AppFreshIf you are like me, and have countless app’s littered all over your Mac – each one as important as the next one you will be keen to stay on the bleeding edge.  Well you may be pleased to know there are several apps on the market to keep all your other apps up to date.

However, if you are just an average home mac user, paying for such facility’s is often out of the question.  Luckily there’s also open source/free apps on the market.  Amongst them all one stands out from the crowd, AppFresh from Metasquark really does have everything you can ask for.

The overall app stands a 1.6mb which is tiny considering it’s shear power.

AppFresh has some pretty impressive features:

  • AppFresh OS Updates:
    Seamlessly integrates with OS X’s native update checking, so not only will all of your app’s remain up to date, your OS will too.
  • AppFresh RSS Feeds: 
    Supporting RSS feed based ‘Sparkle’ updates.
  • AppFresh Microsoft AutoUpdate:
    Capable of checking for and downloading Microsoft updates.
  • Widgets, Prefpanes and Plugins:
    Not only does AppFresh download application updates it can also download Widget, Prefpane and plugin updates. 

AppFresh requires Mac OS X Tiger or later.

You can download AppFresh from Metaquark’s website, as of yet it’s not available through the Mac App store.



St. Petersburg, May 12th, 2009 – Spb Software, a top mobile games and applications developer, today announces the release of Spb Puzzle 1.0 – a classic jigsaw puzzle game, designed specifically with the touchscreen in mind: Windows Mobile and Symbian S60 touchscreen phones. Spb Puzzle is explicitly finger-friendly, offers animation, haptic response, and real-looking puzzle pieces that are thoroughly crafted, down to the effects of light and anti-aliasing. Spb Puzzle offers 10 puzzles preinstalled, more free puzzle for download, and can make custom puzzles out of any image.

“With this brand new release, we aimed to create an authentic puzzle game with excellent graphics, clearest possible controls and navigation, and an unlimited number of puzzles to solve,” – comments Nikita Glushkov, Spb Puzzle Product Manager. “Spb Puzzle gives users the freedom to work on even the most complicated puzzles in the comfort of their own phone, any time, any place. Spb Puzzle also keeps players assured that not a single puzzle piece will ever get lost, or that a nearly completed puzzle will ever get ruined by mishap,” he concludes.

Spb Puzzle Windows Mobile Solution

Key Features of Spb Puzzle 1.0:

  • Versions for Windows Mobile and Symbian S60
  • High-quality graphics and finger-friendly interface
  • Custom puzzles from any image or photo
  • Free additional jigsaw puzzle packs
  • Flexible puzzle difficulty – fit for any age
  • 10 preinstalled puzzles in “Classic” pack
  • Pause and resume, autosave on exit, never lose a puzzle until it’s complete

Free additional Spb Puzzle packs for Windows Mobile touchscreen phones are available for download from Spb’s official website:
http://www.spbsoftwarehouse.com/pocketpc-software/puzzle/packs

Free additional Spb Puzzle packs for Symbian S60 touchscreen phones are available for download from Spb’s official website:
http://www.spbsoftwarehouse.com/symbian-software/puzzle/packs

Pricing and Availability

Spb Puzzle 1.0 is compatible with Windows Mobile 5.0 or higher, and Symbian S60 touchscreen devices, qVGA and VGA screen resolutions are supported. Spb Puzzle 1.0 shareware version is limited in the number of puzzles available: 2 base and 1 custom image puzzles. Full version of Spb Puzzle is available for 9.95 USD at www.SpbSoftwareHouse.com.

Further Information and Downloads

Spb Puzzle web page (Pocket PC)
Spb Puzzle web page (Symbian)

Spb Puzzle screenshots page (Pocket PC)
Spb Puzzle screenshots page (Symbian)

Spb Puzzle evaluation copy downloading page (Pocket PC)
Spb Puzzle evaluation copy downloading page (Symbian)



St. Petersburg, May 6th, 2009 – Spb Software, a leading maker of mobile applications, today announces the amendment of Spb TV channels catalogue with over 40 new mobile TV channels. The majority of the newly added channels were suggested by Spb TV users. Today, approximately one hundred of international mobile TV channels are available via Spb TV.

Spb TV is a subscription-free mobile IPTV viewer, designed for tuning in to publicly available digital TV channels from all over the world. A downloadable software client, Spb TV makes a wide range of international live TV channels available for viewing directly on Windows Mobile phones. Spb TV does not only provide users with access to a world of live TV streaming on the go, but it offers exclusive on-screen controls and an integrated TV guide. Spb TV supports fast channels switching, use of intelligent stream correction, picture-in-picture mode, and export of show reminders into Outlook, brining the genuine TV watching experience onto mobile. Spb TV requires a high speed mobile data connection which may be available via 3G, Wi-Fi, or WiMax networks.

Spb TV Windows Mobile Solution

Among the recently added channels are Comedy Time, Chick Comedy, and Comedy Time Latino. According to Comedy Time, it is the number one viewed comedy channel on a mobile platform.

New channels to be added to the Spb TV catalogue can be suggested here:
http://www.spbsoftwarehouse.com/pocketpc-software/tv/suggest-channel.html

Pricing and Availability

Spb TV 1.0 is compatible with Windows Phones running on Windows Mobile 5 and later Professional and Standard platforms, qVGA, VGA, Square QVGA, and WVGA screen resolutions are supported. Spb TV 1.0 has a full and a freeware versions, with the freeware version limited in features and number of channels available. Spb TV requires a reliable 3G, WiMax or WiFi network connection for proper streaming. Full version of Spb TV is available for 14.95 USD at www.SpbSoftwareHouse.com.

Further Information and Downloads

Spb TV web page (Pocket PC)
Spb TV web page (Smartphones)

Spb TV screenshots page (Pocket PC)
Spb TV screenshots page (Smartphones)

Spb TV evaluation copy downloading page (Pocket PC)
Spb TV evaluation copy downloading page (Smartphones)

About Spb Software (www.spbsoftwarehouse.com)

Spb is a leading brand in mobile software, standing for a unique line of popular consumer products and partnerships with the world’s most innovative handset makers and wireless carriers. The popularity of Spb’s solutions rests on profound usability research, relevance to valid subscriber needs and smartphone use cases, as well as superior technical implementation, stability, and quality graphic design.




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