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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Trade-up program expands in Europe
Smartphone users in France, Italy, and Spain will have until at least August of this year to trade in old iPhone, Windows Phone, or Android models at Apple Stores, and put the reward towards a new iPhone -- thanks to an expansion of Apple's trade-in program into those countries. The money given for the trade-in must be applied towards a new iPhone on a two-year payment plane, and traders must qualify under a credit check as part of the program. Interested customers can apply for the trade-in at their nearest Apple Store. http://bit.ly/1qPsldD
NBCUniversal adds Bravo, Syfy, E! to Apple TV
NBCUniversal has launched three new apps channels for Apple TV users. Bravo Now, Syfy Now and E! Now brings users access full seasons of current and past episodes of most of NBCUniversal's catalog. The Bravo Now app includes shows like "The Real Housewives of New York Cit," "Below Deck Mediterranean," comedy "Odd Mom Out" and "Top Chef." The Syfy Now app offers up shows like "The Magicians," thriller "12 Monkeys" and the reality show "Face Off." The E! Now app serves up shows like "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "Botched," "#RichKids of Beverly Hills," Caitlyn Jenner's "I Am Cait," and "WAGS." While some content is free, most content requires users to authenticate via their cable satellite or telco TV provider. http://bit.ly/20K4Pea
Apple rolls out Arabic version of Apple.com
Apple has rolled out a new version of its Apple.com website for Arabic language users in the United Arab Emirates. The site utilizes a right-to-left reading format where it has been updated, although the upgrade is still in progress with a number of page links still in the original English language left-to-right format. Of particular note is that the site debuts an all-new custom Arabic font created by the Tarek Atrissi Design agency, giving it a highly contemporary look and feel. The new support for Arabic on its host website follows the introduction of full support for right-to-left languages in iOS 9, and the addition of Arabic support to Siri late last year. http://apple.co/20JHGIM
Adobe previews Photoshop content-aware crop
Adobe has previewed a new 'content-aware crop' feature from the next version of its Photoshop CC. The new feature is similar to its 'content-aware fill' from the current version of Photoshop CC, and potentially saves users time when cropping photos in a way that might otherwise leave blank white space in the frame. Adobe's 'content-aware' tech automatically assesses the blank space and seamlessly fills the blank space with the nearest related content in the space when a photo is expanded or rotated without the need to manually clone that part of the image. The feature allows users to move a horizon by adding more sky or ground, change the aspect ratio by adding content around the edges of the image and fill in the corners of an image when rotated during a crop. Adobe says the feature is coming soon and will be automatically available to Creative Cloud subscribers. http://adobe.ly/20JDFEu
Markzware updates Q2ID for QuarkXPress 12 files
Graphic design file conversion tool maker Markzware has launched a new version of its Q2ID tool. The InDesign plugin enables users to open QuarkXPress files within a new InDesign (INDD) document, without rebuilding the QXP document from scratch -- the new version includes support for QuarkXPress 12 files. Q2ID Subscription members can download the new version as part of their annual plan. A single-user can purchase the plugin for $200, with other licensing options available. http://bit.ly/1Z4dS9t
PopChar X 7.5 arrives
Ergonis Software has released PopChar X 7.5, an improved version of the company's tool for finding and inserting special characters and exploring fonts. PopChar X 7.5 adds support for combined emojis in the Apple Color Emoji font, enhances the "Font Info" view, and adds many further enhancements that improve overall speed and stability. PopChar X 7.5 retails for €30 ($34), and is free for anyone who owns a license for PopChar X 7 or purchased a license for PopChar X 6 on or after March 1, 2014 [4.5MB]
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