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Entourage Email Archive 1.6 is a simple and fast utility for archiving emails and attachments you have received or sent using Microsoft Entourage in one of three ways: Archive email and/or attachments in the Finder, export or append email in a text file, and export or append email in tab-text format.
Pejvan Beigui has created new 13-page SMB Networking guide explaining and reviewing the different ways (and available applications) to share files with SMB servers, such as the standardWindows file sharing and the Samba server of linux. The DivX Guide 1.3.1 also includes new links and information about the latest tools for viewing DivX on OS X, including the release of DivOSXTool 1.2, and ConvertToQT 1.1bm DivOS X 1.1.4, EasyDivx 1.x, DivX 4.x codecs, DivOS X 1.1.6 (a new GUI Avi2Mov tool). [SMB link updated]
HyperGames Centre 3.3 is a \"multimedia application, jam-packed with more than 110 exciting games and useful utilities. Creative games include an acclaimed Pong clone, a Pac-Man clone, animations, music makers, mathematical puzzles, educational quizzes, clocks and calendars, a periodic table game, and much much more.\"
Graphisoft has released ArchiCAD 7.0r2, an OS X 10.1 compatible version of the company\'s flagship CAD software for architects. It supports floor plans, sections and elevations, 3D models, and bills of materials as well as integrated, dynamic changes that flow through system.
CSM Maker 1.5, from Rage Software, allows can create Control Strip Modules to launch any application without any programming. Version 1.5, a complete rewrite, now only offers a a simple drag & drop interface for creating CSM. It is free for personal use, but requires a license to distribute/bundle CSMs created with the utility.
Quitling 2.0, a new incarnation of the $10 shareware application switcher and process killer for OS X. It is (again) invoked from the menubar (previously in the dock), has all-new settings system and adds a host of other features.
Lucasfilm and Apple today released its anticipated trailer for Star Wars Episode II, \"Breathing\". Users register in the Member Services area for starwars.com to view the 60-second trailer. It is only available in QuickTime, and while the trailer is available in three different sizes, the largest broadband version requires QuickTime 5 Pro.
Adobe is now shipping Illustrator 10, its industry-standard vector graphics software. It offers support for symbols, object-based slicing, dynamic data-driven graphics, and OS X. The $400 application is available as a $150 upgrade.
Motorola has released the latest v0.6 update to its PowerPC 8500, the \"G5\", processor that boosts AltiVec performance (although it is not yet at G4-performance levels) and delivers consistent 1GHz and faster clock speeds, including a few CPU samples as fast as 2.4GHz and a \"considerable number operating at 1.6GHz.
Key3Media Group has announced the creation of seven technology/content zones for the upcoming Comdex Fall 2001 conference. The zones target IT Managers, Developers, Business Managers, Web Professionals, Small Business Executives, Technology Vendors and Channel Professionals in separate floor spaces. Comdex Fall 2001 is scheduled to run November 12-16, 2001 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
An ex-Apple employee has brought a $40 million lawsuit against the company for racial discrimination.
Sony today introduced a \"stylish\" ultra-slim portable CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo drive, which is available with both PC Card and USB 2.0 interfaces. The $330 drive supports a 20X maximum write speed, has an 8MB buffer, and includes Sony\'s Power-Burn technology for preventing buffer under-run and writing errors due to mechanical shocks. Additionally, the USB 2.0 version includes Mac software such as B\'s Recorder Gold, Dantz Retrospect Express, ArcSoft PhotoBase (manage/share media collections), PhotoStudio 2000 for image editing, and VideoImpression for creating and editing videos. The PC card version is expected to ship this month (with an additional $30 mail-in rebate), while the USB 2.0 version will ship next month.
ShadowKiller 1.1 is a minor update to the freeware OS X \"haxie\" that \"removes window and menu shadows in MacOS X. This changes the look of MacOS X completely, and speeds up its operation for slower Macs (such as G3).\"
Miglia Technology is now shipping its AlchemyATA133 as well as a Version 2. 0 firmware upgrade that allows Alchemy ATA100 card owners to update it to the ATA133 specification. The new Alchemy ATA133 card offers 133MB/s available bandwidth for data transfer and will also support hard drives that are over 137GB. The company also promises to make a free utility available for pre-G3 PowerMacs that will \"enhance the audio and video playback on these machines when using the Alchemy ATA products. \"
iEvents 1.3, a $20 shareware utility that generates custom calendars, features improved HTML output for single month calendar sites, improved Type 1 Style selection preview, improved Graphite Style, and fixes a few bugs. YENCO.COM has also released new Ruby, Snow, Indigo, and Titanium Styles.
Orange Micro is now shipping its $60 OrangeUSB 2.0 Hub. The 5-port is fully \"backward compatible\" with all existing USB products, ships with an AC power adapter, and will be available in large quantities by mid-November.
