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November 19, 2016

a new book

Perhaps this is the most expensive book I've ever purchased. A 450-photo in 300-page book of 300x413mm (or 13x 16.3 in) weighing 5.23 kg (or 5.9 kg with beautiful package).... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Nov 2016 12:38 PM | read this entry

June 15, 2016

WWDC 2016

Yes, I know it is WWDC 2016 period, and I am excited. Guest what? I haven't watched the Keynotes yet. I did download it. Apple Developer... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 Jun 2016 11:12 PM | read this entry

March 26, 2016

I got a watch now

Laurent surprised me yesterday with a special white box gift:... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Mar 2016 8:01 PM | read this entry

November 18, 2015

Apple Pay coming to Australia

Apple Pay is finally coming to Australia from tomorrow. Currently, it is only working with American Express (issued by American Express directly). That's an important first step forward. Let's hope more banks joining Apple Pay. Quick guide: How to use... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Nov 2015 6:43 PM | read this entry

September 11, 2015

yesterday's announcement

I did not stay up late (early morning Sydney time) to watch Apple's “Hey Siri” special event live. I did watch it yesterday. So there's new Apple Hermès edition. Don't worry, I don't have Apple Watch, and not intend to... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 11 Sep 2015 12:01 PM | read this entry

February 25, 2014

I bought a briefcase

Come to think about it, I've never owned any briefcases in my life until this one. As a matter of fact, I bought an antique briefcase. It's old, a bit of scratches and slightly discoloured. As usual, more photos follow.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Feb 2014 10:09 AM | read this entry

February 14, 2014

another AirPort

Yes, I ordered another Apple AirPort product from Apple Online Store. This time, the AirPort Express (802.11n simultaneous dual-band, A1392). Why do I need another AirPort device? This one is for the newly renovated ‘white room’ which previously known as... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Feb 2014 5:41 PM | read this entry

September 4, 2013

new iPhones on September 11?

According to The Loop, Apple has just sent out invites for their September 10th (US date) event, scheduled for 10 AM PST. It should make it 3AM on 11th September in Sydney time. Apple is hosting the event on... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Sep 2013 3:55 PM | read this entry

June 12, 2013

iOS 7's new interface and layout

During yesterday's WWDC 2013 Keynotes, Apple announced the new iOS 7's simplified interface and new features. In this blog entry, I will focus on the new interface.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 12 Jun 2013 3:25 PM | read this entry

April 17, 2013

poorman's setup

Unlike our Don with huge number of very high-tech gadgets and he carries the best of the best toys almost everywhere he goes. I only carry my computer out when I am out for travel. Well, our Don owns a... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Apr 2013 11:11 AM | read this entry

March 8, 2013

a UFO

Perhaps I don't really need it, but the price was simply too cheap to let it go. Here's the photo of the UFO: It's an old Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station (model A1034) released in January 2003 which makes aD... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Mar 2013 9:33 AM | read this entry

March 3, 2013

I do have a CRT monitor

I should've posted this last year. But keep forgetting. Anyhow, I do have a CRT monitor, a pretty heavy one actually. It only cost me $5. However, getting it home was a huge challenge and Laurent was extremely unhappy about... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 Mar 2013 4:32 PM | read this entry

February 26, 2013

a music player (PowerCD)

I got this last year, and somehow I forgot to take a photo of it. So here it goes... Presenting a CD player. The one that should've received our Don's approval. For the fact that our Don prefers music in... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Feb 2013 9:36 AM | read this entry

February 19, 2013

one more iMac G4, 20-inch this time.

Some of you may remember that I got a second-hand iMac G4 back in September 2007. Five years after I got another iMac G4. Same specifications: both were 17-inch, both were the last generation of iMac G4 - PowerPC G4... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Feb 2013 9:01 AM | read this entry

February 12, 2013

toilet seat notebook - iBook Clamshell

Officially, the original iBook was just called the “iBook,” it has been referred to as “iBook Clamshell.” Except with its distinct look, it has been referred to “Barbie's accessory” or more popularly "toilet seat". Anyhow, presenting my latest old computer... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 12 Feb 2013 9:41 AM | read this entry

October 30, 2012

one more Extreme joining the network

Well, knowing that more and more portable devices will connected in this house, it is important to prepare the best wireless network for the upcoming situation. This is learned from our good friend Don. Here's the latest device for network... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Oct 2012 9:31 AM | read this entry

October 24, 2012

Apple Special Event

For all today's big news... new iMac (insanely thin, reduced reflection, USB 3, Fusion Drive) new Mac mini (faster, USB 3, option of Fusion Drive) new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display new iPad (4th generation with Lightning port) Visit... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 24 Oct 2012 11:27 AM | read this entry

October 6, 2012

it has been a year.

It has been a year since the world heard the sad news of Steve Jobs' death. The day before, Apple just announced the iPhone 4S, and in my head, I was still deciding which model to get. When I first... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Oct 2012 9:51 AM | read this entry

June 29, 2012

iCloud finally

I've been holding on Apple's MobileMe service for quite a while, and finally I moved to the free iCloud service. The main reason that caused me to stay with MobileMe was due to Yojimbo as mentioned in previous entry.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Jun 2012 2:58 PM | read this entry

June 27, 2012

from .Mac to MobileMe, now iCloud, the Yojimbo story

Some of you may know that I've been using Yojimbo since its very first version. It's a great notes, password and all sorts of information collection tool which, best of all, syncs between multiple Macs. The syncing was performed... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Jun 2012 2:49 PM | read this entry

June 26, 2012

Apple Store Broadway this Saturday!

After tonight's Night Photography class, Laurent informed he received an news that my favourite store will open at Broadway. Apple is opening its Apple Store at Broadway Shopping Centre this Saturday, 30th June 2012 at 10am. Somehow, Laurent received... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Jun 2012 11:16 PM | read this entry

April 29, 2012

one new likely destination in Adelaide

Well, Adelaide in South Australia is not Sydney, and Sydney is definitely not Don's beautiful Boston and picturesque Quincy. Here's a hope for a new tourist and photo destination - a possible Apple Store (standalone store) might open in Rundle... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Apr 2012 9:07 AM | read this entry

March 20, 2012

new Apple TV (3rd gen, 2012)

Since the Apple TV 2 we received from Santa in Christmas 2010, Laurent and I have enjoyed the Apple TV very much. The brown box arrived yesterday. It was announced at the same time as the announcement of the new... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 20 Mar 2012 9:20 PM | read this entry

March 16, 2012

beautiful timing, Apple RAW support for NEX-7

I got my Sony NEX-7 camera on Wednesday, and Apple today released official support for NEX-7's RAW format. Thank you Apple. You can download the Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.10 from Apple.com or from the software update in... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Mar 2012 9:52 AM | read this entry

March 13, 2012

two iMac G4s is better than one

Many of you many know that I have an iMac G4, famous for it's lamp shape. Most people simply love the iMac G4 for its beautiful look, except our good friend Don who lives in picturesque Quincy near beautiful Boston,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Mar 2012 8:06 PM | read this entry

March 8, 2012

so I got up early today.

Well, I got up before 6am today, which is something I haven't been doing for a while. Well, it's for this important news of course. The exciting announcement news of the new iPad is just completed after 6.40am and Sunrise... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Mar 2012 6:48 AM | read this entry

March 7, 2012

one more sleep

All rumours are pointing to tomorrow morning's exciting announcement. Rumours believe it will be iPad 3 (or might be called iPad HD), and possibly new Apple TV. For whatever it is, I am excited. I was vary happy with my... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Mar 2012 7:26 PM | read this entry

January 31, 2012

“stocking-up” the machines, because they are so powerful!

When Apple introduced Power Mac G5 in 2003, in one of their introduction video (YouTube video at about 2:50), they mentioned that the powerful PowerPC G5 generated a lot of heat, so they designed very powerful and silent fan! The... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 31 Jan 2012 10:44 PM | read this entry

January 29, 2012

99 cents bargain!

