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    <a href="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/jobs_neXT.jpg"><img class="size-medium wp-image-10597 alignright" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/jobs_neXT-287x300.jpg" alt="" width="287" height="300" /></a>Windows Phone 7 will be a big deal. If you're looking at getting an Windows Phone 7 handset just to live on the wild side, then you're in luck. <a href="http://osxdaily.com/2010/10/13/windows-phone-7-will-sync-to-mac/" target="_blank">Your Ballmer spawn will sync to your Mac</a>, and everything will be just fine.

    <a href="http://exchange.telstra.com.au/2010/10/15/citysearch-launch-augmented-reality-iphone-app/" target="_blank">Citysearch launched an augmented reality iPhone app</a>. While augmented reality apps aren't really anything new, or anything special, all the*augmented*reality apps that I've tried, however, just don't work that well; either because of a lack of content or because they're not localised for Australia. Hopefully this Australian-centric app will change things for us Aussies.

    <a href="http://smokingapples.com/opinion/mac-os-x-lion/" target="_blank">Smoking Apples have a brilliant analysis</a> on the next major version of iOS, Mac OSX Lolcat. Wait, I mean Ceiling Cat. Or is that Lion? Too many big cat names, too little time.

    Provided you've got a fairly recent backup of your iOS device, <a href="http://isource.com/2010/10/13/how-to-recover-iphone-app-data-after-a-clean-restore-osx/" target="_blank">you can restore pretty much any kind of information</a> (including your incredible Angry Birds save-game) to you iOS device with a couple of simple tools.

    The MobileMe Calendar is beta no more, now that Apple have promoted it from beta to fully-fledged calendar status. Hopefully you'll be seeing it the next time you visit the web interface, <a href="http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/10/new-mobileme-calendar-out-of-beta-into-the-frying-ipad.ars" target="_blank">along with some handy new features, to boot</a>.

    One for the jailbreak crowd this morning is Wi-Fi sync. Version 2.0 is coming in December, along with a name-change due to the fact that <a href="http://www.tipb.com/2010/10/14/wifi-sync-20-coming-december-3g-sync-enabled-jailbreak/" target="_blank">it will support over-the-air syncing over the three's of gee</a>.

    It's sad that Skype for Windows is so much better than it's Mac counterpart. Even before the new 5.0 (as in Hawaii) hit Windows, the Mac version has always been behind in terms of gloss and polish. <a href="http://www.9to5mac.com/30498/new-version-of-skype-coming-to-mac-too" target="_blank">Not any more, say 9 to 5 Mac</a>.

    Anandtech ask the question: <a href="http://www.anandtech.com/print/3889" target="_blank">can the 13-inch MacBook Pro be a decent Windows*laptop</a>?

    I'm not sure if I like the bevelled look of this metal back iPhone 4 mod. It's actually insanely simple to replace the iPhone 4 back cover, <a href="http://www.unplggd.com/unplggd/how-to/add-a-metal-back-to-your-iphone-4-129754" target="_blank">and they also sell a whole lot of other cool stuff, too</a>.

    You know, I'm pretty sure there aren't many supermodels who have their very own iPhone app.*<a href="http://www.tipb.com/2010/10/14/bar-refaeli-iphone-give/" target="_blank">Bar Rafeli, then, must certainly be the exception</a>. I don't know about you, but I'm holding out for the Victoria's Secret app.
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    El Capitan: Let's talk about bugs and tips

    Lately when watching YouTube videos using the current Firefox, all of a sudden the screen goes black except for the cursor, then the beachball, and then

    Seele Yesterday, 10:51 AM Go to last post

    Dear Tim, I want my money back

    Yes very true. I have had no end of issues with Samsung with my daughters tablet as well as issues with our Samsung TV that at 4 years old has had 2 HDMI

    MadKiwi 23rd November 2015, 09:12 AM Go to last post

    Dear Tim, I want my money back

    Yep, faulty equipment is a PITA - I've had three electronic devices fail in the past 6 months and it's a real time sink. Practically unavoidable though,

    soulman 22nd November 2015, 07:21 PM Go to last post

    Dear Tim, I want my money back

    Fair point, I'll try and get it in to a service center this week (assuming I can get in to town during working hours)

    MadKiwi 22nd November 2015, 06:55 PM Go to last post

    Dear Tim, I want my money back

    You need to try AppleCare's proposed solution, which means they will repair or replace your phone. If your problem is not resolved after taking their

    soulman 22nd November 2015, 04:24 PM Go to last post

    Dear Tim, I want my money back

    The phone has been DFU reset twice with a clean install (and download) of iOS 9.1 set up as a new phone each time.

    I have had issues ever

    MadKiwi 22nd November 2015, 11:04 AM Go to last post

    Dear Tim, I want my money back

    The above problems aren't widespread (I.e. Not every user) so my guess is that it is something unique to your install. As an example, I have none of the

    MissionMan 22nd November 2015, 09:05 AM Go to last post

    Dear Tim, I want my money back

    On Friday evening I sent the email below to Tim Cook, in the hope that by going directly to the top I can get this situation resolved as to this point

    MadKiwi 22nd November 2015, 08:24 AM Go to last post

    Apple Pay is live today for Amex Card holders

    Sigh...... only directly issued AMEX cards though. My ANZ issued Amex card doesn't work Here I was thinking i could get away with just the iPhone and

    b00 21st November 2015, 01:10 PM Go to last post

    Moving to Melbounre

    One of those IS correct but it isn't the one about rent

    Geoff3DMN 19th November 2015, 03:05 PM Go to last post