JacobQL has released SmartLaunch 1.2, a freeware utilty that offers keyboard-based launching of applications: \"If you type part of the name of the application a list will show all applications on your local hard drives with names containing the text you\'ve written.\" [site temporarily unavailable]
Weblet Shopping for Lasso and CDML are petite collections of format files and databases to get you started building your own system. Weblet Shopping provides a full-featured, web based shopping cart that you can use all by itself, merge with your existing solution, or modify. It includes everything needed to publish a product database using a web shopping cart.
Late last week, HP posted new OS X drivers for its inkjet printers. HP Deskjet 1.2 includes its HP DeskJet 800 (USB), 900, 1125, 1200, cp1160, and cp1700 printers.
Memora Server is described as \"the first\" Personal Server software for OS X, offering the ability to access pictures, movies and music through any browser on the Internet. The $150 application offers individual, password-protected access to \"as much (or as little) of their content as they [users] like.\"
Trygve Inda has released an update to his shareware ($20) world-time and mapping tool, Time Palette Classic 4.1.1. The maintenance release slightly improves performance when running in the background and relaxes restrictions in the trial version.
InsideScan 1.5.2 is an image management plug-in that lets you handle your images in a FileMaker Pro database. It offers direct scanner/video acquisition via TWAIN plug-ins, export/import routines supporting a variety of formats (including batch processing), drawing tools, thumbnail generation, and access to image information.
Frédéric Miserey reports receiving shipment notification of his iPod order from the Apple Store: \"But no power supply yet. The weird thing is that they ship my second order first (I ordered one iPod on 10/24, then an other one with developer discount on 10/25)\"
Morning tech news: Microsoft has acknowledged that its \"Passport\" technology has a serious design flaw that could have allowed hackers to steal credit card numbers and personal information; Palm has regained the lead in handheld device revenues over Compaq; and the proposed DOJ-Microsoft settlement was \"hurried\" in an effort to beat the court-imposed deadline for a settlement proposal.
Sharp has announced two new professional LCD data monitors, the $400 Sharp LL-T15V1, a 15.0\" XGA (1024 x 768) analog monitor, and the $1,100 Sharp LL-T1811W, a high-end 18.1\" SXGA (1280 x 1024) dual-video input analog/digital DVI monitor. Both include a USB hub, high-contrast and bright screens, a 3-year warranty, and standard VESA compliant mount options.
FileMaker is now shipping the worldwide English version of FileMaker Pro 5.5 Unlimited, which offers an unlimited number of Webconnections to FileMaker databases published on the Web. It also offers an improved FileMaker Pro Web Companion for publishing databases instantly to an intranet or the Internet, and a Java-based FileMaker Web Server Connector for improved performance, load balancing and better data security.
Evergreen today announced new fireLINE 1394 Hardware Networking Bundles and new USB 2.0-based peripherals.
The new interactive video authoring application, VideoClix, offers the ability to add interactivity to \'Video Objects\', allowing viewers to receive \"feedback by clicking on actual items in the video, purchasing the products, playing along in game shows or voting without even having to stop the stream.\" The $650 QuickTime-based application also provdes consumer behavior and vital marketing data and supports Mpeg1, AVI, Flash, DV, and other QuickTime formats.
The International Herald Tribune is soliciting answers from Apple enthusiasts to the \"Why Buy a Mac?\" question, after the author was unable to get a satisfying response from Apple.
Eridanus today released Archer 2.0, an update to the free multimedia player for OS X that includes the ability to delete images from the slide show or hard drive as well improved navigation commands for international users.
AdobePS 8.73 is an update to Adobe\'s Postscript printer driver described as a \"maintenance release that provides fixes for bugs reported in previous versions of the driver.\"
iReplace 1.0 is a $13 shareware for advanced search and replace designed primarily for web documents: \"[it] can specify multiple items to find and replace or just to search for those items [and] allows you to select special characters (such as ) and will replace those with the html equal for those items. [Classic, Carbon]
4D, Inc has announced a special $300 pricing on WebSTAR V for all OS X Server 1.x and OS X Server 10.x users. The license special includes updates and support for one year, with additional support and updates provided for a membership rate of $179 per year. The company says that unrenewed licenses will not expire, however they also will not accept important updates, including a forthcoming update, which it says is already under development, and will \"include performance tuning, additional language localization and much more.\"
ChessWorks 3.0, a free multiplayer chess game from Ekim software, is playable over the internet or a LAN. Version 3, developed \"from the ground up,\" offers more features and improved stability, including game clocks, more customization, full PGN support, resizable graphics, and much more. [Classic, Carbon]
Tomasz Kukielka has posted Cyclone 1.5, a new version of freeware text converter based on Apple Text Encoding Converter engine. Version 1.5 adds support for explicit setting of line breaks and is now packaged as a bundle for OS X and includes new OS X icons. [Classic, Carbon]
Can Combine Icons 1.1 is a $5 shareware utility that merges icons into user-selected patterns and can \"be used to create custom folder icons for programs, to design icon sets or to spice up the desktop.\"
Tadd Torborg has posted photos of the Tice\'s Corner Apple Store Grand Opening over the weekend. Meanwhile, Paul Worthington has posted some early photos of another location: \"A new upscale outdoor mall--they call it a \"lifestyle center\"-- called Aspen Grove is opening in Littleton.
