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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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    warren21

    Apple 30" Display

    Hi all,

    May be a silly question but would an Apple 30" display connect and be compatible with the new mac mini? If so, what connections

    warren21 Yesterday, 09:27 PM Go to last post
    Mr_Singh

    Hard drive clone - battery status

    Thanks for the reply. Perhaps my battery wasn't as good as I thought

    Mr_Singh Yesterday, 09:10 PM Go to last post
    leon

    Hard drive clone - battery status

    Battery info should be battery talking to machine, not some software setting.

    My understanding was that the battery had its own chips that

    leon Yesterday, 08:35 PM Go to last post
    Mr_Singh

    US Black Friday - can Aussies grab some good deals?

    Rumor on whirlpool is that apple aren't doing a black Friday sale this year, but nothing confirmed to know for sure.

    Mr_Singh Yesterday, 08:24 PM Go to last post
    Mr_Singh

    Hard drive clone - battery status

    Hi all

    Does anyone know if I clone my macbook hdd and put the cloned drive into another unit does the battery health transfer? It looks like

    Mr_Singh Yesterday, 08:23 PM Go to last post
    JessieMay

    How to play Blu-ray Disc on Mac directly?

    Hi, guys. I want to use my Macbook Air to watch a Blu-ray Disc movie but Apple can't play it as I know. So any tools I need? Any suggestions?

    JessieMay Yesterday, 05:03 PM Go to last post
    Currawong

    Replacement for MBP 15"

    Whatever you get, make sure you get a backup drive as well. It is safer to assume that all drives will fail and act accordingly.

    It may

    Currawong Yesterday, 04:20 PM Go to last post
    kyte

    iPad Air 2 Cases

    From the number of views, and the lack of responses, I'm guessing I am not the only one looking for a decent shell for the back of my iPad. There are

    kyte Yesterday, 12:31 PM Go to last post
    soulman

    Replacement for MBP 15"

    Or better. Only the cheap ones seem to have reliability issues. It's always worth checking the refurb store for MBPs too.

    soulman Yesterday, 11:56 AM Go to last post
    MissionMan

    Replacement for MBP 15"

    The early flash drives were a little suspect but flash drives these days would be on a par with spindle.

    MissionMan Yesterday, 07:52 AM Go to last post