• 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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    System 8 Fonts -> Now?


    In the 90's, I created a couple of bitmap fonts...

    I just found the disk with them on it... but they show up as

    cosmichobo Today, 12:13 AM Go to last post

    Operating System for Power Mac G4

    Not that much different apart from some nicer graphical bells and whistles, and both are very obsolete Tiger would be the sweet spot for this machine

    Byrd Yesterday, 06:27 PM Go to last post

    Best pre-paid plan for son's iPhone?

    Trying to work out the Long Life and Simplicity plans:
    If I pick the $70 365 day Long Life plan - how long do I have to wait before switching to

    GeoffP Yesterday, 05:29 PM Go to last post

    Best pre-paid plan for son's iPhone?

    Thanks guys,
    Firstly I'm still toying with the idea - have a 5S lying around doing nothing.
    He is responsible enough to understand any limitations

    GeoffP Yesterday, 05:06 PM Go to last post

    Best pre-paid plan for son's iPhone?

    Best offer is this: Telstra longlife (gets you 365 days expiry for $70 or more) then a switch to Simplicity which gets you the cheaper rates (no flagfall,

    kyte Yesterday, 03:55 PM Go to last post

    Operating System for Power Mac G4

    You can put OSX Leopard which is from 2007 onto it (With a bit of a hack) and it should run alright with 1 GB of ram. Its relatively hard to find though..

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 03:16 PM Go to last post

    G4/G5 Usability (aka Tell Me To Toss Them To The Collectors)

    I reckon (Depending on how old you son is) an old Mac is better than a Windows machine. Put Webkit on and Safari becomes a lot faster. Buy some old games

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 03:14 PM Go to last post

    Best pre-paid plan for son's iPhone?

    My favourite prepaid is Virgin's 'simple' plan. I usually buy $19 for 2 months which gives $19 of credit with 15 cent texts and 15 cents per minute calls

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 03:12 PM Go to last post

    Best pre-paid plan for son's iPhone?

    Looking at giving our 12 year old son my old 5S iPhone for x-mas.
    All other phones are on Telstra, looking for best value suggestions

    GeoffP Yesterday, 02:06 PM Go to last post

    G4/G5 Usability (aka Tell Me To Toss Them To The Collectors)

    Hi cosmic,

    For security/better software/faster/cheaper to run personally I'd find a free/cheap Core2Duo machine for your son, install Windows

    Byrd Yesterday, 12:21 PM Go to last post