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Trade Assist 2.2.7: Real-time quotes, more

07/17, 8:10pm

Trade Assist 2.2.7: Real-time quotes, more

Trade Assist 2.2.7, a $25 investor program offering free real-time quotes, ticker, tracking lists and custom alerts, has been released. Version 2.2.7 adds speed improvements as well as several bug fixes.

Lone Wolf releases free Visual Network OS 1.0

07/17, 8:05pm

Lone Wolf releases free Visual Network OS 1.0

Lone Wolf Technologies is releasing a free version of its Visual Network Operating System (VNOS) 1.0 to the first 2,000 Mac users that download it. VNOS is a software platform that allows the simple creation of visual, intent-oriented applications on a Macintosh to monitor, manage, control or interoperate any networkable devices. Applications for VNOS include the control of complex home theater systems, e-commerce systems and web servers, heating and air conditioning systems, X-10 lighting systems, and stock trading systems. The company is also accepting pre-registrations for a Mac OS X version, which is expected to be released later this summer.

Tenon updates iTools, XTools

07/17, 6:40pm

Tenon updates iTools, XTools

Tenon has made two significant Mac OS X software introductions one day prior to Macworld exhibition. Xtools 1.0.4 is a free update to their X Window Server for Mac OS X with more ease-of-use via keychain support for secure shells, and support of 8-bit applications and enhanced rootless display. iTools 6.1 is an upcoming release which will include an Aqua GUI that enables webmasters to set up and configure Apache directly on Apple's Aqua desktop with Mac OS X Server 10.0.

Macworld 2001 Photo Gallery 2

07/17, 6:25pm

Macworld 2001 Photo Gallery 2

We've published another pre-expo photo gallery showing preparation for Macworld 2001 inside and around the Jacob K Javits Center.

Details on Mac OS X 10.1

07/17, 6:25pm

Details on Mac OS X 10.1

Whether Mac OS X 10.1, the much anticipated update to Apple's modern operating system, will debut during Steve Jobs' keynote address tomorrow remains to be seen. However, MacNN has been able to gather information from sources regarding new features and improvements in the significant update.

Steve Jobs to appear on CNBC Power Lunch

07/17, 6:00pm

Steve Jobs to appear on CNBC Power Lunch

MacNN reader Michael M. reports that Apple CEO Steve Jobs will appear on CNBC's Power Lunch program tomorrow after completing his keynote address. Power Lunch airs at 12 PM, and is hosted by Bill Griffeth. Representatives from CNBC were unable to confirm Steve Jobs' scheduled appearance on tomorrow's broadcast, but the network maintains a daily guest list, including guests for its Power Lunch program, which should be available tomorrow. MacNN confirmed late yesterday that Steve Jobs will be appearing on CNN's MoneyLine with Lou Dobbs tomorrow.

QiPo 1.1.3: shareware Quick preview utility

07/17, 5:55pm

QiPo 1.1.3: shareware Quick preview utility

QiPo 1.13 improves memory handling and fixes HTML generation issues in the shareware utility that generates generates previews from QuickTime movies.

Nortel Networks working on Mac VPN Client

07/17, 5:40pm

Nortel Networks working on Mac VPN Client

Nortel Networks has announced that it is also expanding its offering of Contivity VPN Clients to include a client for Mac.

MWNY: MovieWorks 5.1 for OS X previewed

07/17, 5:20pm

MWNY: MovieWorks 5.1 for OS X previewed

Interactive Solutions is previewing MovieWorks Deluxe 5.1 for OS X at Macworld Expo, which offers a "simple-to-use video, sound, animation, paint, and image editing tools, enhanced by a powerful time-based, object-oriented sequencing and authoring program." Five included production applications support incorporation of analog (AV) or digital (DV) video, photos, graphics, animations, 3D, narration, MIDI, MP3, CD music, text and titling, and even Virtual Reality (VR) movies into multimedia productions. The final version is due at the end of August for $150 and will be a free update to registered users.