I scored myself a 99 cents bargain from eBay the other day. An iMac (G3) 500 MHz for 99 cents from eBay. Here's the screenshot of the eBay page.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Jan 2012 9:56 PM | read this entry

December 29, 2011

one more good old Mac

Just before Christmas, I got myself another big bargain. As a matter of fact, I got myself my very first Power Mac G5. It is not just an average G5, it is in fact the very last model of Power... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Dec 2011 9:33 AM | read this entry

December 28, 2011

it's good to be back

If you've been following this blog, you might recall that I bought a Power Mac G4 (dual 1.42GHz) in April 2004. Not long after that, I bought a 20-inch Apple Cinema Display (ADC version). Then in January 2007, I sold... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Dec 2011 9:43 AM | read this entry

December 12, 2011

three new old Macs

During the past week, I've been doing some cheap-b#st%rd way of getting some items. Unlike Don who got a massive 16 laptops at once, I hardly got any. The first new* old Mac: (*new as in new to me) A... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 12 Dec 2011 7:09 PM | read this entry

November 27, 2011

Lion, finally.

Finally. I upgrade my main computer - Mac Pro (Mid 2010 model) - from Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 to Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2. Unlike the very advanced Don who lives in beautiful Boston and picturesque Quincy... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Nov 2011 1:49 PM | read this entry

November 25, 2011

today is the day!

Today is the day to head to Apple Store (Australia) or Apple Store (USA) for this once-a-year bargains. (Known as Black Friday sale.) Last year, Laurent used this great opportunity and bought himself an iMac. Laurent's iMac has been working... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Nov 2011 7:07 AM | read this entry

November 24, 2011

want to run Windows on your Mac?

Want to run Microsoft Windows (and other x86 Operating Systems) on your Mac without BootCamp. It's a good time to own the latest version of Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac. Until 29th November, Parallels is offering Parallels Desktop 7... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 24 Nov 2011 8:24 PM | read this entry

October 4, 2011

Let's talk iPhone, one more sleep

Just a gentle reminder, the important event the world is watching will be held tomorrow morning (Sydney time). What would be announced? Many rumour sites believe it would be an iPhone 5, an iPhone 4S and a white iPod... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Oct 2011 8:19 AM | read this entry

September 28, 2011

‘Let's talk iPhone’ is not about iPhone 5

Apple has announced that Apple will host a special event at 10am on 4th October (PDT) at the Apple's Cupertino California campus. As usual, Apple did not detail about the content, apart from hinting it would be iPhone related.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Sep 2011 10:30 PM | read this entry

September 25, 2011

Apple Store Hornsby

Yesterday Laurent and I went to Hornsby for the important grand opening of Apple Store Hornsby. Don't worry, we did not queue overnight. Only arrived there about 20 minutes before the opening. It was my first time inside the Westfield... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Sep 2011 2:55 PM | read this entry

September 20, 2011

Hornsby this Saturday

Nothing scheduled this Saturday? You can consider visiting Hornsby. Apple Store Hornsby grand opening this Saturday, 24th September 2011 at 10am.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 20 Sep 2011 3:01 PM | read this entry

August 22, 2011

less is more

In the good old days, to judge the computer speed, we can pretty much just look at the clock speed, the higher the MHz (or GHz) means faster, hence the better. For example, a Pentium 4 2.8GHz is of course... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Aug 2011 5:14 PM | read this entry

August 12, 2011

10am. tomorrow. Southland

In Victoria tomorrow? A new exciting store in Southland is opening its door tomorrow at 10 am. Apple Store Southland is located at Westfield Southland, 1239 Nepean Highway, Cheltenham VIC. Unfortunately, I won't be there.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 12 Aug 2011 7:46 PM | read this entry

August 1, 2011

love is in the Air (MacBook Air 11-inch)

So, I got myself one of those, and it arrived last Friday. Due to other issues, I was unable to post the entry on Friday. Anyhow, presenting the ultra-portable 11-inch full featured MacBook Air: In May 2004, I bought my... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Aug 2011 7:48 PM | read this entry

July 23, 2011

so I went to Penrith today

Unfortunately, I was unable to be there early this morning, missed out the Grand Opening, but Laurent and I were there this afternoon. Well, the traffic was pretty bad this afternoon. Not the Penrith, but the part that we had... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 Jul 2011 10:53 PM | read this entry

July 22, 2011

Grand Opening, the real important one

No, I still haven't visited the American chain Costco in Auburn, but here's something much more important than Costco opened yesterday. It's the Grand Opening of Apple Store in Auburn tomorrow. Inside Westfield Penrith, level 2. Unfortunately, I am... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Jul 2011 11:15 PM | read this entry

July 18, 2011

how do you save $62? drive 87km.

Well, when you are poor like Antony, you would drive 87 km to save $62 (AUD). Here's the story: Okay, it was not really intended to drive that far to save $62, but all the closer BigW have the item... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Jul 2011 10:42 PM | read this entry

July 15, 2011

more MacBook Air predictions

Continue with my previous prediction on upcoming MacBook Air, major Mac rumour sites have quite a few new speculations. Somehow, my “prediction” from my reliable source does not agree exactly with popular rumour sites. I stated following in my... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 Jul 2011 8:28 PM | read this entry

July 9, 2011

two's better than one part 14: bargain keyboards

Many of you (except our good friend Don who refuses to believe so) know that Antony is a bargain hunter. Recently, Dick Smith Electronics has Apple Wireless Keyboard on special for only $50, Apple Magic Trackpad on special for only... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Jul 2011 7:41 PM | read this entry

June 27, 2011

my humble MacBook Air 2011 rumour

Well, this is not a rumour blog, however, occasionally, I received some very good information that I really must post those. This time, it is from the same reliable source I had before. (100% accurate, except I did not... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Jun 2011 9:11 PM | read this entry

May 17, 2011

poor man's bargain hunt

Sorry for the lack of entries for the last few days. It has been cold here and I had a bit of cold. Rev. Dr. Wu Yi would be happy be know that he escaped Sydney during the right time... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 May 2011 5:13 PM | read this entry

March 26, 2011

my latest exciting gadget: iPad 2

After long hours of “here we queue/camp again” thing, I finally got my iPad 2 at about 5.40pm yesterday, a whole two weeks behind lucky Americans. (iPad 2 starts selling at 5pm.) As a matter of fact, I bought two... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Mar 2011 11:31 AM | read this entry

January 8, 2011

the Express

I got my first AirPort Express in July 2004. Time flies. I used it mainly as a Wi-Fi router. Back then, it was only 802.11g speed. I of course use its AirTunes feature to stream music from iTunes to connected... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Jan 2011 10:59 AM | read this entry

January 3, 2011

finally an Apple TV

Thank you Santa, we finally got an Apple TV. I have been thinking about getting an Apple TV since it first announced in January 2007 and first released in mid March 2007. Although not a popular gadget from Apple, Apple... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 Jan 2011 10:17 AM | read this entry

December 14, 2010

two's better than one, part 13: the display chapter

As we all know, two is better than one. A while back, the poor Antony has decided to use the opportunity to make the best bargain of it. When Laurent ordered his Don approved 21.5-inch iMac (Intel Core i5), I... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Dec 2010 10:43 PM | read this entry

December 6, 2010

a Don approved iMac (Intel Core i5)

Yes, it arrived today, finally. Except it is not mine. Like Rev. Dr. Wu Yi got his new iMac, Laurent received his new iMac today as well. Okay, Laurent's iMac was ordered before Rev. Dr. Wu Yi's, but we decided... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Dec 2010 9:55 PM | read this entry

December 5, 2010

I opened the iMac

To Don's surprise, I disassembled my 4+ years old iMac (Intel Core 2 Duo 2.33GHz, 24-inch, white) today. Why? Like many 24-inch white iMac owners, the iMac has suffered some sort of graphic issues (mostly due to heat issue many... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 05 Dec 2010 6:50 PM | read this entry

December 2, 2010

a poor man's setup

Nowhere as many as Don's, but still. I slightly re-arranged the poor man's office, so I took a photo. Still, the cables on the floor needs to be further re-arranged. A very important message to Don: Antony is poor.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Dec 2010 8:21 AM | read this entry

November 26, 2010

black Friday bargain

Need to get some exciting Apple gears? Today is the best day to shop on Apple Online Store (Australia) (or Apple Online Store (USA)). Why? The once a year sale from Apple is on today and today only.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Nov 2010 3:58 PM | read this entry

November 22, 2010

CS5

Finally, I got the Adobe CS5. Not the top end edition, but the Design Premium. Unlike Don in beautiful Boston/picturesque Quincy who does not usually settle for second best, I did not get the top end version. (It is not... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Nov 2010 7:16 PM | read this entry

November 12, 2010

SSD is simply amazing! Really makes a whole difference.

