Microsoft Opens up to Third Party Developers

In an effort to get the EU off Microsoft’s back, Steve Ballmer held a press conference today that will completely change the way Microsoft does business..at least as far as their products are concerned. The company is going ‘open’,and will begin publishing documentation for all of its “high-volume product” APIs free of charge. The company Read more…

Airfoil 3.1 adds AppleTV support

The latest update of Rogue Amoeba’s Airfoil, an application which allows users to send any audio to an AirPort Express, and other Macs, now includes AppleTV support and also also Airfoil Speakers for Windows. RA has also fixed DVD playback, improved performance on low-end machines and improved compatibility with Front Row. Airfoil requires Mac OS Read more…

Nike bypasses Apple with new Nike+ SportBand

Nike’s Nike+ line is continuing to evolve, and the latest evolution doesn’t require an iPod at all. The 2.62 x 2.62-inch Nike+ SportBand device fits into a wrist band, then you can connect it to your Mac or PC to track your runs. There is no word just yet on when the device will be Read more…

YouTube Find: Sinbad at WWDC 1999

Sinbad is a comedian that you may not have seen in a while, but in the 90s, he was one of my favorite stand-up comedians. He’s one of the few comedians that I could easily watch with my parents around, and I have to say, I even enjoyed some of his movies. That’s right, I’ll Read more…

Apple Gazette Daily 212 – BBC iPlayer on iPhone, a little rant, and much more

BBC iPlayer on iPhone, a little rant, and much more You can subscribe via iTunes, or by RSS feed, or… you can listen to the episode right here: right here In addition to that, you can also download the Apple Gazette Daily Widget and listen to every episode of the show right on your Dashboard. Read more…

Software Spotlight: Screenflow

Screenflow is a new application from the team at Vara Software. It is billed by the company as a “Professional Screencasting Studio”, and while I haven’t had the chance to spend much time with it yet, it certainly looks the part. The look of the application puts programs like SnapProX and iShowU to shame. It Read more…

DVD John ‘frees’ iTunes DRM…or does he?

TUAW reports that DVD John has “broken free” of iTunes DRM using an “unusual analog hole”…but after hearing what it is, it doesn’t sound that unusual at all. The software plays back iTunes DRMed tracks in fast forward then records them. That’s all well and good, but its no different than burning your iTunes music Read more…

Handbrake 0.9.2 has been released…but only for Leopard Users

Those of you that love Handbrake, and haven’t updated to Leopard are probably going to be upset, but the latest version of the software is only for OSX 10.5. The new update features improved queueing, iPhone Anamorphic video, ‘multi-track audio on Apple devices’ and more. You can get a complete list of changes right here. Read more…

Apple Releases Macbook and Macbook Pro Keyboard Fix

Finally, yesterday afternoon, Apple released the much needed fix for some Macbooks and Macbook Pros that had been suffering from issues with their keyboards since upgrading to Leopard. Thankfully (for me anyway) I did not have this problem with my Macbook Pro, but I’m sure those of you that did could not wait for this Read more…

Apple issue tips to Podcasters for AppleTV performance

If you’re a podcaster, or thinking about becoming a podcaster, Apple has issued a series of tips for improving performance of podcasts on Apple TV. If you’ve used the AppleTV for watching podcasts its clear that some shows load more efficiently than others, but I hope that, over time, a standard is developed that produces Read more…