• Monday Morning News

    <a href="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/steve-jobs-picture-1.jpg.jpeg"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-10363" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/steve-jobs-picture-1.jpg-230x300.jpg" alt="" width="230" height="300" /></a>With many media outlets now releasing digital magazine equivalents on the iPhone and iPad, one example on how NOT to do it is the New Yorker app with the most negative reviews I've ever seen (in the US App Store), it must be a real stinker. But why? <a href="http://52tiger.net/new-yorker-app-store-ratings/" target="_blank">Dave Caolo answers that question over on his blog</a>.

    Engadget have*<a href="http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/30/nokia-n8-vs-iphone-4-camera-showdown/" target="_blank">a comparison of the Nokia N8 and the iPhone 4</a> or more specifically, their cameras. It seems as though the Nokia tends to better represent reality, whereas the iPhone 4*oversaturates*images a little.

    Frequent flyers may appreciate the thought that has gone into Flightboard, a new universal app that*<a href="http://appshopper.com/travel/flightboard-live-flight-departure-and-arrival-status" target="_blank">shows you the arrivals and departures for any airport in the world</a>! With a gorgeous interface and iPad and iPhone*compatibility*in the one app, what's not to love?

    Wow, it seems these*<a href="http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/time_warner_ceo_says_no_way_to_itunes_tv_rentals/" target="_blank">media companies are really against 99-cent iTunes rentals</a>, aren't they? It probably doesn't mean much for us Aussies, but I'm sure any media deals now will make a difference to us down the track both in*availability*and pricing.

    Mobile designers and*architects*rejoice! The <a href="http://www.autocadws.com/mobile" target="_blank">AutoCAD mobile application for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad is finally here</a>, and it seems as though it's a very polished app for the functionality it has to offer.

    Living in the future means locking your Mac when a particular Bluetooth device is not present. <a href="http://osxdaily.com/2010/09/29/lock-your-mac-via-iphone-and-take-an-isight-picture-with-login-attempts" target="_blank">RedHand is a security-conscious app for OSX that does just that</a> and more.

    Living in the future also means not having to change your desktop picture manually. I'm personally a huge fan of EarthDesk, which puts <a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/154425/2010/09/earthdesk_gpu.html" target="_blank">a real-time map of the world on your desktop for your viewing enjoyment</a>.

    Last week I told you about the multitude of cloud-sharing apps for the iPhone, and it just so happens that Smoking Apples have <a href="http://smokingapples.com/iphone/droplr-cloud2go/" target="_blank">a head-to-head review of Droplr and Cloud2go</a>.

    Another day, <a href="http://www.9to5mac.com/28888/apple-seeds-mac-os-x-10-6-5-build-10h548-to-developers" target="_blank">another Mac OSX 10.6.5 seeded to developers</a>. With no known issues and a newer build number than the recent AirPrint enabled build, the smart money is on a release within the month.

    The morning news wouldn't be complete without a*blatant*tolling against those pesky PC users, so here is <a href="http://www.intelligentelite.com/en/blog/it-is-finally-proven-apple-users-are-more-intelligent-than-pc-users/" target="_blank">conclusive proof that Apple users are more intelligent than their PC counterparts</a>. Have a brilliant day, Mac*aficionados.
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    Buttercup

    What are the minimum 'must-have' plugins for 10.9.4 to function on the web?

    Further to my last post I'm thinking of uninstalling VLC and doing a fresh install. From what I've read on Cnet (where I did the download) it should be

    Buttercup Today, 04:46 PM Go to last post
    Buttercup

    What are the minimum 'must-have' plugins for 10.9.4 to function on the web?

    I've installed VLC into the App folder and have its icon in the dock where it stubbornly refuses to acknowledge anything from the 'net, or more likely

    Buttercup Today, 04:29 PM Go to last post
    ednap

    OS X Yosemite Public Beta

    Overall not bad.
    I'll admit it took me a while to get used to the flat icons in IOS and will be the same adjustment in OS X

    ednap Today, 04:20 PM Go to last post
    djos

    Post your Vintage Mac Gear!

    Yeah they have almost never been used, apparently bought in 86 for a business but kept in storage, a mate and I got them for $150 for the pair from a

    djos Today, 03:31 PM Go to last post
    jeremybh1

    Post your Vintage Mac Gear!

    My jaw just dropped! So clean....

    Um hopefully this is relevant but I made a 40 minute video of my Macintosh Plus running a fresh 6.0.8

    jeremybh1 Today, 02:42 PM Go to last post
    djos

    Post your Vintage Mac Gear!

    Looks like I'm about to take possession of these magnificent IIc's, anyone got system disk and manuals they could sell me (they are complete HW wise but

    djos Today, 02:00 PM Go to last post
    MissionMan

    New stylus - Let's hope this one is better than the rest

    Jot script is good but it chews through batteries and disconnects if you stop writing for a minute or two. The tapping on the screen is also annoying.

    MissionMan Today, 01:43 PM Go to last post
    Smokebelch

    OS X Yosemite Public Beta

    A little thing... but important to me is that todays date in Calendar has a big red circle around it so when I don't have a clue what day or month it

    Smokebelch Today, 01:12 PM Go to last post
    hyu

    Anyone found a good use for Launchpad yet?

    I love it and find it incredibly useful. Wherever I am especially in full screen mode I can just do the 4 finger pinch gesture that parallels with the

    hyu Today, 01:11 PM Go to last post
    gtext

    New stylus - Let's hope this one is better than the rest

    Just wondering how the Jot Script is going.
    I purchased one and have been using it with Note Anytime and not Notes Plus because of the better

    gtext Today, 01:11 PM Go to last post