• Thursday Morning News

    <img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-10815" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Screen-shot-2010-10-20-at-1.54.06-PM-670x356-300x159.png" alt="" width="300" height="159" />

    Another version of OS X around the corner, <a href="http://osxdaily.com/2010/10/26/will-mac-os-x-10-7-lion-use-zfs/" target="_blank">another round of ZFS rumours</a>. Nothing too new here folks, but as always there are certain signs one can correlate to an all-new file system.

    If Apple can steam video footage of the two most recent presentations all around the world, you can be pretty sure they can <a href="http://www.9to5mac.com/32241/itunes-live-streams-to-australia" target="_blank">steam video to Australians via the ARIA Awards Concert Series app</a>.

    Behold,*<a href="http://toucharcade.com/2010/10/26/idos/" target="_blank">the story of iDOS</a>. Joining the ranks of those apps such as Camera+ and that notorious flashlight application I don't quite remember the name of, iDOS was pulled from the App Store within hours of its approval, probably because it allowed you to install Windows 3.0. Never fear though, it's still available via Cydia under the name DOSPAD.

    <a href="http://facelette.com/" target="_blank">Facelette</a>. It's like chatroulette, but with more Apple products and stuff.

    Riding on the crest of the PlayStation Portable's success, Sony think they'll be able to <a href="http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2010/10/26/playstation-phone-images-revealed/" target="_blank">break into the mobile gaming market with their Playstation Phone</a>.

    With over 1.3 billion people in China, it's almost a no-brainer that <a href="http://www.cultofmac.com/apple-launches-online-store-in-china/66128" target="_blank">Apple just launched their online store there</a> just last night. If you run the numbers, this makes sense: only four retail outlets, but many, many more people that can access the internet. And free shipping, too!

    Is there a white iPhone at the end of the tunnel? <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/26/apple-delays-white-iphone-4-into-spring-2011/" target="_blank">Not until about Spring 2011</a> if Apple have anything to say about it. If it makes you feel any better though, you can now pre-order the mythical white iPhone on that Apple Store app that, you know, isn't actually available in the Australian App Store.

    Sometimes, power users of OS X want a little more. Sometimes, you just have to refer to <a href="http://mac.appstorm.net/roundups/mac-software-for-advanced-os-x-users-70-apps/" target="_blank">ultra-lists of Mac software for advanced users</a>.

    Having trouble identifying which model of MacBook Air you have? Luckily for you, <a href="http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3255" target="_blank">there's an Apple support document for that</a>.

    Speaking of Mac OS X Lion, there are some executives at MGM who <a href="http://scoopertino.com/mgm-to-apple-find-your-own-cat/" target="_blank">aren't too happy about Apple's new choice of big cat</a>. Apple lawyers pointed out there were some obvious differences between the MGM lion and the Apple lion, such as the Apple lion featuring a mane.
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    cosmichobo

    HTPC - Mac Mini G4 vs 1,1 Core2Duo ?

    G'day leon!

    Mmm, was worried that might be the case. I know my 1.8GHz dual PowerMac G5 couldn't handle full HD either... so not real

    cosmichobo Today, 06:11 PM Go to last post
    leon

    HTPC - Mac Mini G4 vs 1,1 Core2Duo ?

    I have a 2010 Mini server (2.66GHz) Core 2 Duo.
    It handles 1080i content recorded by eyetv fine.

    1080p from iTunes pegs both cores

    leon Today, 04:38 PM Go to last post
    ednap

    The recent purchases thread - Part 2

    At the start of the year I changed jobs, on the up side it is a fantastic opportunity which I am enjoying getting my teeth into.
    On the downside

    ednap Today, 04:28 PM Go to last post
    cosmichobo

    HTPC - Mac Mini G4 vs 1,1 Core2Duo ?

    G'day,

    For the past few years or so I've been using a 1.5GHz G4 Mac Mini with 512MB of RAM as my HTPC. It's running data off my MyCloud

    cosmichobo Today, 03:59 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    9 March Apple event - What will we see

    I hope most of the new features are software wise so the old one gets them. I'd also love iView and SBSOnDemand. I'd actually like the ability to connect

    Oldmacs Today, 10:55 AM Go to last post
    kyte

    9 March Apple event - What will we see

    LOL. New AppleTV. Figures. I had just decided (around 5pm yesterday) to sacrifice my FlyBuys points on an AppleTV3. (I'll be selling my 2 once it

    kyte Today, 08:04 AM Go to last post
    Enahs

    Keyboard Replacement

    Mid-2009 MBP. Coffee spill ~2yrs ago. About 5 keys affected. Removed keys & the white doo-hickie underneath & cleaned but alas no success. Bought

    Enahs Today, 07:54 AM Go to last post
    rockmac

    Recommendations for best UPS?

    I've been using a solar charged 24V AGM battery bank with a 250W 24V sinewave inverter to run all my IT including ADSL modems, VOIP / mobile phones and

    rockmac Today, 07:28 AM Go to last post
    GeoffP

    Performance improvements - older MBP vs new model

    Not in a screaming hurry at the moment - thanks again soulman - I completely forgot about the product cycle as well.
    Will wait a bit to see what

    GeoffP Today, 06:54 AM Go to last post
    LCGuy

    Recommendations for best UPS?

    APC all the way. I have a APC Back-UPS 550 on my desktop PC, had it for about 5 years now, and its great. The rackmount (commercial grade) APC's we use

    LCGuy Yesterday, 11:54 PM Go to last post