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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

    Web + Email Hosting Recommendations in Newcastle?

    Since it's registered in your name at least you can move it (or have it moved) should you ever need to. Even if it means loosing all your data you can

    The_Hawk Today, 03:25 PM Go to last post
    rpjallan

    Can't Burn Playlist To CD

    I wasn't quite sure where to put this question but here goes.

    I have been trying to burn some playlists to CD to play in an old car, both

    rpjallan Today, 03:09 PM Go to last post
    stomick

    Web + Email Hosting Recommendations in Newcastle?

    Thanks Hawk.
    Sorry for the late response - I thought I had enabled notifications of new posts, plus I had a busy weekend with kids stealing my time!

    stomick Today, 01:34 PM Go to last post
    tinhead88

    I've just switched to Mac - what's the best program to do... ?

    Buttercup, have you tried VLC? It's rare you come across a media file that VLC can't handle. Always my first choice.

    tinhead88 Today, 01:18 PM Go to last post
    Buttercup

    I've just switched to Mac - what's the best program to do... ?

    Thank you.

    I just tried to open a small, old, video file and was informed that i needed the updated Flip4Mac 3.3.6. I expect I can live

    Buttercup Today, 11:39 AM Go to last post
    leon

    I've just switched to Mac - what's the best program to do... ?

    There isn't one sorry.

    leon Today, 11:29 AM Go to last post
    Buttercup

    I've just switched to Mac - what's the best program to do... ?

    Is there an up-to-date version of this thread, please?

    Buttercup Today, 11:11 AM Go to last post
    Seele

    iPod Mini upgrade

    Thanks gentlemen, too bad the A$ is in a bit of a state but the fact that I have a bit of US$ in cash does not exactly help! I am familiar with the products

    Seele Yesterday, 10:06 PM Go to last post
    LCGuy

    iPod Mini upgrade

    I got mine from Other World Computing, back when the Aussie Dollar was a bit stronger than it is at the moment. I believe MacFixit should have the NewerTech

    LCGuy Yesterday, 09:38 PM Go to last post
    woofy

    iPod Mini upgrade

    I got one from macfixit locally.

    woofy Yesterday, 09:05 PM Go to last post