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July 25, 2008

Bugs & Fixes: Dealing With iPhone App Bugs And Crashes

by Ted Landau, Macworld

Here's a primer on how to navigate your way out of app trouble.

Peeking Inside The iPhone

by Sramana Mitra, Forbes

Apple has the entire semiconductor industry wrapped around its little finger.

MetaX 2.4.5

by Jonathan Seff, Macworld

It's an invaluable tool if you plan to put your DVD collection on your Apple TV.

Apple Fails To Patch Critical Exploited DNS Flaw

by Rich Mogull, TidBITS

Apple has not yet provided a patch, unlike dozens of other companies that make or distribute operating systems or DNS server software.

Making The Transition From PC To Mac

by Craig dos Santos, A Search For (My) Life

I've been a Windows user my entire life, and some old habits die hard.

Time To Spend Spend Spend

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

When your OS stinks, you go buy a new OS. (And perhaps a CEO or two.)

When your online strategy stinks, do you go buy Google?

(Is MobileMe such core to Apple's strategy that they have to build it themselves?)

Introducing The Anti-iPhone

by Wayne MacPhail, Rabble

I mean, God love open source folks. Their hearts are int he right place but, man, a lot of open source software is the worst looking, unusable junk I've ever seen this side of a Microsoft WIndows ME hack-a-thon.

I'm more or less convinced that UI design is not compatible with wisdom-of-the-crowd. Just like you typically don't see good movies directed or written by a committee.

Apple's MobileMe: The Medium Is The Mess

by Rob Pegoraro, Washington Post

What's both sad and, perhaps, ultimately encouraging is that Apple and its users have been through this before.

Aurora Feint iPhone App Delisted For Lousy Security Practices

by Gizmodo

According to their forums, if you opt-in to the community feature, Aurora Feint looks through your contact list, sends in unencrypted to their servers, and matches you up with your friends who are currently playing right now.

Virginia Tech Building Supercomputer Out Of 324 Mac Pros

by Chris Foresman, Ars Technica

Virginia Tech's Center for High-End Computing System is building a new cluster, this time using 324 Mac Pro towers, that will have a theoretical computing capacity of 29 teraflops.

Apple's MobileMess

by David Pogue, New York Times

The real problem is how Apple is responding. For a company that's so brilliant at marketing, it seems to have absolutely no clue about crisis management.

iPhone Developers Have A Way To Run (Small) Beta Programs

by Chris Foresman, Ars Technica

The ad hor method allows any developer to authorize up to 100 iPhones to run an application without going through the App Store.

Steve Jobs Gassing Up The Gulfstream Again

by Peter Kafka, Silicon Alley Insider

Perhaps he's been jetting off to China and/or Russia, where Apple still doesn't have iPhne deals with carriers.

Neil Young Takes On The iPod

by Michal Lev-Ram, Fortune

In the iPod age, music sound quality has been dumbed down to "Fisher-Price toy" levels, rock star and tech enthuisast Neil Young said Wednesday.

Review: OmniFocus For iPhone

by Christopher Breen, Macworld

If you seek a powerful (though sometimes challenging) mobile applcation for creating action items and orgnizing them within contexts and project—and one that also acts as an extension of an even more powerful desktop application—OmniFocus for the iPhone can clearly help you get that done.

Not So Fast, 3G

by Dan Moren, Macworld

We wanted to look a little further into the matter and find out if the iPhone 3G really twice is as fast as its predecessor.

Review: Final Cut Server 1.1

by Mike Curtis, Macworld

Advanced asset management and workflow software for video content creators.

Jumsoft Releases Personal Finance Tool, Money 3

by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld

By Heng-Cheong Leong