Simply amazing. Just replacing the regular HDD (hard drive) in your computer with the SSD (solid state drive), the computer becomes super-responsive (for the applications launching and contents stored on SSD). So I followed Mandrake's recommendation and got myself an... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 12 Nov 2010 9:54 AM | read this entry

October 30, 2010

presenting a poor man's Mac Pro and LED Cinema Display

It has been almost four years since I use my slow iMac (24-inch, 2.33 Core 2 Duo) as the main computer. It is about time to upgrade. According to my blog entry, it was just 5 days short of 4... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Oct 2010 10:13 PM | read this entry

October 16, 2010

my first in-house server (Mac mini Server)

It took me quite a few years to catch up with Don. Don has had in house servers for years, and as a matter of fact, Don has more than one server at home. I finally catch up with him,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Oct 2010 10:33 PM | read this entry

September 17, 2010

Apple Store Perth

I and Laurent had a quick visit to Apple Retail Store Perth yesterday. How could I not visiting Apple Store Perth when I am here?... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Sep 2010 10:28 PM | read this entry

September 6, 2010

welcome to FaceTime, Jo-Ann

Congratulations to Jo-Ann for getting her iPhone 4! Perhaps just like me when I was waiting for my iPad to be delivered, Jo-Ann must be impatiently waited for the whole weekend, and a very Desperate Monday morning for her. Five... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Sep 2010 11:46 PM | read this entry

September 3, 2010

my thoughts on the Apple Special Event

Firstly, sorry for lack of new entries recently. I've been pretty busy these days. Of course, I watched Apple Special Event (September 1, 2010) yesterday. My thoughts? It has been a long way for iTunes! It really has. I was... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 Sep 2010 10:34 PM | read this entry

August 26, 2010

Magic Mouse

Well, it was about time to add another pointing device to my small collection of family, this time, Apple Magic Mouse. Delivered in a brown box. Magic Mouse has been out for quite a while, and I just got it... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Aug 2010 2:58 PM | read this entry

August 18, 2010

a Battery Charger

I got myself a Don-approved (or supposedly approved by Don) item - a Battery Charger. Why do I think that Don would approve this device? Simple. Don is into rechargeable batteries, and a device for using rechargeable batteries is of... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Aug 2010 4:05 PM | read this entry

August 6, 2010

the Dock

I received following item two days ago. It is a small accessory ordered from Apple Online Store (Australia) with Apple Gift Package. And inside the package? Apple iPhone 4 Dock. (as usual, more photos follow...)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Aug 2010 11:12 PM | read this entry

July 7, 2010

a few more poor man's accessories

As expected, nothing much exciting happening here. After all, this is not beautiful Boston with countless of exciting events. It has been pretty cold here in Sydney, and I was a bit sick in the last few days. Anyhow, the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Jul 2010 9:23 PM | read this entry

June 6, 2010

downgrading

Unlike many people (e.g. Don) upgrading, I am downgrading my keyboard. (Okay, this is not 'new', I am downgrade to a secondhand version, and it has been here for 3 months.) I have an Apple Wireless Keyboard (Bluetooth) from the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Jun 2010 11:31 PM | read this entry

May 28, 2010

no, I did not camp overnight

But I was there for the opening of Apple Store Bondi. Well, Apple Store Bondi was not completely ready last night. I arrived there this morning just before they opened. Not as many people as Apple Store Sydney (George St),... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 May 2010 10:28 AM | read this entry

May 27, 2010

not looking good so far

Many Australians are impatiently waiting for the 28th of May. Don't believe me, check out this Whirlpool thread and this MacTalk thread. Well, it seems like the Apple Store Bondi is not ready yet today, according to news.com.au. And surprisingly,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 May 2010 2:26 PM | read this entry

May 25, 2010

Apple Store Bondi opens this Friday

So, here's the important event this Friday 28th May at 8am, Apple Store Bondi will open its door. And best of all, iPads will be available there according to an email from Apple. Besides the hot topic of this year,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 May 2010 7:57 PM | read this entry

May 19, 2010

being generous

Trying to be, at least. And this is very un-Don, sorry. I decided to put following sign for my guests.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 May 2010 11:55 PM | read this entry

May 9, 2010

'tis the night before the important pre-order

On Friday night, Apple released iPad pricing information on 9 selected countries including Australia, and stated that the iPads would be available on Friday 28th May. And people can start pre-ordering through Apple (online) Store from tomorrow. In Australia,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 May 2010 8:40 PM | read this entry

April 14, 2010

well, one extra month to wait

Lucky Don who lives in United States do not need to wait extra month. Here's today's headline: iPad for international release postponed to end of May. Well, the good part of that is Apple said they will announce the international... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Apr 2010 10:48 PM | read this entry

March 13, 2010

I can wait

Well, our good friend Don in the advanced United States of American is able to reserve iPads way ahead of everybody not in the States. Anthony Agius (decryption) from MacTalk Australia (previously known as AppleTalk Australia) is planning on... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Mar 2010 10:32 PM | read this entry

March 10, 2010

new AirPort (Simultaneous Dual Band II)

I receive my latest AirPort Extreme Base Station today, it's the Simultaneous Dual Band II model (model A1354).... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Mar 2010 10:16 PM | read this entry

January 28, 2010

iPad, the tablet from Apple

Today's headline news without a doubt is Apple's announcement of the long awaited tablet - iPad. iPad is Apple's entry to the market between laptop computers and iPhone (or iPod). iPad features a brilliant 9.7-inch Multi-Touch LED-backlit display with... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Jan 2010 4:47 PM | read this entry

October 21, 2009

new iMac, new Mac mini, new MacBook and new Magic Mouse today

Apple release a few new hardware, including new 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMacs, the beauty of it is that the new iMac uses LED-backlit display with built-in SD slot, as well as up to Intel Core i7 quad-core processors. On... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Oct 2009 7:00 PM | read this entry

August 28, 2009

Snow Leopard hath arrived!

The big news of today, my copy of Mac OS X v.10.6 Snow Leopard has arrived just few minutes ago. Snow Leopard is a huge refinement update to the highly successful Mac OS X v.10.5 Leopard. (as usual, more... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Aug 2009 12:50 PM | read this entry

June 27, 2009

the iPhone 3GS upgrading plan

Michael Jackson's death was certainly the news yesterday. Seven News had almost the entire first news segment covering Michael Jackson's death for 11min 40 seconds; Channel 9's Nine News extended the news to an hour, and the entire first segment... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Jun 2009 10:55 AM | read this entry

June 25, 2009

'tis the eve before iPhone 3GS

Vodafone has released the outright pricing for iPhone 3GS (no contract, on prepaid): 8GB version is AU$759, 16GB version is AU$929, and the 32GB iPhone 3GS is AU$1129 outright. There are no upgrading information for current iPhone 3G owners... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Jun 2009 10:13 PM | read this entry

June 23, 2009

the plan for this Friday

The big news this week besides the political ute-gate scandal is without a doubt the upcoming iPhone 3G S, to be released on Friday 26th June. (For those lucky people living in beautiful United States, the new iPhone 3G... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 Jun 2009 10:34 PM | read this entry

June 11, 2009

a very seasonal desktop wallpaper

This is my desktop wallpaper for this season. (source) Well, the very political correct Americans insist on calling it H1N1.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 11 Jun 2009 1:45 PM | read this entry

June 9, 2009

big announcement from WWDC Keynote

Quite a number of announcements from WWDC (Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2009) today. New releases today are the new MacBook Pro family, 13-inch unibody MacBook are now MacBook Pro with powerful features never available on its class before. The... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Jun 2009 9:20 PM | read this entry

