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Steve Jobs fans received a dose of good news Wednesday with word that The Social Network director David Fincher may be in talks to direct the Sony feature film based on the late Apple co-founder's official biography. Such a deal would reunite the filmmaker with writer Aaron Sorkin, who also penned the big-screen version of how Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook. What say you, dear readers? Good or bad choice?
OS X Mavericks isn't the only update had on the docket for this week: iTunes 11 also saw a bug fix for Mac and Windows on Wednesday, bringing the multi-hyphenate multimedia player to version 11.1.5. "This update fixes a problem that may cause iTunes to quit unexpectedly when a device is connected and improves compatibility with iBooks for Mac on OS X Mavericks," the typically brief release notes read. As usual, iTunes 11.1.5 is available from the Mac App Store or as a direct download from the Apple website.
iMore reported Wednesday that AT&T is continuing its 4G LTE stampede across the nation in a dozen new markets this week, delivering ultra-fast wireless data speeds to 300,000 more potential customers. The newly lit up markets include smaller towns in Indiana, Louisiana, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina and AT&T's home state of Texas. The nation's second-largest carrier is still playing catch-up with Verizon Wireless, but we're sure the folks in the latest 12 locales aren't going to be complaining much.
As noted on the ApertureExpert forum, Tuesday's release of OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 may have been hiding improvements in areas that Apple's release notes didn't cover. According to a number of forum members posting on the site, Aperture 3 appears to have gained a "huge improvement" in speed and scrolling, particularly noticeable with larger libraries. After being alerted to the improvement on Twitter, we dashed to our own Aperture library and sure enough, the application feels leaner and meaner than it did prior to this week's Mavericks update. Anyone else notice the change?
The Square Engineering Blog announced Wednesday that the company has acquired BookFresh, a leading software solution that helps local sellers connect with new and existing customers through a "self-service appointment booking experience." But fear not: Square says it's "business as usual" for existing BookFresh customers, while teasing the potential for building "even better experiences" for its own merchants and the folks they do business with.
According to a recent Pew Research Center survey, more than 90 percent of U.S. adults now own cell phones, and for many of them, it could very well be their one and only phone. The folks at Vonage provided us with an interesting infographic offering six good reasons why consumers might not want to hang up on their home phone just yet, especially with the 138th anniversary of Alexander Graham Bell's first phone call coming up on March 10. Some of the reasons include poor cellular coverage, dead zones while walking and talking at the same time as well as the potential for a cell phone dead battery during an emergency. How many readers are still rockin' a home phone these days? Check out the full infographic below.
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