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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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    entropy

    Anyone found a good use for Launchpad yet?

    Don't use it. I think it is just an attempt to iOSify Mac OSX.

    it failed.

    entropy Today, 03:39 PM Go to last post
    LCGuy

    Anyone found a good use for Launchpad yet?

    I played with it a bit after it was introduced a couple of years ago, but never really used it since.

    LCGuy Today, 02:00 PM Go to last post
    Byrd

    Macintosh Plus with custom internal hard drive found!

    That's a truly unique mod - makes a lowly Mac Plus a lot more versatile. Does the modification look old, as old as the machine or do you think it was

    Byrd Today, 01:18 PM Go to last post
    mmulhern

    Anyone found a good use for Launchpad yet?

    It doesn't serve any useful purpose so I just ignore it.

    mmulhern Today, 01:17 PM Go to last post
    Byrd

    Mac Pro CPU Fan issue (4.1 2009 model)

    Along with lubricating the fan, blasting a can of compressed air into the innards of your fans/motherboard will also help.

    Byrd Today, 01:09 PM Go to last post
    Byrd

    Replacement 160 GB HDD for G4 Powerbook 15" 1.67 DLSD?

    $1 a GB - no way! eBay seems to be the cheapest place for finding replacement 2.5" IDE drives these days

    Byrd Today, 01:08 PM Go to last post
    Orestes

    Apple computers and Seinfeld ...

    Obviously IBM payed more for product placement than Apple.

    Orestes Yesterday, 10:49 PM Go to last post
    PO15KA

    Apple computers and Seinfeld ...

    Kavorka!
    Yes, I saw that too. IBM desktop. Just looked out of place, I couldn't imagine Jerry use a PC...no way!

    PO15KA Yesterday, 09:17 PM Go to last post
    Orestes

    Gregs Browser For OSX Maybe

    I think the app your looking for is Pathfinder.

    Orestes Yesterday, 08:59 PM Go to last post
    Orestes

    Macintosh Plus with custom internal hard drive found!

    Someones read the pin outs for the SCSI cable and soldered a data cable to the board. An interesting hack, I think I read about it in an old copy of MacWorld

    Orestes Yesterday, 08:35 PM Go to last post