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Download Deputy Turbo 4.5.1 fixes bugs

04/24, 6:35pm

Download Deputy Turbo 4.5.1 fixes bugs

Download Deputy Turbo 4.5.1 is a maintenance release of ilesa Software's $24 download accelerator and manager.

MacAlly working on OS X driver

04/24, 6:10pm

MacAlly working on OS X driver

According to an e-mail forwarded by reader Sandeep Khandelwal, MacAlly is currently working on a Mac OS X driver for its line of USB mice and trackballs and expects to release the driver within the next couple of weeks.

Stata 7 Beta for OS X released

04/24, 5:50pm

Stata 7 Beta for OS X released

Stata 7, a general purpose statistical package for researchers, has been released as a beta Carbonized application for use on Mac OS X. A final version of the Carbonized Stata 7 is expected within the next few weeks and will be available as a free upgrade for current owners of the software.

glTron X 0.6.1 for Mac OS X released

04/24, 5:25pm

glTron X 0.6.1 for Mac OS X released

glTron X 0.6.1 is the latest release of the game for Mac OS X inspired by the movie "TRON". Players take control of a futuristic bike, known as a lightcycle, which leaves trails behind it that act as a wall. The goal is to force other players to drive into a wall.

Eudora 5.1b14 for OS X fixes bug

04/24, 5:20pm

Eudora 5.1b14 for OS X fixes bug

Qualcomm has released Eudora 5.1b14 for Mac OS X, a new version of its e-mail software that fixes a crash when rebuilding the TOC under certain circumstances.

Macintosh Explorer 2.0: file browser utility

04/24, 5:15pm

Macintosh Explorer 2.0: file browser utility

Rage Software's Macintosh Explorer 2.0 is an update to its $15 file management tool and file browser for the Mac that brings more extensive drag & drop support, a streamlined interface, improvements to the backup feature, and the ability to store the locations of up to 33 files/folders. Upgrades are $7.

Reader: Multiple Users 1.4.1 posted to SUCP

04/24, 5:10pm

Reader: Multiple Users 1.4.1 posted to SUCP

Richard Lorenc reports that Multiple Users 1.4.1 (for OS 9.x) is now available via the Software Update Control Panel. (It is not yet available for direct download via the Web.)

TitleTrack Jukebox 2.1: disc changer control

04/24, 5:00pm

TitleTrack Jukebox 2.1: disc changer control

RiverSong's TitleTrack Jukebox 2.1 brings keyboard shortcuts and other enhancements to its $290 hardware/software solution for controlling Sony CD Changers and inventorying, organizing and accessing music collections (on CD as well as MP3 files).

Tech: Photoshop optimized for P4, more...

04/24, 4:00pm

Tech: Photoshop optimized for P4, more...

Afternoon tech news: Adobe is working on an extension that would optimize Photoshop for the Pentium 4 processor, speeding some functions up by as much as 70 percent; Web advertising is experiencing a slow rebound, but is still far from the levels it experienced 12-24 months ago; HP has launched a new line of PCs featuring CD-RW drives with prices starting at $700; and the US post office, through a contract with eBay, has started auctioning off the contents of undeliverable packages.

ColorSync 3.0.3 released as separate download

04/24, 3:35pm

ColorSync 3.0.3 released as separate download

Apple has released ColorSync 3.0.3 as a separate download for those using Mac OS 9 or greater. ColorSync 3.0.3, which keeps color consistent between different devices, was previously only available for those who installed OS 9.1 using the full upgrade CD.

OS X: MYOB AccountEdge, Adaptec SCSI drivers

04/24, 3:00pm

OS X: MYOB AccountEdge, Adaptec SCSI drivers

osx.macnn.com reports on the release of MYOB AccountEdge for Mac OS X, Adaptec's release of beta OS X drivers for its line of SCSI cards, instructions for installing and configuring the Resin JSP/Servlet engine, and a number of new software releases for the new operating system.

MYOB AccountEdge for Mac OS X released

04/24, 2:45pm

MYOB AccountEdge for Mac OS X released

MYOB has released MYOB AccountEdge for Mac OS X, a free upgrade for registered users of the accounting and business management software for small business owners. The new Carbonized application takes advantage of the Mac OS X's underlying features, such as superior memory management, in addition to fully integrating the Aqua user interface. The current release does not include Multi-User/Networking or faxing of reports, invoices, and other forms.

