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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Cirrus creates Lightning-headphone dev kit
Apple supplier Cirrus Logic has introduced a MFi-compliant new development kit for companies interested in using Cirrus' chips to create Lightning-based headphones, which -- regardless of whether rumors about Apple dropping the analog headphone jack in its iPhone this fall -- can offer advantages to music-loving iOS device users. The kit mentions some of the advantages of an all-digital headset or headphone connector, including higher-bitrate support, a more customizable experience, and support for power and data transfer into headphone hardware. Several companies already make Lightning headphones, and Apple has supported the concept since June 2014. http://bit.ly/29giiZj
Apple Store app offers Procreate Pocket
The Apple Store app for iPhone, which periodically rewards users with free app gifts, is now offering the iPhone "Pocket" version of drawing app Procreate for those who have the free Apple Store app until July 28. Users who have redeemed the offer by navigating to the "Stores" tab of the app and swiping past the "iPhone Upgrade Program" banner to the "Procreate" banner have noted that only the limited Pocket (iPhone) version of the app is available free, even if the Apple Store app is installed and the offer redeemed on an iPad. The Pocket version currently sells for $3 on the iOS App Store. [32.4MB]
Porsche adds CarPlay to 2017 Panamera
Porsche has added a fifth model of vehicle to its CarPlay-supported lineup, announcing that the 2017 Panamera -- which will arrive in the US in January -- will include Apple's infotainment technology, and be seen on a giant 12.3-inch touchscreen as part of an all-new Porsche Communication Management system. The luxury sedan starts at $99,900 for the 4S model, and scales up to the Panamera Turbo, which sells for $146,900. Other vehicles that currently support CarPlay include the 2016 911 and the 2017 models of Macan, 718 Boxster, and 718 Cayman. The company did not mention support for Google's corresponding Android Auto in its announcement. http://bit.ly/295ZQ94
Apple employees testing wheelchair features
New features included in the forthcoming watchOS 3 are being tested by Apple retail store employees, including a new activity-tracking feature that has been designed with wheelchair users in mind. The move is slightly unusual in that, while retail employees have previously been used to test pre-release versions of OS X and iOS, this marks the first time they've been included in the otherwise developer-only watchOS betas. The company is said to have gone to great lengths to modify the activity tracker for wheelchair users, including changing the "time to stand" notification to "time to roll" and including two wheelchair-centric workout apps. http://bit.ly/2955JDa
SanDisk reveals two 256GB microSDXC cards
SanDisk has introduced two 256GB microSDXC cards. Arriving in August for $150, the Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Premium Edition card offers transfer speeds of up to 95MB/s for reading data. The Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card can read at a fast 100MB/s and write at up to 90MB/s, and will be shipping sometime in the fourth quarter for $200. http://bit.ly/294Q1If
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