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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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    Marcsteel

    Anyone done the 8.0.2 update?

    I've updated all my iOS devices and like others WiFi Sync no longer works and Bluetooth doesn't work either. I've followed the discussions on this particular

    Marcsteel Today, 07:20 AM Go to last post
    kyte

    iPad Air (6th Gen) & iPad mini (3rd Gen)

    I upgraded from the ipad1 to the ipad3, and like many, wish I had waited. The release of the 4 just 6 months later was a real slap in the face. I've

    kyte Today, 07:00 AM Go to last post
    glacierdave

    VMware Fusion or Parallels - Which One Has the Edge Now?

    These days I don't get all that worried about this choice.

    If you need Windows, it's probably for a few relatively common things that you

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    Orestes

    He's Alive! (School yard bullying story)

    Being Mr. Popular in school at that age I pretty much controlled three quarters of the year level cohort. I had an arch nemesis, named Liam. Well by gones

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    DarkAvenger

    Speed Download 5 no longer works!

    We have Speed Download 5.2.28 (universal binary) on our Powerbook G4 1.67 GHz running 10.5.8 however since moving all files and applications to our new

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    cosmichobo

    He's Alive! (School yard bullying story)

    Thank-you, kyte.

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    imacattack

    iPhone6 Synching Issues

    Give this a try it just worked for me reboot your iPhone plug it back into you mac DON'T select sync but instead select Back Up Now instead.

    imacattack Yesterday, 11:44 PM Go to last post
    imacattack

    Apple TV Won't Find Update ?

    The oldest is the 2010 model and it received the update the newer one has not ?

    imacattack Yesterday, 10:28 PM Go to last post
    Steeley

    Apple TV Won't Find Update ?

    If one of your Apple TVs is a 2nd generation model it won't receive the update. The update only applies to 3rd generation models. I'm guessing you may

    Steeley Yesterday, 10:25 PM Go to last post
    hawker

    iPhone 6 VS iPhone 6 Plus

    Not regretting getting the 6+ at all. Couple of people at work regretted getting the 6 when they played with my 6+. It does feel bigger but you get used

    hawker Yesterday, 09:49 PM Go to last post