We have posted an in-depth look at the PowerBook G4, including numerous both technical and non-technical points regarding the system.
After indicating that the Velocity Engine (Altivec) enhanced version of Quake III: Arena 1.27h could be released as early as Thursday, id Software\'s Graeme Devine made a post to the Quake3World forums revealing that he s putting more work into the Altivec overhaul. \"I\'ve been encouraged to add more than a sprinkling of altivec operations into the code,\" says Devine, \"so I\'m about half way through with a larger overhaul. I\'ll carry on.\"
Spiderweb Software has released a 1.0.1 update for Avernum 2, a new version of the fantasy role-playing game for the Mac. The new version fixes a variety of bugs and typos.
With the release of Mac OS 9.1, Margi Systems\' Display-to-Go 4MB is now compatible with the Mac. The Display-to-Go 4MB allows PowerBook users to connect digital (DVI) or analog (VGA) external displays.
4D, Inc. today announced the availability of WebSTAR Server Suite 4.4 Beta for the Mac. WebSTAR 4.4 will offer users integration between WebSTAR Server Suite and 4th Dimension relational databases, support for Tomcat Java Servlet and JSP technology, a customizable web-based mail interface, built-in FlexMail form-processing utilities, and stronger encryption for international customers. Several improvements to the core WebSTAR Server are also included to improve overall performance and reliability.The beta, which has been demonstrated during the past week at Macworld Expo San Francisco, is now available for download. [form]
Wolfram Research announced today that the company plans to release Mathematica 4.1, \"the world\'s leading technical computing system\", in a version that takes full advantage of the advanced capabilities of Mac OS X.
Xochi Media has released iScreensaver Toolkit 1.11, a maintenance release of the dual-purpose screensaver for the Mac. As a screensaver, the software lets you add photos, movies, and Macromedia Flash files to create customized savers. As a toolkit, the software will build user-friendly installer files to share your customized screensavers via the internet.
MacRun Games has released Captain Bumper 0.87, a new version of the company\'s \"cartoon-style\" game which fixes an incompatibility with OS 9.1.
The 3DO Company has released the Heroes III Complete Demo for the Mac. The game features over 200 different maps and scenarios to explore and conquer, turn-based gameplay which allows everyone to play at their own speed, Internet multiplayer support for up to 8 players at one time and more.
Carrot Software has released Mega Minesweeper 1.6.5, the latest version of the modern version of minesweeper which features extreme field sizes, plug-in based themes and sounds, the ability to save games and more. Version 1.6.5 fixes several bugs and adds some new features, as well as bringing it in sync with the latest CarbonLib build.
games.macnn.com covers the release of the Heroes III Complete Demo for the Mac, a trial version of the turn-based game from The 3DO Company. Earlier today, Custer\'s Corner was updated with a new desktop picture/wallpaper for the week, \"Lawful Good\", featuring the Paladin from Diablo II. [updated]
Custer\'s Corner has been updated with a new desktop picture/wallpaper for the week, \"Lawful Good\", featuring the Paladin from Diablo II. In addition, the site has the final update to the journal detailing the daily adventures at Macworld Expo San Francisco 2001.
A thread in our Mac OS 9 forum is tracking incompatibilities with Mac OS 9.1. Countless other threads in the forum are tracking other issues and comments regarding the new operating system.
Metrowerks introduced CodeWarrior 2.0 Learning Edition for novice programmers during Macworld this week. This version includes a voice-guided multimedia tutorial. The tools also include a simple install process and a simple IDE.
Today is the last day of Macworld Expo San Francisco 2001. Conferences and workshops are scheduled from 10:30 AM to 3 PM and the exhibit hall is open from 10 AM to 4 PM (All times are Pacific.)
ZDNet has posted an article on Mac OS 9.1 that says the new version lost many features in its year-long development. \"Despite the long incubation period, however, some planned features have been either deferred to later revisions or have been reserved as unique features for Mac OS X ...\"
MacNN has published an in-depth look at the PowerBook G4, including numerous technical and non-technical points regarding the system, as well as a list of popular and interesting forum threads with comments and information regarding the announcements made at Macworld Expo San Francisco.
Today\'s bargains at DealNN include a free shipping preorder offer for the new PowerBook G4 Titanium, a refurbished G3/300 iBook for $999, 128 MB PC100 SDRAM for $114 and The Complete National Geopgraphic (31 CD-ROMs) for under $10.
David Pogue of the New York Times has written a positive article about the new PowerBook G4 Titanium, calling it \"a sports car [rather] than a subcompact.\"
Unmarked software has released a patch to fix a problem with textSOAP 2.6.2 and Mac OS 9.1.
Yesterday we published an update on Aliens vs. Predator: Gold Edition for the Mac, Blizzard Entertainment ackowledged a bug with potion-wielding Barbarians in Diablo II and some users began receiving their ATI Radeon Mac Edition PCI cards. We published three new photo galleries from Macworld Expo San Francisco as well as an update to the Custer\'s Corner Macworld Expo San Francisco 2001 Journal.
