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Camino 2.1 alpha preview released, new features in tow

Camino, the open source web browser for Mac OS X, has released Camino 2.1 Alpha 1 -- the first preview release of the forthcoming Camino 2.1 update. It's been just over a year since version 2.0 was released, and we can expect to see some great...

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Syphir gives you more Gmail filtering options

Syphir first attracted my attention when they announced that they were using OAuth for Gmail (meaning that you did not have to provide your login information to Syphir in order to use it). They have a $3 iPhone app that receives push notifications,...

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Announcing Trunk, an app store for Evernote

Evernote announced a new extension to their platform today, Trunk. It's essentially an App Store for Evernote, highlighting applications, hardware and platforms created by third parties which integrate with Evernote in various ways. Trunk offers easy...

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Apple collecting Safari extensions for gallery

A marquee feature of Safari 5 is its ability to use 3rd-party extensions. Apple is collecting examples of great ones from registered developers to be featured in a gallery. There's no word on Apple's judging criteria or when the gallery will be...

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iSSH updates, supports multitasking and port forwarding

One must-have app for me with any smartphone is a decent SSH client; I wouldn't move over to the iPhone until I was sure it had one. When Zingersoft's iSSH came along and I was able to kick its tires a bit, I knew I could safely move my life over to...

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The Reader feature in Safari 5 can change your whole web experience

I'm surprised Apple didn't hype the Reader feature in Safari 5 a bit more. It's almost a stealth function, and you might not even notice it is there. My colleague Dave Caolo touched on it in his Safari 5 overview, and I want to make sure everyone...

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Apple's HTML5 showcase

Apple has published a new Web page meant to promote and show off the features of HTML5. There are seven sites featured in the "HTML5 showcase," each demonstrating a different function: video, typography, a photo gallery, transitions, audio, 360º...

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Dazzboard syncs media in the browser, now supports Firefox and Chrome

It's an article of faith that Mac users prefer iPhones to other smartphones... right? But if we allow that there might be a cohort of Android users on the Mac (not to mention WinMobile and Windows Phone 7 aficionados), chances are they are going...

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Post pictures to Tumblr Quickr

Quickr is a $0.99US iPhone app to take pictures and quickly post them to your Tumblr account. Here's the simplest explanation I can give for how Quickr lives up to its name: Steps necessary to take a picture and post it through the Tumblr app: ...

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Manage your DNS settings for faster web browsing

In the Network Settings pane of your System Preferences, you may have noticed that you can manually set the DNS servers your connection will use. There are a few reasons for doing this, namely speeding up the time it takes to look up any given...

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Microsoft embracing HTML5 / H.264 for IE 9

Shortly after Steve Jobs delivered his "Thoughts on Flash" missive to the world last week, Microsoft's general manager for the Internet Explorer browser mentioned that the huge software company is putting its muscle behind the H.264 standard for...

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TED launches Flash-free site for iPad, iPhone

I'm happy to report that TED, following in the footsteps of so many others, has now created a Flash-free version of its website for the iPad and iPhone. The new site automatically detects your browser and OS and shows the video in either Flash or...

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Boo Hoo! SimplifyMedia dropping products and changing direction

The problem is, we just don't know where they're going. In a Saturday blog post, the company announced it is "...taking a new direction" and won't be offering their current apps to new users. SimplifyMedia has been offering free software for...

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ClickToFlash 1.6b7 solves YouTube's "Old Flash? Go upgrade!" message

If you have ClickToFlash installed, you may have seen a note telling you that you have an old version of Flash and encouraging you to upgrade. As you might expect, you don't need to upgrade Flash, but you do need to upgrade ClickToFlash. The current...

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iCalShare relaunches

After a long absence iCalShare.com has relaunched with new search tools and an improved user interface. iCalShare is a site dedicated to sharing calendars for use in applications like iCal, Google Calendar, or Outlook among dozens of other web and...

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Automatically open Bittorrent files using Dropbox and Hazel

Every year there is a torrent made to let listeners download most of the music for SXSW. This year's torrent has recently been posted (previous years' are also available at the same site). I don't usually use Bittorent, so I asked around for client...

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