• Friday Morning News

    Rumour has it that Apple's next iPhone will be 2mm thinner (a 20% improvement over its predecessor) and have a 4-inch screen. The larger screen means a new aspect ratio that will mean a 10mm jump in height. In addition to the larger screen, it's also been rumoured that the new iPhone will also have a metal back.

    Speaking of which, the iPhone 5 SIM card tray appears identical to the one in the iPhone 4S. No surprises there, but if Apple really wanted to save space they'd move to an slot-loading SIM card slot with some kind of flappy cover.

    Jawbone has announced a $299 Big Jambox. Our own super-sleuth James Croft reviewed the original Jambox around this time last year, but the one thing the Big Jambox features is a bigger sound compared to its predecessor. It launches May 15th.

    Apparently EA isn't pulling the plug on Rock Band for iOS, and the notification that said Rock Band will not be playable after May 31 was apparently sent in error. Players will still be able to play Rock Band offline, which includes any DLC they have purchased.

    ILounge has a look at at three popular iOS reading apps: Instapaper, Pocket, and Readbility. There's no doubt that you have a lot of choice when it comes to reading on the iOS platform, but which one is for you?

    Also from iLounge is a genuine wooden case for the iPad 2. It's protects both the front and the back, available in a variety of different types of wood, and looks pretty great if you like the wooden aesthetic.

    Matt Gemmell has a look at a few iPad productivity apps, which include apps for getting stuff done. Wether it's writing, planning, code editing, or just browsing, there's likely an app in there for you.

    Archive Utility is a utility that does exactly what its name suggests. It comes on every Mac and helps you out with archive files, and yet there are a few secrets about Archive Utility that you may not have known about, as featured by Macworld.

    JPEGmini puts your iPhoto library on a diet by compressing your JPEG files even more than they already are without any visible quality difference. It's now available from the Mac App Store for $20.99 in our local.

    If there's one thing about computers, it's that you can spend an inordinate amount of time just doing nothing. Time management isn't exactly the easiest thing to master, but there are apps like Time Sink that help out with that by showing you where exactly you spend you time.
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    Oldmacs

    Eurovision!

    YESSS!!! 20 Votes from me

    I had a have a heap of rollover credit that runs out in a few days so I thought I may as well use it (and

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 07:09 PM Go to last post
    Dog Knight

    Need a quiet keyboard!

    As Kyte mentioned, the Apple keyboards are very quiet.

    Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad - English (USA) - Apple Store (Australia)

    Dog Knight Yesterday, 06:17 PM Go to last post
    MacRowdy

    Need a quiet keyboard!

    Matias Quiet Pro?

    Matias Quiet Pro keyboard - the world's quietest mechanical keyboard

    MacRowdy Yesterday, 05:33 PM Go to last post
    kyte

    Netflix+ Apple Tv

    Further to the above comment... I'm going to be cancelling my current account after they get it sorted, and then at the end of the month, I'll be signing

    kyte Yesterday, 04:17 PM Go to last post
    kyte

    Need a quiet keyboard!

    Wireless - bluetooth?

    I'm using my castoff Logitech ipad keyboard case (it was detachable, not an enclosing one like I have now) as a BT

    kyte Yesterday, 04:15 PM Go to last post
    LCGuy

    Need a quiet keyboard!

    At work I use a Dell wireless keyboard which is clicky and probably cost all of $2 to make. While its a dreadful keyboard to type on, its "good enough".

    LCGuy Yesterday, 11:57 AM Go to last post
    kyte

    Eurovision!

    God no! Damned if I am going to pay to vote.

    kyte Yesterday, 11:00 AM Go to last post
    SRG

    Eurovision!

    So did either of you vote live in the 15 minute window?

    SRG Yesterday, 10:49 AM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Eurovision!

    I also watched it live

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 10:20 AM Go to last post
    kyte

    Eurovision!

    Dear god. I watched the final this morning. Zips lips.

    kyte Yesterday, 10:03 AM Go to last post