Xeric Design has updated EarthDesk (http://www.xericdesign.com/earthdesk.php), its real-time dynamic desktop map, and has also made the application available in the new Mac AppS tore.

EarthDesk replaces your static desktop with an image of the Earth showing current sun, moon and city illumination, as well as real-time global cloud coverage, allowing you to track hurricanes and other weather systems on your Macintosh desktop. The software operates silently in the background, keeping your desktop updated while you work. U

EarthDesk requires Mac OS X 10.5 or higher. Single user copies may be purchased from the Xeric Design web site for US$24.95 Upgrades are available for $12.95 for licensed users of version 4.x and $17.95 for licensed users of versions 1, 2 and 3. For more information and to download an evaluation version, go to the product web site. EarthDesk is also available in the Mac AppStore for $24.99, where it can be purchased, downloaded and installed, in one step.