• 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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    Seele

    El Capitan 10.11.3 on MBP: keyboard becomes inoperative randomly

    As in the title, this is pparently it's a known issue; the standard reply is to check bluetooth or unplug and plug the keyboard back. However, this also

    Seele 8th February 2016, 09:21 PM Go to last post
    iMic

    iPhone 5s putting old home button and fingerprint sensor in new LCD & digitiser assy

    Should do the trick. The fingerprint reader is most likely mismatching with the Logic Board (the components have a unique identifier and are keyed to

    iMic 7th February 2016, 04:03 PM Go to last post
    skydivemac

    iPhone 5s putting old home button and fingerprint sensor in new LCD & digitiser assy

    I have replaced a friends iPhone 5S complete front assembly including home button assembly. Everything works fine except the fingerprint sensor indicates

    skydivemac 7th February 2016, 10:44 AM Go to last post
    cosmichobo

    Doctor Who!

    Thankyou.

    Indeed, that was the scene that promoted this video! Then I forgot about it... Then refound it again and finished it off...

    cosmichobo 5th February 2016, 01:07 PM Go to last post
    ianglass

    Doctor Who!

    Very well done. I really like Smith's response when Clara says its smaller on the outside.

    ianglass 5th February 2016, 10:42 AM Go to last post
    delicado

    Apple A1321: how much hours of battery life?*

    Well I bought*an Apple A1321 battery*few days ago.Now I want to know how to test its life?*


    How to be considered normal?

    delicado 5th February 2016, 01:46 AM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    iPad 2 to IOS 9 latest?

    unfortunately you can not install iOS 7 or 8. Apple is only signing 9.2.1 so even if you have the update file you can't do it.

    Oldmacs 4th February 2016, 11:19 PM Go to last post
    PCKid

    iPad 2 to IOS 9 latest?

    I've downloaded the iOS 7.1.2 Ipsw file so I should be ok with that then? Westpac tech said iOS 7 is fine.

    PCKid 4th February 2016, 07:01 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    iPad 2 to IOS 9 latest?

    Its definitely slower.. 7.1.2 was about on par with iOS 6, but 8 was slower than 7.1.2 and 9.2.1 is still slower than 8.4.1. Turn off a lot of settings

    Oldmacs 4th February 2016, 05:33 PM Go to last post
    cosmichobo

    Doctor Who!



    What did you say? Bigger on the inside?

    My latest mashup...

    cosmichobo 4th February 2016, 04:33 PM Go to last post