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Review: Snapz Pro X
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.
Review: Snapz Pro 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.
Apple wins against Imatec in lawsuit
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 introduces Optura100 MC DV Cam
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 updated to 2.5b4
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]
iOrganizer 1.6 gets event support
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]
Apple France Q2 results not so rosy
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 fixes AOL bug
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 may show up in desktops
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: Microsoft, Handhelds, Dell
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.
Tiny closes stores as Apple opens them
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 discounts colorful Apolla speakers
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 to publish Shadowbane in 2002
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 releases QuickTime 5.0.2 International
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 offers UI enhancements
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.
VueScan for Mac to live on
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 released
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]
Script Console consolidates AppleScripts
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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