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4D University offers WebSTAR course

05/15, 11:58pm

4D University offers WebSTAR course

4D University announced today that it will offer a course for intermediate and advanced WebSTAR users called 'Mastering WebSTAR,' a two-day long course that will focus on performance optimization, security, extending WebSTAR, and using WebSTAR for e-commerce solutions. The course will discuss WebSTAR's SSL encryption capabilities and recommended e-commerce solutions.

Adaptec Toast 4.1 Deluxe Updater available

05/15, 11:47pm

Adaptec Toast 4.1 Deluxe Updater available

Adaptec's Toast 4.1 (OEM and Deluxe versions) offer "many bug fixes, MacOS 9 compatibility, improved USB functionality, support for many FireWire enabled CD Recorders and improved on the fly MP3 decoding." (English, German, and French versions available.)

AMP Radio 1.6.5 new version of MP3 player

05/15, 11:42pm

AMP Radio 1.6.5 new version of MP3 player

Subband's AMP Radio 1.6.5 has updated its popular Internet Radio/MP3 Player to include 10 Band Equalizer, Playlist Menu, and fixes a few bugs. Subband has released AMP Radio plugins SDK to allow third party programmers to create input plugins (to support new audio formats), DSP plugins (sound processing/FX) and output plugins(AIFF Writer, etc.)

Notes from WWDC Jobs Keynote

05/15, 7:28pm

Notes from WWDC Jobs Keynote

We have moved our notes from Steve Jobs' WWDC keynote to a separate page. Highlights include WebObjects, QuickTime, Mac OS X Final delay, OS X DP4, Maya for Mac OS X, and more.

Drive10 is new Mac OS X utility

05/15, 5:26pm

Drive10 is new Mac OS X utility

Micromat, creators of the popular TechTool line of utilities, today announced Drive10, the first Mac OS X disk utility. The utility is based on TechTool Pro but represents a completely new product, offering advanced disk repair and recovery while providing automatic, regular backups of important volume structure data.

MS demos Carbonized version of IE 5 for Mac

05/15, 5:24pm

MS demos Carbonized version of IE 5 for Mac

During today's WWDC keynote, Microsoft will demonstrate Internet Explorer for Mac OS X, highlighting several cutting-edge, features that take full advantage of the new operating system. More details on IE for Mac OS X will be provided at Apple's Hot News and Microsoft's MacTopia site later today.

X Windows running on Darwin 1.0

05/15, 5:21pm

X Windows running on Darwin 1.0

At WWDC today, Apple demonstrated a version of X Windows runnings on top of Darwin 1.0, Apple's open-source, operating system core for Mac OS X. The significance of this is that bringing X Windows/Linux applications to Mac OS X should be a far easier task now.

QuickTime developer changes from Apple

05/15, 5:20pm

QuickTime developer changes from Apple

Apple has changed the requirements that developers must meet in order to qualify as a QuickTime developer; now any developer, regardless of level, can register online to become a QuickTime developer free of charge. Also at today's QuickTime conference, Apple demonstrated hardware that the company is working on along with Matrox and Pinnacle to deliver real-time audio and video editing, as well as PCI cards for importing DV content at speeds in excess of 130 MBps.

FirewireDirect.com begins sales

05/15, 2:18pm

FirewireDirect.com begins sales

FirewireDirect.com has begun shipping its FireWire Spark, a 1.5-inch FireWire hard drive, and FireWire interface as a conversion kit. The kits are designed for customers seeking to turn their own 2.5-inch IDE drives into external FireWire hard drives. They include five interchangeable color chips, compact powerbrick, a 1-meter FireWire cable and a software and installation package.

New networking, USB, storage product vendor

05/15, 2:17pm

New networking, USB, storage product vendor

The Macinstein Store for Macintosh storage, networking and USB products, has opened recently. The site offers "the most free Mac services on the Web," according to the company.

Mac users \"obsessed\" with the Color Classic

05/15, 2:16pm

Mac users \"obsessed\" with the Color Classic

Wired has an interesting article on Mac users obssessed with the Color Classic, including users that have hacked Power PC motherboards and the case itself to keep the compact machine competitive by today's standards.

New Cordless TrackMan Wheel announced

05/15, 2:15pm

New Cordless TrackMan Wheel announced

Logitech has introduced Cordless TrackMan Wheel. The optical tracball includes a gently curved design with a thumb-operated ball, precise cursor control, two buttons, and a scroll wheel. Available in June, the device will sell for $80 and comes bundled with WebWheel software for browsing commands.

Rune coming to Mac this fall

05/15, 2:13pm

Rune coming to Mac this fall

Rune, a 3-D action game based on Viking mythology, is coming to the Mac this fall, being ported by Westlake Interactive, according to IMG.

