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 mandates June 1 app IPv6 support
Apple has set the deadline for IPv6 support for App Store-supplied software. On June 1, apps thast use a custom networking stack and that are submitted to the app store must support IPv6-only networks. The rule, announced last year as coming soon, will only affect a small portion of submitted applications that do not use the NSURLSession and CFNetwork APIs. http://apple.co/24yBTIY
YouTube Unplugged OTT service coming 2017?
As part of the continuing YouTube evolution, the video streaming service is reportedly considering a paid subscription service that would provide users "over the top" cable TV service. According to sources familiar with the matter, the service has been in the works since 2012, has already made changes to accommodate the live video feeds, and could debut the offering as soon as 2017. http://bloom.bg/1rvx8BW
Kohls Apple Pay integration with loyalty program
Kohl's customers are now able to pay for their purchases with Kohl's Charge and simultaneously earn loyalty program Yes2You Rewards in conjunction with Apple Pay. The service is currently available in approximately 250 Kohl's stores and is expected to be in all Kohl's stores nationwide later this month, making Kohl's the first retailer to deliver a one-tap checkout that integrates both its private credit card as a form of payment and a loyalty program with Apple Pay. http://yhoo.it/21wEUI6
AirMap iOS app for drone operators
Provider of airspace information and services for unmanned aircraft AirMap announced today the release of the AirMap app for iOS and Apple Watch. Operators can now access low-altitude airspace advisories, create flights, file digital flight notices to over 80 airports, and manage unmanned aircraft. Building on the success of AirMap's Digital Notice and Awareness System (D-NAS), the AirMap app brings to iOS devices a fully integrated airspace management solution for recreational and commercial drone operators. The app is free. http://apple.co/21wCadD
BlackBerry video calling available on iOS
BlackBerry has made its video calling feature available to Android and iOS users. The company reports limited availability of the new cross-platform feature for now, citing "because this is the first time we're launching BBM Video calling, and we want to monitor performance, gather feedback, and iron out any kinks that may arise before we roll it out globally." http://blck.by/1ruu4pC
Apple loses iPhone brand exclusivity in China
Apple has lost its exclusive rights to the 'iPhone' brand in China, the Beijing Municipal High People's Court has ruled. According to Quartz, Chinese company Xintong Tiandi is now free to continue selling its non-smartphone "IPHONE" branded products, which include smartphone cases, among other leather goods. The Chinese court ruled that Xintong Tiandi, which registered the "IPHONE" trademark in 2007, could continue to use the trademark because Apple did not start selling the iPhone in China until 2009. Apple also could not prove that Xintong Tiandi's ongoing use of the trademark would cause Apple material harm. The latest ruling by the Chinese government follows its recent decision to shut down the iTunes Movies and iBooks Store. http://bit.ly/1SNhRmB
Bowers & Wilkins bought by EVA Automation
High-end UK audio equipment maker and fixture in Apple retail stores Bowers & Wilkins has been bought out by a California "smart home" tech firm, EVA Automation. Fomer Bowers & Wilkins owner Joe Atkins will continue as CEO of the joint venture, with EVA Automation founder Gordon Yu acting as executive chairman. The two companies said the merger will combine EVA's AV technologies and Bowers & Wilkins' acoustic engineering talents to grow the now-combined firm. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, and it is expected that the Bowers & Wilkins brand name will continue. http://yhoo.it/1SLt6zj