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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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    Apple Return after 15 Days

    Do it ....I took my iMac on the last day after a speed bump....the young lady who served me stated the rule is 14 days after purchase but they would look

    Thermo690 Today, 08:49 AM Go to last post

    Do you want a bigger screen for the iPhone 6?

    I'm thinking you're right for we small handed people (mind you mine arent *that* small but by comparison with a friend of mine who one-hands a Samsung

    kyte Today, 07:08 AM Go to last post

    Enough screen damage to replace the LCD?

    I think that's been the way for quite a while, as my iPod touch had this in 2010 (full unit replacement) and my ipad twice in 2012.

    Oldmacs Today, 03:07 AM Go to last post

    Enough screen damage to replace the LCD?

    I overheard them talking about iPhones the other day and one of the genius bar staff said "We don't even bother with screens anymore, we replace

    Orestes Today, 01:34 AM Go to last post

    Apple Return after 15 Days

    It wont make any meaningful difference in any way to how you use your computer on a day to day basis period. The only difference it will make is in superfluous

    Orestes Today, 01:30 AM Go to last post

    Enough screen damage to replace the LCD?

    A couple of years ago I took my 17" MBP (Late 2011) into the Apple Store to get them to look at a squeaky hinge, left it with them for a couple of

    Back2Bedlam Yesterday, 10:12 PM Go to last post

    Apple Return after 15 Days

    No. Encoding might be slightly quicker on new one. I wouldn't bother.

    leon Yesterday, 10:11 PM Go to last post

    iPhone 3GS "popped"

    I managed to revive my bf's old Nokia 6230 (Nokia 6230 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia), purchased second hand from eBay in 2006 for his world backpacking

    julee86 Yesterday, 09:37 PM Go to last post

    Do you want a bigger screen for the iPhone 6?

    I have a bigger screen already, iPad mini. With that and a nicely sized iPhone 5 - that's all I want. I saw a woman in the street with some sort of android

    Tassiecelt Yesterday, 09:26 PM Go to last post

    Fantastical - vs Calendar

    Following the last update of Fantastical I thought I'd give it another try, so far, so good. Nice having calendar and Reminders in one app.

    Tassiecelt Yesterday, 09:01 PM Go to last post