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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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    accumulator

    shopping - new Mac/Logic buy soon - high heat part of the world

    So, after years I am going to be (FINALLY) getting a new mac with logic (the old one works but is a G4 Platinum). It will also be multi-OS boot,

    accumulator Yesterday, 11:40 PM Go to last post
    cosmichobo

    Pismo + Modern Airport

    G'day,

    My Pismo won't talk to my 2011 AirPort Extreme Base Station.

    Why is that?

    Cheers

    cosmic

    cosmichobo Yesterday, 08:06 PM Go to last post
    rpjallan

    Help! - User account not appearing after login

    Have you had any luck sorting this out?

    rpjallan Yesterday, 04:43 PM Go to last post
    Smokebelch

    OS X Yosemite Public Beta

    Handbrake works fine for me with multiple files on beta 1. Have you installed beta 2?

    Smokebelch Yesterday, 01:28 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    OS X Yosemite Public Beta

    Is the 2nd beta better?

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 01:16 PM Go to last post
    ibarnett

    World's oldest Mac user needs our help.

    No worries - I already have it downloaded & saved before I used it.

    ibarnett Yesterday, 12:13 PM Go to last post
    Mullo

    OS X Yosemite Public Beta

    Has anyone had an issue with Handbrake works fine on the first file but if you go back to the finder and try to select a different file it crashes everytime

    Mullo Yesterday, 11:37 AM Go to last post
    AnthoMac

    Did anyone else buy the MacBook Air 11" through Kogan on eBay?

    Damn right they are. I scored my mid2014 MacBook Pro 15inch from DSE at 15% off .

    AnthoMac Yesterday, 11:28 AM Go to last post
    krolly

    World's oldest Mac user needs our help.

    Thank you so much for this. I'm really moved by how mactalkers are responding.
    Someone from here has spoken to Uncle Henry this morning and plans

    krolly Yesterday, 09:30 AM Go to last post
    ibarnett

    World's oldest Mac user needs our help.

    Hi,
    I may be able to help - I am 35 mins away.
    I can make a Mavericks installer if that is the way you want to go.
    PM me if you want

    ibarnett Yesterday, 07:53 AM Go to last post