Apple Teacher Institutes unveiled

04/24, 2:15pm

Apple Teacher Institutes unveiled

Apple has launched a new summer program aimed at educating K-12 educators across the U.S. and Canada, the Apple Teacher Institutes. The hands-on technology workshops will be held during July and August at universities in North America, and will teach participants how to effectively integrate technology into their instruction and curriculum. The workshops will be conducted by teachers who have successfully implemented such technologies into their classrooms, and all costs will be underwritten by Apple.

Behind the scenes of Myst III: Exile

04/24, 1:25pm

Behind the scenes of Myst III: Exile

Apple has published a behind-the-scenes look at the development of Myst III: Exile for the Mac and PC, the upcoming adventure game from Presto Studios and Ubi Soft set to ship in North America in May (a European release will follow in September). The Mac version will ship as a Carbonized application for native play on Mac OS X.

JSP/Servlet engine installation instructions

04/24, 1:15pm

JSP/Servlet engine installation instructions

Kristoff Batizy has created detailed instructions for compiling, installing, and configuring the Resin JSP/Servlet engine on Mac OS X. The instructions are available in both HTML and PDF.

OS X: One month reality check

04/24, 1:10pm

OS X: One month reality check

Marking the one month anniversary since the official launch of Mac OS X on March 24, participants of MacNN's Mac OS X Usage and Support forum are encouraging users of the OS to offer their "one month reality check" on how it has faired in stability, speed, features, and peripherals.

Wacom to support legacy tablets in OS X

04/24, 1:00pm

Wacom to support legacy tablets in OS X

Responding to a customer's criticism over the company's lack of support for ADB and serial tablets in its Mac OS X driver, Wacom has suggested that it will implement support for the legacy tablets in the OS X driver, but only after software support for the port adapters are available in the new operating system. "Wacom will monitor the situation and implement support programs for ADB and serial tablet users at an appropriate time (2nd half of 2001)."

PowerBook G4 vs. Power Mac G4 Cube

04/24, 12:45pm

PowerBook G4 vs. Power Mac G4 Cube

eWeek's Matthew Rothenberg compares and contrasts the PowerBook G4 Titanium and the Power Mac G4 Cube; both machines sport advances in industrial design, but only one has been a market success. "While Apple continues to insist otherwise (and has taken aggressive steps to lower the systems' price in response to users' noisy criticism), you can stick a fork in it; the Cube is toast."

DiskOnKey now available in 16, 32 MB versions

04/24, 12:30pm

DiskOnKey now available in 16, 32 MB versions

M-Systems has announced that its DiskOnKey personal storage device is now available in increased capacities of 16 and 32 MB for $70 and $100, respectively. DiskOnKey, a flash disk that connects through USB, is a lightweight device smaller than a typical pen that can be used as an alternative to bulky storage devices or floppy disks for transferring personal data.

Architosh: NYC event and HP trade-in program

04/24, 12:25pm

Architosh: NYC event and HP trade-in program

Architosh has reports on an Architecture/Industrial Design event to be hosted in New York City on May 2nd and an HP Plotter Trade-In and Cash Back program.

Hypersend secure Internet delivery for Mac OS

04/24, 12:15pm

Hypersend secure Internet delivery for Mac OS

Hilgraeve has announced Mac support for its HyperSend secure delivery service. The company's HyperSend Agent for Mac OS works in conjunction with HyperSend servers to manage file deliveries, offering automatic compression and decompression during file transfer and automatic recovery of interrupted transfers. Users can encrypt files with a password or phrase before they are sent, schedule deliveries, and set-up reoccuring transfers. Up to 100 deliveries or 10MB of transfer are free each month to registered customers, while additional charges are incurred at ten cents per megabyte (MB).

QT 5 lacks Soreson 3 codec, no explanation

04/24, 12:10pm

QT 5 lacks Soreson 3 codec, no explanation

Harry Zink writes about the lack of the Sorenson 3 codec in the final release of QuickTime 5, which we first noted yesterday:

"While it was obviously clear that Apple was not going to include MPEG/DVD codecs in QT5 (despite having it suggested multiple times on their mailing list), it is VERY dismaying to see that Apple has REMOVED the Sorenson 3 codec from the final version of QT 5, even though it was not only present during the entire beta process, but that Apple made a big deal out of the superior quality of Sorenson 3. At the very least, they should have provided an explanation."

