15 November 2011
Posted in Apple
If you haven't already heard, Growl underwent some pretty big changes recently when it debuted on the Mac App Store not too long ago. Growl is no longer free, Growl doesn't have to be installed for apps to give notifications, Growl now supports sandboxed applications, out of date apps won't work with Growl, and Growl is still open source. As much as it's a hassle for app developers to make these changes, it seems the Growl team has done the right thing.
A new iTune beta has suggested that iTunes Match is finally approaching public release. Developers in the US are now testing beta 3 of iTunes 10.5.1, and after Apple wiped iTunes Match libraries on November 12th, we probably are closer to a release than you might think — especially seeing as Apple has already missed the original release date.
AppleInsider says it was the Apple switch to Intel-based processors that prompted them to buy NeXT, which also saw the return of Steve Jobs. This fact was revealed during a panel with some of Apple's former employees, include Jean-Louis Gasée and Andy Hertzfeld, where they revealed some decisions behind the original decision to purchase a competing OS after trying (and failing) to make their own.
With all the Apple TV rumours flying around, there's an entertaining and light-hearted look at the future of TV by Steve Jobs over at 9 to 5 Mac. Worth the watch.