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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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
Seagate 3TB unreliability suit expands
The Seagate 3TB class-action hard drive lawsuit has been expanded to more devices. The expanded suit, filed today, now includes Seagate's Barracuda 3TB Hard Disk Drive, Desktop HDD 3TB, Backup Plus 3TB External Hard Disk Drive, GoFlex 3TB External Hard Disk Drive, or any other Seagate hard drive with model number ST3000DM001. The law firm, Hagens Berman, is seeking information from consumers such as time in service, purchase price, and the nature of any drive received in return from Seagate as a replacement for a failed unit. http://bit.ly/1Pc34Cq
BlackBerry Canada, Florida hit with layoffs
The BlackBerry campus has reportedly been wracked with layoffs. Sources familiar with the company's Waterloo office staffing claim that close to 35 percent of the local workforce has been laid off, with the deepest cuts being made in the BlackBerry 10 OS and hardware teams. Additionally, the state of Florida has been officially notified that the company's Sunrise facility will see 75 people fired. Enthusiast site Mobilesyrup puts the layoffs at around 1000 total. http://bit.ly/1Pc1Rep
Instagram tests multiple account support for iOS
Instagram is trialling support for multiple accounts in its iPhone app with a small number of users. The Facebook-owned photo sharing service confirmed the reports of the tests to TechCrunch, which will allow a single user to manage more than a single account within the app, transferring between two or three accounts with a few taps. It is unclear when the feature will roll out to the public, but it has previously tested it with the Android version of the app since November. http://tcrn.ch/1SPKEKh
Foxconn CEO declares Sharp deal near done
The Foxconn bid for Sharp is allegedly only waiting on specific details of the deal. Foxconn CEO Terry Gou has declared that his company has privileged negotiation rights for the Apple iPhone screen supplier, saying that "we have a consensus, the rest is a process ... I don't see a problem completing this process." Gou hopes the deal, worth up to $5.6 billion, will be formalized by the end of February. http://reut.rs/1SPEQjN
MIT demoes 'Eyeriss' AI chip for mobile
At the International Solid State Circuits Conference in San Francisco this week, MIT researchers presented a new chip designed specifically to implement neural networks. The researchers claim that "Eyeriss" is 10 times as efficient as a mobile GPU, so it could enable mobile devices to run artificial-intelligence algorithms such as Siri or Cortana, rather than uploading all data to a remote server for processing. http://bit.ly/1TISJBe
Pocket for iOS adds readability settings
Offline reader iOS app Pocket has updated, with reader-friendly changes. With the new revision, premium subscribers can adjust character spacing, and choose from eight new fonts including one that makes it easier for sufferers of dyslexia to read saved content. The app itself is free, with a premium subscription available for $5 a month, or $45 a year. http://apple.co/1KuILBl