Michael Schumann notes that Agfa has posted both FotoLook 3.6 and Scanwise X 2.1fc2 software for its line of scanners.
Apple has posted AirPort 2.0 v1.1 of its wireless networking software, although the changes to the software have not been noted.
eLister 1.1, a $40 auction listing utility for eBay, includes numerous bug fixes, many new features, and adds support for eBay\'s new checkout features and eBay stores. [Classic, Carbon]
Aladdin today released Japanese, French and German-localized versions of StuffIt Deluxe 6.5.1, its access and compression utility.
TC Works is shipping TC Native PerformanceVerb, a new $15 VST Reverb Plug-In for OS X, which brings TC-Quality reverb to any OS X VST recording, editing or mastering environment.
Miglia Technology has announced immediate availability of its Alchemy ATA133 RAID PCI card. The new card provides 133MB/s on each of its two channels allowing up to four separate drives to be connected inside the Mac (2 drives on the internal bus, 2 on the ATA card), as well as support for RAID 0. The Alchemy ATA133 RAID is both OS X and OS 9 compatible.
Trinfinity Software has released Golden Key 1.0.1, a minor update to its tool for unlocking multiple files in a drag-and-drop fashion. The new release fixes a bug that caused only the first file of a group of files dropped on Golden Key to be operated on (locked or unlocked), and includes a new set of icons to match different Mac stylings. [Classic, Carbon]
PodMaster 1000 is a $8 shareware iPod utility for viewing the songs on an iPod; it also displays some of the ID3 tag information, plays selected songs and can transfer them from the iPod to alternative media.
Macworld UK reports that Apple will host a DVD-authoring event, already commonplace in the United States, at the Watershed Media Centre in Bristol. The event, which kicks off at 9:30 AM, will feature in-depth sessions of DVD Studio Pro, iDVD, and Final Cut Pro.
Morning Tech News: Details of \"Ginger,\" a mysterious device that Steve Jobs said would cause the construction of cities around it, will be unveiled on Good Morning America next week; Microsoft\'s CEO Steve Ballmer is hinting at \"bigger plans\" for the XBox gaming console; Scientists in Israel have developed an ultra-small computer that lives in a test tube using molecules of DNA in a solution.
A MacNN reader notes that Apple recently posted a TechNote for developers, but later pulled after criticism and feedback from developers: \"Apple has released one of the most idiotic and revolting tech notes in their history, telling developers not to use C++, not to use resource forks, not to use file types and creators, not to do a great many things that give the Macintosh an advantage over Windows and Unix. After a couple days of constant streams of email and list messages from angry developers, Apple pulled the tech note from the web site. (Go to [Carbon Lists Archives] (name/password: archives/archives) and look for the thread on \'TN2034\'.\"
An iMac is among the list of computers to buy in David Coursey\'s holiday PC recomendations: \"An iMAC is a great choice for someone who wants a computer and hasn\'t already invested in Windows. Microsoft Office is very compatible across platforms, which makes an iMac a great choice for travel, even for Windows users.\"
CRYPTOCard today introduced Mac ST-1 soft token for OS X, which works in conjunction with CRYPTOAdmin 5.16, its strong user authentication technology that positively identifies each user attempting access by generating a unique and unpredictable one-time \'Secure Password,\' which is immediately discarded after use/ The software token technology can be issued locally or remotely, supports Mac OS 9.x or OS X, and works via LAN, remote dialup, or the Internet. The $60 application will ship on December 5 along with CRYPTOAdmin 5.1.6 (pricing starts at $2500).
AppleWorks 6.2.2 is an update Apple\'s productivity suite and is available via the Web.
August Software today released a new version of its Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) Driver, ODBC OverDRIVER 3.51. It works in concert with an ODBC Router to enable File Maker Pro 5.5 and many other Mac applications to interact with SQL database systems including MS-Access, ORACLE, SYBASE, Pick, DB/2, Rdb/VMS and others.
Jay Lichtenauer\'s $15 typing tutor application, Master Key 2.0, has an improved OS X version, more options to take advantage of Macintosh Manager networks, better performance and a few refinements. [Classic, Carbon]
Wason 1.01 is an update to the desktop application that provides easy access to Web services such as stock quotes, telephone lookup, exchange rates, recipe indexes, and movie listings.
Proteus 1.0 is an instant messaging client that supports ICQ, AIM, MSN, and Yahoo.
