updated 09:15 am EST, Wed March 15, 2006
Xcoder book, WiFi headset
In Brief: The availability of Apple's MacBook Pro is improving from the 3-4 week ship time in February to 1-2 weeks from the Apple Store UK.... Apple's Developer Connection looks at how Intuit added Tiger-specific and .Mac technologies to QuickBooks for Mac.... A PC Magazine columnist believes that Microsoft's decision to delay support for the new EFI firmware, used by Apple's in its new Intel-based Macs, is Apple's gain.... Users are warning that the Plaxo Mac Beta Client, released earlier this week, "will mail your list without advising you first," and that the new OS X software will "upload your entire AddressBook file during the initial setup routine and only offer you the option to block syncing for certain groups after the fact--by then its too late."... The FastIcon has released "Beach Icons", a free icon set that contains 11 freeware icons.... The new PDF-based book, "Become an Xcoder", is designed for newcomers to Cocoa programming using Objective-C and XCode and includes classes and source code as well as examples and tutorials.... Wi-Gear unveiled its iMuffs MB210 Wireless Headphones for iPod (shown at right), offering support for the iPod nano and fifth-generation iPod with video.