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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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Apple to open R&D center in India
A new report says that Apple will be opening a new technology center in Hyderabad, India, helping to boost the city's growing reputation as a tech center. The facility would operate within the WaveRock facility, and create 4,500 new jobs at a cost of around $25 million. In 2015, India surpassed the $1 billion in yearly sales milestone, and Apple has recently received permission to open retail stores in the country under its own control, an exception to rules that usually block foreign ownership. http://zd.net/1SMBVu4
Google killing Picasa starting May 1
Google Photos head Anil Sabharwal confirmed in a blog post today that the search engine giant will be shutting down acquisition Picasa. Support and downloads for the desktop application will terminate on March 15 with the application continuing to work for the time being. The transition to Google Photos truly commences on May 1, with deprecation of some Picasa API calls happening shortly thereafter. Users that have Google Photos access will find their photos already migrated. A mass-download tool for users not wishing to use Google Photos will be available sometime after May 1. http://bit.ly/1SmV2KH
Rogue Amoeba Piezo updated, departing App Store
In order to continue working on audio capture tool Piezo, developer Rogue Amoeba has simultaneously updated the app to version 1.5, and announced that it will pull version 1.2.6 from the Mac App Store. Customers who own the Mac App Store version have a one-time migration process to the Rogue Amoeba-served version. The company notes that the sandboxing restriction placed on Mac App Store versions "effectively stopped our ability to upgrade Piezo in any meaningful way." [8.80MB] http://bit.ly/1PIjz7l
FCC spectrum auction will happen without Google
After throwing its hat in earlier, Google (and associated companies) has declared that it is not participating in this year's FCC spectrum auction. A company spokeswoman said of the auction that "like all those interested in improved connectivity and equitable access, we'll be following the upcoming spectrum auction closely. That said, we have not filed to participate." http://on.recode.net/1oy5LWk
iPad Air 3, iPhone 5se sold Friday after launch?
Reverting the way products are actually released by Apple after an announcement to the way it was a decade ago, reports are circulating that new products revealed at a March announcement will go on sale the Friday immediately following the unveil. Slated to appear at a conjectural Tuesday, March 15 event are a new Apple four-inch phone with more up to date internals currently referred to as the iPhone 5se, and a new iPad Air 3 model with Smart Connector and other enhancements. http://bit.ly/1o7mqiY
Lexmark prevails in toner import appeal
Printer manufacturer Lexmark has won an appeal on the third-party US resale of its printer cartridges originally destined for markets outside North America. The appeals court ruled in a 10-2 vote in favor of Lexmark's demand to stop the sale and against Impression Products, both on the toner cartridge resale matter, as well as a related matter regarding overturning the reseller's refilling one-use cartridges and selling those in the US market. The ruling has ramifications in the tech industry, as well as the pharmaceutical and medical technology markets. Impression Products promises an appeal before the supreme court. http://reut.rs/1SLVmmG
AT&T expands BOGO promo to iPhone 6s
Beginning today, new and existing AT&T customers can purchase a new iPhone 6s and get another one free when adding a second line. Over the weekend, customers must purchase two phones through AT&T Next (one can be an existing number), and add both phones to a qualified plan. AT&T notes that "after three bill cycles or less" the account will start to receive up to $650 spread out over 30 monthly bill credits to offset the cost of the installment plan for the phone. Taxes are due at time of sale. http://soc.att.com/1SLUP4k