CTM\'s PowerMail 3.01 fixes dozens of bugs in the alternative email client with support for Sherlock search technology. Version 3.01 also includes a new manual and example AppleScripts.
Corel today reportedly announced that it will no longer develop WordPerfect, its word processing program for the Mac, saying that it is allocating its resources into its graphics products.
The Macintosh version of MESS, an open-source program which emulates a large number of computers and consoles, has been updated to v0.37b2.
Apple\'s Video Extension 1.0 update will "restore access to all available resolutions with built-in video and video cards on NuBus systems and Non PCI PowerBooks."
Chris Wood\'s SimpleImage 3.1 adds streaming movie support, large thumbnails, print preview, and EPS file support to the shareware image and movie viewer.
Hewlett-Packard today announced that its HP ScanJet 6300C Professional Series scanners now support connectivity to Macintosh computers. The series of scanners consists of ScanJet 6300C for $400, 6350C for $500 and 6390C for $900. Features include 1200 dpi resolution and HP PrecisionScan Pro software. The Macintosh software makes the scanners compatible with USB computers and is designed to run on Mac OS 8.5 or higher. The software will begin shipping in the box by the end of this month. The software itself is $10.
Neopost Online has recently received U.S. Postal Service approval for two Simply Postage products: PROmail, a $50 hardware and software update to Simply Postage which includes an integrated scale; and PCmail, a wallet-sized postage storage device that uses a computer\'s printer to print postage directly onto envelopes. The PROmail system ships with PC and Macintosh software and includes $50 of free postage.
The Society for International Space Cooperation, an international nonprofit organization, will debut its SpaceTV!, a biweekly Internet streamed magazine show dedicated to the exploration of space, using QuickTime technology, May 18. The first three episodes will focus on the International Space Station. The shows will also be available on Apple\'s Learning Interchange Web site.
Michael Rabara received an e-mail from Outpost.com stating that the long-awaited, much-anticipated VST DVD upgrade kit for PowerBook G3/333 models are shipping again and will arrive shortly. " ... they announced it in July 1999 with a targeted release for October 1999. It shipped only in small quantities in January 2000. I got an e-mail from outpost.com this morning stating the above product finally shipped and is due today! It\'s about time."
Totally Hip Software has recently posted the free beta 7 of LiveSlideShow, a software title for creating slideshows from a series of images. It creates compact, interactive QuickTime Slideshow movies that can be e-mailed or posted on Web sites.
Today, in the Forums section, discussions include questions about AppleShare IP print queues, putting a DVD RAM drive in a FireWire enclosure, booting from an external HD with a PowerBook 1400, the best sound-editing software and the best calendar/scheduling software; and problems with Wells Fargo and IE 5 security certifications, missing AppleScript "dialects," , 20th Anniversary Mac display, an HP ScanJet connection, an IntelliMouse Explorer tracking and FTP clients that won\'t work with AirPort.
Greg Landweber has released PowerWindows 2.4, a $10control panel that allows for solid or translucent dragging of windows, and fading Finder menus and windows. The new version adds support for translucent menus as well.
Optigold ISP 2.1.5 adds new web interface functions, additional SQL support, AuthorizeNet support, and other miscellaneous features/fixes to the cross-platform business software package that can run all aspects of an internet service provider, from billing to server management.
Infowave, makers of the popular PowerPrint and StyleScript, has announced that it will be selling off its Imaging Division to \"a company controlled by the existing management of the Imaging Division.\" What effect this will have on the products is unknown at this time; after the sale is complete, Infowave will focus solely on its PC-only wireless division.
Black Cat Systems has released Sound Byte 1.6.0, which turns a Mac into a cart machine for playing sound recordings. The new version adds colorized buttons, reduces the delay between changing racks, and various bug fixes.
Big Time Software has released a new demo of the company\'s upcoming Combat Mission: Beyond Overlord 3D war game, which is due for release in early June for both Mac and Windows.
MacDeals! today notes a refurbish PowerBook 3400/200 for $999, free Virtual Game Station after rebate, free shipping at MacZone, reconditioned Power Mac G4/500 for $3,099, MacLinkPlus Deluxe for $59.95, and an Epson 660 printer for $64.
