• 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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    Oldmacs

    No news on next iPad

    They'd be crazy to drop the Air. Perfect size for many.

    Whats wrong with a nice solid line-up. It worked with the iPod.

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 09:47 PM Go to last post
    SRG

    No news on next iPad

    I like your thinking :-) but I wonder if in fact there is a next iPad Air or if the lineup will be the Mini and the iPad Pro.

    SRG Yesterday, 08:57 PM Go to last post
    PCKid

    iPad Air 2 Cases

    I can vouch for these bought three or four just for the different colours. Really good value.

    PCKid Yesterday, 08:26 PM Go to last post
    PCKid

    No news on next iPad

    Seems to be lots of speculation on next iPhones and iPad Pro but nothing yet on next iPad. If it has Force Touch could it be called the iPad Air Force?

    PCKid Yesterday, 07:42 PM Go to last post
    kristian

    Replace ATI 5750 in iMac 27" (Mid 2010)?

    Hi,

    The GFX card in my iMac 27" (Mid 2010) is on the fritz. It's an ATI 5750. Can someone recommend a place I can take it to in Melbourne

    kristian Yesterday, 12:27 PM Go to last post
    mwot

    Latest MacLegion software bundle

    MacLegion have released their latest software bundle. On the offering are:

    • Flux V
    • The Hit list
    • BusyCal
    • Data Recovery Guru
    • Swift

    mwot Yesterday, 10:10 AM Go to last post
    leon

    Is it possible to buy a new graphics card for my computer

    I went through the se crap with a 24" white iMac. Reballed Nvidia GPU only lasted 3 months. $300 wasted.

    You can buy GPUs online but

    leon 26th May 2015, 09:19 AM Go to last post
    Bastard Sheep

    Connecting multiple network shares from same server at login.

    This has been annoying me for a while but not enough to really do anything about. All of my searches bring up issues connecting entirely to a server,

    Bastard Sheep 26th May 2015, 08:52 AM Go to last post
    lostom

    Is it possible to buy a new graphics card for my computer

    Sure you can buy them, do you have the confidence/ ability to be able to actually do it.

    It's a pretty decent job and not something most

    lostom 26th May 2015, 08:35 AM Go to last post
    lostom

    Netflix+ Apple Tv

    Ok understood, not remotely interested in Hulu, but Netflix def appeals.

    Thanks for clearing that up, appreciate your help and feedback.

    lostom 26th May 2015, 08:30 AM Go to last post