• 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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    kyte

    9 March Apple event - What will we see

    LOL. New AppleTV. Figures. I had just decided (around 5pm yesterday) to sacrifice my FlyBuys points on an AppleTV3. (I'll be selling my 2 once it

    kyte Today, 08:04 AM Go to last post
    rockmac

    Recommendations for best UPS?

    I've been using a solar charged 24V AGM battery bank with a 250W 24V sinewave inverter to run all my IT including ADSL modems, VOIP / mobile phones and

    rockmac Today, 07:28 AM Go to last post
    GeoffP

    Performance improvements - older MBP vs new model

    Not in a screaming hurry at the moment - thanks again soulman - I completely forgot about the product cycle as well.
    Will wait a bit to see what

    GeoffP Today, 06:54 AM Go to last post
    LCGuy

    Recommendations for best UPS?

    APC all the way. I have a APC Back-UPS 550 on my desktop PC, had it for about 5 years now, and its great. The rackmount (commercial grade) APC's we use

    LCGuy Yesterday, 11:54 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    9 March Apple event - What will we see

    I think there is a chance that the iPod Touch 5 will be discontinued or replaced.... Being selfish, I hope neither as the continued sales of the iPad

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 10:53 PM Go to last post
    Blaqjaq

    9 March Apple event - What will we see

    I am 99.9% a new Apple TV is coming out as Apple Australia has removed the current model from their govt contract pricing.

    Blaqjaq Yesterday, 09:05 PM Go to last post
    SRG

    9 March Apple event - What will we see

    Invites have been sent and appointments made, but just will we see from Apple on 9March?

    It is pretty much a given that the main part of

    SRG Yesterday, 08:53 PM Go to last post
    soulman

    Performance improvements - older MBP vs new model

    According to the MacRumors Buyer's Guide, rMBPs are closer to the end of a cycle than the beginning, so I would probably wait if I could. Then again,

    soulman Yesterday, 07:16 PM Go to last post
    GeoffP

    Performance improvements - older MBP vs new model

    Thanks Soulman,
    Installed MacTracker - interesting comparing the 2 models.
    now need to work out if it is worth paying the price for speed

    GeoffP Yesterday, 06:30 PM Go to last post
    soulman

    Performance improvements - older MBP vs new model

    Mactracker is really good for this kind of stuff. Apart from full specs, it includes GeekBench 2 scores for each model. The MacBook Pro (15-inch, late

    soulman Yesterday, 04:02 PM Go to last post