links for 2010-05-09

  • Mac-based blog publishers are welcoming the release of MarsEdit 3, Red Sweater Software’s long-awaited upgrade to the popular blog editor for Mac OS X. In development for more than two years, MarsEdit 3 has added a rich text editor, a new media manager and an updated syntax highlighter to the award-winning platform.
    MarsEdit 3 requires Mac OS X 10.6 and higher, and has custom-tuned support for blogging services such as WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, Movable Type, TypePad and Squarespace. The platform also supports numerous other systems through the MetaWeblog and AtomPub publishing interfaces.
    (tags: mac blog editor)
  • Apple Inc. is reportedly drawing scrutiny from U.S. regulators after the company took steps to tighten its control over independent software developers who make applications for the iPhone.
    The Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission, which enforce antitrust laws, are both examining Apple /quotes/comstock/15*!aapl/quotes/nls/aapl (AAPL 235.24, -0.62, -0.26%) and could launch an investigation, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. (The Journal is owned by News Corp., as is MarketWatch, the publisher of this report.)

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