• 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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    kyte

    iOS 7.1.1 Troubles

    Apparently Apple wants it to be on for iBeacon (do a search on that... its about marketing)

    kyte Today, 05:52 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    iOS 7.1.1 Troubles

    I don't get it, can they just not turn bluetooth on with each update? I always forget to turn it back off on the iPad.

    Oldmacs Today, 05:28 PM Go to last post
    kyte

    iOS 7.1.1 Troubles

    All a bit of a non-event here except the inevitable switching bluetooth on which annoys the crap outta me.

    kyte Today, 05:07 PM Go to last post
    Steeley

    iOS 7.1.1 Troubles

    The wifi on my ipad spacked out after upgrading, but I reset network settings and its been great since. No other issues to speak of.

    Steeley Today, 03:37 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    iOS 7.1.1 Troubles

    Weirdly enough no :P My battery has actually improved on my iPhone 4 and my iPad 2 is like normal.

    What problems in particular?

    Oldmacs Today, 01:58 PM Go to last post
    rpjallan

    iOS 7.1.1 Troubles

    There seem to be a lot of people having problems with the iOS 7.1.1 update. Any experiences?

    rpjallan Today, 01:51 PM Go to last post
    PCKid

    External DVD Burner region free??

    Given me an idea. Only ever need region 1 or 4 so buy an external set to 4 and keep my internal on 1. Internal is playing up but does work if you persevere

    PCKid Today, 11:17 AM Go to last post
    changa

    External DVD Burner region free??

    I am also in the market for a region free external DVD burner as well.

    Unfortunately I have purchased 3 generic brand drives, and they were

    changa Today, 08:53 AM Go to last post
    Byrd

    External DVD Burner region free??

    I'd say that pretty much all generic 5.25 or slimline external DVD drives are region locked, but most common models can be flashed over usually with a

    Byrd Today, 08:44 AM Go to last post
    AfterBurner_1

    Mavericks: how to reset file and folder permissions?

    Well I had a friend help me with a little terminal $udo up. And after a minute we figured out that something was changing the permissions likely because

    AfterBurner_1 Today, 12:14 AM Go to last post