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Mac mini price drops

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If you’re thinking of getting a Mac, but want to start small Apple, hears you. They just reduced the non-US prices of the Mac mini from $999 to $899. While it still costs more than the US price (US $699), the reduction could be just enough for people to buy it as a secondary computer or for use with your TV.

TECHGEEK Podcast 16: Limewire R.I.P

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It’s Halloween and we see the deaths of Limewire and the Walkman. The iPhone 4 White version is either dead or still kicking, and little hackers all over the place thanks to a little Firefox plugin. Yeah. It’s an absolute shambles episodes with only two hosts – with Terence and Stewart. After having a break of one week, James off on la-la land, Tom in Phillip Island and sick, and […]

Office for Mac 2011 reaches RTM stage

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Mac users who prefer Microsoft Office than iWork will certainly rejoice on this news. The latest version, Office for Mac 2011, has reached Release to Manufacturing or RTM stage, meaning that the entire development for the office suite is now complete. The suite, which is not as vast as the one on Windows, will feature the usual Word, Excel and PowerPoint. However, it will ditch Entourage in favour for Microsoft […]

FaceTime to meet Windows, OSX. 64-bit “iDVD-less” iLife due 2011.

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RUMOUR MILL: According to the French site Mac4Ever, there will be a new, mystery application that will replace iDVD in the iLife ’11 suite. The site also says that the entire iLife range will become native 64-bit (possibly iTunes as well). While this may be as a shock to some, it is expected as Apple moves forward in blurring the line between pro and family-able applications. 64-bit would mean your […]

10.6.4 Graphics Driver update available

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Apple today released a software update regarding the recently publicized driver issues that arrived in Mac OS X 10.6.4, namely from users of the immensely popular Steam-delivered Portal and Team Fortress 2 games. Full text of the update below: – Addresses frame rate issues occurring in Portal and Team Fortress 2 by Valve, on iMac (Late 2009 and Mid 2010), Mac mini (Early 2009 and Mid 2010), Mac Pro (Early […]

Mac Mini Updated. Now with HDMI

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Yes folks, you heard right. The Mac Mini has been updated this week and now boasts the following tech specs: Unibody enclosure – now matches the new iMac and MacBook Pro lines Removable base – there is a cover that is under the base of the machine that allows for DIY RAM (SO-DIMM DDR3 SDRAM) Up to 8GB of RAM, 320GB or 500GB HDD space 3.6cm high by 19.7cm deep […]

Rumour Mill: Is Ballmer going to appear at WWDC?

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Let’s end the day with a rumour that may cause some anguish in the Apple community. Steve Ballmer is rumoured to be making a cameo at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) – Apple’s biggest event that it holds every year for developers? According to Trip Chowdhry, an analyst with Global Equities Research, who said that he will make an appearance on the opening keynote held on June 7. The topic? […]

Apple announces Bondi Store opening

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Apple is set to open the doors to its Bondi Junction store on May 28 – the same day the iPad will be released – at the good time of 8am. How do we know this? Well, a little invite popped into a message box with the details: The Apple Store Bondi is the best place to learn about all the latest products from Apple, including the magical new iPad™ […]

Steam for Mac: Beta Applicants to be chosen this week.

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Capture text: Sorry! This stage of the Steam on Mac beta signup is now closed. Applicants will be chosen in the coming weeks. If we open the beta to a larger audience we will let everyone know! Yes, thats right. Steam has quietly updated their Mac Beta page to reflect that the successful closed beta testers will be chosen this week. So keep an eye out this week for an […]

Mac OS X Software Updates: Security, 27″ iMac CPU & Display Issues, Server Admin Tools

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With all the hubub with updates this month, Apple have given their OS a shakedown as well. Apple has recently released a large number of updates aimed at a variety of users. Snow Leopard (10.6.x) Users: Security Update 2010-003: Issues addressed include the recently discovered Zero Day vulnerabilities in Mac OS X and other security flaws. 6.50 MB download size Max OS X 10.6.3 v1.1 Combo Update (Client & Server): […]

Vietnam rejects Google claims of hacking

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Google’s claims that Vietnamese computer users were spied on and blogs critical of the government were hacked into were rejected by Vietnamese authorities talking to the AFP, telling the news agency that these were “groundless opinions”. A spokeswoman from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Vietnam has “specific regulations against computer viruses, harmful software and for ensuring information security and secrecy.”

Apple and Windows 7 – relief is here.

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Apple have today released the best thing for Windows users – updated Bootcamp drivers for their Windows 7 installation on their Mac. While this will be of big relieve to those who use Windoze Windows on their Mac, the following models have been classed as unsupported: iMac (17-inch, Early 2006) iMac (17-inch, Late 2006) iMac (20-inch, Early 2006) iMac (20-inch, Late 2006) MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2006) MacBook Pro (17-inch, […]

MacHeist nanoBundle – 6 free apps

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Thats right – there is a MacHeist going on. There are currently six apps for Mac OS X going for free, with complete serials. The total combined value is $150 USD. This is a completely legitimate sites and provides the following apps: ShoveBox – sells for $24.95 USD. Simple application that lets you organise, save and sync tidbits and jots of info. WriteRoom – sells for $24.95 USD. Distraction free, […]

New hardware from Cupertino? Possibly.

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Swirling around the interwebs is a lot of noise about Apple Inc. updating it’s iMac, Mac Mini and other various hardware tomorrow sometime [ Tuesday Californian time ]. Such updates include: – Redesigned plastic MacBooks – Redesigned “impressive” iMacs – Mac mini updates, including one based on Mac OS X Server – Multi-touch “Magic Mouse” – A multi-touch “trackpad gadget” for desktop Macs We’ll keep you up-to-date with any new […]

17-inch MacBook Pro to get new look, loses removable battery

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RUMOUR MILL : After upgrading the 15-inch MacBook Pro, and the 13-inch MacBook, with the new Unibody look; Apple is set to upgrade the 17-inch MacBook Pro with the new look, but will no longer have a removable battery pack, similar to that found on its iPod and iPhone line. While the news of the redesign is not new, the removable battery is – since almost all laptops feature a […]