Apple May Allow Background Apps in Firmware 3.0

“While we aren’t sure what the specific issues are, we’ve heard that as an alternative Apple is considering allowing apps to run as user selectable background processes. If so, this feature would likely come in the rumored iPhone 3.0 software update but would be limited to only one or two processes on current hardware. The […]

References to GDrive Appear in Google Pack File

Some references to the long rumored Google service “GDrive” have appeared in a file used by Google Pack. The file categorizes GDrive as a Online file backup and Storage service and has the following description: “GDrive provides reliable storage for all of your files, including photos, music and documents. GDrive allows you to access your […]

Apple May Open Premium Game Section in App Store

One of the worries many big game developers have had about the iPhone is that they can’t put enough money into a game to make it good because unless they sell it at $1-3 it will get lost in the shuffle. Apple may have found a solution to that problem however. PocketGamer.biz is reporting that […]

From the Ashes of Podcaster Comes RSS Player

If you remember back in September there was an application announced for the iPhone called Podcaster that was denied from the App Store. The developer of Podcaster later released the application through Apple’s Ad-Hoc system essentially allowing him to sell the application without the App Store. Recently Almerica resubmitted Podcaster, under a different name (RSS […]

iLife’09 Went Gold Master On January 15th, Begins Shipping Monday

9 to 5 Mac got a tip supposedly from Apple themselves letting them know that iLife’09 has gone Gold Master. This means that those of you who pre-ordered may have your items shipped on Monday. iLife ’09 hit Golden Master yesterday – Out for print today | 9 to 5 Mac.

Apple Approves 3rd Party Web Browsers for App Store

Apple has slowing been loosening the restrictions on developers, first they started allowing apps with toilet humor and now they have begun approving web browsing applications to the App Store. It is possible that Apple has separate internal approval queues depending on the category of application, we’ve seen this same type of grouping happen with […]

Google Releases Picasa for the Mac

Very odd looking user interface, for the Mac that is. It doesn’t really look much like a Mac app. We’re therefore excited to announce that we’re bringing the full version of Picasa to Mac OS X. Like its Windows and Linux counterparts, Picasa for Mac is a standalone program that helps you organize photos anywhere […]