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iMovie 8.0.4 released, includes iPhone 3GS video fix

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Software

iMovie 8.0.4

If you run iMovie ‘09, it’s time for you to fire up Software Update to grab the latest iMovie 8.0.4 update. According to Apple, this update aims to fix a screen orientation bug as it pertains to video, as well as squashing a couple of other bugs. As we said, the update is available now, yours for the taking.


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Palm WebOS Mojo SDK now available to all

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Cell Phones, Handhelds, Software

Palm Pre webOS

had to do something in response to Apple disabling Pre media syncing in iTunes yesterday, and they’ve fired back by finally releasing the Palm Mojo SDK for WebOS. High points here include the fact that the Mojo SDK is freely available to anyone who wants to download it. While that is nice, we’d prefer Palm taking app submissions immediately, as opposed to sometime later this fall. They are already playing catch-up with their App Catalog when compared to Apple’s App Store, but hey, this is Palm, what do you expect?

If you want to develop for the and other WebOS devices down the road, grab the Mojo SDK now.

Read More | Palm Blog

iTunes 8.2.1 released, destroys Palm Pre media syncing

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Music, Software

iTunes 8.2.1

Oh, c’mon now, you knew that wasn’t going to allow the to sync with iTunes forever, right? I think we all knew that Pre iTunes media syncing was on borrowed time, and that time has come. Apple has just released iTunes 8.2.1, and with it, comes this ominous feature:

“iTunes 8.2.1 provides a number of important bug fixes and addresses and issue with verification of Apple devices.”

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Apple Snow Leopard Developer Preview Update 10A411 now available

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, PC / Laptop, Software

Snow Leopard 10A411

Just five days after Apple released Snow Leopard dev build 10A402a, we now have another new release in Developer Preview Update 10A411. This latest update is 748MB in size, and according to Apple, includes “general operating system fixes for stability, compatibility, and security.”  Getting a bit more specific though, a reader on the MacRumors forums has pinpointed a few changes:

  • Dock Expose now previews windows from other spaces.
  • Expose’s animations are very smooth now. I think they sped up the animation, so the user’s perception of the OS is visually faster as well.
  • In the Desktop & Screen Saver preference pane, selecting “Change picture every…” and then “Random Order” does not select a random photo at first—the first photo will always be selected.
  • A bug is still present where applications do not retain proper focus when activating spaces. For instance, this Safari window is in focus, and a Preference Pane is opened behind it. Start spaces—and the pane appears on top.
  • No put back for items trashed from Dock or stacks.
  • Updated QuickTime.
  • Items can now be dragged to trash from stacks.
  • Trashed desktop items no longer fade away.

Once again, the update is available through Software Update, so have at it.


Apple releases iPhone OS 3.1 beta 2 build 7C106c

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Handhelds, Software

iPhone OS 3.1 beta

Hey developers, Apple has just released iPhone OS 3.1 beta 2 build 7C106c, and it’s available now in the iPhone Developer Portal now. The download is 320MB. iPhone SDK 3.1 beta 2 build 9M2804 is also available immediately, with different versions for Leopard and .


Google Announces Chrome OS Partners, includes Acer, ASUS, HP, Lenovo

Google Chrome OS PartnersEver since the Google was announced, many have been wondering which partners would be working with Google to release new devices based on the ambitious operating system. As it turns out, Google is answering those questions, releasing a short list of partners that they’re working with.

Today, Google has announced that they’re partnering with Acer, Adobe, ASUS, FreeScale, Lenovo, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, QUALCOMM, Hewlett-Packard (.)

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Apple releases Snow Leopard dev build 10A402a

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Software

Snow Leopard 10A402

has released another updated developer build of . This time we are looking at Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard build 10A402. If you are running either of the two latest Snow Leopard builds, you can access this update through Software Update. Apple says this build includes “general operating system fixes for stability, compatibility, and security.” The update weighs in at 1.31GB, so go grab a snack. Good luck!


VLC 1.0 now available after 8.5 year wait!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: PC / Laptop, Software

VLC 1.0 Goldeneye

You may not know this, but the underground Swiss Army knife of video playing software known as VLC, a project that started 8 and a half years ago, has finally hit version 1.0. Along the new version comes plenty of new features, including high definition codecs, AirTunes streaming, support for linear PCM, and plenty of bug fixes. If you play video on your computer, you’ll definitely want to give this one a download to try it out.

VLC 1.0 is completely free and is available for download on Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.

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Google Chrome OS Announced, Hits Netbooks in 2010

Google Chrome OS just announced Chrome OS, their entry into the operating system world. According to the Google Developer Blog, Chrome OS will be a lightweight, open source OS platform meant to “power computers ranging from small netbooks to full-zize desktop systems,” with the goal being a practically instant-on system that takes you right into the web. Chrome OS will be able to run on x86 and ARM chips, which means 32-bit computers, including Intel Atom machines, can play nice, along with mobile platforms. All-in-all, Google aims to make the Internet the bulk of the operating system, with Chrome OS just providing some supporting architecture. Offline mode will undoubtedly be supported, since it’s built in to the Google Apps suite of products. Google says they are already working with OEMs, and we should see devices that are running Chrome OS hit the market in the second half of 2010.

The competition in the OS space is heating up, and the biggest winner, from where we sit, is going to be the consumers. Game on.

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The Apple App Store Turns 1 (on the 10th)

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Corporate News, Software

App Store Turns One

Wow, fans!

Today

July 10th marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of the App Store. It’s because such a part of our digital lives, it’s hard to imagine what it was like without it. Kudos to all the iPhone and app developers out there, who aim to make the iPhone a little more fun, useful, and productive. You can check out our section that’s completely dedicated to the App Store and iPhone apps, over at App.Tapper.

The App Store is now home to over 56,000 apps. That’s in one year. Be impressed.

What are some of your favorite apps? Anyone remember the first app they downloaded?

[Thanks, Jason!]


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