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Apple Store Tampa
Apple Computer, Inc. opened its newest store in Tampa, Fl on Saturday, September 15. We have the full story and photos from the opening.
Netscape/Mozilla to work on dual PM G4
Mozilla.org and Apple have "finally came up with a fix that will allow Netscape 6.x and the Mozilla browser to finally work properly on Dual G4 Macs running OS X. Apparently the patch has now passed 'really-final' status in order to attain 'super-final' status today. Expect nightly builds of Mozilla to be fully functional on Dual G4 OS X Macs by the end of the week. Cool stuff," according to MacNN reader Patrick Kelleher.
Review: Quicken 2002 Deluxe
We've published a review of Quicken 2002 Deluxe. The release is Intuit's first version of the financial package that is compatible with Mac OS X, and adds new on-line functions.
Prince Alwaleed to hold his Apple stock
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the Saudi Prince who owns $314 million worth of Apple's shares says he will hold on to the stock as he believes the American economy can withstand the "jitters." As of 3 PM EST, Apple's share price stood at 16.51, down almost a half point on the trading day.
Addonics debuts DigiDrive device
Addonics has introduced the DigiDrive, a pocket-size storage device that reads/writes digital audio/video files from seven different formats. The drive contains no moving parts and draws power from the USB port. The new, Mac OS 9.x compatible device is priced at $89.
Xante unveils color laser printers
Xante has unveiled a new line of printers based around a PowerPC 480 MHz processor. The new printers are capable of 1200 dpi color/monochrome resolution and are dubbed ColourLaser 21. The base model includes 256 MB RAM Adobe PostScript 3, oversized printing up to 12" x 35.5", and 10/100BaseT Ethernet. The mid-range unit adds a 5 GB hard drive an duplex unit, while the high end model includes a 1,650 sheet capacity. Pricing ranges from $7,495 to $9,990.
A Better Finder Rname 4.0 now OS X compliant
A Better Finder Rename 4.0 is the latest version of Publicspace's Finder enhancement utility. The contextual menu plugin which allows users to rename multiple files simultaneously is now fully compatible with Mac OS X and makes various other improvements. [Classic, Carbon]
QPS ships new DVDBurner models
QPS has begun shipping three new Que! DVDBurner drives, including internal IDE/ATAPI, USB 2.0, FireWire models. The Internal model is priced at $549 and the External FireWire and USB 2.0 models are priced at $699. All models are available immediately.
CreativePage 2.8 released
Pinehill Productions has released CreativePage 2.8, an update to the company's Carbonized Web site creation package. The new release adds an improved interface, new options added in shortcuts, preferences, a new preview function, and several bug fixes.
New Full Size PB G4 Screen Protector
JR Hill & Co. today introduced its Full Size PowerBook G4 Screen Protector, which cover the whole area of the keyboard/trackpad, offering full protection from dirt and oils and scratches getting onto the LCD screen. The Screen Protector measures 12 3/4" x 8 3/8" and is available in Black, Burgundy, Green and Blue. It is $17.50 and comes with a lifetime warranty.
Testers needed: Rev 2, Rev 3 Beige G3s owners
Steven Bytnar is looking for a few owners of Revision 2 or Revision 3 Beige G3's that are running MacOS X 10.x to test his Grackle Probe software: "The goal of this software is to collect information related to possibly finding a software solution which allows some older Beige G3's to work reliably with 256MB SDRAM modules."
Analyst: Apple to gain market share
Analysts at AG Edwards say that "Apple is likely to gain market share on its consumer products. Apple is different, as its 'Think Different' slogan says, because its customers are 'materially uninterested' in Wintel alternatives."
Ricoh introduces new laser printer
Ricoh has introduced the AP3800C, a new laser printer that is capable of speeds up to 28 pages per minute in color and 38 ppm in black and white. The AP3800C's finishing capabilities include duplex printing, mailbox sorting, stapling and hole punching features. The new printer is priced at $4,995.
QT: most signficant contribution in 90s
Chris Fenwick, director of one of the longest-running public tech-television shows, The Computer Chronicles, says that "QuickTime is probably one of the most significant contributions made to the 90s."
Java-based technology builds interfaces
Bitmovers Maui is a Java-based technology for developing user interfaces for server-side applications. Its API allows developers to build interfaces without the need for templates and is fully object-oriented as well as event-based. he Maui supports Web, WAP, and Wireless Palm devices and Secure Sockets over HTTP, Servlet 2.2 or JServ AJP 1.2 connections, and sports a need-based caching system.
Digidesign ships free Pro Tools 5.2 update
Digidesign's professional music production software Pro Tools 5.2, now shipping, features a new DigiStudio Internet collaboration environment, is now available as a free download for registered Pro Tools 5.1 users.
Improve startup time: remove Disk check delay
Miro Software's Disk First Aid Doubler 1.0.2 removes the 2 minute delay after Mac OS 8/9 performs a disk integrity check at start-up. (PGP Screen Lock Location Manager Module allows the Location Manager control the settings for PGP Screen Lock.)
sMailing 2.0 sends personalized emails
AppMac's customized mailing utility, sMailing 2.0, adds new tags functionality, styled text message support (via conversion to HTML), a fully integrated text editor, drag & drop support, improved preview functions, new import routines, and a new interface. [Classic, Carbon]
Web Confidential 2.2.2: securely store info
Web Confidential 2.2.2 for Mac OS 8/9 is a maintenance to Alco Blom's $25 shareware utility for securely storing and organizing passwords. (Web Confidential 3.0 for Mac OS X is in development and will be released in October.)
WildPackets hosts free wireless LAN seminar
WildPackets will host a free Wireless LAN Analysis Seminar in San Francisco on September 26th. The half-day seminar will disclose the practical aspects of 802.11 engineering and discuss effective wireless LAN design and troubleshooting as well as how to measure, interpret, and prioritize the various metrics that can be obtained during site assessment using the company's 802.11b WLAN analyzer, AiroPeek (Windows-only).
REALbasic 3.5.1 is a free update to the cross-platform development environment, which improves reliability and includes enhancements to RbScript, RegEx, Rb3D, compiling for Windows, databases, the DataControl, and more. [Classic, Carbon]
Gefen ships ex-tend-it DVI-Repeater
Gefen's $400 ex-tend-it DVI-Repeater extends any DVI signal up to 150 feet using DVI cables and can be used with the ex-tend-it DVI to ADC Conversion Box to also extend any ADC monitor. It can be customized with DVI cables to extend the digital monitor or projector by 50-, 100- or 150-feet. Upcoming DVI ex-tend-it products include the DVI-Hub, capable of extending two DVI signals up to 100 feet from the computer, the DVI-Switch, a cross-platform switch for accessing two DVI-equipped computers from the same digital monitor and the DVImate, an economic solution for converting male to male DVI cables to male to female for extension capability.
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