May 19, 2009

Doncaster grand opening this Saturday

The above graph says it all. Apple is opening its fifth Apple Retail Store in Australia, the second one in Victoria this Saturday. I queued outside Apple Store Sydney overnight for the grand opening last June. Less than 1... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 May 2009 9:50 PM | read this entry

March 4, 2009

very green new Apple desktops

Today's big news - new Mac Pro, new iMac, and new Mac mini. The new Apple desktops do not feature clock speed bump, however, new improved designed, energy efficient and the greenest Mac Pro, iMac and Mac mini ever! Mac... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Mar 2009 10:52 PM | read this entry

January 27, 2009

iLife '09 now ships

According to a few Mac news site, Apple has started to ship iLife '09. The key new feature of iLife '09 is the improvement of iPhoto '09, with the new face recognising and GPS location functions. When I first... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Jan 2009 11:11 PM | read this entry

January 7, 2009

today's very big Apple news

Apple has, once again, made another headline today, making a nice way to start the year 2009. The Macworld San Francisco 2009 (MWSF2009) brings us important updates to Apple's iTunes Store, exciting new Apple software, and the world's longest... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Jan 2009 2:10 PM | read this entry

December 28, 2008

2008's important headlines

Well, year 2008 is coming to the end. Lots of things happened this year. Just before we say goodbye to 2008, we shall take a look what happened this year. Two major products dominated the news headline around the world,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Dec 2008 9:16 PM | read this entry

November 28, 2008

today only, Apple shopping event

Apple Store Australia (both Apple Retail Stores and Apple Online Store) is offering the once a year special one-day Apple Shopping Event, (known as Black Friday sale in the States). Numerous items will be offered at discounted price or... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Nov 2008 6:00 AM | read this entry

November 7, 2008

why do you need gigabit ethernet

Back in April, I bought one Cat 6 Ethernet cable (category 6) that connects my iMac (24-inch, late 2006 model) to my wireless and gigabit Ethernet routher - Time Capsule (1TB model). Man, accessing files on a remote hdd/computer with... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Nov 2008 9:01 PM | read this entry

October 31, 2008

today's news

Scorching hot in Sydney today, temperature reaching 35˚C, the hottest day in 18 months. (Last summer wasn't that hot in comparison.) The fan I bought on Tuesday turns out to be extremely useful. It certainly worth the money. Not a... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 31 Oct 2008 6:53 PM | read this entry

October 29, 2008

one small appliance and some accessories

Christmas is coming. To people live in Sydney it simply means scorching summer is coming, not beautiful snows. In early October Sydney experienced hottest October in record, then last week, we also experienced coldest October in record. To overcome the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Oct 2008 3:20 PM | read this entry

October 14, 2008

eve of Apple special media event, thinner MacBook tomorrow

One month ago, I was given some detailed specs on upcoming new MacBooks. Cnet News.com had a report that Apple will update the MacBooks on 14th October. According to my source, the Cnet report was very accurate.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Oct 2008 7:40 PM | read this entry

September 12, 2008

thinner MacBooks coming?

On 9th September's Apple Special Event, Apple released new iPod nano and iPod touch but did not announce any new Macs. I played the new iPod nano and the new iPod touch today at Dick Smith PowerHouse. I am... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 12 Sep 2008 11:18 PM | read this entry

September 10, 2008

Apple releases new iPods, return of Xena

Apple today held a special event and announced new iPod touch (2nd generation, MacCentre701 article), new iPod nano (4th generation, MacCentre701 article) as well as iTunes 8. My iPod touch (32GB, personalised) bought in March this year is no... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Sep 2008 5:10 PM | read this entry

August 16, 2008

more cat.6 and Gaffa tape

After getting my first Cat 6 Ethernet cable in mid April, I got myself three more cat.6 cables about 5 weeks ago. They are 30 metres, 15 metres and 2 metres ones. The reason I need a 30-metre long Cat... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Aug 2008 11:52 PM | read this entry

August 15, 2008

Apple TV price drop

The Australian and New Zealand iTunes Store now have movie rentals. Finally. (Apple press release) Subsequently, the price of Apple TV in Australia has dropped. The 40 GB model is now $329 (AUD) down from $449, and the 160... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 Aug 2008 10:30 PM | read this entry

June 25, 2008

workshop @ Apple Store

Many of you know that I queued for Apple Store (Sydney) opening last Thursday. That evening, I booked myself into one workshop. The workshop I attended tonight was Brochure Workshop, which is mainly on Pages '08 software, part of... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Jun 2008 11:13 PM | read this entry

June 21, 2008

iPhone 3G news update

Well, Thursday's Apple Store Sydney grand opening was a big news. What is the next? iPhone 3G to be released in Australia on 11th July. I received an email response from Vodafone regarding my pre-registering of iPhone 3G. Basically, it... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Jun 2008 11:14 PM | read this entry

June 19, 2008

Apple Store Sydney Grand Opening

Most of you should know that I went to the grand opening of Apple Store Sydney today, and I was there with Laurent since 3.30am this morning. Actually, I was not there for the entire hours. I came back... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Jun 2008 8:37 PM | read this entry

queuing

For the important Apple Store Sydney opening, how could I not be there? Photo of Antony behind the bars ;-) (actually, queuing for Apple Store.) I don't usually wake up this early, but for Apple Store Sydney grand opening, I... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Jun 2008 9:56 AM | read this entry

June 18, 2008

there are quite a few people worship Apple

Remember this people do worship Apple blog entry? SillyDog701 member Pedro Saraiva (Pu7o) even wrote a nice Prayer to Apple. There are some news clips regarding to the Apple Store opening tomorrow night. (To Don: please make sure you watch... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Jun 2008 6:24 PM | read this entry

367-373 George Street

The weather is not looking at this stage, and I will be there tomorrow night. I guess Rev. Dr. Wu Yi and Don are not surprised at all. Gary Allen the guy who runs ifoAppleStore providing news on Apple... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Jun 2008 9:34 AM | read this entry

June 13, 2008

Apple Store, Sydney, breaking 19 June

Apple has announced the grand opening of Apple Store, Sydney, the first Apple Retail Store in Australia and the first one in the southern hemisphere on 19th June at 5.00 pm. The first 2,500 customers will get a free... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Jun 2008 11:43 AM | read this entry

June 11, 2008

iPhone 3G is coming to Autralia, finally

Apple announced the next generation iPhone yesterday morning, you can read more about iPhone 3G's features here or in Apple's iPhone website. The important part, it will be available in Australia on 11th July. It will be available from Vodafone... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 11 Jun 2008 12:53 PM | read this entry

June 10, 2008

it's confirmed: 5pm 19th June

According to yesterday's article on The Sydney Morning Herald, Apple's Australia store will open at 5pm on 19th June (Thursday). So naturally, I will be there on the opening day. The Sydney store will be the first Apple Store... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Jun 2008 11:01 AM | read this entry

May 27, 2008

Apple Store drop in soon to Sydney

According to The Sydney Morning Herald and ifoAppleStore reports, Apple will open its first Apple in Australia, also the first one in the southern hemisphere. The date is said to be on the 19th June, but is yet announced/confirmed... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 May 2008 8:09 AM | read this entry

April 18, 2008

invisible shield on MacBook Pro

If you like me would get annoyed from ugly marks and scratches, and you recently bought some gadgets, you might like invisibleSHIELD products. As mentioned on Wednesday, I received my invisibleSHIELD for MacBook Pro. Previously, I applied invisibleSHIELD on iPod... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Apr 2008 10:48 PM | read this entry

April 10, 2008

3G iPhone is finally coming to Australia?

According to a totally unverified news from MacTalk Australia (formally AppleTalk Australia), Apple will sell an unlocked 3G iPhone, which will work on any Australian carrier, from the last week of June, 2008. MacTalk Australia said that resellers have... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Apr 2008 8:36 PM | read this entry

April 5, 2008

one more bag, Booq this time.

