Topic / Mac

OS X 10.7.1 Ready for Consumption

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Hot on the heels of the wailing and gnashing of teeth of 10.7.0 users, Apple today released OS X Lion 10.7.1 that addresses a few issues. MacBook users will be pleased to know that any WiFi dropouts experienced after upgrading to Lion seem to have been resolved as well as freezes when playing videos in Safari. Full details after the break. Download Size: 17.4MB (non MB-Air and Mini users) 68.86MB […]

Apple App Store prices get a little cheaper for Australians

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Image: Glen Bledsoe/Flickr (Creative Commons) As we all know, Australians usually pay more for everything. Gadget’s, Games and up until now, Apps. But one of those is about to change. Apple is introducing a new pricing scheme for the Australian App Store so that it matches our strong Aussie Dollar. Apps will now come as $0.99, $1.99, $2.99, $4.49, $5.49, $6.49, $7.49, $8.49, $9.49, $10.49 and so on. Here is […]

Mac OS X Lion: 250 new features, $32

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Source: Apple At the opening keynote to WWDC 2011, Apple just announced that Mac OS X Lion will be available exclusively on the Mac App Store for $31.99. Unlike Snow Leopard, Lion is a “major release” with over 250 new features, including Mission Control (Expose and Spaces combined), full-screen apps, multitouch gestures with the Magic Trackpad and Apple Macbook trackpad support, system-wide application restoration (with TimeMachine style saving of documents […]

Mac OS X is X Today

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10 years ago, on March 24th, 2001, Apple released the tenth version of their Mac Operating System. And today it turns X. While the original release was critisised for stability problems and hardware incompatibility, it has grown into a mature, refined OS that is a genuine alternative to Microsoft’s Windows. And according to StatCounter.com 14% of Aussies have switched to Mac OS X. So blow out the candles Apple. You’ve earned […]

Review: iMac 27″

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The 27″ iMac is a great addition to the Apple range of iMacs. Even though introduced in October of 2009, it hasn’t been a hugely advertised product. The original version starting off with a simple Core 2 Duo chip, you can now pickup a Quad Core monster powered by an Intel i5 chip with 4GB of DDR3 ram. We had the opportunity to review one of these for two weeks, […]

Apple refreshes the MacBook Pro

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Apple has today released a big new update to their MacBook Pro lineup. The new laptops have “next generation” processors and graphics cards, a FaceTime HD camera (or as we like to call it, a good webcam) and Thunderbolt I/O technology, developed by Intel and Apple. The Thunderbolt I/O features two bi-directional channels, each with transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps. For the not- so technological kinds, like me, Intel […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 30: Death by SMS

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Wow. We’ve reached 30 episodes – who knew from the beginning we would actually have reached this far. Anyway, we discuss the IPv4 running out of addresses, the new PSP2 by Sony and the Egypt Internet Blackout. We also find out that we are really good at debating points of view, so you may find this episode to be longer than what we usually have our podcasts Sorry if we […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 29: New Blood Required

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While James and Stewart are out, we get Tom Wood – a former host of a former TECHGEEK Podcast incarnation – to help us dissect the news that Playboy is going to the iPad uncensored, the University of Sydney having a privacy headache and Steve Jobs has gone on medical leave – again. Tom Wood, who also happens to be a known advocate of cyber-bullying prevention, also finds himself doing […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 27: CES is driving us GaGa

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And we’re back officially. CES was in full swing, and we saw a lot of tablets, 4G phones and 3D from Sony. We also had crazy Harvey Norman trying to put GST on our purchases online, Facebook being valued at $50 billion and the Mac App Store launch – and hack. And yes, it is the first hour long podcast – and the only one as it seems. But, hey, […]

Mac App Store hacked already.

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The newly released Mac App Store, which is a iOS-like app store but for use on the Mac has already been hacked. A user “Anonymous” has posted on the popular PasteBin a procedure on how to trick Applications such as Angry Birds, to think it’s been purchased through the Mac App Store. The files “_CodeSignature, _MASReceipt and CodeResources” are imbedded into the applications package file when purchased, however, you can easily access these files […]

Apple to upgrade MacBook Pro, iMacs in 2011

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RUMOUR MILL: Apple is no stranger to rumours, and a new one has emerged coming from Taiwan that claims that Apple will be refreshing its MacBook Pros and iMac lines sometime in the first half of 2011, citing sources from component makers. Digitimes claims that Apple is expected to launch at least four new upgraded MacBook Pros that include a slight change in the chassis and upgraded to Mac OS […]

TECHGEEK Podcast #22: It’s a series of tubes

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It’s the second to last show of the year! And we go off with some Wikileaks news, because that has happen to dominate the news, with all the hacking and arrests. Wow. As well, we discuss the new Facebook profile design changes, and the new Chrome OS laptop. We also find that Tom has had his internet capped, George Lucas is creepy, Steve Jobs has something he wants to say […]

Jobs in email: MobileMe to “get a lot better” in 2011

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Without Find my iPhone – which was recently made free by Apple in order to shore up more users for the tracking software – the MobileMe service seems to be just another cloud file storage/communications provider that you probably wouldn’t waste over $99 for it when you could get it for free at other providers. Well, according to MacRumours, Steve Jobs may have hinted at a possible revamp for MobileMe, […]

TECHGEEK Podcast 21: We dropped the cable

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Okay, we get it. We fail at comedy. Don’t get your knickers in a twist. We discuss the Wikileaks saga, the fact that Porn aims to be the next Google in stealing your private data and that Apple tries to push a dead social network with a dead celebrity. Yep, and while I’m so going to get angry emails from Michael Jackson fans, Tom is going to get emails from […]

TECHGEEK Podcast 17: Let’s squint for Amazon

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It feels like the longest episode so far, but it’s apparently not. Yes, the whole team is back… before they left again. However, not before we go through all the week’s Apple stories that managed to take up 15 minutes of the episode. Yes. You heard that. You might as well skip the 15 minutes. We talk about Skyfire, iBookstores and introduce a new segment called Gadgets. We are resting […]