Drawing on points made in Walter Isaacson's Steve Job bio, The New Yorker's Malcolm Gladwell paints a portrait of the late Apple leader as someone obsessed with tweaking things to perfection.
A tool that lets people customize what Web pages can do is coming to Chrome, Google's open-source browser.
The beta version of TweakNow PowerPack 2009 1.6.1 provides easy access to dozens of Windows settings and customizations, but not all the program's tools are ready for prime time.
OS X Utilities Updates: PrefEdit; SNAX; SharePoints; MacSniffer; Tweaker; X Sleep; Classic?; more
What's this? Free software for Mac users? There's something you don't see every day. The Mac Freebie Bundle includes eight apps, yours for the taking.
The free Ultimate Windows Tweaker and $30 Vista Smoker Pro give you a graphical interface for making Registry changes that enhance Vista's performance.
Utilities Updates: Snard v2.4.2; sterMachine 2.1.1; Audio Hijack Pro to 2.1; more
Author Malcolm Gladwell suggests that in 50 years' time people will remember the great societal contributions of Bill Gates far better than those of Steve Jobs, whom he describes as "shameless."
Fix It Solution Center adds tools for testing the security and performance of Windows, Internet Explorer, Office apps, Windows Media Player--even Xbox and Zune.