ScreenCatcher 2.3.4 adds more AppleScript

04/24, 12:05pm

ScreenCatcher 2.3.4 adds more AppleScript

St. Clair Software's ScreenCatcher 2.3.4 screen snapshot utility addresses a conflict with BBEdit 6.1 and also adds additional scripting controls for AppleScript control of Screen Catcher's automatic image scaling features.

Intego bringing products to Mac OS X

04/24, 12:05pm

Intego bringing products to Mac OS X

Intego today announced that it plans to bring its entire line of Internet security and privacy software to Mac OS X. The company's products include NetBarrier, ContentBarrier, VirusBarrier, and the recently acquired DiskGuard, FileGuard, and Personal Backup.

GameRanger adds Star Conquest to lineup

04/24, 12:00pm

GameRanger adds Star Conquest to lineup

GameRanger, the Macintosh multplayer online gaming service, today added turn-based strategic wargame Star Conquest to its lineup of supported games. In Star Conquest, your objective is to guide your species in its expansion to all corners of the known Universe. GameRanger now supports 67 games, including such popular titles as Rogue Spear: Urban Operations, Quake III: Arena, and Unreal Tournament.

Pepper 3.6.4 updates text editor

04/24, 11:55am

Pepper 3.6.4 updates text editor

The popular text editor, Pepper 3.6.4, fixes a persistent FTP bug under OS X and also offers various other improvements, including support for the ShiftJIS and Big5 character set and improvements in inline input.

BBEdit 6.1.1. squashes bugs in text editor

04/24, 11:00am

BBEdit 6.1.1. squashes bugs in text editor

Bare Bones has released a free maintenance update to its popular text editor, BBEdit 6.1.1, which works "around crashes caused by a bug in certain third-party system extensions which would cause BBEdit to crash when bringing up dialogs," as well as a few other minor bugs.

Tech: Motorola closes plant, Cisco CEO...

04/24, 11:00am

Tech: Motorola closes plant, Cisco CEO...

Morning tech news: Motorola says it will close a mobile phone plant in Scotland, axing 3,100 jobs; Hewlett-Packard says the slowdown in consumer spending has started to hit Europe; and Cisco CEO John Chambers has cut his pay to just $1, a symbolic move amidst a faltering stock price.

iBooks \'temporarily unavailable\'

04/24, 10:25am

iBooks \'temporarily unavailable\'

The Apple Store lists all models of the iBook as "temporarily unavailable," providing support for rumors of an upcoming revision to the product line, according to one reader: "Wouldn't this lend credence to the speculation that the iBook revisions are coming sooner rather than later?"

Gradient collection for Photoshop 6

04/24, 10:20am

Gradient collection for Photoshop 6

Sapphire Gradients vol 1 is a £7 collection of gradients for Photoshop 6, offering 250 colorful effects with different types of gradients and transparency effects.

FileFreak 3.2: \'type-as-you-go\' app launche

04/24, 10:15am

FileFreak 3.2: \'type-as-you-go\' app launche

John Scalo's shareware utility File Freak 3.2, which allows you to quickly access your files by just typing a few letters, adds access (and searches) for invisible items, better responsiveness, faster startup time, and other fixes. The utility runs under Mac OS 8/9 as well as OS X.

MacSSH 2.1b4: another beta of free SSH2 app

04/24, 10:05am

MacSSH 2.1b4: another beta of free SSH2 app

MacSSH 2.1b4 is an update to the freeware Mac SSH2 client based on the BetterTelnet application. A FAQ has answers to common questions, including details on using the application with OpenSSH.

