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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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    SRG

    4 Corners and Apple

    Whilst I didn't see the report tonight, you might find this interesting from Apple on their own audits and reporting Apple - Supplier Responsibility

    SRG Yesterday, 10:29 PM Go to last post
    SRG

    Geocaching - You learn something new everday

    Yes very funny Byrd. Does highlight the possible dangers. One of the girls at work is pretty into it at the moment and we were saying today, she needs

    SRG Yesterday, 10:24 PM Go to last post
    Tassiecelt

    4 Corners and Apple

    Tassiecelt Yesterday, 10:02 PM Go to last post
    cosmichobo

    Geocaching - You learn something new everday

    Laughing like Muttley here, Byrd! That's hilarious - if a lil scary.

    cosmichobo Yesterday, 09:59 PM Go to last post
    entropy

    9 March Apple event - What will we see

    It will be all about the watch. No other distractions.

    entropy Yesterday, 09:21 PM Go to last post
    Byrd

    Everything TAM...

    Boxed ones seem to come up a fair amount on eBay - this one is over priced like most of them. I couldn't keep it boxed like that - too good to use!

    Byrd Yesterday, 09:04 PM Go to last post
    Byrd

    HTPC - Mac Mini G4 vs 1,1 Core2Duo ?

    Target the sale of that final revision 1.5Ghz Mac Mini to Amiga enthusiasts on eBay to run MorphOS - you'll get at least $100 for it. Then buy a Core2Duo

    Byrd Yesterday, 09:03 PM Go to last post
    Byrd

    Geocaching - You learn something new everday

    I used to enjoy geocaching, and even set up a cache myself which was quite popular in Melbourne due to it being in a great location. It's kind of like

    Byrd Yesterday, 09:01 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    HTPC - Mac Mini G4 vs 1,1 Core2Duo ?

    Try getting a 2008-2010 ish Macbook (not one with GMA graphics) with a broken screen and no battery or something. I got a 2008 unibody Macbook for well

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 08:43 PM Go to last post
    Chundermuffin

    HTPC - Mac Mini G4 vs 1,1 Core2Duo ?

    How much is a PPC mini worth these days? Flog that first and put the money towards a newer Intel model.

    Chundermuffin Yesterday, 08:24 PM Go to last post