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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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    Mel7

    Transferring data from old MacBook Pro to new MacBook Pro

    Hi. Well, my MacBook Pro mid 2010 model is being replaced with a new MacBook Pro retina display. It should arrive on Monday or Tuesday next week.

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    Seele

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    Absolutely! In Leicestershire there's a term for this: "mackling", referring to fixing things, especially making things to work beyond what

    Seele Today, 10:45 AM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    iPod Mini upgrade

    Great to hear it worked out! Nothing like a bit of DIY hacking

    The_Hawk Today, 10:34 AM Go to last post
    topher_1976

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    G'day mate,

    It might be worth taking it to an Apple Store. At least they are fast and likely to find the issue. Closest one to you is

    topher_1976 Today, 10:25 AM Go to last post
    Seele

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    An update, hopefully the final one:

    I have since acquired the 1300mAh battery, and have performed the operation switching out the old battery

    Seele Today, 10:06 AM Go to last post
    Lockley

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    Ok, Thanks Guys

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    blubarb

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    Did you ever get a solution to this? I am having the same issue now. I click on a link and Chrome comes to the front to open the link.

    blubarb Yesterday, 02:38 PM Go to last post
    The_Hawk

    iphone 4s sounds work but phone not ringing for incoming calls/notifications/msg's

    Night mode or do not disturb will stop it from ringing (that little moon icon) so is worth a look. If that's turned on the iPhone still makes sounds

    The_Hawk Yesterday, 11:22 AM Go to last post
    Gina1212

    Smashed iPhone 5S screen

    It's better to fix it buy myself.

    Gina1212 Yesterday, 01:23 AM Go to last post
    Mikey

    Photoshop expert/hobbyist wanted

    You don't want to cut and paste - have the two images in the same doc on layers, and put a layer mask on the upper layer and use a soft brush to gently

    Mikey 27th August 2015, 01:10 PM Go to last post