URL Manager Pro, Web Confidential updated

04/24, 9:45am

URL Manager Pro, Web Confidential updated

Alco Blom has released new previews of his shareware bookmark manager, URL Manager Pro 3.0b7 and password management utility, Web Confidential 3.0b2 for OS X. Both previews expire on June 24, 2001. URL Manager implements a new shared menu in iCab and IE browsers and offers the option to automatically launch with either browser. [UM, WC]

Apple licenses Descartes logistics technology

04/24, 9:40am

Apple licenses Descartes logistics technology

Global Internet logistics provider Descartes Systems Group announced that Apple has entered into an agreement to license Descartes' DeliveryNet solution for cost savings and managing physical product movement: "DeliveryNet solutions leverage Descartes' Internet-based Global Logistics Network, an open, worldwide network of shippers, receivers, carriers, logistics service providers, e-marketplaces, vertical portals, and transportation exchanges."

Media 100 to support OS X with native release

04/24, 9:30am

Media 100 to support OS X with native release

Media 100 has announced that Media 100 i, its digital media creation system for Mac OS will support OS X, noting that the software will support the new OS "later this year," although the company provided no details on upgrade path or pricing.

Macromedia ships Director 8.5 Shockwave

04/24, 9:15am

Macromedia ships Director 8.5 Shockwave

Macromedia today began shipping Director 8.5 Shockwave Studio, its $1,200 suite of software for creating interactive, rich media content. The company also began shipping FreeHand 10 for Windows today, with Mac OS/Mac OS X versions of the $400 illustration software due to ship next month.

Director 8.5 Shockwave Studio

04/24, 9:15am

Director 8.5 Shockwave Studio

Macromedia today began shipping Director 8.5 Shockwave Studio, its $1,200 suite of software for creating interactive, rich media content. The company also began shipping FreeHand 10 for Windows today, with Mac OS/Mac OS X versions of the $400 illustration software due to ship next month.

Earthlinks post $35.1 million Q1 loss

04/24, 9:00am

Earthlinks post $35.1 million Q1 loss

Earthlink, Apple's exclusive ISP partner, today reported a narrower-than-expected $35.1 million loss for its first quarter. Analysts had expected a loss closer to $46 million. Revenues rose 34 percent from the year-ago period, up to $294.9 million as the company added 102,000 paying subscribers (73,000 being broadband) during the quarter, bringing its total paying subscribers up to 4.8 million.

US Robotics ships broadband router

04/24, 9:00am

US Robotics ships broadband router

US Robotics has begun shipping its $150 Broadband Router, which allows users to share their DSL or cable modem connection. The device features four 10/100 Ethernet ports, integrated firewall support, as well as a serial port for connecting a traditional modem for backup Internet access.

eMarker adds Mac-compatibility

04/24, 9:00am

eMarker adds Mac-compatibility

eMarker, a subsidiary of Sony, has added Mac-compatibility to its unique eMarker product and service. The eMarker is a $20 device that allows users to create an "eMark" of a song they hear on the radio and then locate information on the song by connecting the USB device to their Mac and accessing the eMarker service.

LaCie announces DVD-RAM/R burner

04/24, 8:45am

LaCie announces DVD-RAM/R burner

LaCie today introduced its DVD-RAM/DVD-R drive that allows users to record data to both DVD-R and DVD-RAM media. The drive supports 2.6GB, 4.7GB, 5.2GB, and 9.4GB media, and can also read CDs. It will ship mid-year "starting at" $600 with built-in support for both USB and FireWire.

Roundup: Apple acquisition, Now Contact 4.0

04/24, 7:55am

Roundup: Apple acquisition, Now Contact 4.0

Yesterday, we noted Apple's acquisition of Focal Point Systems, shipment of QuickTime 5, the forthcoming release of Now Up-to-Date & Contact 4.0, Sorenson's new Vcast broadcasting service, a slew of Media 100 announcements, an inside look at Pangea's Otto Mattic, and LaCie's DVD-RW/CD-RW combo drive. Recent updates included REALbasic 3.1, Aladdin's StuffIt SDK 6.01, and BBEdit 6.01.

Trade Assist 2.2.5: shareware stock utility

04/24, 4:00am

Trade Assist 2.2.5: shareware stock utility

Essentrix today released Trade Assist 2.2.5, a maintenance update to its popular $25 stock market trading and portfolio management investment utility. Version 2.2.5 fixes the change and volume problems found when using the default Yahoo! quote source, brings speed improvements to quote retrieval, and includes numerous small improvements and bug fixes suggested by users. A 20-day trial is available online.

