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    Published on 8th March 2010 by

    <img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-5496" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/jobs__opt-300x199.jpg" alt="jobs__opt" width="300" height="199" />With the Oscars just around the corner, Macworld brings us news that <a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/146932/2010/03/apple_final_cut.html">9 out of 10 Oscar-nominated documentaries use Final Cut</a>, Apple's very own video-manipulation and editing program.

    Here are <a href="http://thenextweb.com/apple/2010/03/03/10-reasons-apple-acquire-adobe/">7 reasons Apple should acquire Adobe</a>. Yes, I know the link says 10, but there are only 7 reasons on the page, and the title also says seven, so there!

    Google bought out reMail, an app for iPhone that basically indexed your mail for super-fast searching. Now, <a href="http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/news/comments/remail-app-released-as-open-source/">they've made reMail open-source</a>.

    <a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/146788/2010/03/nexus_one_iphone.html"> ...
    Published on 5th March 2010 by

    <img class="alignright size-full wp-image-5460" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/jobs.png" alt="jobs" width="229" height="265" />Remember the good ol' days, back when Apple and Google were friends? Seems as no-one does - which is precisely why Gizmodo have compiled a short article on <a href="http://gizmodo.com/5483662/how-apple-and-googles-romance-turned-to-hate">where it all started to go wrong</a>.

    People who use Buzz on the iPhone rejoice - all two of you can now <a href="http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/news/comments/buzzie-provides-native-app-for-google-buzz/">reap the benefits of a native iPhone app</a> for the newest social networking platform on the block.

    Once upon a time, a device called the BlackBerry was purportedly more addictive than crack (cocaine). <a href="http://www.tuaw.com/2010/03/02/forget-the-crackberry-stanford-students-are-addicted-to-their/">Has the iPhone overtaken the humble CrackBerry</a> in terms of addictiveness? Is that even a word?

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    Published on 1st March 2010 by

    <img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-5388" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Picture-13-300x249.png" alt="Picture 13" width="300" height="249" />If you named the one thing holding you back from adopting and embracing the iPhone revolution, would it be price? Research shows that price (not something like battery life, or features, or customisability) is <a href="http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/02/26/apple_predicted_to_introduce_lower_cost_iphone_mod els_in_june.html">the number one barrier</a> to people still afraid to make the jump.

    Apple are usually pretty good in regards to product design and manufacture, but have they dropped the ball with the latest revision of the standard Apple headphones with remote and mic? <a href="http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/news/comments/three-button-apple-remote-cables-flimsier-than-prior-headphones/">iLounge think so</a>.

    Is there some sort of financial event that I'm not aware of? Steve Jobs talked at the Apple shareholder meeting - but that's nothing compared to <a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2010/02/25/palm-ceo%E2%80%99s-letter-to-employees/">Jon Rubenstein's letter (or rather, e-mail) to Palm employees</a>.

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    Published on 26th February 2010 by

    <img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-5304" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/steve_0005-223x300.jpg" alt="steve_0005" width="223" height="300" />Apparently Intuit are as bad as Microsoft when it comes to software releases on the Mac - <a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/146714/2010/02/quicken_essentials.html">Quicken Essentials has been released</a> almost 4 years after the original release of Quicken for Mac.

    As terrible as AT&amp;T is, PC World still found that <a href="http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2010/02/23/pc-world-att-download-speeds-67-faster-than-its-competitors/">the US carrier was 67% faster than it's rivals</a> in recent speed tests.

    Some (actually, 101) <a href="http://www.cotygonzales.com/2010/01/25/101-t-shirts-for-apple-fanboys-and-mac-faithful/">pretty awesome t-shirts</a> for Apple fanboys and the Mac faithful alike.

    Dayta is an iPhone app that will let you <a href="http://iphone.appstorm.net/reviews/utilities/dayta-keep-track-of-almost-anything/">keep track of almost everything</a>.

    Colorblind is <a href="http://toucharcade.com/2010/02/24/colorbind-will-twist-your-mind/">an iPhone app with a twist</a>. A twist for your mind, maybe, but a twist nonetheless.

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    Published on 22nd February 2010 by

    <img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-5168" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/steve_0004-300x183.jpg" alt="steve_0004" width="300" height="183" />

    A lot of people complained that you had to log out to switch graphics cards in the latest (and not-so-latest) generation MacBook Pros. News from the front suggests that <a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2010/02/19/apple-planning-smoother-transitions-between-graphics-processors-in-upcoming-macbook-pros/">this could all change with an upcoming MacBook Pro update</a> - hey, if Windows/Sony can do it, why can't Mac?

    I think 9to5mac originally broke the story of <a href="http://uneasysilence.com/archive/2010/02/14745/">enabling an alphanumeric passcode lock without jailbreaking</a>, but I'm going to source my story from the awesome Uneasy Silence.

    Find My iPhone (as well as other MobileMe services) <a href="http://www.tuaw.com/2010/02/19/find-my-iphone-now-works-in-mobile-safari/">now work on your iPhone</a>. This is cool for two reasons - one, it means you don't have to be on a desktop computer to use MobileMe, and two, you can now play the most incredible game of "catch me if you can" using just two iPhones, a couple of mates, and some really expensive plane tickets.

