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The Macalope Weekly: Choices

Android goes bing, the App Store goes transparent, and one technology CEO goes to the Land of Questionable Metaphors.

Adobe, Google on Apple's App Store changes: 'great news'

The changes and clarifications Apple made to its App Store policies this week have elicited mostly positive reactions. Adobe and Google, both affected by restrictions Apple put in place earlier this year, have voiced enthusiasm on their respective blogs.

Apple releases App Store guidelines, announces Review Board

In a move straight out of the "never say never" bin, Apple has released an official set of guidelines to help app developers understand the App Store approval process. The company also announced the formation of a board to which developers can appeal a rejection.

Twitter API has new third party sign-on method

Twitter has nearly finished migrating to a new authentication protocol, called OAuth.

Quickly view sites at different resolutions with Resize

Resize is a simple, $5 Safari Extension that lets Web developers quickly view Websites at different resolutions.

Inside Snow Leopard Graphics Update's surprising gains

In typical Apple fashion, the Snow Leopard Graphics Update earlier this week was light on details. Macworld discovered that if you game on a recent Mac, this update is anything but light.

HTML5 raises new security issues

As HTML5 enhances the Web, so too will it bring new vulnerabilities, security experts warn.

Apple introduces compatibility lab day passes for developers

Apple is now offering Single Lab Day Passes to members of its Mac Developer Program. The $99 pass allows access to one of Apple's compatibility labs for a day.

Frash brings Flash to jailbroken iPhones

The developer who created the Web-based jailbreaking tool has now unleashed Flash for iOS devices.

Nolobe releases Interarchy 10

Australian company Nolobe announced Thursday the release of Interarchy 10, the newest version of its long-running FTP client.

MacTech Conference extends early-bird pricing to August 9

The three-day conference aimed at IT professionals and Apple developers normally costs $899. But early-bird registration is available for $699. And organizers announced that the discounted registration will run through August 9 while spaces at the conference last.

Skype announces Mac, Windows support for SkypeKit

Skype on Wednesday announced Mac and Windows support for its new SkypeKit SDK, which was previously only available on Linux.

Remains of the Day: Oh no, you didn't

It's a day of quotes—many of them ill-advised—here at remainders central. Everything from Apple responding to Psystar (ha, thought you'd heard the last of those guys, huh?), AT&T promising to improve their data network (don't laugh!), and a developer taking on Steve Jobs (uh oh).

FMTouch Enterprise deploys FileMaker databases to iOS devices

The FMTouch Enterprise subscription service lets developers ship their FileMaker solutions to the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

Adobe's Flash Player 10.1 sent to phone makers

Adobe is sending the final version of Flash Player 10.1 to its mobile partners.