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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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    mechcon

    Tab browser switching in Safari on iPad (iOS 8).. Does it?

    I'm going to be cancelling my account with Mactalk. It used to be a vibrant forum with loads of helpful advice. Either way I found out eventually after

    mechcon Today, 01:58 PM Go to last post
    LaPastenague

    Airport Express and VOIP

    Correct.
    Very few routers block voip.. only a few Telstra released that accidently blocked the required ports.. cough gollum.. !!

    LaPastenague Today, 05:22 AM Go to last post
    cosmichobo

    G4/G5 Usability (aka Tell Me To Toss Them To The Collectors)

    Looks like a cool idea, Dog Knight! In fact, exactly what I was thinking was needed in this day and age... (though I'm sure Apple would object... FreeTV

    cosmichobo Yesterday, 07:03 PM Go to last post
    nibbles

    Aussie App store Price increases

    Nope, still plenty at $1.29. Probably the developer of that app deciding to jack up the price a little themselves.

    nibbles Yesterday, 05:04 PM Go to last post
    Mullo

    Aussie App store Price increases

    Has anyone else noticed that US $0.99 games are now $1.99 in the Aussie app store not $1.29 anymore ? Example launch centre pro on special for US $0.99

    Mullo Yesterday, 04:21 PM Go to last post
    Dog Knight

    G4/G5 Usability (aka Tell Me To Toss Them To The Collectors)

    If you got a few Mac's in your house (assuming you do), look into a EyeTV Netstream.

    Twin TV tuner that plugs directly into your network

    Dog Knight Yesterday, 03:54 PM Go to last post
    milliedog

    Text to Speech software

    This can be done using a terminal command or automator workflow, not that difficult.

    iClarified - Mac OS X - How to Record Text to Speech

    milliedog Yesterday, 11:15 AM Go to last post
    tonyberinson

    Adesso Bluetooth Slimtouch Keyboard For Mac

    I ordered this for Christmas and pick it up next week.

    I will do a review - unless someone else already had - but I can't find it..

    tonyberinson Yesterday, 10:06 AM Go to last post
    tonyberinson

    Apple's Christmas Ad

    Absolutely Beautiful.

    Mad me cry..

    Worth a watch!!

    Apple - From one gift come many

    tonyberinson Yesterday, 10:04 AM Go to last post
    Alan53

    Airport Express and VOIP

    That does not mean that you cannot use VOIP, either using an ATA or a VOIP phone like the Gigaset 610a IP I am using, via a Apple (Extreme) router , but

    Alan53 Yesterday, 07:28 AM Go to last post