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New iPod Nano Video Camera

Posted on 21 August 2014 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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It’s now 3GS without a space

Posted on 17 August 2014 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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EFI firmware updates

Posted on 12 August 2014 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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Foursquare the new social networking phenomenon

Posted on 03 August 2014 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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Win a MacBook with Twitter

Posted on 20 July 2014 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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Top 10 apps that make you want to switch to Mac

Posted on 16 July 2014 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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iPhone and Google Voice

Posted on 10 June 2014 by Couchy

Apple is all about the latest coolest tech gear, yet they also veto some great things that could make our iPhone more useful in the name of protecting their customers experience.

The Google voice saga so far:

  1. Google submits app to Apple.
  2. Apple does not publish app. Removes related third party apps. No reasons given.
  3. Speculation AT&T had a hand in blocking the app.
  4. FCC issues questions to Apple over decision not to publish and AT&T’s role if any.
  5. Apple claims hasn’t being rejected is still being reviewed, they are trying to understand exactly what it does. AT&T puts up a similar smoke screen.
  6. Apples official response. AT&T’s official response. Googles official response.

Will be interesting to see what unfolds, likely Apple will eventually allow the app in some form. I doubt AT&T vetoed the app but i’m sure Apple had them in mind when they knocked it back, making the actual point of who exactly said what rather irrelevant in the eyes of the FCC. They inquire into the relationship “Are there any contractual conditions or non-contractual understandings with AT&T that affected Apple’s decision in this matter?”

It’s an interesting argument just because you make the hardware should you be allowed to dictate everything that can run on it. Modchippers and those who jail break their iPhones obviously think they should be able to run whatever they want on the device they have bought, I tend to agree and the law in most countries allows for modchips in this regard.

It’s rather ironic in Apples reply that they throw in a jibe at Google/Android based phones “Google is of course free to provide…..” we probably don’t need something so obivious thrown out there the enquiry is into why Apple is blocking it not other options for Google to distribute. The end of the statement is even more puzzling “and let consumers make their choices.” Did they miss the whole point? Consumers can’t make a choice because you are blocking this app from your marketplace. Or more specifically consumers have a choice on what phone to choose, but once they are on our platform then they follow our rules, use our network and don’t bypass our carriers revenue stream (ok maybe a bit much but you can read into it quite a bit).

“Apple does not know if there is a VoIP element in the way the Google Voice application routes calls and messages” wouldn’t it be a good idea to kind of find out before you firstly block the app and secondly reply to the FCC about blocking that app!

Will be interesting to see what unfolds will keep you all posted. Are you happy about not being able to choose what apps you run on your iPhone?

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Success for Apple with iPhone 3G S

Posted on 03 June 2014 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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iPhone vs Droid

Posted on 27 April 2014 by Couchy

We have recently seen wave of activity coming from the Motorolla Droid camp aimed at the Apple iPhone, more accurately aimed at Verizon rival network AT&T.

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Apple Tablet (iSlate) Pics

Posted on 06 April 2014 by joseph

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