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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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    cosmichobo

    HTPC - Mac Mini G4 vs 1,1 Core2Duo ?

    G'day leon!

    Mmm, was worried that might be the case. I know my 1.8GHz dual PowerMac G5 couldn't handle full HD either... so not real

    cosmichobo Yesterday, 06:11 PM Go to last post
    leon

    HTPC - Mac Mini G4 vs 1,1 Core2Duo ?

    I have a 2010 Mini server (2.66GHz) Core 2 Duo.
    It handles 1080i content recorded by eyetv fine.

    1080p from iTunes pegs both cores

    leon Yesterday, 04:38 PM Go to last post
    ednap

    The recent purchases thread - Part 2

    At the start of the year I changed jobs, on the up side it is a fantastic opportunity which I am enjoying getting my teeth into.
    On the downside

    ednap Yesterday, 04:28 PM Go to last post
    cosmichobo

    HTPC - Mac Mini G4 vs 1,1 Core2Duo ?

    G'day,

    For the past few years or so I've been using a 1.5GHz G4 Mac Mini with 512MB of RAM as my HTPC. It's running data off my MyCloud

    cosmichobo Yesterday, 03:59 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    9 March Apple event - What will we see

    I hope most of the new features are software wise so the old one gets them. I'd also love iView and SBSOnDemand. I'd actually like the ability to connect

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 10:55 AM Go to last post
    kyte

    9 March Apple event - What will we see

    LOL. New AppleTV. Figures. I had just decided (around 5pm yesterday) to sacrifice my FlyBuys points on an AppleTV3. (I'll be selling my 2 once it

    kyte Yesterday, 08:04 AM Go to last post
    Enahs

    Keyboard Replacement

    Mid-2009 MBP. Coffee spill ~2yrs ago. About 5 keys affected. Removed keys & the white doo-hickie underneath & cleaned but alas no success. Bought

    Enahs Yesterday, 07:54 AM Go to last post
    rockmac

    Recommendations for best UPS?

    I've been using a solar charged 24V AGM battery bank with a 250W 24V sinewave inverter to run all my IT including ADSL modems, VOIP / mobile phones and

    rockmac Yesterday, 07:28 AM Go to last post
    GeoffP

    Performance improvements - older MBP vs new model

    Not in a screaming hurry at the moment - thanks again soulman - I completely forgot about the product cycle as well.
    Will wait a bit to see what

    GeoffP Yesterday, 06:54 AM Go to last post
    LCGuy

    Recommendations for best UPS?

    APC all the way. I have a APC Back-UPS 550 on my desktop PC, had it for about 5 years now, and its great. The rackmount (commercial grade) APC's we use

    LCGuy 28th February 2015, 11:54 PM Go to last post