On Wednesday, I decided to get a new backpack. I had been looking for a new laptop since I ordered my MacBook Pro in late February. You might recall that I bought a Crumpler Sinking Barge, then exchanged it for... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 05 Apr 2008 2:53 PM | read this entry

April 4, 2008

Time Capsule (1TB) has arrived

Just before I start about this exciting Time Capsule product, there's an update about the car that broke down on Wednesday afternoon. The car was fixed this morning. The cause: gear box was damaged. They also 3 whatever smaller items.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Apr 2008 11:37 PM | read this entry

March 29, 2008

Vodafone mobile broadband

Internet in Australia is not a cheap as in the United States of America. It is expensive here, most internet accounts come with quota system. If you live in metropolitan area, it is relatively easy to get broadband installed... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Mar 2008 7:19 PM | read this entry

March 19, 2008

Back to My Mac is simply so cool.

I've been a .Mac member since May 2004. Although .Mac has always been considered sort of expensive, I have been enjoying it. And over the years, it simply gets better. To many people, .Mac is simply (or unfairly) judged... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Mar 2008 9:55 PM | read this entry

March 18, 2008

down by 1, up by 2, then down 1 up 1. Crumpler bags again

Few weeks ago I mentioned about my new Crumpler bag - The Sinking Barge. On 11th March, the following day after I received my MacBook Pro, I decided to exchange Crumpler backpack (The Sinking Barge) to two shoulder bags (some... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Mar 2008 8:19 PM | read this entry

March 4, 2008

iPod touch hath arrived

Some of you should know that I placed my order on Apple Store last Thursday. I did not tell many people exactly what I ordered besides a 15-inch MacBook Pro. There was a bit of drama yesterday about the second... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Mar 2008 8:53 AM | read this entry

January 16, 2008

decision... dilemma...

vs As many of you have heard the today's tech news headline, Apple announced a ultra-portable notebook - MacBook Air. And I am due for a new laptop. As mentioned in previous entry, my trusted PowerBook G4 bought in... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Jan 2008 9:39 PM | read this entry

November 9, 2007

my Mac has accurate colour

Firstly, this is a belated post about ColorVision Spyder2express I bought two months ago. My Macs can display accurate colours! This year, I've been taking Photoshop and Aperture workshops in Academy Store. It makes me understand the importance of having... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Nov 2007 9:17 AM | read this entry

November 8, 2007

my Time Machine is switched on

After getting my copy of Leopard on the 26th last month, I finally got time to prepare an external HDD for one of the exciting new feature in Mac OS X Leopard, Time Machine. I bought a Seagate 500GB HDD... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Nov 2007 2:20 PM | read this entry

November 1, 2007

new Apple Keyboard

After the Aperture workshop training in Academy Store on Monday, I bought the new Apple Keyboard, wired one. The new Apple Keyboard, although does not look comfortable to type, it is actually very comfy. I don't have to press... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Nov 2007 11:39 AM | read this entry

October 31, 2007

Windows users never impressed with anything Apple does

While talking to a pro-Windows user who hates Apple very much (he denies so), he kindly points out to me that Quick Look is nothing new, as Windows had it since Windows 98. I think it is a great... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 31 Oct 2007 4:41 PM | read this entry

October 30, 2007

my little Leopard review

I got my copy of Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard last Friday. I installed it on my 24-inch iMac (Intel Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHz with 3GB RAM), and played it all day Saturday. My impression about Leopard? Amazing and... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Oct 2007 11:44 AM | read this entry

October 26, 2007

Leopard has arrived!

I got my Mac OS X Leopard! I arrived at Academy Store just about 10 minutes before the 6 pm, many people were outside. Every body rushed in, and many people can't wait to get home to install Leopard... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Oct 2007 8:08 PM | read this entry

October 25, 2007

only one more sleep to go

Yes, only one more sleep to go until the worldwide release of Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard. As mentioned earlier, tomorrow, I will go to Academy Store (Apple Premium Reseller) in Bondi Junction for the lunch party and attending the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Oct 2007 3:37 PM | read this entry

October 23, 2007

my Leopard is secured

Apple announced that Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard will go on sale at 6:00 p.m Friday, 26 October worldwide. I've ordered it. Last night after the Aperture training workshop at Academy Store at Bondi Junction (Apple Premium Store). I... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 Oct 2007 4:14 PM | read this entry

October 2, 2007

simply too rich?

Are you simply far too rich? And feel that your latest gadgets (iPod touch, iPhone, and MacBook Pro) are not enough to show off? Computer Choppers has a solution for you. You can turn your MacBook Pro with gold housing... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Oct 2007 6:48 PM | read this entry

September 4, 2007

no iMac (G3) but nice Gelato

I won the iMac DV 500MHz on eBay the other day, and scheduled to pick it up from Cronulla today. I received a phone call from the seller this morning informing me the iMac can't be booted up. I... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Sep 2007 5:50 PM | read this entry

August 9, 2007

PC vs Mac, the chapter of cables

Since late 2003, SillyDog701 Message Centre has an interesting debate thread... Apple Mac vs PC. In November 2003, I posted a very basic comparison by just looking at the back of PC and Mac. vs Now, here's an updated version... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Aug 2007 4:36 PM | read this entry

July 31, 2007

Americans' suing culture

Well, I have been threatened a number of times by a former SillyDog701 member, Ronnie Williams II. Mr Williams also issued a groundless accusation claiming that I attacked his HOLYCOW website. It seems to me, Americans like to sue big... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 31 Jul 2007 12:13 PM | read this entry

July 21, 2007

Turbo.264

I don't usually miss out important Mac hardware releases, but I miss out the Turbo.264, Elgato released on 16th May. Don't ask me why. I bought Elgato Turbo.264 from Academy Store with my Pro Card discount. It works as... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Jul 2007 7:19 PM | read this entry

July 13, 2007

free recycling from Apple

A surprise or perhaps to Greenpeace, Apple (Inc) is green, and is helping making the environment green! Apple (Pty Ltd) is organising a free recycling program. For a limited time, Apple will recycle any brand of personal computer, printer... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Jul 2007 2:20 PM | read this entry

March 2, 2007

featured on Apple Download page

I wrote a quick and dirty Automator Action - Sepialise Me the other day. And in this Apple Mac OS X Download page (under Automator Actions section), it is featured and qualified as "Staff Pick". Can't be any happier.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Mar 2007 8:44 PM | read this entry

February 22, 2007

Leopard Tech Talk and Dick Cheney

As I mentioned earlier, I will attend today's Leopard Tech Talk in Sydney. The bad news, US Vice President is coming to Sydney today. I am not into politics, but he is certainly not welcome for one reason: causing... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Feb 2007 7:19 AM | read this entry

February 10, 2007

Hello Windows 95

I got a copy of Windows 95 CD from John on Thursday. He was throwing it out, and I said I want it. This disk comes with Windows 95 (B) and Microsoft Plus! as seen in photo above. I... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Feb 2007 7:09 AM | read this entry

February 6, 2007

EyeTV Diversity

Many of you know that I bought an Elgato EyeTV for DTT (USB stick) last August. Since then, I started to watch TV in digital signal. Since I got my 24-inch iMac, I started to watch TV programmes in HD... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Feb 2007 4:36 PM | read this entry

February 4, 2007

Academy Store Ram Raid Renovation Sale

I was there when Australia's largest Apple authorised reseller opened its new door at Bondi Junction. Academy Store was ram raided on 25th January morning (4.35am) by a group of guys in a Subaru Liberty GT Wagon. In about 90... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Feb 2007 8:54 PM | read this entry

February 2, 2007

Leopard Tech Talk, I will be there

Leopard Tech Talk, on 22nd and 23rd February in Sydney. I received the confirmation about the Mac OS X Leopard Tech Talk. Still have about 3 weeks time, and I am excited. It's free for ADC (Apple Developer Connection) members,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Feb 2007 1:54 PM | read this entry

January 26, 2007

fun with Photo Booth

I've been using Photo Booth for quite a while, but never played the "fun" part of it until recently. I decided to play it when I was in Myer store. Photo Booth was introduced in One More Thing event... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Jan 2007 9:34 AM | read this entry

January 19, 2007

I am back online!

