Afternoon tech news: Iomega is pouring money into advertising of its drives even as it lays off more than 1,000 employees; The new judge which will decide on Microsoft\'s anti-trust case has ruled in terrorist and humane society cases, but has little experience with business cases; Linux, the open-source operating system created by Linus Torvalds, turns 10 years old today.
Tourbooker Pro is a new app designed for Tour Operators, Incoming Travel Agents and Destination Managers. The software includes customizable printable and faxable output of Itineraries, Service Bookings Request, Confirmations, Menu Lists, Vouchers, Cancellations etc. The $6000 package is shipping immediately.
Ben Spink\'s CrushFTP 3.0b9, a full-featured Java FTP server, adds support for HTTP uploads, advanced log rolling features, support for files over 2GBs, URL decoding for filenames/directories, and several bug fixes.
NetChronometer 1.4.8 updates server list in the $7 alternative standalone utility for synchronizing the system clock with central servers.
Marc Mennigmann has released Shift Key Suite 1.0.6, a collection of applications that disable the shift key on start-up (prevents users from turning Extensions off). Version 1.0.6 of the $5 utility adds compatibility with all versions of Mac OS (through 9.2.1).
Jeremy Kezer\'s Thermograph 1.3.4 is an update to the $7 utility that measures the internal processor temperature of any late-model G3 or G4-based Macintosh. Version 1.3.4 addds model identification for a temperature submission feature.
MacNN reader Tom Akers has posted a few photos of the crowds who \"braved the rain and lines to be a part of the grand opening of the Apple Store in Woodfield Mall.\"
Emails from Apple yesterday inadvertently labeled the grand opening of the Apple Store Boston-area Northshore as \"this weekend,\" when in fact the opening is not until September 1st. The Apple Website has since been updated to correct the ambiguity. We have updated the story and apologize for any inconvenience.
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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]
Safari Technology Preview release 5 arrives
Parallels Access 3.1 updated for iPad Pro
Virtualization software Parallels Access 3.1 has been updated with support for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, including Apple Pencil support. The software allows remote access to your PC or Mac from anywhere to control desktop applications from iOS or Android tablets and phones, with native touch gestures, as well as from any computer with an HTML5 web browser. Featuring three resolution choices for your mobile device ("Best for your Device," "More Space," and "Same as Computer") and 3D Touch support for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, the update also adds a new Tablet Mode in Windows 10, which makes it easier to interact without a mouse or keyboard. http://bit.ly/1OWZqjg