• 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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    Arkhum_Eramak

    Apple Music: Where are all my playlists?

    I got this surprise right before leaving for the UK for work for three weeks. On the plane and "Hey...where are my playlists?" and then I checked

    Arkhum_Eramak Today, 05:22 PM Go to last post
    mwot

    Apple Music: Where are all my playlists?

    Having installed the Apple Music update to the Music app, I've noticed none of my playlists have been retained on my iPhone. My music is still on the

    mwot Today, 05:13 PM Go to last post
    baobab68

    Siri not working properly for music anymore

    What's interesting is if I open the Music app, then ask Siri to shuffle one of my playlists, I can see the playlist getting selected "behind"

    baobab68 Today, 10:37 AM Go to last post
    Tassiecelt

    Photos for Mac.

    I used Dropbox for years, then dropped it. After searching for a while I came across Cubby.com, very happy with it.

    Tassiecelt Today, 01:17 AM Go to last post
    leon

    Mac Pro won't Boot

    Brother in laws 3,1 had similar issue and it turned out to be a failing power supply.

    I've also read that oxidized ram riser cards can cause

    leon Yesterday, 08:52 PM Go to last post
    Alec Fraser

    Siri not working properly for music anymore

    A lot of Siri's requests aren't handled locally on the phone. They're passed to the cloud service...if it worked when 8.4 came out, then I'd say it's

    Alec Fraser Yesterday, 08:04 PM Go to last post
    Thingme

    Mac Pro won't Boot

    Indeed, the problem may well be the video card. Yet it could be faulty connectors they become a little oxidised over time. So work all the connectors

    Thingme Yesterday, 07:57 PM Go to last post
    Byrd

    Mac Pro won't Boot

    Try another video card first before resorting to a new logic board - I agree with recd that the nVidia 8800 is a more likely failure point

    Byrd Yesterday, 04:45 PM Go to last post
    recd

    Mac Pro won't Boot

    Sounds like logic board, but have you tried to boot with the PCIE SSD card removed and/or with the graphics card removed. The nvidia 8800 graphics card,

    recd Yesterday, 12:46 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Photos for Mac.

    Its honestly like most Apple software these days. Missing features because of a "ground breaking from the ground up rewrite", Justification

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 12:34 PM Go to last post