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CrushFTP 3.0b5, a Java-based FTP server, adds quotes for any directory and fixes some typos introduced in the previous version. [Classic: 320 KB; Carbon: 344 KB]
Ian Page\'s Mactracker 1.0.2 provides detailed information on every Mac ever made, including processor speed, memory, and expansion options. The new version adds the 17\" Apple Studio Display and corrections to the database. [Classic: 1.1 MB; Carbon: 1.2 MB]
Apple has released iBook Audio Update 1.0, which improves the quality of sound output on the company\'s new Dual USB iBook (released May 2001). The update is currently only available from the Software Update control panel.
Adaptec has released new beta Mac OS X drivers for three of its SCSI and Ultra160 SCSI cards: PowerDomain2930U, PowerDomain 29160/29160N, and PowerDomain 39160.
Following a long hiatus while the site was converted to PHP and MySQL, x-wares has re-opened. The site offers non-beta shareware and freeware applications for Mac OS X.
Architosh reports on new versions of the MCnurbs Creator VectorWorks plugins and Cinema 4D XL 7.
HP has released Mac OS X drivers for its entire line of DeskJet printers. The new drivers are intended as a replacement for the basic printer support that came installed with Mac OS X. However, the HP DeskJet 1.0 Drivers for Mac OS X have missing functionality compared with its Classic counterpart.
Arkaos VJ 2.1 is a new version of the visual sampler that enables the creation of real-time and recorded visuals for VJs, live performances, DJs, and businesses. Version 2.1 adds an automatic beat-matching technology, multi-layering effects and chaining, MIDI latch on/off for live performance, new real-time effects, double monitoring management, and more.
Yiminee Cribbage 1.0.2 Preview 1 for Mac OS X is a preview release of Yiminee Software\'s $10 cribbage game. Network games are currently not supported, but all other features should function properly.
Macromedia Flash 5, a cross-platform animation and design tool widely used on the Web, is now beginning to be used in television and film, according to c|net. Last week, MTV Networks signed \"Miss Muffy and the Muff Mob,\" a two-year-old Flash-based Webtoon series, to air in its fall schedule. The Emmy award-nominated opening to \"The Rosie O\'Donnell Show\" was also created using Flash.
FireWireDirect.com has introduced its new TrueTRIO FireWire PCI Host Adapter (RAID) card, which features 3 internal and 3 external connectors, 40 MB/sec transfer speed on each channel, and 3 independent bus power adapters. The card is the first of its kind to provide three fully independent channels for FireWire peripherals and devices, and is recommended for use with the company\'s FireWire RAID system, which was announced last week. The new cards will ship in mid-June for $300, although preorders are being taken now for $255.
SaveHollywood 1.0.1 is a maintenance release of the screensaver for Mac OS X that displays QuickTime movies either in normal or full screen. The software can also display Flash movies, and a directory of movies can be selected to play sequentially as a screensaver.
Adobe has released Adobe After Effects 5.0 Tryout, a trial version of its professional visual effects application for video. Adobe After Effects 5.0 features a new 3D compositing environment, new vector paint tools, the ability to animate layers hierarchically, and more. The trial version includes most of the application\'s features, but does not allow saving or exporting from the program.
SmartDisk has announced that it will consolidate operations of VST Technologies into its Naples, Florida headquarters. The consolidation and move will be finalized on November 15, 2001, and will not affect the company\'s products or plans for the introduction of new products.
AOL has acknowledged a problem in the Mac version of its software that prevents the \"IM alert\" sound from functioning. The company encourages those who are experiencing the problem to report it to AOL Mac Support at (888)265-8007.
Blizzard Entertainment has released new screenshots showing WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos, its upcoming role-playing strategy game, running on Mac OS X. The game has been Carbonized for native support on the new platform and is expected to be released in early 2002.
osx.macnn.com reports on new HP DeskJet printer drivers for Mac OS X, a Carbonized version of WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos, and AppleScript utilities designed for the new operating system.
Apple has begun shipping Macs equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce3 graphics card. GeForce3 Upgrade Kits, which are available from the Apple Store for $500, have an estimated shipping wait of 3 days.
Final Draft 5.0.4a is a new version of the screenwriting software for film, television, and theater. The new version lets users authorize the software over the web and fixes a few minor bugs. [form]
Interplay has released the E3 Trailer for Neverwinter Nights, the upcoming 3D role-playing game for Mac, PC, and Linux from the makers of Baldur\'s Gate. Developer Bioware has spent much of its recent programming efforts on Carbonizing the Mac version for native Mac OS X compatibility.
OSX Power Additions Lite 1.0b3 (formerly AEShell OSAX) is a set of AppleScript utilities for Mac OS X. The new version includes better error handling for the Shell command and new scripts, including GetMyPID.app, GetMyPID.script, Open Terminal, and StdErr.
Optigold ISP 2.7.4 is an update to the cross-platform software package that can run all business aspects of an internet service provider, including billing and server management. 2.7.4 adds barcoding on statement return stubs, native drivers for MySQL, MS SQL Server, Oracle and Sybase, direct SQL hooks to usage databases, PCAuthorize Hub support in a multi-company environment and a few other miscellaneous items.
