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TidBITS#998/05-Oct-09

We’re all over the map this week, or at least Adam is, as he reviews two of the early iPhone GPS navigation apps. Adam also reports on a profanity-free iPhone calculator, explains how to use the Find My iPhone service from an iPhone, looks at the new StuffIt Deluxe 2010, and wonders if anyone is using the unimpressive iWork.com. Glenn Fleishman has been busy as well, reporting on the just-announced pricing for the TomTom iPhone car kit, describing the new Dropbox iPhone app, and solving the mysterious case of the USB hard drive that couldn’t be reformatted by Leopard or Snow Leopard. Notable software releases this week include ClickToFlash 1.5.3, BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac 1.0, VMware Fusion 2.0.6, Camino 1.6.10, Growl 1.2, BusyCal 1.0, PDFpen 4.5, Typinator 3.6, Bento 3, and iWork ’09 Update 3.

Adam Engst 7 comments

Use Find My iPhone from an iPhone

Although Apple prevents users from accessing the MobileMe Web site from Safari on an iPhone, Adam figured out a way around Apple's limitation, making it possible to use services like Find My iPhone from an iPhone.

Doug McLean No comments

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 05-Oct-09

Discussion trend toward support questions this week, with several users seeking advice and help on minor Snow Leopard compatibility issues, keyboard remapping, system cache problems, Address Book syncing, and Spotlight searching. Readers also discuss chess apps for the iPhone, RIM's new BlackBerry Desktop for Mac, and the fragmentation of online communities.