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    <a href="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/1984b_nseeff_computer.jpg"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-11254" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/1984b_nseeff_computer-300x203.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="203" /></a><a href="http://blogs.forbes.com/briancaulfield/2010/11/14/a-name-you-need-to-know-in-2011-apples-scott-forstall/" target="_blank">Do you know who Scott Forstall i</a>s? Scott Forstall, one of the engineers that followed Steve to Apple from NeXT. Scott Forstall, one of the original*architects*of Mac OS X. Scott Forstall, senior vice president of iOS software at Apple.

    Well, would you look at that. You can now*<a href="http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2010/11/google-docs-editing-finally-comes-to-iphone-ipad-android-22.ars" target="_blank">edit your Google Docs documents from your iOS device</a>, but Android users need a specific version of Android in order to do so. So much for that "non-fragmentation" argument, huh?

    I've been waiting for a big-name accessory manufacturer to make a wrist-strap for the new iPod Nano for a while now, and*<a href="http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/slap" target="_blank">it looks like Griffin have delivered that in spades</a>.

    Fermi is just another name that Nvidia have dreamt up for one of their graphics card lineups, and while much has already been said about how power-hungry and how hot they run, there's no denying <a href="http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/11/nvidia-brings-fermi-quadro-4000-kicking-mostly-screaming-to-mac.ars" target="_blank">they're currently one of the fastest graphics cards available on the market today</a>. Oh, and they're coming to the Mac as well.

    Some people have come up with a way to have some sort of 3D effect on the iPhone. With some smoke and mirrors (maybe not so much smoke), getting 3D output from your iPhone is <a href="http://www.tuaw.com/2010/11/16/found-footage-palm-top-3d-theater-creates-peppers-ghost-on-the/" target="_blank">as easy as snapping on a mirror-laden*contraption</a>.

    Why isn't there a website that has entertaining headlines? I mean, Mac AppStorm could have gone with "<a href="http://mac.appstorm.net/roundups/graphics-roundups/mac-design-software-20-vector-bitmap-and-web-design-apps/" target="_blank">20 vector, bitmap, and web design apps you should probably take a look at</a>", but instead they've gone with the ultra-boring "Mac Design Software: 20 Vector, Bitmap, and Web Design Apps".

    No doubt you've heard of the six degrees of separation theory. No doubt you've played Wiki Hunt, a game which forces you to find specific Wikipedia articles using links from other Wikipedia articles. <a href="http://www.creativeapplications.net/games/3-degrees-of-wikipedia-iphone/" target="_blank">Three degrees of Wikipedia combines these two into one super app</a>.

    The official client for Twitter was updated not too long ago, <a href="http://blog.twitter.com/2010/11/instant-notifications.html" target="_blank">bringing long-awaited push notifications for mentions and direct messages</a> to everyone's favourite platform. I think I'll stick to Boxcar though, purely because "quiet times" are*indispensable.

    <a href="http://iconfactory.com/home/permalink/2270" target="_blank">Astronut is a cool little game from The Iconfactory</a> for iPhone and iPod Touch that brings some pretty cool space-age gameplay. Simple to pick up, and it's free! (Full version available as an in-app purchase.)

    The <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/?nov2010" target="_blank">November 2010 Steam Hardware Survey is now out</a>,*and, as usual, gives some interesting insights into the world of PC (and for the first time, Mac!) gaming.
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    Oldmacs

    The latest saga with my Macbook Pro

    Yep - happens across 4 correct wattage chargers.

    Genius bar did the repairs...

    My Mac is now back to shutting down randomly

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 09:25 PM Go to last post
    The Guv

    The latest saga with my Macbook Pro

    Stupid question but is the charger the right wattage? If the GB did the upgrades perhaps they've nudged something. Done all the PRAM etc stuff?

    The Guv Yesterday, 05:39 PM Go to last post
    MadKiwi

    Firewall Software

    Or you could take an old PC and turn it into a firewall. There are a number of options that will offer the basics of what you want such as IPCop, Smoothwall

    MadKiwi Yesterday, 05:13 PM Go to last post
    gw2111

    iphone 4s sounds work but phone not ringing for incoming calls/notifications/msg's

    Check & see if "do not disturb" is turned on in settings.

    gw2111 Yesterday, 05:03 PM Go to last post
    kyte

    Netflix+ Apple Tv

    Good god NO! If you want Hulu (cant imagine why anyone does, its not *that* great) you'll need to be on the US itunes store to get the US itunes content.

    kyte Yesterday, 02:17 PM Go to last post
    lostom

    Netflix+ Apple Tv

    If I were to give Uflix a try Kyte, given that I already subscribe to netflix via iTunes, would I need to cancel the current sub and then open a new account,

    lostom Yesterday, 01:10 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Eurovision!

    Julia and Sam literally make Eurovision!!!!! I love them

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 10:19 AM Go to last post
    Goodbye

    Eurovision!

    Julia Zemiro and whoever she had with her really annoy me. Would much rather wait and download the English commentary with people are actually funny.

    Goodbye Yesterday, 06:59 AM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Eurovision!

    YESSS!!! 20 Votes from me

    I had a have a heap of rollover credit that runs out in a few days so I thought I may as well use it (and

    Oldmacs 24th May 2015, 07:09 PM Go to last post
    Dog Knight

    Need a quiet keyboard!

    As Kyte mentioned, the Apple keyboards are very quiet.

    Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad - English (USA) - Apple Store (Australia)

    Dog Knight 24th May 2015, 06:17 PM Go to last post