• 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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    piperjon

    DO we need a antivirus? If so who??

    Who you talking to mate???????????????????

    piperjon Yesterday, 10:15 PM Go to last post
    MissionMan

    New stylus - Let's hope this one is better than the rest

    I think they're losing them for the same reason Microsoft lost them. Arrogance. It's the "we know better, even when we don't" attitude. It's

    MissionMan Yesterday, 10:01 PM Go to last post
    gtext

    New stylus - Let's hope this one is better than the rest

    Yes the Jot does use up the battery but I've been using rechargeables. Don't last as long but work out cheaper.

    Pity about loosing the

    gtext Yesterday, 09:39 PM Go to last post
    Orestes

    DO we need a antivirus? If so who??

    There isn't one... You need to understand the way the core of OS X works before you begin to understand why it doesn't need AV and that even if it did

    Orestes Yesterday, 07:35 PM Go to last post
    Orestes

    Enough screen damage to replace the LCD?

    I need some thoughts on this stuff. It's coming up on my screen when the LCD is on, and the screen is black, I'm wondering whether its enough to ask Apple

    Orestes Yesterday, 06:39 PM Go to last post
    Orestes

    What are the minimum 'must-have' plugins for 10.9.4 to function on the web?

    Integrating VLC into your web browser is haphazard at best and I wouldn't recommend it. VLC works as a standalone player that you can play anything in

    Orestes Yesterday, 06:03 PM Go to last post
    Buttercup

    What are the minimum 'must-have' plugins for 10.9.4 to function on the web?

    Further to my last post I'm thinking of uninstalling VLC and doing a fresh install. From what I've read on Cnet (where I did the download) it should be

    Buttercup Yesterday, 04:46 PM Go to last post
    Buttercup

    What are the minimum 'must-have' plugins for 10.9.4 to function on the web?

    I've installed VLC into the App folder and have its icon in the dock where it stubbornly refuses to acknowledge anything from the 'net, or more likely

    Buttercup Yesterday, 04:29 PM Go to last post
    ednap

    OS X Yosemite Public Beta

    Overall not bad.
    I'll admit it took me a while to get used to the flat icons in IOS and will be the same adjustment in OS X

    ednap Yesterday, 04:20 PM Go to last post
    djos

    Post your Vintage Mac Gear!

    Yeah they have almost never been used, apparently bought in 86 for a business but kept in storage, a mate and I got them for $150 for the pair from a

    djos Yesterday, 03:31 PM Go to last post