• 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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    Goodbye

    Tim Cook Speaks Up

    Yeah, I knew this when he was appointed too - I thought it was common knowledge already?

    Goodbye Today, 02:27 PM Go to last post
    MadKiwi

    Selling a SIM from an iPhone

    I'm going to sell my current (NZ mobile provider) prepay SIM card as it has what I would consider to be a number that should get me a reasonable amount

    MadKiwi Today, 02:17 PM Go to last post
    bigdave

    The Migration assistant

    Love the migration assistant.
    Works well from time machine or direct mac to mac. (Especially thunderbolt)

    All your apps, settings,

    bigdave Today, 12:34 PM Go to last post
    Ins0mnihack

    Tim Cook Speaks Up

    I honestly thought this was common knowledge among Apple fans (as far as people assuming Tim way was gay that is) but I thought it was something Tim liked

    Ins0mnihack Today, 11:55 AM Go to last post
    Drifter

    Tim Cook Speaks Up

    I didn't know either but makes me no difference to me. Im betting Steve knew though.

    Drifter Today, 11:27 AM Go to last post
    Chundermuffin

    Tim Cook Speaks Up

    Hopefully. Seeing as it occurs in nature to a degree, it's not exactly unnatural.

    I didn't know Tim Cook was gay, but I remain unfazed by

    Chundermuffin Today, 11:07 AM Go to last post
    changa

    iphone cellular not working us aus

    Did you buy it from Apple or a US carrier?

    I also thought that there were still differences between iPhones and that there was only one version

    changa Today, 11:01 AM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    Family Sharing and iCloud storage/Drive are broken!

    That's pretty much how we have things setup... although we have never turned on family sharing, just shared photo streams by invite (which also includes

    The_Hawk Today, 10:52 AM Go to last post
    changa

    Family Sharing and iCloud storage/Drive are broken!

    I agree, this would be a much better system. I currently use a hybrid of the old way and the Family Sharing. I have my family members added to Family

    changa Today, 10:49 AM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    Family Sharing and iCloud storage/Drive are broken!

    And that would be the same reasoning I have for not using it. If I can't use my existing iTunes credit to pay for family purchases I might as well stick

    The_Hawk Today, 08:30 AM Go to last post