Peter CohenContributor, Macworld

Peter Cohen loves video games, anime and almost anything Apple. When he's not compulsively watching TV or movies, he's a freelance technology journalist and managing editor at iMore.

Super Get Info axed, Mailsmith becomes freeware

Bare Bones Software has discontinued Super Get Info and made Mailsmith freeware.

Apple leads in customer satisfaction survey, despite slip

The American Consumer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) shows Apple remains in the lead of personal computer manufacturers, though its standing has slipped since last year.

Report: One in four songs sold in U.S. is from iTunes

Twenty-five percent of all songs sold in the U.S. come from iTunes, according to a new report from The NPD Group.

EVE Online maker producing console crossover

EVE Online's maker, CCP, is branching out to the console market with a new game called Dust 514.

Netgear offers 8-port Gigabit Firewall for small business

The new ProSafe 8-Port VPN Firewall is a Web-configurable firewall for small business with eight Gigabit Ethernet ports and a host of security features.

New Verbatim drives feature built-in status display

Verbatim's new portable hard drive features a built in status display that works regardless of whether the drive is connected to a computer.

Sony moves its e-book reader technology in the right direction

By announcing its support for the open ePub standard for its line of e-book readers, Sony gives consumers an increasingly attractive option in the burgeoning e-book market.

Do we really want vendor lock-in with e-book readers?

Amazon's recent moves with the Kindle recall some of the decision Apple made with the iTunes Store and iPods. And that's not a good thing for consumers, Peter Cohen says.

Game studio to make iPhone 3GS games, exclusively

Mad Monkey Studios plans to leverage the performance of the iPhone 3GS to make upcoming games -- to the exclusion of older iPhones.

Microsoft offers Office 2008 fix for Open XML documents

Microsoft has posted an update to Office 2008 to help it open Open XML-formatted documents.

Doxie document and photo scanner coming in Nov. for $129

Doxie is a new document and photo scanner coming out this November with Mac and Windows support straight out of the box.

Glide goes social with Glide Engage

Glide Engage is a new element of Glide Online's cloud-based service with an emphasis on social networking.

Intuit offers free credit card processing app for iPhone

Intuit has released GoPayment for iPhone, to let iPhone-using merchants process credit card transactions straight from their iPhone.

QuarkXPress 8.1 emphasizes PDF output improvements

QuarkXPress 8.1 improves PDF output with native transparency support; Quark Publishing System also gets improvements.

Poser 8 adds new figures, tools

Poser 8, Smith Micro's 3D character creation software, undergoes major changes in its version 8 release.