• 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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    LaPastenague

    Airport Express and VOIP

    Correct.
    Very few routers block voip.. only a few Telstra released that accidently blocked the required ports.. cough gollum.. !!

    LaPastenague Today, 05:22 AM Go to last post
    cosmichobo

    G4/G5 Usability (aka Tell Me To Toss Them To The Collectors)

    Looks like a cool idea, Dog Knight! In fact, exactly what I was thinking was needed in this day and age... (though I'm sure Apple would object... FreeTV

    cosmichobo Yesterday, 07:03 PM Go to last post
    nibbles

    Aussie App store Price increases

    Nope, still plenty at $1.29. Probably the developer of that app deciding to jack up the price a little themselves.

    nibbles Yesterday, 05:04 PM Go to last post
    Mullo

    Aussie App store Price increases

    Has anyone else noticed that US $0.99 games are now $1.99 in the Aussie app store not $1.29 anymore ? Example launch centre pro on special for US $0.99

    Mullo Yesterday, 04:21 PM Go to last post
    Dog Knight

    G4/G5 Usability (aka Tell Me To Toss Them To The Collectors)

    If you got a few Mac's in your house (assuming you do), look into a EyeTV Netstream.

    Twin TV tuner that plugs directly into your network

    Dog Knight Yesterday, 03:54 PM Go to last post
    milliedog

    Text to Speech software

    This can be done using a terminal command or automator workflow, not that difficult.

    iClarified - Mac OS X - How to Record Text to Speech

    milliedog Yesterday, 11:15 AM Go to last post
    tonyberinson

    Adesso Bluetooth Slimtouch Keyboard For Mac

    I ordered this for Christmas and pick it up next week.

    I will do a review - unless someone else already had - but I can't find it..

    tonyberinson Yesterday, 10:06 AM Go to last post
    tonyberinson

    Apple's Christmas Ad

    Absolutely Beautiful.

    Mad me cry..

    Worth a watch!!

    Apple - From one gift come many

    tonyberinson Yesterday, 10:04 AM Go to last post
    Alan53

    Airport Express and VOIP

    That does not mean that you cannot use VOIP, either using an ATA or a VOIP phone like the Gigaset 610a IP I am using, via a Apple (Extreme) router , but

    Alan53 Yesterday, 07:28 AM Go to last post
    harryb2448

    Getting the OS X Lion installer

    Use LionDiskMaker to make a bootable USB thumb drive. 4GB thumb drive, and download from this link (version 1.7 down the page a bit for Lion).

    harryb2448 Yesterday, 07:19 AM Go to last post