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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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    Oldmacs

    Macintosh Colour Classic repairing

    Welcome to the forums Josh

    Your Colour Classic probably needs its capacitors replaced which is a hard task, but it is achievable

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    Savythesavloy38

    Macintosh Colour Classic repairing

    G'day members.

    I'm new to the forums. I want to ask something about repairing and fixing an Macintosh Colour Classic I scored on ebay.

    Savythesavloy38 Today, 01:37 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Post your Vintage Mac Gear!

    Try the centris 650 I surf the net on!!

    Oldmacs Today, 11:37 AM Go to last post
    djos

    Post your Vintage Mac Gear!

    Anyone here got Apple ][ systems disks they can copy for me? I'm after 2 sets for my ][c's

    djos Today, 11:37 AM Go to last post
    jsarchibald

    Post your Vintage Mac Gear!

    Try surfing the net on a TAM! G4 might be tricky, but the TAM can be a nightmare.

    Of course, I just have to do it that way don't I?

    jsarchibald Today, 11:36 AM Go to last post
    MissionMan

    Surface

    I think Apple's challenge is bringing the two together in the right way. Steve always said he wouldn't do it unless they could find the right way to do

    MissionMan Today, 10:03 AM Go to last post
    mmulhern

    ADC monitor (20" ,apple plastic one) for 2008 mac pro..can I use it if card available

    It wasn't so much planned obsolescence - it was actually quite a good design to have a single cable for power+video+usb connecting the monitor to the

    mmulhern Today, 08:42 AM Go to last post
    kyte

    Mac Pro 09-10 OR Mac Mini ?

    I had not had a Mini either, I saw them as underpowered and resisted buying one until I realised that for my uses, and space, it was perfect. I bought

    kyte Today, 08:03 AM Go to last post
    Spiritinthesky

    Music Landmarks

    New free App out called Rocking All Over The World which is looking for music fans to send in any music landmarks they might know.

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    Spiritinthesky Today, 06:36 AM Go to last post
    MacRowdy

    Mac Pro 09-10 OR Mac Mini ?

    The mid-2010 Mac Pro has (according to MacTracker) maximum performance of 21630 (for the dual 2.93GHz CPU model), and uses up to 950W power.

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