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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

    Did anyone else buy the MacBook Air 11" through Kogan on eBay?

    Since subbing to groupbuy, I have not had a single email (no, not even to my junk mail) so I guess I'll unsubscribe again. Its worth keeping an eye on

    kyte Today, 06:56 AM Go to last post
    kyte

    Dead iPad battery after 3-years. Apple very unhelpful.

    It does stink, I agree. I wasnt thinking too well when I paid for a replacement OOW for the iPhone 3GS. I will never recover the cost of that. However,

    kyte Today, 06:50 AM Go to last post
    DarkAvenger

    Help! - User account not appearing after login

    I decided to go ahead with the 'How to log in as a root' so I logged out of the primary account and now 'Other' appears in the log in screen so i typed

    DarkAvenger Today, 12:57 AM Go to last post
    rpjallan

    Help! - User account not appearing after login

    Have a look at this:

    Mac Troubleshooting - Reset User Account Permissions

    rpjallan Today, 12:37 AM Go to last post
    rpjallan

    Help! - User account not appearing after login

    That's odd. If the root user is enabled then 'Disable Root User' should not be greyed out. It might be an idea to create a new user with admin privileges

    rpjallan Today, 12:30 AM Go to last post
    DarkAvenger

    Help! - User account not appearing after login

    Ok, currently the drop down menu under 'Edit' of the 'Directory Utility' shows:

    'Disable Root User' (greyed out)

    So does this

    DarkAvenger Today, 12:18 AM Go to last post
    rpjallan

    Help! - User account not appearing after login

    A password box should appear if the root user has never been enabled before. If it has been enabled before then you can just enable/disable it in that

    rpjallan Today, 12:07 AM Go to last post
    DarkAvenger

    Help! - User account not appearing after login

    I'm following the steps specific to 10.5.x and I'm stuck at step 6 which says:

    6. Enter the root password you wish to use in both the Password

    DarkAvenger Yesterday, 11:36 PM Go to last post
    cosmichobo

    XBox360 as HTPC?

    The Mini has been good as an "entry" HTPC... Plays most file formats, connected easily enough to the TV, controlled via screen sharing or Rowmote/Hippo

    cosmichobo Yesterday, 10:59 PM Go to last post
    julee86

    Cheap AppleCare for MacBookPro Retina?

    Is it this one? Buy AppleCare MacBook Pro 15 & 17" Plan | Read Reviews | Dick Smith Online Shopping

    $299

    julee86 Yesterday, 10:20 PM Go to last post