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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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
French show carries on with iPhones
Following a prolonged power loss in a French TV studio, the crew was able to use a combination of limited studio lighting and a number of iPhones to continue taping the Saturday episode of talk show On n'est pas couché ("We're Still Awake"), using the resulting footage in the first edited episode. The Plus-model iPhones used for the impromptu shoot completion were either iPhone 6 Plusses (which shoot in 1080p) or 6s Plus models (which can shoot in 4K). The decision to use the iPhones to complete the show was made after a power outage at France 2's studio stretched to more than three hours. http://bit.ly/299wqDt
Scrivener for iOS to arrive in late July
For some long-time Scrivener users, to quote Paul Simon, "these are the days of miracle and wonders." As it marks its 10th anniversary in business, developer Keith Blount has announced that the long-awaited iOS version of his creative-writing tool Scrivener is to be submitted to the App Store, following strong praise from beta-testers. The program, expected in late July, will sell for $20 and work with both the iPad and iPhone. When we interviewed Blount last January, he added that Scrivener 3 for Mac would follow along shorty afterwards. http://bit.ly/2901XLE
WhatsApp now handles over 100M calls daily
WhatsApp is celebrating that it is being used for over 100 million calls every day. In a brief notice, the Facebook-owned messaging platform advises the voice-calling feature it rolled out to its users last year now deals with an average of over 1,100 calls initiated per second. Earlier this year, it increased the security of its calls and other messages, by introducing end-to-end encryption on all platforms. http://bit.ly/292HqCX
Adele's '25' album now streaming
Recording artist Adele has "pulled a Kanye" after saying that her current album "25" would not be available for streaming. The seven-month-old record, which has yielded a number of hit singles, is now available for streaming on all the major streaming services, such as Apple Music and Spotify, as of today in most major markets, with worldwide distribution to come. Reportedly, the singer had demanded streaming be limited to paid subscribers -- a condition that has hurt some streamers with artists, who aren't paid royalties for free or trial listens . Apple pays performers its normal royalty rates during its free trial, avoiding the issue -- and having repeated success in both signing up exclusives and placing those exclusives into the top of the charts. http://ti.me/28U7NOu
SanDisk iXpand case has battery, storage
A new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s case from SanDisk appears to be the "holy grail" of accessories: a stylish and protective case that offers both extra storage as well as the option of extra battery power as well. The iXpand Memory case offers either 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB of additional storage incorporated into the case, and an optional add-on battery pack (sold separately) adds up to an extra day or more of charge. Through the associated iXpand app, camera photos and videos can be automatically stored on the extra storage, optionally password-protected, The cost for the case is (in order of storage capacity) $60, $100, and $130. The battery pack's release data has not yet been announced, but the add-on should retail for an additional $30. http://bit.ly/291epHu