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A new version of Mozilla 0.94, AOL/Netscape\'s open-source browser effort, is now available bringing the ability to disable pop-up ads, experimental support for LDAP protocols, improved off-line IMAP support, and the ability to set an arbritrary file as your bookmarks file.
Neighborhood Nerve Center highlights a stylish new Internet café in San Francisco (corner of Fulton and Divisadero), which utilizes 12 iMacs--connected via AirPort--as well as a variety of other multimedia tools and software, including iMovie, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, and Dreamweaver. Cost is only $2 for unlimited access. However, MacNN reader Mike Kauffmann had some comments after his visit: I went to that \"Neighborhood Nerve Center\" on Divisidero in San Francisco last Monday (9/10) to see wahat it was like. It\'s a dump. There was trash on the floor and looked like a wild 15-year-old\'s bedroom. Thanks, but no thanks. The Red Roaster needs a \"Mom\" to clean up after these people. I\'m surprised Apple would tout this place on their website. [updated]
Apple Store International Plaza opened this morning in Tampa, FL.
Sonnet\'s new \"128MB for Free\" promotion offers a free 128MB RAM module with the purchase of any Sonnet Crescendo/7200 upgrade from any Sonnet reseller or from the Sonnet online store. The promotion, which ends at the end of the month, requires customers to submit a completed mail-in form by October 15th.
Peter Ammon has released JPEGDeux 1.1, an update to his open-source OS X application for displaying slideshows. New features include better handling of aliases and corrupt images, greater customization options, and increased friendliness with other apps in full-screen mode.
A MacNN reader notes that Apple\'s back-to-school promotion headline, \"It\'s payback time\", has been changed as a result of last Tuesday\'s tragedies and Apple has created new electronic materials for the offer, utilizing a new headline, \"Right on the money;\" however, Apple\'s Web-based marketing materials have yet to be updated.
Robert \"Buzz\" Hill has released Jasmine 1.1.7, a $40 multitrack audio editor/mixer that adds the ability to switch among three moving tape display modes, including a visual sound mode, a fader only mode and an output mode, which shows theeffect of the fader on the sound in each track. A free demo is available.
CXC has released MacTella 1.3.3, an update to the Mac client for Gnutella peer-to-peer file sharing system. Version 1.3.3 fixes some problems under Mac OS 8.6 and has other enhancements.
The \"friendly drawing program for children aged between 3 and 12,\" Etchelon Macdoodle 2.3, previously shareware, has been repackaged as freeware and has some updated pictures. [Website updated]
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Sonos now works with Apple Music
Wireless music system manufacturer Sonos has announced that its systems worldwide will gain compatibility for streaming the paid Apple Music subscription service starting today, February 10. "Music fans worldwide will have access to Apple Music features like For You, New, Radio, and My Music, and will also be able to stream the entire Apple Music catalog through Sonos smart speakers tuned for great sound in every room of their homes," the company said in an email to journalists. Apple Music's streaming service costs $10 per month, with a free three-month trial. http://bit.ly/1Wdi2Ko
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 HermÃ©s 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