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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

    2010 MacBook Pro excruciatingly slow

    I prefer to order things like that in Oz, so I've gone with 8GB and 256GB SSD, both Crucial, the SSD is MX200. Now I'm all excited and want the items

    kyte Today, 09:52 AM Go to last post
    Erwin

    Netflix+ Apple Tv

    Netflix + Uflix = gold.

    Erwin Today, 09:01 AM Go to last post
    kyte

    Netflix+ Apple Tv

    I'm really enjoying the AppleTV one, it presents beautifully and its fast. The Samsung one seems really slow. Probably a local network issue.

    kyte Today, 08:19 AM Go to last post
    kyte

    3GS SMS Issue

    No iMessage for you, 3GS

    kyte Today, 08:06 AM Go to last post
    kyte

    Metadata tracking: Screw ISIS, I want to fight LNP and ALP!

    Some of us haven't supported them for years. It makes no difference but we keep trying. The preferential voting system s**ts me to tears.

    kyte Today, 08:00 AM Go to last post
    DagrtheSnide

    Metadata tracking: Screw ISIS, I want to fight LNP and ALP!

    At the next election just support those people/parties that opposed this policy.

    DagrtheSnide Today, 06:43 AM Go to last post
    Swathe

    Metadata tracking: Screw ISIS, I want to fight LNP and ALP!

    Well at home any decent router will let you VPN all of your traffic out.

    Swathe Today, 12:51 AM Go to last post
    Byrd

    3GS SMS Issue

    Disable/re-enable iMessage, and check if "send as SMS" is enabled

    Byrd Yesterday, 12:23 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    3GS SMS Issue

    Hi, firstly welcome to Mactalk

    Secondly, is your 3GS on iOS 6?

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 09:15 AM Go to last post
    SRG

    Netflix+ Apple Tv

    I have a KDL-55W8008, so it is connected by wifi and the update just popped up on screen.

    Kyte the App seems much like the one on the Xbox

    SRG Yesterday, 07:54 AM Go to last post