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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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    iPod Mini upgrade

    Thanks woofy, good to know; it should work even if I chance upon a later 10W one, or the car USB adapter for using my TomTom that gives 12V perhaps?

    Seele Yesterday, 07:49 AM Go to last post

    The recent purchases thread - Part 2

    Bought an orange Fitbit chargeHR from Harvey Norman today ($166):

    kerr Yesterday, 12:14 AM Go to last post

    iPod Mini upgrade

    You can use any USB adaptor. They just happened to come with the FireWire adaptor. They came with both FireWire and USB cables. I still have all accessories

    woofy 29th November 2015, 11:54 PM Go to last post

    iPod Mini upgrade

    An additional question regarding the iPod mini (and I have another dead one heading my way)...

    I did not get one new back then but the used

    Seele 29th November 2015, 01:36 PM Go to last post

    iPhoto Libraruy issues - not recognising iphone back up / iphoto library - MADDENING!

    First things first, make sure that the external hard drive is powered on and showing up on the Mac.

    Double click on the drive and see if

    MadKiwi 28th November 2015, 07:28 PM Go to last post

    iPhoto Libraruy issues - not recognising iphone back up / iphoto library - MADDENING!

    hey - thank you so much for the reply - when i point the "library" to ~/Pictures/ as you suggested - it now indeed recognises a library......that

    Bexford 28th November 2015, 03:30 PM Go to last post

    iPhoto Libraruy issues - not recognising iphone back up / iphoto library - MADDENING!

    Is the external HD still connected and on? Maybe you saved your iPhoto library onto it and the computer can't find it because the HD's turned off. Otherwise,

    soulman 28th November 2015, 02:15 PM Go to last post

    iPhoto Libraruy issues - not recognising iphone back up / iphoto library - MADDENING!

    Hi all

    I am upgrading to a new iphone - and needed to back up existing photos on old iphone.

    I backed up to an EHD.

    Bexford 28th November 2015, 10:23 AM Go to last post

    How to get my purchased copy of Mac OSx Mountain Lion without a MacBook?

    Once done make your own bootable install of mountain lion on a USB stick following directions online.

    Does a colleague have a laptop you

    leon 26th November 2015, 11:16 AM Go to last post

    How to get my purchased copy of Mac OSx Mountain Lion without a MacBook?

    Go to an Apple Store or somewhere else with free wifi (library?) and perform restore there using their internet connection.

    leon 26th November 2015, 11:15 AM Go to last post