• 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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    Seele

    iPod Mini upgrade

    LCGuy,

    Thanks for your update, it sounds encouraging! I have been running the mini all day and it seems to make it works better: this current

    Seele Today, 07:45 PM Go to last post
    LCGuy

    iPod Mini upgrade

    I'm the guy who started that thread two years ago. In the end, I did end up with a working iPod mini with a 16GB CompactFlash card and a new battery.

    LCGuy Today, 06:55 PM Go to last post
    Seele

    iPod Mini upgrade

    The Hawk,

    If I can find a battery that's going to be a satisfactory replacement then I would certainly take it apart to replace it. The $7.10

    Seele Today, 04:02 PM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    iPod Mini upgrade

    At this point if you're comfortable pulling the iPod apart give it a bash anyway. The way I read that post is that that particular CF card wouldn't work

    The_Hawk Today, 03:49 PM Go to last post
    Seele

    iPod Mini upgrade

    The Hawk,

    Thanks for your encouragement, I appreciate it.

    As I have only bought the MBP brand new - and picked it instead of

    Seele Today, 02:57 PM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    iPod Mini upgrade

    No particular recommendation, but there seems to be plenty of options on eBay for five bucks or so, might as well grab one and see what happens for that

    The_Hawk Today, 02:31 PM Go to last post
    Seele

    iPod Mini upgrade

    Gentlemen, first of all, please do not say "get a new one": I much prefer Firewire-compatible ones and the mini is the latest.

    Seele Today, 12:48 PM Go to last post
    kyte

    Confused about Find My iPhone

    You don't need the "get rid of" her gmail ID. Just log in to icloud with that, and see if Apple has created some icloud IDs. I still use my

    kyte Today, 12:44 PM Go to last post
    tinhead88

    Confused about Find My iPhone

    Apple ID is the key to unlock all of Apple's services. Hence the security for it has to be very strict. The type of email used to register the Apple ID

    tinhead88 Today, 11:25 AM Go to last post
    PCKid

    Confused about Find My iPhone

    Many thanks guys understand it better now. Need to get rid of her gmail Apple ID and get her an iCloud ID instead I'm guessing. or use her iinet email

    PCKid Today, 10:59 AM Go to last post