Apple has posted a QuickTime movie trailer for Terminal Reality\'s upcoming off-road racing title, 4x4 Evolution, which is set to be released in September 2000 for the Mac, PC and Dreamcast.
Bear Stearns analyst Andrew J Neff has reiterated his \'buy\' rating on Apple, giving a target price range of $155-$160. Apple stock opened higher this morning, and has regained much of the losses it posted yesterday.
Earthlink has announced that it will be among the first internet service providers to offer a dedicated software package for internet access on Mac OS X. The company will be working closely with Apple to offer a well-integrated package that takes full advantage of Mac OS X. No date been set for when users can expect the completed version.
Medienwerkstatt Muehlacker has released ASCon-A 2.0, which now offers 68K support. The free utility is designed for converting text between Mac OS and Windows.
Black Cat Systems has released Audiocorder 1.9.1, an update to the program that allows the Macintosh to act as a volume operated audio recorder. The update fixes a small bug that did not allow audio play-through to work on all Macintosh models.
Today, in our Forums area, readers have questions about PGP freeware and OS 9, playing CD-RWs on other systems, a network printer, Palm and Eudora and USB extension cables; and problems with an Agfa ePhoto 780c and no high-resolution, FileMaker 5 and filesharing, applets that crash Internet Explorer 5, a Pismo\'s clock and Internet Explorer 5 and fonts with CSS.
Today\'s MacDeals! include a $1200 refurbished blueberry iBook, $1 translucent A-B USB cable, free international shipping at Outpost.com until May 19, and more.
Power On Software is featuring a \"Road to Macworld\" contest and sale, with prizes that include a G4 system, a trip to Macworld New York in July, or one of 10 Palm/Handspring Visors. Additionally, purchasers of Now Up-To-Date & Contact or DiskLock receive free copies of ACTION GoMac and ACTION Menus. Both the contest and sale end July 18.
AMP Radio 1.6.5 is a new version of the $10, streaming MP3 player. The new version adds a 10 band equalizer, playlist menu, and fixes two long-standing bugs.
Yesterday we reported on several WWDC-related items, including notes from the keynote, Micromat\'s Drive10 disk utility for Mac OS X, and more. We also noted the release of Adaptec Toast 4.1, FireWire Direct\'s FireWire Spark drive, as well as price cuts to Sonnet\'s G3/G4 upgrades and a price reduction on Iomega\'s 100 MB Zip USB drive.
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Fiat Chrysler adding Siri Eyes Free
On Friday, automaker Fiat Chrysler issued a software update for selected 2013-2015 model cars to allow Siri Eyes Free, the precursor to the more fully-featured CarPlay, to be compatible with the vehicles' infotainment systems, including steering wheel control. The 2013 through 2015 model Ram 1500/2500/3500, the 2013-2015 Dodge Viper, the 2014-2015 Dodge Durango, the 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee, and the 2015 models of Dodge Challenger and Charger, Jeep Renegade, and Chrysler 200 and 300 can be upgraded through the Unconnect touchscreen, visiting the Uconnect site and entering their 17-digit Vehicle ID, then downloading the update to a USB drive. Installation can take up to 45 minutes, and can only be done while the vehicle is in park. http://bit.ly/23f0sby
Tor Myhren starts as VP of Communications
After an initial announcement in December, Apple on Friday added former Grey Group chief creative officer Tor Myhren to its leadership roster as VP of Marketing Communications, placing the well-known ad exec in charge of Apple's advertising and Internet marketing efforts, as well as having a hand in packaging design. He will report directly to CEO Tim Cook, and is replacing the retired Hiroki Asai, who left Apple after 18 years with the company. Myhren is expected to continue Apple recent push into more "lifestyle" marketing rather than product-centric ads, such as the well-remembered "I'm a Mac" campaign from last decade. http://apple.co/1Wwf0Dd
Marseilles Apple Store to open May 14
Apple has officially announced its newest retail store in France, which is to open in the southern port city of Marseilles in the Les Terrasses du Port shopping center on May 14 at 10AM local time. It will be the 19th full retail store Apple has opened in the country, or 20th if one includes the Apple Watch-only boutique at Galeries Lafayette in Paris. Apple is said to be planning a new showcase Paris store to be located on the Champs-Élysées. http://apple.co/1pP77vO
Maps adds Flyover, Suggestions locations
Apple has updated Maps to include Spotlight Suggestions for Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, allowing users to search both internally and across the web on both Mac and iOS devices for data in Spotlight. In addition, the company has added Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and Akron, Ohio to the 3D Flyover feature, offering computer-enhanced aerial views of the two areas -- and has activated real-time traffic information for Thailand, which will augment services like reminders to incorporate estimated travel times for appointments, as an example. The company recently added Nearby searches to five countries, and rolled out transit directions for Montreal in Canada and Portland, Oregon. http://apple.co/1Lh1Zel
Verizon gives last offer, issues workers ultimatum
Verizon has offered striking workers its "last, best and final offer" following 10 months of protracted negotiations with union leaders. The latest offer comes on the back of 36,000 Verizon employees taking strike action two weeks ago. The proposal includes a 7.5 percent wage rise, better benefits and voluntary retirement incentive offers. The striking workers, mainly on from its fixed line operations, have claimed that Verizon has outsourced 5,000 jobs to workers overseas and that it has been deliberately hiring low-wage, non-union contractors. Verizon recently posted revenue of $32.2 billion for the March quarter. http://cnnmon.ie/26AmwSv
CarPlay comes to Porsche 718 Cayman
Porsche has revealed that its new 718 Cayman series will be the latest vehicles in its range equipped with support for Apple CarPlay. The new Porsche models joins the recently announced 718 Boxster, the 2017 Macans and the 2016 model of the 911 in offering support for Apple's iOS in the car interface. Both are fitted standard with an eight speaker sound system and the Porsche Communications Management (PCM) system. The entry-level Cayman starts at $53,9000, while the faster S variant starts from $66,300. Although already on sale, the won't reach US dealers until late November. http://prn.to/1Tj1EW7
Macphun offers free Photos filters
Image editing software maker Macphun are offering a free set of up to 30 photo filter effects to extend the range of filter options available to users of Apple's Photos app for OS X, which replaced the previous iPhoto program. The first 15 filters are available after installing the software, and includes filters such as "Ancient Canvas" and "Twilight," while users who sign up for the Macphun newsletter will unlock the other 15 effects. The extension integrates directly into Photos, and include sliders for finer control of the effects and a masking brush. http://bit.ly/1VEgQD6