GlimmerBlocker is a great tool for Mac OS X user to stop the ad banner craze. Comes with a sensible ruleset by default. To expand on it an fit my needs of browsing Russian web sites I have created a small filter feed available here: http://idisk.mac.com/ceesaxp/Public/runet.xml.
SAN FRANCISCO -(Dow Jones)- Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT) decision to launch a retail push for the first time suggests the company is hoping the success of smaller rival, Apple Inc. (AAPL), in reaching consumers, may rub off on the larger company.
Looks like Zune has not taught them a thing.
One of the first apps I wanted to get on an iPhone was one to let me post into my blog. And the first one I have installed and took for the spin was BlogWriter. It is a decent application but I have very soon discovered that it is too basic.
This may be a function of my Blogger setup — I have disabled automatic formating — but creating a longer post has proven to be a challenge.
But more importantly it allows one to post to one blog only.
My next stop was iBlogger. The app does have a more polished and overall nicer touch and feel, supports multiple blogging platforms (except LiveJournal). Unlike BlogWriter it does insert a few tags on its own (line breaks, mostly), but it cannot save drafts on a server and does not allow to edit published posts.
The next (and last) application I took for a spin was LiveJiurnal.app. It supports only LJ for publishing, but where it shines is in quasi-rich editing capabilities that do not require constant switching between letters and symbols to insert HTML tags.
[Posted with iBlogger from my iPhone]