XML Developer Kit available from Blue World

05/15, 2:12pm

XML Developer Kit available from Blue World

Blue World Communications has released Lasso XML Developer Kit, a free development kit providing documentation, examples and templates on how to generate XML data using Lasso for both instant and custom Web publishing. Instant WML Publishing capabilities allow instant access to data retrieved from wireless devices via WAP and WML.

Umax to bundle ScanSoft software

05/15, 1:10pm

Umax to bundle ScanSoft software

ScanSoft, makers of digital-imaging software, and UMAX Technologies, makers of scanners, have recently entered into an OEM agreement. The agreement provides UMAX with rights to bundle ScanSoft's OmniPage® Limited Edition OCR software with its flatbed scanners, including UMAX Astra, Mirage and PowerLook models. Users of OmniPage LE are eligible for an inexpensive upgrade to the full-featured OmniPage Pro version.

KeeBoo 2.1 asset manager updated

05/15, 1:08pm

KeeBoo 2.1 asset manager updated

KeeBoo Corp. has released KeeBoo 2.1, an update to the free software for managing, enhancing and sharing digital content from a variety of sources. The update allows users to publish virtual books instantly and to save their Web books in Zip format for sharing with Macintosh users. However, the software is still only downloadable on the Windows platform.

PrintCafe launched at DRUPA show

05/15, 1:07pm

PrintCafe launched at DRUPA show

PrintCafe Europe is being officially launched at DRUPA this week. PrintCafe offers Internet-based e-commerce and supply-chain products for the printing and publishing industries.

Streaming QuickTime Seminar scheduled

05/15, 1:07pm

Streaming QuickTime Seminar scheduled

Sorenson Services and Future Media Concepts are hosting a QuickTime one-day, fee-based seminar, providing and overview and demonstration of the technologies used to produce, encode and deliver streamed content on the Web. The seminar is scheduled for May 30 in New York City; June 13 in Reston, Va.; and June 15 in Boston. The $250 fee includes a light breakfast and lunch.

May 15 News Recap from MacNN.com

05/15, 1:03pm

May 15 News Recap from MacNN.com

Over the weekend we noted the release of NewZilla, an unofficial Netscape 6 and Mozilla FAQ; Joliet Volume Access 1.1; PlayerPRO 5.6; and Apple's Multimedia Update 1.0, which is still only available via the Software Update control panel.

Adobe takes LiveMotion 1.0 preorders

05/15, 11:01am

Adobe takes LiveMotion 1.0 preorders

Adobe is now taking orders for LiveMotion at its online store for the introductory price of $299, a savings of $100 off the retail price. FlashKiller.com, however, continues to offer the title for $271.95 with free shipping. LiveMotion is expected to ship later this month.

LiveMotion at Adobe Store

05/15, 11:00am

LiveMotion at Adobe Store

Adobe is now taking orders for LiveMotion at its online store for the introductory price of $299, a savings of $100 off the retail price. FlashKiller.com, however, continues to offer the title for $271.95 with free shipping. LiveMotion is expected to ship later this month.

Apple dropped from Goldman Sachs

05/15, 10:50am

Apple dropped from Goldman Sachs

Apple, whose stock is down more than 6 percent today, was one of several personal computer manufacturers taken off Goldman Sachs 'Recommended List' because analyst Rick Schutte left the firm. This is company policy for Goldman Sachs, which said that it is not necessarily representative of how the firm views those stocks.

FUNDimensions 3.1 fundraising software

05/15, 10:39am

FUNDimensions 3.1 fundraising software

FUNDimensions 3.1 offers new graphs for analysis of individual donor interests, new commands for better productivity, and compatibility with international currency listings.

Sonnet reduces prices on G3, G4 upgrades

05/15, 10:20am

Sonnet reduces prices on G3, G4 upgrades

Sonnet has dropped the prices on its Crescendo G3 and G4 processor upgrade lines. Upgrades for NuBus based machines now start at $200 for a G3/250/512K and go up to $500 for a G4/360/1M. ZIF and daughtercard upgrades for PCI-based PowerMacs have also been reduced by $50 to $150.

Iomega drops price on Zip 100 MB USB

05/15, 10:15am

Iomega drops price on Zip 100 MB USB

Iomega has reduced the price of its external Zip 100 MB USB drive from $130 to $100. Media remains priced the same, at about $10 per cartridge.

Media Marketing releases imMEDIA 6.4

05/15, 10:12am

Media Marketing releases imMEDIA 6.4

Media Marketing has released imMEDIA 6.4, an automated sales presentation system. The update supports Mac OS 9 and provides more than 100 enhancements, such as reducing the log-in process to three steps and automatically downloading data and updates to software modules for a single user or for all computers on the system.

