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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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Invisible wall mount for iPad Pro, mini
Computing hardware mounting company Wall-Smart has announced the availability the new "invisible" wall mount, with models for the iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4 -- all with no bezel. The invisible mount includes Power Over Ethernet to USB, which allows charging while in-wall, and is available for both drywall and solid surfaces such as solid wood panels or partition walls. Prices vary widely by iPad model, and required mounting hardware. http://bit.ly/1SE5jCO
Kingston buys IronKey secure USB tech
Kingston Digital today announced it has acquired the USB technology and assets of IronKey from Imation. In addition to Kingston's acquisition, encryption services leader DataLocker has purchased the IronKey Enterprise Management Services platform which provides centralized management to encrypted USB drives. Kingston and DataLocker claim that there will be no interruption in service provided, or available products as a result of the consolidations. http://bit.ly/1QQk9SZ
View-Master VR device in Apple Store
Apple has started to sell a Google Cardboard-style VR headset modeled on a classic Mattel toy. Initially launched early last year, the View-Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack for $30 is designed to use an iPhone as a display, with a Preview Reel and lever system mimicking the toy's switching between images to take users between different VR apps and scenes. http://bit.ly/1RhJW8y
Apple brings iTunes Movie Trailers app to Canada
After five years, Apple has expanded its iTunes Movie Trailers app for iOS to Canada. As of Saturday, the free app allows movie buffs to see HD movie trailers for new studio and independent features, and explore some other movie-related extras such as photos, behind-the-scenes footage, or clips from upcoming films. Users can save trailers for quick access, read reviews from RottenTomatoes.com within the app, use AirPlay to send them to an Apple TV, share trailers, and peruse the top movie charts. http://apple.co/1UUKtwr
Apple expands CloudKit API, provides web interface
On Friday, Apple notified developers that it was expanding a feature of CloudKit to allow for server-to-server web service requests. "In addition to providing a web interface for users to access the same data as your app, you can now easily read and write to the CloudKit public database from a server-side process or script with a server-to-server key," Apple said in its announcement. Previously, interaction with the CloudKit public database was limited to apps and web only. http://apple.co/20h1RwP
Remote S for Tesla Apple Watch app drives car out
Developer Allen Wong has created the Remote S for Tesla app, which can be used to remotely activate the Model S electric car via an Apple Watch, and drive it a short distance. Aside from providing data about the car and some basic function controls, the unofficial app uses the manufacturer's Summon command to allow the car to turn on, exit the garage, and park near to the user's location. The app is available to purchase from the App Store for $10. http://apple.co/1PprF4t
Seagate 3TB unreliability suit expands
The Seagate 3TB class-action hard drive lawsuit has been expanded to more devices. The expanded suit, filed today, now includes Seagate's Barracuda 3TB Hard Disk Drive, Desktop HDD 3TB, Backup Plus 3TB External Hard Disk Drive, GoFlex 3TB External Hard Disk Drive, or any other Seagate hard drive with model number ST3000DM001. The law firm, Hagens Berman, is seeking information from consumers such as time in service, purchase price, and the nature of any drive received in return from Seagate as a replacement for a failed unit. http://bit.ly/1Pc34Cq