Originally published – MacTalk on 19th April 2013 I’ve whined before here about the lack of external facing Mac Pro related activity within Apple, but I thought it was time to go over some facts again, about how we got to where we are, and to day dream at what a new Mac Pro could…Read More What’s Up With the Mac Pro?
ProCutX lets you use your iPad as a control surface for Final Cut Pro X. I’m not a hardcore user of FCPX and I don’t really know how useful using an iPad to control FCPX would be versus a keyboard and mouse, but, the app is only $1.99 and I already have an iPad, so…Read More ProCutX – Pro iPad Controller for Final Cut Pro X Review
If you even remotely care about music, you should at least listen to some good music, on half decent audio equipment. I’m not talking about $10,000 speakers with an amplifier the size of a car, in a room hand crafted for best acoustic response, connected with cables made out of unobtanium-213. That’s all audiophile woo…Read More Say Hello to the Topping TP30 Amplifier & DAC
My relationship with new electronic devices is that of a revolving door policy (kinda like the Australian cricket team, hey-ho). I don’t purchase anything with the intention that it will be with me for very long, as my needs and my tastes change rapidly. I have owned an iPad since day one and besides the…Read More Why I Sold My iPad mini & Went Back to the Retina iPad
Home automation has been a fascination of mine ever since I saw Beyond 2000 back when I was kid. Opening doors with a chip in your hand! Turning off lights from a mobile phone! It was just so futuristic and now, we can do all that futuristic stuff. But it’s generally kludgey and lame. When…Read More Belkin WeMo Switch+Motion Review
Whenever someone asks me why I like Apple stuff so much, I use this quote I ripped off from someone, but I can’t remember who: Apple tells you “this is the best choice and that’s it” where as other companies like Google or Microsoft will say “here’s all your options, have at it” – I…Read More Goddamn It Apple – Why Are You Doing This To Me?
Right now, in 2013, us nerds have an opportunity to make a difference in the world. Finally, people are coming around to the idea – an idea we’ve held for decades – that technology can make profound, positive impacts on people’s lives. They may not realise it and assume “it just happens”, but when they…Read More Yes, You Nerds Can Change The World! (Finally)
An external battery pack has been a staple of my iPhone accessory kit since the iPhone 3G. Regardless of how power efficient Apple makes a new iPhone, how many features I disable or how dim I make the screen – I need many more electrons than any realistic sized iPhone battery will give me. In…Read More Review: No-Name eBay iPhone 5 Battery Case
A computer is generally deemed slow when things take ages to load. Click an icon to launch an app and the computer groans trying to open it. Quit the app and it churns away closing it off. Even scrolling through web pages in your browser feels like being stuck in maple syrup and trying to…Read More Why your computer is slow and how to speed it up
I’ve published many articles here on MacTalk about the topic of getting mobile access in the USA, but constantly need to update them. Terms and conditions change, new players enter the market and even the telcos themselves change their minds frequently, about what they will and won’t allow in their own stores. It’s a total…Read More How-To: Using Your Australian iPhone in the USA (2013)