• 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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    El Capitan: Let's talk about bugs and tips

    I think my battery life is about the same?

    Its pretty damn stable for me, especially considering I installed it over a very dodgy Yosemite

    Oldmacs Today, 10:59 AM Go to last post
    Andrew T Chadwick

    where to buy Pismo pram battery?

    Jaycar is a good place to start for backup batteries for old computers if you know the part number.

    Andrew T Chadwick Today, 09:37 AM Go to last post
    Andrew T Chadwick

    External HD unmounting

    Is the WD Passport drive connected directly to the iMac or is it connected to a USB hub? If it is connected to a USB hub it might not be getting enough

    Andrew T Chadwick Today, 09:04 AM Go to last post

    El Capitan: Let's talk about bugs and tips

    No bugs at all just slow old download speed but ten again how many million downloads have taken place to date/ No wonder the Apple servers are clogged.

    harryb2448 Today, 08:51 AM Go to last post

    where to buy Pismo pram battery?

    Have alook on Ebay i brought 2 a couple years ago they weren't original ones using four button ,they had two 6 volt button batterys but they worked i

    Pismo Today, 08:43 AM Go to last post

    External HD unmounting

    I have a few external HD's. All work ok except one, a WD MY Passport Ultra 2 TB. When I connect it to my iMac is mounts but shortly, with in a minute

    Owley Yesterday, 08:15 PM Go to last post
    Dog Knight

    Super slow OS X download

    Was hoping to grab it before work the other day. I have 100mb cable so it would usually be down in no time. However it was estimating several days. I

    Dog Knight Yesterday, 04:52 PM Go to last post

    El Capitan: Let's talk about bugs and tips

    My MBP battery life has gone to the dogs since upgrading. I had to remove Aperture and then re-install it from the Purchases tab in the app store.

    DebB Yesterday, 04:45 PM Go to last post

    Spammer taken my name! Can anything be done?

    When I try logging in to google with the gmail address the spammer used I was actually able to log in by resetting the password, as the recovery email

    DebB Yesterday, 04:43 PM Go to last post

    Super slow OS X download

    Finally got the download working, I did have to setup YyprVPN but now it's running at 30 Mbps.

    Happy now.

    jenks Yesterday, 01:52 PM Go to last post