updated 11:20 am EDT, Thu June 21, 2007
iPhone Developers Camp
In brief: Adobe plays host to an iPhone development conference, MacNN reviews the Luna iPod alarm clock, Apple-free iPod software is compared, and Poser gains new controller support. Although the iPhone is still eight days away from release, the iPhone Developers Camp has already been scheduled for July 6th to the 8th, at Adobe's San Francisco offices. The goal of the meeting is to help produce web applications for the iPhone, as well as optimize standard websites for the size and capacities of the device. Attendees will be able to watch demos, listen to presentations, and participate in development projects. Because the Camp is non-commercial and being organized by volunteers, admission will be free.
Luna iPod Alarm Clock review
MacNN has reviewed the Luna iPod Alarm Clock, developed by XtremeMac. Unlike some other clock stereos with iPod docks, the Luna has high-quality sound, as well as controls and a display that mimic the iPods it plays host to. Three different adapters are provided, and the Luna will function with or without an iPod attached thanks to its buzzer and AM/FM radio. XtremeMac is selling the product for $150.
iTunes alternatives for the iPod
While iTunes is the most common method of synching music with an iPod, one website offers a comparison of several alternatives, primarily for Windows users. Programs in the list include vPod, Winamp and Yamipod, among others, and are rated based on factors such as ease-of-use and the speed with which songs are listed. Download links are provided for convenience.
Poser gains SpaceNavigator support
3Dconnexion has announced that the latest version of e-frontier's rendering program, Poser 7.0.2, now supports its SpaceNavigator motion controller. Because the controller can zoom and rotate as well as pan, it is a more ideal method of viewing 3D images. Within Poser it can be used to alter characters and change camera angles simultaneously, when used in tandem with a more conventional mouse.