Apple Reportedly Working on FM Radio Application for iPhone, iPod Touch

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Date: Wednesday, October 14th, 2009, 06:54
Category: iPhone, iPod, News, Software

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Apple is reportedly developing an FM radio application for the iPhone and iPod touch, with similar functions now available to iPod nano users. Per 9to5Mac, the company is developing an FM radio application that would work in the background, like listening to music via iTunes, while users check email and surf the Internet.

Last month Apple added an FM radio tuner to the popular iPod nano with the ability to pause and rewind your favorite radio stations and shows while on the go.

The radio supports tagging in the US, with listeners able to buy songs they hear on air via iTunes.

According to 9to5Mac: “The holdup on this app is that Apple is trying to integrate the Mobile iTunes Store purchases into the functionality of the program.”

The website suggests Apple could could add some Shazam technology to help with those stations that don’t support tagging, which appears to be the majority of them.

Apple’s iPhones and iPods are already able to receive FM radio signals but the function has only be used for the Nike+ ecosystem until now according to 9to5Mac.

Adobe Releases Acrobat, Reader 9.2, Addresses Security Concerns

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Date: Wednesday, October 14th, 2009, 05:49
Category: Software

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Last Friday, Adobe released version 9.2 of Acrobat and Acrobat Reader, the company’s Portable Document Format reader and creation utility.

Adobe Systems has updated Acrobat and Reader to version 9.2. Both updates are available through the Adobe Updater application or for download through Adobe’s Web site.

The new versions of Acrobat and Reader both address “critical security vulnerabilities while providing more stability,” according to Adobe’s documentation.

Both Adobe Reader 9.2 and Adobe Acrobat 9.2 require Mac OS X 10.4 or later to install and run.

Cocktail 4.5.2 (Snow Leopard Edition) Released

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Date: Wednesday, October 14th, 2009, 05:37
Category: Software

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On Tuesday, shareware developer Maintain released version 4.5.2 of Cocktail (Snow Leopard Edition), Cocktail, the popular shareware utility program that allows for additional Mac OS X system tests.

The new version, a 2.0 megabyte download, adds the following fixes and changes:
- Fixed a bug causing high CPU usage on 32-bit Macs.
- Improvements on the clear font caches procedure.
- Improvements on the clear dynamic link editor’s shared caches procedure.
- Addresses compatibility issues with QuickTime X.
- Addresses compatibility with the latest versions of Camino, Firefox, Flock, OmniWeb, Opera and Shiira web browsers.
- Addresses an issue in which Cocktail may report problems with diskutil.
- Fixed a bug in which some items in /private/tmp folder were not deleted during clearing of the temporary files.
- Addresses an issue in which check of the S.M.A.R.T. status may fail.
- Addresses an issue in which two Help menus are displayed.
- Fixed miscellaneous issues with the Sparkle software update framework.
- Fixed other minor bugs discovered in the previous version.

Cocktail 4.5.2 retails for a US$14.95 shareware registration fee and requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later to run.