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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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    cosmichobo

    Everything TAM...

    Not recently, Jacobert...

    Life's kinda been in limbo for the past 3 years, so the TAM's not even had a chance of coming out of her box,

    cosmichobo Today, 07:28 PM Go to last post
    mick132

    Apple 30" Display

    Of course you can, in fact one business that I know run two monitors off each mac mini they have.

    mick132 Today, 06:02 PM Go to last post
    mick132

    Phone calls on an iPad under iOS 8

    I have tried to set this up on my MBP, but when I do the step above a box pops up on the phone saying that a code on my MBP should be entered into the

    mick132 Today, 05:58 PM Go to last post
    laughingbird

    Phone calls on an iPad under iOS 8

    I have now finally worked this out, so here is the answer incase anyone else is looking for it. This is probably only ever an issue if you dismissed the

    laughingbird Today, 05:30 PM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    Delete iTunes match./ start again

    I use iTunes match to sync between a couple of machines and while it can be a bit clunky/laggy while you wait for it to sync up to the cloud then back

    The_Hawk Today, 05:08 PM Go to last post
    soulman

    How to play Blu-ray Disc on Mac directly?

    The free BD player they link to in that article is fairly crippled when you go the actual web site and look at the features - doesn't even play 1080p

    soulman Today, 03:06 PM Go to last post
    soulman

    Apple 30" Display

    Can't see why not. You would need one of these I'd guess. There may be 3rd party options.

    soulman Today, 02:38 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Replacement for MBP 15"

    Why not put a SSD in your current laptop? You'd surely get some more years our your current machine

    Oldmacs Today, 12:09 PM Go to last post
    woofy

    How to play Blu-ray Disc on Mac directly?

    An external blu ray player for a start, and will need software to play it. Most are free. The link below will tell you most of what you need without reinventing

    woofy Today, 11:05 AM Go to last post
    Tassiecelt

    Replacement for MBP 15"

    Thanks for the replies, I plan to upgrade Dropbox also. I downgraded it when iCloud improved their prices - but soon saw that all the storage I have with

    Tassiecelt Today, 10:58 AM Go to last post