Yesterday we reported on a German advertising agency that\'s in trouble with Apple over running an unauthorized ad, an AppleInsider report on next week\'s WWDC announcements, and noted Palm\'s HotSync 2.6.1 update for OS 9.0.x compatibility, MP3 Rage 2.0.1, and WebEvent 3.3..
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Apple's third-quarter results due July 26
Apple has advised it will be issuing its third-quarter results on July 26, with a conference call to answer investor and analyst queries about the earnings set to take place later that day. The stream of the call will go live at 2pm PT (5pm ET) via Apple's investor site, with the results themselves expected to be released roughly 30 minutes before the call commences. Apple's guidance for the quarter put revenue at between $41 billion and $43 billion. http://apple.co/1oi1Pbm
Twitter stickers slowly roll out to users
Twitter has introduced "stickers," allowing users to add extra graphical elements to their photos before uploading them to the micro-blogging service. A library of hundreds of accessories, props, and emoji will be available to use as stickers, which can be resized, rotated, and placed anywhere on the photograph. Images with stickers will also become searchable with viewers able to select a sticker to see how others use the same graphic in their own posts. Twitter advises stickers will be rolling out to users over the next few weeks, and will work on both the mobile apps and through the browser. http://bit.ly/29bbwUE
French show carries on with iPhones
Following a prolonged power loss in a French TV studio, the crew was able to use a combination of limited studio lighting and a number of iPhones to continue taping the Saturday episode of talk show On n'est pas couché ("We're Still Awake"), using the resulting footage in the first edited episode. The Plus-model iPhones used for the impromptu shoot completion were either iPhone 6 Plusses (which shoot in 1080p) or 6s Plus models (which can shoot in 4K). The decision to use the iPhones to complete the show was made after a power outage at France 2's studio stretched to more than three hours. http://bit.ly/299wqDt
Scrivener for iOS to arrive in late July
For some long-time Scrivener users, to quote Paul Simon, "these are the days of miracle and wonders." As it marks its 10th anniversary in business, developer Keith Blount has announced that the long-awaited iOS version of his creative-writing tool Scrivener is to be submitted to the App Store, following strong praise from beta-testers. The program, expected in late July, will sell for $20 and work with both the iPad and iPhone. When we interviewed Blount last January, he added that Scrivener 3 for Mac would follow along shorty afterwards. http://bit.ly/2901XLE
WhatsApp now handles over 100M calls daily
WhatsApp is celebrating that it is being used for over 100 million calls every day. In a brief notice, the Facebook-owned messaging platform advises the voice-calling feature it rolled out to its users last year now deals with an average of over 1,100 calls initiated per second. Earlier this year, it increased the security of its calls and other messages, by introducing end-to-end encryption on all platforms. http://bit.ly/292HqCX
Adele's '25' album now streaming
Recording artist Adele has "pulled a Kanye" after saying that her current album "25" would not be available for streaming. The seven-month-old record, which has yielded a number of hit singles, is now available for streaming on all the major streaming services, such as Apple Music and Spotify, as of today in most major markets, with worldwide distribution to come. Reportedly, the singer had demanded streaming be limited to paid subscribers -- a condition that has hurt some streamers with artists, who aren't paid royalties for free or trial listens . Apple pays performers its normal royalty rates during its free trial, avoiding the issue -- and having repeated success in both signing up exclusives and placing those exclusives into the top of the charts. http://ti.me/28U7NOu
SanDisk iXpand case has battery, storage
A new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s case from SanDisk appears to be the "holy grail" of accessories: a stylish and protective case that offers both extra storage as well as the option of extra battery power as well. The iXpand Memory case offers either 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB of additional storage incorporated into the case, and an optional add-on battery pack (sold separately) adds up to an extra day or more of charge. Through the associated iXpand app, camera photos and videos can be automatically stored on the extra storage, optionally password-protected, The cost for the case is (in order of storage capacity) $60, $100, and $130. The battery pack's release data has not yet been announced, but the add-on should retail for an additional $30. http://bit.ly/291epHu