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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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    kyte

    Best pre-paid plan for son's iPhone?

    There are no data plans on Simplicity. Thats why thats the one with cheap calls and texts. You buy browse plus.
    I switch to Simplicity the next

    kyte Today, 10:02 AM Go to last post
    kyte

    iTunes 12 downloading duplicates of purchased songs

    Made a backup of your itunes somewhere?

    kyte Today, 09:40 AM Go to last post
    Dog Knight

    G4/G5 Usability (aka Tell Me To Toss Them To The Collectors)

    Well yes. Any TV tuner is going to benefit from a direct aerial connection. Especially one with dual tuners. But once setup, works a treat.

    Dog Knight Today, 08:28 AM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    Can I charge my 2012 iPad mini with the new iPhone 6 AC charger?

    Yep it's about twice as long, but you have the amps wrong

    The 5W charger puts out 1Amp, the 12W charger is 2.4A (the older 10W Charger

    The_Hawk Today, 07:42 AM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Apple's Christmas Ad

    I love that commercial. So simple but so powerful!

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 09:47 PM Go to last post
    lawrencium

    Apple's Christmas Ad

    It is quite beautiful. I think they're keeping in with the theme of last year's "Misunderstood" holiday ad. It might even become a tradition.

    lawrencium Yesterday, 07:32 PM Go to last post
    lawrencium

    How can I delete achievements/points from Game Center

    Hm, why exactly do you want to delete the points? I thought deleting the game from your device would give you the option to remove it from Game Center?

    lawrencium Yesterday, 07:20 PM Go to last post
    lawrencium

    Tab browser switching in Safari on iPad (iOS 8).. Does it?

    Well, I guess that answers your rather unnecessary statement of the "place" being "dead"; if the readers of this topic don't have

    lawrencium Yesterday, 07:16 PM Go to last post
    lawrencium

    Can I charge my 2012 iPad mini with the new iPhone 6 AC charger?

    Yes, about that long.

    lawrencium Yesterday, 07:13 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    G4/G5 Usability (aka Tell Me To Toss Them To The Collectors)

    We bought an Eyetv net stream and were VERY disappointed!

    You have to have your aerial next to your router for it to work so the net stream

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 03:49 PM Go to last post