We’re all about digital photography and iOS this week. Tonya Engst leads off with a look at iOS 4.1, what it provides, and how well it works; and Adam Engst examines Apple’s loosening of iOS development restrictions and more-transparent App Store review guidelines. Guest writer Jeff Lynch explains how photographers can ensure that digital portfolios look their best on an iPad. Finally, Charles Maurer contributes a detailed editorial – okay, a detailed rant – about what’s wrong with today’s digital cameras (hint, it’s not a lack of features). We’re also pleased to welcome our latest sponsor, The Data Rescue Center, and announce a discount on Raskin for those who didn’t win in last week’s DealBITS drawing. Notable software releases this week include Carbon Copy Cloner 3.3.4, Firefox 3.6.9, PDFpen/PDFpenPro 5.0.1, Safari 5.0.2/4.1.2, iWeb 3.0.2, and Cyberduck 3.6.1.
iOS 4.1 is out, and Tonya Engst installs it to see if it fixes performance issues with the iPhone 3G. The good news is that it appears to, while simultaneously bringing useful features to all iOS 4-capable devices.
In a move that could be construed as reducing exposure to antitrust scrutiny, Apple has announced changes to the iOS Developer License Agreement. Simultaneously, the company has released the App Store Review Guidelines and created an App Review Board to bring transparency to the iOS app approval process.
Photographer Jeff Lynch switched from carrying a printed portfolio of his work to an iPad, and discovered that making a compelling digital portfolio involves more than just importing your photos.
Please welcome our latest TidBITS sponsor, the data-recovery company The Data Rescue Center. They specialize in data recovery from damaged hard drives along with "rescuing" data from inaccessible digital drive types, old videotapes and cassette tapes, and even analog photos.
See who won copies of Raskin 1.1 in last week's DealBITS drawing, and if you're not among them, read on to save $20 on Raskin Software's alternative interface.
Charles Maurer describes a fundamental problem with today's digital cameras, provides some insight into a professional's approach to photography, and reviews two small cameras that he recently bought.
Notable software releases this week include Carbon Copy Cloner 3.3.4, Firefox 3.6.9, PDFpen/PDFpenPro 5.0.1, Safari 5.0.2/4.1.2, iWeb 3.0.2, and Cyberduck 3.6.1.
If you're looking for some commute-time listening, Adam was a guest on both MacBreak Weekly and the Tech Night Owl Live this past week, talking in both cases about the recent Apple announcements. Also, for those considering a new iPod nano, note that you can now easily turn it into a wristwatch, and if you're wondering what happened to VersionTracker, it was subsumed into CNET Downloads.