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Lion Air

No, it's not a new airline. It's the new Lion OS. Lots of subtle changes. Nothing earth-shattering and in-your-face at first glance. Launchpad is a nice way to view your app list, but I don't quite get it's existence in the Dock.  That said, I would love to be able to have folders in my Dock, since on my main Macs, I have about 48 apps in the Dock. Using multitouch gestures on the trackpad to swap between applications and workspacesis very awesome, though. Can't play with AirDrop yet, as I don't have multiple Macs that I can put Lion on just yet.  I wonder if it's going to be a DropBox replacement. More later.

Movie Poster Review: Just Go With It

This one courtesy of the wife: "Why are they playing wishbone with that girl?"

Logic Applied: Apple's In App Purchase

Sony kicked off quite a storm yesterday by going public with their difficulties getting their iOS book reader app approved by Apple.  The collective gadget/tech internet has exploded, with a lot of writers going to the old saw of Apple being a greedy/restrictionist bully.  A little patience is probably in order.Here next are probably the most pertinent items from Apple's App Store Review Guidelines, let's look at them logically. 11.2 Apps utilizing a system other than the In App Purchase API (IAP) to purchase content, functionality, or services in an app will be rejected
A lot of people look at 11.2 and are coming to the incorrect conclusion that the Kindle and Nook iOS apps violate this an may be rejected on their next update.  This is totally inaccurate.  Both apps do not allow any purchase to happen IN THE APP.  Hell, neither of them even allow you to find a book to buy within the app, kicking you out instead to Safari to use their site for browsing and buying.  The Kobo app …