Steve Jobs Was Originally Dead Set Against Third-Party Apps for the iPhone



We’re all looking forward to Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs, which will be released on Monday, October 24. But if you’ve been keeping an eye on the news over the past couple days, you’d have already seen some interesting stories from the book.

One of those details Steve’s initial opinion on third-party apps for the iPhone. In the beginning, Steve was opposed to third-party apps, and wanted developers to create web apps that could be used through the device’s mobile Safari web browser. According to Apple board member, Art Levinson, “Jobs at first quashed the discussion” of allowing apps on the company’s debut smartphone.

Fortune Reporter Authoring New “Inside Apple” Book That Tells All



Fortune Magazine’s Adam Lashinsky will be penning an upcoming book titled, “Inside Apple: How America’s Most Admired — and Secretive — Company Really Works.”

The book will be an “expanded” look at Lashinsky’s well-read article of the same name from earlier this year. As one of the Silicon Valley’s premiere reporters, Lashinsky’s new book will be sure to permeate the inner workings of Apple in a new and refreshing way.

Apple Updates Safari and Swats Address Book Bug



Apple has released Safari 5.0.1, the latest version of its browser that adds support for the Safari Extensions Gallery and it includes a patch for the recently discovered Address Book bug.

According to Software Update on my Mac the update includes these new features:

  • Safari Extensions
  • Customize Safari with features created by third-party developers
  • Find extensions in the Safari Extensions Gallery, accessible from the Safari menu and