• Friday Morning News

    <a href="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/1987a_dmenuez_laugh.gi_.jpg"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-11268" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/1987a_dmenuez_laugh.gi_-300x226.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="226" /></a>For a company that has been in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons lately, Adobe seems to be trying hard to make amends with the wider tech community. AppleInsider say that they're testing <a href="http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/11/17/adobe_testing_optimized_version_of_flash_for_apple s_macbook_air.html" target="_blank">an optimised version of Flash for the the MacBook Air</a>, but what Adobe probably don't realise is the Flash is the problem, not the solution.

    I've long since been a believer that the act of repairing permissions is akin to some sort of voodoo magic these days while it rarely does anything useful, the placebo effect it gives is soothing enough for Apple to still include it. Even Apple say that <a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/155768/2010/11/unrepairable_permissions.html" target="_blank">repairing permissions usually spits out messages you can ignore</a>.

    What happens if <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/18/steve-wozniak-android-will-be-the-dominant-smartphone-platform/?" target="_blank">Steve Wozniak says that Android will be the dominant smartphone OS</a>? What does it mean?

    For push notifications on the iPhone, it's hard to go past Boxcar. It got a pretty large update recently, <a href="http://appshopper.com/blog/2010/11/17/boxcar-gets-major-update-with-new-services-centralized-inbox-more/" target="_blank">bringing some new services and a cool new centralised inbox for messages</a>.

    See, the thing about iOS is that there are more games on the App Store <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/17/visualized-ios-has-more-games-than-four-generations-of-consoles/" target="_blank">than four generations of consoles combined</a>. While that number seems pretty large, bear in mind that a lot of those games are, to put it bluntly, utter crap.

    With all the creative-type apps available on the App Store these days, it's about time web designers started asking themselves <a href="http://boagworld.com/design/iphone-imagery" target="_blank">if the iPhone is the answer to website imagery</a>. Sure it is take a photo, process it in Instagram or your photo-processing app of choice, then put it on the web. Everyone's a hipster.

    Id Software have released RAGE upon the App Store <a href="http://toucharcade.com/2010/11/17/id-softwares-rage-hits-us-app-store/" target="_blank">in the form of an iPhone app called RAGE</a>. It's a shooter game, and it's very good pretty much exactly what you'd expect from those guys who brought us Quake and DOOM.

    "LittleIpsum is a handy app that will automatically generate latin text (the famous lorem ipsum dolar)<a href="http://osxdaily.com/2010/11/18/lorem-ipsum-generator-mac/" target="_blank"> directly from the Mac OS X menubar</a>."

    Facebook Neue is <a href="http://soggysh.it/facebook-neue/" target="_blank">an extension for Chrome or Safari that will make Facebook much nicer to use</a> by removing all the stuff that makes Facebook terrible.

    If your printer isn't officially supported by AirPrint, <a href="http://ecamm.com/mac/printopia/" target="_blank">Printopia for Mac is here to save the day</a>. If your Mac can print to it, your iPhone or iPad can too!
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    PCKid

    Volume button down only goes to one bar since iOS 8.1

    Thanks. Odd though seems like it's supposed to be on to work?

    PCKid Yesterday, 06:52 PM Go to last post
    Fitshaced

    "Hey Siri"

    It would be a nightmare if it was activated without needing to be on charge.

    Fitshaced Yesterday, 03:43 PM Go to last post
    ianpgonzaga

    "Hey Siri"

    i find that it activates when the tele is on or when music is playing

    in the car it's quite handy but sometimes road noise can get in the

    ianpgonzaga Yesterday, 03:14 PM Go to last post
    shiny

    Volume button down only goes to one bar since iOS 8.1

    Just tested it out and same thing. if you go to Settings > Sounds and turn off change with buttons it will go to mute and with it on it will just to

    shiny Yesterday, 01:49 PM Go to last post
    shiny

    iOS 8.1 is released

    Finally! You can turn off the Siri microphone on the keyboard. Good to see the camera roll is back.

    Caved in and updated my iPad 2. Initially

    shiny Yesterday, 01:36 PM Go to last post
    davemc

    "Hey Siri"

    it be funny if you could rename it...
    I still find it does not understand me a lot of the time, although the wife says the same

    davemc Yesterday, 01:31 PM Go to last post
    Fitshaced

    "Hey Siri"

    What's it called?

    Fitshaced Yesterday, 11:26 AM Go to last post
    mmulhern

    "Hey Siri"

    Yes, interested in trying it in the car - but I don't don't go "Hey!" when I want someones attention, and my phone is not called Siri.

    mmulhern Yesterday, 10:52 AM Go to last post
    Fitshaced

    "Hey Siri"

    I dont believe there is. I somehow activated Hey Siri in my asleep and woke up to the sound it makes when it thinks you have finished speaking.

    Fitshaced Yesterday, 10:39 AM Go to last post
    Warthog

    iPad Air 2 - first impressions

    I like it. Soon they will be that thin, that you will be holding just a piece of sapphire glass.

    Warthog Yesterday, 10:32 AM Go to last post