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    Published on 20th May 2015 by  Number of Views: 2823 
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    Meet the MacTalkers


    Welcome to our much overdue next edition of 'Meet the MacTalkers'. Apologies for the delay with this one!

    The last MacTalker that we got to know was Lawrencium, so today we get to virtually meet his requested interviewee, Nibbles. Nibbles is one of Mactalk's moderators, who works hard to ensure Mactalk is a great site for everyone. So happy reading Mactalkers:

    Nibbles



    What does your username and avatar mean?

    A nibble, more than a bit, less than a byte and it’s actually a unit of measure Nibble - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. My avatar is slightly less interesting, It’s my initials in an Adobe CS4 icon style.

    Occupation?

    I’m one of about 10 code monkeys employed at a local company. The rest of my time is spent flying aeroplanes and doing computer sciencey stuff at the University of Wollongong.

    Location?

    Flight level 360

    What's your poison?

    Poison? I don’t drink alcohol if that’s what you mean. ...
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    It is nice to be starting the morning news with some new, well refreshed, Apple computers leading the way. Kicking us of is an upgrade to the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina, which has received an upgrade to Force Touch, faster flash storage, longer battery life and faster discrete graphics. Interestingly in their release Apple says the flash storage is 2.5 times faster than the previous model. The new models are up at the Apple store and ready to order starting at $2,799 here in Australia.

    Also getting a refresh, though ...
    Published on 18th May 2015 by
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    Between being busy and there not being much news late last week, we have a bit of catching up to do here at the MacTalk news desk.

    So lets see what was making news at the end of last week and today.

    If you have ever found yourself having to many contacts to sync with iCloud then you will be pleased, and I suspect in the minority, to hear that Apple has lifted the limit from the pervious 25,000 contact limit to 50,000. I am not even sure I could come up with 25,000 contacts!

    Meanwhile it seems if you are in the market for a 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro you might want to wait until WWDC. A ...
    Published on 13th May 2015 by
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    One of the areas Apple is very focused on is its environmental impact across all of its business, and it is these days something it is quite proud of. So no doubt the team at Cupertino will be very pleased with the new report from Greenpeace that praises Apple for aggressively leading in renewable energy initiatives. 9to5Mac report that in its latest report titled “Clicking Clean: A guide ...
    Published on 11th May 2015 by
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    With WWDC fast approaching attention is turning to the relaunch of the Beats Music service. After the reports of Apple trying to end the free streaming on Spotify Re/Code reports that Apple will have some free features in their new service. According to Re/code there will be a free trial period, which may extend up to three months, depending on how negotiations with the labels ...
    Published on 8th May 2015 by
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    With talk of Apple being looked at by various agencies over its behaviour towards music labels and its upcoming relaunch of the Beats Music service, it appears Spotify is looking to ramp the fight up. According to a report at the Verge, Spotify is also not happy with the way Apple applies its 30% share of App Store sales. This in their view forces them to raise their price giving Apple ...
    Published on 6th May 2015 by
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    There seems to be some confusion around if we will see the relaunched Beats Music service in June at WWDC. Reports from Billboard indicate that Apple doesn’t have the deals in place to allow that launch time. However 9to5Mac say their sources say that is not the case and the new service will launch then. In fact they say the launch will occur in late June with ...
    Published on 5th May 2015 by
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    It took awhile for the news story to come in today, though some interesting ones flowed in late in the day US time.

    Hot on the heels of yesterdays report about accessory makers for the Apple Watch, Apple has now gone official with its ‘Made for the Apple Watch’ third party program. 9to5Mac report that at this stage there is no mention of if third party developers ...
    Published on 4th May 2015 by
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    We have more pointers to a possible iPad Pro being in the works, this time we have a video from Unbox Therapy that sets out to show the difference between the rumoured new iPad and the current gen iPad Air 2. It seems according to 9to5Mac that this and recent cases are being based on some rumoured specifications that have been floating around lately. Anyway just the straight up size comparison is worth the look, even if the rest is off the mark.