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Adobe debuts Flash Platform tools, including renamed Flex Builder

Flex Builder is now called Flash Builder 4; the open source Flex framework also is updated.

Apple drops price, changes name of Mac Developer Program

Apple on Thursday dropped the price of becoming an official Mac Developer to $99 a year.

TextWrangler 3.1 adds new search tool

A new command-line search tool, FTP improvements, and more fixes are the stars of this upgrade to Bare Bones Software's free text editor.

Adobe seeks Photoshop feedback from iPhone developers

Adobe is seeking feedback from Apple iPhone developers on how Photoshop can be enhanced for mobile development.

Apple issues Java update for 10.5, 10.6

Apple on Thursday released a pair of Java updates for Leopard and Snow Leopard, patching a number of vulnerabilities in the cross-platform technology.

Business Center Briefs: Jumsoft overhauls Keynote themes collection

Jumsoft's updated collection of slideshow themes includes new versions of Keynote Themes FX, Keynote Backgrounds FX, Keynote Objects FX, and Keynote Animations FX. Elsewhere, the makers of Doc Merge, RealBasic, and PopChar X announced updates for their Mac applications.

Runtime Revolution 4.0 offers new Web-authoring option

The latest version of this cross-platform software-creation environment allows developers to deploy apps directly to the Web.

C4 notes: Pizza and pie shakes

Jason Snell reports on the C4 conference, with provocative speakers, deep-dish Chicago pizza, and pie shakes.

Mac News Briefs: Vectorworks 2010 products unveiled

Nemetschek North America released the 2010 versions of its Vectorworks line of design software, including Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Machine Design, Fundamentals, and Renderworks.

Apple releases Java update for Leopard

Apple has released a Java update for Mac OS X Leopard that patches a number of security vulnerabilities in the cross-platform technology.

TextWrangler 3.0 overhauls FTP support, improves search

The latest update to Bare Bones Software's free text editor, TextWrangler 3.0, significantly reworks FTP support and improves its search capabilities.

Unity game engine for iPhone offers 3x performance boost

The Unity game engine for the iPhone provides up to a 3x performance improvement and a host of other changes in its new 1.5 release.

Mac News Briefs: CrumplePop releases ShrinkRay for Final Cut

ShrinkRay -- offered for free for the next week -- uses tilt-shift photographic techniques to make large scenes appear tiny. Also, ProVue released Track Magic Pro, an OS X-based analysis tool for Ruby on Rails applications, while SmileOnMyMac updated PDFpen.