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eMerge at half price
Galleon Software is offering eMerge, its bulk e-mail software, at half price for the entire month of Decembera savings of $50 off the regular price. In partnership with MuseArts, Galleon is also offering a new collection of free HTML greeting cards.
Evening tech news 12/11/00
Evening tech news: The eBusiness Conference and Expo takes place in New York starting tomorrow; 3Com Corp. and Broadcom Corp. have formed an alliance to develop ultra-fast corporate computer networks; and shares of Yahoo! have tumbled another 5 percent on analysts' warnings that the company will not live up to financial expectations.
The Digital Universe updated
The Digital Universe 2.11, a $100 astronomical simulator, is now available to registered owners. This release adds the ability to save and load Scene files and more.
MacAddict\'s Jan. 2001 CD infected
MacAddict informs us that the CD accompanying the latest, January 2001 disc, contains the nVIR-A virus. The dated virus doesn't pose a threat to Mac OS 8/9 systems, however.
Business Week: Apple\'s challenge is daunting
Business Week takes a look at Apple's latest financial turmoils with an attitude reminiscent of 1996. "Steve Jobs has no white rabbits left in his hat. Apple appears to be facing a dead end in its business growth, the victim of mismanagement and unmitigated hubris." Readers should note that the article contains several inaccuracies, including comparing in price Apple's Power Mac G4/500MP with Cinema Display to a single-processor 700 MHz Gateway with a CRT, and noting that IBM is to blame for the PowerPC chip, incorrectly stating that the company has stopped spending money on development (also, Motorola, not IBM, is responsible for G4 chip development).
FILTERiT updater available
CValley has posted FILTERiT 3.0.2 r2, , an update to its plug-in for Adobe Illustrator that includes 82 real-time effects. The new version fully adapts to some of the new features in 9; and fixes bugs in Live Border, Live Shadow and Fade Tool.
Review: 4x4 Evolution
We have published a review of 4x4 Evolution, the offroading racing game for the Mac, PC and Dreamcast from Terminal Reality and Gathering of Developers.
Games: Sin Gold now shipping, more...
games.macnn.com has news that Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear for the Mac has reached golden master status and is expected to begin shipping in January. The site also received reports over the weekend that Sin: Gold for the Mac is now appearing on store shelves. Additionally, the site has announced the two big winners in the 30-Day Games Giveaway and offers information on three significant new mod releases for Quake III: Arena. [updated]
Project Delphis uses Macs
Apple has an article about Project Delphis, whose goal is "to plumb the dolphin's complex aquatic mind. The project's Dr. Ken Marten uses Macintosh systems to help in the effort.
Uni Software updates Easy Beat
Uni Software Plus has recently posted Easy Beat 1.2.1, a maintenance update to its $90 application for composing, viewing and printing music.
REAL Software posts REALbasic 3.0a14
REAL Software has posted REALbasic 3.0a14, a new pre-release version of the application development environment for OS 9 and OS X.
Deadline for Cubies now Dec. 22
The deadline for REAL Software's Cubie awards, which recognize the best products Made with REALbasic in six categories, has been extended to Dec. 22. Winners will be announced at Mac World Expo in San Francisco in January.
Morning tech news 12/11/00
Morning tech news: Wyse Technology, a manufacturer of "thin clients," has acquired Netier Technologies, a software company; and a Gateway shareholder has filed a lawsuit against the company alleging it misled investors in the fall about financial statements.
Adobe announces Premiere 6.0
Adobe today announced Premiere 6.0, a major upgrade to its digital video editing software. The new version offers built-in support for a "large selection" of DV devices, an improved user interface, new editing tools, and the ability to export video in RealMedia, WindowsMedia, and QuickTime formats. There is also a new storyboard window, audio mixer, and several new filters, including 25 from the company's high-end After Effects product. The $550 title will ship in the first quarter of 2001. Users of a previous version can upgrade for $150, while Premiere LE owners can upgrade for $200. International English, French, German and Japanese versions are expected to ship within the first 90 days of the initial release.
The Woz to be featured on A&E
This Wednesday, Alain Pardis notes that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will appear on A&E's Biography segment as part of the show's "High-Tech Billionaires Week."
RealNetworks introduces RealSystem iQ
RealNetworks has introduced RealSystem iQ, a foundational architecture for digital media delivery that aims to increase the reliability of Webcasts, scales to audience size, and provides flexibility and cost-effectiveness for media delivery network deployments.
Apple Store offers more coupons
Several readers note that Apple has begun offering $25-off-$250 coupons to individuals who have registered at the Apple Store, even if they have never made a purchase. On Thursday we noted that Apple gave $150 coupons to many users who have made purchases in the last year, as part of the Apple Store's third birthday celebration. Like the $150 coupon, the $25 coupon expires December 19.
FileMaker Mobile ships for Palm OS
FileMaker has begun shipping FileMaker Mobile Companion for Palm OS. The $50 software allows users to synchronize data between FileMaker Pro 5.0v3 databases and Palm OS-based handhelds. The software requires Palm OS 3.1 or later.
Excite\'s FreeLane 2.0 axes Mac support
FreeLane, the free ISP from Excite, has released version 2.0, which uses a new provider following the demise of 1stUp.com. In doing so, Mac support has been discontinued: "Due to circumstances beyond our control we regret to inform you that we are no longer able to support Macintosh users and subscribers dialing in from Canada. We sincerely regret this new development."
MacCards returns for one month only
MacCards, the e-greeting site that eariler this year found itself embroiled in a legal dispute that resulted in the site being taken down, will re-launch today with its "Just think." cards. The site will only be up for the month of December, as creator Simon Jones explains: "I loved creating the cards for the old site and with all this legal red tape I can't ever really do that again. The site will return for one month as my way of saying thanks to everyone who has emailed me through the year with words of support and encouragement."
Enhancement Pack for AW 1.2 adds features
Enhancement Pack for AppleWorks 1.2 adds even more features to the $20 shareware product for improving Apple's office suite.
ImageBuddy 1.1.0 posted
ImageBuddy 1.1.0 adds several new features and bug-fixes to the $15 shareware application for manipulating and printing photos.
Early morning tech news: 12/11/00
Early morning tech news: Carlton Communications has sold its Technicolor film and video processing division to Thomson Multimedia for $2.065 billion; Brazil has suspended its tax-breaks for high-tech companies, which could mean as much as 20 percent increases in the prices of such products in that country; Bill Gates has donated $8.8 million to the International Planned Parenthood Federation; and Intel says it will have no problem adhering to Moore's Law for at least another decade, effecively making computing ten times faster than today.
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