Netopia bringing product line to OS X

07/17, 5:15pm

Netopia bringing product line to OS X

Netopia plans to demonstrate a more fully developed version of its OS X-compliant Timbuktu Pro (which can now handle multi-gigabyte transfers smoothly), and for the first time show off a carbonized flavor of netOctopus at the Macworld Expo in New York. We've posted a pre-show report detailing the company's plans.

Netopia bringing full line to OS X

07/17, 5:15pm

Netopia bringing full line to OS X

Netopia plans to demonstrate a more fully developed version of its OS X-compliant Timbuktu Pro (which can now handle multi-gigabyte transfers smoothly), and for the first time show off a carbonized flavor of netOctopus at the Macworld Expo in New York. We've posted a pre-show report detailing the company's plans.

Apple\'s stock gains onearnings anticipation

07/17, 4:50pm

Apple\'s stock gains onearnings anticipation

On anticipation of its third quarter earnings statement, Apple's stock rose 1.14 points to close at $25.10 before the close of the market, representing a gain of 4.76 percent. Volume was relatively heavy with 10,405,000 shares changing hands. Immediately after hours, shares slid sharply, and are now hovering around $22.50 per share.

Apple announces profit of $61 million

07/17, 4:20pm

Apple announces profit of $61 million

Apple today announced a profit of $61 million or $.17 per share on revenues of $1.475 billion for the fiscal third quarter. The earnings include a $7 million favorable after-tax impact resulting from net equity investment gains, which were offset by an after-tax charge of $7 million Gross margin averaged 29.4 percent across product lines. These numbers compare to a net profit of $200 million, or $.55 per diluted share, achieved in the year ago quarter. Meanwhile, both revenues and unit sales were down 19 percent from the year-ago quarter. While Apple missed consensus estimates for revenue of $1.6 billion, CFO Fred Anderson says the company is "targeting a slight sequential increase in revenues and earnings per share in the September quarter.'' Apple says it shipped 827,000 Macs during the quarter, compared to 1.02 million in the year-ago quarter.

Checkpoint developing full Mac VPN client

07/17, 4:10pm

Checkpoint developing full Mac VPN client

MacNN has learned that Checkpoint is completing the first Mac version of its SecuRemote client, which will allow Mac users to log into Checkpoint's Firewall for VPN connections with a native application. In the past other software has been partially compatible but typically limited connections to Site-Site VPN tunnel rather than a Client-Site VPN tunnel: "This version of the software is being developed by a third party software company for Checkpoint. Checkpoint assures that it will be developing it's [sic] own version of the software for Macintosh and should have it released by the end of the year." However, the company has not formally committed to an OS X version yet.

BoardRoom 2.0: instant messaging for FMPro

07/17, 4:00pm

BoardRoom 2.0: instant messaging for FMPro

The BoardRoom 2.0 adds instant messaging to FileMaker Pro with the ability to send, receive, broadcast, edit, and retrieve old messages. It offers audio and visual notification of incoming messages, quoted text in replies, automated time stamping of all deliveries and receipts, and broadcast messaging. A SDK is also available.

Converter 1.0: shareware conversion util

07/17, 3:50pm

Converter 1.0: shareware conversion util

Pixits has released Converter 1.0 adds a help system and a unit conversion table to the $10 unit conversion application that supports Area, Energy, Force, Length, Mass, Power, Pressure, Radiation, Temperature, Time, Velocity, Volume conversions.

Xfree86 4.1 test relase adds rootless support

07/17, 3:49pm

Xfree86 4.1 test relase adds rootless support

A test release of Xfree86 4.1 adding rootless support has been released. The release is a binary patch to Xfree86 4.1 which was built from the project CVS tree as of July 15, and the release contains all the Xfree86 4.1 features including Render support, as well as all the features of hte previous XAqua 0.6. Torrey Lyons, the XonX project leader, has mentioned that "all users who are using the previous rootless version should update to this release unles they need SHAPE support."

