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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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    Buttercup

    What are the minimum 'must-have' plugins for 10.9.4 to function on the web?

    Thank you very much Orestes. I have no need for Flash or Silverlight. Silverlight might have been around since I had Office 2004 for Mac on an older computer

    Buttercup Today, 05:13 PM Go to last post
    Orestes

    What are the minimum 'must-have' plugins for 10.9.4 to function on the web?

    Silverlight and Flash have as many security holes as eachother, you should be visiting HML5 compliant sites by now which don't need either plugin. If

    Orestes Today, 04:17 PM Go to last post
    Buttercup

    What are the minimum 'must-have' plugins for 10.9.4 to function on the web?

    I'm still encountering the 'Missing Plugin' message on some sites. Quicktime 10.3 (727.4) is up to date.

    Will Flip4Mac view content that

    Buttercup Today, 01:46 PM Go to last post
    leon

    Is beatsofficialaustralia.com legit?

    I'm pretty sure if you have to put official in your web address, then you aren't "official".

    leon Today, 01:37 PM Go to last post
    SRG

    Is beatsofficialaustralia.com legit?

    Would say no, not the official site as I think the official site is Headphones | Powerful Sound and Audio Technology from Beats by Dre!!!

    SRG Today, 10:58 AM Go to last post
    Fission

    Is beatsofficialaustralia.com legit?

    Hey guys, I'm looking to buy some Beats headphones, and beatsofficialaustralia.com looks to be the cheapest, but the site is kinda low rent, which is

    Fission Today, 10:46 AM Go to last post
    countryslicker

    Replacement 160 GB HDD for G4 Powerbook 15" 1.67 DLSD?

    Appreciate the feedback! I investigated a larger 250 GB drive but could find none under $250 - IMHO not worth such an investment for an old Powerbook.

    countryslicker Today, 09:55 AM Go to last post
    harryb2448

    Mac Pro CPU Fan issue (4.1 2009 model)

    How to Upgrade Mac Pro Processor (Original/Early 2008) @ EveryMac.com

    When you remove the heatsinks, using an 8" Torx long driver, access

    harryb2448 Today, 09:06 AM Go to last post
    harryb2448

    DO we need a antivirus? If so who??

    Sleep for me and a reboot every time there is a software update that requires it.

    harryb2448 Today, 09:03 AM Go to last post
    rpjallan

    Data doublers... thoughts?

    In my experience, better to buy an external Blu-Ray drive...

    rpjallan Yesterday, 05:01 PM Go to last post