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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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    jastormont

    DO we need a antivirus? If so who??

    How is the glass house?

    jastormont Today, 02:29 AM Go to last post
    Orestes

    DO we need a antivirus? If so who??

    While the claim has been dropped, it's still as valid as ever... Half of a threat got out in the wild and users had to install it.... Nothing is impenetrable

    Orestes Yesterday, 08:22 PM Go to last post
    susiegb

    iTunes gift cards 20% off

    At Dick Smiths! Just saw it advertised on TV ...

    susiegb Yesterday, 08:09 PM Go to last post
    b00

    Finder not showing external drive folders

    Left click on the desktop. Then go top left menu, finder>preferences. Should be an option in there to show external HDD's on the desktop from memory.

    b00 Yesterday, 07:56 PM Go to last post
    leon

    Mac Pro CPU Fan issue (4.1 2009 model)

    If your hanging to replace boards, try and get a dual CPU 2009 daughter board or if you have to replace backplane as well, try and get a 2010 backplane

    leon Yesterday, 07:48 PM Go to last post
    Insanesna1l

    Finder not showing external drive folders

    Hi all,

    I am new to the mac scene although have been using computers for the past 20+ years. About a year ago I purchased an Imac 27inch

    Insanesna1l Yesterday, 06:56 PM Go to last post
    auckland

    OS X Yosemite Public Beta

    It's beautiful

    auckland Yesterday, 06:08 PM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    Anyone found a good use for Launchpad yet?

    It's a step towards an iOS/OSX hybrid device like the surface pro... Something I would seriously consider. Imagine an 11" MacBook Air with a clip

    The_Hawk Yesterday, 05:03 PM Go to last post
    jastormont

    DO we need a antivirus? If so who??

    http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/c...703-21ei4.html

    Good read for some.

    jastormont Yesterday, 03:38 PM Go to last post
    jastormont

    Mac Pro CPU Fan issue (4.1 2009 model)

    I probably could have but the seller has been good and we have come to a good arrangement to allow me to fix it. They know if I give it back it becomes

    jastormont Yesterday, 03:32 PM Go to last post