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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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    Oldmacs

    Post your Vintage Mac Gear!

    Try the centris 650 I surf the net on!!

    Oldmacs Today, 11:37 AM Go to last post
    djos

    Post your Vintage Mac Gear!

    Anyone here got Apple ][ systems disks they can copy for me? I'm after 2 sets for my ][c's

    djos Today, 11:37 AM Go to last post
    jsarchibald

    Post your Vintage Mac Gear!

    Try surfing the net on a TAM! G4 might be tricky, but the TAM can be a nightmare.

    Of course, I just have to do it that way don't I?

    jsarchibald Today, 11:36 AM Go to last post
    MissionMan

    Surface

    I think Apple's challenge is bringing the two together in the right way. Steve always said he wouldn't do it unless they could find the right way to do

    MissionMan Today, 10:03 AM Go to last post
    mmulhern

    ADC monitor (20" ,apple plastic one) for 2008 mac pro..can I use it if card available

    It wasn't so much planned obsolescence - it was actually quite a good design to have a single cable for power+video+usb connecting the monitor to the

    mmulhern Today, 08:42 AM Go to last post
    kyte

    Mac Pro 09-10 OR Mac Mini ?

    I had not had a Mini either, I saw them as underpowered and resisted buying one until I realised that for my uses, and space, it was perfect. I bought

    kyte Today, 08:03 AM Go to last post
    Spiritinthesky

    Music Landmarks

    New free App out called Rocking All Over The World which is looking for music fans to send in any music landmarks they might know.

    The

    Spiritinthesky Today, 06:36 AM Go to last post
    MacRowdy

    Mac Pro 09-10 OR Mac Mini ?

    The mid-2010 Mac Pro has (according to MacTracker) maximum performance of 21630 (for the dual 2.93GHz CPU model), and uses up to 950W power.

    MacRowdy Today, 06:08 AM Go to last post
    Owley

    lost programs

    I am thinking I lost them when I did a reinstall of OX, I did regular backups on to seperate HD so I will have to search them for the programs/apps.

    Owley Today, 05:06 AM Go to last post
    kerr

    Surface

    I use Win 7 at work but most of the servers are running 2012 R2 Update. I don't mind either. Not a fan of 8.0 though.

    I don't have an iPad

    kerr Today, 02:35 AM Go to last post