but Netflix def appeals.

    Thanks for clearing that up, appreciate your help and feedback.

    lostom Today, 08:30 AM Go to last post
    tomkatzid

    Is it possible to buy a new graphics card for my computer

    I have a 24 inch silver iMac. The graphics card went out. Apple wants $800 for a new board. On eBay I spent $89 for a guy to reball it. That only lasted

    tomkatzid Today, 02:46 AM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    The latest saga with my Macbook Pro

    Yep - happens across 4 correct wattage chargers.

    Genius bar did the repairs...

    My Mac is now back to shutting down randomly

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 09:25 PM Go to last post
    The Guv

    The latest saga with my Macbook Pro

    Stupid question but is the charger the right wattage? If the GB did the upgrades perhaps they've nudged something. Done all the PRAM etc stuff?

    The Guv Yesterday, 05:39 PM Go to last post
    MadKiwi

    Firewall Software

    Or you could take an old PC and turn it into a firewall. There are a number of options that will offer the basics of what you want such as IPCop, Smoothwall

    MadKiwi Yesterday, 05:13 PM Go to last post
    gw2111

    iphone 4s sounds work but phone not ringing for incoming calls/notifications/msg's

    Check & see if "do not disturb" is turned on in settings.

    gw2111 Yesterday, 05:03 PM Go to last post
    kyte

    Netflix+ Apple Tv

    Good god NO! If you want Hulu (cant imagine why anyone does, its not *that* great) you'll need to be on the US itunes store to get the US itunes content.

    kyte Yesterday, 02:17 PM Go to last post