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    <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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    lawrencium

    iPad Air 2 - Purchase & Delivery

    I wasn't aware of that, although we do have a 12w charger, but it's primarily used for my mother's iPhone. I don't think anything over 5w affects the

    lawrencium Today, 05:22 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    iPad Air 2 - Purchase & Delivery

    My iPad 2 charges faster with a 12W charger than a 10W one. The iPad 3 and 4 have the same batteries and the 3 and 4 both charge faster with the 12W even

    Oldmacs Today, 05:17 PM Go to last post
    leon

    iPad Air 2 - Purchase & Delivery

    iPad 4 and Air 1 came with 12W charger.

    leon Today, 01:28 PM Go to last post
    changa

    Family Sharing and iCloud storage/Drive are broken!

    Glad you have managed to sort out your problem, but the Gift Card process is not a 'workaround' it is how Gift Cards have always worked and has not changed

    changa Today, 01:28 PM Go to last post
    bigbod

    TNT treating customer badly. AGAIN!

    LOL... had exactly the same experience... my 5K iMac arrived on Monday in Newcastle. Interestingly, at the time of sale, it was listed as "delivers

    bigbod Today, 11:42 AM Go to last post
    Mullo

    how do you change your signature ?

    Thanks MacRowdy !!

    Mullo Today, 11:30 AM Go to last post
    lawrencium

    Tim Cook Speaks Up

    I'm sure most of you have heard about and/or read Tim Cook's editorial in Bloomberg Businessweek regarding his sexual orientation. Anyway, you can read

    lawrencium Today, 10:56 AM Go to last post
    Geoff3DMN

    Sound problem with upgrade to Yosemite

    I upgraded my 2013 Macbook Pro and now the sound level is greyed out. I can select internal speakers and when I click on a system test sound it works

    Geoff3DMN Today, 10:38 AM Go to last post
    lawrencium

    iPad Air 2 - Purchase & Delivery

    The iPad 1 came with a 10w adapter, as well as my iPad mini 2. I think it has more to do with the battery included in the device, and it's relative energy

    lawrencium Today, 10:37 AM Go to last post
    TimboC

    Family Sharing and iCloud storage/Drive are broken!

    Changa, many thanks for your thoughtful and helpful responses. I guess the purpose of my original was to point out two things:

    The first,

    TimboC Today, 09:47 AM Go to last post