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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

What's New In iPhone 3.0

by Dan Moren, Macworld

The Case Of The Missing ExpressCard Slot

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

MyAppleMenu Goes Dark

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

I'm taking a break. MyAppleMenu will return on either June 11 or 12, 2009.

Don't Look Inside Apple's Black Box

by Jason Snell, Macworld

Apple doesn’t want people thinking of the iPhone as a computer—and it has a point.

Apple's Future In Mobile Computing

by Peter Glaskowsky, CNET

Racing Toward An iPhone App

by Tom Kaneshige, CIO

How WhippleHill developed a new iPhone app on the cheap.

WWDC Keynote Observations And Nuances

by John Martellaro, The Mac Observer

That's why when Apple does something new and cool and daring, the competition has to respond right away, in force, with resources, imagination, and salesmanship. Not many companies can manage that, recession or not.

The MacBook Turns Pro

by Dan Frakes, Macworld

Whatever the reason, from a consumer’s point of view Apple’s new laptop line sports the company’s most aggresive pricing, and provides the best value, to date.

Apple iPhone 3G S Gets FCC Clearance Like Clockwork

by Engadget

Snow Leopard Taps Into The Mac's Core Power

by Agam Shah, Macworld

Why Apple Stuck With The Same iPhone Hardware Design

by Pete Mortensen, Cult Of Mac

Eleven days from now, when I pull my iPhone 3G S out of its box, I will be a little sorry that its back is glossy and fingerprint-laden. But I’ll be happier to know that Apple’s design team is working on something new, interesting and complex — exactly the kind of problem they’re brilliant at solving.

Even SanDisk Is Surprised By MacBook Pro Add-On

by David Lidsky, Fast Company

This is huge news for SanDisk, which has been laboring mightily to communicate that SD cards are for more than just moving images off your camera to your PC.

Safari 4 Fast, But Only Minor Tweaks From Beta

by Seth Rosenblatt, CNET News - Apple

Safari is now a serious browser for serious Windows users, and its position on Macs has been bolstered.

Apple Posts QuickTime Video Of WWDC 2009 Keynote Address

by AppleInsider

Apple Monday evening made available through its website a QuickTime video stream of its WWDC 2009 keynote address from earlier in the day that ushered in more affordable Mac notebooks and the iPhone 3G S.

Apple’s Cool Matrix-Style App Wall

by MG Siegler, TechCrunch

Today at Apple’s WWDC event in San Francisco, Apple had a bunch of Cinema Display monitors mounted together on a wall showing what looked to be some sort of pulsating canvas. But a closer look revealed that it was actually a huge collection of icons for many of the apps available in the App Store, arranged by color.

You Can Live Without The New iPhone, But It's Getting Harder To Live Without The App Store.

by Farhad Manjoo, Slate Magazine

There are now more than 50,000 applications available in the iPhone's built-in App Store, and Apple says that the pace at which developers are adding programs is accelerating. None of Apple's competitors comes close to these numbers. Android is in second place with 5,000 apps, and the Nokia and BlackBerry stores have just over 1,000 apps each. If you buy a Pre, brace yourself for a comically small number of add-ons—today you'll find just 18 apps in Palm's online store.

Inside The iPhone 3G S's Pricing

by Dan Moren, Macworld

Low iPhone prices are tempting, but unavailable to many iPhone upgraders.

Final Release Of Safari 4 Tweaks Interface From Beta Version

by Scott McNulty, Macworld

The most controversial new feature of Safari 4 was the placement of tabs on the top of the Safari browser window instead of below the bookmarks bar. At first, I was against this new UI quirk, but the more I used the Safari 4 Beta the more I liked the placement of the tabs on top of the window. Sadly, in the shipping version of Safari 4 tabs have returned to their traditional place.

iPhone OS 3.0 Adopts Some BlackBerry-like Security

by InfoWorld

MacBook Air Gets A Lot Thinner — In Price

by Brooke Crothers, CNET

Top 6 iPhone 3.0 Apps To Watch

by Ben Parr, Mashable

From monitoring your blood sugar to in-app purchases, these applications are going to make waves when the new iPhone 3.0 is released on June 17th.

Snow Leopard More Feature-laden Than Expected

by Rob Griffiths, Macworld

AT&T To Eventually Offer Tethering In The U.S.

by MacRumors : Mac News and Rumors

An AT&T rep is said to have confirmed that Tethering is in the works for U.S. customers but that nothing could be announced at this time.

No More Greasy Screen, New iPhone Gets Fingerprint-Resistant Coating

by Leander Kahney, Cult of Mac

As well as faster hardware and a better camera, the new iPhone 3GS has a surprise feature that totally sells it for me: an oleophobic coating that makes the screen resistant to face oil and fingerprints.

The Downside Of Subsidized Pricing

by James Duncan Davidson

Of course, we all agreed to contracts and the terms. But, a fact that also isn’t lost on me is the fact that if you want an iPhone, you have exactly one choice of contract.

Apple's Snow Leopard Server To Offer 64-bit Power For $499

by AppleInsider

Apple on Monday outlined plans for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Server, a full 64-bit UNIX server operating system based on open standards that is up to twice as fast as its predecessor. It will be priced at $499 with unlimited client licensing when it ships in September 2009.

WWDC: Rumored iPhone 3.0 App Demoed: Find My iPhone

by Leander Kahney, Cult of Mac

Find My iPhone is a MobileMe service that helps you find your lost iPhone, or wipe it remotely.

By Heng-Cheong Leong