What topics can I ask about here?
Ask Different is for Apple enthusiasts and power users. If you have a question about ...
- Apple hardware
- Apple software
- Apple services including iTunes Connect (selling music, books, apps)
- third-party hardware, services and software when associated for use with Apple products (e.g. scripting or automation of Apple hardware/software)
... then you're in the right place to ask your question!
However, a few exceptions to the general scope exist. Please refrain from asking about the following topics as questions with these core subjects are generally closed or deleted:
- Pre-release, non-publicly available beta software and software granted only under an NDA
- Obtaining or using pirated software or media (ref: legal)
- Installing or using Apple operating systems on non-Apple hardware (and most other explicitly unlicensed use of product)
- Code-level programming questions (cocoa, LLVM, etc…) are off-topic here, however we do allow AppleScript, Automator, and UNIX shell scripting questions like "How to use homebrew"
- Shopping or buying recommendations for hardware, accessories like bags and cases. Questions that are mainly about price are considered "shopping" questions.
Some trouble areas we've seen are iTunes connect questions covering legal, policy and/or specific developer problems that should be discussed in private with Apple. Public complaints about what Apple [did|does|thinks|might do] are not helpful in a Q&A setting. If you have questions, our Ask Different Meta site is a great place to discuss the scope of your question. We do have a chat room and blog for opinion and/or editorial posts.
Thank you for keeping the site focused and on-topic.
For more help, see "What types of questions should I avoid asking?"
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