After few days without broadband internet connection, I got my ADSL connection back this afternoon. Currently, I can only get ADSL (1) instead of previous ADSL 2. The reason for that is because my phone is not completely activated with... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Jan 2007 5:02 PM | read this entry

January 18, 2007

Macworld San Francisco 2007 Podcast

Most of us would've watched Steve Jobs' MWSF 2007 Keynotes in streaming format. If you'd like to keep a copy of the Keynotes, in the past you'd need to figure out a way to capture streamed video. This year,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Jan 2007 10:58 PM | read this entry

January 14, 2007

back to old fashioned, dial-up

Well, I've been without internet connection for the last few days. I was moving. The new place isn't far from my old place, but it took me lots of time and energy for this move. Over the last few... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Jan 2007 10:38 AM | read this entry

January 10, 2007

iPhone is out

Apple has introduced iPhone, finally. iPhone has been a long rumour in many Apple rumour sites. From Apple's website, iPhone looks great. When I decide to get rid of my Sony Ericsson K750i, I will get an iPhone to replace... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Jan 2007 7:24 AM | read this entry

December 17, 2006

ImageWell 3, easier and faster than Photoshop

I've been using Photoshop Elements for years, I bought Photoshop Elements not long after I got my first Mac. The main reason I use Photoshop Elements is that I am not a Photoshop expert, and I don't see the need... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Dec 2006 2:03 PM | read this entry

December 9, 2006

two Lithium batteries last 5 weeks

I got my iMac on 1st November, it's a great Mac, and I still love it. The iMac comes with Apple Wireless Mighty Mouse and Keyboard (Bluetooth). Apple provides some nice Energizer e2 Lithium batteries for the Wireless Mighty... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Dec 2006 7:08 AM | read this entry

December 8, 2006

latest Carlson Twins wallpaper

I updated my desktop wallpaper. Can you guess what I used? It's Carlson Twins, but only one. It's Lane Carlson, from V Magazine's The Alphabulous under E is for Eden. Body art by Peter Philips. Another screenshot of an earlier... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Dec 2006 9:54 AM | read this entry

December 1, 2006

Black Friday in Apple Store

Just a gentle reminder, for today only, Apple Store (online) in Australia and the UK is having special discounts. If you want to buy something from Apple, this could be a great time.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Dec 2006 5:59 AM | read this entry

November 12, 2006

Vista RC1 under Boot Camp on iMac

Finally, I installed Windows Vista RC 1 (evaluation copy) under Apple Boot Camp 1.1.2 beta on my new iMac. The installation is quite easy and straight forward. In short, you can follow this HOW TO guide. In my case, I... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 12 Nov 2006 4:27 PM | read this entry

November 1, 2006

Kochie is a Mac user!

Today on Sunrise, they have a talk about Mac vs PC. It was good to know that Kochie is a Mac user! I was lucky enough to have a photo with David Koch 'Kochie' last Friday after filming of Where... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Nov 2006 9:06 AM | read this entry

October 5, 2006

Cha-Ching 0.2, a fun way to manage your money

I saw TUAW mentioned Cha-Ching today. The first thought about Cha-Ching is Delicious Library. Like Delicious Library, Cha-Ching is fun-to-use and useful application, it's a money managing application that makes tracking down your spending more enjoyable. Strictly speaking, Cha-Ching is... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 05 Oct 2006 3:32 PM | read this entry

October 3, 2006

reverse Fetching problem?

Fetch 5 interface I mentioned Fetch 5.1 in MacCentre701. It's a great software, I've been using it since Mac Systems 7 days. With the new Fetch 5.1, I noticed that I've been having problem uploading large files with Fetch. It... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 Oct 2006 9:49 AM | read this entry

September 23, 2006

before iMac, iPod... what did people predict about Apple

David Pogue wrote a nice blog entry on Apple. He corrected all the magazines predicted about Apple 10 years ago. 10 years ago, Steve Jobs hadn't returned to Apple yet, the juicy iMac hadn't released yet, Microsoft hadn't acquired... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 Sep 2006 11:05 AM | read this entry

September 13, 2006

new iPods, iTunes 7, and upcoming iTV

Apple has released new iPods, new iPod nanos, and iTunes 7. Apple also announced the new iPod shuffle and the upcoming iTV. Please check out MacCentre701 for more detailed report on those products. What's interesting is the videos from iTunes... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Sep 2006 3:00 PM | read this entry

August 17, 2006

Elgato EyeTV for DTT

Finally, I got myself an Elgato EyeTV for DTT. I can now watch digital television. The analogue signal for television will be switched over to digital signal in year 2011 or 2012, according to Digital Broadcasting Australia. I don't have... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Aug 2006 3:06 PM | read this entry

August 9, 2006

remarkably similar

Just some screenshots from the stream of WWDC06 Keynote. It's not hard to notice the interface of upcoming Windows Vista looks just like Mac OS X Tiger, released more than one year ago, on 29th April 2005. The default layout:... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Aug 2006 1:07 PM | read this entry

August 6, 2006

’Twas the night before WWDC

’Twas the night before Keynote, when all through the conference. Not a creature was stirring, not even a cat. All MacBooks were fully recharged with care, In hopes that Steve Jobs soon would be there. The audiences were ready all... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Aug 2006 11:02 PM | read this entry

June 18, 2006

MagSafe Power Adapter

Apple's MagSafe Power Adapter really works on preventing MacBook or MacBook Pro flying off the desk of the power cord is tripped. Power play The MagSafe Power Adapter is just that: a magnetic connection instead of a physical one. So... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Jun 2006 3:19 PM | read this entry

June 17, 2006

me inside a MacBook

Me, inside a MacBook The page showing is me in Wonderland Sydney. It was taken in Academy Store, Bondi Junction. The MacBook does look good :-) related blog entry: Wonderland Sydney (29 January, 2003)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Jun 2006 11:35 AM | read this entry

June 16, 2006

AirTune to multiple speakers

One of the major complains of AirPort Express Base Station with AirTunes is you can't stream to multiple speakers at once. I just noticed that actually you can, this feature is available since iTunes 6.0.2 (undocumentated). Simply select "Multiple Speakers"... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Jun 2006 12:44 PM | read this entry

June 15, 2006

Academy Store Bondi Junction

Academy Store Bondi Junction, previously known as AppleCentre TaylorSquare opened tonight at 7:00 PM, and I was there. Shortly after AppleTalk Meet, we went to queue outside the new Apple store. Academy Store is not an official Apple Store, but... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 Jun 2006 11:27 PM | read this entry

June 9, 2006

Kitten vs Front Row

An interesting video: Apparently, the kitten likes the iTunes icon in Apple's Front Row. This movie is available at Your Tube. Enjoy!... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Jun 2006 5:44 PM | read this entry

June 2, 2006

cheapest dot Mac deal

I received a new copy of .Mac I purchased off eBay for AU$36 + $6 delivery. It's the cheapest dot Mac deal I've ever seen. The main feature of dot Mac is not just the webspace, but the convenience of... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Jun 2006 12:33 PM | read this entry

May 26, 2006

Cult of Mac Jr?

Even if you are not an Apple fan, you might have seen the photo on the right. It's the cover photo for the book The Cult of Mac. We all know Apple fans like to show off their devotion... such... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 May 2006 10:17 AM | read this entry

May 25, 2006

Photo Booth and iDisk

Last Saturday, John and I went to Myer department store at Westfield Bondi Junction. The first thing we checked was the Apple section in Myer. They have Apple MacBook Pro, and I was playing the Photo Booth application with the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 May 2006 9:01 AM | read this entry

May 16, 2006

Logitech V200 Cordless Notebook Mouse

Two years ago, I bought a Logitech mouse, Logitech Notebook Optical Mouse Plus. Last Saturday, I bought another excellent Logitech mouse - Logitech V200 Cordless Notebook Mouse, my 6th Logitech mouse... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 May 2006 9:33 AM | read this entry

April 28, 2006

two Carlson Twins wallpapers

I updated my desktop wallpaper. Can you guess what I used? It's Carlson Twins, again. Previously, I posted a collection of my Carlson Twins desktop wallpaper last November, I have one more to add to the collection. Lane and Kyle... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Apr 2006 9:21 AM | read this entry

