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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Trade-up program expands in Europe
Smartphone users in France, Italy, and Spain will have until at least August of this year to trade in old iPhone, Windows Phone, or Android models at Apple Stores, and put the reward towards a new iPhone -- thanks to an expansion of Apple's trade-in program into those countries. The money given for the trade-in must be applied towards a new iPhone on a two-year payment plane, and traders must qualify under a credit check as part of the program. Interested customers can apply for the trade-in at their nearest Apple Store. http://bit.ly/1qPsldD
NBCUniversal adds Bravo, Syfy, E! to Apple TV
NBCUniversal has launched three new apps channels for Apple TV users. Bravo Now, Syfy Now and E! Now brings users access full seasons of current and past episodes of most of NBCUniversal's catalog. The Bravo Now app includes shows like "The Real Housewives of New York Cit," "Below Deck Mediterranean," comedy "Odd Mom Out" and "Top Chef." The Syfy Now app offers up shows like "The Magicians," thriller "12 Monkeys" and the reality show "Face Off." The E! Now app serves up shows like "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "Botched," "#RichKids of Beverly Hills," Caitlyn Jenner's "I Am Cait," and "WAGS." While some content is free, most content requires users to authenticate via their cable satellite or telco TV provider. http://bit.ly/20K4Pea
Apple rolls out Arabic version of Apple.com
Apple has rolled out a new version of its Apple.com website for Arabic language users in the United Arab Emirates. The site utilizes a right-to-left reading format where it has been updated, although the upgrade is still in progress with a number of page links still in the original English language left-to-right format. Of particular note is that the site debuts an all-new custom Arabic font created by the Tarek Atrissi Design agency, giving it a highly contemporary look and feel. The new support for Arabic on its host website follows the introduction of full support for right-to-left languages in iOS 9, and the addition of Arabic support to Siri late last year. http://apple.co/20JHGIM
Adobe previews Photoshop content-aware crop
Adobe has previewed a new 'content-aware crop' feature from the next version of its Photoshop CC. The new feature is similar to its 'content-aware fill' from the current version of Photoshop CC, and potentially saves users time when cropping photos in a way that might otherwise leave blank white space in the frame. Adobe's 'content-aware' tech automatically assesses the blank space and seamlessly fills the blank space with the nearest related content in the space when a photo is expanded or rotated without the need to manually clone that part of the image. The feature allows users to move a horizon by adding more sky or ground, change the aspect ratio by adding content around the edges of the image and fill in the corners of an image when rotated during a crop. Adobe says the feature is coming soon and will be automatically available to Creative Cloud subscribers. http://adobe.ly/20JDFEu
Markzware updates Q2ID for QuarkXPress 12 files
Graphic design file conversion tool maker Markzware has launched a new version of its Q2ID tool. The InDesign plugin enables users to open QuarkXPress files within a new InDesign (INDD) document, without rebuilding the QXP document from scratch -- the new version includes support for QuarkXPress 12 files. Q2ID Subscription members can download the new version as part of their annual plan. A single-user can purchase the plugin for $200, with other licensing options available. http://bit.ly/1Z4dS9t
PopChar X 7.5 arrives
Ergonis Software has released PopChar X 7.5, an improved version of the company's tool for finding and inserting special characters and exploring fonts. PopChar X 7.5 adds support for combined emojis in the Apple Color Emoji font, enhances the "Font Info" view, and adds many further enhancements that improve overall speed and stability. PopChar X 7.5 retails for €30 ($34), and is free for anyone who owns a license for PopChar X 7 or purchased a license for PopChar X 6 on or after March 1, 2014 [4.5MB]
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