The second annual Digital Art Gallery in Louisville, Kentucky, which will feature art created solely on the Macintosh platform, will take place at the Oxmoor Center from August 23rd - August 31st. There will be free public admission during shopping hours. Apple is a co-sponsor of the event, alongside Microsoft and Lexmark.
The 1394 Trade Association, which manages the Apple-invented FireWire standard, has named James Snider as its new executive director. Snider joins the Trade Association from Texas Instruments, Inc., to assume a newly created position. \"I am confident that 1394 (FireWire) will soon be available on most notebooks and home PCs, in addition to digital A/V products,\" Snider said.
CNET has posted a detailed report about the history of the personal computer, including choronicles regarding Apple, IBM, Microsoft, and other key players in the late 70s and early 80s. The report includes an article dubbed \"Apple\'s lead evaporates\" discussing the company\'s refusal to license and other issues.
osx.macnn.com notes a potentially serious incompatibility between current (private) OS X 10.1 builds and currently circulating theme files that could result in system corruption as well as a report on an updated Griffin iMate OS X 1.0b5 driver.
Salon.com has received a $2.5 million cash infusion from former Adobe CEO John Warnock. The online magazine announced it had lost $5.5 million in the last reported fiscal quarter due to declining ad sales. Apple was one of the initial investors in Salon.com.
A note from Apple engineering staff to the QuickTime VR mailing list says that \"IE 5.5 SP2 [for Windows] will not use the QuickTime plug-in no matter what you do. Microsoft has disabled all \'Netscape style\' plug-ins, there is nothing you can do. Look for information from us about how work around this problem in the near future.\" [emphasis removed]
Registration is now open for PalmSource 2001, Palm Inc\'s fifth annual worldwide developers conference. The conference will take place Oct. 23-26 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, Calif. Participants may register now at http://www.palmsource.com.
unmarked software has released textSOAP 3.0, which brings native OS X support to the popular internet text cleaning uility. It offers system-wide integration under OS X, printing support, scriptability via AppleScript, customization of \"cleaner\" lists, and a new auto update feature as well as interface improvements and new cleaners. The $20 system utility is available as a $10 upgrade to existing users.
Colin Cornaby notes that the upcoming OS X 10.1 is incompatible with currently circulating OS X Themes and may cause serious problems for users attempting to use themes: \"Apple has changed the architecture of the .rsrc file holding vital theme components in Mac OS 10.1. This renders current themes incompatible with Mac OS 10.1 because current themes meant for Mac OS 10.0.X use a older, incompatible architecture. Using older themes with 10.1 can result in corruption of the system, and failure to boot. This problem occurs with both XMorph and MetaMorphX. A patch will be issued around the release of 10.1 to update the Aqua theme to be compatible. People should contact the developers of themes they use for plans on making themes 10.1 compatible.\"
Early morning tech news: High speed internet access grew 158 percent in 2000 to nearly 7.1 million homes, according to an FCC report; the estimated costs of the PC-worm Code Red II is more than $2 billion; Iomega is cutting 1,250 jobs and taking a restructuring charge of up to $65 million next quarter in a move to achieve profitability.
TitleTrack Jukebox 2.3, a free update to the $290 application for controlling Sony\'s line of music CD changers, adds support for MP3 and other sound files.
Walter S. Mossberg recommends the new iBook over the Titanium PowerBook G4, saying that the \"iBook is the best home or college laptop I\'ve ever seen, and that includes all of the Windows machines.\"
mPeople 2.0, a new personal contact manager, includes a new database engine and adds an option to add pictures to the contact file, search functions, more custom fields, and support for unlimited files.
Griffin Technology has posted a new beta version of the OS X driver for its popular iMate USB to ADB adapter, iMate OS X 1.0b5. Version 1.0b5 improves performance and reliability of the drive and offers support for up to 15 connected ADB devices under OS X.
Maxum\'s server monitoring application PageSentry 4.0 is now available as an OS X native application. Version 4.0 also adds better reporting features, improved Sentry/Notifier/Group management, and the ability to suspend testing at specific times of the day or day of the week. The entry-level \"one-site\" license is now $95, while the ISP version is $595. [form]
America Online and MSN are among the worst-rated ISPs according to a Consumer Reports survey to be published in an upcoming issue. The survey gave \"high marks\" to AT&T WorldNet, BellSouth and EarthLink, Apple\'s ISP partner, for overall satisfaction.
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Apple employees testing wheelchair features
New features included in the forthcoming watchOS 3 are being tested by Apple retail store employees, including a new activity-tracking feature that has been designed with wheelchair users in mind. The move is slightly unusual in that, while retail employees have previously been used to test pre-release versions of OS X and iOS, this marks the first time they've been included in the otherwise developer-only watchOS betas. The company is said to have gone to great lengths to modify the activity tracker for wheelchair users, including changing the "time to stand" notification to "time to roll" and including two wheelchair-centric workout apps. http://bit.ly/2955JDa
SanDisk reveals two 256GB microSDXC cards
SanDisk has introduced two 256GB microSDXC cards. Arriving in August for $150, the Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Premium Edition card offers transfer speeds of up to 95MB/s for reading data. The Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card can read at a fast 100MB/s and write at up to 90MB/s, and will be shipping sometime in the fourth quarter for $200. http://bit.ly/294Q1If
Apple's third-quarter results due July 26
Apple has advised it will be issuing its third-quarter results on July 26, with a conference call to answer investor and analyst queries about the earnings set to take place later that day. The stream of the call will go live at 2pm PT (5pm ET) via Apple's investor site, with the results themselves expected to be released roughly 30 minutes before the call commences. Apple's guidance for the quarter put revenue at between $41 billion and $43 billion. http://apple.co/1oi1Pbm
Twitter stickers slowly roll out to users
Twitter has introduced "stickers," allowing users to add extra graphical elements to their photos before uploading them to the micro-blogging service. A library of hundreds of accessories, props, and emoji will be available to use as stickers, which can be resized, rotated, and placed anywhere on the photograph. Images with stickers will also become searchable with viewers able to select a sticker to see how others use the same graphic in their own posts. Twitter advises stickers will be rolling out to users over the next few weeks, and will work on both the mobile apps and through the browser. http://bit.ly/29bbwUE
French show carries on with iPhones
Following a prolonged power loss in a French TV studio, the crew was able to use a combination of limited studio lighting and a number of iPhones to continue taping the Saturday episode of talk show On n'est pas couché ("We're Still Awake"), using the resulting footage in the first edited episode. The Plus-model iPhones used for the impromptu shoot completion were either iPhone 6 Plusses (which shoot in 1080p) or 6s Plus models (which can shoot in 4K). The decision to use the iPhones to complete the show was made after a power outage at France 2's studio stretched to more than three hours. http://bit.ly/299wqDt
Scrivener for iOS to arrive in late July
For some long-time Scrivener users, to quote Paul Simon, "these are the days of miracle and wonders." As it marks its 10th anniversary in business, developer Keith Blount has announced that the long-awaited iOS version of his creative-writing tool Scrivener is to be submitted to the App Store, following strong praise from beta-testers. The program, expected in late July, will sell for $20 and work with both the iPad and iPhone. When we interviewed Blount last January, he added that Scrivener 3 for Mac would follow along shorty afterwards. http://bit.ly/2901XLE
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