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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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    Oldmacs

    World's oldest Mac user needs our help.

    If you book the Genius Bar appointment for him you can leave comments I'm pretty sure to tell them what they need to do?

    Oldmacs Today, 01:46 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    World's oldest Mac user needs our help.

    If he can get the imac to the apple store, I'm sure they can upgrade it to mavericks and install the latest version of Skype....

    Oldmacs Today, 01:45 PM Go to last post
    rpjallan

    Help! - User account not appearing after login

    See this:

    Enabling and using the "root" user in Mac OS X

    Let us know how you go.

    rpjallan Today, 01:23 PM Go to last post
    krolly

    World's oldest Mac user needs our help.

    hahaha
    No important emails on this computer. ;-)

    There would be so little point in him backing up because then he would have to

    krolly Today, 01:10 PM Go to last post
    DarkAvenger

    Help! - User account not appearing after login

    No I don't know how to log in as a root user? I tried, but couldn't figure it out as everything I can find on the net about how to log in as a root user

    DarkAvenger Today, 12:41 PM Go to last post
    rpjallan

    Help! - User account not appearing after login

    You might need to log in as root to fix this. Do you know how to do that?

    rpjallan Today, 11:42 AM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    World's oldest Mac user needs our help.

    There isn't a lot *the user* can screw up and they *usually* go pretty well...

    Those two wildcards usually conspire together. If you want

    The_Hawk Today, 11:15 AM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    World's oldest Mac user needs our help.

    ^^ that is a good idea, but there is that fear of it all stuffin up :/

    Oldmacs Today, 09:57 AM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    World's oldest Mac user needs our help.

    If you're sure it can run Mavericks, why not just download the installer and create a DVD (or USB) installer and post it to him??

    It's *mostly*

    The_Hawk Today, 09:07 AM Go to last post
    DarkAvenger

    Help! - User account not appearing after login

    I ran DiskWarrior and it reports no issues with any file or folder or the directory or even with the HD itself! All my files and folders are there so

    DarkAvenger Today, 03:58 AM Go to last post