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    Published on 19th February 2010 by

    <img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-5089" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/steve_0002-232x300.jpg" alt="steve_0002" width="232" height="300" />What a week - on Tuesday Raffe gave us a serious look at events and happenings around the world, James presented the news in his usual laid-back way on Wednesday, yesterday was marked by Nick making a serious grammatical error on the front page, and now, I'm going to just give the news to  you straight - no joke. It's all seriousness on the MacTalk news desk today - on with the news!

    SUBERAPPS look at ten use cases for the site-specific browser, Fluid, and <a href="http://www.suberapps.com/2010/02/14/useful-tips-ideas-for-fluid-app/">how you can combine multiple sites to create a truly useful mashup</a>.

    John Gruber made an appearance at the Macworld conference, <a href="http://brainstormtech.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2010/02/13/apples-10-biggest-problems/">where he spoke about Apple's 10 biggest problems</a>. At the top of the list: Steve Jobs.

    <a href="http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2010/02/apple-wins-designs-for-aluminum-imac-iphone-3g-dock-ipod-classic-more.html">Apple have won designs for products</a> such as the the aluminium iMac, the iPhone 3G dock, the iPod Classic, and more. Congrats, Apple!

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    Published on 15th February 2010 by

    <img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-4929" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/steve_jobs_512-300x300.png" alt="steve_jobs_512" width="300" height="300" />This morning in the news: Asus want to become "<a href="http://www.hardmac.com/news/2010/02/12/asus-wants-to-become-another-apple?">the next Apple</a>".

    Office snapshots <a href="http://www.officesnapshots.com/2008/02/04/apple-hq-cupertino-campus/">tour Apple HQ at One Infinite Loop, Cupertino</a>.

    The first iPhone <a href="http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/news/comments/first-iphone-os-3.2-app-appears-on-app-store/">OS 3.2-compatible app has appeared on the app store</a>, citing "updates for OS 3.2" as it's claim to fame. For those who are about to expand text, we salute you.

    <a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/146217/2010/02/apple_tutorials.html"> ...
    Published on 12th February 2010 by

    <img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-4913" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/steve_0007-248x300.jpg" alt="steve_0007" width="248" height="300" />The tech industry as a whole likes feature checklist comparisons, often using them as satirical cannon-fodder for the masses. <a href="http://www.marco.org/380868888">Marco Arment gives his own take on how the iPad fares against the competition</a>, with - you-guessed-it - feature checklist comparisons.

    <a href="http://www.hardmac.com/news/2010/02/10/nvidia-optimus-the-technology-we-absolutely-need-in-our-macbook-pro">Newfangled technology by Nvidia</a> could very well make those dual graphics cards in your MacBook Pro do some serious work - that is, if you've got dual graphics cards in the first place. 13" models need not apply, and if you were cheap and brought the 15" with the integrated graphics, well, you get what you pay for.

    It's been quite a while since we've had a liquid-cooled Mac, and as we all remember a little too well, the PowerMac G5's weren't exactly the most reliable machines (coolant leaks, anyone?). Now, as chips get hotter and faster, <a href="http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2010/02/will-liquid-cooling-be-coming-to-the-imac.html">will Apple once again turn to liquid-cooling in their iMac lineup</a> as this patent shows?

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    Published on 7th February 2010 by

    <img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-4850" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/steve_0020-218x300.jpg" alt="steve_0020" width="218" height="300" />Looks like <a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2010/02/06/unreleased-core-i7-macbook-pro-61-benchmarked-supplies-constrained/">someone accidentally ran GeekBench</a> on one of the as-yet-unreleased i7 MacBook Pros. Oops!

    Remember how the 27" panel in the current-generation iMac was praised as "<a href="http://www.marco.org/222434049">bizzare and incredible</a>"? Perhaps it's too much so - HardMac say that <a href="http://www.hardmac.com/news/2010/02/04/about-problems-with-lcd-panel-on-imac-27">the firmware of the LCD itself is to blame</a> for all the issues Apple has been having, including the dreaded yellow-tinge-of-death.

    LaCie are probably better known for making hard drives, and being French. Not that there's anything wrong with being French, of course - but <a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/146119/2010/02/lacie_coat_formoa.html">they're now making cases</a> for the MacBook and upcoming iPad.

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    Published on 5th February 2010 by

    <img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-4836" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/steve_0023-252x300.jpg" alt="steve_0023" width="252" height="300" />We'll try to forget yesterday's inexcusable misdemeanour of incorrectly naming an Apple product, and instead, move on with the news...

    Nehalem Mac Pros are all-powerful and all, but how about the fact they take <a href="http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/02/nehalem-mac-pros-take-20-performance-hit-when-playing-audio.ars">a 20% performance hit when playing back audio</a>? I'm sorry, come again? How something like that slips through the cracks is completely beyond me...

    Daring Fireball. <a href="http://daringfireballwithcomments.net/">With comments</a>.

    <a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2010/02/04/amazon-has-acquired-touchco-a-multi-touch-company/">Amazon bought out some multi-touch company</a>, in the hopes that they'll be integrate existing technologies into the next-gen Kindle. Well, that's what I'd expect them to do - here's to being able to rip out the pages of your favourite book, one by one!

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