• 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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    leon

    messages issue - often arrive only via wifi ...

    Same issue here. About 1/20 messages this happens on my iPhone 5

    leon Today, 09:53 AM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    messages issue - often arrive only via wifi ...

    My imessages have been great since one of the Mountain Lion .x updates.. Before then messages between my iPad, iPhone and Mac were always out of sync.

    Oldmacs Today, 08:31 AM Go to last post
    kyte

    messages issue - often arrive only via wifi ...

    I've had that happen, and also the reverse, where wifi conversations dont turn up on the phone for ages. Or a whole bunch of messages come all at once.

    kyte Today, 06:25 AM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Hello screen after iOS 8.1.1 update

    Small iOS update are strange with stuff like that. Sometimes they reset network settings meaning you've got to renter wifi passwords and APN settings.

    Oldmacs Today, 12:20 AM Go to last post
    spacewolf

    Hello screen after iOS 8.1.1 update

    After updating my iPhone 6 to iOS 8.1.1 I was presented with the hello screen (which sometimes happens), but I didn't touch it in time before it turned

    spacewolf Yesterday, 10:43 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Tim Cook Speaks Up

    Ignoring the fact that people are gay is never going to fix the problem, it will just make it worse. I can talk about mental health if I like. I've gone

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 07:10 PM Go to last post
    Orestes

    Tim Cook Speaks Up

    Don't even get me started on mental health, or play the mental health card until you've been all the way to the bottom and back up again as you wouldn't

    Orestes Yesterday, 06:58 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Tim Cook Speaks Up

    Tim Cook is a role model of someone who has overcome obstacles that Gay people face and is able to run a major company. Your idea is to pretty much endanger

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 06:35 PM Go to last post
    Orestes

    Tim Cook Speaks Up

    I'm not the one that's making a big deal out of three posts because I said I was apathetic towards peoples sexual preferences. I said what I said and

    Orestes Yesterday, 06:18 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Tim Cook Speaks Up

    And if people didn't care we'd still have segregation based on race + women would have next to no rights. The only way things change is when people do

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 06:01 PM Go to last post