Dennis Murphy has posted some photos of the Apple\'s Tice\'s Corner grand opening, which took place today.
Confirming receipt of his iDVD 2 upgrade today, Stephen Alison notes the application only runs on hardware equipped with a \"SuperDrive\": \"I received my iDVD 2 upgrade today (on a Saturday @ 6PM via FedEx Ground). I have a Dual 800, but immediately set about installing it on my PowerBook G4. It installed about 1.1GB of data on my drive. I launched it with great anticipation, only to find that it won\'t launch on my PowerBook because it can\'t find a SuperDrive (or as it stated it, \"the required hardware.\') This is a disappointment, as I had hoped to be able to do DVD designing anywhere, then transfer my files to the PowerMac to perform the actual burn. I\'m sure that there are others who will be disappointed in this as well.\"
Apple has issued a statement about the iTunes 2 installer problems, noted here this morning, and has also released a new version, iTunes 2.0.1, for Mac OS X users [story updated]: Apple has identified an installer issue with iTunes 2.0 for Mac OS X that affects a limited number of systems running Mac OS X with multiple volumes (drives or partitions) mounted. For those systems, running the iTunes 2.0 installer can result in loss of user data. While this error is highly unlikely to affect most users, Apple strongly advises that anyone who has downloaded the 2.0 version of iTunes for Mac OS X, as well as anyone who has a beta version of iTunes 2.0 for Mac OS X, immediately remove the iTunes.pkg installer file from their system. A new version that corrects this issue, iTunes 2.0.1 for Mac OS X, is now available from this page. Users who have already installed iTunes 2.0 without incident do not need to reinstall iTunes 2.0.1, but they should still immediately remove the 2.0 installer file from their system. This issue does not affect users of iTunes 2.0 for Mac OS 9.
A MacNN reader has posted photos and a movie of Apple\'s Kenwood retail store opening.
Some interesting threads in our forums include: a new Platinum-based theme for Mac OS X; a rather ironic thread on poor window resizing in Windows XP; Adium 1.3, a Cocoa-based third-party AIM client; a thread comparing Windows XP to Mac OS X; and a thread comparing the new PowerBook G4 667 to the older PowerBook G4 500.
Chris Gervais writes about an interesting file found in the iTunes 2 package: If you look inside the iTunes 2.0 package, you\'ll see in the Resources folder a file named \"iTunes-wma.icns.\" Could this indicate upcoming support for Microsoft\'s Windows Media format for iTunes? Maybe Apple is planning on supporting WMA on Mac OS X and doing a flash upgrade to the iPod\'s firmware in preparation for Windows support with iPod (and possibly iTunes).
Several readers note the disappearance of the iTunes 2 for OS X: \"I thought you guys might want to know that the Mac OS X version of iTunes was pulled rather recently (within the last half-hour, 11:15am PST). There must have been problems with it or something. Check it out for yourselves: Only the Mac OS 9 version is available.\" (The Mac OS X version is listed as \"coming soon\"). Meanwhile, a thread in our forums discusses some of the OS X version installation problems encountered by users, including the loss of data. Read on for some important information we\'ve compiled regarding installation of iTunes 2 under Mac OS X.
Rocke Woelk notes that Apple\'s Newport Beach, CA, Fashion Island store will open November 10th.
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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