• Thursday Morning News

    <a href="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/jobs1-600x4002.jpg"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-9891" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/jobs1-600x4002-147x300.jpg" alt="" width="147" height="300" /></a>The iOS 4.2 beta for all iOS devices got released overnight, ending speculation about the version that was going to "unify" the iOS platform. iOS 4.2 beta brings multitasking to the iPad and native support for Helvetica in Notes.app, and provided you've got a developer account you can install it right now for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. If you're curious, <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/15/ios-4-2-on-ipad-preview-video/" target="_blank">Engadget have a couple of videos to show you</a>.

    In what seems to be the largest departure from the traditional desktop experience I've seen yet, Raskin is a truly innovative replacement for Finder, and according to Cult of Mac, is the single best reason to go out and buy an Apple Magic Trackpad,*<a href="http://www.cultofmac.com/raskin-for-mac-will-change-the-way-you-use-the-desktop-review/59076" target="_blank">as it totally transforms the desktop experience</a>.

    Move over Twitter for iPhone! There's a new Twitter client on the block,*<a href="http://weetapp.com/" target="_blank">and it goes by the name of WeetApp</a>. It's got a gorgeous clean interface, and it's got most of the features you've come to expect in any decent Twitter application.

    Oh, this morning's iOS 4.2 beta also introduces AirPrint, a new way to print stuff from your iOS device. It only supports a couple of HP printers thus far, but*<a href="http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/09/15/inside_airprint_wireless_printing_with_apples_ios_ 4_2.html" target="_blank">AppleInsider has a closer look at iOS' liberating feature</a>.

    According to a little plant inside the Foxconn*manufacturing*plants, Foxconn are making approximately 137,000 iPhones a day in their Shenzen plant. That's 90 a minute, but what's even more*intriguing*is the special investments Foxocnn had to make <a href="http://www.hardmac.com/news/2010/09/12/foxconn-are-making-137-000-iphones-a-day" target="_blank">in order to produce the high volume of the metal*components*of the iPhone 4</a>.

    When Touch Arcade say that a particular game is "what we've all been waiting for", you better believe them. Their hands-on with the upcoming Sonic 4: Episode 1 is nothing short of mind-blowingly good fun, and they're happy to report that <a href="http://toucharcade.com/2010/09/10/hands-on-with-upcoming-sonic-4-episode-1-this-is-what-weve-all-been-waiting-for/" target="_blank">it's the Sonic game they've been wanting for the past 15 years</a>.

    Conspiracy*theorists run amok on OSX Daily, where they think that Google's new Google Instant technology was*<a href="http://osxdaily.com/2010/09/13/did-apple-inspire-google-google-instant-is-spotlight-for-the-web/" target="_blank">inspired*(in one way or another) by Apple's Spotlight</a>.

    Can't add any more friends on Game Center? <a href="http://toucharcade.com/2010/09/13/psa-game-center-friends-list-seems-to-be-capped-at-500/" target="_blank">Probably because Apple capped the friends list at 500</a>, meaning you'll have to de-friend some people if you want more friends.

    I'm not sure why the internet is making such a big deal about <a href="http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2010/09/13/gv-mobile-submitted-to-app-store-we-talk-with-sean-kovacs/" target="_blank">the re-submission of the Google Voice App to the App Store</a>. Wasn't the original controversy based around the fact that Apple didn't want it to be in competition with AT&amp;T or something along those lines?

    Something you may or may not have known about Parallels 6 <a href="http://www.9to5mac.com/26472/parallels-brings-linuxwindowschomeos-to-ios-devices" target="_blank">it comes with a free iOS component</a>, bringing your virtual machines to your mobile ones.
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    Post your Vintage Mac Gear!

    Should I mention I also have a Mirror Drive door G4?

    I'm really torn. The G4 takes up a LOT more space! But then I worry that I won't

    Oldmacs Today, 10:15 PM Go to last post

    Doctor Who!

    The TARDIS video cabinet is pretty much the style I designed years ago - but totally lack the skills to make. It's ok - I also totally lack the $850

    cosmichobo Today, 10:10 PM Go to last post

    Post your Vintage Mac Gear!

    I'd choose the Sawtooth because it's much more fun to upgrade - with the iMac you can't touch it (upgrades) and things like faulty caps are common place

    Byrd Today, 09:39 PM Go to last post

    Post your Vintage Mac Gear!

    I'm having the debate of either getting rid of a Sawtooth Power Mac G4 or a 1.9GHZ iMac G5 (Some issues with this one, however I don't own another G5....

    Oldmacs Today, 09:36 PM Go to last post

    Post your Vintage Mac Gear!

    First Mac Power Mac G4 400 by Shaun Garrity, on Flickr

    This little beast is my first ever mac. Has been with dad for the last few

    SRG Today, 08:53 PM Go to last post

    GoPro videos

    Nice, was that mounted to the bike or on your chest?

    Apart form the terrible footage I got flying yesterday I haven't used my GoPro in a

    nibbles Today, 07:17 PM Go to last post


    Ahah- Thats the difference with me - I despise Windows 8 :P

    Oldmacs Today, 07:08 PM Go to last post

    Doctor Who!

    Not impressed with the new Doctor myself he;s just not pulling it off yet does come off as a grumpy old man being forced into a role he don't want. Time

    imacattack Today, 06:48 PM Go to last post


    Pre-ordered the i5/128gb and the Mr loved it. A lot of people are complaining about the yellow band issue but ours seem fine (lot 1432) although the fan

    julee86 Today, 06:17 PM Go to last post


    Not at all. I had a MacBook Air prior to upgrading to my current Retina MBP 13". They are great, but what I like about the Surface Pro 3 is it is

    dawsman Today, 06:02 PM Go to last post