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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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    kyte

    Clean My Mac 'lifetime licence'

    I found the same thing. I will not be upgrading.

    kyte Yesterday, 11:41 PM Go to last post
    jimdrum

    Clean My Mac 'lifetime licence'

    Has anyone else discovered that their 'lifetime licence' for Clean My Mac is just a fancy name for a licence that in fact gives you no extra benefits

    jimdrum Yesterday, 05:16 PM Go to last post
    cosmichobo

    IT Training - Acquire Learning/Computer Power Institute ?

    From what I recall reading elsewhere (Whirlpool), Acquire Learning was an attempted rebranding of Computer Power Institute...

    I will say

    cosmichobo Yesterday, 11:00 AM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    No news on next iPad

    I don't know if theres enough room for a 12 inch Macbook and a 12 inch iPad... Adding a keyboard to the iPad Pro would practically make an Macbook Retina.

    Oldmacs Yesterday, 10:09 AM Go to last post
    kyte

    Firewall Software

    I had occasion to help a friend out yesterday, she was curious about what could protect her grandkids when they want to play on her computer - they are

    kyte Yesterday, 07:23 AM Go to last post
    kyte

    No news on next iPad

    I don't even see the point of that. Once you get to 12" it becomes too big to be manageable as a tablet (imagine juggling that on your daily commute

    kyte Yesterday, 07:14 AM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    No news on next iPad

    I don't see the point of a 12 iNCH iPad pro unless Apple makes iOS on the iPad actually for the iPad. You can't have an iPad pro without a viable file

    Oldmacs 29th May 2015, 07:29 PM Go to last post
    ThankDog

    How to make a type of sorting the default?

    I'd like it so that the Finder always sorts by Kind but I find that whenever I restart or open a new Finder window that it reverts back to unsorted. Is

    ThankDog 29th May 2015, 06:31 PM Go to last post
    Geoff3DMN

    No news on next iPad

    I really don't see the need for an iPad pro (12 inch screen), the original iPad was heavy enough that it was annoying to hold for extended periods of

    Geoff3DMN 29th May 2015, 10:50 AM Go to last post
    Oldmacs

    No news on next iPad

    I don't get the constant calls for Apple to drop and iPad.

    Perhaps stop selling 3 iPad Minis, but don't drop the Mini or the Air.

    Oldmacs 29th May 2015, 09:05 AM Go to last post