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PowerBook G4 Special Report
We have posted an in-depth look at the PowerBook G4, including numerous both technical and non-technical points regarding the system.
Larger Quake III: Arena Altivec overhaul
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 releases Avernum 2 1.0.1
Klink! unveils dimension3
Display-to-go 4MB now Mac compatible
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 releases WebSTAR Server Suite 4.4 Beta
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 to release Mathematica for OS X
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.
iScreensaver Toolkit 1.11
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.
Captain Bumper 0.87 Released
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.
3DO releases Heroes III Complete Demo
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.
Mega Minesweeper 1.6.5 Released
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: Custer\'s Corner \"Lawful Good\"
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: Lawful Good
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.
OS 9.1 incompatibilities tracked
CodeWarrior 2.0 Learning Edition introduced
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.
Macworld Expo ends today
Mac OS 9.1 is \'Lite\' version
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: PowerBook G4 In-depth
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.
DealNN: PowerBook G4, 128 MB PC100 SDRAM, etc
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.
Pogue calls PB G4 \'Sportscar\'
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 posts textSOAP patch for OS 9.1
Unmarked software has released a patch to fix a problem with textSOAP 2.6.2 and Mac OS 9.1.
Roundup: Aliens vs. Predator update and more
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.
Roundup: MWSF Photo Galleries and more
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.
Tech: AOL must open IM, Internet technologies
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.
Turbo XML 2.0 beta supports Mac OS X
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.
Power Mac G4/PowerBook G4 forums
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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