Macworld Editor's Choice Awards

Macworld has posted its 27th Annual Editor's Choice Awards for best hardware and software. There are few surprises in the list, with the much-lauded MacBook Air taking pole position, and iOS5 and the iPad 2 also making appearances.

The most notable inclusion in my eyes is Alfred -- a truly great piece of software for all Mac users. It's great to see it receiving such great publicity in recent months. A truly deserved award.

Alfred Matures, Reaches Version 1.0

Alfred, the popular Mac app, has officially reached version 1.0 today. Alfred is easily one of my favorite Mac apps.

Don Southard has a great rundown for MacStories:

The public release of Alfred 1.0 is now available and brings with it a multitude of new features as well as improvements to existing ones. For most software developers reaching version 1.0 is a special milestone. I had the opportunity to speak with Andrew Pepperrell, the developer of Alfred, about his thoughts regarding this release and this is what he had to say:

Alfred 1.0 is a meaningful release; it’s more than just the new features. Version 1.0 marks Alfred’s maturity in my own mind, and users will no longer see him as unfinished. To be honest, 0.9 should have been 1.0… maybe even 0.8

If you haven't tried it out yet, I'd highly recommend it.