• 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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    The Guv

    Yosemite - feeling underwhelmed

    I'm also unimpressed. I don't know if I'm just getting old and reluctant to change but I don't much that's useful and I'm getting the impression that

    The Guv Today, 11:39 AM Go to last post
    changa

    Warning: 1Password 5 from web store won't sync with iCloud - must buy Mac App Store v

    I sync my 1Password with dropbox (I used to sync with iCloud but found it was not as reliable).

    I am disappointed that they removed the feature

    changa Today, 11:36 AM Go to last post
    DJY

    Warning: 1Password 5 from web store won't sync with iCloud - must buy Mac App Store v

    thanks for the heads up!
    I'm also a long time 1Password user...
    have v5 on iPad / iPhone... but Mac Book Pro is still on v4.

    DJY Today, 10:26 AM Go to last post
    kyte

    ADDING RAM...

    Wow, thats gone up. It was about $189 when I bought it.

    kyte Today, 10:16 AM Go to last post
    jayda

    ADDING RAM...

    I bought that from Ramcity. Just thinking for the future when I'm not in such a hurry to speed things up!

    jayda Today, 08:43 AM Go to last post
    leon

    Rejuvenating G4 PowerBook with dead optical drive & PRAM battery

    I'll have a look in my pile o junk but I have an 867mhz 12" PowerBook which might still have an optical drive in it.
    Yours for cost of postage

    leon Today, 07:37 AM Go to last post
    Thingme

    Yosemite installer to flash drive instruction?

    I went to use Aust MacWorld's terminal method but noticed the sudo command was wrong when comparing it to others' methods. Eventually created the USB

    Thingme Today, 06:22 AM Go to last post
    kyte

    Yosemite installer to flash drive instruction?

    Its caught a friend of mine who moved to Tassie, to the remote northwest, and who only has some awful Optus 3G connection with some stupid low data allowance.

    kyte Today, 05:56 AM Go to last post
    Byrd

    Rejuvenating G4 PowerBook with dead optical drive & PRAM battery

    Welcome Gairlochan

    What model is the G4 PowerBook? It's worth noting first off that none are worth more than $100 these days so you won't

    Byrd Today, 05:52 AM Go to last post
    Gairlochan

    Rejuvenating G4 PowerBook with dead optical drive & PRAM battery

    I have an old G4 PowerBook which hasn't been used for years, and which has a dead optical drive, a dead PRAM battery and a dead main battery, and I'd

    Gairlochan Today, 02:33 AM Go to last post