• Tuesday Morning News

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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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    The_Hawk

    Warning: 1Password 5 from web store won't sync with iCloud - must buy Mac App Store v

    I've been using dropbox since the start and it hasn't missed a beat. When they first introduced iCloud syncing I thought about migrating but never bothered.

    The_Hawk Yesterday, 08:10 PM Go to last post
    tommy41950

    Apple disappoints me

    An interesting discussion.
    I have a 2010 MBP 15" in which I lately installed 8gb of RAM and a 1TB hard drive - it's made a great difference

    tommy41950 Yesterday, 07:59 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    iPad Air 2 - Purchase & Delivery

    I played with one yesterday... man they're as light as a feather. I want one!!!

    Too bad that I'm waiting another year or so to upgrade

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 07:39 PM Go to last post
    leon

    iPad Air 2 - Purchase & Delivery

    My Air 1 didn't have any. Wish it did.

    leon Yesterday, 07:20 PM Go to last post
    leon

    iPad Air 2 - first impressions

    Wife received hers yesterday.

    I'm surprised at how quick it is compared to my iPad Air (which itself is no slouch).
    Boot is at least

    leon Yesterday, 07:18 PM Go to last post
    leon

    Returning iPad Air 2 to Apple Online Store

    Refund only comes back once they receive your defective item and someone checks it.

    Then there is the up to 10 business days for the refund

    leon Yesterday, 07:15 PM Go to last post
    leon

    Warning: 1Password 5 from web store won't sync with iCloud - must buy Mac App Store v

    Dropped them an email yesterday.
    I'm more annoyed that I wasn't bombarded with emails stating that my version won't work.
    We only upgraded

    leon Yesterday, 07:11 PM Go to last post
    Redman

    Warning: 1Password 5 from web store won't sync with iCloud - must buy Mac App Store v

    I'm syncing mine with Dropbox and haven't had a problem.

    Redman Yesterday, 07:07 PM Go to last post
    Erwin

    What To Bring When Picking Up iPhone at Apple Retail Store?

    I've done this twice last couple of weeks. First time all I did was show the printout of the email confirmation for the reservation. No other ID required.

    Erwin Yesterday, 06:46 PM Go to last post
    carlow1

    Warning: 1Password 5 from web store won't sync with iCloud - must buy Mac App Store v

    Happened to me too. Upgraded my MacBook Pro to 1Password 5 and got a message after I upgraded that it would no longer sync with iCloud. So annoyed. I've

    carlow1 Yesterday, 06:33 PM Go to last post