• 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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    Lindycorp

    iPad 1?

    Was that with an ipad*1*?

    Lindycorp Today, 07:02 AM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    OSX Server Questions

    Well, I'm half way there.

    The cache service is up and running, Mac App Store Apps are caching nicely and so are iOS apps (and updates) if

    The_Hawk Yesterday, 08:29 PM Go to last post
    adscorp

    Small size lens, Canon EOS 400D

    You can't go wrong with a nifty fifty, though since your camera is a crop lens, I would suggest a 35 mm 1.4 for a little extra.

    adscorp Yesterday, 08:13 PM Go to last post
    soulman

    Small size lens, Canon EOS 400D

    Geoff's given you good advice. You won't get a smaller zoom, so it's fixed focal length for you if you want less bulk. The 50/1.8 is pretty cheap in

    soulman Yesterday, 07:37 PM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    OSX Server Questions

    Thanks for that, I've been digging and finally found something that walks through how it works and as you say it's pretty much completely automated and

    The_Hawk Yesterday, 04:30 PM Go to last post
    ajbeardy

    OSX Server Questions

    I am no expert in OSX Server but I did install it in an old iMac I had the other day, it is just a local.server so it is internal only.

    ajbeardy Yesterday, 04:08 PM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    OSX Server Questions

    I'm in the process of re-formatting and cleaning up a 2010 Mac Mini and am looking at what I can do with it.

    This is a bit of a test bed,

    The_Hawk Yesterday, 04:00 PM Go to last post
    swoffa

    Apple TV - no video on recent conversions.

    Update:
    Upgraded to 2.0.2 and it fixed all issues.

    swoffa Yesterday, 01:10 PM Go to last post
    tim

    How much is an original 128K mac in packaging worth?

    I found a few for you..

    Huge Lot Over 50 Vintage Apple Macintosh Computers Plus SE Classic II 128K | eBay

    tim Yesterday, 12:02 PM Go to last post
    entropy

    4gb ram enough for MacBook Air for high school?

    Fair enough. Kills me that Apple sells premium machines, non upgradable ones, with 4gb ram. Decided to wait a bit longer and master entropy can get

    entropy Yesterday, 06:43 AM Go to last post