HTC Amaze 4G surfaces again, this time in black
The HTC Amaze 4G, also referred to as the HTC Ruby has leaked again, this time in clearer shots and in black. Previous leaks have shown a white model, strongly suggesting that it will be available in at least two hues when it eventually goes on sale. The distinctive grille at the top of this version also seems to indicate that it an almost certain starter for the T-Mobile network.
Company recently filed for Amaze trademark
HTC has allegedly chosen the name Amaze 4G to represent the handset that so far has been referred to as the Ruby. Amaze is only one of many terms that have appeared in HTC's trademark applications, separately in the US and Europe, however unnamed sources have told Pocketnow the label will be tied to the Ruby smartphone rather than another unannounced handset.
HTC Ruby, Samsung Hercules coming October 26?
The upcoming Samsung Hercules and the HTC Ruby Android smartphones will come to T-Mobile on October 26 according to a leaked back to school slide. Spotted by TmoNews, the date may still change, especially since the end of October is late to be classified as a back to school special. The Ruby will sport a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon chip and a 4.3-inch, 540x960 display.
HTC Ruby sports dual-core chip, 4.3" qHD display
The forthcoming HTC Ruby has had its specs revealed. The Android device will be powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and will center on a 4.3-inch qHD display. It will also be equipped with dedicated camera and video buttons, which will activate either its 8-megapixel rear camera or its 2-megapixel front camera.
HTC Ruby pictured with T-Mobile branding
The recently-spotted HTC Ruby handset has now been tied to T-Mobile thanks to a new image posted by PocketNow. Specs of the Android-powered device aren't known at this time, however. The handset resembles a cross between HTC's Sensation and myTouch.
HTC Ruby appears in reflection of HTC Flyer
A new HTC handset, purported to be the HTC Ruby, has been photographed and appears in the reflection of an HTC Flyer tablet in a Flickr photo stream. The poster, Raymi0402, has somewhat oddly, taken the photo in a reflection off the screen of what appears to be an HTC Flyer tablet. All that can be identified from the photo is the top half of the rear of the device, which does in the end reveal quite a decent portion of the device and gives people a sense of what it looks like.
BBEdit 9.0 released
Bare Bones has released v9.0 of BBEdit, its text and code editing software. The key addition to the software is said to be the addition of Projects, which replace file groups, and allow users to directly create, delete and rename files and folders. The contents of Projects can be searched, as well as processed through text factories.
Apple tech finds Ruby hole
An Apple technician has identified a vulnerability in the Ruby development platform, a security warning explains. Drew Yao of the Apple Product Security team is said to have discovered multiple arbitrary code vulnerabilities, which if exploited could be used to run a denial-of-service attack, or other local means of undermining a system. The vulnerabilities only impact specific versions of Ruby 1.8.4 through 1.8.7, and 1.9.
Ruby on Rails boot camp
In brief: A book on iPhone binary development has made its debut, a new gaming site for users with disabilities is available, Big Nerd Ranch has announced plans for a Ruby on Rails boot camp, and Apple introduces 30 Coding Head Starts ... iPhone Open Application Development is a new title designed to teach users how to write Native Objective-C Applications for the iPhone. Zdziarski, the developer of the first fully functional application using the open iPhone toolkit, explains how to create applications using Objective-C and the iPhone API, which in some ways resembles Apple's desktop API and in other ways strikes new ground. The book covers installation of the toolkits and background on the operating system and Objective-C. Graphics and audio programming, the CoreImage and CoreSurfaces interfaces for games programming, interfacing with iTunes, and the use of sensors are all covered.
- MaxMenus 1.5.1 ($30) haxie-free utility and launching application. Allows access to your commonly used applications, documents, folders, volumes, preferences. The new version 1.5.1 addresses several compatibility issues with Apple's Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard). The release of MaxMenus 1.5.1 is for compatibility purposes primarily and is available immediately in download form at no cost to registered users of the software. For non-registered users, a 30 day trial version of the preference pane is the default configuration. [Download - 568KB]
- Meridian 3.3.3 ($20) alarm clock and timer for Mac OS X that features improved compatibility with Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard). Meridian starts with an improved Menu Bar Clock, and adds Alarms, Time Zones, Timers, Stopwatches, and Chimes. It can show you the time in any city, remind you when it's time for an important meeting, track a parking meter, or help you time your latest podcast. [Download - 3.2MB]
- Application Wizard 2.3 ($20) lets you quickly open, quit, show and hide applications, open them automatically at startup and force them to open using Rosetta, turn single application mode on and quit background-only applications and the Finder. The Address Book item can now be added to the Special menu, so that you can quickly access your contacts. Application Wizard lets you view cards, display phone numbers in large type, create pre-addressed email messages, visit home pages, invite contacts to a chat, copy mailing labels and create vCards. [Download - 2.3MB]
- Sapiens 1.1 ($20) application launcher. It predicts the applications you will likely need and offers a visualization of this prediction in an intuitive way. Sapiens is activated by moving the mouse in a circle therefore touching the keyboard is really the last resort to be used in case you want to search for a specific application. New in this release: launch animation improved in Leopard, double icon Leopard bug fixed. [Download - 968KB]
- Valentina 3.5.1 ($200) build Local Applications in Ruby and Web Applications with Ruby on Rails. Provides improvements to time/date handling and encryption in all Valentina products, and 12 improvements in Valentina Studio. Documentation is now available for setting up Valentina with Ruby on Rails and support for ActiveRecord 1.5. Support for ActiveRecord 2.0 is currently under development. Support for is also available on the Windows and Linux versions. [Download - 21.8MB]