• Thursday Morning News

    2976249881_a9af7723bc_bLike I said yesterday, screenshots and info about iPhone OS 3.0 beta 4 is on the interwebs. World of Apple has shots of the new stuff and The Apple Blog shows off the new feature where you can use multiple iTunes accounts on the App/Music store on the iPhone.

    This guy made a mini lampshade G4 iMac, out of Lego, and threw in a working 7" LCD that can plug in to it's bigger brother G4 iMac, ala the infamous Pixar Luxo short. Lego, Pixar and iMacs. What more can an Apple fanboy want?

    Andy Warhol did a serigraph (I didn't know what that is either, but I researched and it is "a printed design produced by means of a silkscreen."), of the Apple/Macintosh logo back in the 80s, which was commissioned by Apple's first COO, Del Yocam in the early 80's. It's currently up for sale, but unfortunately, it's valued at US$30k. Totally worth it though. Possibly the ultimate Apple collectable bar an original Apple I.

    Apple's 5th Avenue Store is the 5th most photographed landmark in New York. It's even been photographed more than the Statue of Libery according to Flickr.

    Extrapolate what you will from this, but you know how Jobs wants that old house knocked down? Well there was a council meeting about it, Jobs was supposed to attend. He didn't. His lawyer said to the council "I donít think he would be strong enough if we were here until 1 a.m., and I think thereís a strong possibility of that" - so the conspiracy theory nuts amongst us (or Apple shareholders) have interpreted this to mean Steve Jobs can't even leave the house, lest he die of stress.

    Maxtrox have a PCI Express card called the CompressHD, which is dedicated to encoding H264 video. if you have a Mac Pro and encode video often, you want this okay. According to the press release, the CompressHD can turn a 90 minute encode into a meagre 18 minutes. Very cool. I want one. But I need a Mac Pro.

    Firemint are to blame for your loss of friends, poor performance at work and half-rate sex life with your partner, because they made Flight Control and the game is so addictive, it leads to this sort of behaviour. It made Firement a shitload of cash. They've put up a PDF analysing the sales of the game on App Store. Interesting reading. If you can't be arsed reading it all, or you read it and didn't understand it, TechCrunch sum it up nicely.

    Bluetooth 3 is coming soon. It is going to be pretty freakin' sweet. Gizmodo explains why. I hope Apple put it on the next iPhone and in new Macs, so one can sync their iPhone without plugging it in. That would be superb.

    Microsoft has a dev preview of Office 2010 for Windows. Steven Frank looks at it and tells us what he thinks. I was going to write the same thing, but, like, I didn't want to. I totally could if I wanted to though.

    MOTU has released Volta. It's an app that has something to do with analog synths and voltages and controlling things better. I don't really understand, but it's apparently a big deal in the music circles. Create Digital Music has more info.
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    Help! - User account not appearing after login

    I decided to go ahead with the 'How to log in as a root' so I logged out of the primary account and now 'Other' appears in the log in screen so i typed

    DarkAvenger Today, 12:57 AM Go to last post

    Help! - User account not appearing after login

    Have a look at this:

    Mac Troubleshooting - Reset User Account Permissions

    rpjallan Today, 12:37 AM Go to last post

    Help! - User account not appearing after login

    That's odd. If the root user is enabled then 'Disable Root User' should not be greyed out. It might be an idea to create a new user with admin privileges

    rpjallan Today, 12:30 AM Go to last post

    Help! - User account not appearing after login

    Ok, currently the drop down menu under 'Edit' of the 'Directory Utility' shows:

    'Disable Root User' (greyed out)

    So does this

    DarkAvenger Today, 12:18 AM Go to last post

    Help! - User account not appearing after login

    A password box should appear if the root user has never been enabled before. If it has been enabled before then you can just enable/disable it in that

    rpjallan Today, 12:07 AM Go to last post

    Help! - User account not appearing after login

    I'm following the steps specific to 10.5.x and I'm stuck at step 6 which says:

    6. Enter the root password you wish to use in both the Password

    DarkAvenger Yesterday, 11:36 PM Go to last post

    XBox360 as HTPC?

    The Mini has been good as an "entry" HTPC... Plays most file formats, connected easily enough to the TV, controlled via screen sharing or Rowmote/Hippo

    cosmichobo Yesterday, 10:59 PM Go to last post

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    julee86 Yesterday, 10:20 PM Go to last post

    World's oldest Mac user needs our help.

    Does the sister have an Apple product for FaceTime?

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 10:17 PM Go to last post

    World's oldest Mac user needs our help.

    I think this is an excellent idea Oldmacs.
    I'll set up an appointment and see if their booking system allows me to communicate back and forwards.

    krolly Yesterday, 09:37 PM Go to last post