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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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    Seele

    El Capitan 10.11.3 on MBP: keyboard becomes inoperative randomly

    As in the title, this is pparently it's a known issue; the standard reply is to check bluetooth or unplug and plug the keyboard back. However, this also

    Seele 8th February 2016, 09:21 PM Go to last post
    iMic

    iPhone 5s putting old home button and fingerprint sensor in new LCD & digitiser assy

    Should do the trick. The fingerprint reader is most likely mismatching with the Logic Board (the components have a unique identifier and are keyed to

    iMic 7th February 2016, 04:03 PM Go to last post
    skydivemac

    iPhone 5s putting old home button and fingerprint sensor in new LCD & digitiser assy

    I have replaced a friends iPhone 5S complete front assembly including home button assembly. Everything works fine except the fingerprint sensor indicates

    skydivemac 7th February 2016, 10:44 AM Go to last post
    cosmichobo

    Doctor Who!

    Thankyou.

    Indeed, that was the scene that promoted this video! Then I forgot about it... Then refound it again and finished it off...

    cosmichobo 5th February 2016, 01:07 PM Go to last post
    ianglass

    Doctor Who!

    Very well done. I really like Smith's response when Clara says its smaller on the outside.

    ianglass 5th February 2016, 10:42 AM Go to last post
    delicado

    Apple A1321: how much hours of battery life?*

    Well I bought*an Apple A1321 battery*few days ago.Now I want to know how to test its life?*


    How to be considered normal?

    delicado 5th February 2016, 01:46 AM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    iPad 2 to IOS 9 latest?

    unfortunately you can not install iOS 7 or 8. Apple is only signing 9.2.1 so even if you have the update file you can't do it.

    Oldmacs 4th February 2016, 11:19 PM Go to last post
    PCKid

    iPad 2 to IOS 9 latest?

    I've downloaded the iOS 7.1.2 Ipsw file so I should be ok with that then? Westpac tech said iOS 7 is fine.

    PCKid 4th February 2016, 07:01 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    iPad 2 to IOS 9 latest?

    Its definitely slower.. 7.1.2 was about on par with iOS 6, but 8 was slower than 7.1.2 and 9.2.1 is still slower than 8.4.1. Turn off a lot of settings

    Oldmacs 4th February 2016, 05:33 PM Go to last post
    cosmichobo

    Doctor Who!



    What did you say? Bigger on the inside?

    My latest mashup...

    cosmichobo 4th February 2016, 04:33 PM Go to last post