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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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    Bexford

    saving images as halftones help needed!

    Hi all....

    just working on extracting some images from a book that is to be published - the publisher's specs state they need to be:

    Bexford Today, 09:32 AM Go to last post
    DebB

    iPhone 4s no sound - is it repairable?

    yes, tried that. Can't wait for postal service, I need my phone!! I may need to bite the bullet and buy a new one today

    DebB Today, 08:12 AM Go to last post
    GeoffP

    Performance improvements - older MBP vs new model

    Hi,

    I'm wondering what the performance improvements are going to be with a new MBP over my older spec'd machine (listed below):

    GeoffP Today, 07:27 AM Go to last post
    cosmichobo

    1978 Toy of the Year - Struts!

    I was recently contacted by a guy who found this thread about Struts. Turns out, he was one of the kids that posed for the promotional material (ie pics

    cosmichobo Yesterday, 10:50 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    The recent purchases thread - Part 2

    I bought a cheap Windows 8 Quad Core 7 inch tablet - its a fun little thing to play with and it plugs into my monitor to become a capable machine :P

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 09:48 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    iPhone 4s no sound - is it repairable?

    Is there a chance that it is a software problem? You probably have, but just double checking, have you done a hard reset?

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 09:31 PM Go to last post
    leon

    iPhone 4s no sound - is it repairable?

    They do a postal service from memory.

    leon Yesterday, 07:29 PM Go to last post
    DebB

    iPhone 4s no sound - is it repairable?

    Are they in Melbourne? I am in Sydney. But thanks for the tip!

    DebB Yesterday, 06:02 PM Go to last post
    kaisersozay

    Macbook keyboard issue

    A Macbook Pro 13" early 2011 and keyboard 0 and ) key non functional. Any suggestions or knowledge of possible fixes?

    kaisersozay Yesterday, 05:11 PM Go to last post
    leon

    iPhone 4s no sound - is it repairable?

    Contact mkc repairs. We've had quite a few phones and iPads repaired there for not much money.

    leon Yesterday, 05:09 PM Go to last post