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Default Folder 3.0.8 posted
Default Folder 3.0.8 is a maintence update to St. Clair Software's $25 shareware utility for enhancing Open and Save dialog boxes. The new version allows the software to function correctly in the Classic environment under Mac OS X, among various other enhancements and fixes.
TitleTrack Jukebox 2.0 available soon
RiverSong InterActive will soon release TitleTrack Jukebox 2.0, a hardware and software solution for controlling an entire home entertainment system from a Macintosh computer. This free upgrade will add the ability to control any device that has a remote control, will play MP3 and other sound files and will generate reports. New users can purchase the software for $290.
BNSF/MacOS 2.1 carbonized
Richard Bannister has posted BNSF/MacOS 2.1, an application for playing audio files from NES ROMs. The software runs natively under Mac OS X.
Apple Store celebrates third birthday
As noted earlier today, Apple is offering Apple Store customers $150 off their next order, in celebration of the Apple Store's third birthday. The offer expires December 19 and is being mailed directly to customers. It's unclear if all customers will get the coupon or not.
Mozilla 0.6 posted
Mozilla 0.6 is the latest milestone build of the open-source Netscape Communicator-based browser.
Newer drops price on 6100 upgrade
Newer Technology today reduced the price of its 300 MHz G3 upgrade for Power Mac 6100 systems to $180, making it the most affordable upgrade of its kind. The upgrade is also compatible with all Perfoma 61xx systems.
Apple Store pushes to move inventory
Following our note yesterday regarding $1300 refurbished G4 Cubes at the Apple Store, several readers point out that Apple is now offering new G4 Cubes for $1350 to educational customers. Educational customers can also purchase the G4 Cube and 17" Display for $1820, or the G4 Cube with 15" Display for $2290. Premiere Apple Developers can also purchase new G4 Cubes for $1300, with a 17" display for $1650, or with a 15" display for $2000. Also, one reader who makes several purchases at the Apple Store reports receiving a $150 "thank you" gift certificate good for a short period of time.
MP3 Strip 1.0 released
Kanex Group has introduced MP3 Strip, a $15 fully-functional MP3 control strip module. Using it does not require any other program to be running. Additional features include automatic album list collection; hierarchical menu in the album list; and sorting by album, artist or folder name.
QuickDNS Pro 3.0 now available
Men & Mice has released QuickDNS Pro 3.0, a DNS server and DNS management system for Mac OS. The update offers numerous automated features, including remote administration, streamlined user interface and improved assistants. The full version is $350; the update is $130 through December. The upgrade includes a free upgrade to the Mac OS X version to be released early next year. The upgrade is normally $150.
Games: Holiday Buying Guide 2000
games.macnn.com has published the MacNN Holiday Game Buyer's Guide 2000, the complete guide to the season's hottest Mac games and hardware. In addition, the site has news on the release of a Mac demo for Rune, the third-person 3D action game that uses the Unreal Tournament engine.
PDF StartUp 2.0 posted
J2S has posted PDF StartUp 2.0, a $550 commercial application for automatically opening PDF documents on CD-ROMs. This version can be used to display a start-up screen, makes sure the "Search" plug-in is installed and supports nine languages.
Uni posts PopChar Pro 1.3.1
Uni Software Plus has posted PopChar Pro 1.3.1, a maintenance update to the control panel that allows for easy typing of obscure characters.
VST introduces FireRAID
VST has introduced FireRAID, the first utility that allows FireWire drives to be configured in a RAID configuartion. The software works only with VST's drives, tool for storing and accessing data quickly and securely. It configures multiple VST FireWire hard drives, and sells for $110. Discounts are available if your purchase the software with VST drives.
Xicons posts new icon set
Buffalo announces wireless print server
Buffalo Technology has introduced LPV-WL11, a wireless print server, the latest component of its 802.11 AirStation wireless networking family of products. It supports the Windows, Macintosh and UNIX operating systems and the TCP/IP, NetBEUI, NetWare and AppleTalk protocols.
Email Merge 1.9.5 posted
Sig Software has posted Email Merge 1.9.5, a $30 program for creating mailings of individualized e-mail messages. This version adds support for Microsoft Entourage and for sending attachments with PowerMail.
URL Access 2.1 posted
Apple has posted the English-North American version of URL Access 2.1 for Mac OS 9.0.4, which provides improved access to secure sites that are either new or current sites using new certificates. The softwar has been available via Apple's Software Update control panel for some time.
Apple posts QT 5.0 Preview 2
Apple has posted QuickTime 5.0 Public Preview 2, "incorporating a number of enhancements suggested by thousands of [Public Preview 1] users." A Windows version is now available as well.
Macs play football
Pittsburg State University's football team relies on PowerBooks to improve its game. The team uses cut-ups, video clips that document specific plays on the field, and a mobile editing system based on PowerBook G3 laptops to create desktop highlights on the road.
Tina Turner\'s crew relies on Macs
Tina Turner's backstage crew depends on Macintosh systems to drive "one of the most exciting stage shows in the biz today."
Early morning tech news 12/7
Morning tech news: Motorola has issued an earnings warning, sending shares down as much as 20 percent in pre-open trading; Ken Barber, a key executive at AltaVista, will retire at the end of the year; and IDC says that shipment of computers worldwide will still grow about 20 percent this quarter over the same period last year.
Yesterday: analysts on Apple, OS X release...
Yesterday we noted several analyst downgrades on Apple, Xtrem's plan to ship its 1200 MHz G4 by the end of January, Mac OS X's possible February 24 release date, and Jim Matthews' (author of the Mac FTP-client Fetch) $500,000 win on Who Wants to be a Millionaire.
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