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ImageBuddy v1.03 released
KepMad Systems today released ImageBuddy v1.03, a $15 shareware utility that can create contact sheets for printing as well as rotate, resize, crop, mask and layout your digital photos. [3.7MB] [price and link updated]
Acrobat Reader Plugin looses some functionali
PowerMac G4 rebates offered
In a continued effort to clear out inventory, Dewey Maxwell noticed that Apple has added yet another promotion at the Apple Store. Users who purchase a Power Mac G4/450 receive a $300 mail-in rebate, while those who purchase a G4/500 receive a $500 rebate. The offer is good until the end of the year.
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Yesterday we noted Newer's Holiday Sale (and public beta of OS X drivers), Intech's CD/DVD SpeedTools 5.5, and price reductions for Apple Education customers (as well as 2.9% offer for education leases), as well important TILs about crashes with any Carbon application, low-power mode with the ATI Rage 128 PCI card option, and routine DHCP polling under Mac OS 8.6.
SmoothType 2.2.2 released
Greg Landweber has released SmoothType 2.2.2, an update to his $10 shareware control panel that brings Mac OS X style font smoothing to Macs running System 7 through Mac OS 9; version 2.2.2 improves the appearance of bold text in fonts without a bold variant, as well as fixing text drawing problems with Adobe PageMaker, Equation Editor, and MathType. [104KB]
NY Times mentions Apple
A recent New York Times articled compared select computer offerings from IBM, Dell, and Apple: "While the Apple G4 Cube is a functional objet d'art with serious computing power, the [IBM's] NetVista X40i is more of an unobtrusive desktop machine. It stands out because of its black finish, condensed design and flat- panel screen, but it is not the thing of beauty that the Cube is."
Recent Top Stories
Over the past week we've noted important releaes such as Adaptec Toast 4.1.2, Apple's new manufacturing plant, shipment of PowerLogix's 500-MHz Blue Chip G3 upgrade, Documents To Go 3.0 Professional Edition, MYOB's new AccountEdge 1.0, HP's new LaserPrinters, Palm OS 3.5, SuSE Linux 7.0 PowerPC Edition, Nvidia's Geforce2go for Macs, and Macromedia's Dreamweaver 4, UltraDev 4, and Fireworks 4.
Levinson buys stock in Apple
The newest member of Apple's Board of Directors, Dr. Arthur Levinson, recently purchased a stake in the company, according to a Macworld UK report early this week. Filings from the Securities and Exchange Commission show that Levinson bought 80,600 shares in Apple, or approximately $1.55 million (estimated from market value at the time). Dr. Levinson is chair and CEO of biotech company Genentech and joined the Apple board in August, replacing retiring board member Edgar S. Woolard Jr. Levinson's presence on the board and strong support of the company (he filmed a testimonial praising the G4 Cube prior to joining Apple) is expected to help strengthen Apple's already-high marketshare in the scientific and high-end educational market.
More on Apple\'s retail store
Reuters reports that Apple's retail store, planned for Palo Alto, CA, may open as early as April of next year, noting that Apple had "applied for approval to modify a downtown building into a 6,581 square foot retail store."
RB App Type 1.0 released
RB App Type 1.0 is a freeware developer utility to help build system extensions, control panels and background apps with REALbasic.
Apple\'s Power Mac G4 Cube named Product of t
Apple's Power Mac G4 Cube has been named Product of the Year by Home Office Computing magazine. Apple products also took home three silver medals: PowerBook G3 (Deluxe Notebook), 15" Studio Display (LCD Monitor), AirPort (Home Network).
iSee 1.8 released
iSee 1.8 allows users to preview images directly in the Finder. The new version includes bug fixes and adds the ability to open and lock iSee windows, allowing users to work in the Finder without loosing the iSee window. [740KB]
CDR 2100FXZ CD-RW now shipping
Travis Wright was informed by Yamaha technical support that the company is now shipping its CDR 2100FXZ CD-RW, which features a 16x/10x/40x mechanism as well as an 8 MB memory buffer, used to prevent errors when burning CDs. The drive is presently the fastest available on the market. [updated specs; site not updated]
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