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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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Google prevails in UK street mapping case
Possibly setting the stage for other court battles in the UK, a High Court fight between Google and StreetMap.EU has concluded in Google's favor. StreetMap.EU claimed that Google's dominance in the field destroyed the 20-year-old firm's business, when Google started promoting its own service in search results over the older company's -- the judge disagreed. Commercial director Kate Sutton said after the judgment that "StreetMap has been frozen in time; because of what Google did, StreetMap has not been able to properly invest in the website since 2007." An appeal is planned. http://bloom.bg/1KKhECt
TestFlight updated for iOS, watchOS
Apple on Thursday updated its developer-oriented TestFlight software to version 1.3.2 for compatibility with apps being developed for iOS 9.3 watchOS 2.2, along with the usual "stability and performance improvements." Some developers, however, are still reporting some issues loading beta apps onto the watchOS 2.2 beta. The latest beta for developers was released on Monday, and is available through the App Store or Apple's developer portal. [3.60MB] http://apple.co/1PQ64pF
CBS: No recent streaming conversations with Apple
CBS CEO Les Moonves has made remarks, casting doubt on a launch of Apple's live streaming television service. In interviews this week, the executive said regarding negotiations with Apple that "we had conversations awhile back, and we haven't had recent conversations with them," adding that "the phone is always ringing" regarding similar services, but not with Apple on the line. http://cnnmon.ie/1PptJM6
Complex date setting bug crashes 64-bit iOS device
A serious bug has been spotted with iOS devices running iOS 8 or newer, with a 64-bit processor. If a user disables auto-check time, and manually sets the date of a device back to as far as it will go, then again to January 1, 1970, and finally rebooting, the iPhone is crashed, perhaps terminally. The bug affects the iPhone 5s and newer devices, running a processor from the A7 and up. Theories abound as to the cause of the crash, but the most credible seems to be a clock set to less than an arbitrary "zero" date, causing all manners of routines relying on the time setting to fail during startup. http://bit.ly/1TV6psS
Weber buys iDevices' iGrill, Kitchen Thermometer
Cooking gear manufacturer Weber is purchasing iOS accessory manufacturer iDevices iGrill and Kitchen Thermometer lines. As part of the purchase, Weber is working in parallel with iDevices to roll out a new version of the products, and associated apps, this spring. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. CEO of iDevices Chris Allen said that the transition will allow the company to "focus even more heavily on becoming a leader in the home automation market." http://bit.ly/1PFk3uZ
Vevo music video app launched for Apple TV
Vevo today announced its new native tvOS app for the fourth generation Apple TV. The new app allows users Siri Remote navigation for discovery of top videos by genre, or to search for individual artists and videos. Playlists generated on another device sync between all the iterations of the app. http://apple.co/1PFhxEU
HydraDock team unveils USB 3.1 Type C Roadie
KickShark, the team that brought the HydraDock desktop USB-C dock to market, has launched a Kickstarter project for The Roadie -- a USB 3.1 Type C standard-compliant pocket hub for the 12 inch Apple MacBook and other compatible devices. The Roadie occupies the same footprint on a desk as a credit card, with a short USB-C male cable on one end for connecting to a 12 inch MacBook, and a female USB-C port on the other end for plugging in a MacBook power adapter. One side has an RJ45 jack for gigabit Ethernet, and an HDCP-compliant HDMI jack that handles up to 4K displays. KickShark promises shipment of all products within four weeks of campaign completion. The "early bird" offer for the hub is a $69 commitment, with a $79 commitment for a Roadie after 500 backers have pledged. http://kck.st/1o6knw5