• 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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    kennetvilla

    US Black Friday - can Aussies grab some good deals?

    I reckon that's a "No".

    kennetvilla Today, 06:55 AM Go to last post
    warren21

    Apple 30" Display

    Hi all,

    May be a silly question but would an Apple 30" display connect and be compatible with the new mac mini? If so, what connections

    warren21 Yesterday, 09:27 PM Go to last post
    Mr_Singh

    Hard drive clone - battery status

    Thanks for the reply. Perhaps my battery wasn't as good as I thought

    Mr_Singh Yesterday, 09:10 PM Go to last post
    leon

    Hard drive clone - battery status

    Battery info should be battery talking to machine, not some software setting.

    My understanding was that the battery had its own chips that

    leon Yesterday, 08:35 PM Go to last post
    Mr_Singh

    US Black Friday - can Aussies grab some good deals?

    Rumor on whirlpool is that apple aren't doing a black Friday sale this year, but nothing confirmed to know for sure.

    Mr_Singh Yesterday, 08:24 PM Go to last post
    Mr_Singh

    Hard drive clone - battery status

    Hi all

    Does anyone know if I clone my macbook hdd and put the cloned drive into another unit does the battery health transfer? It looks like

    Mr_Singh Yesterday, 08:23 PM Go to last post
    JessieMay

    How to play Blu-ray Disc on Mac directly?

    Hi, guys. I want to use my Macbook Air to watch a Blu-ray Disc movie but Apple can't play it as I know. So any tools I need? Any suggestions?

    JessieMay Yesterday, 05:03 PM Go to last post
    Currawong

    Replacement for MBP 15"

    Whatever you get, make sure you get a backup drive as well. It is safer to assume that all drives will fail and act accordingly.

    It may

    Currawong Yesterday, 04:20 PM Go to last post
    kyte

    iPad Air 2 Cases

    From the number of views, and the lack of responses, I'm guessing I am not the only one looking for a decent shell for the back of my iPad. There are

    kyte Yesterday, 12:31 PM Go to last post
    soulman

    Replacement for MBP 15"

    Or better. Only the cheap ones seem to have reliability issues. It's always worth checking the refurb store for MBPs too.

    soulman Yesterday, 11:56 AM Go to last post