If you ever lose your iPhone, you can always find it by using Find my iPhone app, but what can you do if you lose your Mac? Luckily, Apple has recently enabled beta testing of a new handy feature called Find my Mac to developers.

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Current Cost, a company which specialises in high tech products for improving energy efficiency, reducing energy costs in both individual households and large scale organisations have launched a new product called ENVI. ENVI as you would imagine is an energy monitor, monitoring your home’s electricity usage. What is unique about Current Cost’s real-time energy monitors is that these allows you to read the gathered data using an application on your PC. Connecting a serial cable to the display downloads the information in XML format. A number of developers have created applications which uses the data gathered by the energy monitor (see examples here). Analysing this data will allow the user to hopefully change their energy consumption behaviour and therefore lead to improved energy efficiency.

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We’ve been told, we’ll soon be sent a demo unit to try out, so hopefully we’ll have more news and thoughts on this eco-friendly gadget for you very soon.

Full press release to follow after the jump.

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This is not at all surprising to hear, since developers these days are so willing to share the latest build of operating systems as soon as they get it. This latest leak shows that the recent new Snow Leopard build (10A335) sports a handy screen grab feature, this new native ability links in with QuickTime to “record” your on-screen activities. I suppose it then convenient makes a video and saves it on your desktop just like the current screenshot capture function that our Mac OS Xs’ have. Again, this in my view is another thoughtful function that Microsoft will never think of.

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Apple yesterday released the latest version of their iPhone OS 3.0, now in Beta 3. Developers will now able to to get their hands on the new SDK via the developer’s page.

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Though only available for iPhone and iPod Touch app developers, we can tell you what changes have been noticed so far:

  • Obligatory performance improvements
  • MMS now works on T-Mobile in Germany, if you modify the carrier bundle
  • Spotlight now saves the last search
  • Spotlight search options (Want to only search apps, or everything but music?)
  • Minor UI tweaks
  • iPod Touches can now change the function tied to double tapping the home button

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The news comes as no surprise to those in the UK because we have had these from O2 on a pay as you go basis for some months. But for those in the US this is quite a deal. Its believed that this is an attempt to clear out the old inventory of iPhone 3Gs before June when Apple will have their WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) and we presume that this is when Apple will unveil their next generation of iPhone(s) running the brand spanking new firmware OS 3.0.

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Unveiled at GDC 09, the new Microsoft Xbox 360 development kit includes this sleek console with chrome accents and rightly speculated, a larger capacity hard drive though we don’t know yet exactly how much.

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Apparently these are shots of Windows 7 concepts which never made it to production and as a result discarded.

There were apparently over 400 concept sketches shown off at the MIX conference, an event for developers where Microsoft spoke on the development process for Windows 7.

The most stunning one of all to me is probably the bat signal like taskbar thumbnail preview, very comical!

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