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Apple approves, then pulls, iTether app

Whether Apple approved iTether in error or as part of an App Store policy change isn't yet clear, but the newly-approved app allows you to share your iPhone's Internet connection with your Mac (or PC).

Control iTunes from the keyboard with Take Five and SizzlingKeys

With a pair of utilities, staff writer Lex Friedman is able to control iTunes entirely from his keyboard--and no longer forgets to resume his music all day after pausing it to take a phone call.

Cloud Engines unveils Pogoplug Cloud mobile cloud storage

Cloud Engines, maker of Pogoplug personal cloud computing hardware, adds mobile storage to its list of shared cloud services.

Dragon Express: Mac transcription for less

As you'd expect, Nuance's new Dragon Express app might cost just $50, but it isn't as full-featured as the company's $200 Dragon Dictate app.

Apple releases Java updates for Lion, Snow Leopard

Apple on Tuesday came out with another round of Java updates, aimed at both Mac OS X Lion and Snow Leopard users.

Zypr API promises developers free, Siri-like voice control

Pioneer Corporation on Monday announced the launch of Zypr, its new voice-control API. Developers can freely integrate the service into their apps, on any platform.

Black Pixel acquires Sofa's Versions, Kaleidoscope

Mac developer Black Pixel announced on Wednesday that it has acquired apps Versions and Kaleidoscope from Sofa, which itself was purchased by Facebook earlier this year.

Apple releases AirPort Utility for iOS

Apple early Wednesday released AirPort Utility for iOS 5, letting you manage your AirPort Extreme or AirPort Express from your iOS device.

Growl shows that open source and the Mac App Store mix

The new 1.3 update to the Growl notification system not only brings new features, it also makes a surprising jump -- to the Mac App Store.

Access files on the go with new CrashPlan apps

Backing up has become quite easy in recent years thanks to online services like CrashPlan. Now, if you're a CrashPlan+ or Pro subscriber, you can even access files from your iOS device, thanks to a pair of free apps released Friday.

BreakTime tells you when it's time to take a break

Not quite ready to make the leap to a standing or walking desk? BreakTime can help keep you healthy by reminding you to get up and walk around.

HP announces new mobile and 3D printing capabilities

HP has announced a handful of new products to boost mobile printing and 3D scanning.

1Password goes Lion-only, debuts on the App Store

Password utility 1Password 3.9 includes a number of new features, but comes with some Apple-imposed limitations.