Iomega is recommending to all customers that downloaded Iomegaware 3.0 to revert to version 2.8. \"Use of this version of Iomegaware may result in data accessibility issues with your disk(s) when using Iomega Tools within the software.\"
Selznick Scientific has released MoonMenu 1.7, which adds support for several Full Moon Names from the Farmers\' Almanac and fixes a small registration timing problem. The shareware aapplication allows users to analyze lunar data, such as lunation, lunar phase, illumination, moon age, and upcoming quarter predictions.
According to the latest iSuppli Market Intelligence Report, Apple has been selected as the best inventory manager in the computer sector, and apparently the best overall in the technology market with only one day of inventory in the first quarter of 2001. Meanwhile, Nokia and 3Com, leaders in their own sectors, carried 40 and 44 days of inventory, respectively.
ScheduleOnline Inc., producer of a scheduling and group collaboration Web site, announced completion of a successful beta test program of its ScheduleOnline Sync for Macintosh utility. The system enables Macintosh users to synchronize their ScheduleOnline Web calendars, reminders, to-do lists and address books with those of Palm OS-based devices, such as Palm Pilots and Visors. The new Mac version is available for immediate download at http://www.scheduleonline.com.
Yesterday Vicomsoft released Internet Gateway 7.0 and SurfDoubler 7.0. Other reports included CarbonLib 1.4a1 SDK, 4D 6.7 for OS X, new Brother laser printers, and shipment of Iomega\'s Peerless drive. Software releases included XTension 3.5.9, TextSpresso 1.8.2, and AirPort Configurator 1.5.
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Apple to open R&D center in India
A new report says that Apple will be opening a new technology center in Hyderabad, India, helping to boost the city's growing reputation as a tech center. The facility would operate within the WaveRock facility, and create 4,500 new jobs at a cost of around $25 million. In 2015, India surpassed the $1 billion in yearly sales milestone, and Apple has recently received permission to open retail stores in the country under its own control, an exception to rules that usually block foreign ownership. http://zd.net/1SMBVu4
Google killing Picasa starting May 1
Google Photos head Anil Sabharwal confirmed in a blog post today that the search engine giant will be shutting down acquisition Picasa. Support and downloads for the desktop application will terminate on March 15 with the application continuing to work for the time being. The transition to Google Photos truly commences on May 1, with deprecation of some Picasa API calls happening shortly thereafter. Users that have Google Photos access will find their photos already migrated. A mass-download tool for users not wishing to use Google Photos will be available sometime after May 1. http://bit.ly/1SmV2KH
Rogue Amoeba Piezo updated, departing App Store
In order to continue working on audio capture tool Piezo, developer Rogue Amoeba has simultaneously updated the app to version 1.5, and announced that it will pull version 1.2.6 from the Mac App Store. Customers who own the Mac App Store version have a one-time migration process to the Rogue Amoeba-served version. The company notes that the sandboxing restriction placed on Mac App Store versions "effectively stopped our ability to upgrade Piezo in any meaningful way." [8.80MB] http://bit.ly/1PIjz7l
FCC spectrum auction will happen without Google
After throwing its hat in earlier, Google (and associated companies) has declared that it is not participating in this year's FCC spectrum auction. A company spokeswoman said of the auction that "like all those interested in improved connectivity and equitable access, we'll be following the upcoming spectrum auction closely. That said, we have not filed to participate." http://on.recode.net/1oy5LWk
iPad Air 3, iPhone 5se sold Friday after launch?
Reverting the way products are actually released by Apple after an announcement to the way it was a decade ago, reports are circulating that new products revealed at a March announcement will go on sale the Friday immediately following the unveil. Slated to appear at a conjectural Tuesday, March 15 event are a new Apple four-inch phone with more up to date internals currently referred to as the iPhone 5se, and a new iPad Air 3 model with Smart Connector and other enhancements. http://bit.ly/1o7mqiY
Lexmark prevails in toner import appeal
Printer manufacturer Lexmark has won an appeal on the third-party US resale of its printer cartridges originally destined for markets outside North America. The appeals court ruled in a 10-2 vote in favor of Lexmark's demand to stop the sale and against Impression Products, both on the toner cartridge resale matter, as well as a related matter regarding overturning the reseller's refilling one-use cartridges and selling those in the US market. The ruling has ramifications in the tech industry, as well as the pharmaceutical and medical technology markets. Impression Products promises an appeal before the supreme court. http://reut.rs/1SLVmmG
AT&T expands BOGO promo to iPhone 6s
Beginning today, new and existing AT&T customers can purchase a new iPhone 6s and get another one free when adding a second line. Over the weekend, customers must purchase two phones through AT&T Next (one can be an existing number), and add both phones to a qualified plan. AT&T notes that "after three bill cycles or less" the account will start to receive up to $650 spread out over 30 monthly bill credits to offset the cost of the installment plan for the phone. Taxes are due at time of sale. http://soc.att.com/1SLUP4k