SiteToolkit 1.6, FinalWord 2.1 released

07/17, 3:00pm

SiteToolkit 1.6, FinalWord 2.1 released

PineHill Products has released SiteToolkit 1.6, a new version of its $16 suite of Web site tools. Version 1.6 adds Mac OS X compatibility, two new search engines and a new interface. In addition, the company has released FinalWord 2.1, a new version of its $16 text editor that adds improved Mac OS X compatibility, zoom window and several bug fixes. PineHill is offering special Macworld pricing of $53 for its PineHill Products Bundle.

Old NeXT brochure scanned, published

07/17, 2:40pm

Old NeXT brochure scanned, published

Wes Clayton has scanned and published a 28-page NeXT Brochure from the early 1990's that illustrates some of the "blatant similarities" between the NeXT operating system and Mac OS X.

ZipIt 2.0 offers Mac OS X compatibility

07/17, 2:30pm

ZipIt 2.0 offers Mac OS X compatibility

ZipIt 2.0 is a new version of the $20 program for the Mac that zips and unzips archives in a format fully compatible with PKZip and zip implementations on other systems. Features include Classic and Mac OS X compatibility, full support for Macintosh files, self-extracting archives, folder structure support, extension mapping, encrypting, segmenting and AppleEvent and AppleScript support.

Men & Mice identifies QuickDNS/OS X DNS bug

07/17, 2:25pm

Men & Mice identifies QuickDNS/OS X DNS bug

Men & Mice has identified a bug with lookups of upper-case domain names under Mac OS X when querying a QuickDNS server. First believed to be a system-wide bug in Mac OS X, Men & Mice has determined that the bug is caused by violations of RFC guidelines in both its product, QuickDNS, and Mac OS X. Both guidelines had to be broken in order for the bug to appear. The company is working on an update, QuickDNS 3.5.1, which should be available in a few weeks.

Toshiba develops 5GB Type II PCMCIA card

07/17, 2:15pm

Toshiba develops 5GB Type II PCMCIA card

Toshiba has announced that it has developed a Type II PCMCIA card with a storage capacity of 5 gigabytes (GB), according to CNN.com. The card, which will go on sale in Japan on Thursday for approximately 50,000 yen ($400 US), functions like a hard drive and features a rotational speed of 3,990 rpm and a data transfer rate of 5.2 MB per second.

c|net: Windows XP, OS X users square off

07/17, 2:05pm

c|net: Windows XP, OS X users square off

c|net lets a beta tester of Microsoft's Windows XP and an expert user of Apple's Mac OS X square off in a video report that shows the pair arguing over why they think each operating system is the better choice for users. MacNN reader Jared B. notes, "The windows guy uses the same old tired 'Apple is behind' arguments from eight years ago....makes you laugh. All the while the Mac OS X user makes informed statements about why OS X is the better choice."

MWNY: Special DVI to ADC Converter pricing

07/17, 1:30pm

MWNY: Special DVI to ADC Converter pricing

Gefen is offering special Macworld pricing of $200 on its ex-tend-it DVI to ADC Conversion Box, which lets users connect an Apple flat-panel display to a DVI-equipped computer and extends the display up to 25 feet from the computer. The package includes the conversion box, 6-foot USB cable, 6-foot DVI cable and Apple power supply.

Apple to begin free printer promo tomorrow

07/17, 1:00pm

Apple to begin free printer promo tomorrow

MacNN has learned that Apple plans to begin a promotion for a free Lexmark Z22 or Z23 printer with the purchase of any Mac. Effective from July 18th to October 14th, the offer will also include a $100 rebate for each of the following products that customers purchase along with their Mac: Canon ZR20 or ZR25 MC camcorder, HP315 digital camera, Handspring Visor Edge, or Rio 600 MP3 Player. If all four products are purchased with the Mac, the customer will receive a $480 rebate from Apple.

