• Monday Morning News

    <img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-4541" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/2004_dwalker_portrait.gi-300x200.jpg" alt="2004_dwalker_portrait.gi" width="300" height="200" />You may remember that Apple touted 3rd party accessories as a pretty huge feature. Now, on the eve of the iPhone OS 4.0 announcement (we think), Wired ask the question: <a href="http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/01/wither-the-dongleware">where are all those special-purpose iPhone accessories</a>? Indeed!

    The Apple tablet. Gizmodo throw all their eggs into one blog post and spew forth what could only be described as the most in-depth, if speculative, piece on <a href="http://gizmodo.com/5452501/the-apple-tablet-interface-must-be-like-this">what the Apple tablet will be like</a>. Magical!

    If you've got a large enough ego,* you too can have your own iPhone app - one which aggregates your own content, from various social feeds such as Twitter, Flickr, Posterous, Tumblr, and more. <a href="http://www.tuaw.com/2010/01/21/make-your-personal-iphone-app-in-just-10-minutes/">All for just $25</a>! Awesome!

    iPhoto features some pretty powerful colour-correction tools. Mastering those tools can be pretty tricky, though - MacWorld guide you through <a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/145795/2010/01/fixcolorsiniphoto.html">how to fix your photos</a>. Incredible!

    Mac AppStorm (who are apparently Australian guys) take us through <a href="http://mac.appstorm.net/how-to/video-how-to/step-by-step-guide-for-importing-a-dvd-to-itunes/">how to import DVDs into iTunes</a>. Ingenius!

    In case you haven't seen it already, the BookBook is a case for your MacBook with a twist - <a href="http://www.twelvesouth.com/products/bookbook/">it actually disguises your beloved Mac as a book</a>. Marvellous!

    There's now an app to <a href="http://www.creativeapplications.net/iphone/asciime-iphone/">create your very own ASCII art on your iPhone</a>. Stupendous!

    Why hasn't anyone thought of this before - Engadget show off a USB charger that can <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/22/dualink-cable-charges-two-iphones-on-one-usb-port-no-problem/">charge two iPods or iPhones at the same time</a>. Amazing!

    Silicon Alley Insider have <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/henry-blodget-new-apple-tablet-details-leaked-2010-1">the latest hot goss on the Apple tablet</a>. Fantastic!

    <a href="http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2010/01/windows-7-growing-faster-than-vista-overtakes-mac-os.ars">Windows 7 has overtaken Mac OS X</a> in terms of worldwide market share - and <a href="http://www.downloadsquad.com/2010/01/23/steam-shows-massive-adoption-of-windows-7-by-gamers/">23% of Steam users are also using Windows 7</a>. Surprising!
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    changa

    Family Sharing and iCloud storage/Drive are broken!

    I really do want to help you, because it does work.

    Firstly I agree that you cannot purchase iCloud storage for another family member under

    changa Today, 09:44 PM Go to last post
    TimboC

    Family Sharing and iCloud storage/Drive are broken!

    BTW, my iTunes account is Australian, established many years ago.

    TimboC Today, 08:50 PM Go to last post
    TimboC

    Family Sharing and iCloud storage/Drive are broken!

    As I mentioned, Apple acknowledges the problem. Apparently (and I may have this wrong) it is because it treats iCloud and iTunes accounts quite separately.

    TimboC Today, 08:48 PM Go to last post
    MissionMan

    Surface

    I managed to get JB Hifi to agree to the same deal so I am working on it now. Planning to use it for a full two weeks and put together some articles on

    MissionMan Today, 08:48 PM Go to last post
    changa

    Family Sharing and iCloud storage/Drive are broken!

    Here is an Apple support article explaining how to setup iTunes accounts without a credit card. Create an iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store account

    changa Today, 08:15 PM Go to last post
    changa

    Family Sharing and iCloud storage/Drive are broken!

    I don't know what to tell you, but my daughter does not have a credit card attached to her account and it worked for me. You can establish iTunes accounts

    changa Today, 08:13 PM Go to last post
    changa

    Family Sharing and iCloud storage/Drive are broken!

    I also found a support article which explains how Family Sharing purchases work. Family purchases and payments

    the key part says

    changa Today, 08:11 PM Go to last post
    TimboC

    Family Sharing and iCloud storage/Drive are broken!

    Yep, those are the steps I followed. With one important difference. For this to work, my daughter's iCloud account must be verified, with a credit card

    TimboC Today, 08:11 PM Go to last post
    changa

    Family Sharing and iCloud storage/Drive are broken!

    Well that is how I did it for my wife and daughter (and it works) and it is how you apply gift cards to an iTunes/iCloud account.

    Here are

    changa Today, 07:55 PM Go to last post
    simonm

    Turning a Mac Mini into a Game Console?

    It sounds like you want to influence the sort of games your son plays (and play with him). The problem with buying an XBone or PS4 is you'll probably

    simonm Today, 07:27 PM Go to last post