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Born Again 1.1
Born Again 1.1 is a $25 utility that allows Mac OS 8.1 to be installed on certain 68030 that normally are unable to use the OS. The new version revises the differences between paid an trial modes, allowing users to demo the software for 30-days, instead of the previous three-usage limit. The trial mode can be downloaded by sending an email to the author.
Apple trading at lowest level in 2 years
Shares of Apple closed at $16.50 today, their lowest level in two years. The computer sector was hit hard by an earnings warning from Gateway that sent the PC maker's shares plummeting 35 percent. Dell and Microsoft both lost nearly 12 percent, while AMD and Intel gave up about 10 percent.
BLOL auctions off inventory
Bottom Line Distribution, the Mac reseller that mysteriously closed up shop in late September, has begun auctioning off inventory on eBay. The company plans on adding 25-50 items each day, most of which start at $1.
WWDC Conference sessions on DVD
Apple has made available the WWDC 2000 Conference Sessions on a five-volume, DVD-ROM set to ADC members. It contains more than 80 hours of selected sessions from Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference held May 15 - May 19, 2000 in San Jose, Calif. The cost is $250 to ADC Online members; $150 to ADC Premier, Select and Student members; and $100 to WWDC 2000 Attendees.
printCafe announces Connect 2001
printCafe has announced Connect 2001, the company's user group conference, is set for Wednesday, June 13 through Saturday, June 16, at the Walt Disney Dolphin Hotel in Orlando, Fla. printCafe provides print-management software and e-commerce application for the printing and publishing industries.
Genealogy.com adds 7 new titles to site
Genealogy.com has added seven new titles to its Internet Family Archives collection, expanding available names and information by more than 10 million. All seven can be viewed by both PC and Macintosh computers. The titles include New York, 1900; Kentucky, 1900; and Virginia Colonial census records. Pricing for each title ranges between $30 and $60.
Italian Words and Phrases 1.0 posted
Italian Words and Phrases 1.0 posted One App Software has posted Italian Words and Phrases 1.0, a language-learning application for the Macintosh, complete with dictionary, grammatical notes, a phrase book and a business dictionary.
RecoSoft has posted WebShocker 2.2, a significant update to its $50 Web animation production tool. The new version utilizes the company's Smart Color Technology that accurately remaps colors when saving a 16- or 24-bit animation as a GIF. A variety of other enhancements are also included, including Multiple Users support.
Belkin\'s FireWire PCMCIA card
Belkin today announced a two-port PCMCIA FireWire card for PowerBook owners. The Mac version of the $100 Cardbus card will ship in December and will include Strata VideoShop 4.5.1. Also arriving in December from Belkin will be a $110 FireWire/USB PCI card, as well as an $80 two-port USB-to-serial adapter.
Today's bargains at DealNN include a refurbished iMac G3/400 for $1,000 with free overnight shipping, iMac DV Indigo and an Epson 777 for $960, and Connectix Virtual PC 3.0 Windows 98 for $155.
Extensis half-off sale
Extensis is currently running a half-off promotion for all of its Photoshop and QuarkXPress tools, including Mask Pro 2.0 (now $100), PhotoTools 3.0 (now $75), and Intellihance Pro 4.0 (now $100). The special pricing expires December 18.
AOL introduces two-way pager
America Online today unveiled a two-way pager that allows members to both check and send email as well as exchange instant messages with AOL/AIM users. The $330 device features a form factor similar to typical two-way pagers; the service costs $20 per month and uses Bell South;'s networks.
Intego's VirusBarrier 1.1 adds support for 60 new viruses, the ability to scan compressed files, a turbo mode for faster scans, contextual menu support, and more.
iREZ Kritter auctions
Interesting topics in our forums including a discussion on the merits of the G4 Cube over the G4 Tower; playing DVDs with 64 MB of RAM; the value and need for consumer, software firewalls; difficulties connecting to AIM for users of certain ISPs; and problems connecting a Kodak DC290 camera to a Mac.
Afternoon tech news
Afternoon tech news: DoCoMo has purchased a $9.8 billion stake in AT&T Wireless; a consumer-targeted lie detector that interfaces with cell phones, PDAs, and other devices was put to the test in the presidential debate; and Compaq and Disney have agreed to a $100 million deal that will have Compaq advertising on Disney's sites, and Disney purchasing Compaq hardware.
Sony intros 9.1 GB MO drive
Sony today announced its next-generation, 5.25-inch, 9.1 GB magneto-optical drive. The SCSI-2 drive, which supports media capacities nearly twice that of its predecessor, will ship next month in internal and external configurations from Sony for $2,600 and $2,850, respectively. The drive supports both 8.6 GB and 9.1 GB media, as well as older MO media.
During the past week, MacDesktops has posted 14 new photos, including Being Green (iMac), Fight Club (Movies), Natalie Mendoza (Portraits), Think Sock (Miscellaneous), and Under the Sea 3 (Fauna).
WaterRace goes GM
French Touch today announced that WaterRace, its 3D boat racing game, has gone gold and should be ready for shipping in early December. The game can be per-ordered for $27, 18 percent off the regular price, from now until it ships. We posted a preview of WaterRace back in September. (more gaming news at games.macnn.com)
Adaptec recently announced the FireConnect 4300, a $94 3-port FireWire PCI card. The Mac-compatible card ships with VideoWave 4 DV for Windows, but no Mac software.
Early morning tech news
Morning tech news: RealNetworks' COO Thomas Frank has resigned; Lernout & Hauspie, the parent of Dictophone and Dragon Systems, has filed for bankruptcy protection; hackers have used a loophole in AIM's signup process to hijack accounts; NEC is recalling about 300 Transmeta-based notebook computers sold in Japan because of a manufacturing flaw with a batch of chips; and Ricoh has acquired Lanier Worldwide for $260 million.
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