Architosh: Mac 3D studio Luminetik profiled

07/17, 12:55pm

Architosh: Mac 3D studio Luminetik profiled

Architosh reports on Mac 3D studio Luminetik, the possibilities for Apple announcements at Macworld Expo New York, and predictions for announcements during tomorrow's opening Macworld keynote.

Jeopardy 2, Wheel 2, Beach Head 2002 for Mac

07/17, 12:45pm

Jeopardy 2, Wheel 2, Beach Head 2002 for Mac

In addition to its announcement of Duke Nukem Forever, MacSoft has announced two family entertainment titles for the Mac—Jeopardy Second Edition and Wheel of Fortune Second Edition—as well as Beach Head 2002. The company will be displaying Tropico, Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption, Fly! II, Pong, Centipede, Q*bert and Breakout at this week's Macworld Conference & Expo New York.

\"Not-at-the-show\" pricing on BBEdit 6.1

07/17, 12:20pm

\"Not-at-the-show\" pricing on BBEdit 6.1

Bare Bones Software has begun a "Not-at-the-Show" special offer: users can purchase its award-winning HTML and text editor, BBEdit 6.1 for Classic and Mac OS X, for $80 from July 17 through July 20 and receive a free "It Doesn't Suck" t-shirt. Registered owners of BBEdit 2.5 and later can upgrade to BBEdit 6.1 for $40 and will also receive a free t-shirt during the offer.

Duke Nukem Forever joins MacSoft lineup

07/17, 12:15pm

Duke Nukem Forever joins MacSoft lineup

Duke Nukem Forever, the highly anticipated 3D action game that has been in development for more than four years, has joined MacSoft's 2001-2002 lineup of games coming to the Mac. The follow-up to its highly successful predecessor, Duke Nukem 3D, Duke Nukem Forever will take advantage of an enhanced version of the Unreal engine and feature a former nemesis, Dr. Proton, who's mission is to dominate the world. A release date for the title has not yet been set.

MacSoft ships first OS X game, Tropico

07/17, 12:05pm

MacSoft ships first OS X game, Tropico

MacSoft has announced the release of its first Classic- and Mac OS X-compatible game, Tropico, a building-oriented strategy game. Developed by Railroad Tycoon II creator PopTop Software, Tropico lets players take on the role of a newly installed dictator of a remote Caribbean island and are challenged to build a path of progress for a nation mired in poverty, civil unrest and infighting. The game is available now for $40 and will be on display at this week's Macworld Expo New York.

Escape Velocity: Nova enters beta testing

07/17, 11:55am

Escape Velocity: Nova enters beta testing

Micah L. notes that Ambrosia Software's upcoming "threequel" space strategy game, Escape Velocity: Nova, has entered the beta testing stage and distributed to a group of private beta testers. The game will ship Carbonized with support for both Classic and Mac OS X.

Troi Activator 1.3: FMPro script trigger

07/17, 11:45am

Troi Activator 1.3: FMPro script trigger

Troi Activator Plug-in 1.3 adds OS X compatibility and FMPro 5.5 compatibility, non-specific event scheduling, and runtime mode compatibility to the FileMaker plugin for remotely triggering scripts, scheduling scripts, and field validation.

Half Keyboard x2 due in October for Mac

07/17, 11:35am

Half Keyboard x2 due in October for Mac

Matias has introduced its Half Keyboard x2 for the Mac, a full-function standard desktop keyboard, with two embedded Half Keyboards (one for each hand) that allow fast one-handed touch typing. The $100 keyboard, due in October, can be used from text editing to desktop publishing and CAD, to high performance gaming.

