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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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    lawrencium

    iPad Air 2 - Purchase & Delivery

    I wasn't aware of that, although we do have a 12w charger, but it's primarily used for my mother's iPhone. I don't think anything over 5w affects the

    lawrencium Today, 05:22 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    iPad Air 2 - Purchase & Delivery

    My iPad 2 charges faster with a 12W charger than a 10W one. The iPad 3 and 4 have the same batteries and the 3 and 4 both charge faster with the 12W even

    Oldmacs Today, 05:17 PM Go to last post
    leon

    iPad Air 2 - Purchase & Delivery

    iPad 4 and Air 1 came with 12W charger.

    leon Today, 01:28 PM Go to last post
    changa

    Family Sharing and iCloud storage/Drive are broken!

    Glad you have managed to sort out your problem, but the Gift Card process is not a 'workaround' it is how Gift Cards have always worked and has not changed

    changa Today, 01:28 PM Go to last post
    bigbod

    TNT treating customer badly. AGAIN!

    LOL... had exactly the same experience... my 5K iMac arrived on Monday in Newcastle. Interestingly, at the time of sale, it was listed as "delivers

    bigbod Today, 11:42 AM Go to last post
    Mullo

    how do you change your signature ?

    Thanks MacRowdy !!

    Mullo Today, 11:30 AM Go to last post
    lawrencium

    Tim Cook Speaks Up

    I'm sure most of you have heard about and/or read Tim Cook's editorial in Bloomberg Businessweek regarding his sexual orientation. Anyway, you can read

    lawrencium Today, 10:56 AM Go to last post
    Geoff3DMN

    Sound problem with upgrade to Yosemite

    I upgraded my 2013 Macbook Pro and now the sound level is greyed out. I can select internal speakers and when I click on a system test sound it works

    Geoff3DMN Today, 10:38 AM Go to last post
    lawrencium

    iPad Air 2 - Purchase & Delivery

    The iPad 1 came with a 10w adapter, as well as my iPad mini 2. I think it has more to do with the battery included in the device, and it's relative energy

    lawrencium Today, 10:37 AM Go to last post
    TimboC

    Family Sharing and iCloud storage/Drive are broken!

    Changa, many thanks for your thoughtful and helpful responses. I guess the purpose of my original was to point out two things:

    The first,

    TimboC Today, 09:47 AM Go to last post