April 7, 2006

it was bound to happen

If you decide to run Windows XP on the excellent Macs, although it boots natively, don't be surprised when you see something like: (source) News from The Daily Mac.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Apr 2006 8:24 AM | read this entry

April 6, 2006

Apple releases software to boot up Windows XP

Yes, it's official. Apple has released public beta of Boot Camp that enabled Intel-based Macs to install and boot up Windows XP. Booting up Windows on an Intel-based Mac is not a news, but this time, the support (of installing/booting)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Apr 2006 11:52 AM | read this entry

March 2, 2006

I was featured in a UK magazine

Okay, not really featured, but a silhouette picture of me was use in a quarterly magazine of the UK's biggest Mac User Group - YMUG (Yorkshire Mac User Group).... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Mar 2006 8:24 AM | read this entry

February 8, 2006

Carlson Twins again

I updated my desktop wallpaper. And it's Carlson Twins. Previously, I posted a collection of my Carlson Twins desktop wallpaper last November, I have one more to add to the addition. related blog: Carlson Twins (3 Nov, 2005)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Feb 2006 1:37 PM | read this entry

February 3, 2006

don't wake up your neighbours

If you shut down your Mac completely (instead of putting it into sleep), you might found yourself in situations that booting up a Mac is sometimes quite loud. Particularly if you have a Power Mac. StartupSound.prefPane is not a new... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 Feb 2006 2:17 PM | read this entry

January 13, 2006

Macworld San Francisco 2006 thing

Some of you might wonder why I did not have any entries on Macworld (MWSF), actually, I posted quite a few on MacCentre701, SillyDog701 Message Centre, The Daily Mac, OIKOS forums, and Jack Lin's applewoods. As for my own blog?... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Jan 2006 12:42 PM | read this entry

January 6, 2006

new year celebration with QuickTime VR

Want to see the new year celebration from the world in 360 panorama's view? All you need is QuickTime Player installed. (QuickTime VR to be exact.) check them out: New Year's Eve in QuickTime VR Very impressive! Just a... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Jan 2006 1:43 AM | read this entry

November 12, 2005

iSight priceless

What do you do in a Saturday afternoon with friends not living in the same country? Jo-ann (from Philippines) was eating lanzones, Erik (from Canada) was enjoying his apple with chopsticks, and I was having ice cream. Here's our parody... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 12 Nov 2005 6:30 PM | read this entry

November 3, 2005

Carlson Twins

A record of desktop wallpapers featuring Carlson Twins I posted on the net.
(note: picture intensive)

(read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 Nov 2005 9:12 AM | read this entry

October 25, 2005

iTunes Music Store Australia opens

iTunes Music Store (iTMS) opens in Australia. Some disappointments: Songs are priced at AU$1.69 per song, $16.99 per album, and AU$3.39 for Pixar shorts/music videos; (price at iTMS USA: US$0.99 per song, US$9.99 per album, US$1.99 per video) Sony BMG... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Oct 2005 1:57 PM | read this entry

October 24, 2005

Photo Booth is cool!

What is the coolest thing in the new iMac G5? Photo Booth, I'd say. > new iMac G5 with iSight camera built-in... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 24 Oct 2005 11:21 PM | read this entry

October 15, 2005

4.55 GB of Housewives

After yesterday's hard disk full problem, I moved lots of files from "Data3" to "Backups" partition, and I completed all Season 1's Desperate Housewives episodes. That's 4.55 GB full of the hottest TV series bought from iTunes Music Store!... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 Oct 2005 11:31 AM | read this entry

October 13, 2005

Desperate Housewives on iTunes

Yes, I've just downloaded the first episode of Desperate Housewives from iTunes. It costs me US$1.99. A good deal for TV episodes. I can choose all episodes of Desperate Housewives including the latest episode. The video can be play inside... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Oct 2005 5:28 PM | read this entry

September 8, 2005

new iTunes, new iPod, and new iTunes enabled phones

How could I not talk about Apple's new releases? Apple released iTunes 5, featuring Mail.app (Tiger) like skin and parental control, iPod nano, a new iPod line 62% smaller than iPod mini, colour screen, a new iTunes enabled mobile phone... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Sep 2005 2:02 PM | read this entry

August 4, 2005

i got my Mighty!

Apple announced Mighty Mouse yesterday, and I got my Mighty Mouse today. Mighty Mouse next to Pro Mouse: It's a great mouse! (More pictures follow...) Related news: Mighty Mouse, multi-button mouse with innovative scroll bar from Apple (MacCentre701, 3 August,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Aug 2005 6:35 PM | read this entry

July 8, 2005

my PowerBook is back! with a new harddisk

On 27th June, I reported S.M.A.R.T. failing in my PowerBook's hard disk. I got it back today. The harddisk is replaced with a new one (same model) under warranty. AppleCare is really good :-) Now, I have quite a few... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Jul 2005 4:21 PM | read this entry

June 30, 2005

dot Mac comes to rescue

Yes, dot Mac is really handy, it helps me a lot when my PowerBook is not available. On Monday I reported that I noticed S.M.A.R.T. failing in my PowerBook. I than bought a 200 GB HDD for my Power Mac,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Jun 2005 6:07 PM | read this entry

June 27, 2005

S.M.A.R.T. failing

I had this problem in my PowerBook's harddisk when I run Disk Utilities. S.M.A.R.T. Status: Failing Lucky, this PowerBook is still under warranty. My 12 inch PowerBook G4, 1.33GHz, with upgraded 80GB HDD @5400rpm SillyDog701 Message Centre discussion: S.M.A.R.T. failing... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Jun 2005 1:18 PM | read this entry

June 17, 2005

that's why

I've been wondering why my Objective-C (Cocoa) programme in Xcode runs fine under it, but I can't run it independently. The stupid "build configuration". It was "Debug" by default. Silly me.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Jun 2005 2:03 PM | read this entry

April 29, 2005

I got my Tiger

Antony received his copy of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger.

(read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Apr 2005 6:29 PM | read this entry

April 23, 2005

QuickTime movie

This is a short QuickTime movie, in streaming. pluginspage="http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/" target="quicktimeplayer"> (Stolen from currawong of Apple Talk AU)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 Apr 2005 12:16 AM | read this entry

April 21, 2005

I got dot Mac

As previously reported. I am received my .Mac retail box last night. And I am now connected with dot Mac service and enjoying my internet essentials from Apple. What special benefits do I have? as the name says, a great... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Apr 2005 12:53 AM | read this entry

April 19, 2005

.Mac on the way

Antony joined .Mac service.

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Posted by Antony on 19 Apr 2005 9:15 AM | read this entry

April 12, 2005

Tiger is coming, not that desperate

Apple announced Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger" will be available on 29th April. I've been waiting for it for a long time, but I am not that desperate about Tiger when compared to waiting for Desperate Housewives. (SillyDog701 Message Centre... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 12 Apr 2005 11:03 PM | read this entry

March 2, 2005

my iSight is back

and it's a new one! I took to AppleCentre TaylorSquare my iSight for repair last Saturday, and they replaced the iSight unit with a new one for me today. (It was ready for picking up yesterday.) My Mac can see... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Mar 2005 11:03 AM | read this entry

February 26, 2005

no iSight for few days

Well, I won't be online with "video" chat capability in iChat AV for next few days. I took my iSight to AppleCentre TaylorSquare for repair. My iSight is function normally, but the green light on top ("on air" indicator) does... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Feb 2005 5:32 PM | read this entry

February 22, 2005

home server online

Some of you know that I have an old Mac. Instead of sitting there for doing nothing, I decided to set that up as a server. And it works great! That Mac is not fast, but powerful enough to handle... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Feb 2005 11:49 PM | read this entry

February 19, 2005

AntCam701 online with QuickTime

AntCam701 was online successfully with QuickTime Streaming Server and video taken by iSight.

