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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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    ThankDog

    Hoping for advice on prices for second-hand Macs

    Is this a good price?

    Overclockers Australia Forums

    ThankDog Today, 01:59 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Hoping for advice on prices for second-hand Macs

    eBay suggests 2011 Macbook Pro 13 inches (so Sandy Bridge i5) are going for around $650. If you need a laptop - I'd recommend finding a reputable vendor

    Oldmacs Today, 01:12 PM Go to last post
    soulman

    Hoping for advice on prices for second-hand Macs

    Just a thought on places to look - the refurb store can be good value. There were previous model i5 Mac minis on there a few weeks ago that were $529

    soulman Today, 11:38 AM Go to last post
    ThankDog

    Hoping for advice on prices for second-hand Macs

    Honestly, I just am sick of Windows. Games aren't that big a deal for me. I have so many programs I own on OS X that I don't want to pay for again or

    ThankDog Today, 09:54 AM Go to last post
    leon

    Hoping for advice on prices for second-hand Macs

    What do you want to do with the machine?

    My home machine is a 24" 2009 Core 2 Duo 2.93GHz iMac with ATI4850 graphics. Max RAM is 8GB

    leon Today, 07:53 AM Go to last post
    Mr_Singh

    Iphone 4s - No wifi after ios8 update

    Thanks Oldmacs. Yes a good outcome for me, and was good of Apple, but there's still that tiny but if me that says they created this problem so were obliged

    Mr_Singh Today, 07:50 AM Go to last post
    entropy

    4 Corners and Apple

    With regard to ALDI, are people familiar with the concept of 'loss leader'? ALDI do Some stuff below cost (to Aldi) to get you in the store so you will

    entropy Yesterday, 08:10 PM Go to last post
    ThankDog

    Hoping for advice on prices for second-hand Macs

    I don't have access to the trading forums yet as I haven't made five posts since I don't want to post when I have no purpose other than to get five posts.

    ThankDog Yesterday, 05:18 PM Go to last post
    soulman

    4 Corners and Apple

    Trying to make choices I think are decent ≠ looking down on others. I'm not criticising your choices or opinions.

    I run a business.

    soulman Yesterday, 04:34 PM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    4 Corners and Apple

    Aldi makes some of its savings through only having one brand of most things, no bags, they stack boxes instead of proper shelfs and filling - it also

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 01:49 PM Go to last post