• 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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    Colour of Gold iPhone 6

    Or even a slate grey/black back, with gold tones (Touch ID ring, or in the case of 5/5s design: black glass back panels with gold aluminium).

    lawrencium Yesterday, 11:17 PM Go to last post

    Having trouble exporting (sharing) from Final cut pro 10.0.6

    There are many share options, but mostly they boil down to a ProRes Master File (for archiving), or some flavour of H.264 (for sharing). If you export

    funwithstuff Yesterday, 11:12 PM Go to last post

    Colour of Gold iPhone 6

    I don't think it will be "gaudy".

    I just wish the silver had a silver front and the gold had a gold front. They don't have to

    kerr Yesterday, 10:24 PM Go to last post

    Colour of Gold iPhone 6

    i really hope it is, i only saw one person (in real life) with the gold 5s and it made me slightly jealous that i didnt choose gold myself, its a really

    Lisaone Yesterday, 10:20 PM Go to last post

    Telstra and the iPhone 6

    yep, I found it

    www.telstra.com.au/mobile-phones/plans-and-rates/index.htm (down the bottom)

    Things you need to know

    kerr Yesterday, 10:14 PM Go to last post

    iOS 8 is out !

    No worries

    Yeah, iOS 8 will be out early in the morning. I've got to be at uni early tomorrow, which means I'll have to be up early

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 10:13 PM Go to last post

    iOS 8 is out !

    Apologies; I misread your comment, as it appeared as though you said the iPad Air was filmsy and not as nice to look at/use (physically).

    lawrencium Yesterday, 10:07 PM Go to last post

    iOS 8 is out !

    lolz, I don't mind terribly. I'm just contributing a article tomorrow in the hopes of keeping interest in this forum. Seriously, I have no objections

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 09:56 PM Go to last post

    Random Photography Thread V5.0

    My 40D was a recent (Dec, 2013) acquisition and upgrade from 20D.

    I use the Sigma 18-35 f1.8 for 90% of my photography of my kids indoors.

    leon Yesterday, 09:46 PM Go to last post

    iOS 8 is out !

    Way to stay on topic guys! Flaming Oldmacs is another thread all together, Oh no she has an "opinion" that is in the minority, lets drag her

    TJA77 Yesterday, 09:41 PM Go to last post