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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Cirrus creates Lightning-headphone dev kit
Apple supplier Cirrus Logic has introduced a MFi-compliant new development kit for companies interested in using Cirrus' chips to create Lightning-based headphones, which -- regardless of whether rumors about Apple dropping the analog headphone jack in its iPhone this fall -- can offer advantages to music-loving iOS device users. The kit mentions some of the advantages of an all-digital headset or headphone connector, including higher-bitrate support, a more customizable experience, and support for power and data transfer into headphone hardware. Several companies already make Lightning headphones, and Apple has supported the concept since June 2014. http://bit.ly/29giiZj
Apple Store app offers Procreate Pocket
The Apple Store app for iPhone, which periodically rewards users with free app gifts, is now offering the iPhone "Pocket" version of drawing app Procreate for those who have the free Apple Store app until July 28. Users who have redeemed the offer by navigating to the "Stores" tab of the app and swiping past the "iPhone Upgrade Program" banner to the "Procreate" banner have noted that only the limited Pocket (iPhone) version of the app is available free, even if the Apple Store app is installed and the offer redeemed on an iPad. The Pocket version currently sells for $3 on the iOS App Store. [32.4MB]
Porsche adds CarPlay to 2017 Panamera
Porsche has added a fifth model of vehicle to its CarPlay-supported lineup, announcing that the 2017 Panamera -- which will arrive in the US in January -- will include Apple's infotainment technology, and be seen on a giant 12.3-inch touchscreen as part of an all-new Porsche Communication Management system. The luxury sedan starts at $99,900 for the 4S model, and scales up to the Panamera Turbo, which sells for $146,900. Other vehicles that currently support CarPlay include the 2016 911 and the 2017 models of Macan, 718 Boxster, and 718 Cayman. The company did not mention support for Google's corresponding Android Auto in its announcement. http://bit.ly/295ZQ94
Apple employees testing wheelchair features
New features included in the forthcoming watchOS 3 are being tested by Apple retail store employees, including a new activity-tracking feature that has been designed with wheelchair users in mind. The move is slightly unusual in that, while retail employees have previously been used to test pre-release versions of OS X and iOS, this marks the first time they've been included in the otherwise developer-only watchOS betas. The company is said to have gone to great lengths to modify the activity tracker for wheelchair users, including changing the "time to stand" notification to "time to roll" and including two wheelchair-centric workout apps. http://bit.ly/2955JDa
SanDisk reveals two 256GB microSDXC cards
SanDisk has introduced two 256GB microSDXC cards. Arriving in August for $150, the Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Premium Edition card offers transfer speeds of up to 95MB/s for reading data. The Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card can read at a fast 100MB/s and write at up to 90MB/s, and will be shipping sometime in the fourth quarter for $200. http://bit.ly/294Q1If
Apple's third-quarter results due July 26
Apple has advised it will be issuing its third-quarter results on July 26, with a conference call to answer investor and analyst queries about the earnings set to take place later that day. The stream of the call will go live at 2pm PT (5pm ET) via Apple's investor site, with the results themselves expected to be released roughly 30 minutes before the call commences. Apple's guidance for the quarter put revenue at between $41 billion and $43 billion. http://apple.co/1oi1Pbm
Twitter stickers slowly roll out to users
Twitter has introduced "stickers," allowing users to add extra graphical elements to their photos before uploading them to the micro-blogging service. A library of hundreds of accessories, props, and emoji will be available to use as stickers, which can be resized, rotated, and placed anywhere on the photograph. Images with stickers will also become searchable with viewers able to select a sticker to see how others use the same graphic in their own posts. Twitter advises stickers will be rolling out to users over the next few weeks, and will work on both the mobile apps and through the browser. http://bit.ly/29bbwUE