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Kodak License QuickTime for digital devices
Kodak today announced that it has licensed Apple's QuickTime technology for use in future digital devices that are currently in development. The agreement will enable Kodak to use the QuickTime format for video clips, which upcoming cameras will be able to take. [updated - story]
IBM SOI/copper due in portable this year
After introducing its first products based on the new technology yesterday, an IBM spokesperson said its silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology, which enables the production of faster chipss, "will appear in a portable device this year."
Corel Mac Development will continue
Following the breakdown of its merger plans with Inprise/Borland Corp., MacNN has learned that development of Corel's Mac applications, including those acquired earlier this year from MetaCreations, will not be affected.
iMac2Day: iMac-styled pager, LA Times, more
iMac2Day notes an iMac-styled pager from Motorola, a recent LA Times article that recounts one author's experience using the iMac DV, and a new driver for Griffin's iMate.
MacDeals: G3/G4s, CD-R(W) drives, KDS monitor
MacDeals! bargains today include special pricing on Power Mac G3 and G4 systems from Small Dog and Apple, refurbished external CD-R and CD-RW drives from MacResQ, a 21" KDS monitor for $600, and more.
InstallerVISE 7.0 available now
Installer VISE 7.0, the latest version of the software-delivery software, is now shipping. The update adds support for eSellerate, the e-commerce system from MindVision; Mac OS X; and multiple installer options.
New digital imaging systems from Ricoh
Ricoh has introduced the Aficio 551 and 700 digital imaging systems for the networked environment. Features of both include the ability to scan up to eight jobs into memory, total capacity of 7,750 sheets of paper, 2,400x600 dpi and secure printing by using passwords. The Aficio 551, priced at $20,500, prints at speeds up to 51 ppm, while the 700, priced at $26,500, prints at up to 70 ppm. [site not updated]
Cinemac 1.5.6 adds Director 8 support
MacSourcery, makers of screen-saver software, has released Cinemac for Director 1.5.6, which adds support for Macromedia's Director 8 Shockwave Studio. The software, which supports both Windows and Macintosh, converts Director files into screen savers in less than a minute. New users can purchase it for $300.
Classic Menu for OS X adds Apple menu
Sig Software's Classic Menu for OS X 1.0 adds the classic Apple menu to Mac OS X. "Put aliases of your favorite items in the Classic Menu Items folder, and they will appear in a menu in the menu bar."
iOrganize 2.1 adds find to NotePad utiltiy
Bruno Blondeau has posted iOrganize 2.1, an update to the $15 NotePad enhancement. The update adds a more powerful Find command, corrects the background color on the NotePad to be Appearance compliant and adds the ability to navigate using the keyboard in NotePad.
PhotoCat 3.0 offers catalogging features
The $25 shareware PhotoCat 3.0 allows you to build catalogs of pictures using flexible filter options, index records, distribute slide shows and catalogs using PhotoCat Player, and automatically build web sites or FileMaker databases from catalogs. It is compatible with all QuickTime-compatible file formats.
Ethernet 1.0 only for slot-loading iMacs
Kyle Dixon pointed us to a note from an Apple representative on Apple Tech Exchange, which says that the recent Ethernet 1.0 update only applies to slot-loading iMacs:
"The Ethernet Update 1.0 only applies to iMac (Slot Loading). We apologize for any inconvenience. A Tech Info Library article is in the works. The Software Downloads Web site will be update as well."
[Apple's recently modified or created TIL aricles page has yet to be restored after Apple pulled the page more than a month ago and later promised the functionality would be restored.]
Apple No. 2 hardware Website on Web
PC Data reports that Apple.com is back in second place for hardware sites most visited for the week ended May 20. It had 1.4 percent market share. Compaq.com was again No. 1 with 1.7 percent market share and Dell.com was No. 3 with 1.1 percent of the market share.
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