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Utility graphically displays RAM usage
Matt Neuburg has released MemoryStick 0.2, a utility that graphically displays RAM usage under Mac OS X. The update includes interface enhancements and better tooltip information.
AppleScript enhances Terminal usability
Blue Globe Software has released a free AppleScript entitled Terminal Window Here, which provides a simple way to open a Terminal window and automatically change the directory to any folder under Mac OS X. "Users of Microsoft operating systems will recognize this feature as similar to the "Command Prompt Here" Windows add-on."
BrainForest 1.1 provides Mac OS X support
Aportis Technologies Corp. has announced BrainForest Professional Edition 1.1, its "award-winning" action item organizer. Along with Mac OS X compatibility, other enhancements include expanded Note editing capabilities, printing features, keystroke shortcuts and commands, along with interface changes. Pricing is $10 for previously registered users and $40 for new users.
Otto Matic 1.0.2 fixes minor bugs
Pangea Software's adventure/role-playing game Otto Matic 1.02 fixes a minor glitch on the 4th level of the game as well as a problem where characters Tractor and Otto could go through fences on Level 1. The game developer has also made minor changes per user feedback.
Mail Forward 2.0 adds new forwarding options
Mail Forward 2.0 is a shareware ($12) e-mail forwarding application for Microsoft Hotmail and standard POP mail accounts. Version 2.0 includes an option to automatically forward mail after a specified time interval, an option to leave mail on the server after it has been forwarded, and includes a new User Name field as well as support for SMTP login authentication.
FruitMenu 1.0 customizes Apple menu in OS X
Unsanity today released FruitMenu 1.0, a $7 shareware OS X utility that adds the ability to customize and enhance the Apple Menu in OS X.
Palm Desktop 4.0b brings OS X support
Earlier today Palm posted a private preview beta of Palm Desktop Software 4.0b, which brings OS X compatibility and also provides improved data compatibility, better synchronization, support for vCard and vCal, private record designation, multiple language support (English, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Spanish), and a new dock menu. The software was only intended for internal Palm employees, but download information surfaced to the public.
Watson 1.04 provides simplified access to Web
Watson 1.04 is an update to the utilty that provides direct access to many Web services via a simplified application interface. A public beta of a package tracking service module is also available to registered users.
Mac version of Morpheus coming in 2002
MusicCity, makers of the highly popular Morpheus file-swapping system, says it plans to deliver a Macintosh verion of the software in 2002 that will also include the ability to tap into Gnutella-based networks. The developer is currently projecting a Spring release.
Motorola files to sell $2 billion in stock
Motorola, Apple's supplier of PowerPC processors who said it would cut more than 9,400 jobs, has filed to sell up to $2 billion in debt securities, common and preferred stock and other securities. The company says it will sell the securities, as needed, to raise capital for general corporate expenses.
Can Combine Icons 2.0: icon creation tool
The $5 shareware icon creation tool, Can Combine Icons 2.0, adds new features that ease on-the-fly icon creation as well as a new Library that "offers functionality previously only available in more expensive and complex software at a very affordable price."
Zingg! 1.0 launches apps via contextual menu
Rainer Brockerhoff has released Zingg! 1.0, a fast launch contextual menu for the OS X Finder. The freeware utility displays a list of all applications that claim to open the selected file.
MP3 Alarm Clock 2.2 gets random playlists
Sugar Cube Software has released MP3 Alarm Clock 2.2. New features include random playlists, gradually increasing volume, decreasing snooze time, bug fixes, and other enhancements.
Public beta of Live 1.1b for OS X
Andrew Burgess writes "Ableton AG has posted an OS X public beta on its site of Live 1.1b, the audio sequencer. It is quite stable on a 400mhz G4 Powerbook, the software expires after 10 days unless you are a registered user of Live for Mac OS 9/Windows then it does not expire."
Tech: Web stats, IT spending, Sony games
Morning tech news: Jupiter Media Matrix has released its November 2001 rankings, stating that America Online, Microsoft, and Yahoo! are still the most highly trafficked web properties; A new study reveals that IT spending dropped even lower than expected in 2001, and a rebound is not expected in 2002; Games for Sony's entertainment consoles outsold games for its two major competitors combined.
Steve Jobs nets $1 salary in 2001
Steve Jobs once again took home a $1 salary in 2001, as Apple disclosed in its annual securities filing. Meanwhile, Apple CFO Fred Anderson took home just over $650,000 in base salary, while Senior Software Engineer Avadis Tevanian and Senior hardware engineer Jonathan Rubinstein each took home just over $450,000.
Apple to lose money on retail stores
Apple has disclosed in a filing with the Securities and Exchange commission that it expects to lose a "small" amount of money on its retail store outfit, which has increased steadily in size to 27 stores over the past year. The company blamed the economic effects of September 11th's attacks for the shortfall.
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