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]
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Cirrus creates Lightning-headphone dev kit
Apple supplier Cirrus Logic has introduced a MFi-compliant new development kit for companies interested in using Cirrus' chips to create Lightning-based headphones, which -- regardless of whether rumors about Apple dropping the analog headphone jack in its iPhone this fall -- can offer advantages to music-loving iOS device users. The kit mentions some of the advantages of an all-digital headset or headphone connector, including higher-bitrate support, a more customizable experience, and support for power and data transfer into headphone hardware. Several companies already make Lightning headphones, and Apple has supported the concept since June 2014. http://bit.ly/29giiZj
Apple Store app offers Procreate Pocket
The Apple Store app for iPhone, which periodically rewards users with free app gifts, is now offering the iPhone "Pocket" version of drawing app Procreate for those who have the free Apple Store app until July 28. Users who have redeemed the offer by navigating to the "Stores" tab of the app and swiping past the "iPhone Upgrade Program" banner to the "Procreate" banner have noted that only the limited Pocket (iPhone) version of the app is available free, even if the Apple Store app is installed and the offer redeemed on an iPad. The Pocket version currently sells for $3 on the iOS App Store. [32.4MB]
Porsche adds CarPlay to 2017 Panamera
Porsche has added a fifth model of vehicle to its CarPlay-supported lineup, announcing that the 2017 Panamera -- which will arrive in the US in January -- will include Apple's infotainment technology, and be seen on a giant 12.3-inch touchscreen as part of an all-new Porsche Communication Management system. The luxury sedan starts at $99,900 for the 4S model, and scales up to the Panamera Turbo, which sells for $146,900. Other vehicles that currently support CarPlay include the 2016 911 and the 2017 models of Macan, 718 Boxster, and 718 Cayman. The company did not mention support for Google's corresponding Android Auto in its announcement. http://bit.ly/295ZQ94
Apple employees testing wheelchair features
New features included in the forthcoming watchOS 3 are being tested by Apple retail store employees, including a new activity-tracking feature that has been designed with wheelchair users in mind. The move is slightly unusual in that, while retail employees have previously been used to test pre-release versions of OS X and iOS, this marks the first time they've been included in the otherwise developer-only watchOS betas. The company is said to have gone to great lengths to modify the activity tracker for wheelchair users, including changing the "time to stand" notification to "time to roll" and including two wheelchair-centric workout apps. http://bit.ly/2955JDa
SanDisk reveals two 256GB microSDXC cards
SanDisk has introduced two 256GB microSDXC cards. Arriving in August for $150, the Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Premium Edition card offers transfer speeds of up to 95MB/s for reading data. The Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card can read at a fast 100MB/s and write at up to 90MB/s, and will be shipping sometime in the fourth quarter for $200. http://bit.ly/294Q1If
Apple's third-quarter results due July 26
Apple has advised it will be issuing its third-quarter results on July 26, with a conference call to answer investor and analyst queries about the earnings set to take place later that day. The stream of the call will go live at 2pm PT (5pm ET) via Apple's investor site, with the results themselves expected to be released roughly 30 minutes before the call commences. Apple's guidance for the quarter put revenue at between $41 billion and $43 billion. http://apple.co/1oi1Pbm
Twitter stickers slowly roll out to users
Twitter has introduced "stickers," allowing users to add extra graphical elements to their photos before uploading them to the micro-blogging service. A library of hundreds of accessories, props, and emoji will be available to use as stickers, which can be resized, rotated, and placed anywhere on the photograph. Images with stickers will also become searchable with viewers able to select a sticker to see how others use the same graphic in their own posts. Twitter advises stickers will be rolling out to users over the next few weeks, and will work on both the mobile apps and through the browser. http://bit.ly/29bbwUE