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SETI@home 3.0.3 posted
Berkeley has posted SETI@home 3.0.3 for Mac OS 8/9. Changes are detailed here, and include adding a new scientific calculation as well as bug fixes. There is no mention as to when the 3.0.3 version for Mac OS X will be released. (Join Team MacNNour SETI@home teamand show your support!)
Office Manager 9 posted
Microsoft has released Office Manager 9.0, a freeware utility that allows for Office components to be launched from the from the menu bar.
Chicago Sun Times reviews G4 Cube
The Chicago Sun Times has a positive review of the G4 Cube. "Three weeks with the Macintosh G4 Cube in my office, and I'm still blown away by its appearance. When paired with its companion Studio Display and clear keyboard and mouse, you've got the sort of computer you'd see in a commercial for breath mints."
Business Week: Jobs, Apple will survive
Just days after Business Week published a scathingand somewhat inaccuratereview of Apple's current situation, a Business Week article today explains that CEO Steve Jobs will be able to get Apple through its recent troubles. "What really counts here is Jobs's ability to stay nimble, changing direction quickly with the market. Nimble companies survive difficult times. After that, success is pretty much up to the company's customers."
Games: editorial, Sim Theme Park ships, more
games.macnn.com has published an editorial that discusses the lack of realistic blood and gore in action games and the impact it has on such titles. In addition, the site has news that Sim Theme Park for the Mac begins shipping today in the U.S. while Heroes III Complete for the Mac is currently in duplication and expected to be released by The 3DO Company on December 19.
MacInvoice 1.0 released
MacInvoice 1.0 is a new billing application targeted at small-to-medium sized business. Among its features is support for email billing, reminders, report creation, and expense tracking. The $40 shareware title has a 10-day evaluation period.
.mail.it 1.0 for Mac released
.mail.it for Mac is a FileMaker Pro plug-in that allows users to add full email functionality to any FileMaker database. The software offers support for many features found in email clients, including the ability to send and receive attachments, multiple account management, and full HTML support. A trial version of the $59 plug-in is available. Discounts are available for multiple licenses.
Son of Evangelist mailing list launched
Son of EvangeList is a new discussion list for Mac users. "All replies are sent back to everyone on the list promoting free discussion. The lax moderation can lead to heated debates with just enough moderation to keep it rated kid safe."
Extension Overload 5.6 posted
Extension Overload 5.6 adds information for more than 100 new extensions, control panels, control strip modules, and contextual menu items, bringing the total up to more than 4,100. The $20 application also now features a companion control strip module, and several other new features.
Interarchy 4.0 released
Stairways Software has posted Interarchy 4.0, a new version of the popular Internet multi-tool best known for its $35 FTP capabilities. The new version features a revamped interface and several new features (which are not yet explicitly documented). Upgrades are $10.
QuicKeys 5.0 plug-in suite released
CE Software has released QuicKeys 5.0 plug-in suite for its automation utility. The suite includes four new plug-ins, including: spell checking, compression, and dispense text, which copies and pastes the content of multiple text fields without repeatedly switching between applications. The suite costs $15 and is available to all registered 5.0 users.
Novatel announces PC card for Ricochet
Novatel Wireless today announced Merlin for Ricochet, the first PCMCIA card for accessing Metricom's Ricochet 128 Kbps wireless network. The $480 Type II card allows users to access the Ricochet network, which is currently available in ten metropolitan areas. Readers should note the price of the card varies significantly with promotions. [updated]
Party list for Macworld SF posted
Ilene Hofffman has posted the Hess Memorial Macworld Events/Party list for Macworld San Francisco. "Anyone who hosts an event or knows of an event is requested to please let me know, so that it can make the list."
MacDesktops: 14 new pictures this past week
MacDesktops, which recently added a plethora of customizable options, added 14 new pictures this past week, including: American Beauty (Movies), Glow (Landscapes), Matrix wall (Landscapes), Natalie Portman (Portraits), and PowerBook G3 composite.
Macs in space
Apple has posted a story on independent research scientist Andrew Santangelo, who uses Macintosh hardware -- Power Mac G4, iMac and iBook -- in his work as an aerospace contractor researching, designing and developing tether-based technologies for space exploration.
OmegaWindow+ 1.3 posted
OmegaWindow+ 1.3 adds several features to the $25 utility that allows users to resize and manage windows from their keyboard.
VolumeRocker 1.5 posted
VolumeRocker 1.5 is a $5 alternative control strip module for adjusting your Mac's volume using a rocker-like switch. This version adds more customizable options.
Font-a-Log 1.0 now available
The Mac-Stacks Emporium has released Font-a-log 1.0, a free font cataloging utility.
Early morning tech news 12/13/00
Early morning tech news: Microsoft has agreed to pay $96.8 million to former temporary workers who sued for benefits; Ask Jeeves has laid off 25 percent of its work force; and Acer has reduced the number of its overseas manufacturing plants to 12 from more than 20.
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