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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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Apple to open R&D center in India
A new report says that Apple will be opening a new technology center in Hyderabad, India, helping to boost the city's growing reputation as a tech center. The facility would operate within the WaveRock facility, and create 4,500 new jobs at a cost of around $25 million. In 2015, India surpassed the $1 billion in yearly sales milestone, and Apple has recently received permission to open retail stores in the country under its own control, an exception to rules that usually block foreign ownership. http://zd.net/1SMBVu4
Google killing Picasa starting May 1
Google Photos head Anil Sabharwal confirmed in a blog post today that the search engine giant will be shutting down acquisition Picasa. Support and downloads for the desktop application will terminate on March 15 with the application continuing to work for the time being. The transition to Google Photos truly commences on May 1, with deprecation of some Picasa API calls happening shortly thereafter. Users that have Google Photos access will find their photos already migrated. A mass-download tool for users not wishing to use Google Photos will be available sometime after May 1. http://bit.ly/1SmV2KH
Rogue Amoeba Piezo updated, departing App Store
In order to continue working on audio capture tool Piezo, developer Rogue Amoeba has simultaneously updated the app to version 1.5, and announced that it will pull version 1.2.6 from the Mac App Store. Customers who own the Mac App Store version have a one-time migration process to the Rogue Amoeba-served version. The company notes that the sandboxing restriction placed on Mac App Store versions "effectively stopped our ability to upgrade Piezo in any meaningful way." [8.80MB] http://bit.ly/1PIjz7l
FCC spectrum auction will happen without Google
After throwing its hat in earlier, Google (and associated companies) has declared that it is not participating in this year's FCC spectrum auction. A company spokeswoman said of the auction that "like all those interested in improved connectivity and equitable access, we'll be following the upcoming spectrum auction closely. That said, we have not filed to participate." http://on.recode.net/1oy5LWk
iPad Air 3, iPhone 5se sold Friday after launch?
Reverting the way products are actually released by Apple after an announcement to the way it was a decade ago, reports are circulating that new products revealed at a March announcement will go on sale the Friday immediately following the unveil. Slated to appear at a conjectural Tuesday, March 15 event are a new Apple four-inch phone with more up to date internals currently referred to as the iPhone 5se, and a new iPad Air 3 model with Smart Connector and other enhancements. http://bit.ly/1o7mqiY
Lexmark prevails in toner import appeal
Printer manufacturer Lexmark has won an appeal on the third-party US resale of its printer cartridges originally destined for markets outside North America. The appeals court ruled in a 10-2 vote in favor of Lexmark's demand to stop the sale and against Impression Products, both on the toner cartridge resale matter, as well as a related matter regarding overturning the reseller's refilling one-use cartridges and selling those in the US market. The ruling has ramifications in the tech industry, as well as the pharmaceutical and medical technology markets. Impression Products promises an appeal before the supreme court. http://reut.rs/1SLVmmG
AT&T expands BOGO promo to iPhone 6s
Beginning today, new and existing AT&T customers can purchase a new iPhone 6s and get another one free when adding a second line. Over the weekend, customers must purchase two phones through AT&T Next (one can be an existing number), and add both phones to a qualified plan. AT&T notes that "after three bill cycles or less" the account will start to receive up to $650 spread out over 30 monthly bill credits to offset the cost of the installment plan for the phone. Taxes are due at time of sale. http://soc.att.com/1SLUP4k