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Remains of the Day: Open up

A hotly-anticipated text editor is now open for business, we bid adieu to the second-generation iPhone, and turns out streaming digital music isn’t bad for business. The remainders for Thursday, August 9, 2012 are open to suggestions.

TextMate 2 at GitHub (textmate)

Popular text editor TextMate 2 has been released under an open-source license on GitHub. This after the app was teased as an alpha back in December. Well, with all these additional people who will no doubt be working it, I’m sure it will get done much, much faster, right?

Softly Killing iPhone 3G (Cocoanetics)

Is it the end of the line for the iPhone 3G? According to a programming blog, the older phone will no longer be supported by Apple’s development tools. Of course, the 3G itself can’t run anything later than iOS 4.2.1, and we’re pretty sure it’s still powered by shoveling coal into a very tiny furnace.

The Spotify Effect Shows Up: Streaming Music Boosts Warner’s Bottom Line (AllThingsD)

According to Warner Music Group’s latest financial results, streaming services (read: Pandora, Spotify, et al) made up 25 percent of the company’s digital revenue in the most recent quarter—and, more, it didn’t appear to take a chunk out of other digital sales, like iTunes. Meanwhile, their opposite numbers on the TV side still have their fingers stuck firmly in their ears while loudly humming “la-la-la-la-la-la.”

Product News:

FujiXerox Printer Drivers v2.3 for OS X - This update from Apple adds the latest printing and scanner software for FujiXerox printers. Free.

HP Printer Drivers v.2.9 OS X - This update from Apple adds the latest printing and scanner software for HP printers running under Mountain Lion, Lion, and Snow Leopard. Free.

Samsung Printer Drivers v2.5 for OS X - This update from Apple adds the latest printing and scanner software for Samsung printers running under Mountain Lion, Lion, and Snow Leopard. Free.

DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.4 - The latest updates to DEVONtechnologies's information manager and smart notebook app bring compatibility with Mountain Lion's features, including support for 64-bit processing, Gatekeeper, Notification Center, and Sharing services; they also have better tag handling, new keyboard shortcuts, and optional toolbar items. All editions of DEVONthink now have the ability to capture paper documents from scanners and cameras via Image Capture and to copy text from Quick Look-based views, as well as better compatibility with EndNote, Sente, and Bookends. DEVONthink Pro Office 2.4 improves email features, importing messages faster, with more reliable handling for badly encoded HTML messages, and fixes for encoding problems. For pricing information, see DEVONtechnologies site.

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