• 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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    kerr

    Yosemite - feeling underwhelmed

    Fixed after hard reboot, rMBP would not respond to -Restart/Shut Down.

    Am a little concerned, will monitor to see if it happens

    kerr Yesterday, 10:48 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Yosemite - feeling underwhelmed

    That is strange. My Macbook Pro non-retina seems to be fine in that respect. I wonder if its model specific or the install or something else?

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 10:34 PM Go to last post
    kerr

    Yosemite - feeling underwhelmed

    [BUG] except for F3 and F4, function keys not working on late-2013 rMBP, no problems with late-2009 iMac

    Have also tried when pressing

    kerr Yesterday, 10:29 PM Go to last post
    soulman

    SSD for a late 08 Macbook.

    If you don't have 8GB, you don't have anywhere near enough, so definitely get that. Faster RAM will not improve anything and may not work, so get exactly

    soulman Yesterday, 09:59 PM Go to last post
    soulman

    I don't get the point of iPads

    I wanted one really badly when they came out; they just seemed to be a brilliant device in the abstract. Managed to wait until iPad 2, which I found

    soulman Yesterday, 09:44 PM Go to last post
    kerr

    Yosemite - feeling underwhelmed

    TidBITS: Examining iTunes 12

    kerr Yesterday, 09:41 PM Go to last post
    Fethon

    iTunes 12.0.1 keeps wanting to update

    I recently downloaded Yosemite and since then iTunes continously thinks it needs to be updated. App Store has installed iTunes 12.0.1 10 times and still

    Fethon Yesterday, 09:40 PM Go to last post
    kiwijohn

    Apple disappoints me

    Time to upgrade the good old late 08 macbook again. From that brief window when macs were super easy to upgrade.

    kiwijohn Yesterday, 09:00 PM Go to last post
    rpjallan

    Yosemite - feeling underwhelmed

    Does anyone know if Photoshop CS6 runs ok on Yosemite?

    rpjallan Yesterday, 08:33 PM Go to last post
    iPath

    Yosemite - feeling underwhelmed

    I don't think it is too bad and it runs fine on my three machines..

    I HATE itunes but.. I want my side menu back with all play lists etc...

    iPath Yesterday, 08:14 PM Go to last post