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.
As we've started to use screenshots in our articles more, we've decided that it's time we joined the 21st century and included the images in the HTML edition of TidBITS issues.
TLA Systems has introduced an innovative new profanity filter in the latest version of PCalc for iPhone. No, really.
TomTom has finally revealed the price and shipping date for a dock and GPS enhancer that works with the TomTom iPhone app.
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.
The online storage service Dropbox extends file viewing, storage, and sharing to the iPhone with a new app.
The recent iWork '09 Update 3 brought a few small changes to the still-in-beta iWork.com collaboration service. But does anyone actually use iWork.com?
There's no Apple KnowledgeBase article on the topic, but Disk Utility in Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6 can fail to erase some USB-connected hard drives, offering only a mysterious message. Here's a solution.
It's not a new problem, but for many people, regularly sharing large files via the Internet remains awkward. StuffIt Deluxe 2010 aims to simplify that task with StuffIt SmartSend and the new StuffIt Connect online service.
Although the first two GPS navigation apps for the iPhone - G-Map and AT&T Navigator - get the job done, after using both for a while, Adam is still looking for something that compares with a Garmin nuvi 255W.
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.
Read on for a collection of links to a few of the most interesting articles and resources that the TidBITS staff discovered on the Web this week.
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.