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Apple iPhone Event

Apple will be holding a special event in its Town Hall meeting room on the main Apple R&D campus to announce new iPhone news. As always, Macworld's team of editors will be on the scene with live Web coverage, including a live blog and rapid-fire news stories. So bookmark this page and stay tuned for the event, which is slated to begin at 10 a.m. Pacific Time.

Nvidia offers new Mac programming tools

Nvidia is offering new tools that enable Mac developers to leverage the power of their GPUs with non-graphics applications.

The state of the union for iPhone apps

With the release of iPhone software developer kit looming, Rob Griffiths takes a look at the state of unofficial third party applications on the iPhone.

Adobe touts early customer adoption of AIR

In addition to releasing the first full version of AIR, its tool for bringing the same functionality of rich Internet applications to the desktop, Adobe also revealed companies who are using AIR and its related tools to develop business and consumer applications.

Microsoft makes boldest move yet embracing open source

In a major turnaround for Microsoft, the company Thursday promised "greater transparency" in its development and business practices.

Quazal brings online game tech to Mac

Quazal is a new "middleware" choice for Mac game developers looking for multiplayer code.

Realbasic 2008 Release 1 now shipping

Realbasic has added new features in the latest version to make development easier for its users.

Nvidia acquires PhysX maker Ageia

Nvidia is acquiring Ageia, maker of the PhysX engine.

Torque Game Builder improves editors

Torque Game Builder, the 2D game engine for Mac, Windows and Xbox 360, has been updated with new features.

Google Toolbox for Mac released, for developers

Google Toolbox is a new open source code drop for developers from Google's Mac Team, containing sample code.

Nokia to buy software developer Trolltech for $153M

Nokia has offered to buy Trolltech, the Norwegian developer of a widely used application framework, for 844 million Norwegian kroner (US$153 million) in cash. Nokia hopes the Trolltech development team will give its own software efforts a boost.

LightWork updates flagship rendering program

LightWorks 7.8 focuses on improvements in accuracy, performance and ease-of-use for lighting, global illumination, tone mapping and gamma correction.

Expo: REALBasic to support introspection

One of the most heavily requested features according to developer Real Software, introspection is the ability to examine an object to determine what it is, what it knows, and what it's capable of doing. It will appear in REALBasic 2008 Release 1 when that software ships in February.