ThreadWatch [finekost.com] by interactive developer Alex Milde visualizes the usage of software programs on the Mac platform over the timeframe of one day.
Bloomberg reports that new rules have gone into effect which prohibit electronics makers from buying minerals that help fund wars in Central Africa. The Conflict-Free Smelter program specifically bars electronics makers like Apple and Intel from buying tungsten, tin ore, gold and coltan from Congo and neighboring countries unless mineral processors can prove purchases don’t contribute to conflict in eastern Congo.
We’ve just released MapBox for iPad 1.2, a free app that lets you use your own KML and GeoRSS data on custom maps on the iPad. The new release has a number of improvements to the app’s overall behavior and performance, chief among these being much better KML overlay support, as we’re constantly improving our KML parser for iOS.