• 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 don’t think he would be strong enough if we were here until 1 a.m., and I think there’s 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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    Alec Fraser

    Network geeks, i need help

    Don't bother hosting this on your local network. Go with something like SquareSpace or a cheap hosting provider.

    VPNs go

    Alec Fraser Today, 10:17 AM Go to last post

    Random Photography Thread V5.0

    … [crickets] mandatory “at least three characters”.

    vivid2 Yesterday, 07:38 PM Go to last post

    ixchange.com.au - has anybody used before?

    I should have checked MacTalk before using iXchange.

    My mother in law's iPad 4 broke (I think she fried it using a dodgy charger). Apple

    changa Yesterday, 06:39 PM Go to last post

    Puzzled about VPN versus general ISP

    OK kyte, I have launched into Private Internet Access and gone VPN. Subscribed for one year at approx AUD$4.25 per month ( I will post again when the

    kaisersozay Yesterday, 06:27 PM Go to last post

    Puzzled about VPN versus general ISP

    I've been going down this path too, and have decided VPN is the way to go, but I'm really confused about which one. I've looked at the free options and

    kyte Yesterday, 04:10 PM Go to last post

    Puzzled about VPN versus general ISP

    Well, thanks to Alec Fraser and Geoff3DMN, my issue with privacy is solved. VPN is the way to go. This intrusion of Government is appalling and open to

    kaisersozay Yesterday, 01:44 PM Go to last post

    Network geeks, i need help

    Hi all,

    Im in need of assistance. I need a fellow mac geek who can help me setup a server at my place of business. I want to use a C2D

    Lachie Yesterday, 12:53 PM Go to last post

    Puzzled about VPN versus general ISP

    VPNs can be vulnerable to Man in the Middle attacks but in practice it would probably not be economical to do so for monitoring downloads of movies, TV

    Geoff3DMN Yesterday, 12:31 PM Go to last post
    Alec Fraser

    Puzzled about VPN versus general ISP

    A VPN basically uses an encrypted tunnel from your machine to the VPN server, via your ISP. All your traffic then passes through that tunnel and is not

    Alec Fraser Yesterday, 12:01 PM Go to last post

    Puzzled about VPN versus general ISP

    Just read that ISPs will be required to keep all our meta data for 2 years and report any piratical activity with a three warning procedure before some

    kaisersozay Yesterday, 09:02 AM Go to last post