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    <a href="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/1982a_dwalker_meeting.gi_.jpg"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-10189" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/1982a_dwalker_meeting.gi_-300x205.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="205" /></a>So apparently some Ubuntu users weren't happy with the fact that the default wallpaper was made with the Mac version of Adobe Photoshop CS3, so they did what any normal person would do and <a href="https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-wallpapers/+bug/357218" target="_blank">filed a bug</a>.

    <a href="http://www.macstories.net/iphone/covert-brings-private-browsing-to-safari-cydia/" target="_blank">There's a jailbreak app to do the whole "private browsing" mode</a> on Mobile Safari, but if you take advantage of when Safari saves it's sessions, you can <a href="http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20080913022801470" target="_blank">get an unofficial private browsing mode on the iPhone</a> no jailbreak required!

    Along with that bizzare traffic light arrangement (and horrendous icon, depending on who you ask), iTunes 10 also brought with it*<a href="http://www.9to5mac.com/24861/little-known-itunes-10-benefit" target="_blank">the ability to play back music from any iOS device</a>, even without the "manually manage music" option ticked beforehand. This was possible before iTunes 10, but required the owner of the iPod to be manually managing their music which meant no automatic synching.

    TinkerTool is a great little app for modifying a whole number of preferences that you wouldn't normally be able to modify, and <a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/154204/2010/09/tinkertool.html" target="_blank">it's recent update just expands on the things you're able to tinker with</a> under the hood of your new Mac.

    There's nothing like a good set of iPad 2 predictions to start the morning, and iPhone App Storm have you covered. Retina displays get a mention, but they think <a href="http://iphone.appstorm.net/general/app-news/ipad-2-predictions/" target="_blank">it's all about the cameras</a>.

    If you're an avid user of Automator and all of it's actions, but find the interface a little lackluster, or even if you're just looking for an alternative <a href="http://mac.appstorm.net/reviews/utilities/cockpit-the-command-center-for-your-mac/" target="_blank">Cockpit for Mac is something that might interest you</a>.

    HyperMac make external batteries for Mac portables and all sorts of iOS devices, but the word on the street is that <a href="http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/09/apples-magsafe-lawsuit-tests-limits-of-first-sale-doctrine.ars" target="_blank">they're being sued for patent infringement</a> due to the proprietary MagSafe connectors found on their external battery packs.

    Time Machine has got you covered for automatic backups of your main hard drive, but what about your portable flash drives? <a href="http://mac.appstorm.net/how-to/hardware-how-to/automatically-backing-up-flash-drives-with-silverkeeper/" target="_blank">Enter SilverKeeper</a>.

    A month ago makers of Android handsets were talking about putting dual-core processors in their phones. Now they're talking about skipping dual cores and <a href="http://www.androidtapp.com/lets-skip-dual-core-processors-manufacturers-already-talking-quad/" target="_blank">going straight to quad cores instead</a>. In Soviet Russia, battery life eats you!

    There is a strange Japanese game on the App Store that <a href="http://dvice.com/archives/2010/09/ipad-kissing-ga.php" target="_blank">rewards mental concentration with a virtual kiss from a beautiful Japanese girl</a>. I told you it was strange but what's even stranger is how you'll look when you actually play it.
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    El Capitan: Let's talk about bugs and tips

    Finally my restore finished and all SEEMED to be ok EXCEPT for now I have an issue with the finder, I keep getting a message about the finder unexpectedly

    vid Today, 03:31 PM Go to last post

    El Capitan: Let's talk about bugs and tips

    I agree, but I didn't know there was any issue until it was too late, oh for the benefit of hindsight !

    vid Today, 11:50 AM Go to last post

    El Capitan: Let's talk about bugs and tips

    Think it would have been better to wait for Microsoft to update Office.

    harryb2448 Today, 08:54 AM Go to last post

    Safari 9 in El Cap

    Simple upgrade or clean install? Latter is my preferred option.

    harryb2448 Today, 08:51 AM Go to last post

    Safari 9 in El Cap

    Safari failed to open twice in 2 days. Ist reloaded Safari ok. This morning same problem. Not about to reload again. Has to be a corrupted file.

    BeePee Today, 06:17 AM Go to last post

    Music for a PC

    Don't worry - worked it out

    MarkW Yesterday, 06:33 PM Go to last post

    El Capitan: Let's talk about bugs and tips

    After reading other articles about issues with El Capitan in decided to revert back to Mavericks by restoring from my time machine back ups on my Time

    vid Yesterday, 06:11 PM Go to last post

    Music for a PC

    Hi folks this is probably really easy but I'm having a seniors moment and cant get anything to work.

    I have a few hundred music albums

    MarkW Yesterday, 05:30 PM Go to last post

    External HD unmounting

    I have connected both ways, and same thing happens either way. Mounts for a few seconds then disappears, but only on the on the iMac. I had it connected

    Owley Yesterday, 12:30 AM Go to last post
    Dog Knight

    Some Old Computers - Free to a good home

    Other than the G3 claimed by Neoxide, everything else is still available. Didn't receive any follow up from hunter.

    Let me know if any

    Dog Knight 5th October 2015, 10:39 PM Go to last post