• 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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    MarkNoosa

    Mail and Gmail: replies coming back to the wrong account

    Hi there Mac OSX & Mail sleuths.

    I've been a Mac and Mail user for many years, and have come across a puzzling problem with Mail since

    MarkNoosa Today, 07:03 PM Go to last post
    gbrm

    Mac Mini

    Thanks Leon for your thoughts. It is good to know your 2010 model is fit enough. And good point re. RAM. I did not realise that you can't upgrade it in

    gbrm Today, 06:55 PM Go to last post
    LaPastenague

    I need 7.7.1 firmware for Time Capsule

    To anyone who bought a A1470 Time Capsule when they first came out, and running the same Mac as when they did the upgrade.. the firmware is stored here.

    LaPastenague Today, 06:48 PM Go to last post
    olfella

    Random Photography Thread V5.0

    Now she has her ears up! Nice shot.

    olfella Today, 04:59 PM Go to last post
    leon

    Mac Mini

    Get the cheaper one. Even a mini from 2010 can accomplish everything you have outlined.
    At least with the cheaper one you can upgrade the RAM yourself

    leon Today, 04:54 PM Go to last post
    gbrm

    Mac Mini

    Hi - We are looking at the new mac mini in the family. After reading some reviews, I am confused as to get the new model or not. Usage is fairly basic

    gbrm Today, 12:23 PM Go to last post
    SRG

    XBOX ONE corner

    Now I am the owner of a shiny new XBOX ONE, thought I would start a thread where fellow owners or those thinking about one can discuss and ask questions.

    SRG Today, 12:18 PM Go to last post
    SRG

    The recent purchases thread - Part 2

    Keeping the Microsoft theme going, now the owner of a new XBOX ONE



    Graphics look great, my early annoyance is having to download

    SRG Today, 12:12 PM Go to last post
    vivid2

    Problem with Audio in Motion 5

    Some kind of link problem? No experience with either product BTW.

    vivid2 Today, 09:53 AM Go to last post
    Byrd

    messages issue - often arrive only via wifi ...

    Happens a bit here too, but only when I'm close to running out of cellular credit/data

    Byrd Today, 07:18 AM Go to last post