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.

Flight Control HD to arrive in the Mac App Store

This popular iPhone and iPad game, already ported to other platforms like Sony's PlayStation and Nintendo's DSi, will arrive on the Mac once Apple opens its Mac App Store.

Apple will stream its 'Back to the Mac' event live

For the second time in as many months, Apple will stream a media event live from its Website. Macworld will offer in-depth, interactive coverage and analysis


Study: Macs to increase enterprise market share by 57 percent

A new study by the Enterprise Desktop Alliance of over 450 IT admins across business and government departments suggests that 2011 could be the Year of the Enterprise Mac.

Loopt app gets Facebook Places support

Loopt, one of the original location-based services, has integrated support for Facebook Places, allowing users to see "check-ins" from friends on both Facebook and Loopt in the same app.

Jobs lashes out at Android, RIM, tablets

Steve Jobs doesn't chime in on Apple's earnings calls very often. But for the company's Q4 2010 call, Jobs made an appearance and spent a surprising amount of time discounting two of Apple's largest smartphone and tablet rivals, RIM and Google.

CloudApp file sharing service introduces Pro accounts

This service for sharing links, photos, and other files now offers a pro subscription option for heavy users. Pro perks include more generous file size limits and the option of using a custom domain when creating short URLs for sharing.

AutoCAD arrives for the Mac

After a 16-year hiatus and announcement in August, AutoCAD has arrived for the Mac, including complete interoperability with its Windows counterpart and an iOS app for iPhone and iPad.

AT&T will sell iPads directly to businesses

After announcing on Thursday that it will begin selling the iPad Wi-Fi + 3G in its retail stores, AT&T on Friday revealed that it will also sell the device directly to business customers.

New York Times launches full content iPad app

The New York Times has replaced the previous "Editor's Choice" edition of its iPad app with a full-content edition, including 25 sections and even new Photos and Videos sections. All content is free to users until 2011, when the organization joins an increasing number of peers by putting a paywall around some content.

Many Tricks releases Usher 'personal movie assistant'

Usher is a new iPhoto-for-videos media manager from Many Tricks. You can organize your videos across all your hard drives, iTunes, and iPhoto, download new videos from YouTube, Video, and many popular video services, and organize it all with a ton of management tools.

Opera announces Opera 11 with extensions

The Norwegian browser maker has a major update coming that introduces official support for extensions akin to Firefox's and, more recently, Safari's. It is also finishing an update to Opera Mini for iPhone that will add some welcome experience and performance enhancements.

Imagining iLife '11

It's a safe bet that Apple will unveil a new version of its iLife suite at its press event next week. What's less certain is what new features Apple will add to its photo, video, music, and Website management tools. But that's not going to stop David Chartier from dreaming big.

Updates to bring AirPlay to Denon, Marantz A/V receivers

Select A/V receivers from high-end consumer and professional audio equipment makers like Denon and Marantz will soon gain support for AirPlay, Apple's new technology for streaming media from iTunes and iOS devices.

Posterous blogging service finally releases full iPhone app

This super-simple blogging service has finally followed up its previous effort of a limited iPhone client with a full-featured app, introducing support for mixed media posts and managing multiple sites.

HTML5: What does it mean for you?

We've all heard a lot about HTML5, and it seems to mean different things for different people. David Chartier navigates these confusing concepts and emerges with a clear picture of HTML5 and what it means to you.