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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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    kyte

    Lost mailboxes in Mail

    I don't think Mail.app randomly destroys mailboxes, but it might be worth trying a question in Apple Discussions as well. THis isn't something I've heard

    kyte Today, 04:58 AM Go to last post
    mrbolano

    Important message thread disappeared from wife's iPhone 6 - Recovery options?

    So my wife's iPhone 6 has been acting screwy today - all calls going straight to voice mail etc - and then she checked my latest text message to her and

    mrbolano Yesterday, 06:55 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    newbie here. selling price of my old iMac advice please

    Several sold on eBay in the last month for $100 - $150 so $50 is too low.

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 01:34 PM Go to last post
    GrahameR

    Lost mailboxes in Mail

    Hi, I have lost the last several mailboxes in Mail. I can see all the ones on my screen but when I try to scroll down to view the remainder they have

    GrahameR Yesterday, 11:51 AM Go to last post
    leon

    newbie here. selling price of my old iMac advice please

    How's the screen? Any vertical lines? I'd think $75-$100 in full working order is pretty fair.

    leon Yesterday, 10:18 AM Go to last post
    kyte

    Is it possible to delete user files from a Powerbook G4 if it won't boot?

    I'm not understanding. Whats the difference between single user mode and a user account? and if you cant boot the machine, how can you be getting into

    kyte Yesterday, 09:42 AM Go to last post
    harryb2448

    newbie here. selling price of my old iMac advice please

    A 4.1 iMac was released in January 2006 and can only run up to Snow Leopard OS X.6. Think anything over $50 would be good value.

    harryb2448 Yesterday, 08:07 AM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    Airport Extreme PPPoE auth and wireless

    I would have thought this was as simple as plugging the incoming line into the WAN connector, setting up the PPPoE and turning the Wireless on.

    The_Hawk 5th July 2015, 08:18 AM Go to last post
    Byrd

    Is it possible to delete user files from a Powerbook G4 if it won't boot?

    Target disk mode, copy over all the files you don't need (music, photos, documents, downloaded files) onto the other Mac. Needless to say, back these

    Byrd 5th July 2015, 07:54 AM Go to last post
    ciokan

    Airport Extreme PPPoE auth and wireless

    My provider asks for a PPPoE authentication for internet and I don't know ho to do it with airport extreme in order to have the wireless working in parallel

    ciokan 5th July 2015, 06:40 AM Go to last post