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Stuffit Deluxe 6.5 Review
We've published a review of Stuffit Deluxe 6.5, the latest release of Aladdin Systems' compression package. The new version includes a Magic Menu for OS X and a host of other added or expanded features.
iDisk security issues discussed
OSOpinion.com discusses the security issues relating to the newly revised iDisk component included with Mac OS X 10.1. The new iDisk uses the WebDAV protocol to transmit password data, and author Kelly McNeill claims that Apple's implementation violates the standard's specificiations, making it easier for hackers to gain password access.
Reuters focuses on Office v.X
A Reuters piece on Microsoft's delivery of Office v.X notes that the Redmond giant has already begun a $6 million marketing campaign for the software package. The article also quotes Mike Connolly, group program manager for Office in Microsoft's Macintosh Business Unit as saying that "No expense has been spared," in the development of Office v.X.
Reader: follow-up on OpenGL support
Guy Broker followed up on yesterday note about OpenGL support on older machines:
"I have a Lombard PowerBook (ATI LTPro), and also experience the lack of pan & zoom in the screen saver. However, I have run a few of the open GL demos from the Developer Tools package (/Developer/Examples/GLUT) and they run fine, if a little slow. Under 10.0.4 the pan & zoom in the screen saver was pretty slow and jerky, so perhaps they have simply determined that these machines arn't powerful"
Apple posts Palo Alto Store photos
Apple has updated the Apple Store page with Palo Alto pictures.
Reader: Quake under OS X 10.1 performance
Rob Art Morgan passed along some observations running Quake under OS X 10.1:
"I upgraded my G4/800MP to 10.1 yesterday and installed the latest 1.30 b1 of Quake 3 Arena for OS X. I set s_chunksize to 2048 as Graeme Devine suggested. At 640x480, 32 bit, "Fastest" settings, I got 163 frames per second! And at 1024x768, 32 bit, all settings maxed out, I got 120 frames per second! (Graphics card: GeForce3)/ This shows the great potential for the Power Mac running 10.1. It's no wonder Graeme and other game designers are so excited about developing hot games for OS X."
Goliath 0.81 adds support for iDisk
Tom Bednarz has posted an updated version of Goliath 0.81, which adds initial support for's Apple's iDisk services as well as WebRFM bug fixes to his open-source WebDAV client.
Stimpsoft releases Halloween application
Stimpsoft has released its Halloween Dock App, which puts "a glowing Jack-O-Lantern in the dock. It works just like the old Pumpkin.app, except it only runs in the dock, not in a window. It has customizable faces and includes a template to help create your own face."
SendStory 1.04: XML editor for publishing
Softmagic has update the first of component of its Project-M cross-media publishing solution, SendStory 1.04, an easy-to-use XML editor. The component uses Apple iDisk as well as any TCP/IP networked server to send and receive the structured XML story that can be used in conjunction with a content management system for re-purposing of the data.
AliasMultiplier 2.01 opens multiple items
Angelo Scicolone's AliasMultiplier 2.0.1, a $7 shareware, is a utility that creates single aliases that can open multiple programs, documents, folders or web pages.
Apple retail store in San Diego, CA
Brian Cox writes about the opening of an Apple retail store at Fashion Valley Mall in San Diego, CA on the first floor of the mall across from Bananna Republic: "...where the WB store used to be. The entire front of the store is covered with Apple and it's huge logo 'coming soon'."
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