We have two feature articles for you this week: security expert Rich Mogull’s extensive look at how to protect your privacy from Facebook, and guest contributor Robyn Weisman’s discussions about iPhone apps with executives from some of the largest news and entertainment companies. Also this week, Doug McLean examines Google’s search results page makeover, Adam relays the news that Apple has acknowledged iPad Wi-Fi problems, and Glenn Fleishman shares details about how our TidBITS Commenting System avoids the sort of problems that have afflicted other comment systems. Notable software releases this week include Waveboard 1.0, ShareTool 2.0, and Keyboard Maestro 4.3.
Apple has updated a Knowledge Base article about iPad Wi-Fi troubles with a few more suggestions and a note that additional problems will be fixed in a future iPad software update.
Google has updated the look and functionality of its search results page, adding a feature-filled sidebar that looks somewhat similar to the one on Microsoft's Bing.
We launched TidBITS article page comments ten months ago, and have been more than pleased with the results. We think a few key decisions have helped keep the wheat-to-chaff ratio high.
And now for something completely different... Guest writer Robyn Weisman rejoins us with a look into a strange new world TidBITS has never explored before - just what mobile development executives at huge news and entertainment companies think of the iPhone and the App Store.
Facebook may be the single most popular social media service on the Internet, but its policies and practices demonstrate little concern for your privacy. Security expert Rich Mogull explains how to protect your privacy on - and from - Facebook.
Notable software releases this week include Waveboard 1.0, ShareTool 2.0, and Keyboard Maestro 4.3.
This week's reading was eclectic, including news of Google Voice being opened up to students, Apple starting a MobileMe Mail beta, the lost iPhone prototype story getting ever weirder, Apple confirming (through court documents) AT&T's iPhone exclusivity, an explanation of why the C4 programmer's conference won't be held this year, and advice on how to reduce iPad 3G data usage.