Apple offers AppleCare

05/15, 9:35am

Apple offers AppleCare

Apple is now offering AppleCare Setup Services, which provide schools with an easy and affordable way to install or upgrade Apple systems, technology and software. The services are provided by an authorized Apple Education Service Support Provider.

DRUPA 2000

05/15, 9:30am

DRUPA 2000

Apple will showcase Final Cut Pro and other technologies at DRUPA, an expo geared towards professionals in the print and media industries, which takes place in Dusseldorf, Germany from May 18-31. More than 1,800 exhibitors will be on hand, with 500,000 attendees expected.

MacBreakZ 2.4

05/15, 9:29am

MacBreakZ 2.4

Frank Reiff has posted MacBreakZ 2.4, a new version of the $25 ergonomic break reminder software that tells users when to take a break and offers tips to help prevent computer-related injuries or fatigue.

Apple posts May Memory Guide

05/15, 9:28am

Apple posts May Memory Guide

Apple recently posted the May 2000 version of its Memory Guide . The update adds memory configurations for the iBook Special Edition and the PowerBook (FireWire) to the Portables section.

StyleSpinner 1.01

05/15, 9:28am

StyleSpinner 1.01

StyleSpinner 1.01 is a bug-fix update to the helper application for creating cascading style sheets (CSS) with PageSpinner.

MP3 Alarm Clock 1.4

05/15, 9:27am

MP3 Alarm Clock 1.4

The MP3 Alarm Clock 1.4 brings a number of small features and bug fixes the application that allows up to 14 different alarms to be configured, including support for Audion MP3 files.

Today\'s Forums topics

05/15, 9:20am

Today\'s Forums topics

Topics in today's Forums include questions about a VGA monitor's synchronization, a Media Bay hard drive for 3400, a SCSI/Ethernet adapter, extending AirPort range, enhanced CD playback and software for rental-property management; and problems with a Mac Help viewer that won't launch, an iMac screen that blanks out, a Sharp SD20U video camera, an Epson 850n and network connections, PowerMail crashes, Microsoft Access file conversion and GoLive and navigation services.

New Mitsu LCD display

05/15, 8:45am

New Mitsu LCD display

Mitsubishi announced that it is now shipping the company's revolutionary LCD 580 15" display, the first such display to feature ColorView technology. Developed by Mitsubishi, ColorView offers a solution to the problem inherent in the quality of color reproduction on LCD displays. Mitsubishi claims this new technology puts the LCD 580 on par with CRT-based displays when it comes to color accuracy. The display carries a $1300 price tag.

Fatbrain.com developer article store

05/15, 8:44am

Fatbrain.com developer article store

Fatbrain.com has created Apple Developer Connection (ADV) Developer Library, an online documentation store that sells hard copies of a number of Apple developer publications. Members of the ADC receive a 10 percent discount and free expedited shipping. Free, electronic versions of the developer publications are still available from Apple.

Mindvision at WWDC

05/15, 8:43am

Mindvision at WWDC

MindVision today will release Installer VISE 7.0 for Mac, 1.0 for Mac OS X, and 3.5 for Windows at DevCentral. The company will also be giving away ten Palm IIIc's and will be throwing a party on Wednesday for attendees; a surprise announcement is also on tap.

\"Microsoft: A Proven Danger...\"

05/15, 8:40am

\"Microsoft: A Proven Danger...\"

Infowarrior.org has posted a new essay entitled "Microsoft: A Proven Danger to National Security." The 20-page document carefully supports that thesis and explains why Microsoft and other companies are supporting legislation that would ensure no burden is placed on a company when someone else exploits a security a hole in its product.

WeatherGrok 2.0

05/15, 8:39am

WeatherGrok 2.0

WeatherGrok 2.0 represents a significant update to the free software for tracking current weather conditions. The new version adds dew point, pressure, and precipitation information; metric measurements; and a variety of smaller changes.

MailCall 1.6

05/15, 8:38am

MailCall 1.6

MailCall 1.6 is a $12 utility that checks POP3 and IMAP4 mail boxes and will notify the user when new mail arrives. It is designed to allow users to continue to check for email without having to run a more resource-consuming email client; the new version adds the ability to retrieve POP3 email headers.

Weekend news

05/15, 7:00am

Weekend news

Over the weekend we noted the release of NewZilla, an unofficial Netscape 6 and Mozilla FAQ; Joliet Volume Access 1.1; PlayerPRO 5.6; and Apple's Multimedia Update 1.0, which is still only available via the Software Update control panel.

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