Dantz has posted betas of the Retrospect Backup clients for OS X v1.0427 and OS X Server v1.0.428. The betas, which expire March 30, 2002, are unsupported, unfinished software releases, which have a number of features disabled.
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Fiat Chrysler adding Siri Eyes Free
On Friday, automaker Fiat Chrysler issued a software update for selected 2013-2015 model cars to allow Siri Eyes Free, the precursor to the more fully-featured CarPlay, to be compatible with the vehicles' infotainment systems, including steering wheel control. The 2013 through 2015 model Ram 1500/2500/3500, the 2013-2015 Dodge Viper, the 2014-2015 Dodge Durango, the 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee, and the 2015 models of Dodge Challenger and Charger, Jeep Renegade, and Chrysler 200 and 300 can be upgraded through the Unconnect touchscreen, visiting the Uconnect site and entering their 17-digit Vehicle ID, then downloading the update to a USB drive. Installation can take up to 45 minutes, and can only be done while the vehicle is in park. http://bit.ly/23f0sby
Tor Myhren starts as VP of Communications
After an initial announcement in December, Apple on Friday added former Grey Group chief creative officer Tor Myhren to its leadership roster as VP of Marketing Communications, placing the well-known ad exec in charge of Apple's advertising and Internet marketing efforts, as well as having a hand in packaging design. He will report directly to CEO Tim Cook, and is replacing the retired Hiroki Asai, who left Apple after 18 years with the company. Myhren is expected to continue Apple recent push into more "lifestyle" marketing rather than product-centric ads, such as the well-remembered "I'm a Mac" campaign from last decade. http://apple.co/1Wwf0Dd
Marseilles Apple Store to open May 14
Apple has officially announced its newest retail store in France, which is to open in the southern port city of Marseilles in the Les Terrasses du Port shopping center on May 14 at 10AM local time. It will be the 19th full retail store Apple has opened in the country, or 20th if one includes the Apple Watch-only boutique at Galeries Lafayette in Paris. Apple is said to be planning a new showcase Paris store to be located on the Champs-Élysées. http://apple.co/1pP77vO
Maps adds Flyover, Suggestions locations
Apple has updated Maps to include Spotlight Suggestions for Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, allowing users to search both internally and across the web on both Mac and iOS devices for data in Spotlight. In addition, the company has added Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and Akron, Ohio to the 3D Flyover feature, offering computer-enhanced aerial views of the two areas -- and has activated real-time traffic information for Thailand, which will augment services like reminders to incorporate estimated travel times for appointments, as an example. The company recently added Nearby searches to five countries, and rolled out transit directions for Montreal in Canada and Portland, Oregon. http://apple.co/1Lh1Zel
Verizon gives last offer, issues workers ultimatum
Verizon has offered striking workers its "last, best and final offer" following 10 months of protracted negotiations with union leaders. The latest offer comes on the back of 36,000 Verizon employees taking strike action two weeks ago. The proposal includes a 7.5 percent wage rise, better benefits and voluntary retirement incentive offers. The striking workers, mainly on from its fixed line operations, have claimed that Verizon has outsourced 5,000 jobs to workers overseas and that it has been deliberately hiring low-wage, non-union contractors. Verizon recently posted revenue of $32.2 billion for the March quarter. http://cnnmon.ie/26AmwSv
CarPlay comes to Porsche 718 Cayman
Porsche has revealed that its new 718 Cayman series will be the latest vehicles in its range equipped with support for Apple CarPlay. The new Porsche models joins the recently announced 718 Boxster, the 2017 Macans and the 2016 model of the 911 in offering support for Apple's iOS in the car interface. Both are fitted standard with an eight speaker sound system and the Porsche Communications Management (PCM) system. The entry-level Cayman starts at $53,9000, while the faster S variant starts from $66,300. Although already on sale, the won't reach US dealers until late November. http://prn.to/1Tj1EW7
Macphun offers free Photos filters
Image editing software maker Macphun are offering a free set of up to 30 photo filter effects to extend the range of filter options available to users of Apple's Photos app for OS X, which replaced the previous iPhoto program. The first 15 filters are available after installing the software, and includes filters such as "Ancient Canvas" and "Twilight," while users who sign up for the Macphun newsletter will unlock the other 15 effects. The extension integrates directly into Photos, and include sliders for finer control of the effects and a masking brush. http://bit.ly/1VEgQD6