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Lisa Schmeiser is the newsletters editor at InfoWorld.

MarsEdit 2

If you like the comfort of composing weblog posts locally and keeping back-up copies, MarsEdit 2 fits the bill. In addition, its media management tool is simpler and more intuitive than many other Web-based options.

First Look: How the iPhone service plan measures up

The voice and data plans offered by AT&T and Apple for the iPhone compare favorably with competing products. And that will help the iPhone win over customers frustrated by complicated smartphone plans, analysts say.

The SEC's Apple probe: What you need to know

With the SEC pursuing charges against an ex-Apple employee, we look at the latest developments in the probe surrounding the company's stock-option backdating practices.

Stock options backdating: What you need to know

With Apple facing a federal investigation into its stock option backdating practices, we look at what the rules are, what regulators are looking at, and what's next for the company.

The Net as computer

Browser-based services are becoming increasingly sophisticated and usable alternatives to the applications and data storage that now reside on your Mac. Because they're online, your apps and data are always available from anywhere, no matter what device you use to access them.

MarsEdit 1.1

If you maintain multiple Weblogs and are comfortable with HTML, MarsEdit could be useful. But it’s best suited for experienced bloggers looking for ways to tweak their publishing process.