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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

    iPod Mini upgrade

    Thanks gentlemen, too bad the A$ is in a bit of a state but the fact that I have a bit of US$ in cash does not exactly help! I am familiar with the products

    Seele Yesterday, 10:06 PM Go to last post
    LCGuy

    iPod Mini upgrade

    I got mine from Other World Computing, back when the Aussie Dollar was a bit stronger than it is at the moment. I believe MacFixit should have the NewerTech

    LCGuy Yesterday, 09:38 PM Go to last post
    woofy

    iPod Mini upgrade

    I got one from macfixit locally.

    woofy Yesterday, 09:05 PM Go to last post
    Seele

    iPod Mini upgrade

    LCGuy,

    Thanks for your update, it sounds encouraging! I have been running the mini all day and it seems to make it works better: this current

    Seele Yesterday, 07:45 PM Go to last post
    LCGuy

    iPod Mini upgrade

    I'm the guy who started that thread two years ago. In the end, I did end up with a working iPod mini with a 16GB CompactFlash card and a new battery.

    LCGuy Yesterday, 06:55 PM Go to last post
    Seele

    iPod Mini upgrade

    The Hawk,

    If I can find a battery that's going to be a satisfactory replacement then I would certainly take it apart to replace it. The $7.10

    Seele Yesterday, 04:02 PM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    iPod Mini upgrade

    At this point if you're comfortable pulling the iPod apart give it a bash anyway. The way I read that post is that that particular CF card wouldn't work

    The_Hawk Yesterday, 03:49 PM Go to last post
    Seele

    iPod Mini upgrade

    The Hawk,

    Thanks for your encouragement, I appreciate it.

    As I have only bought the MBP brand new - and picked it instead of

    Seele Yesterday, 02:57 PM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    iPod Mini upgrade

    No particular recommendation, but there seems to be plenty of options on eBay for five bucks or so, might as well grab one and see what happens for that

    The_Hawk Yesterday, 02:31 PM Go to last post
    Seele

    iPod Mini upgrade

    Gentlemen, first of all, please do not say "get a new one": I much prefer Firewire-compatible ones and the mini is the latest.

    Seele Yesterday, 12:48 PM Go to last post