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May 2, 2007

Apple Introduces ProCare, One To One, And Personal Shopping

by Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica

Following the rumor earlier this week taht Apple's ProCare service might be splitinto two parts, Apple updated its retail site to reflect the changes.

Mathematica 6 Emerges 'Reinvented'

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

Wolfram Research has announced the release of Mathematica 6, a major new version of their technical computing software for Mac OS X and other platforms.

The language and interface has been unified to improve the software's automation of algorithmic computation, interactive manipulation and dynamic presentation.

BYOBD Reloaded

by Singapore Life And Times

Nowadays, whenever my mother goes to the supermarkets on the first Wednesday of the month, she must have a deja vu feeling.

Ratatouille Is Almost Here

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

Kottke: There's no permalink, but if you go to the Disney home page, they're playing 9 minutes of Ratatouille, the new Pixar movie.

Well-Built With Macs

by Dustin Driver, Apple

"Apple products have allowed me to clear my mind of operating systems and organizing files, opening documents, manipulating installations and upgrading to newer hardware. It just works, which lets me do my work."

InCopy CS3: Expanded Workgroup Collaboration Highlights This Minor Upgrade

by Galen Gruman, Macworld

SlingPlayer 1.0 Gets Mac OS Right

by Jason Snell, Macworld

I've really enjoyed using my Slingbox, and the final version of the Mac player is a pleasure to use.

Coda Plays Web Developers A New Tune

by Joe Kissell, TidBITS

The question for me — and, I suspect, for other web developers of my ilk — is whether the integration benefits of Coda, minus its missing features, are worth $80. If I didn't alrady have BBEdit and Transmit, it would be a no-brainer: absolutely yes. But since I already have powerful tools that work well, the decision is less clear.

Software Update Updating Software It Shouldn't Be Updating

by Rogue Amoeba

Software Update is telling me it has a new version of Backup, because it's found an application called Backup in my Applications folder.

The iPhone's Funny Price

by John Gruber, Daring Fireball

Don't compare it to other smartphones, which, yes, nearly all cost less than $499 when purchased with a plan. Compare it insgtead to the prices of the iPod.

Apple Slapped With iTunes Customization Lawsuit

by Aidan Malley, AppleInsider

A new lawsuit is charging Apple's iTunes Store, and almost everything it touches, with overstepping the boundaries of a smaller firm's patents.

Workflow Madness

by Micah Walter, O'Reilly Digital Media Blog

I have been using Aperture since it was first released, and I never looked back. The whole experience has really made me wonder how many photographers are still out there using the Finder to organize their massive photo libraries. It's sort of a scary thought!

AirPort Extreme Updated For Intel Macs

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

QuickTime Update Patches Java Flaw

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

Apple on Tuesday offered QuickTime 7.1.6, an update to its core multimedia software for Mac OS X and Windows. Among the issues adjusted in this release is a fix for an exploit in QuickTime for Java that first came to light at a security conference two weeks ago.

Apple Releases Security Update 2007-004. Again.

by Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica

The update actually carries all of the fixes from the original 2007-004 update, but with a few fixes to the stuff that was installed in that update.

Apple Granted Five Design Patents

by MacNN

Apple has won five design patents for its iMac, black as well as white video iPods, iPod nano, and iPod armband.

MS Demos Silverlight On Macs At Mix07

by MacNN

Silverlight, which is Microsoft's forthcoming software for advanced browser-based multimedia contenst, is set to compete with Adobe's Flash technology which already dominates the web.

By Heng-Cheong Leong