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Grand opening of Apple Store in Boston
Apple will be hosting the grand opening of its Boston-area Apple Retail Store location in Northshore "this weekend," (September 1st) according to an email from the company sent to select local residents. The first 1000 customers at the grand-opening, which begins at 9 am Saturday morning, will receive a free commemorative Apple T-shirt. (We previously noted that there will be a grand opening of the Chicago Retail Store in Woodfield tomorrow morning as well.) [updated]
Aspyr updates: Livin\' Large, House Party
Aspyr will be announcing updates for Livin' Large and House Party today, including a Carbon patch, which are being hosted ant ExtremeSIMS.com: Classic Livin' Large Data Updater, Classic Livin' Large 1.2.2 update, Carbon Livin' Large Installer, Classic House Party 1.3.1 Updater, and Carbon House Party Installer.
LANsurveyo 6.0: networking tool updated
Neon Software has introduced LANsurveyor 6.0, a new version of its network mapping, monitoring and reporting applicationthat adds a host of new features including Neon Responder for Mac OS X, tight integration with AT&T's VNC open-source screen-sharing application, printer requestsfor paper and toner levels and page counts, SNMP trap handling, and a redesigned user interface. Upgrade pricing ranges between $100 and $200.
Price cuts on TiPB announced by Apple
Apple has officially announced its much rumored price cuts on the Titanium PowerBook G4s: $2,200 for the 400 MHz model and $3,000 for the 500 MHz model, a price drop of $400 and $500 respectively.
SoftTTY 1.3: TTY emulator gets \'auto-save\'
SoftTTY 1.3, a TTY emulator allowing people to communicate with the hearing impaired over the telephone, adds an "auto-save" feature to prevent loss of a conversation if your computer crashed.
LaCie reduces price on 24x FireWire/USB CD-RW
LaCie has reduced the price of its 24x10x40x CD-RW drive with both USB and FireWire connectivity to $300 after a $30 mail-in rebate. The CD-RW incorporates advanced "BURN-Proof" (Buffer Under RuN) technology and comes in LaCie's new SE2100 casing and includes BURN-Proof technology, FireWire and USB cables, international power supply, LaCie Recording Utilities and three CD-R discs. An ultra-SCSI version is also available.
Apple ends its CD-RW promo, cut PB prices
Apple will be ending its free CD-RW promo with the purchase of Titanium PowerBook G4 today--about 10 days ahead of the expected Sept 3 end date and one day before it is expected to cut prices on the laptops by either $400 to $500, depending on the model.
fiX Movie 1.5: Dreamweaver fix for QT/IE bug
Jonathan Krop's fiX Movie 1.5 is a freeware extension for Dreamweaver that creates a new menu item so "that QuickTime movies will have the correct Object tags needed to play in IE 5.5 and greater."
Mailsmith 1.1.8 email client updated
Bare Bones today released Mailsmith 1.1.8, which bringsimproved compatibility with certain SMTP servers, a new "Export" scripting command for exporting entire mailboxes to mbox format, and other bug fixes to the email client.
SnapMail messaging client coming to OS X
Glass Bead Software today announced plans to develop an OS X version of SnapMail, its intra-office chat, messaging and communication application for the Mac office: "This new version will continue to maintain SnapMail's legendary ease-of-use and 'administration-free' status, but will also integrate the benefits of OS X's excellent TCP-IP networking." The company has also lowered pricing on the product by up to 20%.
sMailing 1.6: custom email generator
AppMac software's sMailing 1.6 for OS 9 and OS X adds a new database engine, file management, better HTML support, keyboard shortcuts, and other enhancements, to the customized email generator.
PowerSchool to the rescue
Wisconsin's Appleton school district representatives have positive comments about PowerSchool after it turned to Apple's technology following an initial "disasterous" investment into software by another company: "The Canadian firm programming it promised all the bells and whistles an administrator, secretary or teacher could want to keep the flow of student data humming. It was a disaster."
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