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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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    woofy

    Someone Else's ID on BNIB iPhone 6 Plus

    I can't explain it. but spent a tonne of time looking into why one of the work phones we sold had this issue. Googling the email address that it kept

    woofy Today, 08:23 PM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    Someone Else's ID on BNIB iPhone 6 Plus

    Would an app from another account make it onto your iPhone without at least the computer being authorised?

    As for music/movies, same question.

    The_Hawk Today, 05:39 PM Go to last post
    Erwin

    What's happened to mac talk?

    For the record, if Niche is willing, there are people like myself willing to help out or even buy-in/out.

    Erwin Today, 02:29 PM Go to last post
    kyte

    What's happened to mac talk?

    That was the point I was making. I looked at the member list, there are 3 admins that I could see, and only one has been on site recently (17/8). of

    kyte Today, 02:03 PM Go to last post
    DJY

    Apple Photo with Yosemite

    I have stuck with iPhoto as well as I didn't like the early reviews and info I was reading about Photos.

    However, now I'm really missing

    DJY Today, 01:49 PM Go to last post
    woofy

    Someone Else's ID on BNIB iPhone 6 Plus

    It's nothing to do with the phone. It's to do with you having a music file or whatever that you put onto the new phone that had an appleID attached to

    woofy Today, 12:49 PM Go to last post
    Mikey

    Macbook Pro Retina keeps crashing

    I went to Apple Highpoint the other day. I can't fault their service. I had random crashes when using Chrome, and he ran a bunch of tests and suggested

    Mikey Today, 12:22 PM Go to last post
    Goodbye

    What's happened to mac talk?

    We had a brief discussion about this in the Moderators forum a few weeks ago, and unfortunately the consensus from us is that without Niche handing over

    Goodbye Today, 10:56 AM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    What's happened to mac talk?

    I'm not being paranoid, I'm just curious who exactly you're talking about as I never see Niche employees around, I haven't really for a year or so.

    Oldmacs Today, 09:27 AM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    Macbook Pro Retina keeps crashing

    My 2013 rMBP also does strange things from time to time. Every now and again the app I'm using beach balls, then anything else I switch to beach balls...

    The_Hawk Today, 09:17 AM Go to last post