Jobs keynote available via TechTV.com

07/17, 11:25am

Jobs keynote available via TechTV.com

Tech TV announced that it would transmit the satellite feed of Steve Job's keynote (live) tomorrow morning. Apple also has a list of various keynote satellite downlink locations around the US (as well as several unlisted locations: University of Minnesota's Murphy Hall, Southern Illinois University's WSIU Television Studio B in the Communications Building, Middle Tennessee State University's Keathley University Center Theater, Ohio State University's campus cable system on Channel 17 and University of Wisconsin - Madison). As noted previously, it will be available in the US and Europe via satellite, in the UK, QuickTime Webcast, and at the Apple Stores.)

Who\'s There? 1.1b1 for OS X announced

07/17, 11:15am

Who\'s There? 1.1b1 for OS X announced

Who's There? Firewall Advisor 1.1b1, now available for OS X, provides analysis and advice about various Internet and security issues, offering logging of all access attempts (with an included security risk level assessment), database of information on types of attacks, and integration with DoorStop, Norton Personal Firewall, and IPNetSentry. [currently only available to registered users; "public beta" coming ]

QPS to showcase new products at Expo

07/17, 11:05am

QPS to showcase new products at Expo

QPS this week is expected to showcase its new-concept Que! 007, its stand-alone, battery-operated, pushbutton-operated CD Burner/DVD-ROM that supports PCMCIA devices. The company says it also expects to introduce other peripherals, including new RAID hard drives, DVD-R Burners, Que! Fire 24X10X40 CDRW, Super Disk 240, and Que! Dual FireWire drives.

Mac Internet Security book by Peachpit Press

07/17, 11:05am

Mac Internet Security book by Peachpit Press

Open Door Networks announced a new book about Macintosh Internet security, "Internet Security for Your Macintosh." The $20 book is published by Peachpit Press and includes sections on general security priciples, securing Mac OS X, Internet security, and AirPort networks. (Excerpts and TOC available online.)

ColorWeb Pro 2.0b: RGB for Pantone colors

07/17, 10:55am

ColorWeb Pro 2.0b: RGB for Pantone colors

Pantone has released a beta version of PANTONE ColorWeb Pro 2.0b, which provides RGB values for the Pantone Matching System (PMS) under OS X. The full version is due in fall 2001 and will include support for the entire 1,114 PMS Colors.

Java-based software replication package

07/17, 10:50am

Java-based software replication package

Diasoft Corp has announced Mac compatibility for FileReplicationPro, its Java-based software package that provides fast, compact, secure TCP/IP based file replication. The OS X-compatible application automatically schedules backups of multiple servers, offers real-time replication from multiple to multiple cross platform servers, ecrypted transfers, and differential file backup and compression alogorithms.

Tomb Raider: Trilogy shipping for Mac

07/17, 10:10am

Tomb Raider: Trilogy shipping for Mac

Aspyr Media is now shipping Tomb Raider: The Trilogy for the Macintosh, a compilation of the first six Tomb Raider games released (Tomb Raider, Tomb Raider II, Tomb Raider III and all the gold versions of the first three games), including The Lost Artifact, a new release for the Mac. The $30 Trilogy also features new high-resolution movies for Tomb Raider Gold, an integrated installer for all six games and the latest updates to each game.

GoLive 5 Web design video now available

07/17, 10:10am

GoLive 5 Web design video now available

Total Training's video Training Series for Adobe's GoLive 5 offers 16 hours of video lessons and an accompanying CD-ROM for $250.

iPassConnect 1.8: global Intranet access

07/17, 10:05am

iPassConnect 1.8: global Intranet access

iPassConnect 1.8 is a Mac-compatible version of iPass' client software for connecting to corporate networks via the Internet.

FrontBase introduces new developer program

07/17, 10:00am

FrontBase introduces new developer program

The FrontBase Developer Connection (FDC) is a new developer rewards program, offering frequent-flyer-type points for purchases of FrontBase products and joint marketing promotions. The program is available in both Standard ($3,000) and Professional ($5,000) tiers, which includes options for bundled licenses, support packages, and initially credited points.

