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News: Apple's late-January event, Apple no longer values retail staffers, Minimus for Mac, and more!

Apple has planned a late-January media event, and the rumour blogs are already saying the event will mostly be about iBooks and publishing. 9 to 5 Mac reports Apple's Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue will be involved, pointing to something that isn't quite a product announcement but some kind of news that will no doubt affect the publishing industry. Perhaps a Newsstand announcement of some sort? An Apple Store ex-Genius says Apple doesn't value retail staffers anymore. Chad Ramey posted a message on an internet website shortly after finishing his final shift at an Apple Store in Arizona, which detailed how he was unhappy that Apple doesn't seem to care about their staff anymore — and that Apple Retail has become more about profits and the bottom line than it has about the customers and their experience.  

 

Minimus is an OS X app that minimises your javascript and CSS on your Mac, rather than having to use a slow website interface to compress your files. It's essentially a front-end to the Yahoo YUI compressor, but it might be a handy tool for some.

 

What's slightly amusing is that the Investor's Business Daily has predicted that Apple will stop being "cool" sometime this year. Sure, Apple didn't quite end up being the most valuable company on the planet at the end of last year, but haven't we heard this story before?

 

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