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Useful keyboard shortcuts for Twitter.com (Download Squad)

Mar 18th 2011 12:07PM So... to see the list of keyboard shortcuts that nobody knows about, you have to already know one of the keyboard shortcuts (and hey, it was nice of them to tell you on the shortcut dialog what key to push to bring the dialog up).

Brilliant! Truly a triumph of discoverable UI design.

Apple TV update adds MLB, NBA streaming (TUAW.com)

Mar 9th 2011 2:36PM The MLB and NBA things are great content wins for Apple (though not something I really care about... I'm not a sports person), and the streaming updates are nice, but I have one question for Apple:

When will Apple TV R2 get iTunes Extra support? It's the only thing keeping me from replacing my aging ATV R1 box, which lately has taken to crashing horrifically while trying to play video podcasts from certain publishers (like the Escapist).

Element Vapor Pro iPhone 4 case: Exclusive first look and giveaway (TUAW.com)

Feb 22nd 2011 6:50PM I woud protect my phone from bad taste. Seriously, why are so many cases so ugly?

Kinect 3D Viewer now available in Mac App Store, but don't get too excited (Download Squad)

Jan 18th 2011 11:14AM @Paul Yeah, Sebastian is very close to pushing DLS out of my RSS reader at this point.

Sebastian, you aren't funny. Stop trying.

Call of Duty 4 hits Mac App Store at overpriced $50, a sign of things to come? (Download Squad)

Jan 14th 2011 2:37PM @Michael Quinn Agreed, this is nonsense. Yes, it's also nonsense that CoD4 is $50 on the Mac App Store, but the blame for that lies SQUARELY on Activision's shoulders. Apple has nothing to do with pricing of apps in either this or the iOS App Store, and never has. This is 100% about Activision gouging customers.

Boxee demonstrated on iPad at CES 2011 (TUAW.com)

Jan 8th 2011 10:47PM I wonder if this, coupled with the evident hackability of the new Apple TVs, means we could see an updated version of Boxee for the little black boxes in the future as well...

CoverSutra kerfuffle highlights Mac App Store teething troubles (TUAW.com)

Jan 8th 2011 6:39PM Can't believe this hasn't been mentioned by now, but as far as your Pixelmator license goes, 2.0 was ALWAYS going to cost you money... 1.x updates were the only ones promised for free by the devs. So buying the app in the App Store is essentially paying in advance for your 2.0 license, as the App Store version will be getting a free update to 2.0, which that was never the case for the version sold through Pixelmator's website.

Ultimately, I agree with the point of the piece that Pixelmator is a shining example of how to do it right, while CoverSutra is anything but. I just wish the article had been clearer about why Pixelmator's approach was ideal in the first place.

(Incidentally, as a 1.x user of YummySoup!, the temporarily discounted price of the 2.0 version of the app on the App Store got me to buy the update which I'd been holding off on... another good-will move IMO)

Twitter for Mac's secret menu, only available to MacHeist customers (Download Squad)

Jan 7th 2011 5:10PM While Apple's not a huge fan of devs doing things like embedding secret code interpreters in their iPhone applications, I would imagine that as long as Twitter informed Apple of the existence and purpose of the hidden preference panel when they submitted it, there's no problem with it being there.

New games flood App Store before impending holiday release freeze (Joystiq)

Dec 16th 2010 8:15PM @Wazzup4567 Not sure why they listed Riven in the iPad section... It's built for iPhone, so while it runs on the iPad, it's definitely not built exclusively for it. Go forth and enjoy! :)

Riven: The Sequel to Myst now available for iPhone (TUAW.com)

Dec 15th 2010 2:23PM You're thinking of Myst III: Exile. :) And for that game, the Bink video conversion toolkit is your very bestest friend ever, because the game assets can be easily decrypted using an app called Riveal that someone in the Myst community wrote, and then converted into a more interoperable format from there (though finding what you're looking for can sometimes be a challenge ;)).