• 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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    jastormont

    DO we need a antivirus? If so who??

    How is the glass house?

    jastormont Today, 02:29 AM Go to last post
    Orestes

    DO we need a antivirus? If so who??

    While the claim has been dropped, it's still as valid as ever... Half of a threat got out in the wild and users had to install it.... Nothing is impenetrable

    Orestes Yesterday, 08:22 PM Go to last post
    susiegb

    iTunes gift cards 20% off

    At Dick Smiths! Just saw it advertised on TV ...

    susiegb Yesterday, 08:09 PM Go to last post
    b00

    Finder not showing external drive folders

    Left click on the desktop. Then go top left menu, finder>preferences. Should be an option in there to show external HDD's on the desktop from memory.

    b00 Yesterday, 07:56 PM Go to last post
    leon

    Mac Pro CPU Fan issue (4.1 2009 model)

    If your hanging to replace boards, try and get a dual CPU 2009 daughter board or if you have to replace backplane as well, try and get a 2010 backplane

    leon Yesterday, 07:48 PM Go to last post
    Insanesna1l

    Finder not showing external drive folders

    Hi all,

    I am new to the mac scene although have been using computers for the past 20+ years. About a year ago I purchased an Imac 27inch

    Insanesna1l Yesterday, 06:56 PM Go to last post
    auckland

    OS X Yosemite Public Beta

    It's beautiful

    auckland Yesterday, 06:08 PM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    Anyone found a good use for Launchpad yet?

    It's a step towards an iOS/OSX hybrid device like the surface pro... Something I would seriously consider. Imagine an 11" MacBook Air with a clip

    The_Hawk Yesterday, 05:03 PM Go to last post
    jastormont

    DO we need a antivirus? If so who??

    http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/c...703-21ei4.html

    Good read for some.

    jastormont Yesterday, 03:38 PM Go to last post
    jastormont

    Mac Pro CPU Fan issue (4.1 2009 model)

    I probably could have but the seller has been good and we have come to a good arrangement to allow me to fix it. They know if I give it back it becomes

    jastormont Yesterday, 03:32 PM Go to last post