Telstra Mico Sim

15 06 2010

If you are a current telstra pre-paid customer as I am, here is what i did as an alternative to the iPad $20 per month for data. As I have an iPhone on telstra’s 3G network with a prepaid sim. I have accumulated quite a bit of credit. The deal is if you spend $60 you get 250 mins and 250 texts. I do get through the minutes but have thousands of text messages stacked up and a heap of money, as the cash you spend goes into your account for spending on other products such as data, extra voice minutes, or here lies the key, Credit Me To You. I purchased a normal prepaid sim from the T-life store ( this was the most difficult part of the process as for some reason the government now wants you to give your soul for a prepaid sim and this is a time consuming process with some hung over fool on a saturday morning). Then simply cut the sim down to size, it really is easy. I used a pair of nail scissors no worries at all. Place sim into iPad then use the credit me to you feature to the number designated to the sim in your iPad. You can only transfer $10 per day unfortunately.
If you are a current telstra pre-paid customer as I am, here is what i did as an alternative to the iPad $20 per month for data. As I have an iPhone on telstra’s 3G network with a prepaid sim. I have accumulated quite a bit of credit. The deal is if you spend $60 you get 250 mins and 250 texts. I do get through the minutes but have thousands of text messages stacked up and a heap of money, as the cash you spend goes into your account for spending on other products such as data, extra voice minutes, or here lies the key, Credit Me To You. I purchased a normal prepaid sim from the T-life store ( this was the most difficult part of the process as for some reason the government now wants you to give your soul for a prepaid sim and this is a time consuming process with some hung over fool on a saturday morning). Then simply cut the sim down to size, it really is easy. I used a pair of nail scissors no worries at all. Place sim into iPad then use the credit me to you feature to the number designated to the sim in your iPad. You can only transfer $10 per day unfortunately.


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Aperture 3

27 03 2010


Apple today released a pair of software updates, offering improvements for Aperture users while also updating iMovie to improve its ability to use video from Aperture.


Aperture 3.0.2 weighs in at 69.83 MB and requires Mac OS X 10.5.8 or 10.6.2. It offers a significant number of improvements throughout the application.This update improves overall stability and fixes issues in a number of areas. The key areas addressed include:

– Upgrading Aperture 1.x and 2.x libraries
– Importing libraries from iPhoto or from earlier versions of Aperture
– Importing hierarchical folders of photos into a library
– Adding names and confirming matches in Faces
– Reordering snapshots on the Faces corkboard
– Creating and saving print presets
– Duplicating metadata presets
– Adjustments using Curves, Straighten and Retouching
– Navigation of photos in the Viewer using scrolling
– Importing ratings, color labels and GPS data from XMP sidecar files
– IPTC metadata compatibility
– Deleting photos when emptying the Aperture Trash
– Exporting versions and libraries
Full details of the over 65 changes included in the update are available in the release notes.






Make ATO’s CSI software work on Snow Leopard

6 03 2010

  • Uninstall the old CSI software using the uninstaller that came with it, then download the latest version fromhttp://csi.business.gov.au and install it
  • Once installation is complete, right mouse click (or Control-Click) on the installer package called “CsiInstaller” and choose “Show Package Contents”
  • Double click on the Contents folder, then the Resources folder, then the “jarFiles” folder (not “jarFiles13”)
  • Drag the “csi.jar” file to the Desktop the close the current window. Then in a new Finder window navigate to “Macintosh HD > System > Library > Frameworks > JavaVM.framework > Home > lib > ext” and drag the “csi.jar” file from the Desktop to copy it into the “ext” folder.
  • For ATO support with this call 1300 139 373 between 7am and midnight or click here to send an email.






Telstra finally enables iPhone tethering

8 12 2009


After months of playing the blame game with Apple, Telstra quietly enabled iPhone tethering over the weekend.The change means Telstra iPhone users can now “tether” their iPhone to a notebook via USB or Bluetooth, providing the notebook with internet access via Telstra’s Next G mobile broadband network. It’s a trick you’ve been able to do with other Telstra phones for years, meaning you don’t have to buy a separate USB modem.

Australia’s other telcos introduced iPhone tethering not long after it became available with the iPhone 3.0 software update in June. Meanwhile Telstra insisted that Apple wouldn’t let it enabling tethering, while all Apple would say was that tethering decisions rest with the telco.

smh.com.au






Apple TV Update

2 11 2009


Engadget is reporting what everyone who has a twitchy refresh button already knows: iTunes 9.0.2 is out, bringing support to Apple TV 3.0. The iTunes update is available through Software Update.

The Apple TV update refreshes the look of the main menu, Genius Mixes and internet radio. It also adds iTunes Extras and LP support. Here’s the official press release.






Force links to open in new tabs in Safari

13 07 2009

safari512px1.pngIf you are anything like me, you get real sick of the fact that Safari always opens a new window when a link is clicked. While there is the simple solution of holding down the command key while clicking link. There is the lazy persons way also. Simply quit Safari and open Terminal.
Enter into terminal defaults write com.apple.Safari TargetedClicksCreateTabs -bool true then restart Safari. Now when links are clicked they will open in a new tab.
To turn it off enter into terminal defaults delete com.apple.Safari TargetedClicksCreateTabs
It isn’t that scary and achieves a great result.





Don’t Deal with this guy on Ebay

12 07 2009