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Hands on: Briefs is an ambitious tool for prototyping iOS apps

Have an idea for an iOS app, but can't quite articulate it? Briefs is new Mac app that lets you create interactive mockups that can be run on the iPhone.

Adobe updates Muse visual Web designer

Adobe's visual Web design tool gets a new upgrade.

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AppMachine unveils do-it-yourself visual app builder beta for beginners

Have an idea for a mobile app, but lack the development chops? AppMachine can help.

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TextWrangler 4.5 adds Retina support, interface improvements, and more

Bare Bones on Thursday released an update to its free text editor.

Adobe launches first public preview of Edge Reflow Web design tool

Edge Reflow debuts as part of Adobe's Edge Tools & Services suite.

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Appeals court considers software patents

U.S. companies shouldn't be able to get patents on abstract ideas when they combine those ideas with a computer process, a lawyer argued in an appeals court Friday.

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Black Pixel releases Kaleidoscope 2

Black Pixel on Thursday released Kaleidoscope 2, with new features including Perforce support, folder diffs, and an overhauled design.

Hype 1.6 makes HTML5 animation creation even easier

Tumult on Monday unveiled Hype 1.6, with new actions, new timeline features, Retina display support, and more.

BBEdit 10.5 adds Retina display support, navigation improvements, and more

The latest update to BBEdit is free, and includes features like support for Retina Macs, improved navigation, support for OS X's versions, and numerous other aesthetic and functional updates.

Oracle Java SE7 Update 6 brings full support for OS X

With the release of Java SE7 for OS X, Apple's platform can boast full compatibility with the latest version of the cross-platform technology.

Remains of the Day: Open up

A hotly-anticipated text editor is now open for business, we bid adieu to the second-generation iPhone, and turns out streaming digital music isn't bad for business.

Remains of the Day: Scare tactics

Apple's new category on the App Store should scare McDonald's and Starbucks, Microsoft is running scared from Apple's vision of the future, and Samsung's trying to scare off jurors.

Remains of the Day: Right here, right now

Microsoft Office for iPad may appear this fall, and a new dock-connector port might appear on iPhones and iPads some day, but you can download several of Steve Jobs's appearances right now.