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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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    The_Hawk

    Warning: 1Password 5 from web store won't sync with iCloud - must buy Mac App Store v

    I've been using dropbox since the start and it hasn't missed a beat. When they first introduced iCloud syncing I thought about migrating but never bothered.

    The_Hawk Yesterday, 08:10 PM Go to last post
    tommy41950

    Apple disappoints me

    An interesting discussion.
    I have a 2010 MBP 15" in which I lately installed 8gb of RAM and a 1TB hard drive - it's made a great difference

    tommy41950 Yesterday, 07:59 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    iPad Air 2 - Purchase & Delivery

    I played with one yesterday... man they're as light as a feather. I want one!!!

    Too bad that I'm waiting another year or so to upgrade

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 07:39 PM Go to last post
    leon

    iPad Air 2 - Purchase & Delivery

    My Air 1 didn't have any. Wish it did.

    leon Yesterday, 07:20 PM Go to last post
    leon

    iPad Air 2 - first impressions

    Wife received hers yesterday.

    I'm surprised at how quick it is compared to my iPad Air (which itself is no slouch).
    Boot is at least

    leon Yesterday, 07:18 PM Go to last post
    leon

    Returning iPad Air 2 to Apple Online Store

    Refund only comes back once they receive your defective item and someone checks it.

    Then there is the up to 10 business days for the refund

    leon Yesterday, 07:15 PM Go to last post
    leon

    Warning: 1Password 5 from web store won't sync with iCloud - must buy Mac App Store v

    Dropped them an email yesterday.
    I'm more annoyed that I wasn't bombarded with emails stating that my version won't work.
    We only upgraded

    leon Yesterday, 07:11 PM Go to last post
    Redman

    Warning: 1Password 5 from web store won't sync with iCloud - must buy Mac App Store v

    I'm syncing mine with Dropbox and haven't had a problem.

    Redman Yesterday, 07:07 PM Go to last post
    Erwin

    What To Bring When Picking Up iPhone at Apple Retail Store?

    I've done this twice last couple of weeks. First time all I did was show the printout of the email confirmation for the reservation. No other ID required.

    Erwin Yesterday, 06:46 PM Go to last post
    carlow1

    Warning: 1Password 5 from web store won't sync with iCloud - must buy Mac App Store v

    Happened to me too. Upgraded my MacBook Pro to 1Password 5 and got a message after I upgraded that it would no longer sync with iCloud. So annoyed. I've

    carlow1 Yesterday, 06:33 PM Go to last post