Apple has released official data recovery instructions for iTunes 2 installer issue, noted here over the weekend. The corrupt installer, replaced by a new iTunes 2.01 installer for OS X, was available on Apple\'s site from 7:30 pm PT on November 2 until 11:30 am PT on November 3.
Pixel Mountain Desktop Pictures has five new pictures: four mountain lake scenes and one photograph of Alcatraz Island. Each is available in five screen sizes. In the following weeks, over 25 new pictures will be added as well.
CTM Development has released the first public beta of PowerMail 3.1b1, its $50 e-mail application. It has over 20 new features including the reinstituted support for the IMAP 4 rev1 protocol as well as AppleScript improvements and full support for Mac OS X 10.1 Both English and French user-interfaces are also included and selected automatically based on the operating system language.
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Sonos now works with Apple Music
Wireless music system manufacturer Sonos has announced that its systems worldwide will gain compatibility for streaming the paid Apple Music subscription service starting today, February 10. "Music fans worldwide will have access to Apple Music features like For You, New, Radio, and My Music, and will also be able to stream the entire Apple Music catalog through Sonos smart speakers tuned for great sound in every room of their homes," the company said in an email to journalists. Apple Music's streaming service costs $10 per month, with a free three-month trial. http://bit.ly/1Wdi2Ko
Apple want ads hint at future Watch faces
An Apple job listing for a dedicated clock face team may suggest future fashion-brand partnerships, possibly in time for the updated watchOS updates that are likely to be revealed at this spring's Worldwide Developer Conference. Since the introduction of watchOS 2, there has only been four new watch faces, but three of them were left over from the first release, with only one truly new one -- the co-branded HermÃ©s face exclusive to that edition. There is a rumored March 15 event, but if that takes place it will likely focus on new band options as regards the Apple Watch. http://apple.co/1O1TbTI
Microsoft may end Office Support Professional prog
Microsoft appears to be either ending or seriously revamping its "Accredited Support Professional Program" for training on Microsoft Office for Mac and iOS it has offered at MacTech conferences since 2013. The program is not on offer at the upcoming MacTech tour, which begins on March 16 in San Francisco and includes a number of other cities. Microsoft has released a statement that it is "evaluating options for 2016, but don't have anything to share at this time." http://bit.ly/1KDz3MQ
Office for Mac v15.18 released
Microsoft has issued an update for the Mac version of its productivity suite, Office 2016. The v15.18 update offers improvements for all of the included apps, such as bringing full screen support to Outlook and allowing Word to save PDF files to flash drives. In addition, a new selection pane has been added to PowerPoint and Excel for keeping track of objects, and shapes can now be added to OneNote notebook pages. The update is free for all users, but requires a Mac running OS X 10.10 or later and a valid Microsoft Office 365 subscription. http://bit.ly/1Q7pAzW
Apple to open new south Florida mall store
According to real estate trade papers in south Florida, Apple has signed a lease for a new retail space in Miami, at the forthcoming Brickell City Centre (yes, the UK spelling is used) open-air mall, which is set to open later this year. The center will feature a five-story shopping area, condominiums, a hotel and office buildings, along with a "climate ribbon" in the shopping area to keep visitors cool, eschewing traditional air conditioning. The exact location of the Apple Store within the plan is not yet clear, but the destination already boasts 75 confirmed stores. http://bit.ly/1Q7n7Wd
Filemaker provides free custom app guide
FileMaker announced today the release of the first in a three-part series of free how-to guides that will lead teams through the process of building a custom app using the FileMaker Platform. FileMaker's new how-to guides provide a step-by-step process that starts with a planning cycle covering goals, requirements, functionality and usability, and run all the way through identifying user scenarios, defining requirements, addressing integration, providing security, and deployment of the final product. http://bit.ly/1o08wQh
OCZ Trion 150 SSD shifts to 15nm TLC NAND
SSD manufacturer OCZ has updated its entry-level 2.5-inch Trion 100 SSD. The new Trion 150 has similar performance to the now replaced model, and now utilizes 15nm TLC NAND. Sequential read speeds top out at 550MB/S, with 4KB random write speeds running from 25K IOPS in the 120GB model, to 64K IOPS in the 960GB version of the drive. Endurance is limited to 30TB in the 120GB, and peaks at 240TB in the 960GB version. Retail prices vary between $46 for 120GB, to $270 for the 960GB version. http://bit.ly/1nVmlyL