Fontosaurus has released two freely-downloadable ($2 \"donationware\") fonts: Enibrut and Uhope Deluxe.
MaxBulk Mailer 1.7 is a new version of the $10 shareware mail-merge and bulk mailer software. The new version adds POP authentication support, a new connection log handler, and other improvements.
Black Cat Systems has posted MultiMode 3.9.1, a minor update to the $89 software that allows the transmission and reception of morse code, slow scan TV, and other modes.
ReKey 1.0b1 for OS X is a tool to help users modify keyboard shortcuts in any Cocoa application, allowing \"users to change keyboard shortcuts in any Cocoa program, without actually modifying the application file itself.\"
Black Cat Systems has released Morse Mania v2.0, its shareware morse code tutor for OS X that \"helps you learn morse code at speeds ranging from 5 to 30 words per minute.\" [Classic, Carbon]
Pixits has released MoreCalculator 1.0pr2, a preview release of its \"scientific calculator that allows you to enter your formulas and calculations in a natural way. Exactly like you are used to do on a piece of paper. It also supports unlimited number of variables. It has two drawers to store functions and variables for easy and fast access.\"
Master the Facts Multiplication for OS X v1.2.1 is $10 shareware educational program for math teachers that has \"no-nonsense approach to aiding students in learning their multiplication facts.\"
HEURIS this week will introduce its new MPEG Power ProfessionalóHD, its software solution for encoding \"QuickTime files directly to ATSC HDTV resolution 19.2Mbps MPEG.\" It can also encode directly from AVI and OMF formats, offering HDTV encoding at 720p (and other popular formats) as well as transport multiplexing for HDTV applications. It is expected to ship early in Q4 of 2001.
James Rantanen writes about a workaround for address errors experienced by some when starting Classic: \"The address error when starting Classic which appears when starting Classic can (as is already known) be fixed by removing Shared Library PPC, but through investigation I found that removing the font Zapf Dingbats also repairs the error. I f this doesn\'t work, try removing all of you Classic fonts and adding them back in a few at a time.\"
Marc Liyanage has posted details on installing and pre-compiled binaries for PHP4, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and TCP Flow Recorder for OS X 10.0.
Samba X 2.0 now includes Samba 2.2 application in the OS X package for sharing OS X files on a Windows network (using the CIFS/SMB format).
Ti-MP3 1.2, described as a \"major\" update, replaces the QuickTime playback engine with a new MP3 playback engine and includes minor bug fixes and other tweaks to the shareware MP3 player.
StimpSoft\'s Son of Weather Grok 3.2 fixes some minor issues, such as the arrow buttons on the preferences window, in the freeware Carbon application that displays weather conditions for cities from around the world using NOAA\'s data center information.
On-Core\'s updated dock add-on, Volume Dockling 1.2, adds new skin support, popup-like functionality, and mouse wheel support.
Fetch Softworks has released Fetch 4.0b8, a new maintenance release of the popular ftp utility for both OS X and Classic as well as older 68K machines. The beta version is available for [Carbon/Classic, 68K]
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Apple expands CloudKit API, provides web interface
On Friday, Apple notified developers that it was expanding a feature of CloudKit to allow for server-to-server web service requests. "In addition to providing a web interface for users to access the same data as your app, you can now easily read and write to the CloudKit public database from a server-side process or script with a server-to-server key," Apple said in its announcement. Previously, interaction with the CloudKit public database was limited to apps and web only. http://apple.co/20h1RwP
Remote S for Tesla Apple Watch app drives car out
Developer Allen Wong has created the Remote S for Tesla app, which can be used to remotely activate the Model S electric car via an Apple Watch, and drive it a short distance. Aside from providing data about the car and some basic function controls, the unofficial app uses the manufacturer's Summon command to allow the car to turn on, exit the garage, and park near to the user's location. The app is available to purchase from the App Store for $10. http://apple.co/1PprF4t
Seagate 3TB unreliability suit expands
The Seagate 3TB class-action hard drive lawsuit has been expanded to more devices. The expanded suit, filed today, now includes Seagate's Barracuda 3TB Hard Disk Drive,¬†Desktop HDD 3TB, Backup Plus 3TB External Hard Disk¬†Drive,¬†GoFlex 3TB External Hard Disk Drive, or any other Seagate hard drive with model number ST3000DM001. The law firm, Hagens Berman, is seeking information from consumers such as time in service, purchase price, and the nature of any drive received in return from Seagate as a replacement for a failed unit. http://bit.ly/1Pc34Cq
BlackBerry Canada, Florida hit with layoffs
The BlackBerry campus has reportedly been wracked with layoffs. Sources familiar with the company's Waterloo office staffing claim that close to 35 percent of the local workforce has been laid off, with the deepest cuts being made in the BlackBerry 10 OS and hardware teams. Additionally, the state of Florida has been officially notified that the company's Sunrise facility will see 75 people fired. Enthusiast site Mobilesyrup puts the layoffs at around 1000 total. http://bit.ly/1Pc1Rep
Instagram tests multiple account support for iOS
Instagram is trialling support for multiple accounts in its iPhone app with a small number of users. The Facebook-owned photo sharing service confirmed the reports of the tests to TechCrunch, which will allow a single user to manage more than a single account within the app, transferring between two or three accounts with a few taps. It is unclear when the feature will roll out to the public, but it has previously tested it with the Android version of the app since November. http://tcrn.ch/1SPKEKh
Foxconn CEO declares Sharp deal near done
The Foxconn bid for Sharp is allegedly only waiting on specific details of the deal. Foxconn CEO Terry Gou has declared that his company has privileged negotiation rights for the Apple iPhone screen supplier, saying that "we have a consensus, the rest is a process ... I don't see a problem completing this process." Gou hopes the deal, worth up to $5.6 billion, will be formalized by the end of February. http://reut.rs/1SPEQjN
MIT demoes 'Eyeriss' AI chip for mobile
At the International Solid State Circuits Conference in San Francisco this week, MIT researchers presented a new chip designed specifically to implement neural networks. The researchers claim that "Eyeriss" is 10 times as efficient as a mobile GPU, so it could enable mobile devices to run artificial-intelligence algorithms such as Siri or Cortana, rather than uploading all data to a remote server for processing. http://bit.ly/1TISJBe