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    <a href="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/steverino.jpg"><img class="alignright size-full wp-image-10382" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/steverino.jpg" alt="" width="136" height="200" /></a>Shh! Don't tell anyone, but <a href="http://www.newsweek.com/2010/10/03/how-android-is-transforming-mobile-computing.html" target="_blank">Android is actually transforming mobile computing as we know it</a>. Is it because of all those geeks that are unhappy with Apple's draconian App Store policies, or is it something more?

    Got an old Mac laying around at home that you can't even give away? <a href="http://damncoolpics.blogspot.com/2010/10/what-can-be-made-out-of-old-macs.html" target="_blank">Make it into something awesome today</a>! Check out the faceplates of Macs being made into clocks, and dispensers of everything from beer to toilet paper!

    Apple position the iPad as a consumption device for most consumers. That's not entirely true with a little creativity and a select app or two, <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/ipad-creative-2010-10?slop=1" target="_blank">the iPad can also be used to create some nice things</a>!

    Okay, this is seriously cool.*<a href="http://www.reactable.com/products/mobile/" target="_blank">Reactable is kinda like those Microsoft Surface demos</a> you saw a long, long time ago but the best part is that it's now available on the App Store, for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch!

    You'll remember the huge kerfuffle that happened when Applidium announced VLC for iPad but since the iPad is a perfect device for lounging around with videos, I just don't see the same thing happening for <a href="http://www.macstories.net/iphone/vlc-is-coming-to-the-iphone/" target="_blank">VLC for the iPhone</a>.

    Those of you lucky enough to nab a shiny new AppleTV might be interested to know <a href="http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/articles/comments/fifteen-new-details-on-the-second-generation-apple-tv/" target="_blank">15 new details on the next-generation media device</a>. Just like the new AppleTV's*diminutive*size, it's the small stuff that counts, you know?

    Whoever came up with <a href="http://osxdaily.com/2010/10/02/the-most-repulsive-iphone-charger-youll-see/" target="_blank">this iPhone charger</a> has serious mummy issues. Either that or they're just insane and/or like creating bizzare tech items. I don't know about you, but frankly I'm scarred for life.

    Creating native Mac apps from web services has me confused. I can understand when the app adds*functionality*that the website just doesn't offer (like Tweetie for Mac), but what's the point of <a href="http://www.sparrowmailapp.com/" target="_blank">Sparrow, a beta Gmail client for the Mac</a>?

    "1TapAlarm is the fastest and simplest way to setup a reminder notification for an upcoming event on your iPhone." <a href="http://www.1tapalarm.com/" target="_blank">It's available in the App Store right now</a>, and it's free.

    Choosing a name for your computer is serious business for most geeks I know, and if you're stuck choosing something witty, well, <a href="http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc1178.html" target="_blank">there's an RFC document for that</a>.
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    kyte

    Random Photography Thread V5.0

    Yeah, I would have been up around 5 or 5.30 I guess. I'm actually a good 30 minutes from the beach so often need to leave before the sun's up, and just

    kyte Today, 10:31 AM Go to last post
    mmulhern

    HTPC - Mac Mini G4 vs 1,1 Core2Duo ?

    Benefit of the early intel mac minis is that the cPU can be replaced with something gruntier.

    iFixit: https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Mac+min...placement/1178

    mmulhern Today, 07:49 AM Go to last post
    cosmichobo

    HTPC - Mac Mini G4 vs 1,1 Core2Duo ?

    G'day leon!

    Mmm, was worried that might be the case. I know my 1.8GHz dual PowerMac G5 couldn't handle full HD either... so not real

    cosmichobo Yesterday, 06:11 PM Go to last post
    leon

    HTPC - Mac Mini G4 vs 1,1 Core2Duo ?

    I have a 2010 Mini server (2.66GHz) Core 2 Duo.
    It handles 1080i content recorded by eyetv fine.

    1080p from iTunes pegs both cores

    leon Yesterday, 04:38 PM Go to last post
    ednap

    The recent purchases thread - Part 2

    At the start of the year I changed jobs, on the up side it is a fantastic opportunity which I am enjoying getting my teeth into.
    On the downside

    ednap Yesterday, 04:28 PM Go to last post
    cosmichobo

    HTPC - Mac Mini G4 vs 1,1 Core2Duo ?

    G'day,

    For the past few years or so I've been using a 1.5GHz G4 Mac Mini with 512MB of RAM as my HTPC. It's running data off my MyCloud

    cosmichobo Yesterday, 03:59 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    9 March Apple event - What will we see

    I hope most of the new features are software wise so the old one gets them. I'd also love iView and SBSOnDemand. I'd actually like the ability to connect

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 10:55 AM Go to last post
    kyte

    9 March Apple event - What will we see

    LOL. New AppleTV. Figures. I had just decided (around 5pm yesterday) to sacrifice my FlyBuys points on an AppleTV3. (I'll be selling my 2 once it

    kyte Yesterday, 08:04 AM Go to last post
    Enahs

    Keyboard Replacement

    Mid-2009 MBP. Coffee spill ~2yrs ago. About 5 keys affected. Removed keys & the white doo-hickie underneath & cleaned but alas no success. Bought

    Enahs Yesterday, 07:54 AM Go to last post
    rockmac

    Recommendations for best UPS?

    I've been using a solar charged 24V AGM battery bank with a 250W 24V sinewave inverter to run all my IT including ADSL modems, VOIP / mobile phones and

    rockmac Yesterday, 07:28 AM Go to last post