updated 05:30 pm EDT, Mon October 1, 2007
Nokia mocks iPhone
In brief: Safari has broken the 5 percent marketshare threshold, Nokia is making fun of the iPhone lock-down situation, A Cocoa Open Xdrive framework has debuted, Daystar Technology is offering an "anydrive" to USB 2.0 adapter ... Apple's Web browser, Safari, has achieved 5 percent marketshare according to a new chart based on data from NetApplications. That makes Safari the third most popular Web browser behind Microsoft's Internet Explorer with 78 percent of the market and Firefox with 15 percent of the market. Opera is pegged at a distant fourth with less than 1 percent of the market. A recent study pegged global Mac marketshare at 6.6 percent.
Nokia pokes fun at iPhone lock-down
A new series of Nokia ads poke fun at the iPhone's recent lock-down, with the tag-lines "Phones should be open to anything," and "The best devices have no limits." The ads apparently refer to the crippling v1.1.1 update. It is now reported, however, that a number of iPhone owners may at last be able to return hacked units to partial or full functionality
Cocoa Open Xdrive framework debuts
Cocoa Open Xdrive is a new framework that allows developers to take advantage of and explore AOL's Open Xdrive, which provides users with 5GB of free online storage. The framework allows Mac developers to integrate access within their Cocoa applications. The developer says "Last week, I began my exploration of the Open Xdrive platform on Mac OS X, with the development of the Open Xdrive Usage Meter Dashboard widget. In the coming weeks I will continue to add functionality to that widget – however this week I begin development of a Cocoa Framework to access Open Xdrive natively in Mac applications."
AnyDrive to USB 2.0 Adapter
Daystar Technology has announced the XLR8 AnyDrive USB Adapter, a elf-contained unit supports up to 480 MBits/sec throughput, for full size or half-size IDE and SATA drives. It supports connections to any IDE 2.5" or 3.5 inch drive and all sizes of SATA drives. Users can connect the AnyDrive USB Adatper to any drive, then backup, copy or recover to their Mac or Windows based system. Any loose drive can be connected. The power supply is auto switching from 100v - 240v. The device is priced at $25.