Digital Voodoo today announced immediate availability of its real-time and off-line firmware upgrade for the D1 Desktop 64AV card, which provides unequaled 10-bit quality for paint, compositing and editing application.
Apple\'s main Web page now acknowledges the recent US tragedies: \"Our thoughts are with those who were affected by the tragic events this week.\"
In the wake of the recent tragedies, several companies have offered to donate part or all of their proceeds to the American Red Cross help the family and victims of the 9-11. [updated]
Hamrick Software recently posted VueScan 7.1.14, which improves performance under both Mac OS 9 and OS X (including startup time) and adds keyboard shortcuts, interface improvements, bug fixes, and new splash screens on startup to the $40 scanner driver utility.
Intech\'s high-performance disk utility HardDisk SpeedTools 3.4 brings improved caching speed and intelligence of the HDST FireWire hard disk drivers, new support for 128MB/230MB FireWire 3.5\" Magneto Optical cartridges, and a new fixed disk USB driver with support for InSystem Design (ISD) USB 2.0 compatible bridgeboards. [form]
MAKI Enterprise has released a new version of its $50 email client software Magellan 2.0.3 (for Mac OS 8/9 and OS X), which brings SMTP authentication (for using mail servers that require authentication), AppleScript-based mail processing, supporting for Mac OS 9.2.1, new MIME types, and other bug fixes. English, Japanese, Korean, French and Swedish versions available.
Microsoft asked the U.S. Supreme Court for a new trial in its antitrust case, saying the judge\'s discussions with reporters \"infected the entire case...[and it] didn\'t go far enough when it threw U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson off the case while leaving much of his ruling intact.\"
Worldwide PC shipments will decline more than forecast as sales are hurt after the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history, according to an IDC analyst who cites possible erosion of consumer confidence in the economy.
A proposed iMac/G4 settlement for a class-action lawsuit against Apple for poor DVD playback quality, offers a free system software upgrade (along with 90 days of support) and discounts on selected Apple merchandise. The lawsuit applies to US purchases (before May 2000) of a new iMac DV or iMacDV SE, or a Power Mac G4 system that included a software DVD player using the Mac OS 9.0.3(or earlier) and a DVD player 2.1 (or earlier). A summary notice also notes that owners of these machines can also exclude themselves, if notice is provided before November 12, 2001.
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Maps adds transit for Rio Olympics
On Monday, Apple added public transit directions for Rio de Janeiro in Brazil to its Apple Maps program in advance of the 2016 Summer Olympics, which begin on August 5. The addition marks the first time a Brazilian city has gotten the upgraded public transit maps, which include station maps as well as transit schedules and tracking. The transit directions cover ferries as well as bus, subway, and light rail lines. The company has recently expanded transit directions to Montreal in Canada, and Seattle, Portand (Oregon), and other US cities.
Ive opens Met Gala fundraiser in NYC
On Monday, Apple SVP of Design Sir Jonathan Ive opened the press preview of the annual Met Gala fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City. Ive is serving as co-chair with Vogue editor Anna Wintour, and Apple is helping sponsor the event, which is themed "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology." He said the company is "thrilled" to participate in the Gala, and tied the company to the theme by saying that Apple's goal "has always been to try to create objects as beautiful as they are functional," adding that the company is "only starting" on its path of making products "more personal." http://bit.ly/1Y3EHKg
Tim Cook on CNBC Mad Money tonight
Apple CEO Tim Cook will be making an hour-long appearance on CNBC's investment show Mad Money this evening at 6PM ET. Slated for discussion, according to CNBC, are "Apple's future in China, Cook's outlook on innovation, what's next for iPhone, the Apple Watch, growth of Apple services and whether there are any potential acquisitions coming, among others."
Dev hacks Windows 95 onto Apple Watch
A developer has created a YouTube video that shows off a working version of Windows 95 running (very slowly) on an Apple Watch. Creator Nick Lee says that the OS takes about an hour to boot on the Watch because it is running in emulation rather than natively. While the project has no practical value, it does demonstrate how powerful mobile devices are in comparison to computers from the beginning of this century, as well as illustrating how far computing has come in the last 15 years -- long before smartphones, tablets, the cloud, and many more innovations that have come about since. http://bit.ly/1Y3AS85
WhatsApp working on Mac desktop app?
Allegedly-leaked information from a WhatsApp beta enthusiast account on Twitter appears to suggest that the messaging service and app maker may be developing native Mac and Windows versions, allowing users who sign up with the service to text each other all over the world using either Wi-Fi or cellular data. The source of the documents is in question, but it would not be unusual for the service to expand onto Mac and Windows desktops. WhatsApp is currently available for iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Nokia, Symbian, and Windows Phone. http://bit.ly/1Ura0zN
Drake's Views an iTunes, Music exclusive
Drake's new album Views (formerly known as Views from the 6) has debuted on iTunes and Apple Music as an exclusive in the first week of its release. The singles Once Dance and Pop Style, however, are available elsewhere in the interim. Securing exclusives from leading artists has been a key strategy that Apple has adopted in trying to attract users to its services. Most notably, Taylor Swift's hugely popular 1989remains unavailable to users of competing services like Spotify or Tidal. http://apple.co/1NLwsSH
TSMC chip sales to Apple jump $2B in 2015
Apple A9 and A9X chip supplier TSMC saw sales to Apple jump $2 billion in 2015. TSMC's fabrication partnership with Apple on the A-series processor helped drive its revenue to $26.4 billion, up six percent over the previous year, although its dependence on Apple's chip orders meant that without its business, TSMC's revenue would have actually declined by two percent. The Taiwan-based chip maker is currently sharing Apple's A9-series chip supplies with Samsung, although is rumored to be gaining all Apple's orders for the next-generation Apple A10 chips. http://bit.ly/24tCE6e