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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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    changa

    iphone cellular not working us aus

    Did you buy it from Apple or a US carrier?

    I also thought that there were still differences between iPhones and that there was only one version

    changa Today, 11:01 AM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    Family Sharing and iCloud storage/Drive are broken!

    That's pretty much how we have things setup... although we have never turned on family sharing, just shared photo streams by invite (which also includes

    The_Hawk Today, 10:52 AM Go to last post
    changa

    Family Sharing and iCloud storage/Drive are broken!

    I agree, this would be a much better system. I currently use a hybrid of the old way and the Family Sharing. I have my family members added to Family

    changa Today, 10:49 AM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    Family Sharing and iCloud storage/Drive are broken!

    And that would be the same reasoning I have for not using it. If I can't use my existing iTunes credit to pay for family purchases I might as well stick

    The_Hawk Today, 08:30 AM Go to last post
    Thingme

    Turning a Mac Mini into a Game Console?

    After Dark Castle and the like when it started to concentrate on productivity and Steve said he didn't like games on his Macs, Apple completely lost the

    Thingme Today, 06:26 AM Go to last post
    modaros

    iphone cellular not working us aus

    I think you need to reset the network settings for the data to work.

    modaros Today, 06:23 AM Go to last post
    simonm

    Turning a Mac Mini into a Game Console?

    Let's not forget Apple killed its HTPC software Front Row. Apple clearly doesn't want you to use your Mac Mini this way as a console. They want you

    simonm Today, 03:16 AM Go to last post
    DagrtheSnide

    Turning a Mac Mini into a Game Console?

    Get him an Apple Bandai Pippin, there should be heaps buried next to the mound of Atari ET game cartridges.

    Apple Bandai Pippin - Wikipedia,

    DagrtheSnide Yesterday, 09:11 PM Go to last post
    vinniele22

    iphone cellular not working us aus

    i bought an iphone 6 16gb in america and they told me to activate it when i got to australia with my sim and it would work fine then. im with southern

    vinniele22 Yesterday, 07:47 PM Go to last post
    lawrencium

    iPad Air 2 - Purchase & Delivery

    I wasn't aware of that, although we do have a 12w charger, but it's primarily used for my mother's iPhone. I don't think anything over 5w affects the

    lawrencium Yesterday, 05:22 PM Go to last post