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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Remote S for Tesla Apple Watch app drives car out
Developer Allen Wong has created the Remote S for Tesla app, which can be used to remotely activate the Model S electric car via an Apple Watch, and drive it a short distance. Aside from providing data about the car and some basic function controls, the unofficial app uses the manufacturer's Summon command to allow the car to turn on, exit the garage, and park near to the user's location. The app is available to purchase from the App Store for $10. http://apple.co/1PprF4t
Seagate 3TB unreliability suit expands
The Seagate 3TB class-action hard drive lawsuit has been expanded to more devices. The expanded suit, filed today, now includes Seagate's Barracuda 3TB Hard Disk Drive, Desktop HDD 3TB, Backup Plus 3TB External Hard Disk Drive, GoFlex 3TB External Hard Disk Drive, or any other Seagate hard drive with model number ST3000DM001. The law firm, Hagens Berman, is seeking information from consumers such as time in service, purchase price, and the nature of any drive received in return from Seagate as a replacement for a failed unit. http://bit.ly/1Pc34Cq
BlackBerry Canada, Florida hit with layoffs
The BlackBerry campus has reportedly been wracked with layoffs. Sources familiar with the company's Waterloo office staffing claim that close to 35 percent of the local workforce has been laid off, with the deepest cuts being made in the BlackBerry 10 OS and hardware teams. Additionally, the state of Florida has been officially notified that the company's Sunrise facility will see 75 people fired. Enthusiast site Mobilesyrup puts the layoffs at around 1000 total. http://bit.ly/1Pc1Rep
Instagram tests multiple account support for iOS
Instagram is trialling support for multiple accounts in its iPhone app with a small number of users. The Facebook-owned photo sharing service confirmed the reports of the tests to TechCrunch, which will allow a single user to manage more than a single account within the app, transferring between two or three accounts with a few taps. It is unclear when the feature will roll out to the public, but it has previously tested it with the Android version of the app since November. http://tcrn.ch/1SPKEKh
Foxconn CEO declares Sharp deal near done
The Foxconn bid for Sharp is allegedly only waiting on specific details of the deal. Foxconn CEO Terry Gou has declared that his company has privileged negotiation rights for the Apple iPhone screen supplier, saying that "we have a consensus, the rest is a process ... I don't see a problem completing this process." Gou hopes the deal, worth up to $5.6 billion, will be formalized by the end of February. http://reut.rs/1SPEQjN
MIT demoes 'Eyeriss' AI chip for mobile
At the International Solid State Circuits Conference in San Francisco this week, MIT researchers presented a new chip designed specifically to implement neural networks. The researchers claim that "Eyeriss" is 10 times as efficient as a mobile GPU, so it could enable mobile devices to run artificial-intelligence algorithms such as Siri or Cortana, rather than uploading all data to a remote server for processing. http://bit.ly/1TISJBe
Pocket for iOS adds readability settings
Offline reader iOS app Pocket has updated, with reader-friendly changes. With the new revision, premium subscribers can adjust character spacing, and choose from eight new fonts including one that makes it easier for sufferers of dyslexia to read saved content. The app itself is free, with a premium subscription available for $5 a month, or $45 a year. http://apple.co/1KuILBl