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Retrospect beta client for OS X Server 10.0
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: revision to open-source browser
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 1.0b3: new beta of client/server app
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.
iCab 2.5.2 supports ECMAScript, URL Mananger
AirPort used in 10km wireless connection
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.
QT update: Sorenson 3.0 for OS X
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.)
OS X: Sorenson 3, Retrospect for OS X Server
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 1984 among favorite TV commercials
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 delays Mac OS X drivers
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."
SMTP Deux 1.0.0b2: 4th Dimension component
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.
Fund manager selects Apple as \"safe pick\"
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."
Starfish Pro 1.0: Desktop pattern generator
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).
Alsyd assumes REALbasic support in France
IPNetSentry 1.1.3 improves security settings
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: preview utility for QT movies
New Mac client for WebShots image archive
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.
MP3 Rage 3.5 in sync with Napster protocols
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.
AirPort-compatible module for Palm m500
Intel has annonced its new Xircom Wireless LAN Module, which brings 802.11b (AirPort) access to the Palm m500 series of handheld computers.
AutoCat 3.02: shareware disk cataloger
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 releases QuickTime 5.0.2 (Classic)
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]
TechTool Pro 3.04 update adds OS X support
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.
Roundup: Microsoft breakup order reversed
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.
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