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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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    scottgrot

    Random Photography Thread V5.0

    Thanks swoffa! It feels like I have been gone a while. Yep. Sarah is still doing all of that stuff. Catch Children's Entertainment—Melbourne's Entertainment

    scottgrot Today, 07:22 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Tab browser switching in Safari on iPad (iOS 8).. Does it?

    Just saying that a lot of people have put a massive amount of effort into trying to revive the place - reduced site activity is coming when people stop

    Oldmacs Today, 07:02 PM Go to last post
    mechcon

    Tab browser switching in Safari on iPad (iOS 8).. Does it?

    I'm going to be cancelling my account with Mactalk. It used to be a vibrant forum with loads of helpful advice. Either way I found out eventually after

    mechcon Today, 01:58 PM Go to last post
    LaPastenague

    Airport Express and VOIP

    Correct.
    Very few routers block voip.. only a few Telstra released that accidently blocked the required ports.. cough gollum.. !!

    LaPastenague Today, 05:22 AM Go to last post
    cosmichobo

    G4/G5 Usability (aka Tell Me To Toss Them To The Collectors)

    Looks like a cool idea, Dog Knight! In fact, exactly what I was thinking was needed in this day and age... (though I'm sure Apple would object... FreeTV

    cosmichobo Yesterday, 07:03 PM Go to last post
    nibbles

    Aussie App store Price increases

    Nope, still plenty at $1.29. Probably the developer of that app deciding to jack up the price a little themselves.

    nibbles Yesterday, 05:04 PM Go to last post
    Mullo

    Aussie App store Price increases

    Has anyone else noticed that US $0.99 games are now $1.99 in the Aussie app store not $1.29 anymore ? Example launch centre pro on special for US $0.99

    Mullo Yesterday, 04:21 PM Go to last post
    Dog Knight

    G4/G5 Usability (aka Tell Me To Toss Them To The Collectors)

    If you got a few Mac's in your house (assuming you do), look into a EyeTV Netstream.

    Twin TV tuner that plugs directly into your network

    Dog Knight Yesterday, 03:54 PM Go to last post
    milliedog

    Text to Speech software

    This can be done using a terminal command or automator workflow, not that difficult.

    iClarified - Mac OS X - How to Record Text to Speech

    milliedog Yesterday, 11:15 AM Go to last post
    tonyberinson

    Adesso Bluetooth Slimtouch Keyboard For Mac

    I ordered this for Christmas and pick it up next week.

    I will do a review - unless someone else already had - but I can't find it..

    tonyberinson Yesterday, 10:06 AM Go to last post