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.
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.
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.
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 has updated the Apple Store page with Palo Alto pictures.
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.\"
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 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.\"
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.
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.
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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Parallels Access 3.1 updated for iPad Pro
Virtualization software Parallels Access 3.1 has been updated with support for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, including Apple Pencil support. The software allows remote access to your PC or Mac from anywhere to control desktop applications from iOS or Android tablets and phones, with native touch gestures, as well as from any computer with an HTML5 web browser. Featuring three resolution choices for your mobile device ("Best for your Device," "More Space," and "Same as Computer") and 3D Touch support for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, the update also adds a new Tablet Mode in Windows 10, which makes it easier to interact without a mouse or keyboard. http://bit.ly/1OWZqjg
Hyundai brings CarPlay to more 2016 models
Along with its previously-announced support for adding CarPlay technology to the 2016 Sonata, 2017 Elantra, and 2017 Ioniq, a leaked memo to dealers has revealed that CarPlay-supporting software updates will be available today that bring the infortainment tech to the 2015 and 2016 non-hybrid Sonata models, the 2016 hybrid Sonata, the 2015 and 2016 Genesis Sedan, the 2016 Tucson, the 2017 Santa Fe, and the 2017 Ioniq. Owners can upgrade the system themselves by visiting the Hyundai website, and will need a Mac or PC with either an SD card slot or SD card reader to transfer the update to the vehicle. http://bit.ly/1YZqkqS
Google Paris HQ raided by investigators
Google's Paris headquarters has been raided by dozens of French police. The Tuesday raid was part of an ongoing investigation into possible tax-avoidance practices, stoked by widespread dissatisfaction with the way multinationals like Google are structuring their business operations. Although trading in many countries around the globe, Google reports its international sales only in tax-friendly Ireland, similar to a practice adopted by Apple. According to French law, if it completes any of its sales contracts in France and not Ireland alone, it could be in breach of its laws. Google, for its part, denies any wrongdoing, and said that it is fully compliant with French law. http://reut.rs/1Udk2T9
Apple TV extends universal search to NBC
Apple has extended its universal search function on the Apple TV to now include NBC shows in its results, provided the user has installed the NBC tvOS app. The search results can be generated either through Siri, or through the Search app, and includes support for searches by title, genre, and actor, among other queries. NBC joins CBS, more recently, among other channels including: Disney Channel; Disney Jr; Disney XD; FOXNOW; FXNOW; HBO GO; HBO NOW; Hulu; Nat Geo TV; Netflix; PBS; PBS Kids; SHOWTIME; SHOWTIME Anytime; Starz, and Watch ABC, all of which are supported by universal search. http://apple.co/25lGi5R
Comixology fires up $6 all-you-can-read service
Amazon-owned Comixology has launched an all-you-can-read comic subscription service. After a 30-day free trial, for $6 a month, subscribers can draw from a large selection of the Comixology library, minus Marvel and DC comics. For now, the service is US-only. http://bit.ly/1WMAOft
QuarkXPress 2016 now shipping
Quark is now shipping QuarkXPress 2016, the newest version of Quark's graphic design and desktop publishing software that now features near-WYSIWYG fixe HTML5 publishing as well as improved operability with InDesign and Illustrator and support for multi-Color Gradient Blends, OpenType Stylistic Sets, a Color Picker (Eyedropper tool), Touchpads for Pinch and Zoom (Mac only) and more. Users on any previous version of QuarkXPress (versions 3-10) can upgrade to version 2016 for $350, while QuarkXPress 2015 users can upgrade to 2016 for $180; new licenses are available for $850 (education licenses are available for $90). http://bit.ly/1OL23Pu
Kanex debuts GoPower USB-C for MacBooks
Kanex today introduced its GoPower USB-C, a portable power solution designed to charge a USB-C MacBook on the go along with an iPhone or iPad simultaneously. Featuring 15,000 mAh of power--capable of charging an iPhone 6s seven times or the USB-C MacBook one full time--the GoPower USB-C Portable Battery features one 3A USB-C port and one 2.4A port for other devices, priority charging detection technology and a pass-thru charging to your devices when the battery is plugged into a power source. http://bit.ly/1TKaf8z