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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

    Yosemite - feeling underwhelmed

    Thats not new though. Mountain Lion and above are capable of running on any Core 2 Duo Mac, but Apple did not write a driver for the graphics, so it didn't

    Oldmacs Today, 01:52 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Apple disappoints me

    I wouldn't trust that valuation. 2011 Macbook Pro 15 inches are going for between $850 and up on eBay. Any Mac is going to loose value relatively quickly...

    Oldmacs Today, 01:40 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Apple disappoints me

    I agree. Buying yet another piece of hardware is just annoying, expensive and complex if you're a laptop user.

    Oldmacs Today, 01:29 PM Go to last post
    grizabellachinchilla

    Apple disappoints me

    Just a word of support for optical drives. My MacBook Pro from 2011 has one and I need it for my husband to use X-Plane 10. I'm not too keen on having

    grizabellachinchilla Today, 01:15 PM Go to last post
    MadKiwi

    Yosemite - feeling underwhelmed

    That's why Apple's profits are so high, people are being forced in to buying new hardware so that they can "keep up with the Joneses", and have

    MadKiwi Today, 01:11 PM Go to last post
    MadKiwi

    Apple disappoints me

    It also seems that second hand Macs are no longer holding their value. I just did a check on MResell for my 2012" 15" MacBook Pro (i17 2.3GHz)

    MadKiwi Today, 01:09 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Apple disappoints me

    My point of argument is that people who like no internal drives already have two options, the Air and the Retina pro, and those who like internal drives

    Oldmacs Today, 01:07 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Yosemite - feeling underwhelmed

    I thought handoff didn't work on the 2011 Mac mini or Air??

    Thats Apple's forced obsolescence as apparently both these models are fully

    Oldmacs Today, 01:05 PM Go to last post
    grizabellachinchilla

    What To Bring When Picking Up iPhone at Apple Retail Store?

    Not sure how pickup is affected by age - I am of pretty mature years. I am well known to some of the higher ups in the Perth Retail Store but I still

    grizabellachinchilla Today, 12:54 PM Go to last post
    Drifter

    Yosemite - feeling underwhelmed

    Handoff doesn't work and apparently won't.If I had a 2011 Mini it would.

    Drifter Today, 11:51 AM Go to last post