Dantz has posted a public beta of Retrospect client for OS X Server 10.0. It requires Retrospect Desktop or Workgroup Backup 4.3 for Macintosh, along with an available client license for each Mac OS X Server machine The client is separate the current beta client for OS X 10.0 and Dantz notrs that the final release version of the Retrospect client for OS X Server will require a new, server-specific version of Retrospect Backup. [form]
Mozilla 0.92 is another milestone release of Netscape\'s open-source browser effort, bringing dozens of bug fixes, preferences for controlling animated GIF settings, an integrated security UI, nd a new context sensitive help feature.
Carracho Communications today release another beta of its client/server suite, offering the ability to share files and instant messages as well as other Hotline-like features: Carracho 1.0b3. Versions are available for both OS X and Classic.
Robert X. Cringely\'s latest column talks about how he used a 10km 802.11b connection (using AirPort basestations and Yagi antennas) to workaround his local phone company\'s DSL-distance limitation.
Lee Givens writes with a tip on obtaining Sorenson 3.0 for OS X: \"I just opened Quicktime 5.0.1 in OS X 10.0.4 and asked it to check for updates. Nothing. [However,] to get the update: (1) Open System Preferences; (2) Select QuickTime; (3) Select Update Tab; (4) Select \'Install new 3rd-party QuickTime software\'; (5) Hit update now. You\'ll see the QuickTime update there. I then opened QT Pro player and exported a movie to Sorenson 3.0.\" (Soreson 3.0 support was included in the latest QuickTime 5.02 update for Classic yesterday.)
osx.macnn.com continues its daily updates with a reader tip on obtaining Sorenson 3.0 for OS X, an update on Wacom\'s OS X compatibility plans, and report on the release of Retrospect Client beta for OS X Server 10.0. [updated]
Apple\'s critically-acclaimed TV commercial 1984 is among the nominees of a USA Today poll asking for readers\' favorite TV commercials over the last 25 years. The nominees were selected by a panel of prominent advertising agency creative directors. The results of the poll will be announced on The History Channel\'s special presentation of America\'s Favorite TV commercials, which will air on Friday, February 8, 2002 at 10:00 pm.
Wacom has updated its Mac OS X Compatibility page with news that the Mac OS X driver for its graphics tablets will not be ready by the end of June as previously announced. \"Wacom and Apple are working closely together to deliver the best tablet solution at the soonest possible time.\" A beta Mac OS X driver for Wacom\'s graphics tablets was released along with the beta release of Toon Boom Studio for Mac OS X, although Wacom recommends that its customers should \"not try to acquire Wacom drivers from other web sites, other companies, or in any other way.\"
Deep Sky Technologies has released SMTP Deux 1.0.0b2, a new version of its 4th Dimension component that provides a complete implementation of the SMTP protocol. SMTP Deux is available for free to all beta testers and owners of TCP Deux.
Susan Byrne, who has led two funds to top quintile showings by targeting stocks that are cheap relative to their growth prospects, has picked Apple as a \"safe pick.\" \"Apple currently has upside potential that outweighs the limited downside risk by a factor of four to one.\"
Eckysoft has released Starfish Pro 1.0, a new version of its classic \"Starfish\" desktop pattern generator. Starfish creates seamless desktop patterns fram scratch, mixing layers of fractal and trigonometric algorithms with color gradients and alpha-blending. Starfish Pro is open source, freeware software and available under the GNU General Public License (GPL).
REAL Software has announced that Grenoble, France based Alsyd will assume all sales, marketing, and support of the REALbasic product line in France as of July 1, 2001.
IPNetSentry 1.1.3 fixes a reporting bug (as Displayed in the Extensions Manager) and also adds new security triggers to the default configuration file, including lpd (TCP Port 515) and SOCKS (TCP Port 1080).
QiPo 1.01 (\"QuickTime in, Preview out\") is a shareware ($8) utility that can create previews of QuickTime movies for reference, archiving purposes, or online posting. [form]
Zonic has released SwapTop 1.0, a Mac client for the WebShots desktop picture service, which recently discontinued its own Mac client. It allows users to schedule automatic downloads for a random desktop picture each day, to download a featured daily picture, and to search the WebShots image archive. The $15 shareware also runs natively under OS X.
Chaotic Software\'s $25 suite of MP3 tools, MP3 Rage 3.5, brings support for the latest Napster protocol changes, improves the GUI for OpenNap server listing, fixes problems with long filenames, and improves compatibility with QuickTime 5.
Intel has annonced its new Xircom Wireless LAN Module, which brings 802.11b (AirPort) access to the Palm m500 series of handheld computers.
Kebawe\'s AutoCat 3.0.2, a disk cataloger for OS X and Mac OS 9, fixes a problem with preferences not created correctly, deactivates the \'Catalog comments\' option on Mac OS X (wasn\'t working properly) and includes some minor changes and corrections.
