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    <a href="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/apple-tv.jpg"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-10278" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/apple-tv-300x199.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="199" /></a>Even without Microsoft Office, your Mac already has the ability to convert to .doc from the dreaded .docx format. <a href="http://osxdaily.com/2010/09/22/convert-docx-to-doc/" target="_blank">By using a simple Terminal command</a>, you're simultaneously sticking it to the man and getting a usable Word document!

    Those of us who have ever*experienced*the horrors of public transport would be well aware of the fact that you need to simultaneously listen to your music and be aware of what's going on around you.*<a href="http://uneasysilence.com/archive/2010/09/15328/" target="_blank">Thanks to a little app called Awareness</a>, you life just got a whole lot easier.

    I've never seen the attraction of a physical keyboard for my iPhone —*primarily*because the software keyboard is just that good. Those pining for something a little more tactile, however, can take a look at*<a href="http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/cellphone/e66e/" target="_blank">an integrated flip-out keyboard case for iPhone 4</a> over at ThinkGeek.

    <a href="http://www.slidetoplay.com/story/new-app-a-day-blind-world" target="_blank">Blind World is a shiny new iPhone game for your perusal</a>. The gameplay is alright, but frankly it's a little too crash-happy for my liking. There are also a couple of gamplay mechanics I'm not too happy about, but it's worth checking out regardless — <a href="http://www.slidetoplay.com/story/blind-world-review" target="_blank">Slide to Play apparently couldn't recommend it</a>, though.

    "<em><a href="http://www.creativeapplications.net/iphone/kinetic-iphone/" target="_blank">Kinetic</a></em><a href="http://www.creativeapplications.net/iphone/kinetic-iphone/" target="_blank"> is a GPS-based tracking and training app</a> for running, cycling, hiking, walking… designed specifically to help you measure, record, store, review and*analyse*your location based data."

    It's a well known fact that iPad sales are*cannibalising*the rest of the market, but if you're in the market (pun not intended) for a new laptop, <a href="http://iphone.appstorm.net/general/hardware-news/should-you-buy-an-ipad-instead-of-a-macbook/" target="_blank">should you buy an iPad instead of a Macbook</a>?

    Everyone loves the App Store. Everyone loves infographics. What happens when you put App Store statistics in a pretty graph, add some*over-stylised*text, and call it a day? <a href="http://www.meettheboss.tv/articles/?contributorFullName=matt-buttell&amp;mediaTitle=a-bite-of-the-apple&amp;articleId=510" target="_blank">This particular App Store Metrics infographic</a>, that's what.

    App Store success stories. We've all experienced them, and for such stories like <a href="http://www.gamepro.com/article/features/216646/the-origins-of-angry-birds/" target="_blank">the origins of Angry Birds</a>, such insights are a revelation to how people hit it big on the App Store.

    Mozilla aren't making a phone, but they do have a few ideas on how to make phones better. You can check out their concept, entitled Seabird, <a href="http://mozillalabs.com/conceptseries/2010/09/23/seabird/" target="_blank">over at Mozilla Labs</a>.

    One particular internet colloquialism**is a "troll", one who seeks to incite feelings of anger or in this case, indignation about a particular event. ACcording to Ars, <a href="http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2010/09/microsoft-takes-pc-vs-mac-trolling-to-facebook.ars" target="_blank">Microsoft are now trolling Facebook in the will-this-never-end PC vs Mac war</a>.
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    Orestes

    Surface

    Yeah, the Surface Pro 3 is really starting to do what I want out of a tablet, which has me interested, a lot... Now if Apple would release an iPad Pro

    Orestes Today, 01:31 AM Go to last post
    AfterBurner_1

    Surface

    Hmm, I've been keeping an eye on these and have played with all three revisions and the RT (yuk) really like the Surface Pro Line, the 3 is really starting

    AfterBurner_1 Today, 12:17 AM Go to last post
    AfterBurner_1

    Suggestions for replacement ADSL modem & switch

    I''ve found the WiFi on mine to be pretty darn good, great for the iPhones, iPads, the Mac Mini and all the sundry Android devices that come through as

    AfterBurner_1 Yesterday, 11:59 PM Go to last post
    Orestes

    35 and unemployable! (aka Ain’t Life Grand v3)

    No, but same position, I got into health issues and ended up in a situation now where I had to walk away from a teaching career and instead finish out

    Orestes Yesterday, 09:59 PM Go to last post
    Erwin

    Surface

    My Surface Pro 3 just arrived, but has yet to be provisioned for work - our IT guys are waiting for a Microsoft partner to help them set it up properly

    Erwin Yesterday, 09:20 PM Go to last post
    SRG

    Mid 2007 iMac 4GB ram, upgrade to Yosemite or not?

    Allan welcome to MacTalk!

    thanks for that, think I will take the plunge and see how it goes. Certainly seems like no real issue in your

    SRG Yesterday, 09:19 PM Go to last post
    konni

    mail app hit with incoming/outgoing spam via gmail

    oh well I guess I just "help myself".
    I logged into gmail and noticed there was a "suspicious login detected" asking Did I log

    konni Yesterday, 09:10 PM Go to last post
    agdavies

    Mid 2007 iMac 4GB ram, upgrade to Yosemite or not?

    I have upgraded to Yosemite on an iMac with exactly the same configuration as yours. I've been running all my apps for about a week and all seems very

    agdavies Yesterday, 08:54 PM Go to last post
    konni

    mail app hit with incoming/outgoing spam via gmail

    Hello Mactalkers

    it's been a long time since I had any problems (or dropped in here).
    Tonight I can't open my mail app - it's suddenly

    konni Yesterday, 08:27 PM Go to last post
    Orestes

    Apple disappoints me

    A hackintosh is only ever as painful as the hardware you choose to run on it. If you get common hardware it shouldn't be painful at all... Just don't

    Orestes Yesterday, 08:16 PM Go to last post