• Thursday Morning News

    An updated MacBook Pro with Ivy Bridge CPUs from Intel will likely see significant performance improvements, says MacRumors. Taking into account the current processors in the MacBook Pro of today, they say that the new chip might provide up to 20% higher performance than is currently available.

    Speaking of processors, it has been revealed the entry level iPad 2 uses an A5 chip based on a smaller process. The tweaked version of the same processor might help enable better battery life, says The Next Web.

    The Verge has a great stylus roundup, as they embark on a truly noble quest: to find the best stylus for the iPad. Of course, such a thing is subject to a little subjectiveness, which means you'll probably have to try a few of their recommendations before finding one you really like.

    Jason Snell from Macworld says iTunes has become much more than the simple jukebox audio player it once was, now that it has to manage the syncing of iOS devices and the like. ITunes has to do a lot these days, and maybe, he says, it's time to rethink iTunes and the syncing process...

    ...but I doubt that rethink will come in time, as news comes that Apple is working on iTunes 11 which will feature iOS 6 and even better iCloud integration than before. Also rumoured is the revamp of the iTunes Store, thanks to Apple's purchase of Chomp a little while ago.

    Adobe has released an updated version of Adobe Reader for iPhone and iPad. The new version now allows you to annotate and mark up PDF documents with comments and sticky notes, fill out PDF forms, and sign PDFs with your signature, although perhaps you'll want a stylus for the last one.

    TextWrangler has been updated to version 4.0, and it's a good update to a piece of software that lets you do a lot with text. What's more, the best thing about TextWrangler is that it's completely free *it's a step up from TextEdit, and it's available free from the Mac App Store or from the Bare Bones Software website.

    Speaking of free software, Mac AppStorm has a list of 30 great open source Mac apps. In this case, it's free as in beer, but there are a few notable open source apps on the list: Handbrake, Cyberduck, Transmission, Perian, and more.

    The Skech Fabric Flipper works about the same as the Apple Smart Cover on the front, plus it even has a fabric-covered hard plastic back for protecting the back of your new shiny. From the photos, it kind of has a denim-like look to it, if that's your thing.

    Right, last one for today: hot on the heels of the iFixit iMac SSD installation kit, OWC has also launched their own iMac SSD installation kit. The only question you have to ask yourself, would-be-iMac surgeons, is: do you want the orange suction cups, or the red ones?
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    Madeezy

    Memory Leakage - Wipe Drive??

    My late 2009 iMac has slowed down bad. The 16g of Memory drops all the time.
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    Madeezy Today, 01:22 PM Go to last post
    sebbyooh

    Mac Pro 3 1 A1186 - need a new logic board?

    Hi all
    Thought I had power supply issues - replaced and its not the issue!! Took it to a local Mac store and they say its the logic board.

    sebbyooh Today, 09:09 AM Go to last post
    sebbyooh

    having the same issues

    i suspect logic board though. Do you have a spare you want to sell me?

    sebbyooh Today, 08:37 AM Go to last post
    zippychains

    Looking for old educational Apple game

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    DarkAvenger

    'Apple Communities' isn't allowing me to post

    I solved it. I had to select a 'sub community' (not obvious at all!). Then it let me post.

    DarkAvenger 22nd August 2016, 08:15 PM Go to last post
    DarkAvenger

    'Apple Communities' isn't allowing me to post

    I'm trying to post a question on 'Apple Communities'. I'm signed in because next to my profile/username it says 'Sign out', but when I click on the 'Post'

    DarkAvenger 22nd August 2016, 08:05 PM Go to last post
    Egspriinn

    How to backup or copy iPad music to computer on Mac

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    Egspriinn 22nd August 2016, 12:06 PM Go to last post
    Egspriinn

    Transferring contacts from Android to iPhone

    Looking for an easy way to tranfer contacts from phone to another . Samsung Transfer tool offers a good and easy solution to transfer Data including Music,

    Egspriinn 18th August 2016, 12:43 PM Go to last post
    MarkW

    Connection alert

    Hi Mactalk,
    Currently traveling through Canada by train and looking for an app which will alert me that I have internet connectivity back again

    MarkW 18th August 2016, 12:25 PM Go to last post