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Softpedia Recommended Mac Apps of the Week – 20.09.2008

Sat, 20 Sep 2008 06:11:02 -0700

Scroll down and make your pick. Three new Mac apps are available for you to download and use for as long as you like. All three programs are Universal Binaries and require Tiger or higher.Architect


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from: inform /

Microsoft, Jealous Of Apple And Google, Working On Apps Store Of Its Own

Sat, 20 Sep 2008 10:23:44 -0700

Application stores appear to be all the rage. Apple opened up the iPhone Apps Store in July, Google announced its Android Market last week, and now ...


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from: iphone news /

Blogging on the iPhone, 4 sites & 4 apps

Sat, 20 Sep 2008 11:57:58 -0700

There’sa lot of talk about the iPhone as a gaming platform but little talk as it being a blogging device. I think the main reason is the lack of a keypad but if you’re an experience iPhone user then you know you don’t need it and the ...


tags: Apps, Blogging, iPhone,


from: ars technica /jacqui@arstechnica.com (Jacqui Cheng)

Apple: Virtualization, iPhone apps, and 10.5.5

Sat, 20 Sep 2008 11:00:00 -0700

This week's Apple news roundup discusses jailbreak tools for the iPhone, Apple's place among worldwide PC manufacturers, a plethora of news about iPhone apps, the Mac OS X 10.5.5 update, virtualization software for the Mac, and plenty more. Check it out in case you missed anything. Read More...


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from: technewsworld /Andrew K. Burger

Mobile Enterprise Apps: The Next Security Frontier

Fri, 19 Sep 2008 04:00:00 -0700

Mobile application developers are a busy lot these days as organizations look to put the latest applications in the hands of mobile employees. However, as organizations' networks extend ever outward and "over the air," data and application security are primary concerns.


tags: Apps, mobile, Security,


from: yahoo! news /

Apptism: an Alternative to Apple's iPhone Apps Store (PC Magazine)

Fri, 19 Sep 2008 05:14:35 -0700

PC Magazine - All it takes to set of a storm of controversy on the Web is for is one really good iPhone application to be declined by Apple; everyone buzzes about why Apple is accepting certain iPhone apps and not others. If you want a truly open Apple apps store, try Apptism.


tags: alternative, Apps, iPhone, Store,


from: gizmodo /

The Week in iPhone Apps: Tired Internet Meme Edition [IPhone Apps]

Fri, 19 Sep 2008 14:30:00 -0700

Do you think a store full of geek developers could let September 19th go by without a surge of pirate-related applications? Personally, I'm waiting for the app that pushes live updates of real pirate advisories so my raw shipments of bulgur wheat stop getting jacked off the Somali coast. But in the app store, it's all about fun, so let's do some silly voices. Ninja fans shouldn't worry either, and nor should people who hate silly memes altogether—just like every other week, the App Store aims to please all. Pocket Pirate: Quick: it's not too late! Talk Like a Pirate Day doesn't end at sundown—pirates keep it going into the night. Grab this app, tap some icons, hear some pirate talk. For those too lazy to do it themselves. And believe me there are more pirate apps, but you can find those on your own. Free. Ninja: For those that prefer the other side of the age-old meme coin, there is Ninja. Dodge incoming shurikens and arrows by tilting the phone, while enjoying some "old world" graphics. Speed is crucial, silence is key. $1 X-Plane 9: Now, let's get serious. X-Plane is a multi-platform, super-customizable flight sim that serious desk pilots have long loved (its physics engine is FAA certified for logging actual simulator hours), and now it's made it to the iPhone. Laminar Research, the folks behind the game, were astounded at how well the iPhone handled the complex physics models for the four planes available—they're 95% accurate compared to what you'd get in the FAA-certified desktop version. X-Plane is the best implementation of tilt controls I've played with personally—they lend themselves perfectly to flying a virtual yoke. You can control the weather and the time of day for buzzing around a real-world model of Innsbruck, Austria (chosen for its interesting topography). It's a blast. $10 iNap: Clever uses of location services always impress me, and iNap is one of the best, especially if you're a frequent above-ground trans commuter. Set your destination point on Google Maps and feel free to snooze away without missing your station, because iNap will wake you up as soon as you get within a mile of your destination (or any distance of your choosing). It even works while you're in iPod mode. $1. Oblique Strategies: A quirky one—in 1975, Brian Eno and his buddy, British artist Peter Schmidt created Oblique Strategies, a deck of cards with insightfully Lama-esque sayings designed to "break a deadlock or dilemma situation." Self motivation, ambient style, for when you need to be reminded to "look closely at the most embarassing details and amplify them." Free. This week's App coverage on Giz (busy week): Podcaster app banned for being too iTunesy (offering podcasts), fanning the flames of the Apple's arbitrary and at times flippand approval process... ...which Joy of Tech skewers in this nice approval process flowchart. Copiercin, another jailbreak copy and paste solution, adds some elements of app interoperability by importing and exporting to notes, emails, and SMS. The Sonic Lighter is for when you need to light up your virtual cig (w/ nicotine patch added), and it can also light the fires of other nearby iPhones. Apple's Remote app got an update to include Genius support and a playlist editor. Clones of the game Breakout, which is the first game to hit any type of platform, always, are getting nasty cease and desist-like letters from the game's original developer. Private-I masquerades as something secret and fools thieves into emailing you your stolen phone's location when launched. And the developers of popular puzzle game Trism have supposedly made $250,000 since the game's release. Not bad. This list is in no way definitive. If you've spotted a great app that hit the store this week, give us a heads up or, better yet, your firsthand impressions in the comments. And for even more apps: see our previous weekly roundups here, and check out our original iPhone App Review Marathon. Have a good weekend everybody.


tags: Apps, edition, iPhone,


The First Look at the New Yahoo Homepage Redesign: Apps Rule!

Wed, 17 Sep 2008 21:00:29 -0700

Yahoo will begin testing out versions of its new main homepage to a minuscule number of users starting tomorrow, employing a design that more significantly allows users to customize the starting page in a way that essentially amounts to a kind of My Yahoo-lite for everyone. Making such a shift will also be a big perceptual deal for Yahoo, which needs to prove it has remained current and open, especially compared to faster-growing rivals like Facebook. Thus, making a success of its new design is critical, and Yahoo's CEO Jerry Yang has been touting the idea that Yahoo must be the "starting point" to the Web for users.


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from: everythingicafe /m.schultz@mac.com

Spore Origins for the iPhone soon, Apple rejecting Apps, new iPod Touch dimensions leaked?

Wed, 03 Sep 2008 16:00:00 -0700

Ever since I saw the demo of Spore on the iPhone on the web a few months ago, I've been looking forward to its release.  TUAW reports that it's due out later this week from a conversation with Will Wright, the creator of Spore.  It doesn't sound like it will have the same type of gameplay as the full PC version, unfortunately.Apple seems to be taking a harder look at the Apps it approves for the App store these days.  Over at MacRumors, a rejection email a developer received from Apple [...]


tags: Apps, iPhone, iPod, Touch,


Apple: Virtualization, iPhone apps, and 10.5.5 (Ars Technica)

Sat, 20 Sep 2008 11:13:37 -0700

This week’s Apple news roundup discusses jailbreak tools for the iPhone, Apple’s place among worldwide PC manufacturers, a plethora of news about iPhone apps, the Mac OS X 10.5.5 update, virtualization software for the Mac, and plenty more. Check it out in case you missed anything. Read More… Original post by Yahoo! News [...]


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