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 cafť 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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Apple brings iTunes Movie Trailers app to Canada
After five years, Apple has expanded its iTunes Movie Trailers app for iOS to Canada. As of Saturday, the free app allows movie buffs to see HD movie trailers for new studio and independent features, and explore some other movie-related extras such as photos, behind-the-scenes footage, or clips from upcoming films. Users can save trailers for quick access, read reviews from RottenTomatoes.com within the app, use AirPlay to send them to an Apple TV, share trailers, and peruse the top movie charts. http://apple.co/1UUKtwr
Apple expands CloudKit API, provides web interface
On Friday, Apple notified developers that it was expanding a feature of CloudKit to allow for server-to-server web service requests. "In addition to providing a web interface for users to access the same data as your app, you can now easily read and write to the CloudKit public database from a server-side process or script with a server-to-server key," Apple said in its announcement. Previously, interaction with the CloudKit public database was limited to apps and web only. http://apple.co/20h1RwP
Remote S for Tesla Apple Watch app drives car out
Developer Allen Wong has created the Remote S for Tesla app, which can be used to remotely activate the Model S electric car via an Apple Watch, and drive it a short distance. Aside from providing data about the car and some basic function controls, the unofficial app uses the manufacturer's Summon command to allow the car to turn on, exit the garage, and park near to the user's location. The app is available to purchase from the App Store for $10. http://apple.co/1PprF4t
Seagate 3TB unreliability suit expands
The Seagate 3TB class-action hard drive lawsuit has been expanded to more devices. The expanded suit, filed today, now includes Seagate's Barracuda 3TB Hard Disk Drive,¬†Desktop HDD 3TB, Backup Plus 3TB External Hard Disk¬†Drive,¬†GoFlex 3TB External Hard Disk Drive, or any other Seagate hard drive with model number ST3000DM001. The law firm, Hagens Berman, is seeking information from consumers such as time in service, purchase price, and the nature of any drive received in return from Seagate as a replacement for a failed unit. http://bit.ly/1Pc34Cq
BlackBerry Canada, Florida hit with layoffs
The BlackBerry campus has reportedly been wracked with layoffs. Sources familiar with the company's Waterloo office staffing claim that close to 35 percent of the local workforce has been laid off, with the deepest cuts being made in the BlackBerry 10 OS and hardware teams. Additionally, the state of Florida has been officially notified that the company's Sunrise facility will see 75 people fired. Enthusiast site Mobilesyrup puts the layoffs at around 1000 total. http://bit.ly/1Pc1Rep
Instagram tests multiple account support for iOS
Instagram is trialling support for multiple accounts in its iPhone app with a small number of users. The Facebook-owned photo sharing service confirmed the reports of the tests to TechCrunch, which will allow a single user to manage more than a single account within the app, transferring between two or three accounts with a few taps. It is unclear when the feature will roll out to the public, but it has previously tested it with the Android version of the app since November. http://tcrn.ch/1SPKEKh
Foxconn CEO declares Sharp deal near done
The Foxconn bid for Sharp is allegedly only waiting on specific details of the deal. Foxconn CEO Terry Gou has declared that his company has privileged negotiation rights for the Apple iPhone screen supplier, saying that "we have a consensus, the rest is a process ... I don't see a problem completing this process." Gou hopes the deal, worth up to $5.6 billion, will be formalized by the end of February. http://reut.rs/1SPEQjN