• 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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    nineteen44

    Sending message to server

    The problem has been fixed via Telstra crowd support. Telstra had migrated me to a new server without telling me.

    nineteen44 21st January 2017, 06:29 PM Go to last post
    nineteen44

    Sending message to server

    Can not send out emails, and the following message appears: Sending the message content to server failed. The server response was: 451 4.7.0 Temporary

    nineteen44 20th January 2017, 08:04 AM Go to last post
    Marrimary

    Transfer Data from iPad to Mac


    iTunes just allows you to transfer purchased items to the new iTunes Library with one iTunes account. But

    Marrimary 19th January 2017, 02:04 PM Go to last post
    crustyisonline

    Working Mac Plus to swap for broken system?

    Hi all

    I'm new here. I have a perfectly working Mac Plus, with original software and peripherals included. I want to use it for a home

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    portupepe

    How to Restore iPhone Without iTunes?

    I didn't backup my phone with iCloud. Is this possible to recover deleted photos?

    portupepe 16th January 2017, 07:33 PM Go to last post
    alanmore

    Am I able to recover photos on my iPhone 3G?

    If you would like to recover deleted photos from iPhone, you need to use iPhone data recovery. I know the best iPhone Data Recovery software can scan

    alanmore 15th January 2017, 11:07 PM Go to last post
    alanmore

    Using iCloud to backup iPhone 5 and restore to iPhone 6S

    Hey,
    It's really easy to do that. You just need to make a backup file for your iPhone 5 with iTunes and then restore your iPhone 6s with the backup

    alanmore 15th January 2017, 11:04 PM Go to last post
    cosmichobo

    Macintosh Plus : CRT goes black 10 mins after cold boot...help!

    See the tumbleweeds...?

    This was once a great and glorious forum with hundreds of posts per day from many many active members... Then sadly

    cosmichobo 13th January 2017, 06:44 PM Go to last post
    crookintheguts

    Macintosh Plus : CRT goes black 10 mins after cold boot...help!

    My Mac Plus boots off cold and after about ten minutes the screen goes dead, it used to be fine if I gave it a tap on the side of the housing but today

    crookintheguts 12th January 2017, 08:46 PM Go to last post
    darlie

    iPhone has deleted all my music?

    If you have no backup file that you can recover from, I think it is a good method to try recovery tool to retrieve deleted iphone music.
    You can

    darlie 12th January 2017, 05:30 PM Go to last post