ObjectDomain R3 is a new beta version of ObjectDomain Systems\' Java UML modeling tool that allows developers to analyze, design, build, and deploy enterprise systems. R3 adds Shared Packages described as \"a unique mechanism for multi-user development that doesn\'t require a server component.\" It also adds XMI import/export, advanced searching with regular expression support, roundtrip engineering support for C++, and Java 2 support. The final version is expected to ship within 30 days for $1000 (Professional) and $500 (standard).
Following a preview by c|net yesterday, Intel today officially announced several networking products based on the 802.11 protocols.
Apple\'s Titanium PowerBook G4, dubbed the \"Coolest Notebook In the World,\" has been named the \'Best Notebook\' in Mobile Computing\'s Mobile Innovators of 2001: \"Jozwiak gives credit for the design of the Titanium to a large number of Apple employees, with particular attention to three groups. The first is the industrial-design group led by Jonathan Ive, which is responsible for working with Apple\'s marketing and engineering groups to predict and build what the customer will want.\"
Nightingale 4.5, a music notation application, adds the Briard Font, support for MOTU\'s FreeMIDI, indentable margins, double and halve durations options, new text handling, chord symbol and modifier options, and other enhancements. Upgrades to the $200 application are $45 with a 25 percent discount through the end of the month.
Our heartfelt condolences to and prayers with the families, friends, and victims of this morning\'s tragic terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center Buildings (which have since collapsed) in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, as well as the downed commercial airliners.
Taylor Design\'s $30 utility TextSpresso 1.9 adds text sorting through a new filter type, Sort Pattern, which includes 7 new sorting filters as well as the ability to build customized filters to sort arbitrary sections of text according to sub section keys.
\"Jon\'s Mac OS 9.2 mods,\" a set of ResEdit patches that modify the appearance and operation of Mac OS 9.2.x, is now available. The patches add additional key shortcuts for the Finder, add a \"Quit\" command to the Finder \"Special\" menu as well as many other Finder-related enhancements.
Snak 4.7.1, a full-featured IRC client, is a bug fix release that improves the handling of low memory situations and fixes a bug when adding servers to a connection profile, a problem that could cause the contacts list to appear empty and several other bugs.
Power On and Insider Software have created a customized UpdateAgent that will automatically alert users to new versions of Power On Software products and can also automatically download software updates. The customized agent is available now for free to registered owners of Power On products.
Stephen Sebeny writes: \"Apple has now added a new Federal division to its on-line Apple Store: \"This is not all that surprising considering that the first physical AppleStore to open was just minutes outside Washington DC, and was an obvious sign of Apple trying to gain more government sales.\"
Fuji today introduced its new FinePix 2800 Zoom, the company\'s latest mid-range digital camera. It offers a two megapixel CCD, a 6x optical zoom lens, USB connectivity, and the ability to attach voice notes to pictures and record video with sound. The $550 digital camera, weighing only 9.5 oz., is due in October with a bundled a 16MB SmartMedia storage card, four AA Alkaline batteries, shoulder strap and USB and video cables and a software bundle.
Summary 2.0 is the latest version of a web log analysis tool. The new release offers 34 new reports, including Images Loaded by each page, Monthly Bytes by Sub-report, Quarterly time periods, and Local Search Engine Words and Phrases. The Carbonized app is both OS 9 and OS X compatible.
MailCall 1.8 is an e-mail notification application. While running, MailCall preforms periodic checks of your account(s) and notifies you when new mail has arrived or when you have mail in your box. The new release adds OS X compatibility and the ability to read mail without a client. [Classic, Carbon]
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Cirrus creates Lightning-headphone dev kit
Apple supplier Cirrus Logic has introduced a MFi-compliant new development kit for companies interested in using Cirrus' chips to create Lightning-based headphones, which -- regardless of whether rumors about Apple dropping the analog headphone jack in its iPhone this fall -- can offer advantages to music-loving iOS device users. The kit mentions some of the advantages of an all-digital headset or headphone connector, including higher-bitrate support, a more customizable experience, and support for power and data transfer into headphone hardware. Several companies already make Lightning headphones, and Apple has supported the concept since June 2014. http://bit.ly/29giiZj
Apple Store app offers Procreate Pocket
The Apple Store app for iPhone, which periodically rewards users with free app gifts, is now offering the iPhone "Pocket" version of drawing app Procreate for those who have the free Apple Store app until July 28. Users who have redeemed the offer by navigating to the "Stores" tab of the app and swiping past the "iPhone Upgrade Program" banner to the "Procreate" banner have noted that only the limited Pocket (iPhone) version of the app is available free, even if the Apple Store app is installed and the offer redeemed on an iPad. The Pocket version currently sells for $3 on the iOS App Store. [32.4MB]
Porsche adds CarPlay to 2017 Panamera
Porsche has added a fifth model of vehicle to its CarPlay-supported lineup, announcing that the 2017 Panamera -- which will arrive in the US in January -- will include Apple's infotainment technology, and be seen on a giant 12.3-inch touchscreen as part of an all-new Porsche Communication Management system. The luxury sedan starts at $99,900 for the 4S model, and scales up to the Panamera Turbo, which sells for $146,900. Other vehicles that currently support CarPlay include the 2016 911 and the 2017 models of Macan, 718 Boxster, and 718 Cayman. The company did not mention support for Google's corresponding Android Auto in its announcement. http://bit.ly/295ZQ94
Apple employees testing wheelchair features
New features included in the forthcoming watchOS 3 are being tested by Apple retail store employees, including a new activity-tracking feature that has been designed with wheelchair users in mind. The move is slightly unusual in that, while retail employees have previously been used to test pre-release versions of OS X and iOS, this marks the first time they've been included in the otherwise developer-only watchOS betas. The company is said to have gone to great lengths to modify the activity tracker for wheelchair users, including changing the "time to stand" notification to "time to roll" and including two wheelchair-centric workout apps. http://bit.ly/2955JDa
SanDisk reveals two 256GB microSDXC cards
SanDisk has introduced two 256GB microSDXC cards. Arriving in August for $150, the Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Premium Edition card offers transfer speeds of up to 95MB/s for reading data. The Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card can read at a fast 100MB/s and write at up to 90MB/s, and will be shipping sometime in the fourth quarter for $200. http://bit.ly/294Q1If
Apple's third-quarter results due July 26
Apple has advised it will be issuing its third-quarter results on July 26, with a conference call to answer investor and analyst queries about the earnings set to take place later that day. The stream of the call will go live at 2pm PT (5pm ET) via Apple's investor site, with the results themselves expected to be released roughly 30 minutes before the call commences. Apple's guidance for the quarter put revenue at between $41 billion and $43 billion. http://apple.co/1oi1Pbm
Twitter stickers slowly roll out to users
Twitter has introduced "stickers," allowing users to add extra graphical elements to their photos before uploading them to the micro-blogging service. A library of hundreds of accessories, props, and emoji will be available to use as stickers, which can be resized, rotated, and placed anywhere on the photograph. Images with stickers will also become searchable with viewers able to select a sticker to see how others use the same graphic in their own posts. Twitter advises stickers will be rolling out to users over the next few weeks, and will work on both the mobile apps and through the browser. http://bit.ly/29bbwUE