• 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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    Dog Knight

    Thoughts/Opinions on OSX 10.10 Yosemite

    I haven't had much time to play around with it, however, I do not like the colour of the new folder icons. That is all for now.

    Dog Knight Today, 10:52 AM Go to last post
    Dog Knight

    rMBP Updated 29/7/14 - nVidia GPU Worth it Over Intel Iris?

    The new MBP's look good.

    Given the 'un-upgradability' of them though, I would be tempted to go for the top model with the dedicated graphics.

    Dog Knight Today, 10:49 AM Go to last post
    Marcsteel

    Thoughts/Opinions on OSX 10.10 Yosemite

    I've been using Yosemite for the past few days and had no issues at all!

    Marcsteel Today, 10:25 AM Go to last post
    AnthoMac

    rMBP Updated 29/7/14 - nVidia GPU Worth it Over Intel Iris?

    Well the GPU is certainly faster than the one in your 2010 machine (though that's a given: even Iris graphics is faster and it's integrated): GeForce

    AnthoMac Today, 09:46 AM Go to last post
    helix_nrg

    rMBP Updated 29/7/14 - nVidia GPU Worth it Over Intel Iris?

    Hi all,

    the Retina MacBookPro models have been given a modest update/Speed Bump Only but 16 gig RAM comes standard now on 15" models

    helix_nrg Today, 08:33 AM Go to last post
    rav3n

    Apple Return after 15 Days

    Jump on the phone to them. If your lucky you'll get an american at this time of night. Worst case they're closed. If not then generally yes. Actually

    rav3n Yesterday, 11:02 PM Go to last post
    Blaqjaq

    Apple Return after 15 Days

    Hi All

    Bought a Macbook Pro Retina (256gb model) 14 days ago to the day (Purchased on the 15th of July). I have just jumped online for

    Blaqjaq Yesterday, 09:36 PM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    iPhone 3GS "popped"

    My wife has an old Sony Ericsson phone from *just* before the iPhone days I stumbled across a few months back while digging through a drawer (bonus kudos

    The_Hawk Yesterday, 09:08 PM Go to last post
    Bluemist

    Mac book pro early 2008 possibly fan!

    IMic thank you so much (I'm in Victoria) and yes I am writing to Apple and the AASP re their "service". I did see the ifixit thank you...just

    Bluemist Yesterday, 08:01 PM Go to last post
    iMic

    Mac book pro early 2008 possibly fan!

    Tracing the source of a grinding noise should have been as simple as listening to each corner of the machine and tracing where it sounds the loudest.

    iMic Yesterday, 07:02 PM Go to last post