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TidBITS#893/20-Aug-07

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.

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Sparkle Improves Application Update Experience

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.

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Safe Sleep Revisited

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.