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Dare to be Creative adds speed, stability to Sponge 1.3

11/29, 11:55pm

New version works better on large filesystems

Dare to be Creative has launched an update to its system cleaner and optimization tool, Sponge 1.3. The software is designed to work in the background and remove unwanted content such as applications, duplicate files and disk hogs. The new version features improvements to overall performance and usability, while utilizing fewer system resources. Version 1.3 is also more stable, with fixes geared for large filesystems.

Mogeneration hires iPhone worm writer as app developer

11/29, 11:25pm

Worm led others to develop a bank app redirect

The creator of an iPhone worm has been hired for a legitimate app development job at Mogeneration. Ashley Towns wrote the worm Ikee, a self-propagating program that switched a user's wallpaper to a picture of pop singer Rick Astley. The worm was allegedly not malicious, however it soon lead others to use similar code to obtain bank account login information, according to the BBC. Towns claims he was simply trying to raise awareness of security issues with the iPhone.

Tweetie 2.1 goes live with geolocation

11/29, 5:05pm

Tweetie 2 update adds new Twitter features

iPhone developer atebits on Sunday signaled the formal launch of Tweetie 2.1 ($2.99, App Store). The update gives the client support multiple features that Twitter itself has added to its microblogging service, including the geolocation feature that now gives all Twitter users the option of marking each tweet with its position. It also acknowledges Twitter's new user lists and the native retweet format.

Apple testing iPhone 3,1, hiring for Maps overhaul

11/29, 4:45pm

Leaks show Apple readying 2010 iPhone

Apple this weekend has tipped its hand early and provided clues as to its future iPhone upgrades. Pandav, the developer of the iPhone train tracker app iBART, reports seeing the previously leaked iPhone 3,1 hardware ID showing up in logs identifying those using the software. The previously unreleased device has been seen as early as the March beta of iPhone OS 3.0 but now appears to be in live testing online, keeping in step with Apple's past practices of testing iPhones' Internet usage several months ahead of release.

Review: HP MS214 all-in-one desktop

11/29, 12:30pm

Testing HP's inexpensive AIO PC

HP's TouchSmart line of touchscreen all-in-one PCs has often lived in the shadow of the iMac but has been slowly gaining credibility in the public. However, the touchscreen components have made these models fairly expensive, and HP has been pressured to create an all-in-one PC without having to pay for the touchscreen frills: enter the MS214. The new entry is HP's most frugal all-in-one computer and promises most of the core experience without the same expense. But in our review, we want to know if this price leader can deliver strong performance for the money.

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