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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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    Thingme

    Yosemite installer to flash drive instruction?

    I went to use Aust MacWorld's terminal method but noticed the sudo command was wrong when comparing it to others' methods. Eventually created the USB

    Thingme Today, 06:22 AM Go to last post
    kyte

    Yosemite installer to flash drive instruction?

    Its caught a friend of mine who moved to Tassie, to the remote northwest, and who only has some awful Optus 3G connection with some stupid low data allowance.

    kyte Today, 05:56 AM Go to last post
    Byrd

    Rejuvenating G4 PowerBook with dead optical drive & PRAM battery

    Welcome Gairlochan

    What model is the G4 PowerBook? It's worth noting first off that none are worth more than $100 these days so you won't

    Byrd Today, 05:52 AM Go to last post
    Gairlochan

    Rejuvenating G4 PowerBook with dead optical drive & PRAM battery

    I have an old G4 PowerBook which hasn't been used for years, and which has a dead optical drive, a dead PRAM battery and a dead main battery, and I'd

    Gairlochan Today, 02:33 AM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    Warning: 1Password 5 from web store won't sync with iCloud - must buy Mac App Store v

    I've been using dropbox since the start and it hasn't missed a beat. When they first introduced iCloud syncing I thought about migrating but never bothered.

    The_Hawk Yesterday, 08:10 PM Go to last post
    tommy41950

    Apple disappoints me

    An interesting discussion.
    I have a 2010 MBP 15" in which I lately installed 8gb of RAM and a 1TB hard drive - it's made a great difference

    tommy41950 Yesterday, 07:59 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    iPad Air 2 - Purchase & Delivery

    I played with one yesterday... man they're as light as a feather. I want one!!!

    Too bad that I'm waiting another year or so to upgrade

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 07:39 PM Go to last post
    leon

    iPad Air 2 - Purchase & Delivery

    My Air 1 didn't have any. Wish it did.

    leon Yesterday, 07:20 PM Go to last post
    leon

    iPad Air 2 - first impressions

    Wife received hers yesterday.

    I'm surprised at how quick it is compared to my iPad Air (which itself is no slouch).
    Boot is at least

    leon Yesterday, 07:18 PM Go to last post
    leon

    Returning iPad Air 2 to Apple Online Store

    Refund only comes back once they receive your defective item and someone checks it.

    Then there is the up to 10 business days for the refund

    leon Yesterday, 07:15 PM Go to last post