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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Old iPods Have Still Got Game

by Paul Govan, Wired

With all the excitement over the iPhone and iPod Touch games it’s easy to forget that the original iPod can also play an impressive array of games. Tweet

S Korea Agency Asks Apple To Recall Some iPods

by Jung-Ah Lee, Dow Jones

A South Korean government agency said Thursday that it has requested Apple Inc.'s (AAPL) Korea unit to recall some of its iPod nano music players on concerns that batteries in the device may overheat. Tweet

New And Improved For Jul 9

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

Cocktail 4.4, a "general purpose utility for Mac OS X", adds ability to reset home directory permissions and Access Control Lists (ACLs), and to set Time Machine's backup interval and to modify other Time Machine settings.

The Missing Sync for Palm Pre "works with Mac applications you already know and use — Address Book, iTunes, iCal, Entourage and iPhoto — to let you transfer and sync information and files between your Mac and Pre."

Nisus Writer Pro 1.3 word processor "adds a completely new document manager."

REALbasic and REAL Studio 2009 adds "OpenGL support for 3D images and animation."

XMenu "adds global menus on your menu bar to give you access to your preferred applications, folders, documents, files, and snippets." Tweet

Local Companies Thrive With Apple

by Gus G. Sentementes, Baltimore Sun

Catering to Mac owners proves a viable business. Tweet

Jonathan Ive On The Key To Apple's Success

by Helen Walters, BusinessWeek

Jonathan Ive isn’t prone to making wild proclamations about design, his boss, Steve Jobs, or Apple, the company at which he’s led the design team since 1996. Indeed, he’s not really one for speaking in public much at all. So it was with a sense of keen anticipation that a group of 700 or so Londoners descended on the Royal Geographical Society in posh South Kensington to hear Ive in conversation with Sir Christopher Frayling, rector of the Royal College of Art. Tweet

Apple Techno Babble

by Garry Barker, The Age

Good presenting, whether for a big audience or a small school class, is not about screens full of bullet points, text and pie charts. It is about capturing the interest of an audience by telling a story, says Les Posen, president of iMUG, the Internet Macintosh User Group, a clinical psychologist and a Keynote guru whose skill with the application has been recognised by Apple. Tweet

Apple Still Not Naming NC Town As Data Center Site

by Emery P. Dalesio, BusinessWeek

The reason is that the Cupertino, Calif.-based company continues to negotiate contract and other details involving the offer by Catawba County and the town of Maiden, said Dale Carroll, deputy secretary of the state Commerce Department. Tweet

Why Won't Apple Or MS Give Us What Google Might?

by Scott Foval, Huffington Post Tweet

256÷128=10?! The Impact Of The iPhone 3GS RAM Increase

by John Casasanta, Tap Tap Tap

So even though Apple isn’t touting it, the increased RAM size of the iPhone 3GS is definitely a major contributor to the “S” in its name. It’s an incredibly welcome improvement. Tweet

iPhone Apps To Organize Your Life

by Farhad Manjoo, New York Times

Here are some of the best apps to keep your life running smoothly. Tweet

We Are So Not Into Netbooks

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

Is anyone raising the question whether Apple's apparent refusal to go into 'netbook' business is because Apple have insider knowledge about Google's plan with the Chrome OS? Tweet

Google Operating System Raises Apple Antitrust Issues

by Brad Stone, New York Times

Google’s new operating system, which the Internet search giant said could ship in the low-cost computers called netbooks by next year, is likely to create more questions for regulators looking into Google’s relationship with Apple. Tweet

MacBook Pro Soars To New Heights

by Tom Yager, InfoWorld

The 15-inch MacBook Pro is the best of the tier-one commercial notebooks, full stop. There are cheaper notebooks, but I'd challenge you to find one that's faster, quieter, and better built than MacBook Pro. Tweet

How Much Does It Cost To Buy Every iPhone App?

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

$144,326.06, according to Busted Loop. Which, I believe, is within Guy Kawasaki's budget, if he still works at Apple. Tweet

How Good Is The New iPhone 3GS Camera - Ummm, It’s Really Great!

by Grey Sacle Gorilla

What really blew me away though is the fact that the touch point on your photo also regulates exposure and color temperature. Tweet

City of Heroes: Mac Special Edition

by Joseph Cadotte, Inside Mac Games

This is an excellent game with immense depth. I highly recommend it to people who are tired of fantasy or find EVE to be too daunting. There is great possibility for both casual and obsessive play. Tweet

My Apple: The Excitement Of Seeing Other Apple Fans

by Magnus Nystedt , Shuffle Gazine

Why is it that we Apple fans get so excited when we see or meet other Apple users? Tweet

Layers Captures All Open Windows On Your Mac

by Bambi Brannan, Mac360

Layers captures your Mac’s whole screen in a Photoshop layered image. Tweet

Save Time With Dropzone

by DigMo

If you are anything like me you are spending a fair amount time uploading photos to flickr, documents to ftp spaces and even more regularly emailing documents and files to colleagues. The sharing process takes time but the good news is it is about to get considerably quicker with the release of Dropzone. Tweet

Mac News Briefs: QuickerTek Battery Extends MacBook Life By Five Hours

by Macworld

Also announced: SkypeCap, Flickery, XMenu, and EasyFind updates; Flexible Mini Capsule Microphone for iPhone. Tweet

Safari 4.0.2 Update Fixes Stability Issues

by Jonathan Seff, Macworld

According to Apple's notes, the update improves the stability of the Nitro JavaScript engine and includes the latest compatibility and security fixes. Tweet

Mr. Schmidt: Step Down From That Board

by Tom Krazit, CNET

Your position on Apple's board of directors now looks completely untenable given Google's intention to release a lightweight operating system for personal computers called Chrome OS. Tweet

Apple, Sony, Nintendo Sued Over Patent Infringement Claims

by Nick Spence, Macworld UK

California-based Shared Memory Graphics claims the Apple iPod, Nintendo’s motion-controlled Wii, and Sony PSP and PS2 game consoles make use of two graphic accelerator systems patented by the company. Tweet

Review: iPhone Twitter Clients

by Lex Friedman, Macworld

I spent some time composing and reading 140-character missives with five popular Twitter apps. Here’s how they stack up. Tweet

Remember Your Passwords

by Joe Kissell, Macworld

You'll always be able to access critical passwords if you take these steps. Tweet

By Heng-Cheong Leong