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osx.macnn.com has posted a review of Snapz Pro X, Ambrosia Software\'s new screen capture utility built from the ground up for Mac OS X.
We have posted a review of Snapz Pro X, Ambrosia Software\'s new screen capture utility built from the ground up for Mac OS X.
For the second time, Apple has successfully defended itself against plaintiff\'s accusing the company of using patented technology for ColorSync. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld a lower court\'s decision to throw out Imatec\'s case against Apple.
Canon has introduced the Optura100 MC, a digital camcorder that has a 1.3M megapixel CCD image sensor to capture digital video and digital photos at 1280 X 960 resolution. The new device features a 10x zoom lens plus 200x digital zoom with Optical Image Stabilization; built-in Auto Pop-up Flash; and extended Recording Mode to deliver four hours of video recording on one 80-minute MiniDV videotape. The Canon Optura100 MC will be available in September 2001 at a suggested list price of $1,899, and sports FireWire connectivity.
db Reports 2.5b4 is a cross platform report writing application that allows users to extract, format and print data from one of various data sources. The new release adds three field functions, and resolves a fatal error in the limit dialog box. [Classic, Carbon]
Channel 8 Software has release iOrganizer 1.6, an information manager that includes an address book, a bookmark list, an event calendar, and a download list. The new version adds support for recurring events in the calendar. It can now remind you of events that repeat daily, weekly, monthly or annually. [Classic, Carbon]
MacGeneration reports on a new study detailing Apple\'s share of the market in France for the second quarter of 2001. Apple France sold 28,570 units during the quarter, and market share decreased from 3.7 percent in Q2 2000 to 2.7 percent in Q2 2001. \"The consumer market in France is weak, but the professional market remains strong,\" reports Chris Laporte. Apple is now the 9th ranked computer maker in France.
Earth Browser 1.5.3 is an Earth simulation app that combines a navigated 3 dimensional globe with real-time weather conditions and 5 day forecasts. Live earthquakes, webcam images, volcanoes and current cloud formations are also featured. The new release fixes a connection problem with AOL accounts.
ARM processors, which were once used in Apple\'s Newton PDA, may be making their way into desktop computers. SiS has licensed the ARM7TDMI microprocessor core for use in its product range of integrated chipsets for personal computers that will eventually lead to system-on-a-chip designs. However, products based on ARM processors in desktops won\'t likely show up until the end of next year.
Afternoon tech news: Dell has stopped shipping systems with Linux pre-installed, citing weak demand; An appeals court has rejected Microsoft\'s request for a new trial regarding its anti-trust proceedings; The Wall Street Journal discusses the price war currently waging between makers of handheld devices.
As Apple continues its effort to open 25 retail stores by the end of the year, Tiny Computers will be shutting down its remaining retail stores as it faces a PC market struggling with decreasing sales. Phil Morris, Tiny\'s COO, will be closely watching how Apple performs with its retail initiative but thinks retail outlets could be a money-losing proposition.
PELE Enterprises is selling its remaining colorful Apolla Speakers at discounted prices ranging from $20 to $30. Due to Apple\'s frequent change of colors in its iMac line, the company was forced to discontinue color-coded products and is now looking to sell the remaining inventory. Colors still available include Blueberry, Grape, Lime, and Strawberry.
UbiSoft has announced that it will publish Shadowbane, a new massively multiplayer online role-playing game for Mac and PC, in early 2002. The game was expected to be published by Gathering of Developers, but the publishing deal was broken earlier this year.
Apple has released several International versions of QuickTime 5.0.2, its media technology for the Mac and PC. QuickTime 5 primarily adds support for the Sorenson Video 3 Codec.
Rosetta 1.3 is a small app capable of decoding BinHex, MacBinary, MIME Base64, uuencode files; rejoining binary files; and making some movie file repairs. The new release sports interface enhancements and a new file splitting feature. The Carbonized release is both OS 8/9 and OS X compatible.
After first stating that he would cease development of VueScan for the Mac platform due to a disagreement with a representative from Apple\'s Developer Relations, Ed Hamrick says he will now continue developing his software for Mac OS 8/9 and OS X due to a \"barrage of e-mails\" from Mac users.
CrushFTP 3.0b7 brings event based actions to the shareware FTP server software. With the new functionality,†users can perform searches in the log file as actions are happening, and either generate an email message, perform some file I/O, or kick-ban a user. [Classic, Carbon]
Lithe Integration has introduced Script Console, a new utility that consolidates multiple Applescripts into a singe file (a console). Each script in a console can be independently edited, compiled and run, and Script Console will save the results and the date and run time for each script.
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Apple Music in Taiwan, now up to 113 countries
Apple Music has now added its 113th country, Taiwan, to its expanding list of areas where it offers its paid subscription service. The price in the country will start at NT$150 (about $4.50 US) for an individual subscription, and that now includes (as it does in the rest of the world) the formerly free-but-ad-supported iTunes Radio feature, which as in other countries will be customized somewhat to offer channels of locally-popular music styles. Apple Music is now available in 16 countries and regions -- including China, India, Russia, and Japan -- where Spotify has not yet arrived.
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