Stuff I've let pile up in my inbox until now:
- Declan Butler (with whom I've been corresponding for a while) has put up a quick description of how he's been using Google Earth to keep track of avian flu outbreaks. Wish I could have been more help, but alas, Earth is still not officially out for the Mac...
- Flash Lite 2 has been released (maybe now we'll start seeing more Flash stuff on mobiles), and Benjamin Jackson has sent me links to a couple of very nice pieces on Flash development on a Mac using Open Source tools (Ruby fans, start your engines):
- Via Brent, The Power of mdfind, Spotlight's CLI interface.
- The 770 is starting to look like a PDA, thanks to a network-syncable PIM suite.
- TiddlyWiki has hit 2.0.0, and the new theme and layout are very slick indeed. Detailed changes are on the dev site, but I'll be toying with the new template mechanism (if I ever have time...)
- There are a bunch of Skype-related devices out there right now (most launched this week at CES), and there's a new version out for Mac OS X with Growl support and other minor niceties - no video yet, though.
And last but not least, fresh Apple rumors that tickled my fancy:
- The rebirth of the budget iBook rumor (a variation on the widescreen iBook rumor that comes around every couple of years or so, like a demented splinter of Halley's Comet)
- The Apple TV, a brand new concept brought to you by O'Grady.
My thoughts? Well... Let's put it this way: would you trust a sandwich seller?