David ChartierContributor, Macworld

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David has been covering Apple and how to get the most out of its products since 2005. Now a freelance tech writer, he runs Finer Things in Tech, jots down thoughts at DavidChartier.com, occasionally starts outlining the great American tech novel, and might still get to snowboard Breckenridge one more time.

Frenzapp helps you discover, share iOS apps via Facebook

Powered by Facebook, Frenzapp lets you share your favorite apps with friends, and can automatically discover the apps you use. The app employs some clever tricks to avoid problems with App Store policies, so Macworld spoke with company founder Erwan Macé to discover Frenzapp's secret sauce.

Things for iPad gets multitasking, notifications

Things, a stylish task and project manager for the iPad, has gained support for two key features in anticipation of Apple's iOS 4.2 update.

id's Rage locks and loads for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad

The company known for inventing first-person shooter games, id software, has brought its newest series to iOS, boasting some of the richest detail and best graphics yet seen on the iPhone and iPad.

OmniFocus 1.8 for iPhone gets multitasking update, more

A big update to this powerful iPhone task manager brings nearly 40 tweaks, fixes, and new features. The list includes improvements to multitasking, the reminder system, and geolocation features.

AT&T introduces MiFi Mobile Hotspot

This portable hotspot will provide a little bubble of Wi-Fi for up to five devices, powered by AT&T's data network.

Google Docs can now be edited on iPhone, iPad

Google has finally brought an often-requestsed feature to one of its most popular products: Google Docs can now be edited on an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, and you can even collaborate with other users in real time.

SOHO Labels 5, Organizer 8.5 bring the office goods

Chronos has updated two of its flagship productivity products, bringing more powerful templates and editing features to SOHO Labels and compatibility with MobileMe's new calendar technology to SOHO Organizer.

Iconfactory launches assault on your free time with Astronut

You know how this works. "Iconfactory" + "new iPhone game" = you want it. Astronut is a new fast-paced and clever puzzle game from the folks who brought you Frenzic and Ramp Champ.

aTV Flash progressing for new Apple TV, beta soon

This modification that supports features like playing content from a USB drive and streaming from more services is almost ready for the new Apple TV.

FileMaker releases Bento Event Planner templates

A set of new free templates from File Maker are designed to help event planners keep track of the crucial details.

Apple releases iTunes 10.1

The first major update to iTunes 10 brings support for AirPlay, Apple's successor to AirTunes that supports streaming videos and photos in addition to music, as well as syncing an iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad with iOS 4.2, which Apple is expected to release any day now.

Apple integrates Ping with Twitter, not Facebook

Apple has made Ping, its fledgling social network for iTunes Store music activity, a little more social by integrating Twitter. You can easily add new Twitter friends to your Ping account, and share Ping activity like purchases and comments back to your Twitter account. Facebook integration, which disappeared early after Ping's launch, has yet to reappear.

Apple releases Digital Camera RAW Update 3.4

Photographers on Leopard and Snow Leopard can look forward to compatibility with nearly a dozen new cameras from Canon, Nikon, Sony, and more.

FX Photo Studio 3.0 gets presets, 30 new effects

A major update to this photo app brings its total number of effects to over 170 and lets you layer, customize, and save effects as presets for reuse later. Sharing to Flickr and full support for the iPhone 4 and its camera round out a long list of updates.

iPod touch goes 3G thanks to Sprint, ZTE

The ZTE Peel is a case that adds 3G abilities, powered by Sprint's network, to the iPod touch, and doesn't require a contract.