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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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iPad Air 3, iPhone 5se sold Friday after launch?
Reverting the way products are actually released by Apple after an announcement to the way it was a decade ago, reports are circulating that new products revealed at a March announcement will go on sale the Friday immediately following the unveil. Slated to appear at a conjectural Tuesday, March 15 event are a new Apple four-inch phone with more up to date internals currently referred to as the iPhone 5se, and a new iPad Air 3 model with Smart Connector and other enhancements. http://bit.ly/1o7mqiY
Lexmark prevails in toner import appeal
Printer manufacturer Lexmark has won an appeal on the third-party US resale of its printer cartridges originally destined for markets outside North America. The appeals court ruled in a 10-2 vote in favor of Lexmark's demand to stop the sale and against Impression Products, both on the toner cartridge resale matter, as well as a related matter regarding overturning the reseller's refilling one-use cartridges and selling those in the US market. The ruling has ramifications in the tech industry, as well as the pharmaceutical and medical technology markets. Impression Products promises an appeal before the supreme court. http://reut.rs/1SLVmmG
AT&T expands BOGO promo to iPhone 6s
Beginning today, new and existing AT&T customers can purchase a new iPhone 6s and get another one free when adding a second line. Over the weekend, customers must purchase two phones through AT&T Next (one can be an existing number), and add both phones to a qualified plan. AT&T notes that "after three bill cycles or less" the account will start to receive up to $650 spread out over 30 monthly bill credits to offset the cost of the installment plan for the phone. Taxes are due at time of sale. http://soc.att.com/1SLUP4k
Google prevails in UK street mapping case
Possibly setting the stage for other court battles in the UK, a High Court fight between Google and StreetMap.EU has concluded in Google's favor. StreetMap.EU claimed that Google's dominance in the field destroyed the 20-year-old firm's business, when Google started promoting its own service in search results over the older company's -- the judge disagreed. Commercial director Kate Sutton said after the judgment that "StreetMap has been frozen in time; because of what Google did, StreetMap has not been able to properly invest in the website since 2007." An appeal is planned. http://bloom.bg/1KKhECt
TestFlight updated for iOS, watchOS
Apple on Thursday updated its developer-oriented TestFlight software to version 1.3.2 for compatibility with apps being developed for iOS 9.3 watchOS 2.2, along with the usual "stability and performance improvements." Some developers, however, are still reporting some issues loading beta apps onto the watchOS 2.2 beta. The latest beta for developers was released on Monday, and is available through the App Store or Apple's developer portal. [3.60MB] http://apple.co/1PQ64pF
CBS: No recent streaming conversations with Apple
CBS CEO Les Moonves has made remarks, casting doubt on a launch of Apple's live streaming television service. In interviews this week, the executive said regarding negotiations with Apple that "we had conversations awhile back, and we haven't had recent conversations with them," adding that "the phone is always ringing" regarding similar services, but not with Apple on the line. http://cnnmon.ie/1PptJM6
Complex date setting bug crashes 64-bit iOS device
A serious bug has been spotted with iOS devices running iOS 8 or newer, with a 64-bit processor. If a user disables auto-check time, and manually sets the date of a device back to as far as it will go, then again to January 1, 1970, and finally rebooting, the iPhone is crashed, perhaps terminally. The bug affects the iPhone 5s and newer devices, running a processor from the A7 and up. Theories abound as to the cause of the crash, but the most credible seems to be a clock set to less than an arbitrary "zero" date, causing all manners of routines relying on the time setting to fail during startup. http://bit.ly/1TV6psS