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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

    Microsoft Outlook running like a dog on Yosemite

    A patch? Where on earth is the new Office full stop?

    woofy Today, 11:42 AM Go to last post
    Back2Bedlam

    iPhone 6 cases

    Just to add to the list;

    I bought the iconic slim card case. Beautiful, slim, and made of a very soft leather. Fits the phone perfectly.

    Back2Bedlam Today, 11:17 AM Go to last post
    changa

    iphone charging cables

    Following on from the post by Warthog, they look fake. Also the listing is full of typographical and grammatical errors (which to me is not a good sign).

    changa Today, 10:22 AM Go to last post
    rmb3218

    iphone charging cables

    Anybody used these cables. I emailed the seller to confirm they are genuine.

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/100-Genui...:X:RTQ:AU:1123

    rmb3218 Today, 09:22 AM Go to last post
    NORMANDY

    Microsoft Outlook running like a dog on Yosemite

    yea by 2015 they might release a patch !

    NORMANDY Today, 07:08 AM Go to last post
    GeoffP

    Suggestions for replacement ADSL modem & switch

    Well, after a week the AC68U is running like a charm.
    My downstream sync speed increased from about 7800kbps to 8150 kbps (upstream stayed the

    GeoffP Today, 05:42 AM Go to last post
    GeoffP

    Microsoft Outlook running like a dog on Yosemite

    me 2

    GeoffP Today, 05:39 AM Go to last post
    kerr

    I want a standalone calendar app

    The way it works in the two calendar apps I mentioned in my original post.

    Maybe you don't understand how it works exactly.

    kerr Yesterday, 11:43 PM Go to last post
    PO15KA

    Apple disappoints me

    Hi all

    But isn't all this in line with what is actually happening to the PC market anyway?
    Microsoft ruined windows with the release

    PO15KA Yesterday, 10:29 PM Go to last post
    susiegb

    FileVault - thoughts?

    Just updated my Macbook Air to Yosemite and I notice the default option is to use FileVault. I've never really thought about using it - does anyone have

    susiegb Yesterday, 09:16 PM Go to last post