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UPDATE: iOS 4.3 is now available as a general release. Plug your iOS device into iTunes and check for updates.
Apple has released the gold master of iOS 4.3 so it’s easy for anyone to upgrade now ahead of Apple’s official general public release. I’ve put together this easy guide below to help you out.
- Upgrade your iTunes to 10.2. It’s available now, just open iTunes and check for an update if you aren’t already on 10.2.
- Download the iOS 4.3 Gold Master for your device – iPhone 4 (link), iPhone 3GS (link), iPod Touch 4G (link), iPod Touch 3G (link), iPad 3G & WiFi (link)
- Connect and sync your iOS device via USB and make sure to do a backup
- In iTunes hold Alt (shift on PC) and click on the ‘Restore’ button then point it to one of the Gold Master files you’ve just downloaded.
- Wait 10-15 minutes while it restores to the new iOS 4.3
- iTunes will then recognise it as a new device. Restore from the backup you made at step 3 and you’ll be back in business just as before but now sporting a spanking new iOS 4.3!
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I’ve thought about getting into this for a few years and finally thought I’d give it a try this year. There are a few different ’365/Pic a Day’ sites and they are all pretty good – it’s the idea and concept that really works. Many people try and take the time to shoot something really special each day for it but as a photographer that’s the last thing I want to do. I’d like to show you (and myself in a year) things that really catch my eye and mean something to me visually or emotionally. That’s why I’m shooting ALL my 365 photos on my iPhone 4. It’s always with me and puts me on a level playing field with all other iPhone 4 owners. It’s not too late for you to get started, doesn’t matter if you miss the first little bit. Head to the 365 Project site here and follow me, I’ll follow you in turn.
Was just enjoying a quiet Sunday afternoon beer when this storm rolled in. Lasted only 10 mins but in that time it knocked down a few trees and raised my pool level by 30mm. Didn’t think I’d see that this arvo! (Shot on my iPhone)
After a week of crappy weather in Townsville I was pretty worried about the outlook for the wedding of former North Queensland Cowboy and Gold Coast Titan Brenton Bowen to Stevi Knagge. Luckily BB and Stevi were treated to one of the most amazing October days I can remember, capped off with a stunning sunset! Here’s a small selection of pics from their special day.
I guess I’ve earned the right to blow my own trumpet, at least for today. Last night I was honoured to win the 2010 Nikon-Walkley Australian Portrait Prize at a presentation in Sydney. I’ve never entered a photo competition as, to be honest, I have never really found made the time. This year I was prompted by fellow snappers Peter Wallis and Derek Moore to enter a couple of my Bob Katter pics in Australia’s equivalent to the Pulitzer Prize, the Walkley Awards. There are a few news clippings floating around the web – here, here, here
The Courier-Mail reporter Peter Michael assisted me to pen this entry statement that was included with my entry.
Kingmaker Bob Katter has almost become a caricature of himself with his maverick reputation, ten gallon hat, and cowboy boots.
Everyone in Katter Country, the vast electorate of Kennedy, knows the wily 65-year-old MP where he boasts a cult like status enjoying three-quarters of the two-party preferred vote.
But in the rest of Australia, the lawmaker who is likely to cast a deciding vote in Australia’s cliffhanger election is virtually unknown.
For insight into his political pedigree before turning Independent in outrage at rural de-regulation by the National Party, his dining room is dominated by a huge portrait of Red Ted Theodore, one of the giants of the Labor movement.
There’s also an impressive collection of bayonets and old Enfield rifles above a swag of war medals in the silver cabinet.
Love him or loathe him, Bob Katter is today one of the most powerful men in Australian politics.
“In some parts of my electorate the Coalition is about as popular as a black snake in a sleeping bag.
“Equally, in other parts a Labor supporter is as rare as a feathered frog on the Murranji Track.
“I simply want to go with whoever offers the best deal for the bush.
“I’ve been screaming into the wind for years. It’s time for a get square.”
I had the opportunity to photograph Katter as he arrived in Townsville on a light plane after travelling from his Charters Towers home on the day after the federal election. He had brought his grand-daughter Kate, 11 along for the ride. Katter was glued to the phone and Kate, being a little cold, threw on Katter’s jacket and ten gallon hat. Sitting with her lanky grandad between the ladies and gents bathrooms in the tiny aerodrome hanger she seemed excited to be thrust into the limelight.
The next day I headed out to Katter’s home in Charters Towers where I sat down to tea and lamingtons in the family lounge room. Katter, once again glued to the phone, threw a leg over the lounge chair and with his Enfield rifles proudly displayed on the wall I thought this was a perfect reflection of Katter, ‘the unknown’.
Photographs: Cameron Laird (0418 238811)
Shot for News Limited group
Published in The Courier-Mail, The Australian, Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun in the week following the federal election.