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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GoPro revenue drops, Karma drone delayed
Action camera maker GoPro announced its first quarter results on Thursday, and the news was largely bad. While unit sell-through of the cameras was close to the year-over-year compare, revenues dropped 49.5 percent from Q1 last year, though was slightly above the company's guidance. Overall, the company lost $107 million in GAAP net income, and margins declined to 32.5 percent from 45.1 percent in the year-ago quarter. The company further announced that it would be delaying its planned Karma drone product until this winter, which will likely further impact next quarter's results. The upside of the delay, said GoPro Founder and CEO Nicholas Woodman, is that the Karma will now benefit from debuting just before the holiday buying season. http://bit.ly/1OgpdgD
Netflix iOS app now offers cell-data controls
In a new update to its iOS app on Thursday, subscription entertainment service Netflix has introduced new user controls for streaming over cellular networks to prevent overages, throttling, or other usage issues caused by the high data rate of streamed HD video. Users can choose from a given amount of streaming video that "costs" 1GB of cellular data, which lowers video quality to allow as much as four hours of video per GB (the "automatic" setting provides three hours, while higher quality settings reduce the time to two hours, or one hour at the best setting). In addition, the updated app now offers more 3D Touch options from the app icon, beyond the "peek and pop" previews for video. http://apple.co/24AD1vR
Bentley launches app for Apple Watch
Carmaker Bentley now offers an Apple Watch app for its Bentayga SUV -- a vehicle with a starting price of $229,000 -- that offers some advanced automotive functions not previously seen in other car apps for Apple's wearable. The app allows Watch wearers to control various seat adjustments, environmental controls (including seat massage), and the entertainment system. In addition, various vehicle stats are available at a glance, including distance traveled and vehicle speed. The app is available free on the App Store. http://apple.co/24AyXvs
Lunch with Cook auction nets $515K
The Charitybuzz auction that offered lunch with Apple CEO Tim Cook at Apple HQ and a pair of passes to a future Apple event (winner's pick) has ended with a high bid of $515,000, the highest amount the annual auction has fetched since 2013. Proceeds of the auction will benefit Cook's preferred charity, the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization, where Cook was recently named to the board of directors. The winner, who was unnamed, will be responsible for their own transportation and accommodation, and Cook has up to a year to schedule the meeting -- making it possible that the winner will be among the first to dine with Cook in the new Campus 2 cafeteria, which is set to open along with the rest of the new facility early next year. http://bit.ly/236Wf9N
Free Windows 10 upgrade program ends July 29
Ending speculation, Microsoft has officially announced that it will end free Windows 10 upgrades on July 29, the one-year anniversary of the rollout of the OS. Following the 29th, Microsoft's ubiquitous OS will retail for $119 and up. http://bit.ly/1O0a7kA
US tech giants to candidates: support TPP
Tech giants including Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Uber are among thirteen major US corporations who have written an open letter to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton urging them to support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal, reports Reuters. Although not yet made public, the letter also asks the candidates to make it easier for the companies to hire tech workers from overseas. Both are not happy with the TPP deal, although Trump is sterner in his opposition to any kind of trade deals between countries. Trump has not rejected outright the idea of importing high-tech talent from overseas, while Clinton has already voiced her support for the idea. http://reut.rs/1Wb0Zwq
Apple mandates June 1 app IPv6 support
Apple has set the deadline for IPv6 support for App Store-supplied software. On June 1, apps thast use a custom networking stack and that are submitted to the app store must support IPv6-only networks. The rule, announced last year as coming soon, will only affect a small portion of submitted applications that do not use the NSURLSession and CFNetwork APIs. http://apple.co/24yBTIY