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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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Google prevails in UK street mapping case
Possibly setting the stage for other court battles in the UK, a High Court fight between Google and StreetMap.EU has concluded in Google's favor. StreetMap.EU claimed that Google's dominance in the field destroyed the 20-year-old firm's business, when Google started promoting its own service in search results over the older company's -- the judge disagreed. Commercial director Kate Sutton said after the judgment that "StreetMap has been frozen in time; because of what Google did, StreetMap has not been able to properly invest in the website since 2007." An appeal is planned. http://bloom.bg/1KKhECt
TestFlight updated for iOS, watchOS
Apple on Thursday updated its developer-oriented TestFlight software to version 1.3.2 for compatibility with apps being developed for iOS 9.3 watchOS 2.2, along with the usual "stability and performance improvements." Some developers, however, are still reporting some issues loading beta apps onto the watchOS 2.2 beta. The latest beta for developers was released on Monday, and is available through the App Store or Apple's developer portal. [3.60MB] http://apple.co/1PQ64pF
CBS: No recent streaming conversations with Apple
CBS CEO Les Moonves has made remarks, casting doubt on a launch of Apple's live streaming television service. In interviews this week, the executive said regarding negotiations with Apple that "we had conversations awhile back, and we haven't had recent conversations with them," adding that "the phone is always ringing" regarding similar services, but not with Apple on the line. http://cnnmon.ie/1PptJM6
Complex date setting bug crashes 64-bit iOS device
A serious bug has been spotted with iOS devices running iOS 8 or newer, with a 64-bit processor. If a user disables auto-check time, and manually sets the date of a device back to as far as it will go, then again to January 1, 1970, and finally rebooting, the iPhone is crashed, perhaps terminally. The bug affects the iPhone 5s and newer devices, running a processor from the A7 and up. Theories abound as to the cause of the crash, but the most credible seems to be a clock set to less than an arbitrary "zero" date, causing all manners of routines relying on the time setting to fail during startup. http://bit.ly/1TV6psS
Weber buys iDevices' iGrill, Kitchen Thermometer
Cooking gear manufacturer Weber is purchasing iOS accessory manufacturer iDevices iGrill and Kitchen Thermometer lines. As part of the purchase, Weber is working in parallel with iDevices to roll out a new version of the products, and associated apps, this spring. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. CEO of iDevices Chris Allen said that the transition will allow the company to "focus even more heavily on becoming a leader in the home automation market." http://bit.ly/1PFk3uZ
Vevo music video app launched for Apple TV
Vevo today announced its new native tvOS app for the fourth generation Apple TV. The new app allows users Siri Remote navigation for discovery of top videos by genre, or to search for individual artists and videos. Playlists generated on another device sync between all the iterations of the app. http://apple.co/1PFhxEU
HydraDock team unveils USB 3.1 Type C Roadie
KickShark, the team that brought the HydraDock desktop USB-C dock to market, has launched a Kickstarter project for The Roadie -- a USB 3.1 Type C standard-compliant pocket hub for the 12 inch Apple MacBook and other compatible devices. The Roadie occupies the same footprint on a desk as a credit card, with a short USB-C male cable on one end for connecting to a 12 inch MacBook, and a female USB-C port on the other end for plugging in a MacBook power adapter. One side has an RJ45 jack for gigabit Ethernet, and an HDCP-compliant HDMI jack that handles up to 4K displays. KickShark promises shipment of all products within four weeks of campaign completion. The "early bird" offer for the hub is a $69 commitment, with a $79 commitment for a Roadie after 500 backers have pledged. http://kck.st/1o6knw5