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Are questions on Apple-like hardware for PCs on-topic?

I flagged question Are there any non-Apple multi-touch trackpads on the market? as "off-topic" and also commented that it probably should be migrated to Super User. The flag was declined with a reason ...
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When should I ask here, and when should I ask at Super User?

So what's the difference (assuming i'm asking an apple related question)?
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Update to FAQ regarding beta and pre-release software [duplicate]

I have updated to the FAQ to include a line about not being able to ask about pre-release and beta software. and it is not about ... pre-release or beta software requiring a non-disclosure ...
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Are ports related questions off-topic for Ask Different?

I see a uptick in ports related questions (especially homebrew of late) and wondered if this has been discussed on meta yet. My experience from Apple discussion boards as well as the fink discussions ...
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Question about a Windows driver — here or Super User?

Someone recently asked the following question: Radeon 5730m on Windows XP Hey all, I've recently installed Windows XP SP3 32bit onto my iMac via Boot Camp - I'm having some trouble getting ...
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MacOSX programming question here or at stackoverflow?

I wonder if I should ask a MacOSX programming question here or at stackoverflow. What is the rationale for asking here versus there and how does that decision work with the discouragement of cross ...
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Questions for Apple services not related to Apple software

Is it on-topic asking about a login problem to an Apple web site that asks for the Apple ID, when the login is done from Internet Explorer?
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Should questions about the developer's side of the app store be considered on or off topic?

On one hand, posts about tax forms and the like are pretty narrow in scope and don't fit well with the more general, user-centric questions that this site is intended to get. On the other hand, such ...
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iLife suite question

Is this a good place to ask specific usage questions about GarageBand, iMovie ?
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Are games on topic?

There's already a gaming SE, and superuser, which is much like this site, explicitly excludes games.
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Are iPhone App Requests On Topic?

I'm looking specifically at this proposal: There's an app for that (iPhone apps) Proposed Q&A site for people who want to find and discuss iPhone apps. The app store is not a friendly place to ...
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What is on-topic and off-topic here?

One of the essential components of the FAQ will be the list of on-topic and off-topic subjects for questions. Following the model used at this English L&U meta question, let's use this question ...
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On topic or off?

Referencing: What is a good Apple podcast to listen to on a daily basis. Is this an "all things Apple" site or more specific to "power users" meaning hardware / software rather then simply "...
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Can we ask questions about Apple software on Windows?

Are questions using Apple OS and Apple Software (3rd party or otherwise) on non apple hardware allowed? This is more general than hackintosh which is also up for discussion. In this case, it might be ...
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Are WINE questions about a specific Mac configuration appropriate?

If I wanted to ask a question about whether or not WINE, on a specific configuration of MacBook (assuming I provided the appropriate specifications), would work for a given software title, is that ...
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Should I have asked about 3rd party software? (pertains to iPhone and Mac OS X)

I asked this question, which pertains to the interoperability of an iPhone, Canon's software, and Mac OS X, on the main site. I'm very active in the "main Trilogy" of StackExchange, so I'm pretty ...
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Mac OS X Server ontopic?

What about questions about Mac OS X Server? Shall they go here, or would Serverfault be the better place?
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What should our FAQ contain?

Quite simply, what should it contain? To help with lots of answers, if you can format as follows, please and thank you: Answers: Put headings in either bold or Third level heading format with ...
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Can one ask Hackintosh questions on Ask Different?

Let’s define Hackintosh (also OSx86 before the PPC to intel transition) as Mac OS X running on non-Apple hardware. Since the people that know best Apple software are here, is one allowed to ask ...