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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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    Oldmacs

    Apple disappoints me

    Regardless of what consumers are doing its a stupid stupid stupid idea. It would also not reflect my experience with consumers. Its an excuse for Apple

    Oldmacs Today, 08:19 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    SSD for a late 08 Macbook.

    I've had an OWC 3G 240GB in our early 2008 Macbook since April and I'm very happy with it. It was $140 US. Also bought a second one for a family member's

    Oldmacs Today, 08:16 PM Go to last post
    kiwijohn

    SSD for a late 08 Macbook.

    I've just installed Yosemite on my old MB & it is very sluggish. Mavericks was ok, but this ain't.
    Planning on bumping up the ram to 8Gb &

    kiwijohn Today, 08:04 PM Go to last post
    Goodbye

    Apple disappoints me

    I'm sure Apple did their research and found that very few people actually ever did upgrade RAM or hard drives. They're not just doing it to piss a handful

    Goodbye Today, 08:02 PM Go to last post
    changa

    What To Bring When Picking Up iPhone at Apple Retail Store?

    Not sure about an iPhone, but I reserved an iPad and I pretty much just turned up, gave them my name and that was it. No ID required (but they obviously

    changa Today, 07:39 PM Go to last post
    SRG

    Mid 2007 iMac 4GB ram, upgrade to Yosemite or not?

    Thanks for the feedback guys. An SSD is an option but it is the 20 inch, so is right on my comfort zone.

    SRG Today, 07:18 PM Go to last post
    Warthog

    iphone charging cables

    I found this, might come in handy.



    How to Tell the Difference Between a Genuine and Fake Lightning Cable

    10/05/2013 By Craig

    Warthog Today, 07:16 PM Go to last post
    olfella

    iphone charging cables

    How I solved the problem of incompatibly caused by the chip, was to buy a mini USB to Lightning and now I use any mini USB and any cable with no hassles

    olfella Today, 07:05 PM Go to last post
    olfella

    iphone charging cables

    So just how can you tell OEM cables from the non genuine? I bought two from the Apple store and somehow mixed them up with other cables I had. Could not

    olfella Today, 07:01 PM Go to last post
    skritter

    iphone charging cables

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    Apple Lighting Cables aren't just cables. The have circuitry and chips as well, so just buying cheap Chinese junk is NOT appropriate.

    skritter Today, 06:19 PM Go to last post