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The Technology Geek is on Facebook

If you like what we’re doing here, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook!

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How NASA’s Nuclear Rockets Will Take Us Way Beyond Mars

Fascinating article on Gizmodo about how Nasa plans to restart its Nuclear Rocket programme from the 60′s and 70′s

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ProCutX is Now Free for a Limited Time

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If you haven’t seen this before, ProCutX is an iPad app that gives you a control surface for controlling FCPx. Its very nicely done and is a useful way to enhance your FCPx using experience. No Film school is reporting that the app is being given away free for a limited time. You can find it in the App store now. It’s normally $25 so get it while it’s free!

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Apple Apologies over China Warrantee Confusion, Publishes Open Letter from Tim Cook

In a rare move (although, becoming increasingly less rare) Apple has bowed to public pressure in China and published a letter from tim cook on apple’s china website setting out some changes to the repair of iPhones and apologising for the confusion over it’s previous policies.

What remains to be seen is whether or not it will be enough to stem the very public criticism from the Chinese media.

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The Strange Beauty of Airports Photographed From Above

Beautiful set of images from the Atlantic of various airports around the world, as seen from Above

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Scientists develop biological transistor that can command living cells

One step closer to Cylons. Just Sayin’!

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Apple Launching Pre NAB Campaign to Promote FCPX

FCPX has actually come a long way since its initial version, but there is still a long way to go. There was a time not so long ago, when video professionals eagerly awaited NAB to see what new features Apple would release in their usual update, which they often timed to coincide with the annual conference. Now all they get is an ad campaign?

So Apple, if you’re listening, I know you’ve addressed some of the big missing features, but If you want to win back Pros, you need to fix the rest of it. You can start with the god awful “project” and “event” library set up and go back to proper projects. I want FCPX to survive. I want it to thrive. I want apple to look like it’s giving a crap about pro markets again, but it’s going to take more than an ad campaign. And this is just FCPX. There’s a whole bunch of Aperture and Logic users out there wondering what, if any future their favourite software might have.

[update] I stand corrected! They did release an update! - it’s pretty minor though. Mostly bug fixes and support for some new formats.

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BlackBerry surprises with quarterly profit, sales of 1M Z10 phones

Blackberry finally back in the black. Good for them. Now, just stop your CEO’s from making stupid comments about other companies and you’re set.

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Frustrated with iCloud, Apple’s developer community speaks up en masse

Good piece from Ars Technica. This is a situation that’s been bubbling away under the surface for the last year or so. I know many developers who have been growing increasingly frustrated by this, and I’m amazed they kept quite for so long. Their frustrations are completely justified too. Apple made a dogs dinner of this when they moved away from mobile me and they haven’t been very forthcoming or helpful to developers since either. Between this and the sandboxing issue, Apple’s arrogance and seeming unwillingness to address or even acknowledge developers concerns around these issues is very troubling (but not really surprising)

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Password Minder

And you thought 1 Password was good!

Hard to believe this isn’t a joke. I guess I should have waited a few days to post this !!

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How Macworld Produces its Podcasts

Great piece from Macworld on how they produce their podcasts. Some good tips in there.

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Alien 3

An alternate script for the 3rd instalment of Alien written by famed Science Fiction writer William Gibson. I haven’t read through it all yet, but it looks like it would have been much better than what did get made.

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Gmail push notification no longer works with Mail on new iOS devices

Google announced in December that the Microsoft Exchange support offered with Google Sync would be removed, and the company ended that support on January 30, 2013. For those who are using the Gmail push notification feature on existing hardware, there’s no cause for concern as Google has grandfathered in your accounts. However, when you get a new iOS device through an upgrade or replacement, you’ll find that you can no longer receive instant push notifications for Gmail accounts.

You know…. “Open”

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Unset iCloud as the Default Save Location

Good tip from Cult of mac for telling iCloud apps not to default to iCloud every time they open. This drives me mad sometimes, especially with Pixelmator and text edit. Good to know.

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The inevitable iWatch response

Speaking of the iWatch, this is funny. And so true.(via the Loop)

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