• Wednesday Morning News

    <a href="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/1980s1.jpg"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-10156" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/1980s1-201x300.jpg" alt="" width="201" height="300" /></a>Your required reading this morning comes courtesy of Macworld, who present us with <a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/154036/2010/09/osxorigins.html" target="_blank">a very good history of OSX</a>. If you didn't already know, OSX officially turned ten years old a week or so ago!

    Not much is known about the iPhone 5, thanks to Apple's secretive methods of operation. What is perhaps speculated about, however,*<a href="http://osxdaily.com/2010/09/21/iphone-5-to-use-4g/" target="_blank">is the fact that the iPhone 5 will use 4G technology</a>, and perhaps even feature an all new metal housing with integrated antenna.

    You've seen the services menu in OSX it's the one that allows you to mail any selected text, look it up in the*dictionary, and so much more.*<a href="http://releasecandidateone.com/221:a_services_menu_for_iphone" target="_blank">What if the services menu were to come to iOS</a>? (Note: if the video on the page doesn't work,*<a href="http://releasecandidateone.com/assets/Services-menu-for-iPhone.m4v" target="_blank">try the direct link</a> (1.6MB M4V)).

    So Windows 7 has this cool feature where if you mouseover (chuckle) an applications icon in the taskbar, it will pop up a small preview of the application window(s). <a href="http://kapeli.com/dockview/" target="_blank">DockView does exactly that on OSX</a>.

    Reeder for Mac is just around the corner, <a href="http://www.macstories.net/mac/exclusive-preview-reeder-for-mac/" target="_blank">judging by these screenshots</a>. I'm glad Silvio went with a native app rather than just a re-skin, because it looks brilliant if a little reminiscent of Reeder for iPad, with it's triple-column layout.

    News about Tweetie 2 for Mac has been lacking or just plain*misconstrued*ever since Twitter bought out Loren, but confirmation comes today that <a href="http://www.macstories.net/mac/tweetie-2-for-mac-is-alive-and-it-will-be-free/#more-10415" target="_blank">Tweetie 2 for Mac is alive and kicking</a>! Soon, people, soon.

    Perhaps you've seen the*phenomenal*power of Chrome to Phone on your Android-buddy's handset. Perhaps you've been just a little bit jealous. Be jealous no more, as*<a href="http://www.macstories.net/iphone/myphonedesktop-1-5-still-my-favorite-browser-to-iphone-app/" target="_blank">myPhoneDesktop will solve nearly all of your browser-to-phone needs</a>.

    Another day, another issue with those darn white iPhone 4s. This time around it's <a href="http://www.razorianfly.com/2010/09/21/white-iphone-4-delayed-due-to-proximity-sensor-malfunction-rumor/" target="_blank">an issue with the proximity sensor not working at all</a>, and judging by your complaints about the proximity sensor on the current black iPhone, that would be bad.

    Did you ever have an Etch A Sketch? Do you have an iPad? Well, <a href="http://www.cultofmac.com/is-the-official-etch-a-sketch-case-for-ipad-the-coolest-case-there-is/59983" target="_blank">how about an Etch A Sketch iPad case</a>?

    Apple's Apple Store app is available to download from the Apple US App Store, and it was recently updated to support retina graphics. Coincidentally, <a href="http://www.ifoapplestore.com/db/2010/09/19/apple-updates-retail-store-app/" target="_blank">it also revealed the locations of new Apple stores</a>.
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    entropy

    The apple product cycle

    Seeing as the hysteria is rapidly building for the new Apple TV likely to be announced on 9 September 2015 along withe the next iteration of the iPhone,

    entropy Today, 05:45 PM Go to last post
    MasterofMac

    MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010): Intermittent black screen or loss of video

    I just was at the macstore in Chadstone, Mebourne and they checked my MB and the result was pretty clear that the MLB needs to be replaced. Replacement

    MasterofMac Today, 04:27 PM Go to last post
    olfella

    Mail links not working

    Yes, I did. I called the Apple support line and they had the same issue, so they had the fix applied to the next update. Is Chrome you preferred browser?

    olfella Today, 01:20 PM Go to last post
    Mel7

    Transferring data from old MacBook Pro to new MacBook Pro

    Hi. Well, my MacBook Pro mid 2010 model is being replaced with a new MacBook Pro retina display. It should arrive on Monday or Tuesday next week.

    Mel7 Today, 12:09 PM Go to last post
    Seele

    iPod Mini upgrade

    Absolutely! In Leicestershire there's a term for this: "mackling", referring to fixing things, especially making things to work beyond what

    Seele Today, 10:45 AM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    iPod Mini upgrade

    Great to hear it worked out! Nothing like a bit of DIY hacking

    The_Hawk Today, 10:34 AM Go to last post
    topher_1976

    Macbook Pro Retina keeps crashing

    G'day mate,

    It might be worth taking it to an Apple Store. At least they are fast and likely to find the issue. Closest one to you is

    topher_1976 Today, 10:25 AM Go to last post
    Seele

    iPod Mini upgrade

    An update, hopefully the final one:

    I have since acquired the 1300mAh battery, and have performed the operation switching out the old battery

    Seele Today, 10:06 AM Go to last post
    Lockley

    G4 Cube Power Supply

    Ok, Thanks Guys

    Lockley Yesterday, 03:01 PM Go to last post
    blubarb

    Mail links not working

    Did you ever get a solution to this? I am having the same issue now. I click on a link and Chrome comes to the front to open the link.

    blubarb Yesterday, 02:38 PM Go to last post