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    <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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    rpjallan

    Can't Burn Playlist To CD

    I wasn't quite sure where to put this question but here goes.

    I have been trying to burn some playlists to CD to play in an old car, both

    rpjallan Today, 03:09 PM Go to last post
    stomick

    Web + Email Hosting Recommendations in Newcastle?

    Thanks Hawk.
    Sorry for the late response - I thought I had enabled notifications of new posts, plus I had a busy weekend with kids stealing my time!

    stomick Today, 01:34 PM Go to last post
    tinhead88

    I've just switched to Mac - what's the best program to do... ?

    Buttercup, have you tried VLC? It's rare you come across a media file that VLC can't handle. Always my first choice.

    tinhead88 Today, 01:18 PM Go to last post
    Buttercup

    I've just switched to Mac - what's the best program to do... ?

    Thank you.

    I just tried to open a small, old, video file and was informed that i needed the updated Flip4Mac 3.3.6. I expect I can live

    Buttercup Today, 11:39 AM Go to last post
    leon

    I've just switched to Mac - what's the best program to do... ?

    There isn't one sorry.

    leon Today, 11:29 AM Go to last post
    Buttercup

    I've just switched to Mac - what's the best program to do... ?

    Is there an up-to-date version of this thread, please?

    Buttercup Today, 11:11 AM Go to last post
    Seele

    iPod Mini upgrade

    Thanks gentlemen, too bad the A$ is in a bit of a state but the fact that I have a bit of US$ in cash does not exactly help! I am familiar with the products

    Seele Yesterday, 10:06 PM Go to last post
    LCGuy

    iPod Mini upgrade

    I got mine from Other World Computing, back when the Aussie Dollar was a bit stronger than it is at the moment. I believe MacFixit should have the NewerTech

    LCGuy Yesterday, 09:38 PM Go to last post
    woofy

    iPod Mini upgrade

    I got one from macfixit locally.

    woofy Yesterday, 09:05 PM Go to last post
    Seele

    iPod Mini upgrade

    LCGuy,

    Thanks for your update, it sounds encouraging! I have been running the mini all day and it seems to make it works better: this current

    Seele Yesterday, 07:45 PM Go to last post