Squeeze: VBR compressions for QT 5 on OS X

07/17, 9:45am

Squeeze: VBR compressions for QT 5 on OS X

Sorenson Squeeze is described as "the first" VBR (variable bit rate) compression application for QuickTime 5 on OS X, offering advanced features of Sorenson Video 3 that were previously only available through Media 100's Cleaner.

OmniGroup offers show special on OmniGraffle

07/17, 9:35am

OmniGroup offers show special on OmniGraffle

The Omni Group is offering OmniGraffle, its diagramming and charting application for OS X, at the expo-special price of $60.

OS X: DAVE for OS X (free), Sorenson Squeeze

07/17, 9:30am

OS X: DAVE for OS X (free), Sorenson Squeeze

osx.macnn.com has news of Sorenson's Squeeze VBR compression software, Thursby's free release of DAVE for OS X, FrontBase's new developer program, and Memora's Servio for OS X. (Yesterday it noted QuicKeys X, Maya pre-order/show specials, and many other items.) [updated 10:30 am ET]

FasFile accelerates SCSI performance

07/17, 9:20am

FasFile accelerates SCSI performance

Seek Systems today announced FasFile Xcelerator, which enhances the performance of SCSI-attached Mac storage for Mac OS and OS X platforms "up to 400 percent using intelligent caching alorgithms.

MWNY: Pre-show photo gallery I

07/17, 9:00am

MWNY: Pre-show photo gallery I

We've published a pre-show photo gallery, detailing Apple's local advertising in and around New York City.

Power 25 list rates Mac people influence

07/17, 8:15am

Power 25 list rates Mac people influence

The second annual Power 25 list, distilled from surveys sent in June to industry movers and shakers, says it is "the Macintosh industry's only serious attempt to track the perception of power and influence in the community." Steve Jobs, Avie Tevanian (Apple's senior VP of software engineering), Adam C. Engst (Macintosh author and publisher of TidBITS), Bill Gates, and Jonathan Ive (Apple's VP of design) are in the top 5 respectively.

Memora officially announces Servio for OS X

07/17, 8:15am

Memora officially announces Servio for OS X

Following our brief note earlier this morning, Memora today officially announced it would introduce a software-only version of its Servio Personal Server for OS X, which offer private/public file, music, video, and image sharing across the Internet among PCs and Macs. The $200 application will be available with a $50 "show special" discount through end of the week.

LaCie doubles FireWire data transfer

07/17, 8:05am

LaCie doubles FireWire data transfer

LaCie today announced it has doubled the data transfer rate of its combo PocketDrives, noting that a a new version of its FireWire-to-IDE bridge offers transfers of up to 35 MB/s. The company also introduced a 48GB version of its ultraportable drive. They are now available in 10GB ($250), 20GB ($350), 30GB ($450), and 48GB ($850) capacities after a $30 mail-in rebate and ship with USB and FireWire cables, an international power supply adapter, and Silverlining Pro drive management software.

Rumors: no \'new\' iMacs at Expo

07/17, 7:55am

Rumors: no \'new\' iMacs at Expo

Following similar reports around the Web, the c|net story also contemplates the possibility that the Expo may not bring newly redesigned iMacs, which have been reportedly spotted in Cupertino, but "have not become cheap enough yet for Apple to introduce a sub-$1,000 model that includes a liquid-crystal display."

Apple financials due after market close

07/17, 7:55am

Apple financials due after market close

Apple is offering a QuickTime audio broadcast at 5 pm ET of its conference call discussing Q3 '01 financial results, which are due out after market close today. A consensus of analysts expects Apple to report earnings of 15 cents a share, with one analyst saying that he believes Apple will "post solid results, continuing the rebound (driven) primarily by their portables."

