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Deneba ships Canvas 8 Professional Edition
Deneba announced today the release of Canvas 8 Professional Edition for Classic and OS X. The illustration application integrates photo editing, page layout, presentation, and Web graphics editing. New features includes vector and raster Sequence recording and support for AppleScript, ColorSync, and QuickTime as well as customizable Web image slicing and direct Flash and PDF export.
PocketNotes 1.01: outlining, notepad for OS X
Pocket Software has released French, German and Italian versions of PocketNotes 1.01 for OS X, its flexible notepad application for outlining and planning.
Apple complies w/Germantown signage ordinance
The Memhpis Flyer has a discussion on Apple's lobbying efforts to work around a local ordinance that prevented it from using an internally lit Apple logo outside its soon-to-be-opened Germantown retail store.
Truth be told, Apple should have done their homework. Among the things proscribed by the ordinance, of course, are signs that are lit from within. That's why Germantown's shops and markets lack that blinding fluorescent glare that the rest of Shelby County enjoys each evening. We are a no-neon grove out here. We are subdued, tasteful, and restrained.
eTrans 1.0.0b6 offers 4D credit card services
Deep Sky has announced the release of the second public beta of eTrans 1.0.0b6, its 4th Dimension component which can be used to build credit card authorization services into 4D databases. The new beta adds support for WorldPay as a payment gateway as well as multi-currency support via PlanetPayment and WorldPay. Licensing is $200 for the first year (and $100 for renewals).
eLister 1.0: new 4th gen auction utility
Black Magik's eLister 1.0 is a fourth-generation auction listing utility ($40) for use with the eBay online auction, offering new built-in auction submission, editable templates to customize auction of looks, a customizable Favorites menu, support for and automatic placement of multiple images, and automatic category synchronization.
Macworld Tokyo 2002 changes dates, location
Lynn Fredricks that Apple and IDG have rescheduled Macworld Tokyo 2002 from its traditional February date to late March (21st-23rd) and its location to the Tokyo Big Site convention center, which he says could be detrimental for the conference because of "much higher" air/ground transportation and hotels costs due to Spring Break travel:
"Those of you who frequent the floor and sit down with local vendors know that over the last few years, the number of local vendors and distributors have lessened or cut back on their presense. MacWorld Tokyo's attendance numbers have not only lost "headcount" but also the type of "head" has changed from the Macintosh professional to those who visit because they got tickets for free or cheap and need to burn off a Saturday afternoon (Ever see those guys selling tickets down by the subway station?). Rather than improve the image of the show, IDG Japan, and I assume Apple Japan, have elected to make matters worse."
Infoworld: OS X scores points for IT managers
Infoworld's review of OS X asseses the merits of it as a "low-end alternative" in corporate environments, but notes "Along with the wimpy directory service, scalability is another weak spot for Mac OS X Server; because Apple doesn't offer any enterprise-class servers, this may be a moot point."
Divx \"How-to\" for OS X in PDF format
Pejvan Beigu has created a "How-to Guide" [250KB] explaining how to get Divx movies working on MacOS X 10.1 with "high quality sound and full screen playback."
Apple Store Westfarms to open within 2 wks
Phillip Dudas followed-up on the opening of the Apple Store Westfarms (Farmington, CT): "I have called Westfarms Mall Management office to inquire about the opening of the Apple Store in the Farmington, CT mall. The representative told me the store would open within the next two weeks."
OSOpinion praises Mac OS X
OSOpinion.com has published an article entitled "Ten Reasons To Love Mac OS X." Author Kelly McNeill writes "The bottom line is that OS X comes out on top of its competitors with its astounding choice of applications and platforms. There's only one OS that allows you to simultaneously run and use software such as Excel, MySQL, GIMP, Photoshop, iMovie and iTunes, and play a DVD."
Handspring to unveil new PDAs
Handspring plans to unveil two new wireless PDAs that incorporate both cell phone and organizer functionality. The new handhelds include the Treo k180, which has a tiny keyboard, and the Treo g180, which uses Graffiti handwriting recognition for text input. Both will cost around $400.
TheStreet: iMovie will satisfy amateurs
TheStreet.com's review of iMovie says that "Apple's advertising campaign is oddly compelling: Not because you've always wanted to elope to a tropical isle and don't know how to break it to your parents, but because we've all had the urge to climb into the director's chair. iMovie is your beginner's course."
New Apple Stores in Chandler, Phoenix
The latest Arizona Central Computing column talks about two Apple stores opening in Arizona: at the Chandler Fashion Center and Biltmore Fashion Park in Phoenix and Apple's solicitation for help at its Biltmore Fashion Park store: "Although Apple hasn't informed the media about the date either store will open, my bet is the Chandler store opening will occur when the Chandler Fashion Center has its official opening Friday, October 19th."
CADintosh 4.1.1: 2D-CAD for technical drawing
Both Carbon and Classic versions of CADintosh 4.1.1 are available from Lemke Software. The 2D-CAD program for technical and architectural drawings fixes a bug as well as improves Carbon relliability, DXF import, and IGES detection. [Classic, Carbon]
Australia Tax Office looking for Mac users
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) in conjunction with AUSOM, Australia's Apple Macintosh User Group, are soliciting interest from Mac users who would like to prepare their Tax Return on the Macintosh: "The ATO only support Windows systems, but apparently if they get enough interest from Macintosh users, they will develop a Macintosh version."
Slack ToDo Lists 1.1 adds repeating elements
Mindlube Software's Slacker ToDo Lists 1.1 brings several bug fixes, user interface enhancements, and new repeating "todo" items to the native Cocoa application for tracking tasks.
MacNN Updates Site Design
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