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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

After Chrome OS, How Long Can The Google-Apple Friendship Last?

by VentureBeat Tweet

New And Improved For Jul 8, 2009

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

Baseline 1.5 answers the question "Where has all your disk space gone?"

MacProxy "provides system-wide network proxy support for the Mac, including for applications without proxy support."

Postbox "works behind the scenes to catalog everything in your email."

Typinator 3.5 "is an automatic text software that boosts your productivity and eliminates errors by automating the process of inserting frequently used text and graphics and auto-correcting typing errors." Tweet

The Missing Sync For Pre Launches With Mac Support

by MacNN Tweet

Sending GPS Devices the Way of the Tape Deck?

by Jenna Wortham, New York Times

Now the smartphone is beginning to displace yet another stand-alone device — the GPS receiver — as a convenient way for drivers to get directions to unknown destinations. Tweet

Apple’s Disclosures On Jobs Said To Be Subject Of SEC Review

by Connie Guglielmo, David Scheer and Karen Gullo, Bloomberg

Apple Inc.’s disclosures about Steve Jobs’s health remain under scrutiny by U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigators over how his condition went from “relatively simple” to “more complex” in nine days, said a person familiar with the matter. Tweet

More On The iPhone Keyboard

by Infrageeks

From a logistics and supply chain management perspective this is a huge deal. Every other physical keyboard based system has to maintain specific models by locale. Tweet

Judges Roll A Dozen iPhone Suits Into One

by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

Last week, a panel of federal judges consolidated a dozen separate cases that consumers had filed against Apple, claiming that the company's iPhone 3G constantly dropped calls, had trouble connecting to AT&T's network and was significantly slower than advertised. Tweet

Amazon Killing Mobile Apps That Use Its Data

by MG Siegler, TechCrunch

A recent change to Amazon’s Product Advertising API means that apps like Delicious Library are being restricted from using it. Tweet

Battery Tests Confirm iPhone 3GS Improvements, But Complaints Linger

by Brian X. Chen, Wired conducted a battery test comparing the iPhone 3GS with the iPhone 3G, and the former came out hours ahead. Tweet

Apple's iPhone Vulnerable To Hotspot Hijacking

by Thomas Claburn, InformationWeek

The new iPhone 3.0 software automatically launches the Safari browser in certain circumstances, a feature that makes the iPhone more usable and less secure. Tweet

Rogue Amoeba Airfoil

by Ray Aguilera, MacLife

Airfoil one-ups iTunes by streaming any audio to any Airport Express, computer, iPhone, or iPod touch on your network, perfect for setting up multiroom audio using gear you already own. Tweet

Flying Meat VoodooPad Pro

by Ray Aguilera, MacLife

VoodooPad Pro is one of those apps that takes a while to grow on you. When you open up a new document for the first time, VoodooPad looks kind of like a TextEdit window—in other words, plain and devoid of excess features. But if you’re the kind of person who needs to capture information and ideas as they happen, before they disappear into the ether—writers, students, compulsive list-makers, listen up—VoodooPad quickly becomes a valuable tool for recording all the awesome band names, Wi-Fi passwords, haiku, class notes, important telephone numbers, and ideas for your novel that pass between your ears every day. Tweet

Maiden, NC Now Home To $1 Billion Apple Data Center

by Chris Foresman, Ars Technica

After enticement by state and local governments, Apple has chosen the town of Maiden in Catawba County, North Carolina, as the location for a new data center. Building and staffing the data center is expected to bring as many as 3,000 jobs to the area. Tweet

Cameras 1.0.1

by Dan Frakes, Macworld

Mac OS X can automatically open iPhoto, Aperture, or another program whenever you connect your digital camera or media card, but not everyone likes this behavior. If your beef with this automated device-handling is not that it exists at all, but rather that you’d prefer it if OS X could handle each device differently, Flexibits’s Cameras is for you. Tweet

Prowl Sends Growl Notifications To iPhone

by Dan Moren, Macworld Tweet

Versatile VLC Media Software Finally Turns 1.0

by Dan Moren, Macworld Tweet

Mobile Phone Keyboards

by John Gruber, Daring Fireball

Are software touchscreen keyboards good for everyone? Certainly not. But this is another aspect of the Apple Way. Apple tries to make things that many people love, not things that all people like. The key is that they’re not afraid of the staunch criticism, and often outright derision, that comes with breaking conventions. Tweet

Hear That? It’s The Sound Of Your New Hearing Aid, The iPhone

by Jason Kincaid, TechCrunch Tweet

By Heng-Cheong Leong