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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Trade-up program expands in Europe
Smartphone users in France, Italy, and Spain will have until at least August of this year to trade in old iPhone, Windows Phone, or Android models at Apple Stores, and put the reward towards a new iPhone -- thanks to an expansion of Apple's trade-in program into those countries. The money given for the trade-in must be applied towards a new iPhone on a two-year payment plane, and traders must qualify under a credit check as part of the program. Interested customers can apply for the trade-in at their nearest Apple Store. http://bit.ly/1qPsldD
NBCUniversal adds Bravo, Syfy, E! to Apple TV
NBCUniversal has launched three new apps channels for Apple TV users. Bravo Now, Syfy Now and E! Now brings users access full seasons of current and past episodes of most of NBCUniversal's catalog. The Bravo Now app includes shows like "The Real Housewives of New York Cit," "Below Deck Mediterranean," comedy "Odd Mom Out" and "Top Chef." The Syfy Now app offers up shows like "The Magicians," thriller "12 Monkeys" and the reality show "Face Off." The E! Now app serves up shows like "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "Botched," "#RichKids of Beverly Hills," Caitlyn Jenner's "I Am Cait," and "WAGS." While some content is free, most content requires users to authenticate via their cable satellite or telco TV provider. http://bit.ly/20K4Pea
Apple rolls out Arabic version of Apple.com
Apple has rolled out a new version of its Apple.com website for Arabic language users in the United Arab Emirates. The site utilizes a right-to-left reading format where it has been updated, although the upgrade is still in progress with a number of page links still in the original English language left-to-right format. Of particular note is that the site debuts an all-new custom Arabic font created by the Tarek Atrissi Design agency, giving it a highly contemporary look and feel. The new support for Arabic on its host website follows the introduction of full support for right-to-left languages in iOS 9, and the addition of Arabic support to Siri late last year. http://apple.co/20JHGIM
Adobe previews Photoshop content-aware crop
Adobe has previewed a new 'content-aware crop' feature from the next version of its Photoshop CC. The new feature is similar to its 'content-aware fill' from the current version of Photoshop CC, and potentially saves users time when cropping photos in a way that might otherwise leave blank white space in the frame. Adobe's 'content-aware' tech automatically assesses the blank space and seamlessly fills the blank space with the nearest related content in the space when a photo is expanded or rotated without the need to manually clone that part of the image. The feature allows users to move a horizon by adding more sky or ground, change the aspect ratio by adding content around the edges of the image and fill in the corners of an image when rotated during a crop. Adobe says the feature is coming soon and will be automatically available to Creative Cloud subscribers. http://adobe.ly/20JDFEu
Markzware updates Q2ID for QuarkXPress 12 files
Graphic design file conversion tool maker Markzware has launched a new version of its Q2ID tool. The InDesign plugin enables users to open QuarkXPress files within a new InDesign (INDD) document, without rebuilding the QXP document from scratch -- the new version includes support for QuarkXPress 12 files. Q2ID Subscription members can download the new version as part of their annual plan. A single-user can purchase the plugin for $200, with other licensing options available. http://bit.ly/1Z4dS9t
PopChar X 7.5 arrives
Ergonis Software has released PopChar X 7.5, an improved version of the company's tool for finding and inserting special characters and exploring fonts. PopChar X 7.5 adds support for combined emojis in the Apple Color Emoji font, enhances the "Font Info" view, and adds many further enhancements that improve overall speed and stability. PopChar X 7.5 retails for €30 ($34), and is free for anyone who owns a license for PopChar X 7 or purchased a license for PopChar X 6 on or after March 1, 2014 [4.5MB]
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