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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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    kyte

    Thoughts/Opinions on OSX 10.10 Yosemite

    I have not yet upgraded either iOS or OSX. If iPhoto no longer works with it, I am not interested. I'll wait til Photos is released. My main use apart

    kyte Today, 09:41 AM Go to last post
    leon

    Mac Pro CPU Fan issue (4.1 2009 model)

    Can't you just return item to seller for refund? Sounds like a potential money pit.

    leon Today, 08:21 AM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Thoughts/Opinions on OSX 10.10 Yosemite

    Eww itunes 12... It looks terrible. I really quite like the itunes 11 look and thought that osx was going to go that way instead. Between the new visual

    Oldmacs Today, 07:16 AM Go to last post
    jastormont

    Mac Pro CPU Fan issue (4.1 2009 model)

    Yea it does suck but at least at the moment it is not costing me. I did do a lot of testing and cleaning was not needed as it is like new. I did check

    jastormont Today, 06:10 AM Go to last post
    Thingme

    Thoughts/Opinions on OSX 10.10 Yosemite

    Oo no, don't use the public beta as your working OS. Yosemite is unfinished and not stable. My Dev Preview 4 exists on an external Firewire HDD. Installed

    Thingme Today, 06:09 AM Go to last post
    Orestes

    Anyone found a good use for Launchpad yet?

    This seems to be one of the target audiences for Launchpad, that and iOS converts. I think more than anything else its accurate to say launchpad adds

    Orestes Today, 02:38 AM Go to last post
    Orestes

    OS X Yoesmite Public Beta

    This goes live tomorrow, which is today our time 24/06/14. For those of you who have signed up you will be emailed a link where you can download it. For

    Orestes Today, 02:26 AM Go to last post
    Orestes

    Thoughts/Opinions on OSX 10.10 Yosemite

    My guide is don't, find another disk with some hard drive space on it you can use for experimenting. These kinds of things are never stable enough to

    Orestes Today, 02:23 AM Go to last post
    TravisM

    Thoughts/Opinions on OSX 10.10 Yosemite

    Has anyone had many issues with Yosemite in the Beta period? I've signed up for the public beta and I really want to install it tomorrow, on my main computer.

    TravisM Yesterday, 11:39 PM Go to last post
    kerr

    Is beatsofficialaustralia.com legit?

    was just one of the top Google results, but you're right, there are links questioning the veracity of scamadviser

    kerr Yesterday, 09:45 PM Go to last post