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Apple Computer, Inc. opened its newest store in Tampa, Fl on Saturday, September 15. We have the full story and photos from the opening.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.\"
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 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.
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.\"
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\'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.
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.)
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 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 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\'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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Google starting phase-out of Flash ads
Search engine and advertising giant Google will shortly no longer accept Adobe Flash-created ads for its AdWords network. Starting June 30, ads in the once-ubiquitous format will no longer be accepted. Additionally, after January 2, 2017, the network will no longer serve Flash-based advertisements, and the network will be completely HTML 5 based. http://bit.ly/1PNx1uc
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