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CrushFTP 3.0b5: Java-based FTP server
Mactracker 1.0.2 adds 17\" Studio Display
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]
Audio Update for Dual USB iBook
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 releases new beta OS X drivers
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: MCnurbs, Cinema 4D XL 7
HP releases DeskJet OS X drivers
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 adds beat-matching, more
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 PR1 for OS X
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 enters TV, film
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.
New TrueTRIO FireWire PCI Host Adapter
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: OS X screensaver
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 After Effects 5.0 Tryout released
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.
VST Technologies consolidation
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 acknowledges \"IM alert\" bug
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.
WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos on OS X
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.
OS X: New HP DeskJet drivers, WarCraft III
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.
GeForce3-equipped Macs appear
Final Draft 5.0.4a: Screenwriting
Neverwinter Nights E3 Trailer released
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 released
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: ISP management
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.
Issues with IomegaWare 3.0
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."
MoonMenu 1.7 adds more lunar data
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.
Apple tops inventory ranking
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.
Palm-based scheduling app available
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.
Roundup: Internet Gateway 7, SurfDoubler 7
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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