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Apple will showcase Channel Storm\'s software application, Live Channel, at its booth\'s main theatre at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam, September 14-18. Live Channel 1.2, a new version of its Internet production and broadcast software that will be demoed at the event, includes the ability to record a live broadcast for video on demand as well as support for multiple live video and audio sources, recorded clips, still images, logos, graphics and text. It is scheduled to be released at the Apple Expo (Paris) later this month.
New York City and Washington as well as victims, families, friends, and other US citizens continue to struggle with and/or recover from the aftermath of yesterday\'s tragedies. We will resume normal publication tomorrow morning; however, we will continue to post updates throughout today, as we receive news, tips, and links from our MacNN readers. We encourage everyone to take a moment to do what they can to help those need.
Gaussian 98M is described as a \"complete implementation of the popular Gaussian 98 electronic structure modeling program for the Mac OS X environment. Designed to model a broad range of molecular systems under a variety of conditions, it performs its computations starting from the basic laws of quantum mechanics\" and can be used to study short-lived intermediates and transition structures. Commercial licensing is $1,500 per computer, while academic licensing is $600.
vSee has launched its iBook Portector, which is \"designed to protect your ports from dust and dirt...[it] is a polyurethane strip that aesthetically compliments your iBook.\" The company is looking into distributors and resellers and expects to have the protector available via its Website in the near future. [pricing not available]
Digital Voodoo has introduced its Iridium XP HD, a high definition output only broadcast design card featuring two 10-bit broadcast SDI outputs as well as a standard definition SDI down converter to allow users to view high definition and standard definition pictures simultaneously. It supports uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2:4 or 4:4:4:4 dual link video directly in YUV colorspace. Due to ship November 1st, it is priced at $8,000 and is bundled its Media Transfer application, which permits the frame accurate capture and insertion from and to RS-422 controllable digital tape deck.
NextComm, Inc. has introduced a technology called Key Hopping that the company claims vastly improves the security of the 802.11b standard (AirPort) used in wireless local area networks. Key Hopping is based on MD5, the same technology used in secure credit card authentication over the wireline Internet.
Daniel Lewin, the CTO and co-founder of Akamai Technologies, was confirmed to be on board one of the American Airlines flights that crashed in New York yesterday. Akamai provides streaming technology used in Apple\'s multimedia software, and has had a close working relationship with the company for years. Lewin will be sorely missed by the Macintosh community.
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Apple want ads hint at future Watch faces
An Apple job listing for a dedicated clock face team may suggest future fashion-brand partnerships, possibly in time for the updated watchOS updates that are likely to be revealed at this spring's Worldwide Developer Conference. Since the introduction of watchOS 2, there has only been four new watch faces, but three of them were left over from the first release, with only one truly new one -- the co-branded Hermés face exclusive to that edition. There is a rumored March 15 event, but if that takes place it will likely focus on new band options as regards the Apple Watch. http://apple.co/1O1TbTI
Microsoft may end Office Support Professional prog
Microsoft appears to be either ending or seriously revamping its "Accredited Support Professional Program" for training on Microsoft Office for Mac and iOS it has offered at MacTech conferences since 2013. The program is not on offer at the upcoming MacTech tour, which begins on March 16 in San Francisco and includes a number of other cities. Microsoft has released a statement that it is "evaluating options for 2016, but don't have anything to share at this time." http://bit.ly/1KDz3MQ
Office for Mac v15.18 released
Microsoft has issued an update for the Mac version of its productivity suite, Office 2016. The v15.18 update offers improvements for all of the included apps, such as bringing full screen support to Outlook and allowing Word to save PDF files to flash drives. In addition, a new selection pane has been added to PowerPoint and Excel for keeping track of objects, and shapes can now be added to OneNote notebook pages. The update is free for all users, but requires a Mac running OS X 10.10 or later and a valid Microsoft Office 365 subscription. http://bit.ly/1Q7pAzW
Apple to open new south Florida mall store
According to real estate trade papers in south Florida, Apple has signed a lease for a new retail space in Miami, at the forthcoming Brickell City Centre (yes, the UK spelling is used) open-air mall, which is set to open later this year. The center will feature a five-story shopping area, condominiums, a hotel and office buildings, along with a "climate ribbon" in the shopping area to keep visitors cool, eschewing traditional air conditioning. The exact location of the Apple Store within the plan is not yet clear, but the destination already boasts 75 confirmed stores. http://bit.ly/1Q7n7Wd
Filemaker provides free custom app guide
FileMaker announced today the release of the first in a three-part series of free how-to guides that will lead teams through the process of building a custom app using the FileMaker Platform. FileMaker's new how-to guides provide a step-by-step process that starts with a planning cycle covering goals, requirements, functionality and usability, and run all the way through identifying user scenarios, defining requirements, addressing integration, providing security, and deployment of the final product. http://bit.ly/1o08wQh
OCZ Trion 150 SSD shifts to 15nm TLC NAND
SSD manufacturer OCZ has updated its entry-level 2.5-inch Trion 100 SSD. The new Trion 150 has similar performance to the now replaced model, and now utilizes 15nm TLC NAND. Sequential read speeds top out at 550MB/S, with 4KB random write speeds running from 25K IOPS in the 120GB model, to 64K IOPS in the 960GB version of the drive. Endurance is limited to 30TB in the 120GB, and peaks at 240TB in the 960GB version. Retail prices vary between $46 for 120GB, to $270 for the 960GB version. http://bit.ly/1nVmlyL
Google off the hook in CAPTCHA labor suit
US District Jacqueline Scott Corley has dismissed a proposed class-action suit against Google, that alleged that Google secretly was given an economic gain without user knowledge. The suit alleged, correctly, that the second word in Google's CAPTCHA service was used as a crowd-sourced word identification for Google's book-scanning project. The judge ruled that the suit as filed had no facts to support a "reasonable consumer would expect to receive compensation" for the seconds it took to complete the form, and in addition, the free Gmail account provided more than offset any labor penalty incurred by the user. http://bit.ly/1o06Cir