AppleInsider has posted an article about the rumored PowerBook G4 expected at Macworld Expo in a few weeks and an article detailing a possible update to Mac OS X Server.
Bowling Green University will be giving 150 iBooks to incoming freshman for free next semester, as part of a program that will focus on freshmen who have not decided on a major or whose standardized test scores were below average.
games.macnn.com has posted Kitty\'s Adventures in The Sims Volume 1, the debut edition of a new weekly feature at the site which tells the stories of The Sims while also offering downloadable extras for owners of the game.
Essentrix today released Trade Assist 2.0, a $25 stock trading and investment tool that now includes free real-time quotes for Info Windows, portfolio management tools, support for international markets, a currency converter, and support for Muliple Users and multiple portfolios. A new 15-day demo is available for other users.
Cameraid 1.1.4 is an update to the all-in-one digital photography utility program for the Macintosh. The update fixes problems that Mac OS 9 caused with many USB-to-serial adapters. While the update is free to registered users of previous editions, the registration for the full version is $15.
Intelli Innovations has revised eMail Alert!, its e-mail notification product, to version 2.0.1. This revision fixes the set of bugs from the initial 2.0 release in October. It also corrects various cosmetic issues.
MaxProg has posted Loan Calc 1.1, a freeware for calculating loan payments. The program is currency-independent, so it can be used with Dollars, Francs, Marks and Pounds.
Power On Software today has posted a \"significant\" update to Rewind 1.03, its disaster recovery utility for the Mac that archives snapshots of your drive and system at regular intervals; the new version includes a revised the installer for offer both network and standalone installations, lower minimum drive size requirements, support for Mac OS 8.1 and Mac OS X, and other enhancements.
MYOB is offering a $100 rebate to QuickBooks Pro 4 users, "who have been left with obsolete accounting software by offering a $100 rebate on AccountEdge, the company\'s new $250 Mac-only small business accounting and management solution. Purchasers of AccountEdge will receive a free carbonized update to AccountEdge for Mac OS X when that product ships.
Richard Bannister has posted NeoPocott 0.38, a Neo Geo Pocket Colour emulator for the Macintosh. This release, for all platforms, adds Sonic and Metal Slug 2nd Mission playing support, improves sprite support in some games and fixes several opcodes.
Infinity Software has posted PHP Time 1.5 recently, a freeware that gives the proper TIME format for PHP. This minor update fixes a few minor bugs and adds a \"Select All\" feature.
Time Digital Daily writer Charles Herold says that he is a \"little annoyed that Microsoft is making better software for the Mac than for Windows. With all sorts of nifty little features added since its Windows version was released, Microsoft has now given me an excellent reason to go Mac.\"
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Cirrus creates Lightning-headphone dev kit
Apple supplier Cirrus Logic has introduced a MFi-compliant new development kit for companies interested in using Cirrus' chips to create Lightning-based headphones, which -- regardless of whether rumors about Apple dropping the analog headphone jack in its iPhone this fall -- can offer advantages to music-loving iOS device users. The kit mentions some of the advantages of an all-digital headset or headphone connector, including higher-bitrate support, a more customizable experience, and support for power and data transfer into headphone hardware. Several companies already make Lightning headphones, and Apple has supported the concept since June 2014. http://bit.ly/29giiZj
Apple Store app offers Procreate Pocket
The Apple Store app for iPhone, which periodically rewards users with free app gifts, is now offering the iPhone "Pocket" version of drawing app Procreate for those who have the free Apple Store app until July 28. Users who have redeemed the offer by navigating to the "Stores" tab of the app and swiping past the "iPhone Upgrade Program" banner to the "Procreate" banner have noted that only the limited Pocket (iPhone) version of the app is available free, even if the Apple Store app is installed and the offer redeemed on an iPad. The Pocket version currently sells for $3 on the iOS App Store. [32.4MB]
Porsche adds CarPlay to 2017 Panamera
Porsche has added a fifth model of vehicle to its CarPlay-supported lineup, announcing that the 2017 Panamera -- which will arrive in the US in January -- will include Apple's infotainment technology, and be seen on a giant 12.3-inch touchscreen as part of an all-new Porsche Communication Management system. The luxury sedan starts at $99,900 for the 4S model, and scales up to the Panamera Turbo, which sells for $146,900. Other vehicles that currently support CarPlay include the 2016 911 and the 2017 models of Macan, 718 Boxster, and 718 Cayman. The company did not mention support for Google's corresponding Android Auto in its announcement. http://bit.ly/295ZQ94
Apple employees testing wheelchair features
New features included in the forthcoming watchOS 3 are being tested by Apple retail store employees, including a new activity-tracking feature that has been designed with wheelchair users in mind. The move is slightly unusual in that, while retail employees have previously been used to test pre-release versions of OS X and iOS, this marks the first time they've been included in the otherwise developer-only watchOS betas. The company is said to have gone to great lengths to modify the activity tracker for wheelchair users, including changing the "time to stand" notification to "time to roll" and including two wheelchair-centric workout apps. http://bit.ly/2955JDa
SanDisk reveals two 256GB microSDXC cards
SanDisk has introduced two 256GB microSDXC cards. Arriving in August for $150, the Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Premium Edition card offers transfer speeds of up to 95MB/s for reading data. The Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card can read at a fast 100MB/s and write at up to 90MB/s, and will be shipping sometime in the fourth quarter for $200. http://bit.ly/294Q1If
Apple's third-quarter results due July 26
Apple has advised it will be issuing its third-quarter results on July 26, with a conference call to answer investor and analyst queries about the earnings set to take place later that day. The stream of the call will go live at 2pm PT (5pm ET) via Apple's investor site, with the results themselves expected to be released roughly 30 minutes before the call commences. Apple's guidance for the quarter put revenue at between $41 billion and $43 billion. http://apple.co/1oi1Pbm
Twitter stickers slowly roll out to users
Twitter has introduced "stickers," allowing users to add extra graphical elements to their photos before uploading them to the micro-blogging service. A library of hundreds of accessories, props, and emoji will be available to use as stickers, which can be resized, rotated, and placed anywhere on the photograph. Images with stickers will also become searchable with viewers able to select a sticker to see how others use the same graphic in their own posts. Twitter advises stickers will be rolling out to users over the next few weeks, and will work on both the mobile apps and through the browser. http://bit.ly/29bbwUE