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August 8, 2008

Regarding iPhone Application Pricing

by Dan Benjamin, Hivelogic

I believe that there's a shared responsibility here. Apple shouldn't restrict application pricing or availability (for non-malicious apps). Users need to be careful about the purchase they make - and Apple makes provisions for this. At the same time, developers should be conscientious, considerate, and kind when creating and pricing an application.

Review: Photoshop Lightroom 2.0

by Rick LePage, Macworld

What's most impressive about the update is how smoothly it works with you to organize and edit your photos; by focusing on improving the little things, Adobe has made an already good program even more usable.


by Jason Snell, Macworld

It's A Core Location Blacklist

by John Gruber, Daring Fireball

An informed soure at Apple confirmed to me that the "clbl" in the URL stands for "Core Location Blacklist", and that it does just that. It is not a blacklist for disabling apps completely, but rather specifically for preventing any listed apps from accessing Core Location - an API which, for obvious privacy reasons, is covered by very strict rules in the iPhone SDK guidelines.

Apple Prices Are Just Peachy

by Christopher Dawson,

As Apple keeps cranking out high-quality, durable ,user-friendly, innovative products, I have to remember the words my old economics teacher used to ask: "How much should a company charge for a product?" We would all answer in unison, "As much as the market will bear."

How To Fix The DVD Drive

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

This is new to me: turn your MacBook sideway to fix the DVD drive.

Is The iPhone NDA About Patents?

by John Gruber, Daring Fireball

"Maybe [Apple's] lawyers believe there are patentable inventions described in the iPhone SDK and they are telling Apple to keep everything under NDA until they know provisional patents can be filed within a reasonable amount of time."

Much Ado About The iPhone's 'Kill Switch'

by Tom Krazit, CNET

Until Apple explains why it has included this function, or an application appears on the blacklist and is wiped from someone's phone, it's all just the usual leaping to conclusions on a sleepy Thursday in August.

Developers To Apple: Be More Transparent On App Store Standards

by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld

Wondering what goes into the process of determiing what iPhone applications make the grade for Apple's App Store? You're not alone—the developers who write those programs sometimes find themselves wondering the same thing.

The iCal Challenge

by William Porter, Macworld

Eight calendars and organizers compete with Apple's scheduling app.

New iPod, Old Firmware

by Jeffery Battersby, Macworld

If you're planning on buying a touch, it may be a case of buyer beware—that "new" hardware may not be as new as you thought. And the price tag may be a few dollars more than what you thought you were going to pay.

There's no 2.0 software on iPod touch, even if you buy it today from Apple Store.

Driving iTunes Daffy

by Christopher Breen, Macworld

By Heng-Cheong Leong