• 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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    ednap

    What's happened to mac talk?

    I still visit, read and sometimes even contribute but there are so many other similar avenues I use as well.
    IMHO all forums have a life cycle

    ednap Today, 07:32 AM Go to last post
    woofy

    Someone Else's ID on BNIB iPhone 6 Plus

    I can't explain it. but spent a tonne of time looking into why one of the work phones we sold had this issue. Googling the email address that it kept

    woofy Yesterday, 08:23 PM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    Someone Else's ID on BNIB iPhone 6 Plus

    Would an app from another account make it onto your iPhone without at least the computer being authorised?

    As for music/movies, same question.

    The_Hawk Yesterday, 05:39 PM Go to last post
    Erwin

    What's happened to mac talk?

    For the record, if Niche is willing, there are people like myself willing to help out or even buy-in/out.

    Erwin Yesterday, 02:29 PM Go to last post
    kyte

    What's happened to mac talk?

    That was the point I was making. I looked at the member list, there are 3 admins that I could see, and only one has been on site recently (17/8). of

    kyte Yesterday, 02:03 PM Go to last post
    DJY

    Apple Photo with Yosemite

    I have stuck with iPhoto as well as I didn't like the early reviews and info I was reading about Photos.

    However, now I'm really missing

    DJY Yesterday, 01:49 PM Go to last post
    woofy

    Someone Else's ID on BNIB iPhone 6 Plus

    It's nothing to do with the phone. It's to do with you having a music file or whatever that you put onto the new phone that had an appleID attached to

    woofy Yesterday, 12:49 PM Go to last post
    Mikey

    Macbook Pro Retina keeps crashing

    I went to Apple Highpoint the other day. I can't fault their service. I had random crashes when using Chrome, and he ran a bunch of tests and suggested

    Mikey Yesterday, 12:22 PM Go to last post
    Goodbye

    What's happened to mac talk?

    We had a brief discussion about this in the Moderators forum a few weeks ago, and unfortunately the consensus from us is that without Niche handing over

    Goodbye Yesterday, 10:56 AM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    What's happened to mac talk?

    I'm not being paranoid, I'm just curious who exactly you're talking about as I never see Niche employees around, I haven't really for a year or so.

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 09:27 AM Go to last post