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Maxbulk Mailer 2.0 released
Maxbulk Mailer 2.0 is the latest release of a mail-merge and bulk mailer tool from Maxprog Software. The new version offers styled text support and the addition of 13 new date tags and 3 encodings for attachments. [Classic, Carbon]
\"Charge those iBooks\" sign at High School
MacNN reader John Linthicum has sent us a photo from a high school in Henrico County, Virginia, where Steve Jobs recently visited to deliver 23,000 iBooks ordered by the state's school system. An announcement board in the picture reads "Charge those iBooks!"
Former Apple worker complains to WSJ
The Wall Street Journal has posted a compendium of reader input on the issue of wage insurance for workers, including this criticism of Apple's system: "The layoff was very nice with a big cash settlement, but that was because Apple feared lawsuits, not because we had any predefined special rights. At Apple, if you are a contractor, you are a second-class citizen. You don't get most of the perks that the "regular employees" get, and you cannot do a job with a management role: all managers are regular employees... I don't regret being laid off from Apple."
ConceptDraw Mindmap to ship end of Sept.
Computer Systems Odessa Corp., is telling users that ConceptDraw Mindmap for Classic/Mac OS X will begin shipping at the end of September. The tool organizes and displays ideas in a visual way, utilizing the Mind Mapping technique. The software will be available at the price of $99 (Standard version) and $155 (Professional version).
Morphon CSS-Editor updated with new beta
Morphon CSS-Editor 1.0 Standalone Beta 3 is a Cascading Stylesheet (CSS) editor written in Java. It supports full CSS1 and CSS2 as defined by the W3C. The new release revamped the user interface and added help functionality. [download form]
Albany, NY Apple Store nearing opening
MacNN reader "Little Matt" has sent in the following report regarding Apple's upcoming store in Albany, NY:
While visiting Albany for a Labor Day party, my girlfriend and I stopped by Crossgates Mall to see what progress had been made, if any, on the Apple Store to be located there.
We figured that it should at least be under construction since the job postings for that location have all but disappeared from Apple's site.
There is a location on the first floor across from Macy's which is sporting only "Fisher Development" and "Brookstone is now located upstairs" signs.
A look inside the holes showed a store far from completion. It does look as if all demolition of the previous tenant's space is complete. New construction is beginning. Ceiling grid is still being hung from lifts. Metal studs are still visible in the walls. The lighting is still provided by construction lamps.
The space is next to an American Eagle Outfitters and a bed store. It's located directly before a diagonal "jog" in the mall, so Apple may be able to have some extra window space or an extra Apple logo in this location. The drywall barrier does indeed have a diagonal section.
Qt/Mac for OS X added to academic program
Trolltech is adding Qt/Mac, the Mac OS X port of Qt, the cross-platform GUI application, to the Qt Academic Program. The addition of Qt/Mac to the Academic Program allows educational institutions to acquire and use, for educational purposes, Qt for Mac OS X for free
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