Yesterday we published three new Macworld Expo San Francisco photo galleries, Sorenson announced the upcoming beta release of the Sorenson MPEG-4 codec, Akamai revealed that Apple\'s keynote webcast for this year\'s Macworld Expo San Francisco captured the largest audience for a live webcast, Apple celebrated iTools\' first birthday with the release of a $10 coupon and Napster 1.0b1.1 for the Mac was released.
Morning tech news: The FCC has approved the merger between AOL and Time Warner, but AOL must open its AIM services to one other provider immediately and a second within 180 days; new research suggests adoption of Internet technologies continues to have a positive impact on the U.S. economy, according to the Center for Research in Electronic Commerce; and Cable & Wireless has unveiled plans for the world\'s most advanced transatlantic telecom cable, at a cost of up to $1.2 billion, which is designed for carrying Internet and data traffic.
TIBCO Extensibility has posted Turbo XML 2.0 for Windows, UNIX and a beta version supporting Mac OS X. This version of the solution for developing and managing XML assets includes new production releases of XML Authority, XML Instance and XML Console. There is a free 30-day trial available.
Our forums continue to attract much discussion regarding Macworld announcements, especially regarding the new Power Mac G4 and PowerBook G4. More popular/interesting threads include: Power Mac G4: Radeon vs. GeForce 2 · 466 MHz vs. 533 MHz · Dual 533 MHz vs. Single 667 MHz · What is write combing? (new G4s have it) · New price points disappointing · Where is the Cube going? PowerBook G4: 1152x768 screen resolution is too big · What about a sub-PowerBook? · Lack of expansion bay is disappointing · PowerBook G4 lacks ADC port · PBG4 disappointments/shouldhaves · PBG4 case design thoughts
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GoPro revenue drops, Karma drone delayed
Action camera maker GoPro announced its first quarter results on Thursday, and the news was largely bad. While unit sell-through of the cameras was close to the year-over-year compare, revenues dropped 49.5 percent from Q1 last year, though was slightly above the company's guidance. Overall, the company lost $107 million in GAAP net income, and margins declined to 32.5 percent from 45.1 percent in the year-ago quarter. The company further announced that it would be delaying its planned Karma drone product until this winter, which will likely further impact next quarter's results. The upside of the delay, said GoPro Founder and CEO Nicholas Woodman, is that the Karma will now benefit from debuting just before the holiday buying season. http://bit.ly/1OgpdgD
Netflix iOS app now offers cell-data controls
In a new update to its iOS app on Thursday, subscription entertainment service Netflix has introduced new user controls for streaming over cellular networks to prevent overages, throttling, or other usage issues caused by the high data rate of streamed HD video. Users can choose from a given amount of streaming video that "costs" 1GB of cellular data, which lowers video quality to allow as much as four hours of video per GB (the "automatic" setting provides three hours, while higher quality settings reduce the time to two hours, or one hour at the best setting). In addition, the updated app now offers more 3D Touch options from the app icon, beyond the "peek and pop" previews for video. http://apple.co/24AD1vR
Bentley launches app for Apple Watch
Carmaker Bentley now offers an Apple Watch app for its Bentayga SUV -- a vehicle with a starting price of $229,000 -- that offers some advanced automotive functions not previously seen in other car apps for Apple's wearable. The app allows Watch wearers to control various seat adjustments, environmental controls (including seat massage), and the entertainment system. In addition, various vehicle stats are available at a glance, including distance traveled and vehicle speed. The app is available free on the App Store. http://apple.co/24AyXvs
Lunch with Cook auction nets $515K
The Charitybuzz auction that offered lunch with Apple CEO Tim Cook at Apple HQ and a pair of passes to a future Apple event (winner's pick) has ended with a high bid of $515,000, the highest amount the annual auction has fetched since 2013. Proceeds of the auction will benefit Cook's preferred charity, the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization, where Cook was recently named to the board of directors. The winner, who was unnamed, will be responsible for their own transportation and accommodation, and Cook has up to a year to schedule the meeting -- making it possible that the winner will be among the first to dine with Cook in the new Campus 2 cafeteria, which is set to open along with the rest of the new facility early next year. http://bit.ly/236Wf9N
Free Windows 10 upgrade program ends July 29
Ending speculation, Microsoft has officially announced that it will end free Windows 10 upgrades on July 29, the one-year anniversary of the rollout of the OS. Following the 29th, Microsoft's ubiquitous OS will retail for $119 and up. http://bit.ly/1O0a7kA
US tech giants to candidates: support TPP
Tech giants including Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Uber are among thirteen major US corporations who have written an open letter to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton urging them to support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal, reports Reuters. Although not yet made public, the letter also asks the candidates to make it easier for the companies to hire tech workers from overseas. Both are not happy with the TPP deal, although Trump is sterner in his opposition to any kind of trade deals between countries. Trump has not rejected outright the idea of importing high-tech talent from overseas, while Clinton has already voiced her support for the idea. http://reut.rs/1Wb0Zwq
Apple mandates June 1 app IPv6 support
Apple has set the deadline for IPv6 support for App Store-supplied software. On June 1, apps thast use a custom networking stack and that are submitted to the app store must support IPv6-only networks. The rule, announced last year as coming soon, will only affect a small portion of submitted applications that do not use the NSURLSession and CFNetwork APIs. http://apple.co/24yBTIY