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July 31, 2008

Five iTunes 7.7.1 Bug Fixes Detailed

by Adam C. Engst, TidBITS

Some trawling through Apple's discussion forums yeilded actual information.

Levelator 1.4

by Christopher Breen, Macworld

This free tool, optimized for speech, makes a noble effort to crrect uneven volume levels.

Why Cut-And-Paste Is Difficult On The iPhone

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

This post by John Gruber illustrates why it is not easy to do cut-and-paste on the iPhone: all the obvious gestures are already being taken and already have meaning in the iPhone touch interface.

Rumors indicate that the iPhone wil have cut-and-paste soon. I sure hope Apple didn't compromise too much.

Comal ISD Teachers Enjoying Mac Experience

by Jason Gordon, Hill Country Times

"I've always heard wonderful things about Macs, and I can't wait to use all of the available applications with my students."

MacBooks Are A Writer's Tool - Don't Mess With The Keyboard

by John Martellaro, Mac Observer

Apple Releases iTunes 7.7.1 Update

by Arnold Kim,

"iTunes 7.7.1 includes fixes to improve stability and performance."

A Tags-Eye View Of Apple's Changing Technology Focus

by David Morgenstern,

Posted in the Ci Sense company blog is widget that presents a tag cloud view of Apple's trademarks from the past 10 years.

MobileMe Email Complaints Continue

by MacNN

Despite Apple's pronouncement that all is well with MobileMe, user complaints continue on the company's support forums.

OS X Users Vulnerable - Apple Still Don't Get Security

by Bart Busschots, International Mac Podcast

Apple's pathetic patching record means that I'd go so far as to cal it professional negligence to deploy OS X Server in a corporate environment.

New Life For Old Macs

by James Dempsey, Macworld

What do you do with that old G4 or G5 Mac?

A Few Tricks, Apps For Disabling Lengthy iPhone Backups

by David Chartier, Ars Technica

Thankfully there are a few simple workarounds, but as usual, they have a catch.

Bascially, no backups anymore.

Secure Your DNS Since Apple Hasn't

by Glenn Fleishman, TidBITS

Proceed at your own risk! This process worked for me, but it may not for you. You likely want to have a full backup in place.

Apple Warns Resellers Of Mac And iPod Drought, Says Load Up Now

by Kasper Jade, AppleInsider

Apple in recent days issued an advisement bulletin to some of its channel partners hinting at a manufacturing ramp down of iPods and certain Mac notebook models, which will result in limited supplies of those products int he coming weeks.

iPhone 3G Owners Reporting Mysterious Cracks

by MacNN

The damage appears to consist mostly of hairline fractures, typically around the volume and vibrate controls, but also in some cases around corners, speakers or the headphone jack.

By Heng-Cheong Leong