WWDC preview, Mac maintenance
Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference kicks off next week, so we turn our steely, audible gaze at it and the rumors of new iPhones and Apple web services that accompany events like these.
The show begins with a Macworld roundtable discussion about WWDC with editorial director Jason Snell, executive editor Philip Michaels, and senior editors Jonathan Seff and Rob Griffiths. The panel covers areas including the conference’s focus on iPhone development, iPhone and .Mac rumors, and the state-specific legalities of attaching things to your car’s windshield.
Dan Frakes then joins me to talk about his recent Essential Mac Maintenance article, which appears in the July 2008 issue of Macworld as well as on Macworld.com
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The WWDC preview round-table alludes to several recent news stories, including reported iPhone shortages and AT&T comments about delivering a 3G iPhone in 2008. We also discuss rumors about changes to Apple’s .Mac service. There’s also some discussion about what out-of-town WWDC attendees can do with their idle hours, which the San Francisco Convention & Vistors Bureau Web site will be happy to augment.
During our discussion of Mac maintenance utilities, Dan Frakes mentioned several, including:
- Disk Warrior 4.1
- TechTool Pro 5
- Drive Genius 2
- SMARTReporter 2.3.7
- SuperDuper 2.5
- Memtest 4.21
- Rember 0.3.4b
- Carbon Copy Cloner 3.1
- Leopard Cache Cleaner