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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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    ThankDog

    Rarrrrgh

    Yeah, 128GB would be fine. As I said upthread, I just don't have much need for big storage these days. I do have a need for speed though.

    ThankDog Today, 12:30 AM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Rarrrrgh

    How big a hard drive do you need?

    IMHO The MX 100 is exactly what you need. Its a very good SSD.

    Oldmacs Today, 12:26 AM Go to last post
    ThankDog

    Rarrrrgh

    I wonder if anyone here would be willing to install one for... err... umm... coffee?

    Of course, I'd still have to find the money to buy

    ThankDog Yesterday, 10:26 PM Go to last post
    kyte

    Not suited to the Private Sector...

    Then here's something you can do for yourself, whilst waiting to see what comes next: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. and you don't even have to leave

    kyte Yesterday, 05:45 PM Go to last post
    mick132

    Clean my Mac

    I bought the package only a couple of days before Clean My Mac 3 was released. It has a different interface and seems to do the job OK.

    mick132 Yesterday, 05:38 PM Go to last post
    MissionMan

    Not suited to the Private Sector...

    Your comments about overthinking are partially as a result of the position you are in. I.e. the longer you stay in your job, the more demotivated you

    MissionMan Yesterday, 05:16 PM Go to last post
    cosmichobo

    Not suited to the Private Sector...

    What I tend to do is over-think everything. So before I pick up the phone, I've already determined that I'm not suitable for the job, or the job's already

    cosmichobo Yesterday, 01:28 PM Go to last post
    younge

    Rarrrrgh

    Yep, the Samsungs (840 EVO, 850 EVO) are quite affordable, high performance and easy to obtain.

    They also get great reviews wherever you

    younge Yesterday, 12:31 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Not suited to the Private Sector...

    While that is true, there are some caring people on here. Your thread however if I remember correctly was bombarded by heartless people, who for some

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 11:34 AM Go to last post
    simonm

    Not suited to the Private Sector...

    I started a thread like this a while back.

    My advice is...don't seek personal support or advice from nerds on a tech site. Nerds tend

    simonm Yesterday, 11:08 AM Go to last post