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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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    mick132

    Problems With Viewing The Sydney Morning Herald Website On Safari

    Still doing it today. It is annoying because quite often I use the image to determine if the article is worth reading. I might send them a complaint.

    mick132 Today, 04:42 PM Go to last post
    soulman

    Buying New Imac 27 with Retina

    No worries Colin. An SSD upgrade is well worth looking at. I don't think it's all that easy to change drives in your model though. I'm pretty sure

    soulman Today, 04:11 PM Go to last post
    simonm

    Suggestions for music dock...

    Not sure of any that have Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. They tend to be one or the other.

    Bluetooth speakers tend to be smaller and portable with

    simonm Today, 03:21 PM Go to last post
    rpjallan

    Buying New Imac 27 with Retina

    I'm thinking at the moment of replacing my 2010 3.33 six core Mac Pro with a Retina iMac. I was also just thinking about the exchange rate thing also.

    rpjallan Today, 02:32 PM Go to last post
    karter

    SSD for retina MacBook pro.

    Wondering if anyone has done a DIY job putting a SSD in the new MBP retina's? I have a 2011 MBP and a 512gb ssd that I was hoping I could put in the new

    karter Today, 02:08 PM Go to last post
    PO15KA

    Suggestions for music dock...

    hi,

    Wife gave orders to look for a quality sound speakers\dock for our iPhones and the iPod. here is the list of what it should be\have;

    PO15KA Today, 09:15 AM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Need to rant - possible HDD issues

    Agreed. Its bad for the environment to be dumping computers every three or so years. IMHO an average consumer should get 6 years out of a Mac provided

    Oldmacs Today, 09:01 AM Go to last post
    entropy

    Need to rant - possible HDD issues

    It is pretty appalling though how hard it is to replace a part that is prone to failure. iMacs are bought by consumers, and they can't just afford to

    entropy Today, 08:06 AM Go to last post
    harryb2448

    Need to rant - possible HDD issues

    Sadly its not about common sense. It is about politics of best selling models motivating the board and is bucks driven. Have saw figures which estimate

    harryb2448 Today, 07:35 AM Go to last post
    entropy

    Problems With Viewing The Sydney Morning Herald Website On Safari

    It's probably something as simple as an unupdated header.

    entropy Today, 05:54 AM Go to last post