• 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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    cosmichobo

    Not suited to the Private Sector...

    3 more employees resigned over the past 2 weeks... and by chance, all 3 are going to the same new employer! (in an unrelated industry, but similar roles).

    cosmichobo 25th April 2015, 04:29 PM Go to last post
    cosmichobo

    Recommend me a pop-up toaster!!

    My latest toaster is an Electrolux Ergosense:



    My buying decisions were heavily related to my mother saying - "I bought

    cosmichobo 25th April 2015, 04:25 PM Go to last post
    kyte

    Rarrrrgh

    I think its original, thats why it appealed. There are many cheapies on ebay.

    kyte 25th April 2015, 02:48 PM Go to last post
    vivid2

    Random Photography Thread 2015

    Branches



    Pentax K-5 120mm Pentax-M 120mm F2.8. Processed and toned in Capture One.

    Original

    vivid2 25th April 2015, 02:38 PM Go to last post
    rpjallan

    Alternatives to Photos/iPhoto

    What version of DxO optics Pro? And what camera model?

    rpjallan 25th April 2015, 02:27 PM Go to last post
    rpjallan

    Rarrrrgh

    I don't think you can go past the Samsungs at the moment. I have installed a few for my self and others recently and have found them easy to get, reasonably

    rpjallan 25th April 2015, 02:16 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Rarrrrgh

    Sorry I misread and got excitable that the MX100 was cheaper somewhere else :P

    BTW is that an original Macbook battery or third party...

    Oldmacs 25th April 2015, 01:24 PM Go to last post
    kyte

    Rarrrrgh

    Errr. I said *some* of the iFixit prices are cheaper. eg, battery for my macbook, $99, as opposed to over $300 from australian sources. I also said

    kyte 25th April 2015, 01:04 PM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    Recommend me a pop-up toaster!!

    We have that in Purple. It works very well although I've never tried cramming hot cross buns in it.

    Funnily the ATP podcast have been

    The_Hawk 25th April 2015, 12:57 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Recommend me a pop-up toaster!!

    We've had 2 Kamrbooks over the last 10 years and have been relatively happy... I don't eat toast, but there are some big toast eaters in my household

    Oldmacs 25th April 2015, 12:35 PM Go to last post