PowerPage Podcast Episode 109

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Date: Wednesday, March 18th, 2009, 20:32
Category: Podcast

PowerPage Podcast Logo 2008Episode 109 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (1’25:06, 34.4 MB, MP3).
Your panel: Jason O’Grady, Rob Parker, Youngmoo Kim, and Tom Hesser.
Topics include: This week we discuss iPhone OS 3.0 and we play “What’s on your Mac?”
What’s on your Mac?:

  • Tom:
    • Choosy (beta, free) – Allows you to pick which browser your link opens in, not just the default.
  • Jason:
    • TweetDeck_0_24 (free) – Includes the first elements of Facebook integration into TweetDeck.

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What Do You Make of iPhone OS 3.0?

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Date: Wednesday, March 18th, 2009, 10:30
Category: iPhone

Apple basically walloped its user base over the head with what’s coming this summer via its iPhone OS 3.0 upgrade, which appears to answer a lot of questions as to where specific features (such as turn-by-turn GPS directions, improved e-mail, Spotlight, landscape view across additional applications and the oft-cited copy and paste features) were.
Even so, other features had yet to be mentioned, the biggest hole still remaining a lack of Flash support as Apple and Adobe attempt to sort this mess out.
So, we’d like to know what you make of the situation and what to expect. What are you looking forward to? What did Apple miss? Will you snag the 3.0 update the second it hits or wait for fixes? Did Apple include the features you wanted to see on your iPhone?
Since the PowerPage Server Hamster is being finicky today, let us know what you think by shooting me an e-mail and I’ll have everyone’s opinions, for good or ill, up by tomorrow.
As always, let us know what you think in the comments or forums.


Apple Posts iPhone OS 3.0 Launch Video

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Date: Wednesday, March 18th, 2009, 09:33
Category: iPhone

With the iPhone OS 3.0 update announcement taking place yesterday, a picture’s worth a thousand words.
Fortunately, Apple just posted the full presentation on its web site over at this address.
Users will have to wait until this summer to get their hands on the full release and new features such as additional APIs for programmers, improved GPS, copy and paste and the rest.
If you have a couple cents to hurl in on this, let us know in the comments or forums.


Apple Releases Mini DisplayPort to VGA 1.0 Firmware Update

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Date: Wednesday, March 18th, 2009, 09:21
Category: Software

Late Tuesday, Apple released its Mini DisplayPort to VGA 1.0 firmware update, an 11.4 megabyte download which addresses intermittent flickering and compatibility issues such as no video on some external displays when using the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter on your Mini DisplayPort-enabled Mac.
Once downloaded, the firmware update will be installed into the “Utilities” folder and will automatically launch to update the firmware on the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter.
The Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter must be plugged into your Mac and a compatible VGA display. The Mac power adapter must be plugged into a power outlet.
The updater is also available through Mac OS X’s built-in Software Update feature, provided you have qualifying hardware that uses a Mini DisplayPort.
The updater requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later to install and run.
If you’ve tried the firmware update and have any feedback to offer, please let us know in the comments or forums.