• Tuesday Morning News

    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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    New iMacs + new magic mouse/keyboard and trackpad

    Apple - Press Info - Apple Updates iMac Family with Stunning New Retina Displays

    Some nice looking gear, I especially like the fact that

    MadKiwi Today, 04:33 AM Go to last post

    Apple I.D.

    If that were me, I would get onto Apple support about it.

    Tassiecelt Yesterday, 11:27 PM Go to last post

    Australia not the land of the free

    Some ISPs (it isn't stated which) have already asked for exemptions from some of the requirements, worryingly one thing they have asked for is the right

    Geoff3DMN Yesterday, 10:22 PM Go to last post

    External HD unmounting

    I sent an inquiry to WD and they suggested all the normal things, 1 connect directly to computer, done, 2 make sure I am using the correct cable, done,

    Owley Yesterday, 09:59 PM Go to last post

    Apple I.D.

    I recently upgraded to El Capitan on MBP and IOS 9 on Iphone6. I then got a notification that my Apple I.D. password was not correct (it was).

    profaen Yesterday, 08:21 PM Go to last post

    Australia not the land of the free

    I worry about how the data will be stored - can it be hacked?

    It just feels very poorly thought out imho.

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 07:02 PM Go to last post

    Australia not the land of the free

    The real issue here is that the information can be accessed for any reason that they want with no need for a warrant of proof of justification - this

    MadKiwi Yesterday, 02:57 PM Go to last post

    Australia not the land of the free

    Some pretty heavy handed measures in this gathering of metadata

    The end of Australians' digital privacy | Stuff.co.nz


    MadKiwi Yesterday, 01:22 PM Go to last post

    Using iCloud to backup iPhone 5 and restore to iPhone 6S

    Hi all

    I've just grabbed the new iPhone 6S and in the process of backing up my old iPhone 5.

    I normally back up and sync

    cheekyage Yesterday, 11:42 AM Go to last post

    Doctor Who!

    Yes now that you put it that way I think that was my feeling as well, the character just didn't seem to fit and wasn't overly well acted in my view

    MadKiwi 12th October 2015, 11:36 AM Go to last post