• Tuesday Morning News

    <a href="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/3323110_12e2d4a1e3.jpg"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-11404" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/3323110_12e2d4a1e3-241x300.jpg" alt="" width="241" height="300" /></a>In a country where the iPhone is easily acquired and able to be legitimately unlocked, sometimes it's easy to forget those who aren't as fortunate. Which is kind of why the Dev-Team have come through again and <a href="http://blog.iphone-dev.org/post/1718400992/ultra-recycle" target="_blank">released a free carrier unlock for iPhone 3G and 3GS owners</a> with a baseband later than 05.13.04, really.

    For a lot of companies, brand loyalty is something that means a lot to them. It should really come as no surprise, then, that <a href="http://thenextweb.com/mobile/2010/11/29/in-the-smartphone-market-apple-users-remain-the-most-loyal/" target="_blank">Apple users are some of the most loyal</a>, especially in the smartphone market.

    Computerworld think that 2011 will be the year Apple kill the optical drive, just like they did with floppies all those years ago. They provide some pretty evidence to support their theory, <a href="http://blogs.computerworld.com/17430/2011_will_apple_kill_the_optical_drive" target="_blank">so go over and have a read</a>.

    According to the Silicon Valley Mercury News, there was no economic crisis this year. Well, at least not for Apple, anyway. In fact, they even go so far as to say <a href="http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_16703362?source=most_viewed" target="_blank">Apple had (and are still having) a spectacular year</a>.

    "Sony unveiled plans to deliver a mobile development platform based on an open source version of Apple's OpenStep and Cocoa technologies, shortly before announcing the project was put on hold",<a href="http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/11/27/sony_adopts_then_drops_cocoa_like_gnustep_plans_to _rival_apple_ios.html" target="_blank"> say AppleInsider</a>.

    There are a lot of possible reasons Apple offers free engraving on products like the iPod, but one possible reason is that <a href="http://elidourado.com/blog/free-engraving/" target="_blank">they want to diminish the second-hand market for such products</a>.

    Somewhat unsurprisingly, Apple rejected <a href="http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2010/11/26/apple-bans-android-magazine-app/" target="_blank">a developer who submitted an Android magazine app to the App Store</a>. Can anyone say conflict of interest?

    Using your iPhone as a controller for your iPad is old hat now. Nay, the real hotness is using your iPhone as a controller for you Mac, <a href="http://toucharcade.com/2010/11/29/video-of-chopper-2-for-mac-using-an-iphone-as-a-controller/" target="_blank">as demonstrated by Chopper 2</a>.

    Hey, look! With this handy tip, <a href="http://osxdaily.com/2010/11/29/zoom-into-finder-column-previews" target="_blank">zooming into the Finder column view previews is really, really easy</a>. And oh-so-useful, too!

    Did you know that iOS 4.2 actually allows you to change the font in Notes? Not only that, but if you cheat a little and use your Mac, <a href="http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20101124223757191" target="_blank">you can also use any font family, style, size, or colour</a>! The more you know, huh.
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    PCKid

    Volume button down only goes to one bar since iOS 8.1

    Thanks. Odd though seems like it's supposed to be on to work?

    PCKid Yesterday, 06:52 PM Go to last post
    Fitshaced

    "Hey Siri"

    It would be a nightmare if it was activated without needing to be on charge.

    Fitshaced Yesterday, 03:43 PM Go to last post
    ianpgonzaga

    "Hey Siri"

    i find that it activates when the tele is on or when music is playing

    in the car it's quite handy but sometimes road noise can get in the

    ianpgonzaga Yesterday, 03:14 PM Go to last post
    shiny

    Volume button down only goes to one bar since iOS 8.1

    Just tested it out and same thing. if you go to Settings > Sounds and turn off change with buttons it will go to mute and with it on it will just to

    shiny Yesterday, 01:49 PM Go to last post
    shiny

    iOS 8.1 is released

    Finally! You can turn off the Siri microphone on the keyboard. Good to see the camera roll is back.

    Caved in and updated my iPad 2. Initially

    shiny Yesterday, 01:36 PM Go to last post
    davemc

    "Hey Siri"

    it be funny if you could rename it...
    I still find it does not understand me a lot of the time, although the wife says the same

    davemc Yesterday, 01:31 PM Go to last post
    Fitshaced

    "Hey Siri"

    What's it called?

    Fitshaced Yesterday, 11:26 AM Go to last post
    mmulhern

    "Hey Siri"

    Yes, interested in trying it in the car - but I don't don't go "Hey!" when I want someones attention, and my phone is not called Siri.

    mmulhern Yesterday, 10:52 AM Go to last post
    Fitshaced

    "Hey Siri"

    I dont believe there is. I somehow activated Hey Siri in my asleep and woke up to the sound it makes when it thinks you have finished speaking.

    Fitshaced Yesterday, 10:39 AM Go to last post
    Warthog

    iPad Air 2 - first impressions

    I like it. Soon they will be that thin, that you will be holding just a piece of sapphire glass.

    Warthog Yesterday, 10:32 AM Go to last post