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updated 07:30 pm EDT, Wed July 9, 2008

Tell Us Your Bento Story

In brief: Milliamp offers iPhone 3G battery replacement, FileMaker launches "Tell Us Your Bento Story" sweepstakes, New Aperture 2, Mac OS Security Tutorials, and Freeway 5.1.3 adds Simplified Chinese localization ... Milliamp has announced a battery replacement service for the new iPhone 3G. "Although the new iPhone won't hit the U.S. market until later this week, we wanted the world to know that we have the capability to replace the battery in the new iPhone 3G," said Anthony Magnabosco, the owner of the iPhone battery replacement service provider. Milliamp LTD has been offering battery replacement kits for practically every iPod model, as well as battery replacement services for the more difficult-to-open iPods for three years. Every iPod and iPhone has a lithium-ion battery, so over time, the battery will fail to hold it's original charge and will eventually have to be replaced.

FileMaker launches "Tell Us Your Bento Story" sweepstakes

FileMaker, Inc. has announced the "Tell Us Your Bento Story" sweepstakes. Bento users who describe how and why they use Bento, a personal database from FileMaker, are eligible to win a new Apple iPhone 3G. To enter the sweepstakes, participants may send a Bento success story (500 words or less) to with a subject heading of "Bento Sweepstakes." No Purchase is necessary to enter. FileMaker will award one iPhone 3G to one winner in July

New Aperture 2, Mac OS Security Tutorials

Video maker has released two new titles that offer tips and tricks to for Apple Aperture 2 and Mac OS X Leopard (10.5). The first title, "Aperture 2 101: Core Aperture 2," is produced by's Lead Graphics trainers, Justin Masse and Alex Markowsky. This tutorial starts with a detailed exploration of how Aperture's database works. You'll see how to import and organize your photos, create albums, and build previews of your images. The second tutorial is called "Mac OS 105: Securing Your Mac." In this new 2-hour tutorial by Dr. Dave Walker, you'll learn tried-and-true techniques for keeping your files - and your computer - safe and secure.

Freeway 5.1.3 adds Simplified Chinese localization

Softpress has released Freeway 5.1.3, adding a Simplified Chinese localization to its award-winning web design software. This free update to Freeway is available to all registered owners of Freeway 5. Free 30-day trials of Freeway 5 Express and Freeway 5 Pro, including the new localization, are available from the Softpress website. "This localization-only update is part of Softpress' program to regularly add features to our our award-winning software," Softpress Managing Director Richard Logan said. "We are very pleased to offer this update to our Chinese-speaking friends around the world."

New LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling

LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling has announced today that LightScribe-enabled DVDs are now available worldwide in five new color-background DVDs for LightScribe images: red, orange, yellow, blue and green. With the five saturated background colors, consumers can add creativity to their customized LightScribe DVD labels. The color-background DVDs as well as color background CDs, are offered by leading media brands, including Aleratec, HP, Imation, Memorex, Philips, Primeon and Verbatim.

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