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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WhatsApp now handles over 100M calls daily
WhatsApp is celebrating that it is being used for over 100 million calls every day. In a brief notice, the Facebook-owned messaging platform advises the voice-calling feature it rolled out to its users last year now deals with an average of over 1,100 calls initiated per second. Earlier this year, it increased the security of its calls and other messages, by introducing end-to-end encryption on all platforms. http://bit.ly/292HqCX
Adele's '25' album now streaming
Recording artist Adele has "pulled a Kanye" after saying that her current album "25" would not be available for streaming. The seven-month-old record, which has yielded a number of hit singles, is now available for streaming on all the major streaming services, such as Apple Music and Spotify, as of today in most major markets, with worldwide distribution to come. Reportedly, the singer had demanded streaming be limited to paid subscribers -- a condition that has hurt some streamers with artists, who aren't paid royalties for free or trial listens . Apple pays performers its normal royalty rates during its free trial, avoiding the issue -- and having repeated success in both signing up exclusives and placing those exclusives into the top of the charts. http://ti.me/28U7NOu
SanDisk iXpand case has battery, storage
A new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s case from SanDisk appears to be the "holy grail" of accessories: a stylish and protective case that offers both extra storage as well as the option of extra battery power as well. The iXpand Memory case offers either 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB of additional storage incorporated into the case, and an optional add-on battery pack (sold separately) adds up to an extra day or more of charge. Through the associated iXpand app, camera photos and videos can be automatically stored on the extra storage, optionally password-protected, The cost for the case is (in order of storage capacity) $60, $100, and $130. The battery pack's release data has not yet been announced, but the add-on should retail for an additional $30. http://bit.ly/291epHu
Fifth Hong Kong store to open June 30
The 46th official Apple store in what the company calls the "Greater China" region will open at 10AM local time in Hong Kong's New Town Plaza in the Sha Tin district on Thursday, June 30, according to a new page on Apple's retail website. Despite slowing growth due to economic turmoil in China, the country is still Apple's fastest-growing market. The new story will be the fifth for Hong Kong, a lucrative market for Apple thanks to the high concentration of wealth there and a thriving "gray" market. Normal store hours for the new store will be 10AM to 10PM every day. http://apple.co/291diaT
Apple Music bug bites very short songs
There appears to be a reproducible bug in the current version of iTunes -- version 12.4.1, running on OS X 10.11.5, both the current non-beta versions of the respective software -- that causes a streamed song to become "stuck" in endless buffering if the streamed item just before this happened was 60 seconds or less in length. The problem appears to stem from code in iTunes that signals the next track to start downloading one minute before the currently-playing track is done, and thus songs shorter than one minute don't trigger the download. Locally-stored music is unaffected by the bug, and the problem does not appear to exist in either the macOS Sierra developer beta or versions of iTunes earlier than 12.4, and does not affect the iOS Music app at all. http://bit.ly/291cN0l
Walmart Pay expands to 15 states
Walmart, one of the key progenitors of the failed CurrentC mobile payment system that was distinguished from Apple Pay by its ability to collect and share customer financial and buying data among its participants, has expanded the soft rollout of its alternative solution "Walmart Pay" to an additional 15 US states following a pilot program in Arkansas and Texas last month. Walmart continues to resist adding Apple Pay. The system, built into the Walmart app for iOS and Android, works with a complicated system of the camera scanning a purchase code at the register, then generating a QR code which is then scanned by the register. The system is available now in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington, DC. http://apple.co/28SqZfu
Amazon refreshes entry-level Kindle
Amazon has added a new Kindle to its ebook reader range, one that is thinner and lighter than the previous entry-level model. Offering a six-inch 167-dpi touchscreen display, a doubled 4GB of storage, and an option for a white casing, the new model also adds in the ability to export highlights and notes to an email account as a PDF. Two versions of the all-new Kindle are available, priced at $80 including "Special Offers" and $100 without. http://amzn.to/28Q4c3R