Apple yesterday released QuickTime 5.0.2 (Classic), a new version of its cross-platform multimedia application that adds Sorenson 3, several fixes and performance improvements in QuickTime Music, several fixes in interactive actions, and general stability improvements. Current users of QuickTime 5 can update by running the QuickTime Updater that\'s included with their existing version of the QuickTime Player. A standalone installer is also available. [noted 6/28]
MicroMat\'s TechTool Pro 3.04 update brings new support for OS X (must startup from Classic), has an updated Virus database for the Simpson Virus/Worm, adds new items to the Conflict database, supports the new Spring 2001 CPUs, and has enhanced drive repair routines.
Yesterday a U.S. Appeals Court overturned in part the breakup order of Microsoft but upheld the ruling that Microsoft acted illegally with the use of its monopolistic power. Other reports included tips for migrating to Apple\'s KnowledgeBase, the opening date for Apple\'s Chicago suburb retail store, hints that current iMacs are reaching end of life, shipment of Diablo II: Lord of Destruction, Macromedia\'s earnings warning, and the MacHack 2001 CD-ROM. Software releases included Aimster 1.002 Beta, iBuild 1.0.3, and Napster 1.0b2.
Symantec\'s July Virus definitions are now available via the Internet as well as through the program\'s Internet update feature. [NAV 7.0, NAV 6.0, NAV OSX]
Now AAPL Stock: 93.64 ( -0.1 )
Maps adds transit for Rio Olympics
On Monday, Apple added public transit directions for Rio de Janeiro in Brazil to its Apple Maps program in advance of the 2016 Summer Olympics, which begin on August 5. The addition marks the first time a Brazilian city has gotten the upgraded public transit maps, which include station maps as well as transit schedules and tracking. The transit directions cover ferries as well as bus, subway, and light rail lines. The company has recently expanded transit directions to Montreal in Canada, and Seattle, Portand (Oregon), and other US cities.
Ive opens Met Gala fundraiser in NYC
On Monday, Apple SVP of Design Sir Jonathan Ive opened the press preview of the annual Met Gala fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City. Ive is serving as co-chair with Vogue editor Anna Wintour, and Apple is helping sponsor the event, which is themed "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology." He said the company is "thrilled" to participate in the Gala, and tied the company to the theme by saying that Apple's goal "has always been to try to create objects as beautiful as they are functional," adding that the company is "only starting" on its path of making products "more personal." http://bit.ly/1Y3EHKg
Tim Cook on CNBC Mad Money tonight
Apple CEO Tim Cook will be making an hour-long appearance on CNBC's investment show Mad Money this evening at 6PM ET. Slated for discussion, according to CNBC, are "Apple's future in China, Cook's outlook on innovation, what's next for iPhone, the Apple Watch, growth of Apple services and whether there are any potential acquisitions coming, among others."
Dev hacks Windows 95 onto Apple Watch
A developer has created a YouTube video that shows off a working version of Windows 95 running (very slowly) on an Apple Watch. Creator Nick Lee says that the OS takes about an hour to boot on the Watch because it is running in emulation rather than natively. While the project has no practical value, it does demonstrate how powerful mobile devices are in comparison to computers from the beginning of this century, as well as illustrating how far computing has come in the last 15 years -- long before smartphones, tablets, the cloud, and many more innovations that have come about since. http://bit.ly/1Y3AS85
WhatsApp working on Mac desktop app?
Allegedly-leaked information from a WhatsApp beta enthusiast account on Twitter appears to suggest that the messaging service and app maker may be developing native Mac and Windows versions, allowing users who sign up with the service to text each other all over the world using either Wi-Fi or cellular data. The source of the documents is in question, but it would not be unusual for the service to expand onto Mac and Windows desktops. WhatsApp is currently available for iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Nokia, Symbian, and Windows Phone. http://bit.ly/1Ura0zN
Drake's Views an iTunes, Music exclusive
Drake's new album Views (formerly known as Views from the 6) has debuted on iTunes and Apple Music as an exclusive in the first week of its release. The singles Once Dance and Pop Style, however, are available elsewhere in the interim. Securing exclusives from leading artists has been a key strategy that Apple has adopted in trying to attract users to its services. Most notably, Taylor Swift's hugely popular 1989remains unavailable to users of competing services like Spotify or Tidal. http://apple.co/1NLwsSH
TSMC chip sales to Apple jump $2B in 2015
Apple A9 and A9X chip supplier TSMC saw sales to Apple jump $2 billion in 2015. TSMC's fabrication partnership with Apple on the A-series processor helped drive its revenue to $26.4 billion, up six percent over the previous year, although its dependence on Apple's chip orders meant that without its business, TSMC's revenue would have actually declined by two percent. The Taiwan-based chip maker is currently sharing Apple's A9-series chip supplies with Samsung, although is rumored to be gaining all Apple's orders for the next-generation Apple A10 chips. http://bit.ly/24tCE6e