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Whirlpools Creator Simon Wright announces Whirlpool App

Posted on 29 May 2016 by Couchy

At Optus Happy Place amidst much speculation Whirlpools Creator Simon Wright has announced there will indeed be a Whirlpool App coming.

He showed a slick looking preview version which supported  whims via push notification and kept track of unread whims across the online version of Whirlpool and the iPhone. It will also feature a news section and the forums.

In broader terms he talked about how he would like to see the quality of discussion improve and that he considers the site under moderated overall.

He also showed off his new Lingopal application.

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Apple Snow Leopard released 28-8-09

Posted on 12 May 2016 by Couchy

You can upgrade for just $29.00.

All the new features can be found here.

The major new feature is the ability to sync with a Microsoft Exchange server.

Apple is selling it as a refined version with lots of little improvements to things like startup times, finder and file sharing.

Check out the link for the full list of refinements.

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Top 10 apps that make you want to switch to Mac

Posted on 09 May 2016 by Couchy

LiveView: on-screen prototyping on your iPhone

This is just freaking cool. LiveView can send a preview of what ever you are working on straight to all the iPhone’s on your LAN. The iPhone appears on your screen so you can position it over what you want to stream 1:1.

I’m sure we will see some innovative extensions come out of this. Although designed for collaboration you could use it to keep an idea on whats happening on your mac when you are away, say for example if you were in a chat application or some work specific program that can’t run on your iPhone.

Mac OS X 10.5 and iPhone OS 2.2 Required

Billings

Fast, efficient and beautiful invoice creation. If you read any freelance blogs there is no doubt you have heard of it. We cannot find any alternatives on other platforms that do the job quite as well.

Billings | Professional Time Billing for Anyone.

Coda: Grow beautiful code

This is one of the apps that has switched the most web developers from Windows to Mac. Created to streamline your entire web process it achieves it in style.

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EventBox: Social networking in a box

A smart way to organise your Twitter, Facebook, Google, Flickr, Digg profiles to name a few, also supports RSS content. $15.00 while in beta.

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Scrivener: The biggest software advance since the word processor.

If you do any freelance writing or need to compile a hefty research report than this will be right up your alley. A 30 day free trial is available so away you go get scriving! (yeah that’s not really a word).

Delicious Library

Although not very practical for sheer OMFG look at this this app takes the cake. One of the coolest features though is to keep track of who borrowed your stuff by drag and dropping into your address book.

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Think

Designed to help you block out all those social networking apps and distractions, it can’t block out your girlfriend (yet) but other than that its got all the moves to help you focus on the task at hand.

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MacSaber: I can’t believe you thought this was just for iPhone

Free for all your duelling fun. It comes with one instruction do not get carried away and drop your $2000.00 PowerBook.

Cha-Ching

Track your spending with Cha-Ching for Mac and iPhone. Free for Mac and $2.99 for the iPhone companion.

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iLife ‘09

This sells Macs period. Whether its the parent who could never work out how photo editing worked on a PC or the kid who wants the simple Mac way this is the killer app.

iLife ’09. iPhoto. iMovie. GarageBand. iWeb. All part of every new Mac.

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It’s now 3GS without a space

Posted on 14 April 2016 by Katie

Rumor has it that Apple has changed the spelling of their newest iPhone just days after its release.

Following some controversy over the initial spelling which was 3G S, Apple has now changed its material to fit the new spelling 3GS. Not a big deal, but makes you wonder what was the reason behind this sudden and silent change. Is it for legal purposes or for the name to be more search engine optimized?

What do you think is the reason behind this change?

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New iPod Nano Video Camera

Posted on 13 April 2016 by Couchy

Announced by Steve Jobs the anticipated new iPod Nano will include a video camera, Mic and speaker. Continue Reading

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Success for Apple with iPhone 3G S

Posted on 04 April 2016 by Katie

Apple has sold more than a million copies over the three days since the launch of their latest phone. It took the first generation iPhone 74 days to sell the same amount.

How many of you have bought one?

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Foursquare the new social networking phenomenon

Posted on 15 February 2016 by Couchy

Foursquare may be the next Twitter. This location based social networking application, was initially rejected  by Apple but after a second submission by its founder, Dennis Crowley, it is now available for your iPhone.

It comes with an innovative design which allows users to interact with friends while discovering their city. You get points and badges for special achievements by checking in with the application wherever you go which includes: restaurants, bars and nightclubs. For now the database only extends to the U.S. and the 12 larger metropolitan areas like  Chicago, Portland, Seattle, Austin, Boston, New York, San Francisco and LA.

So while you do your usual friday night drinks with the boys/girls  this cool application rewards you for it!

Who has it and what city are you in?

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Get creative with Shape Collage 2.1

Posted on 21 January 2016 by Katie

If you feel like having some fun and getting creative with your pictures, a must try is Shape Collage 2.1. It is a free collage maker that arranges your photos in all kinds of shapes in a matter of minutes. To achieve this, it uses a machine learning algorithm that impressively makes your pictures into well, um another picture.

http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/imaging_3d/shapecollage.html

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Win a MacBook with Twitter

Posted on 07 January 2016 by Couchy

All you have to do to be in the running to win a MacBook Pro is include #moonfruit in your tweets.

Follow moontweet to find out who the 10 lucky daily winners are. View the original blog post.

Competition is fierce though in the last 5 minutes I count 100′s of entries!

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EFI firmware updates

Posted on 27 November 2015 by Katie

Apple has recently released  EFI firmware updates for their June 2009 MacBook Pro and early 2009 iMacs, in order to rectify a mistake.

How many of you have found that your SATA drive interface has been running at 1.5Gbps instead of 3Gbps?

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