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Posted by Antony on 19 Feb 2005 11:38 PM | read this entry

December 26, 2004

only with Apple's Pro Mouse

With Apple's single button mouse, and the entire mouse is actually a button design. The beautiful Apple Pro Mouse or the bluetooth mouse has one unique feature that other multi-button mice (and the one with a wheel) can't match... You... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Dec 2004 1:45 AM | read this entry

December 16, 2004

short movie

A short movie of me and Gerard in Oxford St last Friday night. (QuickTime movie, 384KB) Since the picture/film taken last Friday was too old, I have to restore it with iMovie.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Dec 2004 8:47 PM | read this entry

December 11, 2004

AppleTalk Meet

I was in today's AppleTalk AU's Sydney Meet from 2pm to 4:45pm at Gloria Jeans (Oxford St). (I am the black one.) unmodified photo (note: 2MB filesize)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 11 Dec 2004 7:12 PM | read this entry

December 7, 2004

Two Macs, one iPod

If you have two Macs and one iPod, when you connect your iPod to another Mac that's not the main one, you will see this: According to Apple Discussion, you can, try to hold down the Ctrl + Shift keys... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Dec 2004 11:24 AM | read this entry

November 11, 2004

the making of iPod motion ads

Digital Producer has a news on the making of Apple's iPod TV commercial, Company 3's Alex Brodie Rocks with Apple's iPod. Brodie, who has a background in fine art and design and is a graduate of Londons Ravensbourne College of... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 11 Nov 2004 11:30 PM | read this entry

November 9, 2004

another iPod ads style

Another iPod ads style picture (silhouette). My first iPod style picture was shown in the Antony show blog entry. enjoy!... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Nov 2004 11:15 PM | read this entry

November 7, 2004

the Antony show

The Antony show. More iPod ads silhouette style? Well, I did not carry an iPod with me.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Nov 2004 1:56 PM | read this entry

October 2, 2004

iPod everywhere

iPod everywhere How could I not taking a picture of this? On Perisher Blue, a skiing location in Snowy Mountains, that nice green sign just so noticeable there.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Oct 2004 5:10 PM | read this entry

September 28, 2004

my pod has a new skin

Finally, I bought iSkin for my iPod.

(read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Sep 2004 10:55 AM | read this entry

September 27, 2004

Superb Lyrebird

QuickTime movie of Superb Lyrebird. (click above QuickTime for QuickTime movie, 7.8MB) I took the movie with my Canon PowerShot S50, and I have no idea what that Superb Lyrebird was doing. If you are interested in more information about... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Sep 2004 10:18 PM | read this entry

September 15, 2004

say hey

Yes, I like to chat. You can iChat with me if you see the following icon is lit, it means I am online. To iChat with me, you will need either an AIM screenname (free) or .Mac account. You can... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 Sep 2004 6:21 PM | read this entry

August 26, 2004

falling in love with Mac

Well, this is not a new story, one story I read few years back. It's rather interesting... It's about a relationship between two gay men, Mark lives in New York, Bryan in Austin, Texas. They had romantic candlelight dinner, via... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Aug 2004 9:11 PM | read this entry

August 19, 2004

iPod is quite big actually

The world's most popular music player - Apple iPod is actually quite big, when it is held by a baby. (picture stolen from Netscape's front page.)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Aug 2004 4:40 PM | read this entry

July 30, 2004

Monster has arrived

Yes, they've arrived! Presenting my Monster (whatever) Cable It's called "AirPort Express - Stereo Connection Kit with Monster Cables" (Again more pictures here.) Contents of the Stereo Connection Kit: one power cord, one mini stereo to dual RCA Monster cable,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Jul 2004 8:06 PM | read this entry

AirTunes

Yes, I now have AirTunes, thanks to AirPort Express. I simply connected my AirPort Express to the input of my stereo with a normal audio cable (a cheap one, am still waiting for Monster Cable). I can play music anywhere... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Jul 2004 11:15 AM | read this entry

July 29, 2004

I got my Expresses today

Yes, I received them! I received two a AirPort Expresses today. The Monster whatever cable is still waiting. More pictures at SillyDog701 Message Centre (thread).... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Jul 2004 6:16 PM | read this entry

July 26, 2004

Antony does not have an iPod

No, I don't have an iPod, can't afford one. And I started a club for non-iPod users in AppleTalk Australia. For iPod owners, they are in da club; and people like me... in dather club :-)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Jul 2004 4:05 PM | read this entry

July 22, 2004

Still waiting for the Express

I am still waiting for the AirPort Express. It has been available for a while in the USA, what about Australia?... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Jul 2004 6:32 PM | read this entry

June 19, 2004

Apple Centre Warringah Mall

Apple Centre opens in Warringah Mall today, and I was there. I spent about 40 minutes to get there, but spent about 10 minutes to find a parking in that *huge* mall. Warringah Mall is a very large mall. I... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Jun 2004 11:59 PM | read this entry

June 10, 2004

sneak preview of new Mac section

I've been working on the Mac section for SillyDog701, and it's coming very soon. A sneak preview of MacInfo701... the design is very similar to this AntBlog701, unless I have time to design something complete new. The name MacInfo701 might... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Jun 2004 12:19 PM | read this entry

May 15, 2004

another Logitech mouse

Another Logitech mouse I bought today. How many Logitech mice I've got? Logitech First Wheel Mouse Logitech iFeel MouseMan Logitech Cordless MouseMan Optical Logitech MouseMan Dual Optical presenting the new Logitech Notebook Optical Mouse Plus featuring small compact and cord... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 May 2004 5:53 PM | read this entry

May 4, 2004

presenting PowerBook 12"

Received my PowerBook 12, 1.33GHz, RevC

(read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 May 2004 4:43 PM | read this entry

April 24, 2004

the 20in has arrived

Yes, I bought a 20in Apple Cinema Display from Currawong (AppleTalk AU). And it's a great monitor. Perfect. Grumpy and the desktop. It's the desktop I am using for all my work. I am sure Grumpy likes my new Display.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 24 Apr 2004 8:30 PM | read this entry

April 15, 2004

a good machine to run Virtual PC

A good Mac for running Virtual PC :)

(read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 Apr 2004 8:07 PM | read this entry

April 8, 2004

Mandrake 10.0 on Mac

Finally, I have Mandrake Linux 10.0 Community installed on my Mac. Under Virtual PC for Mac of course. Nothing special about this Mandrake 10.0 under Mac. I can't get the internet going with Mandrake 10.0. I had no trouble with... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Apr 2004 2:03 AM | read this entry

April 6, 2004

Panther now

Yes, I am running Panther now. Even on my slow Mac, it's a lot faster than Jaguar! I should have upgraded it earlier!... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Apr 2004 2:27 AM | read this entry

March 29, 2004

FreeBSD on Mac, speeding up

Two days ago, I got FreeBSD's X11 running on Mac, but to be honest, it was really slow. Well, I can't complain much, since I only have a slow Mac (Power Mac G4 400MHz with 512MB RAM). Today, I configured... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Mar 2004 8:58 PM | read this entry

March 27, 2004

FreeBSD on Mac, X11 running

Finally, I got XFree86 running on FreeBSD 5.2.1. FreeBSD 5.2.1 was installed under Virtual PC 6 for Mac. Few days ago, I mentioned I couldn't run X11 under FreeBSD. What was the problem? I did not configure the video card,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Mar 2004 10:30 PM | read this entry

March 24, 2004

how to type accented characters

Mac is easier to use, of course I posted following in SD701 Forums, but somehow I like it, so I post it again here. Entering special character or accented character is very easy with a Mac. press the option key... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 24 Mar 2004 4:08 PM | read this entry

March 14, 2004

FreeBSD on Mac

I finally installed FreeBSD on Mac OS X, actually FreeBSD under Virtual PC (Mac). It took me many days trying this, but finally I got it installed. I can't get the Xfree86 running under Virtual PC 6 (VPC 6), Amit... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Mar 2004 10:05 PM | read this entry

March 2, 2004

it's wise to carry a spare battery

... or you might get arrested when you charge your laptop in public. A 23-year-old travelling Greenpeace activist arrested last year for plugging his Apple iBook into a railway station power socket. He apparently low on battery power. The electricity... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Mar 2004 2:36 PM | read this entry

February 6, 2004

WinExpos?

In early January, I reported a software called WinExpos that does exactly the same thing as the most popular feature in Apple's Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) operating system. (also in this forum thread.) One new member in SillyDog701 kindly... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Feb 2004 11:25 AM | read this entry

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