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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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    cosmichobo

    Not suited to the Private Sector...

    3 more employees resigned over the past 2 weeks... and by chance, all 3 are going to the same new employer! (in an unrelated industry, but similar roles).

    cosmichobo Yesterday, 04:29 PM Go to last post
    cosmichobo

    Recommend me a pop-up toaster!!

    My latest toaster is an Electrolux Ergosense:



    My buying decisions were heavily related to my mother saying - "I bought

    cosmichobo Yesterday, 04:25 PM Go to last post
    kyte

    Rarrrrgh

    I think its original, thats why it appealed. There are many cheapies on ebay.

    kyte Yesterday, 02:48 PM Go to last post
    vivid2

    Random Photography Thread 2015

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    Pentax K-5 120mm Pentax-M 120mm F2.8. Processed and toned in Capture One.

    Original

    vivid2 Yesterday, 02:38 PM Go to last post
    rpjallan

    Alternatives to Photos/iPhoto

    What version of DxO optics Pro? And what camera model?

    rpjallan Yesterday, 02:27 PM Go to last post
    rpjallan

    Rarrrrgh

    I don't think you can go past the Samsungs at the moment. I have installed a few for my self and others recently and have found them easy to get, reasonably

    rpjallan Yesterday, 02:16 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Rarrrrgh

    Sorry I misread and got excitable that the MX100 was cheaper somewhere else :P

    BTW is that an original Macbook battery or third party...

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 01:24 PM Go to last post
    kyte

    Rarrrrgh

    Errr. I said *some* of the iFixit prices are cheaper. eg, battery for my macbook, $99, as opposed to over $300 from australian sources. I also said

    kyte Yesterday, 01:04 PM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    Recommend me a pop-up toaster!!

    We have that in Purple. It works very well although I've never tried cramming hot cross buns in it.

    Funnily the ATP podcast have been

    The_Hawk Yesterday, 12:57 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Recommend me a pop-up toaster!!

    We've had 2 Kamrbooks over the last 10 years and have been relatively happy... I don't eat toast, but there are some big toast eaters in my household

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 12:35 PM Go to last post