Apple to broadcast financial analyst meeting

07/17, 7:50am

Apple to broadcast financial analyst meeting

Apple tomorrow will also offer an audio webcast of its financial analyst meeting from the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, NY. The live webcast will begin at 11:00am ET and end at approximately 2:30pm ET.

Zoomify client: share, view, edit images

07/17, 7:35am

Zoomify client: share, view, edit images

Zoomify has released a new version of its "Napster for Images" Zoomify client, which adds support for people behind firewalls or NATs to the image streaming technology that can be used to acquire, edit, stream, share and view large images. Pricing for all Web sites is free. (The client can be downloaded at after registering for free.)

Servio: new interactive sharing application

07/17, 7:30am

Servio: new interactive sharing application

Memora's Servio for OS X, due out this week a the Expo for about $200, can be "used to invite others to listen to an MP3 track, view a child's finger painting, or watch an entire 'Star Trek' episode."

Analyst: AAPL may face troubles in financials

07/17, 7:20am

Analyst: AAPL may face troubles in financials

Noting that he has been "consistently wrong" in previous predictions, Todd Heidesch writes: "Elyssa Jaffe of IDEAadvisor has issued an editorial piece covering the all the negative possibilities of Apple's coming financial results. Jaffe believes that Apple's discontinuing of the G4 Cube, 'continued weakness in the iMac line,' and a 'flattened' demand for G4 desktops will outweigh any success in the iBook and Powerbook lines." [audio]

Now Contact 4.02 fixes printing bug in PIM

07/17, 7:05am

Now Contact 4.02 fixes printing bug in PIM

Now Up-to-Date & Contact 4.02 fixes a bug in Power On Software's personal information manager that would cause a -1 error when printing contact lists.

Thursby releases DAVE for OS X for free

07/17, 7:05am

Thursby releases DAVE for OS X for free

Thursby Software has released a free version of DAVE for OS X 10: "We remain optimistic that we will be able to release a commercial version of DAVE for Mac OS X in the near future, but for now we felt that we owed early adopters of Mac OS X an interim solution." (It requires OS X 10.0.4 and no support is yet provided by the company.)

Poll-IT 3.0: FMPro-based surveys

07/17, 7:00am

Poll-IT 3.0: FMPro-based surveys

Poll-IT 3.0 is a final version of the cross-platform FileMaker Pro web polling tool, which allows users to create, publish and tabulate internet-based polls. It includes multi-user support, per-user polls and security with basic authentication, and can handle multiple concurrent polls.

MWNY: EZQuest ships FireWire DVD-RW/CD-RW

07/17, 6:55am

MWNY: EZQuest ships FireWire DVD-RW/CD-RW

EZQuest is now shipping its Boa FireWire DVD-RW/CD-RW drive, which offers the ability to burn DVD-R, DVD-RW, CDR and CD-RW and will read DVD-Video, DVD-ROM and DVD-R as well as CD-ROm, CD-R, CD-Audio, CD-RW, CDI, CD Bridge, CD Extended, CD Mix Mode and Photo CDs. Supported by Apple's DVD Studio Pro v1.1 update, the $1000 external device ships with Toast 5.0.1 for DVD and CD burning and includes one 6' FireWire and one DVD-R disk.

Roundup: Base Stations problems, UMAX drivers

07/17, 12:30am

Roundup: Base Stations problems, UMAX drivers

Yesterday we reported on a problem affecting some AirPort Base Stations. Other reports included a special offer on Maya for Mac OS X, UMAX's development of Mac OS X drivers, Avid's new software releases, a pre-Expo update from Javits, WWDC 2001 conference sessions for ADC members, Adobe's decreasing Mac application revenue, ATI's SmartShader technology, Agere's discontinued support of USB 2.0 in favor of FireWire, Iomega's Zip 100MB VL-Series and new audio products from Griffin. Mac OS X software releases included QuicKeys X Public Beta, Super Get Info 1.0.1 and PhotoControlMac 1.0.0.

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