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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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    blujein

    Launchpad resets after every system restart

    I've recently purchased an Apple iMac with Retina 5K display and I've found an issue whereby the custom order of icons within Launchpad resets every time

    blujein Today, 01:50 PM Go to last post
    swoffa

    Photos sent from Apple mail arrive as shrunken icons

    Oh, That has to be better Sue, thanks.
    For years I've been changing the email to plain text each time I send attachments. Never noticed the windows

    swoffa Today, 11:33 AM Go to last post
    elliotg

    Photos sent from Apple mail arrive as shrunken icons

    Thanks Sue. I will suggest this change to my friend and let you know if it works!

    Elliot

    elliotg Today, 08:44 AM Go to last post
    kyte

    Photos sent from Apple mail arrive as shrunken icons

    I'm just testing this out by sending from my mail.app to my outlook.com account, but its a bit slow. I wonder if she has not checked "Send as Window

    kyte Today, 08:26 AM Go to last post
    DagrtheSnide

    XBOX ONE corner

    Love the xbone, just wish I had more time to play it.





    I also just brought a Nokia 1520 for $436, awesome phone.

    DagrtheSnide Today, 08:21 AM Go to last post
    kyte

    Google and Apple maps

    Oh, I'm sorry. No clue. And to be honest, I am really surprised that they would pull a feature like that. Wonder why they did...

    kyte Today, 08:09 AM Go to last post
    MarkNoosa

    Mail and Gmail: replies coming back to the wrong account

    Hi there Mac OSX & Mail sleuths.

    I've been a Mac and Mail user for many years, and have come across a puzzling problem with Mail since

    MarkNoosa Yesterday, 07:03 PM Go to last post
    gbrm

    Mac Mini

    Thanks Leon for your thoughts. It is good to know your 2010 model is fit enough. And good point re. RAM. I did not realise that you can't upgrade it in

    gbrm Yesterday, 06:55 PM Go to last post
    LaPastenague

    I need 7.7.1 firmware for Time Capsule

    To anyone who bought a A1470 Time Capsule when they first came out, and running the same Mac as when they did the upgrade.. the firmware is stored here.

    LaPastenague Yesterday, 06:48 PM Go to last post
    olfella

    Random Photography Thread V5.0

    Now she has her ears up! Nice shot.

    olfella Yesterday, 04:59 PM Go to last post