MacNN reader Don Laur notes that Apple\'s Developer Connection Web site says August\'s developer CD will include \"a bootable System Software disc containing Mac OS 9.2.\" OS 9.2 is currently only available on the new systems Apple released at the Macworld Expo in New York. The CD will also pack the latest version of MPW, and QuickTime Java 5.0.1 SDKs.
An article in the Chronicle of Higher Education says that despite the popularity of Apple\'s iBook in the education market, the company is still having a hard time overcoming the Wintel presence. \"Dell has put a serious hurt onto everyone else,\" said the director of a college in Florida, whose 2-year schools have partnered with Dell.
Finlay Dobbie has developed HXD for OS X 1.0, a native port of the free Hotline server. It includes a graphical interface and an installer application, and a panel for System Preferences.
osx.macnn.com reports on a new Carbonized release of Ambrosia Software\'s Snapz Pro screen capture utility, a ported Hotline server for Mac OS X, and Edirol\'s development of OS X drivers for its line of audio production tools.
Edirol, a manufacturer of numerous audio production tools, is currently in the process of developing Mac OS X drivers. \"Drivers for all of our Edirol/Roland products are in the final stages of development and on the cusp of release,\" said Catherine Carey, a representative for Edirol.
Ambrosia Software has released Snapz Pro for Mac OS X, the first Carbonized release of the company\'s screen capture utility. Snapz supports saving screen images as .bmp, .pict, .gif, .jpg, .png, .tiff, .pdf, or Photoshop files, and can record the action as a QuickTime movie. The new release takes advantage of OS X with an Aqua interface, long file names, automatic preview icons on image files, and Unicode/international support. It also sports AltiVec optimization.
Microsoft is today shipping the final candidate release of Windows XP, which will compete with Apple\'s revised OS X 10.1 release when it is launched this Fall. However, Microsoft still may have some legal hurdles to overcome before shipping its next-generation operating system.
TechTV has posted a video report discussing Apple\'s speed showdown at last week\'s Macworld Expo in New York. The report pits a G4 733 against a 1.8 GHz P4, and the Mac is still the victor in certain tests.
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Marseilles Apple Store to open May 14
Apple has officially announced its newest retail store in France, which is to open in the southern port city of Marseilles in the Les Terrasses du Port shopping center on May 14 at 10AM local time. It will be the 19th full retail store Apple has opened in the country, or 20th if one includes the Apple Watch-only boutique at Galeries Lafayette in Paris. Apple is said to be planning a new showcase Paris store to be located on the Champs-Élysées. http://apple.co/1pP77vO
Maps adds Flyover, Suggestions locations
Apple has updated Maps to include Spotlight Suggestions for Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, allowing users to search both internally and across the web on both Mac and iOS devices for data in Spotlight. In addition, the company has added Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and Akron, Ohio to the 3D Flyover feature, offering computer-enhanced aerial views of the two areas -- and has activated real-time traffic information for Thailand, which will augment services like reminders to incorporate estimated travel times for appointments, as an example. The company recently added Nearby searches to five countries, and rolled out transit directions for Montreal in Canada and Portland, Oregon. http://apple.co/1Lh1Zel
Verizon gives last offer, issues workers ultimatum
Verizon has offered striking workers its "last, best and final offer" following 10 months of protracted negotiations with union leaders. The latest offer comes on the back of 36,000 Verizon employees taking strike action two weeks ago. The proposal includes a 7.5 percent wage rise, better benefits and voluntary retirement incentive offers. The striking workers, mainly on from its fixed line operations, have claimed that Verizon has outsourced 5,000 jobs to workers overseas and that it has been deliberately hiring low-wage, non-union contractors. Verizon recently posted revenue of $32.2 billion for the March quarter. http://cnnmon.ie/26AmwSv
CarPlay comes to Porsche 718 Cayman
Porsche has revealed that its new 718 Cayman series will be the latest vehicles in its range equipped with support for Apple CarPlay. The new Porsche models joins the recently announced 718 Boxster, the 2017 Macans and the 2016 model of the 911 in offering support for Apple's iOS in the car interface. Both are fitted standard with an eight speaker sound system and the Porsche Communications Management (PCM) system. The entry-level Cayman starts at $53,9000, while the faster S variant starts from $66,300. Although already on sale, the won't reach US dealers until late November. http://prn.to/1Tj1EW7
Macphun offers free Photos filters
Image editing software maker Macphun are offering a free set of up to 30 photo filter effects to extend the range of filter options available to users of Apple's Photos app for OS X, which replaced the previous iPhoto program. The first 15 filters are available after installing the software, and includes filters such as "Ancient Canvas" and "Twilight," while users who sign up for the Macphun newsletter will unlock the other 15 effects. The extension integrates directly into Photos, and include sliders for finer control of the effects and a masking brush. http://bit.ly/1VEgQD6
Snapchat sued over speed filter photo overlay
Accident victims in Spalding County, GA are suing Snapchat, as well as the driver responsible for the accident. The suit alleges that the app's "speed filter," which can post the speed that which a picture was taken, encouraged driver Christal McGee to attempt to reach 100 miles per hour in her car, leading to the accident that caused both Wentworth and Karen Maynard serious injuries. The suit alleges Wentworth Maynard suffered brain damage in the incident. McGee posted a photo of herself in a cervical collar on the way to the hospital, saying that she was "lucky to be alive." Snapchat has not commented on the lawsuit. http://abcn.ws/24nhR49
Pandora bleeding slows, posts $28.9M Q1 loss
Streaming music service Pandora today announced financial results for the first quarter of 2016, posting a loss of $28.9 million, an improvement from the $48.3 million loss it showed in the year-ago-quarter. Total consolidated revenue was $297.3 million, growing 29 percent year-over-year. Total listener hours grew 4 percent to 5.52 billion for the first quarter of 2016, compared to 5.30 billion for the same period of the prior year. Active listeners were 79.4 million at the end of the first quarter of 2016, up compared to 79.2 million for the same period of the prior year. http://pdora.co/1WtxdkW