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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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    avolve

    Anyone found a good use for Launchpad yet?

    I am a long time mac user and find launchpad quite useful, often using it over the Dock. If you know where the app icons are on get screen (like iOS),

    avolve Yesterday, 11:57 PM Go to last post
    VALANDI

    Right click is crashing my mac mini... its FRUSTRATING me!

    well mate the thing is, this has happened since the OS advised me there was a Safari update. As i normally do, I updated my browser and iTunes ect, and

    VALANDI Yesterday, 10:38 PM Go to last post
    Sizzling

    Me too!!!!

    Please help Adelaidian app developer desparately required here too. Grateful for any help in this regard.

    Sizzling Yesterday, 08:54 PM Go to last post
    soulman

    Right click is crashing my mac mini... its FRUSTRATING me!

    Firstly, I would try creating another user to test if the symptoms are the same there.

    Most likely I would say you've installed something

    soulman Yesterday, 08:40 PM Go to last post
    VALANDI

    Right click is crashing my mac mini... its FRUSTRATING me!

    Guys can anyone help me?

    For the last 3 days my Mac Mini (2014 model) has been crashing every time I right click... Especially when I am

    VALANDI Yesterday, 07:47 PM Go to last post
    kyte

    Thoughts/Opinions on OSX 10.10 Yosemite

    I have not yet upgraded either iOS or OSX. If iPhoto no longer works with it, I am not interested. I'll wait til Photos is released. My main use apart

    kyte Yesterday, 09:41 AM Go to last post
    leon

    Mac Pro CPU Fan issue (4.1 2009 model)

    Can't you just return item to seller for refund? Sounds like a potential money pit.

    leon Yesterday, 08:21 AM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    Thoughts/Opinions on OSX 10.10 Yosemite

    Eww itunes 12... It looks terrible. I really quite like the itunes 11 look and thought that osx was going to go that way instead. Between the new visual

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 07:16 AM Go to last post
    jastormont

    Mac Pro CPU Fan issue (4.1 2009 model)

    Yea it does suck but at least at the moment it is not costing me. I did do a lot of testing and cleaning was not needed as it is like new. I did check

    jastormont Yesterday, 06:10 AM Go to last post
    Thingme

    Thoughts/Opinions on OSX 10.10 Yosemite

    Oo no, don't use the public beta as your working OS. Yosemite is unfinished and not stable. My Dev Preview 4 exists on an external Firewire HDD. Installed

    Thingme Yesterday, 06:09 AM Go to last post