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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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    Oldmacs

    imac logic board

    ^^^

    Slow but effective.

    My Macbook Pro has been in and out of the genius bar more times that i can count, so I've done

    Oldmacs Today, 11:54 AM Go to last post
    Byrd

    imac logic board

    Or put the old HD into an external drive, you can boot up of this too.

    Byrd Today, 11:23 AM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    imac logic board

    Have you looked into an Apple authorised repair place?

    Oldmacs Today, 11:02 AM Go to last post
    Bexford

    INDESIGN CS6 INTERACTIVE PDF HELL - NEED URGENT HELP!!!!

    Hi all

    I need to create an interactive PDF that contains a series of check boxes and text fields.

    The check boxes run over 2

    Bexford Today, 10:39 AM Go to last post
    Byrd

    imac logic board

    Sadly, buy a new one unless you're really attached to what you have (and the $1K part may not include labour which isn't an easy tear down). If you've

    Byrd Today, 10:00 AM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    10.10.3 Update

    And thus why I have complained directly to Apple. Sadly I doubt they will listen in this instance.

    Oldmacs Today, 09:54 AM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    10.10.3 Update

    I've objected over two threads that were quite related to photos. I may be arguing the same thing, but so are you over and over again.

    Oldmacs Today, 09:54 AM Go to last post
    prak97

    imac logic board

    I killed my 2011 iMac dead.....here's a tip , USB 7 port hub attached ...plug in the wrong power lead to it ...bang goes your logic board .
    Result

    prak97 Today, 09:00 AM Go to last post
    TimboC

    10.10.3 Update

    Don't get me wrong -- I'm an ardent supporter of constructive criticism, and indulge in it myself where necessary. My comment was directed at the particular

    TimboC Today, 08:48 AM Go to last post
    SteveClark

    HDD full of media files - how to back up

    Thanks for all the suggestions. I think the best bang for buck is the one to buy a drive large enough to back up both the computer and media drive via

    SteveClark Today, 08:10 AM Go to last post