Spb Wallet [iTunes Link] is high up on our must-have iPhone (and Windows Mobile) app list, but until now users could only sync their iPhone’s Wallet with a PC. The key phrase being “until now.”
Yesterday Spb Software released a Mac OS X version of its Wallet Desktop.
In addition to being able to sync and backup your iPhone’s wallet(s) with the Mac, the new desktop version also makes it much easier to add and edit information. The company has done a good job giving the software a Mac-like feel and the wireless Bonjour sync works as advertised.
So, if you’re an SPB Wallet user with a Mac running OS X 10.5+, this one’s for you.
Find out more about Spb Wallet Mac OS Desktop…
It’s important to remember all veterans on this Veterans Day, but it’s particularly necessary to remember those who have been injured while serving in the U.S. military. Operation Family Fund is a charity tirelessly dedicated to wounded soldiers, and one that uses 100% of its donations to help those in need.
There’s no money taken for staff, postage or any type of overhead. Every cent you donate to Operation Family Fund goes directly to those who need it most. If you can help this fantastic organization, it would be greatly appreciated.
Our deepest thanks to all who have served.
There are at least a few iPhone users out there who use a Mac (okay, maybe more than a few). And if you’re a Mac user who needs to be able to run Windows, and if you prefer virtualization to Boot Camp, we have good news: Parallels Desktop 5 is now available.
The new version of Parallels is fully Snow Leopard and Windows 7 (32 and 64-bit) compatible and now allows you to run Windows 7 with Aero. The company claims version 5 “is up to 300% faster for virtual machine operations” than version 4, and “22% faster than the nearest Windows-on-Mac competitor.”
“There are more than 70 new features in Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac, many of which give users the flexibility to work in the way they want. Users can choose how much or little Windows they want to see, from running Windows in Full Screen mode where Windows completely covers the Mac user interface to the new Crystal view mode which makes Windows completely disappear. Users can even get a Mac-like experience in their Windows applications, using the intuitive Apple Trackpad Gestures technology to pinch, swipe, and rotate as they do in Mac applications.”
Learn more about Parallels 5…
So you’re a company who makes web software that, love it or hate it, most people use, but the company that controls an ever-growing share of the smartphone market refuses to allow your software to be installed on its devices. What do you do?
You rub their faces in it.
Adobe has, according to Gear Diary, begun displaying the message shown left when iPhone users attempt to use certain sites or web pages that requires Flash. The message reads:
Apple restricts use of technologies required by products like Flash Player. Until Apple eliminates these restrictions, Adobe cannot provide Flash Player for the iPhone or iPod touch.
Translation: Apple’s playing games with your phone and won’t let you use our technology even if you want to. We’ve been trying, but hey, Apple’s calling the shots here. Sorry for the arbitrary inconvenience.
There are valid arguments for and against Adobe’s Flash being part of the iPhone, but I think it’s a decision iPhone users should be able to make. Don’t you?