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    Apple have started an App Store fan page on Facebook. "Hello Hell, yes, I'd like to check if you guys have frozen over? You have? I thought so. Ballmer? Yeah, he's still alive - you can take him soon." Via the fan page, Apple will put up links to apps they recommend. It has over 28,000 fans already, so if you're a developer, this is a good thing.

    Amazon are planning to release a Kindle iPad app. Hopefully Apple allow it on to the App Store - competition is a good thing. Plus then all that content I purchased for my Kindle won't be thrown down the toilet when I sell my Kindle once the iPad comes out.

    Jean-Louis Gassée, former Apple executive, co-founder of of Be (who were supposed to be purchased by Apple, but Apple nabbed NeXT instead), is writing about how Palm stuffed it all up and should just go away and die as they're not even worth buying.

    Charlie Miller, who you may know from other security exploits as gaining remote access to a MacBook Air to win $10,000 and hacking an iPhone via SMS - is going to present at CanSecWest, a security conference in Vancouver. He plans to to expose 20 new Mac OS X exploits which revolve around Preview and PDFs. Batten down the hatches lads.

    A bunch of Germans have made a prototype iPad app called midipad - basically, it's a multi-touch MIDI controller, much like the Lemur, but cheaper and running on an iPad. If you're into music, you probably want to check this bad boy out.

    Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty wrote up a report on Apple's China efforts for investors and part of this included some enlightening research as to Apple's retail success. It seems that there is a positive correlation between Apple opening retail stores and the growth of Mac sales. So basically - more official Apple stores = more people buying Macs. Where as in the past, more Apple resellers/retailers hasn't always equalled more Mac sales. Also mentioned in that article is that Apple plans to open 25 stores in China.

    MakeMKV looks very interesting - it's a Mac app (and Windows too, but we'll ignore that) which can rip DVD and BluRay discs to the superior MKV format with one button. You can include subtitles, chapters and multiple audio tracks as well. Is it a contender for the Handbrake throne?

    If you ever ran Windows 3.1, you are probably familiar with a little game called SkiFree - it's now available for iPhone. Enjoy.

    Smoking Apples has a write-up of some classy web development tools for the Mac.

    Here's a buttload of iPad graphics and stencils you can use to make UI or other iPad-related mockups.
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    kyte

    Lost mailboxes in Mail

    I don't think Mail.app randomly destroys mailboxes, but it might be worth trying a question in Apple Discussions as well. THis isn't something I've heard

    kyte Today, 04:58 AM Go to last post
    mrbolano

    Important message thread disappeared from wife's iPhone 6 - Recovery options?

    So my wife's iPhone 6 has been acting screwy today - all calls going straight to voice mail etc - and then she checked my latest text message to her and

    mrbolano Yesterday, 06:55 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    newbie here. selling price of my old iMac advice please

    Several sold on eBay in the last month for $100 - $150 so $50 is too low.

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 01:34 PM Go to last post
    GrahameR

    Lost mailboxes in Mail

    Hi, I have lost the last several mailboxes in Mail. I can see all the ones on my screen but when I try to scroll down to view the remainder they have

    GrahameR Yesterday, 11:51 AM Go to last post
    leon

    newbie here. selling price of my old iMac advice please

    How's the screen? Any vertical lines? I'd think $75-$100 in full working order is pretty fair.

    leon Yesterday, 10:18 AM Go to last post
    kyte

    Is it possible to delete user files from a Powerbook G4 if it won't boot?

    I'm not understanding. Whats the difference between single user mode and a user account? and if you cant boot the machine, how can you be getting into

    kyte Yesterday, 09:42 AM Go to last post
    harryb2448

    newbie here. selling price of my old iMac advice please

    A 4.1 iMac was released in January 2006 and can only run up to Snow Leopard OS X.6. Think anything over $50 would be good value.

    harryb2448 Yesterday, 08:07 AM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    Airport Extreme PPPoE auth and wireless

    I would have thought this was as simple as plugging the incoming line into the WAN connector, setting up the PPPoE and turning the Wireless on.

    The_Hawk 5th July 2015, 08:18 AM Go to last post
    Byrd

    Is it possible to delete user files from a Powerbook G4 if it won't boot?

    Target disk mode, copy over all the files you don't need (music, photos, documents, downloaded files) onto the other Mac. Needless to say, back these

    Byrd 5th July 2015, 07:54 AM Go to last post
    ciokan

    Airport Extreme PPPoE auth and wireless

    My provider asks for a PPPoE authentication for internet and I don't know ho to do it with airport extreme in order to have the wireless working in parallel

    ciokan 5th July 2015, 06:40 AM Go to last post