updated 08:50 am EST, Mon February 13, 2006
In Brief: Apple has rewarded the top 12 contributors to its WebKit open-source project a new MacBook Pro and offered WWDC inivitations to five of them.... The FastIcon has released iFunny Vol.2, a collection of 10 freeware icons that are designed with strokless drawings and simple shapes to "give to the desktop a fun and dynamic feeling."... ProjectWizards has released a new Universal version of Merlin, its project management application for Mac OS X.... A MacNN reader has posted photos of the grand opening of the new Apple Store in Irvine, CA.... SanDisk--one of Apple's competitors in the digital music industry--has quietly slipped into second place in digital music player sales.... IPodNN that a flurry applications are surfacing designed to convert video into a format compatible with the fifth-generation iPod... The true challenger to Apple's iPod may come from the open-source community, not from a corporation with its new Songbird jukebox software.