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Techspansion releases free VisualHub updater for Lion

A bizarre chapter in the storied history of VisualHub now draws to a close, as the original developer has released an official Lion updater for the long-ago-retired app.

Weekly Wrap: Lion updates, light-powered keyboards, and Mac drama

Even weeks devoid of major announcements and releases from Cupertino can offer exciting (and even stunning) headlines. Couple those with the reviews, hints, and tutorials you’ve come to expect from Macworld, and the past week of stories was not one to be missed. But just in case you did miss something, here’s a roundup of our best stories from the week gone by.

Remains of the Day: Is it a small world, after all?

Apple's looking to make a new friend in China, someone decides to sue Cupertino over something that's not the iPhone, and Yahoo attempts to prove an old adage.

Apple iAd VP to leave company

Andy Miller, Apple's vice president of mobile advertising, may soon depart the company for greener pastures, according to a report from All Things D published Wednesday.

VisualHub will receive official Lion update

Discontinued video-conversion software VisualHub will receive an update for Lion compatibility from developer Techspansion. Software vendor Kagi, who earlier this week provided a paid but unsanctioned update, will discontinue its own product.

Skype Wi-Fi lets iOS devices connect to a million hotspots

Skype on Wednesday rechristened Skype Access as Skype Wi-Fi and launched a new, free iOS app for the service.

Twitter adds photo function to API

Twitter has added a native function to its API for attaching images to posts, designed to make it easier for third-party developers to include photos with their applications' messages.

Apple releases Migration Assistant update for Leopard users

Apple wants you to know that it takes care of its migrating Leopards--even if they're not snow-colored. On Wednesday, the company released Migration Assistant for Mac OS X Leopard, to aid users in transferring files from a Mac running Leopard to one with Lion installed.

Apple releases Lion Recovery Disk Assistant

On Monday, Apple released Lion Recovery Disk Assistant, a tool that lets you create a Lion Recovery partition on an external hard drive.

Many Tricks releases mouse-mover Keymo

Apple's Lion update may embrace multitouch gestures and trackpad shenanigans, but if you prefer a keyboard-based solution for your mousing and navigation, software company Many Tricks may have just the ticket for you -- Keymo, a new tool that allows users to move and orient their on-screen cursor by way of keyboard shortcuts.

Apple releases Migration Assistant update for Snow Leopard

In preparation for Lion's launch on Wednesday, Apple on Tuesday released a Migration Assistant update for Macs running Snow Leopard.

Record your conversations with IMCapture for Skype

IMCapture for Skype for Mac OS X lets you record your audio and video Skype conversations in a host of formats for later viewing.

Macware releases bundle of 16 Mac utilities

Macware, a Mac software publisher has released a new software bundle called MacKeeper, which includes 16 system utilities for performing a variety of tasks on a Mac computer.