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Agfa posts ScanWise, FotoLook scanner apps
AirPort 2.0 software updated, reposted
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: ebay auction utility
Aladdin ships localized StuffIt Deluxe 6.5.1
Aladdin today released Japanese, French and German-localized versions of StuffIt Deluxe 6.5.1, its access and compression utility.
TC Works shipping PerformanceVerb
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 offers Alchemy ATA133 RAID PCI card
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.
Golden Key 1.0.1 resolves bug, adds icons
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 helps sync iPod songs
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.
Apple to hold UK DVD authoring event
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.
Tech: Ginger, XBox, DNA-based computer
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.
Apple pulls TechNote after developer feedback
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'."
iMac recommended in PC recommendations
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."
New software token authentication application
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 posted to Apple\'s site
AppleWorks 6.2.2 is an update Apple's productivity suite and is available via the Web.
ODBC Driver software for SQL access
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.
Master Key 2.0: typing tutor application
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]
Watson 1.01: desktop Internet portal app
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: new multiservice IM client
Proteus 1.0 is an instant messaging client that supports ICQ, AIM, MSN, and Yahoo.
Dantz releases Retrospect Backup client betas
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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