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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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    kyte

    Netflix+ Apple Tv

    Further to the above comment... I'm going to be cancelling my current account after they get it sorted, and then at the end of the month, I'll be signing

    kyte Today, 04:17 PM Go to last post
    kyte

    Need a quiet keyboard!

    Wireless - bluetooth?

    I'm using my castoff Logitech ipad keyboard case (it was detachable, not an enclosing one like I have now) as a BT

    kyte Today, 04:15 PM Go to last post
    LCGuy

    Need a quiet keyboard!

    At work I use a Dell wireless keyboard which is clicky and probably cost all of $2 to make. While its a dreadful keyboard to type on, its "good enough".

    LCGuy Today, 11:57 AM Go to last post
    kyte

    Eurovision!

    God no! Damned if I am going to pay to vote.

    kyte Today, 11:00 AM Go to last post
    SRG

    Eurovision!

    So did either of you vote live in the 15 minute window?

    SRG Today, 10:49 AM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Eurovision!

    I also watched it live

    Oldmacs Today, 10:20 AM Go to last post
    kyte

    Eurovision!

    Dear god. I watched the final this morning. Zips lips.

    kyte Today, 10:03 AM Go to last post
    kyte

    Netflix+ Apple Tv

    PlexConnect can be a bit complicated. Best check the PLex forums, and also for OpenPlex which makes the whole thing really easy.
    https://forums.plex.tv/index.php/for...v-plexconnect/

    kyte Today, 04:19 AM Go to last post
    Bethro

    Netflix+ Apple Tv

    Thanks Kyte and ThankDog, much appreciated. I'll keep on plugging with Netflix AU and give uFlix a try.
    And thanks for the mention of Plex Connect

    Bethro Yesterday, 06:07 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Eurovision!

    I know... I'm an Obsessive Eurovision fan and half my friends love it and half can't bear it :P

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 02:15 PM Go to last post