The MacHack conference may be history, but its spirit lives on in C4, an event for indie Mac programmers. Adam reports on the proceedings (where he was also a speaker) and discovers some gems such as Lights Off, a native game for the iPhone, and the software-updating framework Sparkle. Elsewhere in this issue, Glenn Fleishman notes improvements to the AirPort admin utility, Jorg Brown looks at the preposterous international data-roaming charges that some iPhone users are being asked to pay, Matt Neuburg adds some audible cues to his keys with Keyclick, and Joe Kissell updates his coverage of the Safe Sleep feature of current Apple laptops.
A new version of the AirPort Utility and related software fixes minor bugs and improves the password interface.
Lights Off is the first truly native iPhone game... but getting it onto an iPhone isn't for the faint of heart.
Two problems to watch out for with iPhone bills: they can be too big (too many pages) and too big (too much money). Read on to see how to solve both issues.
In which Adam reports on his weekend at the C4 indie developers conference in Chicago. Be sure to read about the latest iPhone hacks!
The open source Sparkle framework lets developers add self-updating capabilities to any Cocoa applications quickly and easily... and if you're not a developer, you can encourage the developers of your favorite programmers to make your life easier in the future with Sparkle.
If you've been longing for the clicky sound of the keyboards of yesteryear, this $5 utility will provide it on any modern keyboard.
Joe Kissell returns to the topic of Safe Sleep with a better script for managing it, corrections to his previous article, and reasons why you might still want to leave Safe Sleep enabled.
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