GenieSwitch 1.0 alters Dock effects

04/24, 3:55am

GenieSwitch 1.0 alters Dock effects

Jeff A. Waddell's freeware GenieSwitch 1.0 is a "simple GUI to change the 'Genie' minimization effect with other cool effects included by Apple.

Jobs ranks above Michael Dell in Worth survey

04/24, 2:55am

Jobs ranks above Michael Dell in Worth survey

Steve Jobs has ranked number 12 in a Worth Magazine feature ranking of America's top 50 CEOs: "We selected this year's list based on our belief in the CEO's ability to deliver long-term shareholder value," said editors regarding the list. Coming in first was Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer, while Apple rival Dell's CEO ranked number 21.

Apple to sponsor high-tech education summit

04/24, 2:55am

Apple to sponsor high-tech education summit

Apple will help to sponsor a high-tech education summit on May 4th in Sunnyvale, California. At the conference, Congressional Representatives Mike Honda and Zoe Lofgren will address Silicon Valley workforce problems and suggest solutions. Information on attending the summit is available by contacting Taryn Lynds at 408/987-4232 or taryn_lynds@aeanet.org.

NAB: QT over DSL, Sorenson does Windows...

04/24, 2:50am

NAB: QT over DSL, Sorenson does Windows...

NAB 2001 news: Kasenna Inc, a member of Apple in the streaming media alliance, and Pace Technology have announced an agreement at the NAB conference to deploy DSL adapters that have built-in capability for streaming digital video over copper wires using formats such as QuickTime; Sorenson Media has debuted the QuickTime-based Sorenson Broadcaster for Windows; and Chyron Corporation has announced a new QT streaming media tool, CoreStream, which chooses the best server from among multiple bandwidth and server providers to minimize interference during client stream delivery.

RBrowser provides ftp, ssh access via GUI

04/24, 2:45am

RBrowser provides ftp, ssh access via GUI

RBrowser 2.874 for OS X is a new version of the UNIX-based tool that allows graphical browsing of FTP and SSH servers in a graphical manner similar to the interface in Mac OS X's finder. The free tool now launches classic apps correctly and includes an Icon View function.

Password Wallet 2.3 adds keyboard shortcuts

04/24, 2:30am

Password Wallet 2.3 adds keyboard shortcuts

Selznick Scientific secure password management solution, PasswordWallet 2.3, now gives users preferences to specify the time delay before bullets are turned on, "type-as-you-go" title selection, and standard tab and shift-tab keyboard shortcuts.

Adaptec posts beta SCSI drivers for OS X

04/24, 2:25am

Adaptec posts beta SCSI drivers for OS X

Adaptec has posted beta drivers for OS X 10.0 for its line of SCSI cards, including PowerDomain 39160 v1.0b6 driver, PowerDomain 29160/29160N v1.0b6 and AVA-2906 and PowerDomain 2930U v1.0b4.

OmniOutliner 1.2b: OSX support, new functions

04/24, 2:05am

OmniOutliner 1.2b: OSX support, new functions

OmniOutliner 1.2b1 is the first beta built for OS X 10.0 and includes new support for multiple line entries as well as font styles and multiple columns within each entry. A limited demo offers lists of up to 20 items.

Zar 1.0: Cocoa-based util for tar files

04/24, 2:05am

Zar 1.0: Cocoa-based util for tar files

Sarwat Khan's $10 shareware Zar 1.0 is a Cocoa-based browser and extractor for tar archives that allows you to browse tar archives and extract specific files, supports gzip and Unix compress tar files, can create gzip compressed tar archives, and also supports files with names longer than 32 characters.

OS X Roundup: Sonnet, Maya 4

04/24, 2:00am

OS X Roundup: Sonnet, Maya 4

Over the past few days, we have published a number of reports including Sonnet's announcement of Mac OS X compatibility for its entire line of Encore/ZIF and Encore/ST G3/G4 processor upgrades. Other reports include Maya 4 for OS X, a RAID software package, a security hole, fixing address errors in Classic, and installing PHP4 and MySQL. Software releases included REALbasic 3.1, Bushfire 1.07, SmartWrap 1.8, ReKey 1.0b1, Samba X 2.0, Fetch 4.0b8, Volume Dockling 1.2, and OmniDiskSweeper 1.0.

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