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July 22, 2008

Developer Installer Solution Ships

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

Excel Software has introduced its developer-focused ClickInstall 1.0 software for Mac OS X.

Review: IPNetSentryX 1.6.5

by Joe Kissell, Macworld

Although IPNetSentryX is a sort of jack of all trades when it comes to firewall software, its most salient distinguishing characteristic is that it uses adaptive rather than fixed rules.

Apple Shines On Minneapolis Firm's iPhone App

by Emma L. Carew, Star Tribune

After Apple opened its online application store, DoApp's "myLite Color Strobe and Flashlight" program quickly broke into the store's top 10 free downloads.

Plopp 1.2.5

by Roman Loyola, Macworld

Impara's Plopp is a drawing tool for kids that not only makes 3-D easy, but it makes it fun, too.

Apple Pushes MobileMe Surprise To XP, Vista Via iTunes Update

by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

Apple Inc. installed a control panel applet for its MobileMe online sync and storage service on Windows XP and Windows Vista systems when they were updated to iTunes 7.7 - the second time this year that it's bundled new software with an update for an existing program.

MobileMe Competition

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

I wish Microsoft's Live Mesh can offer some real competition to Appel's MobileMe.

I am not hopeful, but I do wish. Even Google right now does not offer such a comprehensive package of convenience.

In Age Of iPhone, Computers Walk The Plank

by Allan Hoffman, The Star-Ledger

Apple's latest iPhone signals a new era, with a shift in the center of the computing world away from the full-fledged computer and onto the hand-held device.

Investors Eye Health Of Apple's Steve Jobs

by Dhanya Skariachan, Reuters

Apple Hints At A 'Product Transition' And A New Product Soon?

by Arnold Kim,

In the conference call, Apple executives repeated referred to a "product transition" that may affect Q4 revenue numbers.

If I have to bet, I'd say new notebooks, with many of the MacBook Air features migrating to the MacBook Pro and MacBook lines.

Apple Earnings Call - Steve Jobs' Health Is Private, No Plans To Leave Apple

by Leander Kahney, Cult Of Mac

"Jobs has no plans to leave Apple. Steve's health is a private matter."

Free VirtualBox For Mac Now A Virtual Contender

by Alan Zisman, Low End Mac

VirtualBox for Mac has grown up; while it lacks every feature available in its commercial virtualizer competitors, it offers good performance, networking, and USB support.

Some MobileMe Customers Without E-mail For 4 Days

by David Zeiler, Baltimore Sun

Apple gets points for acknowledging the issues and trying to make it right, but that will do little to placate people who just want the service to work as promised.

Mobile Safari Speed Improvements "More Than A Feeling"

by Jeff Smykil, Ars Technica

Apple Reports Record Third Quarter Results

by Macworld UK

Apple shipped 2,496,000 Macs during the quarter, representing 41 per cent unit growth and 43 per cent revenue growth over the year-ago quarter. The company sold 11,011,000 iPods during the quarter, representing 12 per cent unit growth and seven per cent revenue growth over the year-ago quarter.

Apple: iPhone Coming To 20 More Countries Aug 22

by Philip Michaels, Macworld

Even as it struggles to meet demand in existing markets, Apple plans to introduce the iPhone 3G to new countries next month. The company said that the latest iPhone would go on sale in 20 additional countries by August 22.

KavaTunes Takes iTunes Online

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

Access your music using a web browser.

You Control Update Improves Leopard iCal Support

by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld

You Software updated its custom menu creation utility, You Control. The new version provides support for iCal calendars served via a CalDAV server.

By Heng-Cheong Leong